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Angel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Angel?

In 2018 the popular name Angel, ranked the 72nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Angel has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #31 was reached in 2006 with 11,596 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Angel was less than 5, most recently in 1906.

Angel, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1908-1916, 1917-1920, 1921-1924, 1927-1930, 1944-1957, 1966-1970, 1974-1980, and 1983-2006, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2007-2016.

Sometimes the name Angel 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 Angel has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Angel for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Angel?

Angel's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Angel is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Angel (Girl)Angel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 849 368 5,032 72
2017 920 350 5,257 71
2016 1,010 321 5,544 70
2015 1,119 284 6,100 64
2014 1,200 274 6,303 67
2013 1,222 265 6,363 67
2012 1,401 227 7,019 57
2011 1,475 212 7,530 52
2010 1,608 194 8,770 42
2009 1,880 177 9,849 37
2008 2,122 159 10,352 36
2007 2,295 152 11,369 34
2006 2,225 159 11,596 31
2005 2,386 143 10,985 32
2004 2,613 127 9,513 44
2003 2,888 119 9,157 47
2002 3,100 109 8,186 49
2001 3,080 104 6,976 58
2000 2,833 119 6,304 67
1999 2,731 121 5,402 73
1998 2,384 138 4,772 81
1997 2,214 144 4,514 86
1996 1,939 162 3,912 102
1995 1,733 175 3,734 101
1994 1,674 176 3,476 104
1993 1,633 178 3,037 115
1992 1,696 180 3,049 114
1991 1,834 160 2,685 123
1990 1,662 174 2,406 133
1989 1,716 167 2,175 140
1988 1,704 166 1,828 151
1987 1,445 192 1,654 164
1986 1,583 171 1,650 163
1985 1,781 161 1,559 173
1984 1,685 163 1,417 179
1983 1,575 174 1,348 185
1982 1,745 166 1,443 181
1981 1,815 156 1,300 194
1980 1,691 169 1,420 172
1979 1,698 164 1,305 185
1978 1,935 141 1,248 189
1977 2,137 133 1,244 188
1976 1,642 156 1,141 197
1975 1,598 166 1,094 201
1974 1,450 183 1,110 198
1973 1,815 153 1,048 206
1972 1,944 145 958 225
1971 1,489 201 1,000 236
1970 1,109 270 1,035 229
1969 640 361 938 241
1968 504 416 832 248
1967 400 474 773 258
1966 438 446 766 262
1965 402 474 722 279
1964 423 472 697 299
1963 411 476 649 308
1962 450 453 693 296
1961 596 395 668 298
1960 268 611 662 300
1959 217 681 603 317
1958 188 718 532 334
1957 146 842 566 322
1956 123 904 497 334
1955 97 1,020 433 348
1954 92 1,022 439 340
1953 72 1,138 331 381
1952 54 1,298 312 388
1951 56 1,240 277 410
1950 47 1,332 234 435
1949 53 1,251 185 486
1948 52 1,267 223 444
1947 42 1,438 171 518
1946 39 1,396 137 545
1945 24 1,699 125 534
1944 31 1,456 114 574
1943 39 1,305 117 587
1942 31 1,473 105 616
1941 41 1,166 108 571
1940 19 1,846 90 626
1939 21 1,685 86 635
1938 14 2,229 91 622
1937 13 2,322 103 567
1936 13 2,266 97 586
1935 15 2,102 94 598
1934 14 2,193 119 539
1933 14 2,165 100 576
1932 20 1,757 125 515
1931 18 1,878 107 569
1930 21 1,750 166 459
1929 13 2,439 131 512
1928 19 1,962 136 517
1927 20 1,937 131 536
1926 19 2,004 130 533
1925 19 2,024 122 559
1924 20 1,994 112 603
1923 18 2,092 82 718
1922 12 2,782 90 686
1921 17 2,200 70 815
1920 12 2,736 85 699
1919 10 3,018 70 775
1918 8 3,527 55 894
1917 11 2,705 55 860
1916 15 2,137 63 772
1915 10 2,700 30 1,182
1914 7 2,898 37 899
1913 7 2,552 30 898
1912 8 2,163 26 876
1911 < 5 -- 12 983
1910 < 5 -- 13 862
1909 6 1,972 10 952
1908 7 1,685 9 949
1907 6 1,837 9 933
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 6 1,170
1899 < 5 -- 7 860
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- 5 1,111
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 5 1,502 < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 5 976
1890 < 5 -- 5 1,007
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 8 757
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.