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Alexandra Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alexandra?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Alexandra, ranked the 120th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 26, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1995 and as recently as 1996.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1993 with 10,676 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Alexandra in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1904.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alexandra occurred roughly during the years 1909-1915, 1931-1934, 1935-1938, 1939-1942, 1944-1947, 1961-1968, and 1978-1993, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1996-2001, 2004-2011, and 2012-2016.

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

The popularity trend for Alexandra has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Alexandra has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alexandra?

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

The name Alexandra is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Alexandr. (Girl)Alexandr. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 2,592 120 < 5 --
2016 2,844 110 < 5 --
2015 3,000 100 < 5 --
2014 3,310 92 < 5 --
2013 3,505 83 8 8,809
2012 3,479 76 < 5 --
2011 3,627 76 < 5 --
2010 4,019 64 11 7,090
2009 4,161 69 6 11,044
2008 4,610 61 8 9,033
2007 5,351 49 13 6,275
2006 6,098 40 19 4,677
2005 6,317 37 14 5,583
2004 6,622 37 26 3,534
2003 6,544 38 21 3,978
2002 6,936 38 18 4,320
2001 7,041 38 24 3,511
2000 7,546 36 15 4,788
1999 8,164 32 22 3,482
1998 8,606 27 18 3,851
1997 8,750 30 18 3,739
1996 10,023 26 29 2,592
1995 10,160 26 25 2,850
1994 10,226 28 28 2,620
1993 10,676 28 37 2,123
1992 10,221 29 38 2,045
1991 9,456 36 29 2,404
1990 8,506 37 51 1,615
1989 7,678 43 99 1,036
1988 6,966 49 43 1,645
1987 5,219 59 34 1,863
1986 3,803 72 31 1,917
1985 3,013 92 23 2,296
1984 2,813 96 23 2,232
1983 1,697 163 15 2,911
1982 1,530 179 12 3,487
1981 1,206 220 8 4,517
1980 870 284 13 3,258
1979 830 290 6 5,371
1978 760 306 < 5 --
1977 745 317 7 4,600
1976 691 324 11 3,268
1975 725 313 11 3,248
1974 707 319 5 5,243
1973 677 329 8 3,700
1972 624 354 9 3,346
1971 578 389 5 4,926
1970 625 380 5 4,736
1969 550 405 8 3,315
1968 522 408 < 5 --
1967 386 483 < 5 --
1966 315 531 < 5 --
1965 305 542 < 5 --
1964 295 573 < 5 --
1963 236 658 < 5 --
1962 216 702 < 5 --
1961 212 711 < 5 --
1960 203 714 < 5 --
1959 192 725 < 5 --
1958 173 754 < 5 --
1957 174 755 < 5 --
1956 171 741 < 5 --
1955 158 755 < 5 --
1954 167 714 < 5 --
1953 142 767 < 5 --
1952 164 699 < 5 --
1951 136 752 < 5 --
1950 117 803 < 5 --
1949 150 684 < 5 --
1948 128 754 < 5 --
1947 148 691 < 5 --
1946 133 697 < 5 --
1945 116 692 < 5 --
1944 120 682 < 5 --
1943 124 681 < 5 --
1942 121 678 < 5 --
1941 67 894 < 5 --
1940 64 894 < 5 --
1939 67 858 < 5 --
1938 66 866 < 5 --
1937 47 1,035 < 5 --
1936 53 942 < 5 --
1935 45 1,031 < 5 --
1934 48 993 < 5 --
1933 41 1,085 < 5 --
1932 27 1,448 < 5 --
1931 17 1,943 < 5 --
1930 33 1,323 < 5 --
1929 24 1,599 < 5 --
1928 29 1,470 < 5 --
1927 40 1,235 < 5 --
1926 40 1,220 < 5 --
1925 39 1,252 < 5 --
1924 40 1,258 < 5 --
1923 43 1,176 < 5 --
1922 34 1,367 < 5 --
1921 45 1,136 5 4,333
1920 36 1,283 < 5 --
1919 45 1,090 < 5 --
1918 47 1,061 < 5 --
1917 46 1,040 < 5 --
1916 45 1,026 < 5 --
1915 49 946 < 5 --
1914 35 1,003 < 5 --
1913 15 1,531 < 5 --
1912 22 1,117 < 5 --
1911 13 1,302 < 5 --
1910 10 1,523 < 5 --
1909 9 1,472 < 5 --
1908 6 1,870 < 5 --
1907 9 1,386 < 5 --
1906 7 1,558 < 5 --
1905 9 1,302 < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 8 1,319 < 5 --
1902 10 1,135 < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 8 1,202 < 5 --
1894 5 1,496 < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 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.