“The” Donald has made sure he will be the most prominent Donald for years to come, as new data shows the former president’s maiden name gained a record low popularity in 2020.
A new report from the Social Security Administration included data on the most popular names for babies in 2020.
Although Donald wasn’t the most beloved name in recent years—it started 2019 as the 555th most popular name for boys—it jumped 55 places to 610th in 2020.
At no time has the name Donald become less popular since name records began in the 1880s.
Only 444 newborns were named Donald in 2020, compared to 507 in 2019 and 602 in 2017.
The name Donald reached its peak in 1934. That year, there were 30,408 boys – and 110 girls – who were traditionally given Celtic names.
After that peak, the name never really saw a notable resurgence in popularity, thanks to a slight bump in 2017, the year Mr Trump took office.
Although the bump was short-lived, the downward trend continued the following year.
While no one wants to be the reason that a name actively loses popularity, Donald Trump can take some solace in the fact that popularity tends to decline during the presidency.
Huffington Post reported that the names Ronald, Richard, Gerald and George all declined in popularity when their respective presidents were serving in office.
Like Mr. Trump, the name Lyndon rose in popularity the year Lyndon Johnson took office, but – like Mr. Trump – a recession began shortly thereafter.
Another chairman was probably the only reason a name even made it to the board.
Because SSA data only tracks baby names if at least five are named in a given year, the name Barack did not even appear on the list until 2007, when then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s star in the Democratic Party. was growing. . The name peaked in 2009, Obama’s first year in office.
Like his predecessors, his name also lost its sheen as his administration continued.
Where Mr Trump probably can’t take solace, in the fact that the names of his children and family members are also dwindling in popularity.
In 2017, Melania was one of the fastest growing baby names for girls. In 2018, 233 girls were named. In 2019, it fell to 208. Then in 2020 the popularity of the name fell again to 190.
Tiffany, Eric and Jared all dropped names as well. The only Trump clan members whose names survived the popularity purge are Ivanka – whose popularity increased slightly from 2019 to 2020 – and Barron, the youngest in Trump.
In 2020, there were 134 children named Barron, an increase compared to 2019, which saw 107 births. The popularity of both Barron’s and Ivanka’s names peaked in 2017 – the same year “Donald” got its bump – with 165 girls named Ivanka and 136 boys named Barron.
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