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Ashley Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ashley?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Ashley, ranked the 129th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Ashley has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 1, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1991 and as recently as 1992.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1987 with 54,854 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Ashley in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1940.

Approximately during the years 1949-1952, and 1955-1987, the name Ashley took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1987-2017.

Ashley became more popular as a girls name in 1964.

The popularity trend for Ashley has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Ashley has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Ashley?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

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

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

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   Ashley (Girl)Ashley (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 2,267 129 34 3,284
2017 2,524 122 32 3,435
2016 3,038 101 34 3,296
2015 3,424 85 26 3,987
2014 3,556 87 40 2,889
2013 3,937 68 38 2,956
2012 4,699 50 17 5,265
2011 5,398 42 37 3,049
2010 6,314 29 31 3,459
2009 7,813 20 37 3,108
2008 9,403 18 53 2,403
2007 11,425 13 55 2,338
2006 12,346 12 59 2,180
2005 13,274 10 69 1,854
2004 14,373 8 88 1,516
2003 14,514 8 78 1,613
2002 15,344 6 60 1,870
2001 16,527 4 74 1,598
2000 17,997 4 82 1,486
1999 18,136 6 77 1,477
1998 19,873 5 78 1,450
1997 20,896 3 95 1,227
1996 23,677 3 108 1,107
1995 26,602 2 112 1,062
1994 30,278 2 132 958
1993 34,850 2 135 924
1992 38,453 1 168 808
1991 43,478 1 180 762
1990 45,560 2 239 652
1989 47,589 2 376 490
1988 49,963 2 303 524
1987 54,854 2 409 436
1986 49,676 2 418 420
1985 47,007 2 502 365
1984 38,772 3 541 344
1983 33,293 4 595 321
1982 14,857 17 650 305
1981 8,879 34 674 294
1980 7,297 40 746 282
1979 4,452 67 586 321
1978 3,482 87 533 329
1977 2,706 106 582 321
1976 2,289 115 475 351
1975 1,989 138 418 378
1974 1,626 165 409 383
1973 1,253 206 426 371
1972 1,176 234 274 473
1971 1,164 255 263 501
1970 930 305 253 507
1969 641 360 194 561
1968 542 399 169 582
1967 386 483 137 638
1966 264 579 111 704
1965 218 668 121 676
1964 181 771 110 735
1963 108 1,027 129 683
1962 95 1,113 113 720
1961 80 1,232 126 682
1960 55 1,488 89 809
1959 37 1,822 80 845
1958 38 1,767 75 869
1957 27 2,125 65 938
1956 23 2,322 64 934
1955 8 4,394 81 813
1954 21 2,383 73 854
1953 15 2,826 55 967
1952 23 2,128 59 926
1951 15 2,700 50 993
1950 15 2,661 57 904
1949 11 3,191 55 934
1948 13 2,841 66 839
1947 11 3,258 67 844
1946 7 4,015 71 786
1945 10 2,927 57 830
1944 10 2,957 55 852
1943 10 3,050 58 875
1942 8 3,465 71 762
1941 6 3,987 54 859
1940 < 5 -- 49 904
1939 < 5 -- 27 1,274
1938 7 3,472 25 1,339
1937 < 5 -- 31 1,182
1936 < 5 -- 36 1,073
1935 < 5 -- 34 1,125
1934 < 5 -- 32 1,175
1933 < 5 -- 22 1,456
1932 < 5 -- 30 1,237
1931 < 5 -- 35 1,147
1930 < 5 -- 26 1,430
1929 < 5 -- 39 1,111
1928 < 5 -- 37 1,169
1927 < 5 -- 50 990
1926 < 5 -- 45 1,034
1925 < 5 -- 57 890
1924 < 5 -- 46 1,045
1923 < 5 -- 47 1,028
1922 < 5 -- 53 959
1921 < 5 -- 47 1,019
1920 < 5 -- 43 1,072
1919 < 5 -- 59 860
1918 < 5 -- 42 1,039
1917 5 4,650 45 965
1916 < 5 -- 48 917
1915 < 5 -- 47 906
1914 < 5 -- 42 821
1913 < 5 -- 31 875
1912 < 5 -- 23 938
1911 < 5 -- 16 827
1910 < 5 -- 7 1,323
1909 < 5 -- 10 954
1908 < 5 -- 9 952
1907 < 5 -- 7 1,104
1906 < 5 -- 13 677
1905 < 5 -- 10 791
1904 < 5 -- 11 726
1903 < 5 -- 7 914
1902 < 5 -- 14 586
1901 < 5 -- 10 685
1900 < 5 -- 5 1,324
1899 < 5 -- 7 862
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,130
1897 < 5 -- 17 476
1896 < 5 -- 10 728
1895 < 5 -- 10 689
1894 < 5 -- 17 481
1893 < 5 -- 10 654
1892 < 5 -- 12 601
1891 < 5 -- 8 705
1890 < 5 -- 12 569
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 7 823
1887 < 5 -- 10 589
1886 < 5 -- 14 491
1885 < 5 -- 13 521
1884 < 5 -- 6 858
1883 < 5 -- 9 649
1882 < 5 -- 7 761
1881 < 5 -- 6 789
1880 < 5 -- 8 684

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.