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Brooklyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Brooklyn?

The very popular name Brooklyn was the 47th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #21 in 2011 with 7,167 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Brooklyn in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1971.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Brooklyn occurred roughly during the years 1974-1982, and 1984-2011, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2016-2017.

Brooklyn became more popular as a girls name in 1972.

Where is the name Brooklyn popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a high point.

Brooklyn's popularity has steadily increased for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Brooklyn has dropped.

The name Brooklyn is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Brooklyn (Girl)Brooklyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,611 47 64 2,163
2017 5,186 39 71 1,998
2016 5,955 34 68 2,067
2015 6,311 31 66 2,110
2014 6,816 26 68 2,064
2013 6,896 28 47 2,565
2012 6,790 29 63 2,135
2011 7,167 21 79 1,808
2010 6,122 34 87 1,741
2009 5,664 37 120 1,409
2008 5,311 47 101 1,573
2007 4,885 57 85 1,743
2006 4,714 67 75 1,825
2005 4,129 78 74 1,776
2004 3,264 101 76 1,689
2003 2,924 118 44 2,394
2002 2,210 152 18 4,340
2001 1,906 171 19 4,143
2000 1,830 177 33 2,746
1999 1,689 182 27 3,039
1998 1,558 200 15 4,441
1997 1,328 227 18 3,755
1996 1,009 286 17 3,844
1995 774 341 16 3,881
1994 658 385 17 3,766
1993 540 468 5 8,875
1992 426 552 9 5,708
1991 294 716 10 5,135
1990 210 912 5 8,265
1989 164 1,043 7 6,296
1988 139 1,113 < 5 --
1987 100 1,363 6 6,188
1986 89 1,440 6 6,019
1985 74 1,604 5 6,651
1984 69 1,605 < 5 --
1983 78 1,476 < 5 --
1982 71 1,622 7 5,086
1981 59 1,847 < 5 --
1980 53 1,983 < 5 --
1979 43 2,251 < 5 --
1978 32 2,635 < 5 --
1977 26 3,007 < 5 --
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1975 12 4,888 < 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.