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Ronald

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 6 0 6
1884 11 0 11
1886 13 0 13
1887 8 0 8
1888 15 0 15
1889 11 0 11
1890 20 0 20
1891 8 0 8
1892 17 0 17
1893 8 0 8
1894 21 0 21
1895 25 0 25
1896 23 0 23
1897 34 0 34
1898 26 0 26
1899 27 0 27
1900 40 0 40
1901 43 0 43
1902 49 0 49
1903 52 0 52
1904 50 0 50
1905 51 0 51
1906 76 0 76
1907 88 0 88
1908 75 0 75
1909 93 0 93
1910 118 0 118
1911 136 0 136
1912 302 0 302
1913 417 0 417
1914 541 0 541
1915 764 0 764
1916 723 0 723
1917 767 0 767
1918 751 0 751
1919 789 5 784
1920 832 0 832
1921 993 0 993
1922 1,042 0 1,042
1923 1,159 11 1,148
1924 1,365 5 1,360
1925 1,687 11 1,676
1926 2,302 15 2,287 #88 boy name
1927 3,130 19 3,111 #63 boy name
1928 4,000 23 3,977 #50 boy name
1929 4,501 27 4,474 #45 boy name
1930 5,675 38 5,637 #36 boy name
1931 6,761 39 6,722 #27 boy name
1932 11,180 43 11,137 #16 boy name
1933 12,093 33 12,060 #12 boy name
1934 14,137 58 14,079 #11 boy name
1935 15,531 51 15,480 #12 boy name
1936 16,963 46 16,917 #12 boy name
1937 18,192 56 18,136 #11 boy name
1938 20,355 64 20,291 #10 boy name
1939 19,887 54 19,833 #10 boy name
1940 20,788 58 20,730 #10 boy name
1941 24,448 54 24,394 #9 boy name
1942 27,206 78 27,128 #9 boy name
1943 29,307 73 29,234 #9 boy name
1944 25,571 61 25,510 #10 boy name
1945 23,723 55 23,668 #10 boy name
1946 31,938 94 31,844 #10 boy name
1947 34,956 73 34,883 #11 boy name
1948 33,585 71 33,514 #10 boy name
1949 31,577 84 31,493 #11 boy name
1950 30,001 68 29,933 #12 boy name
1951 29,098 65 29,033 #12 boy name
1952 27,861 74 27,787 #15 boy name
1953 27,747 63 27,684 #15 boy name
1954 27,663 70 27,593 #15 boy name
1955 26,219 72 26,147 #18 boy name
1956 27,786 61 27,725 #15 boy name
1957 27,285 93 27,192 #17 boy name
1958 24,875 64 24,811 #19 boy name
1959 23,195 89 23,106 #21 boy name
1960 21,789 83 21,706 #21 boy name
1961 20,893 76 20,817 #24 boy name
1962 20,035 60 19,975 #25 boy name
1963 19,847 71 19,776 #23 boy name
1964 18,922 79 18,843 #24 boy name
1965 17,697 69 17,628 #24 boy name
1966 17,043 87 16,956 #24 boy name
1967 16,539 100 16,439 #24 boy name
1968 15,515 85 15,430 #25 boy name
1969 14,713 91 14,622 #29 boy name
1970 13,695 78 13,617 #29 boy name
1971 11,717 78 11,639 #31 boy name
1972 9,577 68 9,509 #32 boy name
1973 8,397 70 8,327 #40 boy name
1974 7,721 51 7,670 #42 boy name
1975 7,124 58 7,066 #46 boy name
1976 6,509 47 6,462 #49 boy name
1977 6,094 62 6,032 #53 boy name
1978 5,792 37 5,755 #55 boy name
1979 5,750 49 5,701 #54 boy name
1980 5,801 40 5,761 #58 boy name
1981 5,575 42 5,533 #59 boy name
1982 5,250 44 5,206 #60 boy name
1983 4,744 38 4,706 #64 boy name
1984 4,554 46 4,508 #67 boy name
1985 4,330 33 4,297 #71 boy name
1986 4,266 44 4,222 #75 boy name
1987 4,182 30 4,152 #73 boy name
1988 4,209 38 4,171 #79 boy name
1989 4,125 20 4,105 #86 boy name
1990 3,915 15 3,900 #97 boy name
1991 3,680 10 3,670
1992 3,235 12 3,223
1993 2,889 9 2,880
1994 2,569 6 2,563
1995 2,399 0 2,399
1996 2,230 0 2,230
1997 2,096 0 2,096
1998 1,846 0 1,846
1999 1,875 5 1,870
2000 1,750 0 1,750
2001 1,652 0 1,652
2002 1,519 0 1,519
2003 1,403 0 1,403
2004 1,451 0 1,451
2005 1,301 0 1,301
2006 1,373 0 1,373
2007 1,172 0 1,172
2008 1,088 0 1,088
2009 924 0 924
2010 911 0 911
2011 886 0 886
2012 795 0 795
2013 740 0 740
2014 786 0 786
2015 702 0 702

Want to know about the popularity of the Ronald baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,080,404 babies born with the name Ronald in the United States. That's more than enough Ronalds to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ronald" was in 1947 with a total of 34,883 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ronalds)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ronald" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 178 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 16,963 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 "Ronald" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ronald as well as things modernly associated with the name Ronald such as celebrities named Ronald.

Origin and Meaning of Ronald

The name "Ronald" is of English origin, and it means "Counsel Rule". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is an officeholder. Ronald was born in 1911 as Ronald Wilson Reagan in Tampico, Illinois, U.S.

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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1952 to present. Christopher was born in 1943 as Ronald Walken in Astoria, Queens, New York City, U.S.

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Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Ron was born in 1953 as Ronald Jeremy Hyatt in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman is an actor and voice artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Ron was born in 1950 as Ronald N. Perlman in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Ron Howard

Ron Howard is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to present. Ron was born in 1954 as Ronald William Howard in Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Bon Scott

Bon Scott is a musician, singer, and songwriter specializing in rock and roll, blues rock, hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to 1980. Bon was born in 1946 as Ronald Belford Scott in Forfar, Angus, Scotland, UK.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ronald

Ronald Mcdonald
Ronald Darby
Ronald Wayne
Ronald Jenkees

Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

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

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Past life for Ronald born Sep 5, 1935

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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 Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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