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Brittany Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Brittany?

The less frequently given name Brittany was the 879th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #3 for the first time in 1989 and as recently as 1991.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1989 with 37,788 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Brittany was less than 5, most recently in 1962.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Brittany occurred roughly during the years 1964-1989, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1990-2009, and 2013-2017.

Brittany became more popular as a girls name in 1963.

Where is the name Brittany popularity headed?

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

Brittany's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Brittany for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Brittany still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Brittany (Girl)Brittany (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 305 879 < 5 --
2017 401 715 < 5 --
2016 571 545 < 5 --
2015 687 463 < 5 --
2014 697 457 < 5 --
2013 718 423 < 5 --
2012 768 407 < 5 --
2011 748 419 < 5 --
2010 728 428 < 5 --
2009 670 462 < 5 --
2008 775 415 < 5 --
2007 915 354 < 5 --
2006 1,025 320 < 5 --
2005 1,193 276 < 5 --
2004 1,356 240 13 5,851
2003 1,579 209 5 11,098
2002 1,936 170 < 5 --
2001 2,929 115 10 6,518
2000 5,183 61 < 5 --
1999 7,942 35 5 10,095
1998 9,843 25 13 4,911
1997 11,527 20 13 4,699
1996 13,796 14 19 3,561
1995 16,476 8 36 2,213
1994 18,901 7 38 2,124
1993 21,724 6 35 2,218
1992 24,977 4 44 1,846
1991 29,089 3 45 1,771
1990 36,537 3 112 995
1989 37,788 3 216 678
1988 26,815 6 100 961
1987 22,231 7 88 1,010
1986 20,311 8 75 1,076
1985 15,439 17 61 1,215
1984 7,666 41 46 1,399
1983 4,377 64 26 2,023
1982 3,100 94 16 2,852
1981 1,714 165 9 4,189
1980 1,406 190 7 4,993
1979 791 302 11 3,592
1978 630 345 9 3,892
1977 488 419 7 4,647
1976 351 508 8 4,054
1975 332 527 < 5 --
1974 246 630 11 3,154
1973 219 683 < 5 --
1972 200 716 < 5 --
1971 148 896 < 5 --
1970 76 1,369 < 5 --
1969 62 1,500 < 5 --
1968 33 2,093 < 5 --
1967 16 3,222 < 5 --
1966 15 3,279 < 5 --
1965 10 4,228 < 5 --
1964 5 6,863 < 5 --
1963 7 5,354 < 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.