Statistics for change in popularity from 2015 to 2016

The table below summarizes data from our page showing the change in popularity from 2015 to 2016. 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 2016.


Number of names and average rank, by change in rank and by sex
Change (+ or -)
in rank
Number of names Average rank in 2016
Male Female Male Female
0 - 4 152 131 242.2 231.5
5 - 9 129 105 374.2 300.5
10-14 82 97 405.9 374.6
15-19 92 72 449.0 447.2
20-24 77 55 510.3 438.3
25-29 55 45 494.5 517.6
30-34 51 42 536.3 559.9
35-39 35 44 586.9 591.5
40-44 39 31 632.5 607.9
45-49 44 43 572.7 620.6
50-59 54 61 670.2 626.1
60-69 42 53 742.6 657.5
70-79 38 39 745.9 654.5
80-89 22 36 718.8 647.4
90-99 32 20 783.4 768.5
100 or more 98 171 867.8 813.8
Total 1042 1045 523.6 525.6
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.