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Aaliyah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Aaliyah?

In 2016 the popular name Aaliyah, ranked the 53rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Aaliyah has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #36 in 2012 with 5,502 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Aaliyah in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1975.

Approximately during the years 1975-1978, 1989-1997, and 1999-2002, the name Aaliyah took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1980-1985.

Aaliyah became more popular as a girls name in 1976.

Aaliyah's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Aaliyah has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Aaliyah?

Currently, the name is at a very high point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Aaliyah is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Aaliyah (Girl)Aaliyah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 4,611 53 < 5 --
2015 4,850 48 5 12,050
2014 4,875 45 5 12,081
2013 5,225 37 12 6,584
2012 5,502 36 7 9,692
2011 5,112 46 < 5 --
2010 4,661 56 6 10,752
2009 4,367 63 < 5 --
2008 4,038 76 < 5 --
2007 3,955 83 < 5 --
2006 3,743 90 < 5 --
2005 3,456 93 10 7,093
2004 3,488 94 11 6,521
2003 3,671 90 6 9,577
2002 4,778 64 8 7,638
2001 3,352 96 8 7,527
2000 1,496 211 < 5 --
1999 1,088 286 < 5 --
1998 1,399 222 5 9,628
1997 1,738 176 < 5 --
1996 831 335 < 5 --
1995 1,255 225 < 5 --
1994 1,451 202 6 7,772
1993 22 4,523 < 5 --
1992 25 4,086 < 5 --
1991 15 5,948 < 5 --
1990 12 6,863 < 5 --
1989 14 5,833 < 5 --
1988 17 4,839 < 5 --
1987 14 5,312 < 5 --
1986 18 4,346 < 5 --
1985 10 6,447 < 5 --
1984 21 3,725 < 5 --
1983 20 3,800 < 5 --
1982 28 3,091 < 5 --
1981 28 3,063 < 5 --
1980 39 2,441 < 5 --
1979 38 2,429 < 5 --
1978 46 2,050 < 5 --
1977 40 2,257 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.