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Bay Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bay?

The rare name Bay was the 6,785th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Bay, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

Its highest popularity ranking of #2417 was reached in 2014 with 75 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Bay was less than 5, most recently in 2009.

Approximately during the years 2009-2013, the name Bay took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Bay has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Bay popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Bay has been moving upward in popularity. however, the number of children named Bay lately has dropped dramatically.

The name Bay is mostly unused and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Bay (Girl)Bay (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 17 6,785 6 10,868
2017 22 5,669 5 12,452
2016 33 4,350 8 8,924
2015 58 2,964 11 7,109
2014 75 2,417 6 10,846
2013 70 2,533 11 7,072
2012 46 3,471 < 5 --
2011 10 10,508 7 9,716
2010 11 9,876 9 8,206
2009 < 5 -- 7 9,973
2008 < 5 -- 6 11,206
2007 7 14,141 < 5 --
2006 13 8,794 5 12,235
2005 9 11,047 10 7,169
2004 6 14,430 7 9,032
2003 6 14,103 8 7,921
2002 5 15,766 < 5 --
2001 5 15,683 6 9,367
2000 11 8,628 9 6,898
1999 6 12,894 < 5 --
1998 10 8,666 8 6,914
1997 8 9,920 7 7,356
1996 5 13,774 9 6,034
1995 < 5 -- 6 7,893
1994 < 5 -- < 5 --
1993 < 5 -- < 5 --
1992 5 13,514 < 5 --
1991 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1987 5 11,477 < 5 --
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1979 < 5 -- 7 4,889
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1973 < 5 -- 6 4,556
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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.