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Alyssa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alyssa?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Alyssa, ranked the 150th 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 2007-2017 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
2018 1,870 150 < 5 --
2017 2,236 133 < 5 --
2016 2,671 120 < 5 --
2015 3,252 93 < 5 --
2014 3,829 76 8 8,813
2013 4,201 57 5 12,211
2012 5,086 44 < 5 --
2011 6,018 37 5 12,362
2010 6,991 20 7 9,722
2009 7,966 19 7 9,898
2008 9,643 16 14 6,078
2007 11,263 14 17 5,213
2006 10,173 19 9 8,019
2005 10,890 16 17 4,823
2004 12,105 14 45 2,453
2003 12,749 14 10 6,741
2002 12,844 12 19 4,188
2001 13,272 14 13 5,398
2000 13,553 12 15 4,791
1999 14,035 11 14 4,771
1998 13,710 11 9 6,340
1997 12,647 15 19 3,605
1996 11,022 23 10 5,548
1995 10,100 27 12 4,800
1994 10,603 26 8 6,402
1993 11,030 26 20 3,246
1992 10,163 30 11 4,883
1991 10,677 30 16 3,642
1990 11,261 27 16 3,615
1989 9,043 33 30 2,247
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 3,709
1983 1,202 209 < 5 --
1982 1,109 230 < 5 --
1981 1,129 228 < 5 --
1980 1,179 217 5 6,290
1979 1,174 223 6 5,381
1978 801 290 < 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 137 857 < 5 --
1965 121 915 < 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 20 2,587 < 5 --
1957 13 3,315 < 5 --
1956 12 3,497 < 5 --
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1953 6 5,057 < 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.