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Bella Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bella?

The popular name Bella was the 74th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 100 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #48 in 2010 with 5,112 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Bella in any given year was 13 in 1945.

Bella, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1880-1884, 1886-1892, 1897-1900, 1904-1916, 1950-1953, 1967-1970, and 1989-2010, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1923-1933, and 1934-1937.

Where is the name Bella popularity headed?

Bella's popularity is at a high point when measured against its most notable year.

Bella's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Bella has dropped.

The name Bella is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Bella (Girl)Bella (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 3,760 74 < 5 --
2014 4,067 70 7 9,724
2013 4,166 58 < 5 --
2012 4,337 54 < 5 --
2011 4,257 60 9 8,134
2010 5,112 48 8 8,883
2009 4,530 58 5 12,690
2008 2,783 122 5 12,743
2007 2,252 158 < 5 --
2006 1,953 181 < 5 --
2005 1,660 208 < 5 --
2004 1,240 260 < 5 --
2003 971 319 < 5 --
2002 682 427 < 5 --
2001 412 610 < 5 --
2000 307 749 < 5 --
1999 183 1,085 < 5 --
1998 156 1,191 < 5 --
1997 95 1,655 < 5 --
1996 72 1,966 < 5 --
1995 105 1,500 < 5 --
1994 76 1,864 < 5 --
1993 50 2,495 < 5 --
1992 39 2,982 < 5 --
1991 47 2,595 < 5 --
1990 28 3,718 < 5 --
1989 17 5,067 < 5 --
1988 20 4,330 < 5 --
1987 19 4,299 < 5 --
1986 16 4,745 < 5 --
1985 23 3,628 < 5 --
1984 19 4,009 < 5 --
1983 22 3,558 < 5 --
1982 23 3,536 < 5 --
1981 19 4,018 < 5 --
1980 17 4,338 < 5 --
1979 25 3,249 < 5 --
1978 19 3,789 < 5 --
1977 26 3,006 < 5 --
1976 18 3,687 < 5 --
1975 29 2,619 < 5 --
1974 19 3,439 < 5 --
1973 28 2,565 < 5 --
1972 19 3,286 < 5 --
1971 21 3,176 < 5 --
1970 33 2,312 < 5 --
1969 18 3,206 < 5 --
1968 24 2,545 < 5 --
1967 16 3,214 < 5 --
1966 16 3,155 < 5 --
1965 34 1,997 < 5 --
1964 21 2,753 < 5 --
1963 22 2,628 < 5 --
1962 24 2,466 < 5 --
1961 22 2,614 < 5 --
1960 30 2,104 < 5 --
1959 24 2,350 < 5 --
1958 34 1,874 < 5 --
1957 24 2,283 < 5 --
1956 25 2,197 < 5 --
1955 41 1,599 < 5 --
1954 28 1,991 < 5 --
1953 43 1,491 < 5 --
1952 36 1,614 < 5 --
1951 29 1,806 < 5 --
1950 21 2,125 < 5 --
1949 30 1,739 < 5 --
1948 26 1,862 < 5 --
1947 43 1,414 < 5 --
1946 23 1,924 < 5 --
1945 13 2,475 < 5 --
1944 16 2,210 < 5 --
1943 16 2,264 < 5 --
1942 22 1,810 < 5 --
1941 27 1,505 < 5 --
1940 19 1,851 < 5 --
1939 25 1,515 < 5 --
1938 19 1,815 < 5 --
1937 19 1,788 < 5 --
1936 29 1,346 < 5 --
1935 28 1,384 < 5 --
1934 45 1,036 < 5 --
1933 37 1,161 < 5 --
1932 47 1,032 < 5 --
1931 50 985 < 5 --
1930 64 909 < 5 --
1929 83 766 < 5 --
1928 73 846 < 5 --
1927 90 762 < 5 --
1926 106 702 < 5 --
1925 133 635 < 5 --
1924 134 648 < 5 --
1923 172 549 < 5 --
1922 178 528 < 5 --
1921 192 509 < 5 --
1920 188 506 < 5 --
1919 211 458 < 5 --
1918 238 428 < 5 --
1917 215 439 < 5 --
1916 207 438 < 5 --
1915 160 485 < 5 --
1914 152 443 < 5 --
1913 125 442 < 5 --
1912 113 442 < 5 --
1911 82 450 < 5 --
1910 73 467 < 5 --
1909 75 427 < 5 --
1908 65 449 < 5 --
1907 60 463 < 5 --
1906 54 463 < 5 --
1905 52 473 < 5 --
1904 43 500 < 5 --
1903 44 482 < 5 --
1902 53 426 < 5 --
1901 36 509 < 5 --
1900 73 389 < 5 --
1899 53 398 < 5 --
1898 39 493 < 5 --
1897 44 443 < 5 --
1896 43 441 < 5 --
1895 39 465 < 5 --
1894 35 476 < 5 --
1893 46 395 < 5 --
1892 53 365 < 5 --
1891 37 405 < 5 --
1890 42 385 < 5 --
1889 37 398 < 5 --
1888 31 443 < 5 --
1887 26 436 < 5 --
1886 22 460 < 5 --
1885 25 414 < 5 --
1884 31 358 < 5 --
1883 17 465 < 5 --
1882 16 459 < 5 --
1881 24 325 < 5 --
1880 13 469 < 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.