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The name Howard is of Old English origin, and means observer.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Howard has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Howard
Use of the Name Howard for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
341,641 76,284 12,256 2,896 1,303 487 230
The table below indicates the number of times the name Howard has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Howard
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188044357  
188142359  
188242422  
188339429  
188444432  
188541438  
188637467  
188742428  
1888405139888
188938503  
189040501  
189140485  
189239548  
189335556  
189433612  
189533641  
189633677  
189733634  
189835706  
189934589  
190035785  
190134584  
190235632  
190338636  
190435725  
190535735  
190632804  
190733877  
1908291,072  
1909261,167  
1910271,305  
1911281,466  
1912253,210  
1913263,662  
1914274,486  
1915256,104  
1916266,173  
1917266,416  
1918266,933  
1919246,863  
1920247,446  
1921277,713  
1922267,286  
1923267,171  
1924267,375  
1925267,146  
1926276,833  
1927286,803  
1928316,48899756
1929316,009  
1930316,330  
1931345,596  
1932355,286  
1933364,985  
1934375,059  
1935394,960  
1936404,882  
1937424,694  
1938425,008  
1939484,615  
1940454,818  
1941485,041  
1942495,560  
1943485,717  
1944535,006  
1945544,768  
1946555,670  
1947626,041  
1948635,463  
1949635,271  
1950635,168  
1951755,087  
1952735,234  
1953784,972  
1954804,924  
1955844,739  
1956844,686  
1957894,606  
1958954,359  
19591043,996  
19601083,811  
19611093,565  
19621143,277  
19631143,157  
19641163,064  
19651222,678  
19661202,549  
19671302,283  
19681332,157  
19691422,144  
19701561,992  
19711561,832  
19721681,494  
19731741,347  
19741861,205  
19751951,161  
19762081,032  
19772161,014  
1978222955  
1979238925  
1980242922  
1981256853  
1982269792  
1983280727  
1984298673  
1985301677  
1986331600  
1987330625  
1988344612  
1989390559  
1990404571  
1991444495  
1992467463  
1993498416  
1994523375  
1995536356  
1996588305  
1997572325  
1998586329  
1999636278  
2000664269  
2001651286  
2002693261  
2003718257  
2004779230  
Totals:  341,641 64

During the last 125 years, parents have used Howard as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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