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Bette Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Bette?

The rare name Bette was the 9,189th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 148, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1923.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1924 with 1,736 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Bette was less than 5, most recently in 2017.

Bette, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1905-1923, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1925-1930, 1946-1950, and 1953-1975.

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

Where is the name Bette popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Bette has steadily increased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Bette for their newborn has risen.

The name Bette is mostly unused but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Bette (Girl)Bette (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,189 < 5 --
2017 < 5 -- < 5 --
2016 14 8,045 < 5 --
2015 9 11,012 < 5 --
2014 8 12,100 < 5 --
2013 7 13,379 < 5 --
2012 5 17,285 < 5 --
2011 < 5 -- < 5 --
2010 6 15,250 < 5 --
2009 5 17,708 < 5 --
2008 < 5 -- < 5 --
2007 6 15,781 < 5 --
2006 < 5 -- < 5 --
2005 < 5 -- < 5 --
2004 < 5 -- < 5 --
2003 < 5 -- < 5 --
2002 < 5 -- < 5 --
2001 5 15,695 < 5 --
2000 < 5 -- < 5 --
1999 5 14,705 < 5 --
1998 < 5 -- < 5 --
1997 5 14,010 < 5 --
1996 < 5 -- < 5 --
1995 < 5 -- < 5 --
1994 7 10,700 < 5 --
1993 5 13,696 < 5 --
1992 5 13,525 < 5 --
1991 12 7,016 < 5 --
1990 6 11,560 < 5 --
1989 5 12,594 < 5 --
1988 12 6,313 < 5 --
1987 7 8,867 < 5 --
1986 7 8,619 < 5 --
1985 12 5,707 < 5 --
1984 7 8,238 < 5 --
1983 9 6,759 < 5 --
1982 11 5,956 < 5 --
1981 12 5,600 < 5 --
1980 17 4,342 < 5 --
1979 15 4,643 < 5 --
1978 8 7,004 < 5 --
1977 18 3,924 < 5 --
1976 15 4,171 < 5 --
1975 12 4,884 < 5 --
1974 14 4,246 < 5 --
1973 21 3,129 < 5 --
1972 21 3,070 < 5 --
1971 25 2,809 < 5 --
1970 32 2,359 < 5 --
1969 46 1,810 < 5 --
1968 44 1,778 < 5 --
1967 55 1,508 < 5 --
1966 56 1,474 < 5 --
1965 75 1,241 < 5 --
1964 105 1,061 < 5 --
1963 101 1,075 < 5 --
1962 117 993 < 5 --
1961 146 889 < 5 --
1960 145 859 < 5 --
1959 191 732 < 5 --
1958 188 719 < 5 --
1957 267 592 < 5 --
1956 282 558 < 5 --
1955 339 500 < 5 --
1954 389 445 < 5 --
1953 444 405 < 5 --
1952 384 438 < 5 --
1951 495 359 < 5 --
1950 459 377 < 5 --
1949 570 326 < 5 --
1948 581 323 < 5 --
1947 739 284 < 5 --
1946 732 267 < 5 --
1945 639 270 < 5 --
1944 691 261 < 5 --
1943 770 250 < 5 --
1942 836 229 < 5 --
1941 747 230 < 5 --
1940 729 233 5 3,496
1939 735 228 < 5 --
1938 741 225 < 5 --
1937 685 239 < 5 --
1936 717 227 < 5 --
1935 658 245 < 5 --
1934 741 231 5 3,720
1933 855 205 < 5 --
1932 772 220 < 5 --
1931 709 229 < 5 --
1930 774 221 < 5 --
1929 884 209 6 3,595
1928 1,000 202 < 5 --
1927 1,189 175 < 5 --
1926 1,381 166 < 5 --
1925 1,592 155 < 5 --
1924 1,736 151 6 3,915
1923 1,693 148 < 5 --
1922 1,482 160 < 5 --
1921 1,316 169 < 5 --
1920 1,000 196 < 5 --
1919 718 236 < 5 --
1918 582 260 < 5 --
1917 387 313 < 5 --
1916 230 409 < 5 --
1915 148 510 < 5 --
1914 82 638 < 5 --
1913 53 712 < 5 --
1912 38 810 < 5 --
1911 29 802 < 5 --
1910 21 943 < 5 --
1909 19 942 < 5 --
1908 18 945 < 5 --
1907 16 950 < 5 --
1906 11 1,162 < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 9 1,270 < 5 --
1903 9 1,215 < 5 --
1902 14 944 < 5 --
1901 6 1,500 < 5 --
1900 6 1,751 < 5 --
1899 5 1,630 < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 5 1,576 < 5 --
1896 5 1,610 < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.