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Betty Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Betty?

The uncommon name Betty was the 1,128th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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 38,234 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, 1901-1930, and 2016-2017, 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 used by only a select few 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
2018 215 1,128 < 5 --
2017 177 1,315 < 5 --
2016 178 1,330 < 5 --
2015 191 1,271 < 5 --
2014 193 1,252 < 5 --
2013 176 1,324 < 5 --
2012 140 1,557 < 5 --
2011 167 1,374 < 5 --
2010 134 1,610 < 5 --
2009 149 1,521 < 5 --
2008 138 1,635 < 5 --
2007 134 1,654 < 5 --
2006 137 1,575 < 5 --
2005 133 1,537 < 5 --
2004 138 1,463 < 5 --
2003 145 1,380 < 5 --
2002 128 1,484 < 5 --
2001 154 1,277 < 5 --
2000 175 1,152 < 5 --
1999 182 1,093 < 5 --
1998 197 1,011 < 5 --
1997 189 1,019 < 5 --
1996 217 904 < 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 6,625
1984 504 423 < 5 --
1983 564 389 6 5,554
1982 635 364 < 5 --
1981 662 354 7 5,001
1980 658 359 < 5 --
1979 711 330 < 5 --
1978 715 320 < 5 --
1977 808 293 5 5,933
1976 908 262 6 4,985
1975 1,022 237 8 3,982
1974 1,130 228 10 3,342
1973 1,322 196 15 2,516
1972 1,364 203 < 5 --
1971 1,764 175 10 3,170
1970 1,966 169 8 3,549
1969 2,135 154 14 2,318
1968 2,133 153 19 1,843
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 2,212
1962 4,764 97 15 2,125
1961 5,580 87 15 2,155
1960 6,502 68 29 1,490
1959 7,316 59 22 1,720
1958 7,708 54 31 1,399
1957 8,478 50 31 1,415
1956 9,220 44 34 1,317
1955 9,926 36 21 1,686
1954 10,616 36 36 1,244
1953 11,370 33 25 1,512
1952 12,131 32 41 1,153
1951 12,825 29 39 1,154
1950 13,613 26 31 1,293
1949 14,942 22 35 1,207
1948 16,622 18 43 1,081
1947 18,962 17 45 1,080
1946 19,712 14 47 982
1945 18,389 11 62 783
1944 19,756 10 74 722
1943 21,596 10 89 677
1942 21,653 9 111 592
1941 20,905 7 122 532
1940 22,074 5 114 553
1939 23,641 4 130 498
1938 25,504 4 110 552
1937 25,332 5 122 524
1936 25,866 4 116 529
1935 28,673 4 151 461
1934 31,085 2 170 430
1933 31,526 2 155 444
1932 34,417 2 169 429
1931 36,105 2 152 458
1930 38,234 2 156 477
1929 36,675 2 133 510
1928 36,080 2 119 560
1927 35,422 3 105 607
1926 32,964 3 91 660
1925 32,813 3 84 703
1924 30,599 4 68 818
1923 25,991 5 56 915
1922 20,895 6 35 1,224
1921 17,638 8 37 1,180
1920 14,016 11 25 1,510
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.