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Amy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Amy?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name Amy, ranked the 176th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Amy has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity ranking of #2 was reached for the first time in 1973 and as recently as 1976.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1975 with 32,252 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Amy was 145 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1889-1892, 1911-1915, 1939-1942, and 1944-1975, the name Amy took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1976-1999, 2007-2010, and 2013-2015 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Amy has steadily decreased in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Amy lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Amy?

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

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

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

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   Amy (Girl)Amy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 1,828 176 < 5 --
2015 2,037 158 < 5 --
2014 2,188 148 5 12,182
2013 2,233 139 < 5 --
2012 2,233 145 < 5 --
2011 2,190 143 5 12,370
2010 2,280 136 < 5 --
2009 2,483 130 6 11,063
2008 2,539 132 10 7,715
2007 2,828 119 < 5 --
2006 2,744 128 < 5 --
2005 2,952 111 10 7,124
2004 3,114 106 11 6,547
2003 2,878 120 8 7,877
2002 3,095 110 7 8,495
2001 2,935 114 6 9,292
2000 3,171 105 5 10,431
1999 3,204 105 5 9,981
1998 3,485 96 6 8,519
1997 3,690 92 7 7,310
1996 4,070 88 9 5,997
1995 4,527 76 6 7,825
1994 4,690 77 9 5,885
1993 5,421 65 12 4,709
1992 6,342 51 16 3,751
1991 7,275 43 18 3,329
1990 8,460 38 27 2,490
1989 8,897 35 27 2,417
1988 10,032 29 40 1,733
1987 11,787 24 51 1,422
1986 13,453 22 59 1,256
1985 14,424 20 49 1,389
1984 15,991 13 66 1,108
1983 17,096 12 57 1,204
1982 18,800 10 53 1,277
1981 20,343 6 63 1,153
1980 19,833 8 60 1,177
1979 21,612 5 64 1,116
1978 23,215 4 61 1,124
1977 26,732 3 74 998
1976 31,341 2 94 859
1975 32,252 2 89 879
1974 29,567 2 93 834
1973 26,965 2 86 853
1972 25,873 5 72 952
1971 26,238 5 75 941
1970 25,211 5 63 1,023
1969 21,467 6 67 932
1968 17,089 13 45 1,120
1967 16,128 12 33 1,315
1966 13,002 30 32 1,344
1965 11,528 35 22 1,669
1964 9,580 44 28 1,489
1963 8,232 54 12 2,419
1962 7,182 61 19 1,853
1961 6,615 68 18 1,945
1960 5,972 77 11 2,542
1959 5,584 85 10 2,667
1958 4,822 97 11 2,504
1957 4,076 114 7 3,265
1956 3,551 122 < 5 --
1955 3,194 134 7 3,208
1954 2,675 139 8 2,948
1953 2,306 152 5 3,817
1952 1,751 175 < 5 --
1951 1,445 200 < 5 --
1950 1,184 218 < 5 --
1949 984 237 < 5 --
1948 611 310 < 5 --
1947 577 329 < 5 --
1946 521 327 < 5 --
1945 440 326 < 5 --
1944 447 319 < 5 --
1943 465 327 5 3,559
1942 473 319 < 5 --
1941 423 320 < 5 --
1940 389 321 < 5 --
1939 364 329 < 5 --
1938 354 338 < 5 --
1937 326 354 6 3,189
1936 334 342 < 5 --
1935 325 355 < 5 --
1934 321 351 < 5 --
1933 303 364 < 5 --
1932 341 343 < 5 --
1931 347 342 < 5 --
1930 386 332 < 5 --
1929 343 352 < 5 --
1928 366 355 5 4,174
1927 446 316 < 5 --
1926 494 300 < 5 --
1925 560 281 < 5 --
1924 605 266 < 5 --
1923 596 263 < 5 --
1922 612 263 < 5 --
1921 619 267 6 3,887
1920 624 263 < 5 --
1919 609 258 < 5 --
1918 573 264 < 5 --
1917 610 253 < 5 --
1916 595 248 < 5 --
1915 624 239 < 5 --
1914 472 244 < 5 --
1913 387 247 < 5 --
1912 371 235 < 5 --
1911 296 230 5 1,750
1910 287 225 < 5 --
1909 244 229 < 5 --
1908 245 219 < 5 --
1907 247 207 < 5 --
1906 240 198 < 5 --
1905 269 186 < 5 --
1904 255 188 < 5 --
1903 242 188 < 5 --
1902 255 181 < 5 --
1901 244 179 < 5 --
1900 335 165 < 5 --
1899 281 159 < 5 --
1898 341 146 < 5 --
1897 315 148 < 5 --
1896 320 147 < 5 --
1895 303 147 < 5 --
1894 329 132 < 5 --
1893 281 146 < 5 --
1892 331 131 < 5 --
1891 266 135 < 5 --
1890 275 135 < 5 --
1889 252 137 < 5 --
1888 236 140 < 5 --
1887 251 120 < 5 --
1886 226 126 < 5 --
1885 240 112 < 5 --
1884 205 123 < 5 --
1883 209 110 < 5 --
1882 196 111 < 5 --
1881 145 118 < 5 --
1880 167 108 < 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.