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The name Sheldon is of English origin, and means steep valley.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Sheldon 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 Sheldon
Use of the Name Sheldon for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
33,495 19,078 9,515 3,520 1,355 462 234
The table below indicates the number of times the name Sheldon has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Sheldon first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1881, which is the first year shown on the table.  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 Sheldon
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18817727  
1882    
1883    
18848347  
1885    
1886    
18879066  
1888    
18899606  
1890    
1891    
18927889  
1893    
1894    
1895    
18968868  
18979297  
1898    
1899    
190073013  
190167611  
190278810  
190377310  
190471812  
1905    
190658417  
190769515  
190867916  
190967217  
191081515  
191162225  
191246473  
191357159  
191451890  
1915494126  
1916490135  
1917472147  
1918457169  
1919412201  
1920425199  
1921406223  
1922397231  
1923381243  
1924328312  
1925317324  
1926304351  
1927302368  
1928278420  
1929277402  
1930281409  
1931275406  
1932265423  
1933253428  
1934250462  
1935249465  
1936248451  
1937258437  
1938262438  
1939285373  
1940287382  
1941284413  
1942292433  
1943286452  
1944310383  
1945312364  
1946323393  
1947333426  
1948336401  
1949347373  
1950336403  
1951380317  
1952354370  
1953391322  
1954354409  
1955383353  
1956365410  
1957373426  
1958385411  
1959409376  
1960401390  
1961394407  
1962384435  
1963403398  
1964394409  
1965394398  
1966384393  
1967381392  
1968390400  
1969390408  
1970392416  
1971412381  
1972441325  
1973426336  
1974410362  
1975400368  
1976391391  
1977430340  
1978450315  
1979449323  
1980469320  
1981463323  
1982513273  
1983491294  
1984479305  
1985482324  
1986465350  
1987461366  
1988463386  
1989484391  
1990441501  
1991415547  
1992380606  
1993446489  
1994437520  
1995459491  
1996475458  
1997476453  
1998518401  
1999553362  
2000623301  
2001600327  
2002685265  
2003769228  
2004766234  
Totals:  33,495 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Sheldon as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Sheldon appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 111 times during the last 125 years.

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


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