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Amara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Amara?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Amara, ranked the 193rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #193 was reached for the first time this year with 1,564 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Amara in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1966.

Approximately during the years 1971-1974, 1978-1981, 1982-1985, 1986-1990, 1992-2004, and 2011-2017 the name Amara took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Sometimes the name Amara 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 Amara has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Amara has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Amara?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Amara is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Amara (Girl)Amara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,564 193 15 5,751
2017 1,491 206 10 7,553
2016 1,083 300 11 7,152
2015 690 458 15 5,745
2014 606 511 10 7,559
2013 496 578 11 7,042
2012 514 569 7 9,748
2011 491 586 8 8,792
2010 447 654 7 9,724
2009 516 586 6 11,058
2008 533 579 8 9,041
2007 522 576 13 6,280
2006 511 573 6 10,736
2005 501 571 11 6,653
2004 456 607 8 8,172
2003 406 652 7 8,688
2002 297 790 12 5,739
2001 263 870 8 7,549
2000 286 797 7 8,233
1999 197 1,032 6 8,747
1998 179 1,080 11 5,483
1997 169 1,109 < 5 --
1996 146 1,215 5 9,065
1995 139 1,230 < 5 --
1994 115 1,400 < 5 --
1993 103 1,518 6 7,672
1992 114 1,423 < 5 --
1991 107 1,476 < 5 --
1990 131 1,253 < 5 --
1989 77 1,750 < 5 --
1988 66 1,864 7 5,771
1987 68 1,747 < 5 --
1986 61 1,838 < 5 --
1985 62 1,811 < 5 --
1984 36 2,576 < 5 --
1983 47 2,097 < 5 --
1982 38 2,491 < 5 --
1981 38 2,492 < 5 --
1980 31 2,866 < 5 --
1979 30 2,864 < 5 --
1978 14 4,684 < 5 --
1977 27 2,910 < 5 --
1976 21 3,288 < 5 --
1975 26 2,813 < 5 --
1974 29 2,555 < 5 --
1973 14 4,160 < 5 --
1972 17 3,546 < 5 --
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1970 17 3,588 < 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.