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Ala Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ala?

In 2018 the rare name Ala, ranked the 8,566th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Ala would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1281 was reached in 1889.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 24 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Ala in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1986.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ala occurred roughly during the years 1986-1989, and 2011-2015.

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

For a number of years, the name Ala has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Ala has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Ala?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

The name Ala is mostly unused and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Ala (Girl)Ala (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 12 8,566 < 5 --
2017 24 5,335 < 5 --
2016 14 7,989 < 5 --
2015 22 5,830 < 5 --
2014 17 6,995 < 5 --
2013 15 7,745 < 5 --
2012 13 8,647 < 5 --
2011 9 11,206 5 12,340
2010 10 10,462 < 5 --
2009 13 8,901 < 5 --
2008 10 10,831 < 5 --
2007 11 10,143 6 10,968
2006 8 12,457 < 5 --
2005 11 9,471 < 5 --
2004 10 9,908 7 8,950
2003 10 9,694 < 5 --
2002 9 10,275 < 5 --
2001 8 11,056 < 5 --
2000 12 8,038 < 5 --
1999 12 7,734 5 9,952
1998 11 8,021 6 8,495
1997 9 9,046 8 6,627
1996 16 5,773 7 7,154
1995 7 10,545 5 8,906
1994 7 10,595 9 5,881
1993 15 5,960 7 6,830
1992 20 4,845 7 6,683
1991 17 5,408 6 7,293
1990 16 5,552 < 5 --
1989 18 4,852 8 5,631
1988 14 5,601 < 5 --
1987 9 7,362 5 6,972
1986 < 5 -- 10 4,134
1985 6 9,319 9 4,338
1984 9 6,821 5 6,335
1983 6 9,030 5 6,256
1982 < 5 -- < 5 --
1981 < 5 -- 5 6,284
1980 < 5 -- 6 5,537
1979 6 9,025 6 5,367
1978 < 5 -- < 5 --
1977 < 5 -- < 5 --
1976 < 5 -- < 5 --
1975 5 9,082 < 5 --
1974 < 5 -- < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- < 5 --
1972 < 5 -- < 5 --
1971 5 8,340 < 5 --
1970 < 5 -- < 5 --
1969 < 5 -- < 5 --
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 < 5 -- < 5 --
1963 < 5 -- < 5 --
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 5 6,250 < 5 --
1958 < 5 -- 5 3,946
1957 < 5 -- < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- < 5 --
1955 < 5 -- < 5 --
1954 < 5 -- < 5 --
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 < 5 -- < 5 --
1951 5 5,417 < 5 --
1950 7 4,325 < 5 --
1949 7 4,240 < 5 --
1948 < 5 -- < 5 --
1947 < 5 -- < 5 --
1946 < 5 -- < 5 --
1945 < 5 -- < 5 --
1944 < 5 -- < 5 --
1943 < 5 -- < 5 --
1942 < 5 -- < 5 --
1941 < 5 -- < 5 --
1940 < 5 -- < 5 --
1939 < 5 -- < 5 --
1938 5 4,349 < 5 --
1937 < 5 -- < 5 --
1936 7 3,379 < 5 --
1935 6 3,744 < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- < 5 --
1933 < 5 -- < 5 --
1932 6 3,905 < 5 --
1931 < 5 -- < 5 --
1930 < 5 -- < 5 --
1929 5 4,575 < 5 --
1928 8 3,439 < 5 --
1927 9 3,288 < 5 --
1926 6 4,310 < 5 --
1925 6 4,431 < 5 --
1924 6 4,438 < 5 --
1923 11 2,919 < 5 --
1922 9 3,381 < 5 --
1921 10 3,166 < 5 --
1920 6 4,406 < 5 --
1919 10 3,007 < 5 --
1918 15 2,289 < 5 --
1917 17 1,997 < 5 --
1916 9 3,036 < 5 --
1915 9 2,904 < 5 --
1914 7 2,882 < 5 --
1913 8 2,333 < 5 --
1912 6 2,639 < 5 --
1911 5 2,470 < 5 --
1910 8 1,774 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 7 1,677 < 5 --
1907 6 1,825 < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 5 1,281 < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.