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Allison Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Allison?

In 2016 the very popular name Allison, ranked the 49th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Allison has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #30 in 2009.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1994 with 8,150 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Allison in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Allison occurred roughly during the years 1913-1918, 1931-1935, 1940-1951, 1952-1965, 1972-1976, 1977-1980, and 1981-1986, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1926-1929.

Allison became more popular as a girls name in 1943.

Allison's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Allison has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Allison?

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

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

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   Allison (Girl)Allison (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 4,762 49 5 12,200
2015 5,342 39 10 7,497
2014 5,459 39 9 8,137
2013 5,434 34 12 6,600
2012 5,418 38 8 8,884
2011 5,463 40 10 7,511
2010 5,861 38 9 8,166
2009 6,581 30 10 7,704
2008 6,240 32 19 4,897
2007 5,452 46 5 12,434
2006 5,560 47 6 10,727
2005 5,633 45 13 5,881
2004 5,871 40 24 3,735
2003 5,850 46 10 6,734
2002 6,240 44 16 4,708
2001 6,211 44 19 4,126
2000 6,314 44 9 6,850
1999 7,025 40 10 6,059
1998 7,861 38 8 6,865
1997 7,274 39 9 6,106
1996 7,453 38 11 5,194
1995 8,126 34 21 3,193
1994 8,150 34 13 4,542
1993 7,727 41 16 3,824
1992 6,901 48 20 3,221
1991 6,772 50 15 3,817
1990 7,132 48 24 2,697
1989 7,287 46 32 2,155
1988 7,141 46 36 1,850
1987 7,340 44 30 2,016
1986 7,575 42 47 1,456
1985 7,029 46 27 2,071
1984 6,038 51 26 2,034
1983 4,972 59 25 2,086
1982 5,172 58 29 1,887
1981 4,902 57 35 1,663
1980 4,868 59 28 1,963
1979 4,408 70 25 2,051
1978 3,866 75 25 1,960
1977 4,207 66 26 1,906
1976 4,032 67 33 1,609
1975 3,351 89 20 2,207
1974 2,960 99 26 1,791
1973 2,906 105 21 1,984
1972 2,801 115 21 1,970
1971 3,020 119 28 1,670
1970 2,629 133 27 1,657
1969 1,652 194 23 1,726
1968 1,535 202 29 1,452
1967 1,455 209 38 1,216
1966 1,768 184 34 1,300
1965 3,044 128 35 1,296
1964 2,079 181 52 1,043
1963 1,434 230 42 1,193
1962 1,313 241 48 1,107
1961 1,181 260 48 1,135
1960 1,069 277 54 1,046
1959 1,124 264 45 1,156
1958 987 284 46 1,132
1957 467 434 38 1,265
1956 402 462 21 1,722
1955 340 497 36 1,258
1954 292 520 42 1,151
1953 281 512 34 1,285
1952 255 535 43 1,114
1951 253 522 39 1,153
1950 157 681 39 1,140
1949 145 703 37 1,163
1948 130 742 34 1,233
1947 102 869 47 1,053
1946 85 908 48 968
1945 47 1,142 36 1,080
1944 45 1,175 41 1,019
1943 38 1,327 34 1,171
1942 34 1,387 41 1,053
1941 32 1,356 32 1,170
1940 25 1,551 34 1,138
1939 28 1,401 33 1,119
1938 27 1,440 33 1,126
1937 25 1,498 45 932
1936 30 1,321 47 894
1935 31 1,307 45 942
1934 26 1,441 49 897
1933 15 2,055 40 1,014
1932 21 1,689 41 1,036
1931 16 2,028 42 1,031
1930 17 2,023 48 977
1929 13 2,436 48 974
1928 22 1,784 58 874
1927 25 1,673 70 785
1926 37 1,279 71 765
1925 18 2,119 68 801
1924 18 2,142 71 800
1923 21 1,895 51 961
1922 18 2,113 56 930
1921 32 1,438 60 901
1920 23 1,755 57 911
1919 19 1,922 52 927
1918 30 1,412 54 902
1917 15 2,206 72 724
1916 24 1,536 67 744
1915 13 2,257 48 893
1914 11 2,130 49 752
1913 7 2,547 31 871
1912 12 1,622 25 892
1911 9 1,663 22 668
1910 5 2,415 11 983
1909 < 5 -- 9 1,021
1908 6 1,873 8 1,024
1907 < 5 -- 13 737
1906 < 5 -- 8 931
1905 < 5 -- 7 1,004
1904 < 5 -- 6 1,065
1903 < 5 -- 12 657
1902 < 5 -- 9 796
1901 < 5 -- 7 859
1900 < 5 -- 9 903
1899 < 5 -- 7 858
1898 < 5 -- 7 888
1897 < 5 -- 6 944
1896 < 5 -- 18 482
1895 < 5 -- 8 797
1894 < 5 -- 6 958
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 8 798
1891 < 5 -- 9 640
1890 < 5 -- 11 604
1889 < 5 -- 7 795
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,038
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 966
1885 < 5 -- 10 605
1884 < 5 -- 7 769
1883 < 5 -- 12 529
1882 < 5 -- 9 652
1881 < 5 -- 9 595
1880 < 5 -- 6 812

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.