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Alva Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alva?

In 2017 the rare name Alva, ranked the 6,317th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Alva is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #162 was reached in 1882.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1917 with 317 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Alva was less than 5, most recently in 2012.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alva occurred roughly during the years 1903-1906, 1908-1917, and 2015-2016, whereas 1947-1951, 1959-1963, and 1982-1986 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Alva 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 Alva has been moving upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Alva lately has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alva?

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

The name Alva is mostly unused but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Alva has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Alva (Girl)Alva (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 21 5,802 13 6,317
2016 26 5,122 10 7,591
2015 19 6,446 6 10,699
2014 12 8,988 6 10,750
2013 14 8,155 7 9,685
2012 14 8,211 < 5 --
2011 13 8,642 < 5 --
2010 17 7,232 6 10,816
2009 12 9,397 < 5 --
2008 15 8,120 5 12,619
2007 14 8,537 10 7,609
2006 5 17,315 < 5 --
2005 12 8,908 5 11,539
2004 17 6,782 9 7,554
2003 17 6,593 5 10,958
2002 13 7,846 < 5 --
2001 8 11,072 6 9,283
2000 18 5,947 11 5,934
1999 8 10,392 11 5,667
1998 14 6,732 8 6,868
1997 6 12,156 10 5,658
1996 17 5,540 9 5,993
1995 12 7,067 15 4,063
1994 12 7,120 8 6,400
1993 23 4,397 11 5,016
1992 22 4,529 13 4,331
1991 17 5,411 7 6,538
1990 26 3,912 12 4,413
1989 41 2,716 16 3,455
1988 31 3,165 13 3,710
1987 14 5,325 9 4,583
1986 19 4,193 15 3,133
1985 35 2,704 13 3,406
1984 16 4,482 12 3,461
1983 28 2,979 16 2,791
1982 26 3,257 22 2,268
1981 33 2,720 16 2,779
1980 36 2,605 26 2,060
1979 22 3,539 19 2,468
1978 28 2,863 31 1,719
1977 27 2,909 27 1,862
1976 29 2,663 24 2,001
1975 31 2,520 26 1,830
1974 27 2,680 27 1,751
1973 30 2,455 38 1,355
1972 29 2,455 29 1,604
1971 45 1,906 36 1,415
1970 49 1,802 35 1,416
1969 38 2,025 52 1,075
1968 49 1,647 34 1,313
1967 39 1,884 37 1,231
1966 44 1,699 39 1,195
1965 53 1,527 44 1,128
1964 56 1,518 51 1,057
1963 52 1,564 45 1,151
1962 75 1,280 52 1,054
1961 54 1,534 65 949
1960 59 1,430 60 984
1959 52 1,498 67 937
1958 73 1,242 58 999
1957 80 1,178 58 993
1956 86 1,111 59 970
1955 97 1,019 82 807
1954 90 1,032 68 895
1953 67 1,179 65 890
1952 81 1,047 97 714
1951 91 977 66 856
1950 80 1,018 97 696
1949 84 974 111 649
1948 88 923 115 633
1947 95 909 131 595
1946 79 936 114 603
1945 67 926 115 559
1944 83 836 112 579
1943 97 788 148 508
1942 91 802 131 532
1941 93 735 102 586
1940 98 702 137 497
1939 117 623 139 487
1938 100 687 156 464
1937 118 624 155 451
1936 105 643 177 416
1935 117 603 146 469
1934 119 604 155 450
1933 117 597 156 442
1932 137 559 175 424
1931 135 567 213 385
1930 120 631 208 401
1929 126 611 240 370
1928 162 548 208 415
1927 165 551 245 374
1926 156 570 259 364
1925 154 579 239 388
1924 167 560 273 362
1923 149 593 274 359
1922 174 534 246 384
1921 165 553 289 351
1920 173 541 278 353
1919 174 516 264 350
1918 196 484 273 346
1917 161 526 317 294
1916 176 481 260 330
1915 146 518 262 324
1914 121 507 178 350
1913 142 413 167 307
1912 125 414 138 312
1911 83 447 58 363
1910 80 445 61 317
1909 70 442 68 268
1908 60 464 36 389
1907 74 412 59 272
1906 65 423 64 246
1905 58 442 57 263
1904 49 470 49 273
1903 58 414 50 257
1902 54 420 60 234
1901 49 428 59 228
1900 67 408 73 237
1899 39 469 61 213
1898 56 412 67 216
1897 51 408 69 204
1896 76 334 68 219
1895 61 357 74 197
1894 50 398 76 194
1893 41 422 66 208
1892 40 420 74 202
1891 26 507 66 188
1890 35 429 68 194
1889 22 543 62 205
1888 32 439 74 202
1887 32 379 58 201
1886 21 476 64 206
1885 17 522 46 243
1884 9 735 62 209
1883 6 821 72 172
1882 13 508 85 162
1881 13 470 70 171
1880 17 404 70 180

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.