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Foster Name Popularity

How popular is the name Foster? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 477 10 0.0028%
1911 512 10 0.0027%
1912 404 51 0.0101%
1913 436 59 0.0104%
1914 447 76 0.0109%
1915 437 113 0.0124%
1916 405 147 0.0152%
1917 436 126 0.0126%
1918 401 175 0.0163%
1919 458 129 0.0123%
1920 432 155 0.0139%
1921 455 143 0.0125%
1922 473 132 0.0118%
1923 474 127 0.0113%
1924 478 131 0.0113%
1925 522 102 0.009%
1926 466 126 0.0115%
1927 497 112 0.0101%
1928 676 51 0.0048%
1929 562 75 0.0072%
1930 529 89 0.0085%
1931 576 69 0.007%
1932 601 62 0.0063%
1933 652 44 0.0047%
1934 589 66 0.0068%
1935 561 71 0.0073%
1936 624 50 0.0052%
1937 599 59 0.006%
1938 614 58 0.0057%
1939 701 37 0.0036%
1940 728 36 0.0034%
1941 660 48 0.0043%
1942 656 56 0.0044%
1943 628 66 0.0051%
1944 598 65 0.0052%
1945 638 52 0.0043%
1946 695 49 0.0033%
1947 642 74 0.0044%
1948 651 64 0.004%
1949 659 65 0.004%
1950 822 33 0.002%
1951 764 46 0.0027%
1952 790 40 0.0023%
1953 950 23 0.0013%
1954 1,434 6 0.0003%
1955 878 34 0.0018%
1956 889 33 0.0017%
1957 1,121 15 0.0008%
1958 947 27 0.0014%
1959 1,126 16 0.0008%
1960 1,234 11 0.0006%
1961 942 29 0.0015%
1962 1,203 12 0.0007%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,178 13 0.0007%
1965 0 0%
1966 1,400 6 0.0004%
1967 0 0%
1968 1,576 5 0.0003%
1969 0 0%
1970 1,646 5 0.0003%
1971 1,676 5 0.0003%
1972 0 0%
1973 1,557 6 0.0005%
1974 0 0%
1975 1,385 11 0.0009%
1976 0 0%
1977 1,675 6 0.0004%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 1,644 10 0.0007%
1981 1,988 5 0.0003%
1982 2,070 5 0.0003%
1983 0 0%
1984 1,647 10 0.0007%
1985 1,665 10 0.0007%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 2,335 5 0.0003%
1989 0 0%
1990 2,076 9 0.0005%
1991 2,519 5 0.0003%
1992 1,695 17 0.0011%
1993 1,642 18 0.0012%
1994 1,230 42 0.0027%
1995 1,163 53 0.0035%
1996 1,454 29 0.0019%
1997 1,102 67 0.0045%
1998 1,509 30 0.002%
1999 1,179 60 0.004%
2000 1,513 34 0.0022%
2001 1,613 29 0.0019%
2002 1,451 40 0.0027%
2003 1,459 42 0.0028%
2004 1,307 59 0.0039%
2005 2,051 17 0.0011%
2006 1,573 41 0.0026%
2007 1,596 43 0.0027%
2008 1,637 39 0.0025%
2009 1,409 63 0.0042%
2010 1,454 53 0.0037%
2011 1,502 47 0.0033%
2012 972 140 0.0098%
2013 885 176 0.0124%
2014 940 162 0.0111%
2015 1,023 130 0.0089%
2016 923 161 0.0112%
2017 907 168 0.012%
2018 1,002 135 0.0098%
2019 885 175 0.0129%

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