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Alexa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alexa?

In 2017 the popular name Alexa, ranked the 65th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Alexa has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 32, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2015.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2006 with 6,110 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alexa in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1940.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alexa occurred roughly during the years 1943-1947, 1959-1962, 1969-1974, 1978-1981, 1983-1994, 1999-2002, 2003-2006, and 2012-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2015-2016.

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

The popularity trend for Alexa has been moving upward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Alexa has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alexa?

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

The name Alexa is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Alexa (Girl)Alexa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 3,883 65 5 12,264
2016 4,766 51 5 12,233
2015 6,050 32 14 5,990
2014 4,245 63 7 9,663
2013 4,099 60 7 9,680
2012 4,292 57 < 5 --
2011 4,504 55 8 8,782
2010 5,040 50 7 9,716
2009 5,307 43 7 9,887
2008 5,224 50 13 6,402
2007 5,784 40 9 8,191
2006 6,110 39 8 8,746
2005 4,663 66 10 7,115
2004 4,439 72 28 3,369
2003 4,596 67 6 9,611
2002 4,401 69 6 9,430
2001 3,898 78 11 6,022
2000 3,674 87 8 7,445
1999 3,644 89 8 7,159
1998 3,622 93 < 5 --
1997 3,090 106 6 8,153
1996 3,260 100 6 8,000
1995 3,359 100 < 5 --
1994 3,440 95 18 3,595
1993 3,039 107 11 5,010
1992 2,234 140 6 7,451
1991 2,476 127 11 4,761
1990 2,131 146 8 5,836
1989 1,305 203 5 7,941
1988 918 273 7 5,761
1987 821 294 9 4,581
1986 499 429 5 6,742
1985 200 816 < 5 --
1984 210 767 6 5,579
1983 219 745 < 5 --
1982 215 767 < 5 --
1981 222 740 < 5 --
1980 179 859 < 5 --
1979 177 871 < 5 --
1978 175 846 < 5 --
1977 189 792 < 5 --
1976 202 724 < 5 --
1975 211 702 < 5 --
1974 214 687 < 5 --
1973 152 848 < 5 --
1972 92 1,169 < 5 --
1971 68 1,489 < 5 --
1970 85 1,278 < 5 --
1969 75 1,304 < 5 --
1968 80 1,225 < 5 --
1967 46 1,681 < 5 --
1966 33 2,021 < 5 --
1965 28 2,248 < 5 --
1964 31 2,151 < 5 --
1963 34 2,016 < 5 --
1962 47 1,651 < 5 --
1961 36 1,917 < 5 --
1960 34 1,954 < 5 --
1959 26 2,236 < 5 --
1958 39 1,730 < 5 --
1957 53 1,455 < 5 --
1956 33 1,872 < 5 --
1955 41 1,597 < 5 --
1954 33 1,801 < 5 --
1953 39 1,565 < 5 --
1952 52 1,335 < 5 --
1951 55 1,254 < 5 --
1950 38 1,495 < 5 --
1949 45 1,375 < 5 --
1948 48 1,327 < 5 --
1947 46 1,359 < 5 --
1946 24 1,859 < 5 --
1945 20 1,875 < 5 --
1944 16 2,198 < 5 --
1943 6 4,202 < 5 --
1942 8 3,448 < 5 --
1941 6 3,960 < 5 --
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1937 7 3,439 < 5 --
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1935 5 4,215 < 5 --
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1931 5 4,342 < 5 --
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1928 7 3,749 < 5 --
1927 6 4,303 < 5 --
1926 6 4,311 < 5 --
1925 10 3,120 < 5 --
1924 5 5,085 < 5 --
1923 5 4,979 < 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.