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Bertha Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bertha?

The rare name Bertha was the 4,759th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #7 for the first time in 1883 and as recently as 1888.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1918 with 5,051 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bertha was 28 in 2018.

Bertha, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1888, 1897-1900, and 1911-1915, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1942-1945, 1947-1956, 1960-1963, 1964-1967, 1969-1972, 1973-1976, 1981-1984, 1990-1994, 1995-1998, 1999-2003, and 2009-2012.

Where is the name Bertha popularity headed?

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

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

The name Bertha is very unique 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, Bertha has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Bertha (Girl)Bertha (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 28 4,759 < 5 --
2017 28 4,817 < 5 --
2016 35 4,163 < 5 --
2015 30 4,600 < 5 --
2014 34 4,271 < 5 --
2013 28 4,915 < 5 --
2012 28 4,980 < 5 --
2011 46 3,456 < 5 --
2010 40 3,824 < 5 --
2009 46 3,514 < 5 --
2008 45 3,588 < 5 --
2007 63 2,864 < 5 --
2006 72 2,536 < 5 --
2005 57 2,868 < 5 --
2004 69 2,448 < 5 --
2003 56 2,775 < 5 --
2002 80 2,114 < 5 --
2001 98 1,805 < 5 --
2000 92 1,852 < 5 --
1999 104 1,613 < 5 --
1998 107 1,550 < 5 --
1997 123 1,385 < 5 --
1996 130 1,314 < 5 --
1995 142 1,209 < 5 --
1994 124 1,347 < 5 --
1993 161 1,114 < 5 --
1992 172 1,061 < 5 --
1991 156 1,134 < 5 --
1990 179 1,016 < 5 --
1989 167 1,024 < 5 --
1988 146 1,078 < 5 --
1987 155 1,005 < 5 --
1986 144 1,048 5 6,820
1985 163 950 < 5 --
1984 146 989 < 5 --
1983 166 906 < 5 --
1982 186 839 < 5 --
1981 209 781 < 5 --
1980 203 801 < 5 --
1979 209 768 < 5 --
1978 199 775 < 5 --
1977 232 675 < 5 --
1976 216 686 < 5 --
1975 263 605 < 5 --
1974 275 576 < 5 --
1973 316 532 < 5 --
1972 286 575 < 5 --
1971 351 523 < 5 --
1970 367 521 < 5 --
1969 397 488 < 5 --
1968 396 484 < 5 --
1967 430 457 < 5 --
1966 529 398 5 3,992
1965 554 394 6 3,575
1964 640 380 < 5 --
1963 575 401 < 5 --
1962 729 351 < 5 --
1961 738 350 10 2,722
1960 852 323 < 5 --
1959 873 313 < 5 --
1958 953 290 5 3,998
1957 1,011 275 < 5 --
1956 952 283 6 3,566
1955 1,153 238 10 2,594
1954 1,159 238 < 5 --
1953 1,171 234 9 2,724
1952 1,250 218 5 3,795
1951 1,331 208 < 5 --
1950 1,397 193 6 3,355
1949 1,520 181 9 2,625
1948 1,515 183 < 5 --
1947 1,602 180 6 3,402
1946 1,532 173 6 3,205
1945 1,427 165 5 3,376
1944 1,628 151 8 2,653
1943 1,790 150 13 2,082
1942 1,757 147 11 2,273
1941 1,723 140 15 1,827
1940 1,730 140 11 2,192
1939 1,794 135 19 1,536
1938 1,817 131 16 1,745
1937 1,951 123 13 2,003
1936 1,915 122 14 1,878
1935 2,070 114 17 1,714
1934 2,080 112 16 1,786
1933 2,161 106 12 2,109
1932 2,473 101 25 1,391
1931 2,364 102 16 1,856
1930 2,605 95 21 1,603
1929 2,800 93 12 2,329
1928 3,161 81 18 1,835
1927 3,380 80 24 1,564
1926 3,583 76 22 1,612
1925 3,772 74 14 2,206
1924 4,122 65 23 1,632
1923 4,122 64 15 2,131
1922 4,419 63 17 1,956
1921 4,608 59 16 2,070
1920 4,604 57 22 1,647
1919 4,754 52 10 2,694
1918 5,051 51 14 2,173
1917 4,881 51 20 1,649
1916 4,900 49 15 1,962
1915 4,785 46 12 2,196
1914 3,859 41 9 2,290
1913 3,345 39 14 1,449
1912 3,288 36 18 1,098
1911 2,606 36 5 1,767
1910 2,651 33 13 871
1909 2,444 29 9 1,030
1908 2,384 29 7 1,127
1907 2,363 26 15 669
1906 2,302 25 10 801
1905 2,434 21 10 795
1904 2,363 20 16 570
1903 2,309 22 10 740
1902 2,372 22 11 691
1901 2,257 19 6 963
1900 3,019 16 22 492
1899 2,294 16 5 1,064
1898 2,642 17 10 705
1897 2,502 13 9 730
1896 2,565 15 12 646
1895 2,626 11 13 581
1894 2,496 14 14 544
1893 2,623 10 10 658
1892 2,617 11 12 604
1891 2,372 10 8 710
1890 2,388 10 6 897
1889 2,293 11 12 555
1888 2,450 7 13 556
1887 2,037 7 11 549
1886 2,001 8 12 545
1885 1,860 8 13 522
1884 1,789 9 8 710
1883 1,681 7 6 811
1882 1,508 9 8 708
1881 1,324 9 5 881
1880 1,320 9 < 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.