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.
Here's How Much The Name 'Donald' Is Dropping In Popularity – https://t.co/OTWKZB0zVH
The baby name Donald is declining in popularity, according to new data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.On Friday, the agency released its list of most popular baby names in the… pic.twitter.com/6Wov0IWXlz
— stew (@WI_Newsmedia) May 10, 2019
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 is pretty funny: the popularity of every name in our crime syndicate royal family has declined in popularity.https://t.co/4Xqn6l6YhQ
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 12, 2019
As the entire world petitions to remove the name ‘Trump’ from his buildings/properties, the name ‘Donald’ has fallen from the 487th most popular baby name for boys to No. 526―its lowest ever ranking in the annual SSA lists, which date back to the 1880s. https://t.co/4F5HxBuHU7
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) May 12, 2019
Every Donald knows who is really to blame for the name's declining popularity pic.twitter.com/c28x8iU9ZZ
— Keith Schipper (@SchipperKeith) May 10, 2019
Here’s How Much The Name ‘Donald’ Is Dropping In Popularityhttps://t.co/NrWPhKOSnC
How a name can make or break you .Sorry you good people Donald.
Imagine if your name was Trump in the future. They'd all be headed to court for name change.
— Danny McGuire (@DannyMc15173232) May 11, 2019
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.