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Betty Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Betty?

The uncommon name Betty was the 1,320th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Position 2, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1928 and as recently as 1934.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1930 with 38,233 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Betty was 112 in 1881.

Betty, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1883-1888, 1889-1893, 1894-1900, and 1901-1930, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1945, 1947-1978, 1981-1984, 1989-1995, and 1998-2002.

Where is the name Betty popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Betty has remained mostly unchanged for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Betty for their newborn has risen.

The name Betty is still rare but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Betty is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Betty (Girl)Betty (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 175 1,320 < 5 --
2016 177 1,333 < 5 --
2015 191 1,270 < 5 --
2014 193 1,251 < 5 --
2013 175 1,331 < 5 --
2012 140 1,557 < 5 --
2011 167 1,374 < 5 --
2010 134 1,610 < 5 --
2009 149 1,521 < 5 --
2008 137 1,643 < 5 --
2007 134 1,654 < 5 --
2006 137 1,575 < 5 --
2005 132 1,545 < 5 --
2004 137 1,469 < 5 --
2003 143 1,389 < 5 --
2002 128 1,484 < 5 --
2001 154 1,277 < 5 --
2000 174 1,157 < 5 --
1999 182 1,092 < 5 --
1998 197 1,011 < 5 --
1997 189 1,019 < 5 --
1996 218 901 < 5 --
1995 235 833 < 5 --
1994 276 754 < 5 --
1993 292 728 < 5 --
1992 296 722 < 5 --
1991 346 642 < 5 --
1990 406 572 < 5 --
1989 399 561 < 5 --
1988 395 552 6 6,512
1987 435 497 5 7,064
1986 407 510 < 5 --
1985 502 437 5 6,623
1984 504 423 < 5 --
1983 564 389 6 5,553
1982 635 364 < 5 --
1981 662 354 7 5,000
1980 658 359 < 5 --
1979 711 330 < 5 --
1978 715 320 < 5 --
1977 808 293 5 5,934
1976 909 262 6 4,985
1975 1,022 237 8 3,981
1974 1,130 228 10 3,342
1973 1,322 196 15 2,516
1972 1,366 203 < 5 --
1971 1,764 175 10 3,170
1970 1,966 169 8 3,548
1969 2,134 154 14 2,319
1968 2,134 153 19 1,844
1967 2,543 137 13 2,247
1966 2,948 121 20 1,727
1965 3,565 103 18 1,862
1964 4,067 102 15 2,125
1963 4,153 104 14 2,213
1962 4,765 97 15 2,126
1961 5,579 87 15 2,155
1960 6,502 68 29 1,492
1959 7,318 59 22 1,719
1958 7,709 54 31 1,399
1957 8,477 50 31 1,414
1956 9,214 44 34 1,317
1955 9,929 36 21 1,684
1954 10,614 36 36 1,245
1953 11,364 33 25 1,510
1952 12,133 32 41 1,153
1951 12,824 29 39 1,154
1950 13,612 26 31 1,293
1949 14,944 22 35 1,208
1948 16,621 18 43 1,081
1947 18,963 17 45 1,080
1946 19,712 14 47 982
1945 18,388 11 62 783
1944 19,758 10 74 722
1943 21,596 10 89 677
1942 21,654 9 111 592
1941 20,902 7 122 532
1940 22,074 5 114 553
1939 23,640 4 130 498
1938 25,503 4 110 552
1937 25,331 5 122 524
1936 25,865 4 116 529
1935 28,671 4 151 461
1934 31,083 2 170 430
1933 31,524 2 155 444
1932 34,415 2 169 429
1931 36,104 2 152 458
1930 38,233 2 156 477
1929 36,673 2 133 510
1928 36,079 2 119 560
1927 35,423 3 105 607
1926 32,963 3 91 660
1925 32,813 3 84 703
1924 30,602 4 68 818
1923 25,991 5 56 915
1922 20,894 6 35 1,223
1921 17,637 8 37 1,180
1920 14,017 11 25 1,509
1919 10,106 15 19 1,758
1918 8,803 21 21 1,659
1917 6,639 34 9 2,753
1916 5,136 44 8 2,951
1915 4,181 53 11 2,320
1914 2,933 62 10 2,119
1913 2,240 67 6 2,534
1912 2,011 66 < 5 --
1911 1,456 69 < 5 --
1910 1,389 69 5 1,614
1909 1,082 77 5 1,473
1908 1,128 72 7 1,128
1907 1,018 77 5 1,364
1906 865 81 < 5 --
1905 807 85 5 1,253
1904 707 91 8 890
1903 596 98 < 5 --
1902 580 101 < 5 --
1901 473 112 < 5 --
1900 664 100 < 5 --
1899 410 119 < 5 --
1898 421 126 < 5 --
1897 367 132 < 5 --
1896 342 139 < 5 --
1895 350 131 < 5 --
1894 298 145 < 5 --
1893 298 139 < 5 --
1892 255 155 < 5 --
1891 239 147 < 5 --
1890 216 164 < 5 --
1889 189 159 < 5 --
1888 214 148 < 5 --
1887 178 144 < 5 --
1886 167 147 < 5 --
1885 155 145 < 5 --
1884 144 149 < 5 --
1883 120 150 < 5 --
1882 123 145 < 5 --
1881 112 140 < 5 --
1880 117 136 < 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.