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Alyssa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alyssa?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Alyssa, ranked the 133rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #11 was reached for the first time in 1998 and as recently as 1999 with 14,035 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Alyssa was less than 5, most recently in 1955.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alyssa occurred roughly during the years 1955-1960, 1964-1970, 1972-1979, 1981-1990, and 1994-1998, whereas 2003-2006, and 2007-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Alyssa 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 Alyssa has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Alyssa lately has dropped significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alyssa?

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

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

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   Alyssa (Girl)Alyssa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 2,227 133 < 5 --
2016 2,667 120 < 5 --
2015 3,249 93 < 5 --
2014 3,828 76 8 8,811
2013 4,198 57 5 12,202
2012 5,085 44 < 5 --
2011 6,015 37 5 12,357
2010 6,990 20 7 9,720
2009 7,962 19 7 9,897
2008 9,635 16 14 6,077
2007 11,263 14 17 5,212
2006 10,173 19 9 8,019
2005 10,889 16 17 4,822
2004 12,103 14 45 2,453
2003 12,747 14 10 6,741
2002 12,844 12 19 4,188
2001 13,269 14 13 5,398
2000 13,553 12 15 4,789
1999 14,035 11 14 4,771
1998 13,710 11 9 6,339
1997 12,647 15 19 3,605
1996 11,021 23 10 5,548
1995 10,100 27 12 4,800
1994 10,603 26 8 6,401
1993 11,030 26 20 3,245
1992 10,164 30 11 4,883
1991 10,675 30 16 3,642
1990 11,262 27 16 3,614
1989 9,043 33 30 2,248
1988 7,137 47 22 2,600
1987 5,133 60 16 3,073
1986 3,223 85 10 4,139
1985 2,258 130 6 5,809
1984 1,538 180 11 3,710
1983 1,202 209 < 5 --
1982 1,109 230 < 5 --
1981 1,130 227 < 5 --
1980 1,179 217 5 6,291
1979 1,174 223 6 5,379
1978 800 290 < 5 --
1977 759 314 < 5 --
1976 681 327 < 5 --
1975 559 371 < 5 --
1974 468 419 < 5 --
1973 449 433 < 5 --
1972 345 505 < 5 --
1971 402 479 < 5 --
1970 444 467 < 5 --
1969 380 500 < 5 --
1968 199 687 < 5 --
1967 143 845 < 5 --
1966 137 856 < 5 --
1965 120 922 < 5 --
1964 118 975 < 5 --
1963 125 944 < 5 --
1962 86 1,184 < 5 --
1961 87 1,183 < 5 --
1960 111 1,020 < 5 --
1959 35 1,881 < 5 --
1958 21 2,511 < 5 --
1957 13 3,314 < 5 --
1956 12 3,498 < 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.