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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 108,28498,856207,140
1882 122,033115,698237,731
1883 112,480120,064232,544
1884 122,741137,588260,329
1885 115,947141,950257,897
1886 119,041153,738272,779
1887 109,314155,423264,737
1888 129,908189,450319,358
1889 119,036189,219308,255
1890 119,701201,662321,363
1891 109,270196,567305,837
1892 131,454224,920356,374
1893 121,040225,233346,273
1894 124,896235,972360,868
1895 126,646247,109373,755
1896 129,074251,995381,069
1897 121,943248,277370,220
1898 132,107274,146406,253
1899 115,196247,490362,686
1900 162,149317,787479,936
1901 115,597254,234369,831
1902 132,749280,336413,085
1903 129,327278,199407,526
1904 138,508292,438430,946
1905 143,245309,873453,118
1906 144,072313,440457,512
1907 158,591337,435496,026
1908 166,374354,531520,905
1909 176,867368,094544,961
1910 208,526419,524628,050
1911 241,392441,807683,199
1912 451,455586,6971,038,152
1913 536,242654,8851,191,127
1914 683,318796,5981,479,916
1915 880,9481,023,8811,904,829
1916 923,2641,085,7042,008,968
1917 959,3321,123,6902,083,022
1918 1,048,7051,202,3642,251,069
1919 1,015,3501,174,6522,190,002
1920 1,100,8881,244,0372,344,925
1921 1,137,9371,279,6602,417,597
1922 1,125,3141,247,5002,372,814
1923 1,132,3321,252,4252,384,757
1924 1,169,0361,295,6892,464,725
1925 1,151,4591,263,0272,414,486
1926 1,145,4471,230,0672,375,514
1927 1,161,6901,236,3172,398,007
1928 1,141,0701,195,3562,336,426
1929 1,107,3251,157,4322,264,757
1930 1,129,3101,166,2952,295,605
1931 1,069,2631,103,5122,172,775
1932 1,074,0981,106,1422,180,240
1933 1,019,8061,045,8232,065,629
1934 1,061,6171,082,1532,143,770
1935 1,069,2221,086,6462,155,868
1936 1,064,0701,077,3782,141,448
1937 1,093,3371,101,7172,195,054
1938 1,136,1861,141,2982,277,484
1939 1,133,0211,133,9612,266,982
1940 1,185,9371,181,1802,367,117
1941 1,254,5271,245,7842,500,311
1942 1,407,9831,390,3362,798,319
1943 1,454,1901,435,2002,889,390
1944 1,388,8541,366,3992,755,253
1945 1,371,2771,346,0652,717,342
1946 1,650,0551,612,7973,262,852
1947 1,857,2801,817,7683,675,048
1948 1,782,6031,742,5953,525,198
1949 1,801,8861,755,4893,557,375
1950 1,819,2041,758,6543,577,858
1951 1,909,9511,846,4113,756,362
1952 1,973,9241,902,3903,876,314
1953 1,999,7441,928,5193,928,263
1954 2,067,7311,990,6844,058,415
1955 2,088,5192,004,3274,092,846
1956 2,144,5992,059,3224,203,921
1957 2,187,5622,097,4474,285,009
1958 2,153,0552,064,9454,218,000
1959 2,166,4012,078,4584,244,859
1960 2,166,0512,079,8904,245,941
1961 2,155,7922,076,0974,231,889
1962 2,102,3312,026,9504,129,281
1963 2,065,4221,987,8514,053,273
1964 2,027,5251,957,0883,984,613
1965 1,895,6411,827,2753,722,916
1966 1,818,1221,755,4923,573,614
1967 1,780,0161,716,5733,496,589
1968 1,776,3511,709,4063,485,757
1969 1,830,4691,762,6543,593,123
1970 1,905,9361,831,8553,737,791
1971 1,818,5271,752,2533,570,780
1972 1,674,8281,612,4653,287,293
1973 1,614,2891,553,9873,168,276
1974 1,630,8241,566,1013,196,925
1975 1,623,0991,560,6363,183,735
1976 1,633,2381,571,8293,205,067
1977 1,709,7461,644,7853,354,531
1978 1,708,8351,643,6343,352,469
1979 1,791,5311,722,9683,514,499
1980 1,854,4711,780,0883,634,559
1981 1,861,8851,787,8683,649,753
1982 1,886,4381,813,5553,699,993
1983 1,862,5691,788,9793,651,548
1984 1,875,5481,802,4223,677,970
1985 1,923,1431,845,4653,768,608
1986 1,920,2871,844,5963,764,883
1987 1,948,9121,873,4803,822,392
1988 2,000,6881,922,0983,922,786
1989 2,095,1171,991,7064,086,823
1990 2,150,7292,053,5914,204,320
1991 2,118,9132,032,9184,151,831
1992 2,098,3202,004,0984,102,418
1993 2,064,7141,970,8844,035,598
1994 2,037,6181,948,7553,986,373
1995 2,010,6191,920,9473,931,566
1996 2,002,9311,916,5483,919,479
1997 1,996,8391,908,4003,905,239
1998 2,026,6251,937,5403,964,165
1999 2,037,7401,945,6693,983,409
2000 2,086,8141,994,3174,081,131
2001 2,066,8401,979,4084,046,248
2002 2,065,0321,973,3744,038,406
2003 2,099,4392,004,7754,104,214
2004 2,111,4662,015,8134,127,279
2005 2,125,1002,027,2354,152,335
2006 2,189,7832,087,9174,277,700
2007 2,212,1442,113,5284,325,672
2008 2,176,9322,079,4984,256,430
2009 2,117,1272,021,2284,138,355
2010 2,049,9751,956,1034,006,078
2011 2,025,8101,932,3723,958,182
2012 2,022,0251,932,6333,954,658
2013 2,010,9971,918,5703,929,567
2014 2,029,7951,938,5343,968,329