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Ralph

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 317 0 317 #54 boy name
1881 329 0 329 #45 boy name
1882 407 0 407 #43 boy name
1883 385 0 385 #45 boy name
1884 469 5 464 #40 boy name
1885 422 0 422 #44 boy name
1886 440 0 440 #41 boy name
1887 463 0 463 #39 boy name
1888 553 6 547 #36 boy name
1889 500 5 495 #39 boy name
1890 592 5 587 #32 boy name
1891 595 8 587 #28 boy name
1892 725 0 725 #30 boy name
1893 636 0 636 #31 boy name
1894 697 5 692 #31 boy name
1895 741 5 736 #30 boy name
1896 746 0 746 #30 boy name
1897 702 5 697 #32 boy name
1898 803 0 803 #31 boy name
1899 747 5 742 #29 boy name
1900 896 0 896 #31 boy name
1901 687 5 682 #29 boy name
1902 874 7 867 #28 boy name
1903 812 5 807 #29 boy name
1904 899 0 899 #28 boy name
1905 938 0 938 #27 boy name
1906 989 5 984 #26 boy name
1907 998 0 998 #29 boy name
1908 1,144 6 1,138 #25 boy name
1909 1,096 5 1,091 #30 boy name
1910 1,286 7 1,279 #28 boy name
1911 1,681 7 1,674 #24 boy name
1912 3,449 14 3,435 #23 boy name
1913 3,988 25 3,963 #22 boy name
1914 5,023 13 5,010 #21 boy name
1915 6,840 24 6,816 #21 boy name
1916 7,117 32 7,085 #21 boy name
1917 7,423 30 7,393 #21 boy name
1918 8,191 30 8,161 #22 boy name
1919 7,755 45 7,710 #22 boy name
1920 8,599 42 8,557 #22 boy name
1921 8,904 42 8,862 #23 boy name
1922 8,540 56 8,484 #23 boy name
1923 8,671 42 8,629 #23 boy name
1924 8,814 44 8,770 #23 boy name
1925 8,506 43 8,463 #25 boy name
1926 8,497 44 8,453 #24 boy name
1927 8,494 58 8,436 #24 boy name
1928 8,162 56 8,106 #24 boy name
1929 7,766 59 7,707 #26 boy name
1930 7,679 45 7,634 #25 boy name
1931 7,003 45 6,958 #25 boy name
1932 6,755 32 6,723 #27 boy name
1933 6,220 36 6,184 #29 boy name
1934 6,315 34 6,281 #31 boy name
1935 6,122 32 6,090 #32 boy name
1936 6,058 28 6,030 #31 boy name
1937 5,936 19 5,917 #34 boy name
1938 6,038 19 6,019 #35 boy name
1939 5,977 21 5,956 #35 boy name
1940 5,861 27 5,834 #37 boy name
1941 6,053 15 6,038 #38 boy name
1942 6,652 17 6,635 #38 boy name
1943 6,775 11 6,764 #40 boy name
1944 6,287 16 6,271 #42 boy name
1945 5,798 18 5,780 #44 boy name
1946 6,609 22 6,587 #48 boy name
1947 7,408 20 7,388 #50 boy name
1948 6,931 20 6,911 #51 boy name
1949 6,758 14 6,744 #50 boy name
1950 6,424 15 6,409 #52 boy name
1951 6,534 16 6,518 #51 boy name
1952 6,493 17 6,476 #56 boy name
1953 6,530 17 6,513 #59 boy name
1954 6,318 17 6,301 #61 boy name
1955 5,981 16 5,965 #67 boy name
1956 6,051 23 6,028 #67 boy name
1957 5,734 23 5,711 #76 boy name
1958 5,468 22 5,446 #78 boy name
1959 5,058 19 5,039 #84 boy name
1960 4,790 17 4,773 #89 boy name
1961 4,460 23 4,437 #95 boy name
1962 4,190 16 4,174 #97 boy name
1963 3,949 17 3,932 #99 boy name
1964 3,580 15 3,565
1965 3,240 12 3,228
1966 2,809 24 2,785
1967 2,572 22 2,550
1968 2,343 21 2,322
1969 2,434 17 2,417
1970 2,269 21 2,248
1971 2,002 10 1,992
1972 1,686 15 1,671
1973 1,580 18 1,562
1974 1,380 7 1,373
1975 1,355 14 1,341
1976 1,172 8 1,164
1977 1,265 12 1,253
1978 1,089 12 1,077
1979 1,088 10 1,078
1980 1,046 8 1,038
1981 903 6 897
1982 949 0 949
1983 850 5 845
1984 788 10 778
1985 757 5 752
1986 735 6 729
1987 731 6 725
1988 634 6 628
1989 662 0 662
1990 607 5 602
1991 562 0 562
1992 499 0 499
1993 520 0 520
1994 422 0 422
1995 413 0 413
1996 415 0 415
1997 364 0 364
1998 332 0 332
1999 343 0 343
2000 341 0 341
2001 320 0 320
2002 312 0 312
2003 300 0 300
2004 270 0 270
2005 257 0 257
2006 277 0 277
2007 239 0 239
2008 246 0 246
2009 210 0 210
2010 204 0 204
2011 208 0 208
2012 180 0 180
2013 193 0 193
2014 193 0 193
2015 182 0 182

Want to know about the popularity of the Ralph baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 413,851 babies born with the name Ralph in the United States. That's more than enough Ralphs to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 317 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ralph" was in 1921 with a total of 8,862 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ralphs)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ralph" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 57 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 6,287 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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Where is the name Ralph popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Ralph

The name "Ralph" is of English origin, and it means "Wolf counsel". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph was born in 1939 as Ralph Lifshitz in The Bronx, New York, United States.

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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Ralph was born in 1962 as Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

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Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Ralph was born in 1961 as Ralph George Macchio, Jr. in Huntington, New York, U.S.

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Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt is a nascar driver. Dale was born in 1951 as Ralph Dale Earnhardt in Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.

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Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite is an actor, voice artist, and political activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to 2014. Ralph was born in 1928 in White Plains, New York, U.S.

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Ralph Bellamy

Ralph Bellamy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1929 to 1990. Ralph was born in 1904 as Ralph Rexford Bellamy in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ralph

Ralph Carter
Ralph Sampson
Ralph Lauren Coupon
Ralph Nader
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Lauren Bedding
Ralph Lauren Paint

Alternative Meanings

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for activities, for you have many.

L is for luster, your shine.

P is for polite, naturally!

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

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

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Past life for Ralph born Mar 2, 1979

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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