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Alana Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alana?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Alana, ranked the 200th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #143 was reached in 2007 with 2,459 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Alana was less than 5, most recently in 1938.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alana occurred roughly during the years 1939-1947, 1958-1963, 1971-1975, 1976-1979, 1981-1985, and 2000-2007.

Sometimes the name Alana 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 Alana has been moving upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Alana for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alana?

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

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

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   Alana (Girl)Alana (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,523 200 < 5 --
2017 1,438 213 < 5 --
2016 1,570 207 < 5 --
2015 1,622 202 < 5 --
2014 1,672 198 < 5 --
2013 1,756 182 < 5 --
2012 1,778 175 < 5 --
2011 1,701 185 < 5 --
2010 1,818 169 < 5 --
2009 1,903 172 < 5 --
2008 2,035 166 < 5 --
2007 2,459 143 < 5 --
2006 2,118 167 < 5 --
2005 1,973 170 < 5 --
2004 1,913 178 7 8,951
2003 1,620 203 5 10,938
2002 1,391 225 < 5 --
2001 1,233 257 < 5 --
2000 1,279 253 < 5 --
1999 1,246 252 < 5 --
1998 1,218 254 < 5 --
1997 1,038 280 < 5 --
1996 1,155 244 < 5 --
1995 900 308 < 5 --
1994 798 336 < 5 --
1993 772 338 < 5 --
1992 670 386 < 5 --
1991 700 367 < 5 --
1990 721 369 < 5 --
1989 666 379 6 6,959
1988 652 370 < 5 --
1987 623 376 < 5 --
1986 729 333 < 5 --
1985 976 256 8 4,702
1984 655 352 < 5 --
1983 634 359 < 5 --
1982 707 340 < 5 --
1981 639 367 < 5 --
1980 636 368 5 6,274
1979 607 373 < 5 --
1978 440 452 < 5 --
1977 365 507 < 5 --
1976 370 490 < 5 --
1975 442 446 < 5 --
1974 337 511 < 5 --
1973 279 576 < 5 --
1972 226 664 < 5 --
1971 203 738 < 5 --
1970 250 651 < 5 --
1969 211 685 < 5 --
1968 211 664 < 5 --
1967 220 644 < 5 --
1966 200 691 < 5 --
1965 192 714 < 5 --
1964 215 707 < 5 --
1963 199 725 < 5 --
1962 156 842 < 5 --
1961 158 837 < 5 --
1960 128 943 < 5 --
1959 100 1,068 < 5 --
1958 103 1,030 < 5 --
1957 117 950 < 5 --
1956 132 869 < 5 --
1955 119 899 < 5 --
1954 139 795 < 5 --
1953 160 718 < 5 --
1952 172 679 < 5 --
1951 189 630 < 5 --
1950 183 625 < 5 --
1949 198 591 < 5 --
1948 221 557 < 5 --
1947 219 577 < 5 --
1946 194 573 < 5 --
1945 134 628 < 5 --
1944 104 747 < 5 --
1943 42 1,251 < 5 --
1942 17 2,119 < 5 --
1941 9 3,031 < 5 --
1940 5 4,358 < 5 --
1939 5 4,254 < 5 --
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1937 5 4,260 < 5 --
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1934 5 4,291 < 5 --
1933 7 3,409 < 5 --
1932 5 4,420 < 5 --
1931 5 4,339 < 5 --
1930 12 2,555 < 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.