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Ava Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ava?

In 2018 the uber popular name Ava, ranked the 3rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 10 most popular, Ava has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #3 was reached for the first time in 2016 and as recently as 2018.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2007 with 18,051 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ava was 13 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1880-1883, 1885-1888, 1907-1914, 1943-1954, 1982-1986, 1988-1991, and 1994-2007, the name Ava took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2007-2010, and 2015-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Ava has been soaring upward in popularity. however, the number of children named Ava lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Ava?

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

The name Ava is a huge favorite and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Ava (Girl)Ava (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 14,924 3 9 8,164
2017 15,958 3 13 6,352
2016 16,302 3 11 7,169
2015 16,378 4 19 4,897
2014 15,696 5 15 5,744
2013 15,252 5 17 5,172
2012 15,533 5 20 4,701
2011 15,503 5 17 5,212
2010 15,433 5 17 5,265
2009 15,873 5 23 4,286
2008 17,039 5 16 5,505
2007 18,051 4 12 6,657
2006 16,939 5 24 4,004
2005 13,605 9 29 3,391
2004 8,644 25 35 2,893
2003 6,280 39 9 7,290
2002 3,751 82 < 5 --
2001 2,539 132 5 10,705
2000 1,796 180 < 5 --
1999 1,215 259 < 5 --
1998 829 350 < 5 --
1997 362 618 < 5 --
1996 285 740 < 5 --
1995 279 735 < 5 --
1994 276 752 < 5 --
1993 283 739 < 5 --
1992 239 835 < 5 --
1991 236 847 < 5 --
1990 197 954 < 5 --
1989 173 996 < 5 --
1988 167 984 < 5 --
1987 176 933 < 5 --
1986 167 947 < 5 --
1985 134 1,083 < 5 --
1984 146 988 < 5 --
1983 107 1,200 < 5 --
1982 109 1,221 < 5 --
1981 122 1,127 < 5 --
1980 113 1,183 < 5 --
1979 134 1,037 < 5 --
1978 132 1,031 < 5 --
1977 104 1,183 < 5 --
1976 97 1,174 < 5 --
1975 125 984 < 5 --
1974 130 950 < 5 --
1973 109 1,059 < 5 --
1972 153 848 < 5 --
1971 160 850 < 5 --
1970 176 794 < 5 --
1969 171 784 < 5 --
1968 177 743 < 5 --
1967 176 736 < 5 --
1966 199 695 < 5 --
1965 227 650 < 5 --
1964 266 613 < 5 --
1963 274 603 < 5 --
1962 263 619 < 5 --
1961 262 630 < 5 --
1960 327 532 < 5 --
1959 336 528 < 5 --
1958 379 491 < 5 --
1957 433 456 < 5 --
1956 508 401 < 5 --
1955 508 388 < 5 --
1954 540 376 < 5 --
1953 462 394 < 5 --
1952 388 435 < 5 --
1951 384 426 < 5 --
1950 299 469 < 5 --
1949 240 534 < 5 --
1948 197 593 < 5 --
1947 199 604 < 5 --
1946 131 703 < 5 --
1945 80 842 < 5 --
1944 91 801 < 5 --
1943 109 742 < 5 --
1942 132 649 < 5 --
1941 90 752 < 5 --
1940 77 809 < 5 --
1939 90 717 < 5 --
1938 83 763 < 5 --
1937 114 634 < 5 --
1936 113 620 < 5 --
1935 109 621 < 5 --
1934 129 564 < 5 --
1933 119 592 < 5 --
1932 145 542 < 5 --
1931 136 561 < 5 --
1930 142 571 < 5 --
1929 135 588 < 5 --
1928 135 605 5 4,197
1927 141 598 6 3,807
1926 164 547 < 5 --
1925 164 560 < 5 --
1924 157 588 < 5 --
1923 173 546 < 5 --
1922 160 567 < 5 --
1921 177 537 < 5 --
1920 184 515 < 5 --
1919 159 547 < 5 --
1918 174 529 < 5 --
1917 180 492 < 5 --
1916 186 467 < 5 --
1915 171 471 < 5 --
1914 156 434 < 5 --
1913 112 478 < 5 --
1912 98 483 < 5 --
1911 86 438 < 5 --
1910 79 451 < 5 --
1909 49 543 < 5 --
1908 58 474 < 5 --
1907 55 481 < 5 --
1906 62 437 < 5 --
1905 53 464 < 5 --
1904 50 463 < 5 --
1903 55 429 < 5 --
1902 40 502 < 5 --
1901 46 435 < 5 --
1900 65 418 < 5 --
1899 44 438 < 5 --
1898 53 423 < 5 --
1897 42 453 < 5 --
1896 38 467 < 5 --
1895 54 379 < 5 --
1894 58 367 < 5 --
1893 46 394 < 5 --
1892 54 360 < 5 --
1891 41 388 < 5 --
1890 49 362 < 5 --
1889 44 362 < 5 --
1888 41 375 < 5 --
1887 36 360 < 5 --
1886 27 418 < 5 --
1885 18 503 < 5 --
1884 32 350 < 5 --
1883 29 331 < 5 --
1882 21 390 < 5 --
1881 18 394 < 5 --
1880 13 468 < 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.