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Anna Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Anna?

In 2016 the popular name Anna, ranked the 51st 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 been moving downward 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
2016 4,749 51 5 12,232
2015 5,119 44 6 10,720
2014 5,674 34 < 5 --
2013 5,369 35 7 9,698
2012 5,612 34 5 12,357
2011 5,655 38 7 9,651
2010 6,321 27 10 7,609
2009 6,800 28 10 7,714
2008 7,263 26 11 7,217
2007 7,884 25 11 7,119
2006 8,601 22 5 12,145
2005 9,099 22 19 4,471
2004 9,512 20 46 2,420
2003 9,441 21 13 5,572
2002 10,384 20 12 5,744
2001 10,570 19 9 6,959
2000 10,584 22 9 6,868
1999 9,095 29 11 5,672
1998 8,377 31 13 4,887
1997 8,336 33 < 5 --
1996 8,560 33 9 6,003
1995 8,562 31 14 4,291
1994 7,524 41 18 3,594
1993 6,807 47 8 6,252
1992 6,845 49 6 7,462
1991 7,116 46 14 4,014
1990 7,288 45 33 2,171
1989 6,893 51 58 1,433
1988 6,438 54 28 2,199
1987 6,164 52 24 2,335
1986 5,905 51 28 2,057
1985 5,882 54 19 2,601
1984 5,304 57 22 2,295
1983 5,218 55 15 2,917
1982 5,270 56 23 2,208
1981 5,189 54 24 2,139
1980 5,032 55 23 2,215
1979 4,665 59 29 1,866
1978 4,167 66 14 2,934
1977 3,853 74 19 2,364
1976 3,583 78 15 2,708
1975 3,571 79 14 2,759
1974 3,612 82 12 2,952
1973 3,499 88 12 2,862
1972 3,448 86 13 2,665
1971 3,576 106 14 2,562
1970 3,794 102 21 1,943
1969 3,715 99 12 2,555
1968 3,560 99 10 2,738
1967 3,720 91 13 2,241
1966 3,673 95 16 1,966
1965 3,922 96 13 2,273
1964 4,287 97 21 1,733
1963 4,248 102 17 1,956
1962 4,440 100 14 2,189
1961 4,667 100 19 1,876
1960 4,655 104 14 2,211
1959 4,875 99 20 1,812
1958 4,660 103 7 3,281
1957 4,444 105 11 2,500
1956 4,386 103 19 1,827
1955 4,093 105 15 2,047
1954 3,997 105 12 2,320
1953 3,836 98 12 2,292
1952 3,715 101 15 2,012
1951 3,869 94 14 2,055
1950 3,816 93 9 2,587
1949 3,896 91 15 1,943
1948 4,038 89 15 1,946
1947 4,239 92 15 1,993
1946 3,998 87 14 1,950
1945 3,608 73 12 2,011
1944 3,635 74 15 1,815
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 1,439
1937 5,449 38 18 1,630
1936 5,725 36 37 1,052
1935 6,162 34 30 1,227
1934 6,679 31 25 1,358
1933 7,072 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 10,571 16 51 951
1927 11,216 16 49 1,001
1926 11,698 15 48 993
1925 12,250 13 34 1,227
1924 13,079 13 32 1,290
1923 12,864 13 38 1,156
1922 13,405 12 41 1,110
1921 14,477 11 28 1,414
1920 14,580 10 33 1,252
1919 14,498 10 42 1,047
1918 15,666 10 31 1,257
1917 15,161 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.