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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 118,39997,604216,003
1881 108,28298,855207,137
1882 122,031115,696237,727
1883 112,478120,059232,537
1884 122,739137,586260,325
1885 115,946141,949257,895
1886 119,042153,736272,778
1887 109,315155,422264,737
1888 129,905189,447319,352
1889 119,034189,219308,253
1890 119,701201,661321,362
1891 109,267196,567305,834
1892 131,453224,915356,368
1893 121,040225,232346,272
1894 124,894235,972360,866
1895 126,644247,107373,751
1896 129,072251,993381,065
1897 121,943248,275370,218
1898 132,105274,146406,251
1899 115,195247,490362,685
1900 162,140317,775479,915
1901 115,595254,232369,827
1902 132,749280,333413,082
1903 129,326278,198407,524
1904 138,508292,438430,946
1905 143,244309,870453,114
1906 144,070313,441457,511
1907 158,588337,433496,021
1908 166,372354,533520,905
1909 176,868368,098544,966
1910 208,524419,526628,050
1911 241,392441,812683,204
1912 451,456586,7081,038,164
1913 536,243654,9041,191,147
1914 683,321796,6081,479,929
1915 880,9481,023,8821,904,830
1916 923,2581,085,7082,008,966
1917 959,3311,123,7022,083,033
1918 1,048,6891,202,3632,251,052
1919 1,015,3391,174,6502,189,989
1920 1,100,8691,244,0382,344,907
1921 1,137,9251,279,6812,417,606
1922 1,125,3161,247,5312,372,847
1923 1,132,3631,252,4162,384,779
1924 1,169,0281,295,7162,464,744
1925 1,151,4521,263,0462,414,498
1926 1,145,4651,230,1172,375,582
1927 1,161,7891,236,3482,398,137
1928 1,141,0981,195,3852,336,483
1929 1,107,4051,157,4812,264,886
1930 1,129,3731,166,3442,295,717
1931 1,069,3681,103,5632,172,931
1932 1,074,1671,106,1672,180,334
1933 1,019,8891,045,8642,065,753
1934 1,061,6561,082,1742,143,830
1935 1,069,2751,086,6772,155,952
1936 1,064,1111,077,4292,141,540
1937 1,093,4131,101,7232,195,136
1938 1,136,2231,141,3292,277,552
1939 1,133,0891,133,9932,267,082
1940 1,185,9841,181,2122,367,196
1941 1,254,5861,245,8082,500,394
1942 1,408,0281,390,3652,798,393
1943 1,454,2631,435,2272,889,490
1944 1,388,9051,366,4292,755,334
1945 1,371,3291,346,0512,717,380
1946 1,650,1351,612,8313,262,966
1947 1,857,3491,817,7813,675,130
1948 1,782,5701,742,5873,525,157
1949 1,801,9011,755,4993,557,400
1950 1,819,9931,758,9233,578,916
1951 1,910,5881,846,6673,757,255
1952 1,973,3971,902,1453,875,542
1953 2,001,1021,929,1143,930,216
1954 2,067,8821,990,6324,058,514
1955 2,088,6362,004,3734,093,009
1956 2,144,6802,059,3304,204,010
1957 2,187,6262,097,5164,285,142
1958 2,153,1772,065,0114,218,188
1959 2,166,4342,078,4774,244,911
1960 2,166,0912,079,9304,246,021
1961 2,155,9102,076,2254,232,135
1962 2,102,3382,027,0184,129,356
1963 2,065,4191,987,8904,053,309
1964 2,027,6161,957,1823,984,798
1965 1,895,6391,827,3423,722,981
1966 1,818,1631,755,5553,573,718
1967 1,780,0011,716,6543,496,655
1968 1,776,4231,709,4803,485,903
1969 1,830,4561,762,7203,593,176
1970 1,906,0031,831,9563,737,959
1971 1,818,6301,752,3563,570,986
1972 1,674,9191,612,5243,287,443
1973 1,614,3701,554,0113,168,381
1974 1,630,9351,566,1583,197,093
1975 1,623,1861,560,7053,183,891
1976 1,633,3311,571,9013,205,232
1977 1,709,8851,644,8793,354,764
1978 1,708,9891,643,7593,352,748
1979 1,791,6971,723,0643,514,761
1980 1,854,6921,780,2283,634,920
1981 1,862,0801,788,0323,650,112
1982 1,886,7041,813,7163,700,420
1983 1,862,8111,789,1053,651,916
1984 1,875,7361,802,5813,678,317
1985 1,923,3561,845,6123,768,968
1986 1,920,4831,844,7343,765,217
1987 1,949,0621,873,5743,822,636
1988 2,000,8621,922,2633,923,125
1989 2,095,2091,991,7874,086,996
1990 2,150,8632,053,7024,204,565
1991 2,118,9882,032,9784,151,966
1992 2,098,4232,004,1664,102,589
1993 2,064,8061,971,0294,035,835
1994 2,037,7771,948,8753,986,652
1995 2,010,7731,921,0353,931,808
1996 2,003,1091,916,6783,919,787
1997 1,997,0631,908,5613,905,624
1998 2,026,8061,937,7013,964,507
1999 2,037,9201,945,8323,983,752
2000 2,086,9761,994,4614,081,437
2001 2,066,9911,979,5714,046,562
2002 2,065,1751,973,5564,038,731
2003 2,099,6172,004,9324,104,549
2004 2,111,6892,016,0634,127,752
2005 2,125,3802,027,5084,152,888
2006 2,190,0662,088,2614,278,327
2007 2,212,5152,113,9064,326,421
2008 2,177,4092,079,9484,257,357
2009 2,117,7462,021,7994,139,545
2010 2,050,7781,956,8534,007,631
2011 2,026,8951,933,3423,960,237
2012 2,023,5691,934,0513,957,620
2013 2,013,5591,920,9533,934,512
2014 2,039,7941,947,5533,987,347
2015 2,026,8721,935,1093,961,981