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Amelia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Amelia?

In 2018 the uber popular name Amelia, ranked the 8th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 10 most popular, Amelia has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 8, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 2017 and as recently as 2018 with 12,301 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Amelia in any given year was 221 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1908-1915, 1975-1984, 1986-1990, 2001-2005, and 2006-2017 the name Amelia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

The popularity trend for Amelia has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Amelia has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Amelia?

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

The name Amelia is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Amelia (Girl)Amelia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 12,301 8 9 8,131
2017 11,833 8 12 6,699
2016 10,774 11 7 9,694
2015 9,861 12 < 5 --
2014 8,795 15 9 8,152
2013 8,036 17 8 8,824
2012 7,242 23 < 5 --
2011 6,369 30 7 9,643
2010 5,455 41 < 5 --
2009 4,699 55 5 12,579
2008 4,348 68 < 5 --
2007 4,194 77 7 9,827
2006 4,063 83 5 12,130
2005 3,907 84 6 10,194
2004 3,351 96 14 5,507
2003 3,093 111 < 5 --
2002 2,441 139 < 5 --
2001 1,634 199 < 5 --
2000 1,531 207 < 5 --
1999 1,419 226 < 5 --
1998 1,424 215 < 5 --
1997 1,316 228 < 5 --
1996 1,290 222 < 5 --
1995 1,206 237 < 5 --
1994 1,253 228 < 5 --
1993 1,248 224 5 8,743
1992 1,344 214 < 5 --
1991 1,536 194 5 8,274
1990 1,511 194 < 5 --
1989 1,265 215 8 5,643
1988 1,129 232 < 5 --
1987 1,006 254 5 6,995
1986 1,018 252 5 6,755
1985 1,014 249 < 5 --
1984 1,094 232 6 5,584
1983 761 304 6 5,509
1982 833 296 < 5 --
1981 849 286 < 5 --
1980 768 315 < 5 --
1979 702 337 5 6,089
1978 643 339 < 5 --
1977 601 362 < 5 --
1976 523 394 < 5 --
1975 524 387 < 5 --
1974 506 400 < 5 --
1973 442 436 < 5 --
1972 405 458 < 5 --
1971 481 433 < 5 --
1970 493 445 < 5 --
1969 466 445 < 5 --
1968 390 489 < 5 --
1967 450 445 < 5 --
1966 430 452 < 5 --
1965 475 431 < 5 --
1964 503 438 < 5 --
1963 503 433 < 5 --
1962 493 436 < 5 --
1961 571 407 5 4,086
1960 542 414 < 5 --
1959 502 424 < 5 --
1958 483 427 < 5 --
1957 521 403 < 5 --
1956 526 392 < 5 --
1955 530 382 < 5 --
1954 511 380 < 5 --
1953 551 361 < 5 --
1952 550 350 < 5 --
1951 532 346 < 5 --
1950 483 357 < 5 --
1949 589 320 < 5 --
1948 564 330 6 3,328
1947 538 343 < 5 --
1946 547 317 < 5 --
1945 475 312 < 5 --
1944 475 307 < 5 --
1943 560 292 < 5 --
1942 543 290 < 5 --
1941 529 279 6 3,147
1940 504 279 < 5 --
1939 490 282 < 5 --
1938 570 265 < 5 --
1937 646 245 < 5 --
1936 581 254 5 3,563
1935 604 255 7 2,960
1934 553 264 < 5 --
1933 608 246 < 5 --
1932 637 243 9 2,647
1931 591 248 7 3,102
1930 679 236 12 2,299
1929 687 229 5 3,981
1928 755 227 < 5 --
1927 754 235 6 3,792
1926 746 236 7 3,397
1925 889 216 5 4,210
1924 910 216 < 5 --
1923 965 205 < 5 --
1922 1,032 195 < 5 --
1921 995 200 7 3,537
1920 1,054 190 < 5 --
1919 1,085 181 < 5 --
1918 1,115 183 < 5 --
1917 1,160 173 < 5 --
1916 1,159 167 < 5 --
1915 1,115 165 < 5 --
1914 926 156 < 5 --
1913 721 161 < 5 --
1912 672 160 < 5 --
1911 430 174 < 5 --
1910 449 163 < 5 --
1909 388 163 < 5 --
1908 370 163 < 5 --
1907 380 163 < 5 --
1906 358 160 < 5 --
1905 365 155 < 5 --
1904 353 153 < 5 --
1903 347 150 < 5 --
1902 355 149 < 5 --
1901 350 140 < 5 --
1900 398 146 < 5 --
1899 332 140 < 5 --
1898 360 140 < 5 --
1897 408 121 < 5 --
1896 365 131 < 5 --
1895 379 125 < 5 --
1894 390 119 < 5 --
1893 385 114 < 5 --
1892 385 118 < 5 --
1891 353 112 < 5 --
1890 368 109 < 5 --
1889 346 110 < 5 --
1888 358 108 < 5 --
1887 344 93 < 5 --
1886 326 101 < 5 --
1885 298 102 < 5 --
1884 315 96 < 5 --
1883 262 97 < 5 --
1882 252 102 < 5 --
1881 235 93 < 5 --
1880 221 96 < 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.