REPORT: ‘Donald’ Falls 39 Spots to Lowest Ever Name Popularity Since 1880’s

Ouch.

New data from the U.S. Social Security Administration shows that the baby name “Donald” is falling out of popularity.

According to the agency’s list of most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2018, between 2017 and 2018, the name Donald fell 39 places, from the 487th most popular baby name for boys to the 526th. That’s the lowest the name has ever ranked on the list since the agency began creating these lists in 1879.

The popularity of the name has been in general decline over the years (its popularity peaked in 1934) though it experienced a slight boost in 2017, the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

No one is really surprised.

The names of other Trump family members are also declining in popularity, with only the name “Jared” rising 18 spots in popularity from No. 385 to No. 367.

The name “Ivanka” saw an uptick in popularity in 2016 and 2017, but dipped in 2018. The name “Melania” appeared on the Top 1,000 list for the first time in 2017 at No. 933, but dropped out of the rankings in 2018. The name “Tiffany” fell more than 100 spots––to No. 690 from No. 581. The name “Eric” fell to No. 160 from No.143. There were also fewer baby boys named Barron in 2018 than in 2017.

The news comes not long after an ABC News/Washington Post poll found that the president is losing significant support among his own base, with 15 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of self-described conservatives saying they will not vote to give Trump a second term.

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