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Brandy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Brandy?

The rare name Brandy was the 2,535th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #37 was reached in 1978.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1981 with 6,894 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Brandy was less than 5, most recently in 1941.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Brandy occurred roughly during the years 1948-1952, and 1956-1978, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1982-2015.

Brandy became more popular as a girls name in 1942.

Where is the name Brandy popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

For a number of years, the name Brandy has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Brandy for their newborn has dropped.

The name Brandy is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Brandy (Girl)Brandy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 69 2,535 13 6,339
2016 80 2,342 12 6,763
2015 66 2,678 11 7,118
2014 93 2,079 16 5,492
2013 120 1,720 18 4,990
2012 131 1,637 15 5,741
2011 146 1,514 22 4,380
2010 177 1,327 22 4,373
2009 231 1,104 27 3,842
2008 250 1,046 28 3,749
2007 312 888 24 4,134
2006 342 797 23 4,111
2005 378 722 33 3,096
2004 417 657 24 3,741
2003 454 600 22 3,844
2002 559 496 27 3,263
2001 587 474 25 3,419
2000 718 400 17 4,416
1999 854 351 23 3,383
1998 1,058 284 20 3,605
1997 1,113 261 22 3,268
1996 1,364 215 27 2,755
1995 1,507 195 31 2,450
1994 1,350 214 34 2,311
1993 1,519 195 28 2,583
1992 1,815 168 34 2,219
1991 2,063 146 35 2,101
1990 2,263 137 37 2,013
1989 2,454 121 42 1,799
1988 2,686 107 48 1,528
1987 3,032 92 47 1,506
1986 3,296 84 74 1,088
1985 3,902 70 51 1,357
1984 4,578 64 49 1,350
1983 5,192 57 61 1,155
1982 6,079 50 64 1,139
1981 6,894 41 65 1,132
1980 6,409 42 74 1,048
1979 6,774 39 84 963
1978 6,698 37 99 865
1977 5,476 51 65 1,071
1976 5,233 55 71 991
1975 4,946 57 103 818
1974 3,831 80 99 809
1973 3,714 82 77 914
1972 2,082 140 80 894
1971 704 353 48 1,182
1970 611 385 57 1,080
1969 330 541 30 1,465
1968 286 565 31 1,394
1967 154 804 26 1,510
1966 100 1,042 21 1,687
1965 90 1,111 14 2,185
1964 98 1,104 11 2,554
1963 70 1,320 14 2,215
1962 45 1,693 9 2,860
1961 32 2,073 5 4,132
1960 37 1,858 8 3,116
1959 29 2,112 11 2,549
1958 23 2,386 8 3,058
1957 20 2,565 6 3,600
1956 13 3,345 7 3,249
1955 27 2,067 < 5 --
1954 24 2,191 < 5 --
1953 21 2,304 7 3,167
1952 24 2,080 < 5 --
1951 10 3,511 5 3,773
1950 12 3,072 < 5 --
1949 17 2,424 < 5 --
1948 8 3,923 < 5 --
1947 8 4,035 < 5 --
1946 5 5,029 < 5 --
1945 6 4,073 < 5 --
1944 6 4,115 < 5 --
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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.