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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 118,40097,604216,004
1881 108,28298,855207,137
1882 122,031115,695237,726
1883 112,477120,059232,536
1884 122,739137,586260,325
1885 115,945141,949257,894
1886 119,041153,735272,776
1887 109,315155,422264,737
1888 129,906189,447319,353
1889 119,033189,219308,252
1890 119,701201,661321,362
1891 109,265196,567305,832
1892 131,453224,913356,366
1893 121,040225,232346,272
1894 124,893235,972360,865
1895 126,644247,106373,750
1896 129,071251,993381,064
1897 121,942248,276370,218
1898 132,104274,145406,249
1899 115,194247,490362,684
1900 162,136317,765479,901
1901 115,596254,231369,827
1902 132,749280,334413,083
1903 129,327278,197407,524
1904 138,508292,435430,943
1905 143,241309,868453,109
1906 144,072313,440457,512
1907 158,588337,433496,021
1908 166,368354,531520,899
1909 176,868368,097544,965
1910 208,523419,526628,049
1911 241,395441,817683,212
1912 451,458586,7111,038,169
1913 536,246654,9111,191,157
1914 683,321796,6151,479,936
1915 880,9441,023,8811,904,825
1916 923,2631,085,7152,008,978
1917 959,3211,123,7012,083,022
1918 1,048,6861,202,3672,251,053
1919 1,015,3331,174,6532,189,986
1920 1,100,8451,244,0392,344,884
1921 1,137,9281,279,7002,417,628
1922 1,125,2891,247,5352,372,824
1923 1,132,3431,252,4292,384,772
1924 1,169,0531,295,7202,464,773
1925 1,151,4521,263,0672,414,519
1926 1,145,4931,230,1542,375,647
1927 1,161,8231,236,3702,398,193
1928 1,141,1391,195,4302,336,569
1929 1,107,4671,157,5042,264,971
1930 1,129,4091,166,3882,295,797
1931 1,069,4831,103,6022,173,085
1932 1,074,2441,106,1822,180,426
1933 1,019,9441,045,8982,065,842
1934 1,061,7001,082,1992,143,899
1935 1,069,3641,086,7022,156,066
1936 1,064,1451,077,4502,141,595
1937 1,093,4531,101,7462,195,199
1938 1,136,2751,141,3492,277,624
1939 1,133,1321,134,0282,267,160
1940 1,186,0181,181,2372,367,255
1941 1,254,6331,245,8382,500,471
1942 1,408,0541,390,3822,798,436
1943 1,454,3001,435,2632,889,563
1944 1,388,9521,366,4562,755,408
1945 1,371,3041,346,0642,717,368
1946 1,650,2211,612,8453,263,066
1947 1,857,3691,817,8153,675,184
1948 1,782,5841,742,5993,525,183
1949 1,801,8621,755,4923,557,354
1950 1,819,3911,758,7323,578,123
1951 1,912,1321,847,2953,759,427
1952 1,973,3121,902,0353,875,347
1953 2,000,9621,929,0433,930,005
1954 2,068,7711,990,9984,059,769
1955 2,088,8012,004,3934,093,194
1956 2,144,5782,059,3244,203,902
1957 2,187,5782,097,5124,285,090
1958 2,153,1632,065,0554,218,218
1959 2,166,3652,078,5184,244,883
1960 2,166,0432,079,9224,245,965
1961 2,155,9592,076,3044,232,263
1962 2,102,2702,027,0354,129,305
1963 2,065,3451,987,9484,053,293
1964 2,027,5181,957,2433,984,761
1965 1,895,4711,827,4043,722,875
1966 1,818,0821,755,6053,573,687
1967 1,779,9451,716,7053,496,650
1968 1,776,3371,709,5553,485,892
1969 1,830,2731,762,7533,593,026
1970 1,905,8901,831,9733,737,863
1971 1,818,5591,752,4163,570,975
1972 1,674,8431,612,5253,287,368
1973 1,614,3311,554,0773,168,408
1974 1,630,8591,566,1623,197,021
1975 1,623,1461,560,7663,183,912
1976 1,633,3231,571,9283,205,251
1977 1,709,9261,644,9583,354,884
1978 1,709,1081,643,8113,352,919
1979 1,791,7971,723,1233,514,920
1980 1,854,8901,780,3603,635,250
1981 1,862,2781,788,1393,650,417
1982 1,886,9351,813,8653,700,800
1983 1,863,0521,789,2233,652,275
1984 1,876,0171,802,7223,678,739
1985 1,923,5881,845,7533,769,341
1986 1,920,7171,844,8723,765,589
1987 1,949,2601,873,6963,822,956
1988 2,001,0871,922,4293,923,516
1989 2,095,3121,991,8334,087,145
1990 2,150,9852,053,8484,204,833
1991 2,119,0882,033,0204,152,108
1992 2,098,5022,004,2374,102,739
1993 2,064,8831,971,1084,035,991
1994 2,037,8631,948,9553,986,818
1995 2,010,9171,921,1473,932,064
1996 2,003,2191,916,7743,919,993
1997 1,997,1991,908,7003,905,899
1998 2,026,9881,937,8763,964,864
1999 2,038,1211,946,0283,984,149
2000 2,087,1721,994,6764,081,848
2001 2,067,1931,979,7934,046,986
2002 2,065,3231,973,7574,039,080
2003 2,099,8422,005,1674,105,009
2004 2,111,9452,016,3394,128,284
2005 2,125,7482,027,8654,153,613
2006 2,190,4812,088,6754,279,156
2007 2,213,0012,114,3804,327,381
2008 2,177,9872,080,4674,258,454
2009 2,118,3742,022,3994,140,773
2010 2,051,4861,957,6454,009,131
2011 2,027,8051,934,2763,962,081
2012 2,024,8131,935,2223,960,035
2013 2,015,3721,922,5363,937,908
2014 2,042,5031,949,9663,992,469
2015 2,035,6321,942,8333,978,465
2016 2,008,9471,920,6133,929,560