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Abby Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Abby?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Abby, ranked the 475th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Abby has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 163, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2001.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2003 with 2,048 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Abby was less than 5, most recently in 1908.

Abby, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1912-1916, 1936-1943, 1947-1952, 1953-1960, 1968-1971, 1972-1982, and 1991-1999, whereas 2004-2013 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Abby has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Abby has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Abby lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Abby?

Abby's popularity is at a low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Abby still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Abby (Girl)Abby (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 653 475 < 5 --
2017 696 452 < 5 --
2016 726 441 < 5 --
2015 726 435 < 5 --
2014 842 387 < 5 --
2013 905 352 < 5 --
2012 1,037 309 < 5 --
2011 1,063 297 < 5 --
2010 1,148 284 < 5 --
2009 1,279 255 5 12,487
2008 1,330 259 5 12,547
2007 1,577 220 8 8,916
2006 1,685 205 6 10,660
2005 1,753 198 < 5 --
2004 2,023 166 20 4,261
2003 2,048 164 < 5 --
2002 1,961 165 < 5 --
2001 1,986 163 < 5 --
2000 1,566 205 < 5 --
1999 1,809 174 8 7,134
1998 1,608 194 6 8,477
1997 1,564 192 < 5 --
1996 1,417 208 7 7,138
1995 1,378 209 5 8,871
1994 1,372 213 < 5 --
1993 1,176 240 < 5 --
1992 1,081 260 < 5 --
1991 1,174 237 < 5 --
1990 1,293 222 < 5 --
1989 1,275 211 7 6,225
1988 1,221 213 8 5,198
1987 1,051 245 8 4,965
1986 1,120 233 5 6,721
1985 1,208 213 7 5,146
1984 1,263 208 < 5 --
1983 1,311 200 5 6,233
1982 1,299 210 6 5,617
1981 1,211 218 6 5,470
1980 930 268 5 6,253
1979 792 300 < 5 --
1978 619 349 5 5,777
1977 279 606 5 5,845
1976 256 610 < 5 --
1975 240 639 < 5 --
1974 220 676 < 5 --
1973 191 733 < 5 --
1972 167 807 < 5 --
1971 204 735 < 5 --
1970 171 810 < 5 --
1969 148 854 < 5 --
1968 134 888 < 5 --
1967 162 775 < 5 --
1966 187 717 < 5 --
1965 222 662 < 5 --
1964 217 703 < 5 --
1963 236 657 < 5 --
1962 286 584 < 5 --
1961 236 672 < 5 --
1960 241 653 6 3,665
1959 176 769 < 5 --
1958 154 811 < 5 --
1957 169 766 < 5 --
1956 117 934 < 5 --
1955 108 949 < 5 --
1954 108 927 < 5 --
1953 85 1,051 5 3,799
1952 95 967 < 5 --
1951 82 1,027 < 5 --
1950 68 1,115 5 3,684
1949 58 1,189 < 5 --
1948 65 1,105 < 5 --
1947 46 1,358 8 2,860
1946 42 1,335 5 3,527
1945 34 1,374 < 5 --
1944 32 1,433 < 5 --
1943 52 1,113 < 5 --
1942 46 1,161 5 3,562
1941 32 1,355 < 5 --
1940 37 1,203 < 5 --
1939 24 1,544 < 5 --
1938 21 1,704 < 5 --
1937 25 1,495 < 5 --
1936 18 1,801 < 5 --
1935 26 1,449 < 5 --
1934 15 2,088 < 5 --
1933 15 2,052 < 5 --
1932 21 1,686 < 5 --
1931 19 1,803 < 5 --
1930 16 2,110 < 5 --
1929 11 2,738 < 5 --
1928 29 1,469 < 5 --
1927 18 2,095 < 5 --
1926 24 1,722 5 4,203
1925 26 1,647 < 5 --
1924 15 2,409 5 4,349
1923 15 2,365 < 5 --
1922 13 2,610 < 5 --
1921 11 2,941 < 5 --
1920 15 2,357 < 5 --
1919 17 2,063 < 5 --
1918 6 4,291 < 5 --
1917 11 2,693 < 5 --
1916 16 2,028 < 5 --
1915 11 2,526 < 5 --
1914 11 2,125 < 5 --
1913 11 1,883 < 5 --
1912 8 2,145 < 5 --
1911 13 1,300 < 5 --
1910 6 2,140 < 5 --
1909 8 1,607 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 5 2,061 < 5 --
1906 6 1,727 < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 10 1,137 < 5 --
1902 7 1,438 < 5 --
1901 6 1,466 < 5 --
1900 7 1,561 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 6 1,502 < 5 --
1897 6 1,385 < 5 --
1896 6 1,416 < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 5 1,485 < 5 --
1893 10 955 < 5 --
1892 6 1,278 < 5 --
1891 12 796 < 5 --
1890 6 1,210 < 5 --
1889 8 950 < 5 --
1888 9 894 < 5 --
1887 5 1,147 < 5 --
1886 7 897 < 5 --
1885 5 1,047 < 5 --
1884 6 930 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 11 560 < 5 --
1881 7 679 < 5 --
1880 6 738 < 5 --

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.