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Alaina Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alaina?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Alaina, ranked the 202nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Alaina has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #156 was reached in 2011 with 1,998 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alaina in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1952.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alaina occurred roughly during the years 1956-1967, 1971-1974, 1975-1981, 1996-2007, and 2008-2011.

Sometimes the name Alaina 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 Alaina has steadily increased in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Alaina has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alaina?

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

The name Alaina is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Alaina (Girl)Alaina (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,517 202 < 5 --
2017 1,664 182 < 5 --
2016 1,765 184 < 5 --
2015 1,819 176 < 5 --
2014 1,742 189 < 5 --
2013 1,758 181 < 5 --
2012 1,932 162 < 5 --
2011 1,998 156 < 5 --
2010 1,497 206 < 5 --
2009 1,315 251 < 5 --
2008 1,503 224 < 5 --
2007 1,538 228 < 5 --
2006 1,361 249 < 5 --
2005 1,282 253 < 5 --
2004 1,209 269 < 5 --
2003 1,126 277 < 5 --
2002 1,002 309 < 5 --
2001 1,006 314 < 5 --
2000 1,004 315 < 5 --
1999 877 341 < 5 --
1998 689 399 < 5 --
1997 640 408 < 5 --
1996 692 384 < 5 --
1995 665 395 < 5 --
1994 662 382 < 5 --
1993 607 411 < 5 --
1992 575 436 < 5 --
1991 523 470 < 5 --
1990 567 441 < 5 --
1989 533 456 6 6,958
1988 480 471 < 5 --
1987 442 489 < 5 --
1986 451 476 < 5 --
1985 406 499 < 5 --
1984 359 535 < 5 --
1983 403 488 < 5 --
1982 458 461 < 5 --
1981 466 460 < 5 --
1980 407 501 < 5 --
1979 195 808 < 5 --
1978 146 955 < 5 --
1977 93 1,275 < 5 --
1976 52 1,794 < 5 --
1975 82 1,327 < 5 --
1974 93 1,197 < 5 --
1973 49 1,772 < 5 --
1972 55 1,627 < 5 --
1971 62 1,560 < 5 --
1970 74 1,408 < 5 --
1969 57 1,571 < 5 --
1968 65 1,387 < 5 --
1967 62 1,400 < 5 --
1966 39 1,826 < 5 --
1965 48 1,621 < 5 --
1964 49 1,636 < 5 --
1963 23 2,544 < 5 --
1962 37 1,889 < 5 --
1961 22 2,608 < 5 --
1960 13 3,513 < 5 --
1959 21 2,519 < 5 --
1958 15 3,089 < 5 --
1957 11 3,699 < 5 --
1956 9 4,165 < 5 --
1955 11 3,579 < 5 --
1954 8 4,278 < 5 --
1953 7 4,596 < 5 --
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1950 5 5,303 < 5 --
1949 7 4,241 < 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.