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Amy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Amy?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Amy, ranked the 205th 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 32,251 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 2013-2017 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
2018 1,497 205 < 5 --
2017 1,730 174 < 5 --
2016 1,840 176 < 5 --
2015 2,040 158 < 5 --
2014 2,192 148 5 12,192
2013 2,236 139 < 5 --
2012 2,233 145 < 5 --
2011 2,190 143 5 12,375
2010 2,281 136 < 5 --
2009 2,483 130 6 11,067
2008 2,539 132 10 7,717
2007 2,829 119 < 5 --
2006 2,744 128 < 5 --
2005 2,954 111 10 7,126
2004 3,114 106 11 6,547
2003 2,879 120 8 7,879
2002 3,095 110 7 8,496
2001 2,936 114 6 9,293
2000 3,172 105 5 10,434
1999 3,205 105 5 9,983
1998 3,485 96 6 8,521
1997 3,690 92 7 7,310
1996 4,068 88 9 5,998
1995 4,529 75 6 7,827
1994 4,691 77 9 5,887
1993 5,421 65 12 4,710
1992 6,340 51 16 3,751
1991 7,277 43 18 3,332
1990 8,461 38 27 2,490
1989 8,898 35 27 2,417
1988 10,034 29 40 1,733
1987 11,786 24 51 1,422
1986 13,458 22 59 1,256
1985 14,425 20 49 1,390
1984 15,990 13 66 1,109
1983 17,097 12 57 1,204
1982 18,803 10 53 1,277
1981 20,343 6 63 1,153
1980 19,835 8 60 1,177
1979 21,615 5 64 1,117
1978 23,212 4 61 1,124
1977 26,732 3 74 999
1976 31,341 2 94 859
1975 32,251 2 89 879
1974 29,565 2 93 834
1973 26,964 2 86 853
1972 25,873 5 72 952
1971 26,237 5 75 941
1970 25,209 5 63 1,023
1969 21,464 6 67 932
1968 17,090 13 45 1,119
1967 16,128 12 33 1,314
1966 12,998 30 32 1,345
1965 11,530 35 22 1,670
1964 9,576 44 28 1,489
1963 8,230 54 12 2,418
1962 7,184 61 19 1,853
1961 6,613 68 18 1,947
1960 5,974 77 11 2,542
1959 5,583 85 10 2,668
1958 4,820 97 11 2,504
1957 4,077 114 7 3,264
1956 3,548 122 < 5 --
1955 3,193 134 7 3,211
1954 2,674 139 8 2,949
1953 2,307 151 5 3,818
1952 1,750 175 < 5 --
1951 1,445 200 < 5 --
1950 1,185 218 < 5 --
1949 984 237 < 5 --
1948 611 310 < 5 --
1947 577 329 < 5 --
1946 520 328 < 5 --
1945 440 327 < 5 --
1944 447 319 < 5 --
1943 464 327 5 3,559
1942 473 319 < 5 --
1941 423 320 < 5 --
1940 390 321 < 5 --
1939 364 329 < 5 --
1938 354 338 < 5 --
1937 326 354 6 3,189
1936 334 342 < 5 --
1935 325 355 < 5 --
1934 322 351 < 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.