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Amber Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Amber?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Amber, ranked the 471st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Amber has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 13, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1986 with 16,951 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Amber was less than 5, most recently in 1886.

Approximately during the years 1889-1893, 1908-1916, 1941-1946, and 1953-1986, the name Amber took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1928-1933, 1934-1937, and 1989-2017.

Sometimes the name Amber has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Amber has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Amber for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Amber?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Amber still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Amber is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Amber (Girl)Amber (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 658 471 < 5 --
2017 779 402 < 5 --
2016 869 374 < 5 --
2015 976 334 < 5 --
2014 1,064 305 < 5 --
2013 1,112 284 < 5 --
2012 1,232 262 < 5 --
2011 1,235 258 < 5 --
2010 1,415 223 < 5 --
2009 1,772 184 6 11,060
2008 2,061 165 < 5 --
2007 2,405 145 < 5 --
2006 2,586 136 6 10,742
2005 3,141 101 10 7,122
2004 3,636 88 21 4,134
2003 4,122 74 6 9,624
2002 4,723 65 5 10,745
2001 5,573 51 6 9,289
2000 6,181 47 10 6,332
1999 6,840 41 11 5,669
1998 7,929 37 10 5,856
1997 8,913 29 16 4,067
1996 9,770 27 19 3,550
1995 10,962 22 21 3,195
1994 12,342 21 20 3,332
1993 14,066 17 26 2,698
1992 13,917 19 24 2,839
1991 14,992 16 31 2,294
1990 15,863 15 43 1,809
1989 16,759 14 62 1,391
1988 16,678 15 62 1,309
1987 16,746 15 55 1,339
1986 16,951 13 54 1,335
1985 15,504 16 46 1,452
1984 15,369 18 50 1,322
1983 14,891 17 48 1,345
1982 14,679 18 49 1,342
1981 13,814 20 55 1,236
1980 12,555 22 45 1,411
1979 11,082 22 28 1,903
1978 8,176 30 33 1,649
1977 7,207 33 26 1,909
1976 5,648 49 13 2,953
1975 4,682 59 19 2,286
1974 3,273 92 12 2,951
1973 2,181 130 8 3,705
1972 1,813 161 10 3,155
1971 1,720 180 8 3,671
1970 1,290 243 < 5 --
1969 1,026 277 < 5 --
1968 886 294 < 5 --
1967 626 358 < 5 --
1966 528 401 < 5 --
1965 526 403 < 5 --
1964 479 445 < 5 --
1963 401 483 < 5 --
1962 377 498 < 5 --
1961 335 535 5 4,085
1960 282 589 < 5 --
1959 208 694 < 5 --
1958 163 786 < 5 --
1957 137 869 < 5 --
1956 122 909 < 5 --
1955 129 852 < 5 --
1954 107 933 < 5 --
1953 98 955 < 5 --
1952 108 887 < 5 --
1951 97 938 < 5 --
1950 87 972 < 5 --
1949 93 918 < 5 --
1948 88 924 < 5 --
1947 87 951 < 5 --
1946 98 834 < 5 --
1945 65 954 < 5 --
1944 25 1,665 < 5 --
1943 22 1,835 < 5 --
1942 19 1,982 < 5 --
1941 20 1,811 < 5 --
1940 20 1,792 < 5 --
1939 19 1,799 < 5 --
1938 21 1,705 < 5 --
1937 12 2,455 < 5 --
1936 22 1,593 < 5 --
1935 20 1,723 < 5 --
1934 28 1,372 < 5 --
1933 11 2,545 < 5 --
1932 15 2,136 < 5 --
1931 23 1,596 < 5 --
1930 21 1,749 < 5 --
1929 25 1,559 < 5 --
1928 37 1,253 < 5 --
1927 26 1,623 < 5 --
1926 29 1,515 < 5 --
1925 35 1,349 < 5 --
1924 28 1,612 < 5 --
1923 24 1,736 < 5 --
1922 34 1,368 < 5 --
1921 38 1,258 < 5 --
1920 28 1,550 < 5 --
1919 33 1,350 < 5 --
1918 29 1,451 < 5 --
1917 40 1,127 < 5 --
1916 52 949 < 5 --
1915 39 1,075 < 5 --
1914 38 956 < 5 --
1913 35 901 < 5 --
1912 19 1,218 < 5 --
1911 14 1,244 < 5 --
1910 28 813 < 5 --
1909 19 936 < 5 --
1908 20 882 < 5 --
1907 24 762 < 5 --
1906 16 919 < 5 --
1905 18 872 < 5 --
1904 29 641 < 5 --
1903 7 1,445 < 5 --
1902 9 1,221 < 5 --
1901 13 921 < 5 --
1900 15 971 < 5 --
1899 11 985 < 5 --
1898 15 888 < 5 --
1897 15 829 < 5 --
1896 17 790 < 5 --
1895 16 789 < 5 --
1894 12 909 < 5 --
1893 15 768 < 5 --
1892 10 961 < 5 --
1891 10 894 < 5 --
1890 10 873 < 5 --
1889 8 953 < 5 --
1888 9 898 < 5 --
1887 9 793 < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 6 931 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 5 835 < 5 --
1880 9 583 < 5 --

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.