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Abigail Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Abigail?

In 2016 the uber popular name Abigail, ranked the 8th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 10 most popular, Abigail has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #4 in 2005.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2003 with 15,920 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Abigail was 7 in 1899.

Abigail, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1888, 1890-1893, 1899-1902, 1907-1915, 1940-1953, 1957-1960, 1965-1981, and 1985-2003, whereas 1895-1898 were years of successive downward movement.

Abigail's popularity has been moving upward for some time. however, the number of children named Abigail lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Abigail?

Abigail's popularity is at a high point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Abigail is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Abigail (Girl)Abigail (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 11,699 8 10 7,548
2015 12,371 7 10 7,478
2014 12,067 8 13 6,293
2013 12,396 8 16 5,390
2012 12,692 7 13 6,300
2011 13,245 7 21 4,499
2010 14,234 7 9 8,141
2009 14,383 8 16 5,547
2008 15,076 8 20 4,713
2007 15,463 8 27 3,791
2006 15,627 6 15 5,519
2005 15,748 4 13 5,872
2004 15,423 6 89 1,501
2003 15,920 6 23 3,730
2002 15,297 7 20 4,042
2001 14,803 8 19 4,118
2000 13,088 14 16 4,572
1999 11,680 18 17 4,161
1998 11,099 18 22 3,390
1997 9,626 25 6 8,120
1996 8,603 32 17 3,829
1995 7,821 36 12 4,792
1994 7,240 42 12 4,802
1993 5,184 67 12 4,700
1992 3,987 86 16 3,746
1991 3,798 92 13 4,230
1990 3,718 90 20 3,057
1989 3,401 94 22 2,784
1988 2,373 118 10 4,448
1987 2,001 138 13 3,516
1986 1,996 143 15 3,128
1985 1,846 153 13 3,401
1984 1,842 154 7 4,975
1983 1,910 151 12 3,406
1982 1,885 157 8 4,595
1981 1,812 157 7 4,955
1980 1,577 176 11 3,611
1979 1,225 213 < 5 --
1978 1,011 242 < 5 --
1977 797 297 < 5 --
1976 830 278 6 4,932
1975 614 354 < 5 --
1974 605 357 < 5 --
1973 480 412 < 5 --
1972 395 468 < 5 --
1971 392 491 < 5 --
1970 362 526 < 5 --
1969 280 591 < 5 --
1968 263 592 < 5 --
1967 245 605 < 5 --
1966 189 712 < 5 --
1965 211 679 < 5 --
1964 244 655 < 5 --
1963 255 634 < 5 --
1962 263 618 < 5 --
1961 233 679 < 5 --
1960 228 673 < 5 --
1959 206 697 < 5 --
1958 193 711 < 5 --
1957 188 730 < 5 --
1956 189 696 < 5 --
1955 181 698 < 5 --
1954 147 773 < 5 --
1953 169 704 < 5 --
1952 151 723 < 5 --
1951 137 749 < 5 --
1950 112 824 < 5 --
1949 113 824 < 5 --
1948 72 1,040 < 5 --
1947 78 1,003 < 5 --
1946 77 946 < 5 --
1945 53 1,079 < 5 --
1944 56 1,046 < 5 --
1943 63 996 < 5 --
1942 48 1,136 < 5 --
1941 40 1,184 < 5 --
1940 48 1,035 < 5 --
1939 53 974 < 5 --
1938 50 1,005 < 5 --
1937 45 1,062 < 5 --
1936 36 1,187 < 5 --
1935 37 1,161 < 5 --
1934 30 1,317 < 5 --
1933 32 1,262 < 5 --
1932 30 1,346 < 5 --
1931 27 1,421 < 5 --
1930 25 1,569 < 5 --
1929 33 1,306 < 5 --
1928 40 1,210 < 5 --
1927 33 1,404 < 5 --
1926 30 1,483 < 5 --
1925 37 1,296 < 5 --
1924 31 1,504 < 5 --
1923 32 1,428 < 5 --
1922 29 1,536 < 5 --
1921 24 1,765 < 5 --
1920 33 1,375 < 5 --
1919 31 1,393 < 5 --
1918 26 1,566 < 5 --
1917 41 1,110 < 5 --
1916 37 1,167 < 5 --
1915 38 1,094 < 5 --
1914 25 1,228 < 5 --
1913 14 1,601 < 5 --
1912 24 1,054 < 5 --
1911 18 1,031 < 5 --
1910 16 1,110 < 5 --
1909 12 1,219 < 5 --
1908 13 1,135 < 5 --
1907 12 1,142 < 5 --
1906 15 965 < 5 --
1905 11 1,162 < 5 --
1904 8 1,364 < 5 --
1903 20 760 < 5 --
1902 18 818 < 5 --
1901 13 918 < 5 --
1900 14 1,008 < 5 --
1899 7 1,278 < 5 --
1898 11 1,047 < 5 --
1897 15 826 < 5 --
1896 15 843 < 5 --
1895 15 815 < 5 --
1894 13 850 < 5 --
1893 21 630 < 5 --
1892 11 908 < 5 --
1891 11 839 < 5 --
1890 9 940 < 5 --
1889 20 567 < 5 --
1888 18 593 < 5 --
1887 13 633 < 5 --
1886 15 572 < 5 --
1885 9 745 < 5 --
1884 13 583 < 5 --
1883 11 579 < 5 --
1882 14 493 < 5 --
1881 8 623 < 5 --
1880 12 492 < 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.