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The name Ray is a diminutive form of Raymond.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ray 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 Ray
Use of the Name Ray for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
197,098 63,397 15,091 4,115 1,877 716 384
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ray 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 Ray
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880951426688
18818714853411
18828219648815
18837820264410
18847723243822
18857423742525
18866727149021
18876625848722
18886333146729
18895435545130
18905634938144
18914936042136
18925738543938
18935637845335
18945737944440
18955638057328
18965042650335
18975239644644
18985639458531
18996131552333
19005545760135
19015933882017
19025739150840
19035539756334
19045543263930
19056042652643
19066242052644
19076047561138
19086744757343
19096747553950
19106854454756
19117160252763
1912771,04764560
1913731,32463367
1914741,661536109
1915672,364581126
1916732,336584133
1917742,426595132
1918692,765559161
1919692,726624127
1920673,093606138
1921663,072643133
1922653,05874496
1923613,167678121
1924603,373675122
1925643,21075297
1926573,403655122
1927603,242700109
1928573,24373394
1929573,165652115
1930583,234680102
1931603,15474283
1932593,25680772
1933623,03281168
1934643,16482568
1935643,05779174
1936642,93685264
1937712,724  
1938722,880  
1939742,703  
1940772,796  
1941832,696  
1942843,055  
1943843,045  
1944862,897  
1945932,733  
1946953,161  
1947973,377  
19481003,122  
19491102,696  
19501112,634  
19511152,664  
19521132,695  
19531152,805  
19541182,972  
19551133,059  
19561133,219  
19571113,405  
19581213,191  
19591213,209  
19601213,076  
19611262,917  
19621322,677  
19631312,581  
19641422,276  
19651482,085  
19661551,820  
19671651,620  
19681691,590  
19691821,525  
19701871,455  
19711961,264  
19721971,177  
19732061,048  
1974222950  
1975228897  
1976238848  
1977251803  
1978257790  
1979257824  
1980261839  
1981255854  
1982254865  
1983272763  
1984272767  
1985272764  
1986283740  
1987283768  
1988305742  
1989326721  
1990329753  
1991349692  
1992394582  
1993413561  
1994405565  
1995455494  
1996484444  
1997484443  
1998490445  
1999516412  
2000516433  
2001575357  
2002582371  
2003618332  
2004577384  
Totals:  197,098 3,643

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ray as a boy's name about 98% of the time and less frequently (about 1% 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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