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Belle Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Belle?

The less frequently given name Belle was the 859th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #90 in 1880.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1915 with 407 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Belle in any given year was 6 in 1988.

Belle, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1911-1915, 1976-1979, 1991-1997, 1998-2004, and 2013-2017, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1927-1931, 1937-1940, and 1973-1976.

Where is the name Belle popularity headed?

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

Belle's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Belle has risen.

The name Belle still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Belle (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 312 859
2017 336 809
2016 293 933
2015 251 1,048
2014 251 1,032
2013 189 1,259
2012 162 1,411
2011 142 1,542
2010 155 1,457
2009 135 1,647
2008 170 1,396
2007 143 1,580
2006 146 1,506
2005 152 1,406
2004 147 1,415
2003 107 1,756
2002 113 1,633
2001 108 1,671
2000 74 2,159
1999 56 2,530
1998 68 2,126
1997 62 2,199
1996 55 2,375
1995 35 3,225
1994 41 2,884
1993 35 3,226
1992 19 5,071
1991 8 9,418
1990 13 6,502
1989 9 8,115
1988 6 10,507
1987 12 5,953
1986 6 9,663
1985 9 7,012
1984 13 5,235
1983 18 4,127
1982 15 4,734
1981 13 5,280
1980 11 5,945
1979 21 3,675
1978 14 4,695
1977 15 4,446
1976 12 4,925
1975 15 4,158
1974 21 3,216
1973 17 3,648
1972 18 3,407
1971 16 3,798
1970 22 3,036
1969 26 2,592
1968 18 3,065
1967 16 3,216
1966 18 2,946
1965 24 2,474
1964 33 2,073
1963 28 2,254
1962 30 2,169
1961 33 2,037
1960 35 1,927
1959 33 1,948
1958 39 1,733
1957 41 1,682
1956 30 1,971
1955 31 1,904
1954 42 1,561
1953 48 1,412
1952 45 1,438
1951 50 1,314
1950 39 1,476
1949 56 1,211
1948 47 1,346
1947 46 1,362
1946 42 1,337
1945 40 1,262
1944 25 1,666
1943 51 1,125
1942 45 1,181
1941 45 1,102
1940 32 1,316
1939 42 1,107
1938 44 1,079
1937 46 1,049
1936 42 1,083
1935 47 1,005
1934 50 975
1933 55 917
1932 68 830
1931 62 871
1930 82 775
1929 96 715
1928 93 736
1927 120 657
1926 116 674
1925 140 619
1924 162 574
1923 177 534
1922 187 510
1921 219 464
1920 235 436
1919 252 408
1918 285 387
1917 314 352
1916 334 335
1915 407 288
1914 353 276
1913 273 287
1912 279 267
1911 211 267
1910 193 281
1909 201 251
1908 187 255
1907 196 239
1906 191 229
1905 205 216
1904 205 211
1903 200 210
1902 212 201
1901 208 197
1900 291 181
1899 180 207
1898 257 183
1897 212 186
1896 238 176
1895 283 155
1894 249 164
1893 284 145
1892 265 150
1891 240 145
1890 304 127
1889 265 135
1888 317 115
1887 272 111
1886 270 115
1885 255 108
1884 286 100
1883 262 98
1882 264 98
1881 219 97
1880 238 90

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.