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Aliyah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Aliyah?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Aliyah, ranked the 155th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #133 in 2011 with 2,297 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Aliyah was less than 5, most recently in 1975.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Aliyah occurred roughly during the years 1977-1981, 1987-1995, 1996-2002, and 2008-2011.

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

Aliyah's popularity has steadily increased for some time. however, the number of children named Aliyah lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Aliyah?

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

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

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   Aliyah (Girl)Aliyah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,897 155 < 5 --
2016 1,997 155 < 5 --
2015 1,965 164 5 12,143
2014 1,964 168 < 5 --
2013 2,106 148 < 5 --
2012 2,256 141 < 5 --
2011 2,297 133 < 5 --
2010 2,157 143 6 10,811
2009 1,988 158 < 5 --
2008 1,753 191 < 5 --
2007 1,610 214 < 5 --
2006 1,448 235 6 10,725
2005 1,461 233 < 5 --
2004 1,527 221 11 6,540
2003 1,392 236 < 5 --
2002 1,605 203 5 10,731
2001 1,412 226 < 5 --
2000 1,116 287 < 5 --
1999 867 345 < 5 --
1998 878 335 < 5 --
1997 897 322 < 5 --
1996 675 392 < 5 --
1995 785 338 < 5 --
1994 731 357 < 5 --
1993 66 2,067 < 5 --
1992 56 2,319 < 5 --
1991 48 2,551 < 5 --
1990 45 2,598 < 5 --
1989 26 3,784 < 5 --
1988 38 2,745 < 5 --
1987 32 2,971 < 5 --
1986 31 2,975 < 5 --
1985 27 3,246 < 5 --
1984 31 2,853 < 5 --
1983 28 2,978 < 5 --
1982 21 3,784 < 5 --
1981 26 3,252 < 5 --
1980 23 3,509 < 5 --
1979 13 5,095 < 5 --
1978 6 8,582 < 5 --
1977 7 7,575 < 5 --
1976 6 8,183 < 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.