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Howard

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How popular is the baby name Howard in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 357 0 357 #45 boy name
1881 359 0 359 #41 boy name
1882 422 0 422 #42 boy name
1883 429 0 429 #39 boy name
1884 432 0 432 #44 boy name
1885 438 0 438 #41 boy name
1886 467 0 467 #37 boy name
1887 434 5 429 #42 boy name
1888 521 8 513 #40 boy name
1889 503 0 503 #38 boy name
1890 509 8 501 #40 boy name
1891 490 5 485 #40 boy name
1892 548 0 548 #39 boy name
1893 556 0 556 #35 boy name
1894 612 0 612 #33 boy name
1895 641 0 641 #33 boy name
1896 677 0 677 #33 boy name
1897 634 0 634 #33 boy name
1898 712 6 706 #35 boy name
1899 594 5 589 #34 boy name
1900 784 5 779 #35 boy name
1901 589 5 584 #34 boy name
1902 632 0 632 #35 boy name
1903 636 0 636 #38 boy name
1904 732 6 726 #35 boy name
1905 746 11 735 #35 boy name
1906 809 6 803 #32 boy name
1907 875 0 875 #33 boy name
1908 1,083 5 1,078 #28 boy name
1909 1,175 9 1,166 #26 boy name
1910 1,310 0 1,310 #27 boy name
1911 1,473 6 1,467 #28 boy name
1912 3,231 19 3,212 #25 boy name
1913 3,683 20 3,663 #26 boy name
1914 4,515 25 4,490 #26 boy name
1915 6,130 27 6,103 #25 boy name
1916 6,202 30 6,172 #25 boy name
1917 6,444 34 6,410 #26 boy name
1918 6,966 38 6,928 #26 boy name
1919 6,872 28 6,844 #24 boy name
1920 7,511 44 7,467 #24 boy name
1921 7,748 36 7,712 #27 boy name
1922 7,337 41 7,296 #26 boy name
1923 7,197 36 7,161 #26 boy name
1924 7,417 46 7,371 #26 boy name
1925 7,215 48 7,167 #26 boy name
1926 6,889 50 6,839 #27 boy name
1927 6,871 41 6,830 #28 boy name
1928 6,550 57 6,493 #31 boy name
1929 6,057 46 6,011 #31 boy name
1930 6,395 54 6,341 #31 boy name
1931 5,653 33 5,620 #34 boy name
1932 5,326 33 5,293 #36 boy name
1933 5,028 32 4,996 #36 boy name
1934 5,086 22 5,064 #37 boy name
1935 4,985 19 4,966 #39 boy name
1936 4,907 31 4,876 #40 boy name
1937 4,722 22 4,700 #42 boy name
1938 5,032 16 5,016 #42 boy name
1939 4,636 31 4,605 #48 boy name
1940 4,835 10 4,825 #45 boy name
1941 5,085 14 5,071 #47 boy name
1942 5,588 20 5,568 #49 boy name
1943 5,758 21 5,737 #48 boy name
1944 5,040 16 5,024 #53 boy name
1945 4,789 23 4,766 #54 boy name
1946 5,699 8 5,691 #55 boy name
1947 6,082 21 6,061 #62 boy name
1948 5,503 9 5,494 #63 boy name
1949 5,296 10 5,286 #63 boy name
1950 5,183 12 5,171 #63 boy name
1951 5,114 11 5,103 #75 boy name
1952 5,253 13 5,240 #73 boy name
1953 5,007 23 4,984 #77 boy name
1954 4,943 17 4,926 #80 boy name
1955 4,770 22 4,748 #84 boy name
1956 4,710 18 4,692 #84 boy name
1957 4,631 15 4,616 #89 boy name
1958 4,380 15 4,365 #95 boy name
1959 4,003 12 3,991
1960 3,834 14 3,820
1961 3,583 20 3,563
1962 3,285 12 3,273
1963 3,174 13 3,161
1964 3,074 11 3,063
1965 2,694 15 2,679
1966 2,563 13 2,550
1967 2,298 12 2,286
1968 2,170 15 2,155
1969 2,160 15 2,145
1970 2,015 18 1,997
1971 1,852 10 1,842
1972 1,511 14 1,497
1973 1,367 17 1,350
1974 1,216 8 1,208
1975 1,182 15 1,167
1976 1,044 12 1,032
1977 1,030 13 1,017
1978 965 8 957
1979 936 7 929
1980 933 10 923
1981 861 6 855
1982 805 13 792
1983 727 0 727
1984 682 9 673
1985 682 6 676
1986 605 6 599
1987 631 6 625
1988 614 0 614
1989 558 0 558
1990 573 0 573
1991 494 0 494
1992 464 0 464
1993 416 0 416
1994 374 0 374
1995 357 0 357
1996 305 0 305
1997 324 0 324
1998 330 0 330
1999 277 0 277
2000 270 0 270
2001 289 0 289
2002 265 0 265
2003 258 0 258
2004 235 0 235
2005 229 0 229
2006 243 0 243
2007 240 0 240
2008 229 0 229
2009 215 0 215
2010 229 0 229
2011 205 0 205
2012 201 0 201
2013 193 0 193
2014 209 0 209
2015 192 0 192

Want to know about the popularity of the Howard baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 346,120 babies born with the name Howard in the United States. That's more than enough Howards to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 357 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Howard" was in 1921 with a total of 7,712 babies. (That's a lot of baby Howards)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Howard" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 205 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 7,511 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Howard" mean? The list below shows the origins of Howard as well as things modernly associated with the name Howard such as celebrities named Howard.

Origin and Meaning of Howard

The name "Howard" is of English origin, and it means "Heart brave". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is an entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, filmmaker, and inventor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1926 to 1976. Howard was born in 1905 as Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. in Humble, Texas, U.S.

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Howard Stern

Howard Stern is a radio and television personality, comedian, producer, author, actor, photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Howard was born in 1954 as Howard Allan Stern in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Anne Rice

Anne Rice is a novelist. Anne was born in 1941 as Howard Allen Frances O'Brien in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Chingy

Chingy is a rapper and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Chingy was born in 1980 as Howard Bailey, Jr..

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Howard Donald

Howard Donald is a singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, and dancer specializing in pop, soul, dance-pop, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Howard was born in 1968 as Howard Paul Donald in Droylsden, Lancashire, England, UK.

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Howard Shore

Howard Shore is a composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Howard was born in 1946 as Howard Leslie Shore in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Howard

Howard Community College
Howard Theater
Howard University
Howard University Hospital
Howard County Public Schools
Howard Johnson
Howard The Duck

Alternative Meanings

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Your name in reverse order is "Drawoh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arowdh". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Howard born Jun 2, 1980

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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