Synonyms for Popular:

adj.

catchy (adjective)
memorable.
cheap (adjective)
economical, marked down, cheap, low-priced.
colloquial (adjective)
demotic.
common, standard (adjective)
current, conventional, public, widespread, rife, general, accessible.
democratic (adjective)
populist.
fashionable (adjective)
in.
human (adjective)
human, folk, public, familial, social, mortal, communal.
important (adjective)
big.
reputable (adjective)
illustrious, notable, notorious, well-known, Famed, elevated, distinguished, prominent, memorable, remarkable, pronounced, reputed, noteworthy, esteemed, mythical, preeminent, exalted, fabled, legendary, famous, celebrated, acclaimed, renowned.
stylish (adjective)
trendy.
taken (adjective)
accepted.
well-known, favorite (adjective)
favored, noted, accepted, preferred, well-liked, beloved, trendy, stylish, celebrated, leading, Praised, in, prevailing, prominent, attractive, approved, famous, fashionable, social, notorious, well-received.

n.

rife, accepted, much loved/respected/admired/criticized etc., widespread, conventional, current, top-rated, traditional, well-received, viral, prevailing. demotic, simplified, commercial, bourgeois, accessible, lay, private, commonly, populist, popularly, vox pop, vulgar. mass, republican. knowledge, leading. like, preferred. politics, specific. modest, reasonable, moderate, money. popular (noun)
favorite, nonclassical, popular with, hot, fashionable, democratic, pop, general, plain, touristed, touristy, best-selling, common, favourite.

v.

liked (verb)
favorite.
loved (verb)
beloved.

Other synonyms:

demotic, nonconformist, metaphysical, utopian, orthodox, well-liked, conceptual, theoretical, vox pop, conventional, deterministic, well-received, abstract, central, commonly. popularly, commercial, preferred, viral, traditional, populist, big. favored, leading. in. moderate. reasonable. modest. common
common, vulgar.
democratic
democratic, republican.
extensive
widespread.
middle class
bourgeois.
prevailing
current.
prevalent
prevailing.

Usage examples for popular

  1. Though we did not realize the success we hoped for by making the dress popular yet the effort was not lost. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  2. Who shall reckon on popular favor! – Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac
  3. Young girls often express surprise that one of their number is so popular among men. – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone