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Our popular name data come from applications for Social Security cards. The table below shows the number of applicants for a Social Security card by year of birth and sex. The number of such applicants is restricted to U. S. births where the year of birth, sex, State of birth (50 States and District of Columbia) are known, and where the given name is at least 2 characters long.

Number of Social Security card holders born
in the U. S. by year of birth and sex
Year of
birth
Male Female Total
1880 118,40097,605216,005
1881 108,28598,857207,142
1882 122,032115,698237,730
1883 112,481120,065232,546
1884 122,742137,588260,330
1885 115,948141,950257,898
1886 119,042153,738272,780
1887 109,314155,423264,737
1888 129,911189,450319,361
1889 119,038189,219308,257
1890 119,701201,663321,364
1891 109,271196,567305,838
1892 131,455224,921356,376
1893 121,040225,235346,275
1894 124,898235,972360,870
1895 126,646247,111373,757
1896 129,077251,995381,072
1897 121,943248,278370,221
1898 132,108274,148406,256
1899 115,198247,491362,689
1900 162,153317,793479,946
1901 115,599254,234369,833
1902 132,749280,338413,087
1903 129,328278,200407,528
1904 138,508292,437430,945
1905 143,245309,875453,120
1906 144,073313,440457,513
1907 158,592337,436496,028
1908 166,373354,527520,900
1909 176,867368,089544,956
1910 208,521419,517628,038
1911 241,392441,795683,187
1912 451,453586,6781,038,131
1913 536,228654,8771,191,105
1914 683,313796,5711,479,884
1915 880,9501,023,8851,904,835
1916 923,2661,085,6902,008,956
1917 959,3381,123,6792,083,017
1918 1,048,7331,202,3622,251,095
1919 1,015,3491,174,6572,190,006
1920 1,100,9181,244,0202,344,938
1921 1,137,9321,279,6562,417,588
1922 1,125,3281,247,4712,372,799
1923 1,132,3461,252,3872,384,733
1924 1,169,0091,295,6762,464,685
1925 1,151,4091,263,0012,414,410
1926 1,145,4481,230,0222,375,470
1927 1,161,6261,236,2872,397,913
1928 1,140,9921,195,2912,336,283
1929 1,107,2381,157,4092,264,647
1930 1,129,2201,166,2402,295,460
1931 1,069,1741,103,4282,172,602
1932 1,074,0361,106,1432,180,179
1933 1,019,7131,045,7792,065,492
1934 1,061,5161,082,0972,143,613
1935 1,069,1861,086,6122,155,798
1936 1,063,9901,077,3672,141,357
1937 1,093,2871,101,6712,194,958
1938 1,136,1071,141,2592,277,366
1939 1,132,9821,133,9282,266,910
1940 1,185,8671,181,1742,367,041
1941 1,254,4471,245,7592,500,206
1942 1,407,9401,390,3272,798,267
1943 1,454,1031,435,1562,889,259
1944 1,388,7801,366,3602,755,140
1945 1,371,1991,346,0812,717,280
1946 1,650,0211,612,7553,262,776
1947 1,857,2741,817,7623,675,036
1948 1,782,9421,742,6923,525,634
1949 1,800,2691,754,9973,555,266
1950 1,819,0771,758,6723,577,749
1951 1,909,8911,846,3653,756,256
1952 1,972,8891,901,9033,874,792
1953 1,999,3341,928,4743,927,808
1954 2,067,6471,990,6714,058,318
1955 2,088,4432,004,3384,092,781
1956 2,144,5572,059,3054,203,862
1957 2,187,4732,097,4264,284,899
1958 2,152,9462,064,8864,217,832
1959 2,166,3292,078,3874,244,716
1960 2,166,1082,079,8944,246,002
1961 2,155,6522,075,9704,231,622
1962 2,102,3082,026,9334,129,241
1963 2,065,4411,987,7814,053,222
1964 2,027,4561,956,9993,984,455
1965 1,895,6651,827,2233,722,888
1966 1,818,0761,755,4423,573,518
1967 1,780,0561,716,5313,496,587
1968 1,776,3061,709,3803,485,686
1969 1,830,5151,762,6413,593,156
1970 1,905,8441,831,8043,737,648
1971 1,818,4641,752,2043,570,668
1972 1,674,8241,612,4623,287,286
1973 1,614,1561,553,9643,168,120
1974 1,630,7941,566,0723,196,866
1975 1,623,0251,560,5793,183,604
1976 1,633,1961,571,7993,204,995
1977 1,709,6571,644,7063,354,363
1978 1,708,7111,643,5523,352,263
1979 1,791,3231,722,8733,514,196
1980 1,854,2341,779,9563,634,190
1981 1,861,6331,787,7273,649,360
1982 1,886,1781,813,4033,699,581
1983 1,862,3651,788,8503,651,215
1984 1,875,2761,802,3033,677,579
1985 1,922,9291,845,3303,768,259
1986 1,920,1021,844,4423,764,544
1987 1,948,8021,873,3913,822,193
1988 2,000,4921,921,9103,922,402
1989 2,095,0851,991,6984,086,783
1990 2,150,6142,053,4534,204,067
1991 2,118,8462,032,8824,151,728
1992 2,098,2272,004,0004,102,227
1993 2,064,5441,970,7754,035,319
1994 2,037,4851,948,6133,986,098
1995 2,010,4271,920,7793,931,206
1996 2,002,7421,916,3983,919,140
1997 1,996,7001,908,2363,904,936
1998 2,026,4551,937,3853,963,840
1999 2,037,6041,945,5593,983,163
2000 2,086,6501,994,1804,080,830
2001 2,066,6971,979,2654,045,962
2002 2,064,8861,973,2244,038,110
2003 2,099,2642,004,5784,103,842
2004 2,111,2482,015,5904,126,838
2005 2,124,8762,026,9964,151,872
2006 2,189,4472,087,6284,277,075
2007 2,211,7362,113,1744,324,910
2008 2,176,4342,079,0004,255,434
2009 2,116,3952,020,5414,136,936
2010 2,049,0061,955,1684,004,174
2011 2,024,3141,930,9693,955,283
2012 2,019,4521,930,4223,949,874
2013 2,000,4631,909,2053,909,668