Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Son Of Will
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Wilson Girl)

In 2017 the name Wilson...

• was given to 402 baby boys
• was the 638th most popular name for baby boys
• was 15% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Alabama, Iowa, and Massachusetts
• was about as popular as Alden and Alessandro
Babies Named Wilson Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Wilson...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2004
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1977
• is 26% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 3% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Elisha, Connor, Terrion, Janeth, Estefany, Macy
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rusty, Brad, Michale, Robyn, Jana, Melinda
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Wilson Per State
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Geographically the name Wilson...

• 33% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Marvin, Leonard, Jerry, Louise, Anne, Aliza
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Isaac, Gabriel, Liam, Penelope, Emma, Luna
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Wilson by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Wilson are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Wilson will be the only kid named Wilson in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Wilson compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Wilson rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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