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Alabama Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alabama?

In 2018 the rare name Alabama, ranked the 10,512th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Alabama would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity ranking of #5229 was reached in 2007 with 27 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Alabama was less than 5, most recently in 2000.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alabama occurred roughly during the years 2003-2007.

For a number of years, the name Alabama has been moving upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Alabama for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alabama?

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

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

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   Alabama (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 9 10,512
2017 16 7,082
2016 15 7,591
2015 22 5,831
2014 11 9,536
2013 14 8,155
2012 12 9,122
2011 15 7,793
2010 13 8,710
2009 20 6,554
2008 16 7,745
2007 27 5,229
2006 22 5,910
2005 10 10,150
2004 8 11,659
2003 7 12,451
2002 7 12,222
2001 7 12,104
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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.