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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 108,28298,855207,137
1882 122,031115,695237,726
1883 112,477120,059232,536
1884 122,738137,586260,324
1885 115,945141,948257,893
1886 119,041153,735272,776
1887 109,313155,422264,735
1888 129,906189,445319,351
1889 119,032189,219308,251
1890 119,701201,661321,362
1891 109,265196,566305,831
1892 131,453224,913356,366
1893 121,041225,232346,273
1894 124,893235,971360,864
1895 126,643247,106373,749
1896 129,071251,993381,064
1897 121,942248,275370,217
1898 132,104274,144406,248
1899 115,193247,490362,683
1900 162,133317,752479,885
1901 115,595254,229369,824
1902 132,750280,334413,084
1903 129,326278,196407,522
1904 138,508292,436430,944
1905 143,238309,865453,103
1906 144,071313,440457,511
1907 158,587337,434496,021
1908 166,368354,531520,899
1909 176,867368,096544,963
1910 208,521419,526628,047
1911 241,395441,818683,213
1912 451,457586,7121,038,169
1913 536,247654,9131,191,160
1914 683,325796,6191,479,944
1915 880,9401,023,8761,904,816
1916 923,2571,085,7212,008,978
1917 959,3251,123,6982,083,023
1918 1,048,6741,202,3652,251,039
1919 1,015,3371,174,6482,189,985
1920 1,100,8171,244,0392,344,856
1921 1,137,9401,279,7112,417,651
1922 1,125,2611,247,5562,372,817
1923 1,132,3251,252,4602,384,785
1924 1,169,0661,295,7062,464,772
1925 1,151,4451,263,0752,414,520
1926 1,145,5061,230,1522,375,658
1927 1,161,8551,236,3972,398,252
1928 1,141,1711,195,4632,336,634
1929 1,107,5381,157,5212,265,059
1930 1,129,4221,166,4232,295,845
1931 1,069,5681,103,6252,173,193
1932 1,074,2891,106,2222,180,511
1933 1,020,0081,045,9362,065,944
1934 1,061,7381,082,2252,143,963
1935 1,069,3871,086,7062,156,093
1936 1,064,1701,077,4912,141,661
1937 1,093,4831,101,7622,195,245
1938 1,136,3021,141,3592,277,661
1939 1,133,1621,134,0432,267,205
1940 1,186,0221,181,2492,367,271
1941 1,254,6541,245,8572,500,511
1942 1,408,0701,390,3942,798,464
1943 1,454,3111,435,2742,889,585
1944 1,388,9681,366,4552,755,423
1945 1,371,2851,346,0642,717,349
1946 1,650,2201,612,8453,263,065
1947 1,857,3821,817,8233,675,205
1948 1,782,5641,742,5763,525,140
1949 1,801,8351,755,4923,557,327
1950 1,819,0671,758,6183,577,685
1951 1,911,8281,847,2773,759,105
1952 1,974,1991,902,2763,876,475
1953 2,001,2561,929,0993,930,355
1954 2,068,4131,990,8394,059,252
1955 2,089,5942,004,6944,094,288
1956 2,144,5752,059,2674,203,842
1957 2,187,4592,097,5474,285,006
1958 2,153,0392,065,0204,218,059
1959 2,166,2562,078,5114,244,767
1960 2,165,6962,079,8414,245,537
1961 2,155,9562,076,4004,232,356
1962 2,102,0512,026,9834,129,034
1963 2,065,1871,987,9404,053,127
1964 2,027,3301,957,2483,984,578
1965 1,895,2101,827,3793,722,589
1966 1,817,9121,755,5803,573,492
1967 1,779,7741,716,6993,496,473
1968 1,776,0691,709,5493,485,618
1969 1,829,9791,762,7223,592,701
1970 1,905,6221,831,8893,737,511
1971 1,818,3811,752,3653,570,746
1972 1,674,6751,612,4643,287,139
1973 1,614,2111,554,0353,168,246
1974 1,630,7401,566,1383,196,878
1975 1,623,0291,560,7383,183,767
1976 1,633,2251,571,8643,205,089
1977 1,709,8591,644,9263,354,785
1978 1,709,0991,643,7893,352,888
1979 1,791,8251,723,1333,514,958
1980 1,855,0241,780,3613,635,385
1981 1,862,4161,788,2343,650,650
1982 1,887,1261,813,9853,701,111
1983 1,863,3311,789,3543,652,685
1984 1,876,2251,802,8903,679,115
1985 1,923,8221,845,9033,769,725
1986 1,920,9581,845,0463,766,004
1987 1,949,4711,873,8313,823,302
1988 2,001,3291,922,5803,923,909
1989 2,095,4551,991,8904,087,345
1990 2,151,1602,053,9624,205,122
1991 2,119,1922,033,1164,152,308
1992 2,098,6202,004,2974,102,917
1993 2,064,9601,971,1754,036,135
1994 2,037,9461,949,0243,986,970
1995 2,010,9951,921,2183,932,213
1996 2,003,3721,916,8823,920,254
1997 1,997,3371,908,8083,906,145
1998 2,027,1361,938,0083,965,144
1999 2,038,3461,946,2043,984,550
2000 2,087,3911,994,8814,082,272
2001 2,067,4221,980,0404,047,462
2002 2,065,5311,973,9574,039,488
2003 2,100,0522,005,4064,105,458
2004 2,112,1902,016,5854,128,775
2005 2,126,0342,028,1744,154,208
2006 2,190,8372,089,0494,279,886
2007 2,213,4232,114,7974,328,220
2008 2,178,4532,080,9294,259,382
2009 2,118,9532,022,9774,141,930
2010 2,052,1221,958,2844,010,406
2011 2,028,5891,935,0473,963,636
2012 2,025,8901,936,2393,962,129
2013 2,016,7311,923,8563,940,587
2014 2,044,3781,951,6523,996,030
2015 2,038,3311,945,3173,983,648
2016 2,017,7901,928,4383,946,228
2017 1,963,2901,874,8993,838,189