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Angela Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Angela?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Angela, ranked the 264th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Angela has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #5 was reached for the first time in 1974 and as recently as 1976.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1971 with 25,896 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Angela was 7 in 1880.

Angela, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1884-1892, 1894-1897, 1899-1903, 1904-1915, 1934-1937, 1939-1942, and 1943-1971, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1975-1998, 2000-2011, and 2014-2017.

For a number of years, the name Angela has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Angela for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Angela?

Angela's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

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

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

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   Angela (Girl)Angela (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,236 264 < 5 --
2017 1,347 234 < 5 --
2016 1,509 214 < 5 --
2015 1,487 220 < 5 --
2014 1,734 191 < 5 --
2013 1,645 196 < 5 --
2012 1,639 193 < 5 --
2011 1,677 189 < 5 --
2010 1,914 160 < 5 --
2009 2,258 142 < 5 --
2008 2,538 133 8 9,050
2007 2,755 125 7 9,833
2006 2,925 114 9 8,034
2005 2,893 114 10 7,132
2004 3,158 105 9 7,559
2003 3,319 104 12 5,893
2002 3,713 83 8 7,676
2001 3,913 77 12 5,683
2000 3,826 79 9 6,869
1999 3,632 90 12 5,334
1998 3,369 100 11 5,486
1997 3,651 93 16 4,068
1996 3,864 90 13 4,622
1995 4,118 85 7 7,018
1994 4,414 81 9 5,890
1993 4,569 73 10 5,374
1992 5,078 69 15 3,926
1991 5,800 59 18 3,334
1990 6,664 52 30 2,311
1989 7,199 47 54 1,516
1988 7,913 38 33 1,948
1987 8,581 35 49 1,467
1986 9,268 33 43 1,537
1985 10,226 31 43 1,525
1984 11,294 26 58 1,197
1983 13,218 22 36 1,630
1982 15,002 16 57 1,229
1981 15,920 15 52 1,273
1980 17,971 12 58 1,202
1979 20,256 8 70 1,057
1978 20,511 7 73 1,011
1977 20,996 6 74 1,000
1976 22,042 5 58 1,113
1975 23,360 5 90 875
1974 22,802 5 89 849
1973 20,896 7 73 942
1972 23,556 6 70 969
1971 25,896 6 92 847
1970 24,927 6 83 882
1969 21,055 7 49 1,112
1968 20,669 7 51 1,035
1967 19,543 7 65 892
1966 18,530 9 48 1,059
1965 18,749 10 41 1,189
1964 16,260 22 43 1,173
1963 13,279 30 35 1,320
1962 11,658 36 27 1,512
1961 10,837 38 24 1,635
1960 8,683 50 21 1,775
1959 6,771 68 22 1,709
1958 5,759 83 17 1,958
1957 5,330 88 13 2,282
1956 5,031 93 11 2,499
1955 3,895 109 5 3,898
1954 3,541 118 8 2,952
1953 3,184 120 11 2,395
1952 2,641 134 8 2,880
1951 2,138 150 6 3,375
1950 2,057 148 5 3,711
1949 1,968 150 < 5 --
1948 1,801 158 < 5 --
1947 1,648 176 < 5 --
1946 1,280 192 6 3,191
1945 1,058 193 6 2,998
1944 1,008 200 6 3,120
1943 933 215 8 2,745
1942 1,016 201 6 3,226
1941 822 215 5 3,517
1940 726 234 < 5 --
1939 733 229 < 5 --
1938 717 233 11 2,187
1937 784 214 7 2,914
1936 595 253 < 5 --
1935 618 252 < 5 --
1934 626 250 < 5 --
1933 577 252 < 5 --
1932 608 252 8 2,854
1931 619 242 < 5 --
1930 640 243 10 2,618
1929 676 233 8 2,993
1928 621 259 7 3,368
1927 602 271 8 3,162
1926 572 278 5 4,235
1925 560 282 5 4,215
1924 600 267 5 4,375
1923 666 249 5 4,262
1922 640 258 8 3,262
1921 671 255 8 3,224
1920 665 255 9 2,975
1919 654 251 < 5 --
1918 721 238 5 4,203
1917 742 226 < 5 --
1916 716 229 < 5 --
1915 698 225 < 5 --
1914 590 212 < 5 --
1913 447 228 < 5 --
1912 398 223 < 5 --
1911 292 231 < 5 --
1910 260 239 < 5 --
1909 204 248 < 5 --
1908 183 260 < 5 --
1907 174 261 < 5 --
1906 123 301 < 5 --
1905 148 270 < 5 --
1904 124 286 < 5 --
1903 132 267 < 5 --
1902 116 291 < 5 --
1901 89 317 < 5 --
1900 107 327 < 5 --
1899 80 336 < 5 --
1898 98 317 < 5 --
1897 95 298 < 5 --
1896 60 370 < 5 --
1895 70 342 < 5 --
1894 64 345 < 5 --
1893 67 327 < 5 --
1892 63 335 < 5 --
1891 29 475 < 5 --
1890 45 373 < 5 --
1889 42 371 < 5 --
1888 33 432 < 5 --
1887 33 372 < 5 --
1886 24 439 < 5 --
1885 18 501 < 5 --
1884 20 450 < 5 --
1883 22 397 < 5 --
1882 24 361 < 5 --
1881 9 584 < 5 --
1880 7 683 < 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.