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Anna Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Anna?

In 2018 the popular name Anna, ranked the 54th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Anna has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 2, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1899.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1918 with 15,666 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Anna was 2,604 in 1880.

Anna, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1911-1915, and 1997-2000, whereas 1918-1939, 1940-1944, and 1963-1966 were years of successive downward movement.

The popularity trend for Anna has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Anna lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Anna?

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

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

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   Anna (Girl)Anna (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,145 54 5 12,216
2017 4,544 53 8 8,864
2016 4,784 49 6 10,818
2015 5,130 44 7 9,619
2014 5,689 34 < 5 --
2013 5,380 35 7 9,703
2012 5,618 35 5 12,367
2011 5,663 38 7 9,658
2010 6,329 26 10 7,611
2009 6,804 28 10 7,717
2008 7,266 26 11 7,218
2007 7,893 25 11 7,122
2006 8,602 22 5 12,148
2005 9,102 22 19 4,472
2004 9,515 20 46 2,420
2003 9,447 21 13 5,574
2002 10,388 20 12 5,745
2001 10,580 19 9 6,962
2000 10,589 22 9 6,873
1999 9,104 29 11 5,674
1998 8,380 31 13 4,889
1997 8,340 33 < 5 --
1996 8,569 33 9 6,004
1995 8,566 31 14 4,291
1994 7,525 41 18 3,596
1993 6,808 47 8 6,252
1992 6,847 49 6 7,462
1991 7,118 46 14 4,014
1990 7,288 45 33 2,172
1989 6,896 51 58 1,433
1988 6,439 54 28 2,198
1987 6,166 52 24 2,335
1986 5,908 51 28 2,058
1985 5,882 54 19 2,602
1984 5,306 57 22 2,295
1983 5,218 55 15 2,917
1982 5,270 56 23 2,208
1981 5,190 54 24 2,141
1980 5,034 55 23 2,215
1979 4,666 59 29 1,866
1978 4,169 65 14 2,935
1977 3,852 74 19 2,367
1976 3,587 77 15 2,709
1975 3,570 79 14 2,760
1974 3,614 82 12 2,955
1973 3,499 87 12 2,861
1972 3,448 86 13 2,662
1971 3,576 106 14 2,563
1970 3,796 102 21 1,945
1969 3,716 99 12 2,555
1968 3,563 99 10 2,737
1967 3,722 91 13 2,241
1966 3,674 95 16 1,965
1965 3,920 96 13 2,274
1964 4,288 97 21 1,733
1963 4,249 102 17 1,958
1962 4,436 100 14 2,190
1961 4,670 100 19 1,876
1960 4,655 104 14 2,211
1959 4,878 99 20 1,811
1958 4,660 103 7 3,283
1957 4,445 105 11 2,500
1956 4,387 103 19 1,828
1955 4,093 105 15 2,046
1954 3,997 105 12 2,318
1953 3,837 98 11 2,396
1952 3,715 101 15 2,013
1951 3,868 94 14 2,055
1950 3,816 93 9 2,589
1949 3,896 91 15 1,944
1948 4,038 89 15 1,946
1947 4,240 92 15 1,993
1946 3,998 87 14 1,950
1945 3,607 73 12 2,010
1944 3,634 74 15 1,814
1943 4,232 64 13 2,076
1942 4,487 59 24 1,424
1941 4,430 56 14 1,908
1940 4,717 51 25 1,334
1939 4,931 43 18 1,578
1938 5,140 40 22 1,440
1937 5,449 38 18 1,630
1936 5,725 36 37 1,052
1935 6,163 34 30 1,227
1934 6,679 31 25 1,358
1933 7,074 29 25 1,333
1932 7,919 24 38 1,090
1931 8,430 25 33 1,192
1930 9,079 23 52 929
1929 9,751 20 42 1,055
1928 10,574 16 51 952
1927 11,215 16 49 1,001
1926 11,698 15 48 993
1925 12,250 13 34 1,227
1924 13,078 13 32 1,289
1923 12,864 13 38 1,157
1922 13,405 12 41 1,110
1921 14,477 11 28 1,414
1920 14,581 10 33 1,252
1919 14,498 10 42 1,047
1918 15,666 10 31 1,257
1917 15,160 7 33 1,176
1916 15,228 7 35 1,097
1915 15,119 7 31 1,159
1914 11,865 6 40 855
1913 9,687 7 31 873
1912 8,586 7 29 816
1911 6,753 6 20 708
1910 6,436 6 21 636
1909 5,804 6 24 531
1908 5,860 5 10 882
1907 5,575 4 20 541
1906 5,502 4 13 675
1905 5,424 4 21 491
1904 5,330 3 16 566
1903 5,098 3 18 506
1902 5,288 3 16 536
1901 4,923 3 18 454
1900 6,114 3 25 455
1899 5,115 2 23 384
1898 5,773 2 31 346
1897 5,429 2 19 441
1896 5,860 2 17 502
1895 5,950 2 18 478
1894 5,565 2 20 421
1893 5,695 2 17 449
1892 5,542 2 20 423
1891 5,099 2 15 456
1890 5,233 2 20 405
1889 5,062 2 23 371
1888 4,982 2 26 360
1887 4,227 2 13 489
1886 4,283 2 15 472
1885 3,994 2 20 399
1884 3,860 2 20 400
1883 3,306 2 16 448
1882 3,143 2 < 5 --
1881 2,698 2 16 431
1880 2,604 2 12 529

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.