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Bernice Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bernice?

The rare name Bernice was the 2,668th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Bernice, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #39 in 1921 with 6,190 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bernice was 47 in 2012.

Bernice, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1882-1898, and 1899-1918, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1939, 1940-1945, 1982-1986, and 2008-2012.

Where is the name Bernice popularity headed?

Bernice's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Bernice's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Bernice for their newborn has remained about the same.

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

Relative to what it once was, Bernice has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Bernice (Girl)Bernice (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 64 2,668 < 5 --
2017 71 2,512 < 5 --
2016 53 3,102 < 5 --
2015 57 3,001 < 5 --
2014 65 2,689 < 5 --
2013 71 2,510 < 5 --
2012 47 3,420 < 5 --
2011 62 2,800 < 5 --
2010 66 2,698 < 5 --
2009 80 2,403 < 5 --
2008 85 2,297 < 5 --
2007 80 2,371 < 5 --
2006 81 2,329 < 5 --
2005 84 2,183 < 5 --
2004 86 2,099 < 5 --
2003 82 2,126 < 5 --
2002 88 1,985 < 5 --
2001 105 1,715 < 5 --
2000 97 1,790 < 5 --
1999 122 1,431 < 5 --
1998 100 1,619 < 5 --
1997 111 1,476 < 5 --
1996 116 1,423 < 5 --
1995 109 1,466 < 5 --
1994 137 1,251 < 5 --
1993 126 1,326 6 7,728
1992 138 1,255 < 5 --
1991 143 1,206 < 5 --
1990 146 1,176 5 8,234
1989 144 1,145 < 5 --
1988 140 1,109 < 5 --
1987 132 1,129 < 5 --
1986 107 1,260 < 5 --
1985 145 1,036 < 5 --
1984 157 936 < 5 --
1983 143 1,000 < 5 --
1982 174 884 6 5,699
1981 169 891 < 5 --
1980 177 867 < 5 --
1979 165 902 < 5 --
1978 184 811 5 5,885
1977 182 823 5 5,932
1976 255 613 5 5,679
1975 222 674 6 4,858
1974 262 602 7 4,227
1973 265 592 10 3,247
1972 289 569 11 3,003
1971 326 553 6 4,434
1970 375 518 8 3,548
1969 385 495 14 2,317
1968 421 467 10 2,746
1967 458 441 7 3,267
1966 472 432 16 1,971
1965 561 391 12 2,378
1964 652 373 16 2,045
1963 703 359 15 2,120
1962 761 341 12 2,381
1961 764 343 10 2,721
1960 871 319 12 2,433
1959 853 319 20 1,813
1958 888 301 18 1,902
1957 978 288 20 1,795
1956 1,035 266 22 1,680
1955 1,046 255 23 1,615
1954 1,075 249 22 1,628
1953 1,156 236 16 1,967
1952 1,212 227 24 1,552
1951 1,286 213 28 1,410
1950 1,301 206 21 1,618
1949 1,379 198 35 1,206
1948 1,488 185 19 1,705
1947 1,689 172 36 1,216
1946 1,468 179 25 1,410
1945 1,473 157 24 1,350
1944 1,658 149 36 1,109
1943 1,890 143 38 1,109
1942 1,964 137 52 923
1941 1,931 133 42 988
1940 2,089 121 49 906
1939 2,123 116 51 856
1938 2,288 112 43 964
1937 2,384 104 49 881
1936 2,543 95 56 816
1935 2,774 90 75 697
1934 2,978 82 69 733
1933 3,008 83 72 712
1932 3,544 71 87 652
1931 3,822 63 72 718
1930 4,438 58 75 730
1929 4,551 55 90 649
1928 4,943 53 95 638
1927 5,305 49 115 576
1926 5,443 45 97 639
1925 5,728 46 89 678
1924 6,033 47 110 609
1923 5,808 43 104 626
1922 5,912 41 121 584
1921 6,190 39 119 581
1920 5,928 40 114 583
1919 5,793 42 103 593
1918 5,893 41 116 561
1917 5,546 42 73 715
1916 5,183 42 93 604
1915 4,937 42 93 591
1914 3,730 43 67 617
1913 3,036 45 51 616
1912 2,593 51 31 785
1911 1,915 51 25 609
1910 1,721 58 28 539
1909 1,337 62 21 575
1908 1,363 61 15 688
1907 1,185 65 22 495
1906 1,107 66 20 506
1905 1,032 74 20 507
1904 962 75 16 568
1903 868 77 11 703
1902 794 81 14 589
1901 660 86 < 5 --
1900 702 96 10 845
1899 515 103 8 791
1898 619 96 9 747
1897 519 103 16 497
1896 489 104 9 782
1895 447 109 6 992
1894 389 121 6 967
1893 340 125 < 5 --
1892 299 137 5 1,082
1891 248 142 11 567
1890 229 155 8 747
1889 206 154 7 802
1888 157 177 5 1,051
1887 127 178 < 5 --
1886 135 173 < 5 --
1885 96 193 < 5 --
1884 83 208 < 5 --
1883 69 210 7 729
1882 57 229 < 5 --
1881 48 222 < 5 --
1880 59 201 < 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.