Statistics for change in popularity from 2016 to 2017

The table below summarizes data from our page showing the change in popularity from 2016 to 2017. As we noted previously, the more popular a name, the smaller the change in popularity. And we can see that in the table below, where the smallest change in rank (0 to 4) has the lowest average rank in 2017.


Number of names and average rank, by change in rank and by sex
Change (+ or -)
in rank
Number of names Average rank in 2017
Male Female Male Female
0 - 4 155 109 280.5 229.5
5 - 9 111 110 356.7 295.5
10-14 115 85 417.0 368.8
15-19 102 70 487.3 421.9
20-24 77 71 505.6 438.0
25-29 66 63 589.8 469.2
30-34 60 55 490.6 506.9
35-39 33 47 551.8 541.0
40-44 41 42 615.3 575.1
45-49 32 36 602.4 596.0
50-59 50 62 659.3 687.2
60-69 48 38 684.0 611.1
70-79 31 42 749.5 709.8
80-89 24 39 770.4 743.1
90-99 27 32 869.5 811.4
100 or more 65 142 892.0 831.6
Total 1037 1043 520.5 524.1
For each year, rank 1 indicates the most popular name, rank 2 the next most popular, and so forth. We compared ranks for both years only if a name was in the top 1000 in at least one of the 2 years.