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Blair Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Blair?

The less frequently given name Blair was the 511th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #423 was reached in 1988.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 609 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Blair in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1941.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Blair occurred roughly during the years 1946-1953, 1958-1961, 1975-1982, and 2012-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1995-2001.

Blair became more popular as a girls name in 1981.

Where is the name Blair popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

For a number of years, the name Blair has steadily increased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Blair has risen.

The name Blair still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Blair (Girl)Blair (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 609 511 73 1,949
2016 595 521 84 1,795
2015 483 604 70 2,032
2014 439 649 73 1,959
2013 382 720 59 2,209
2012 305 871 64 2,105
2011 262 977 75 1,866
2010 224 1,105 70 1,973
2009 230 1,107 48 2,586
2008 193 1,285 70 2,004
2007 187 1,303 58 2,259
2006 157 1,436 92 1,581
2005 164 1,335 43 2,569
2004 152 1,372 85 1,556
2003 148 1,364 68 1,766
2002 166 1,213 70 1,682
2001 154 1,278 87 1,430
2000 218 971 108 1,234
1999 241 886 91 1,320
1998 257 827 128 1,050
1997 304 705 115 1,099
1996 334 666 118 1,036
1995 338 641 137 949
1994 332 648 161 845
1993 360 627 185 769
1992 457 519 252 651
1991 438 532 267 624
1990 501 485 304 580
1989 488 483 246 637
1988 547 423 204 659
1987 443 488 156 730
1986 493 435 193 644
1985 513 430 181 650
1984 482 435 218 574
1983 411 480 237 545
1982 483 445 228 567
1981 372 524 281 501
1980 170 893 239 555
1979 88 1,399 241 552
1978 59 1,748 211 578
1977 41 2,220 193 606
1976 42 2,064 165 639
1975 33 2,413 151 673
1974 34 2,298 143 684
1973 29 2,515 122 727
1972 27 2,603 131 703
1971 32 2,380 151 673
1970 30 2,454 182 601
1969 26 2,592 182 580
1968 26 2,433 214 517
1967 42 1,782 202 525
1966 41 1,767 215 516
1965 44 1,690 200 541
1964 29 2,251 230 514
1963 46 1,687 328 439
1962 41 1,785 306 456
1961 39 1,841 237 515
1960 35 1,930 251 500
1959 31 2,022 233 515
1958 23 2,382 219 519
1957 20 2,564 234 507
1956 28 2,058 229 501
1955 27 2,066 230 483
1954 24 2,190 275 438
1953 31 1,787 267 435
1952 25 2,026 219 468
1951 17 2,484 197 481
1950 23 2,009 144 563
1949 12 3,016 95 702
1948 11 3,155 114 634
1947 13 2,919 97 703
1946 8 3,696 80 730
1945 8 3,418 84 657
1944 6 4,109 71 735
1943 8 3,524 117 588
1942 8 3,477 87 688
1941 < 5 -- 54 860
1940 8 3,241 48 920
1939 < 5 -- 51 857
1938 < 5 -- 69 737
1937 8 3,174 47 909
1936 < 5 -- 50 864
1935 5 4,284 63 779
1934 < 5 -- 66 753
1933 5 4,292 77 669
1932 < 5 -- 57 844
1931 < 5 -- 72 720
1930 < 5 -- 77 712
1929 < 5 -- 75 723
1928 < 5 -- 73 753
1927 < 5 -- 73 766
1926 6 4,371 86 684
1925 < 5 -- 90 671
1924 7 4,051 77 760
1923 < 5 -- 71 786
1922 < 5 -- 76 760
1921 < 5 -- 81 733
1920 < 5 -- 81 721
1919 6 4,318 79 705
1918 < 5 -- 78 723
1917 < 5 -- 73 717
1916 < 5 -- 67 745
1915 5 4,361 69 706
1914 6 3,243 43 802
1913 < 5 -- 31 876
1912 < 5 -- 26 880
1911 < 5 -- 15 862
1910 < 5 -- 10 1,050
1909 < 5 -- 5 1,475
1908 < 5 -- 16 658
1907 < 5 -- 7 1,110
1906 < 5 -- 13 679
1905 < 5 -- 7 1,013
1904 < 5 -- 7 977
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 10 753
1901 < 5 -- 6 964
1900 < 5 -- 10 846
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,082
1896 < 5 -- 11 676
1895 < 5 -- 7 885
1894 < 5 -- 6 970
1893 < 5 -- 9 711
1892 < 5 -- 8 804
1891 < 5 -- 10 606
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 7 805
1888 < 5 -- 11 618
1887 < 5 -- 5 944
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 5 952
1884 < 5 -- 5 987
1883 < 5 -- 5 908
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 5 882
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.