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Caroline Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Caroline?

Ranking 55th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Caroline is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #55 for the first time this year.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2000 with 5,022 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Caroline in any given year was 304 in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1909-1915, 1939-1942, 1958-1961, 1986-1996, 1997-2000, and 2010-2014, the name Caroline took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1947-1950, 1964-1967, and 1968-1972.

Currently, the name is at a very high point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Caroline be?

Caroline's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Caroline has risen.

The name Caroline is favored by many parents and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Caroline (Girl)Caroline (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 4,270 55 < 5 --
2016 4,422 56 < 5 --
2015 4,324 62 < 5 --
2014 4,343 58 6 10,910
2013 3,979 63 < 5 --
2012 3,415 80 < 5 --
2011 3,369 87 < 5 --
2010 3,358 88 < 5 --
2009 3,623 87 < 5 --
2008 3,540 94 12 6,812
2007 3,406 99 < 5 --
2006 3,788 89 < 5 --
2005 3,973 83 7 9,265
2004 4,377 74 13 5,856
2003 4,585 68 < 5 --
2002 4,655 67 < 5 --
2001 4,862 62 8 7,625
2000 5,022 65 7 8,314
1999 4,472 71 6 8,854
1998 4,275 75 6 8,626
1997 4,439 75 5 9,477
1996 4,465 78 < 5 --
1995 3,799 92 < 5 --
1994 3,449 94 7 7,064
1993 3,081 105 < 5 --
1992 3,176 105 7 6,763
1991 2,843 116 < 5 --
1990 2,820 116 13 4,197
1989 2,663 113 30 2,252
1988 2,322 122 8 5,262
1987 2,045 135 11 3,996
1986 1,802 157 5 6,863
1985 1,751 164 5 6,668
1984 1,633 167 10 3,954
1983 1,479 184 < 5 --
1982 1,536 178 7 5,091
1981 1,392 193 9 4,193
1980 1,313 200 5 6,383
1979 1,352 198 5 6,176
1978 1,309 200 5 5,921
1977 1,206 209 < 5 --
1976 1,227 197 9 3,753
1975 1,232 198 < 5 --
1974 1,199 211 7 4,241
1973 1,112 229 8 3,752
1972 1,071 251 < 5 --
1971 1,211 241 < 5 --
1970 1,374 229 < 5 --
1969 1,353 224 < 5 --
1968 1,411 215 < 5 --
1967 1,449 210 < 5 --
1966 1,552 202 < 5 --
1965 1,816 187 5 3,990
1964 2,105 179 < 5 --
1963 1,689 208 < 5 --
1962 1,990 186 5 4,125
1961 2,199 177 6 3,696
1960 1,211 254 5 4,115
1959 1,046 273 < 5 --
1958 989 282 < 5 --
1957 1,135 253 < 5 --
1956 702 329 < 5 --
1955 743 315 < 5 --
1954 770 304 < 5 --
1953 884 280 < 5 --
1952 917 263 < 5 --
1951 919 254 < 5 --
1950 879 257 < 5 --
1949 1,001 235 < 5 --
1948 1,080 226 < 5 --
1947 1,150 220 < 5 --
1946 1,090 214 < 5 --
1945 1,015 197 < 5 --
1944 1,212 178 < 5 --
1943 1,352 171 < 5 --
1942 1,391 167 5 3,634
1941 1,173 174 < 5 --
1940 1,161 172 8 2,694
1939 1,005 186 5 3,560
1938 1,116 181 < 5 --
1937 1,093 181 7 2,946
1936 1,075 177 < 5 --
1935 1,048 178 < 5 --
1934 1,069 174 < 5 --
1933 1,050 173 < 5 --
1932 1,103 174 6 3,423
1931 1,125 165 < 5 --
1930 1,160 172 5 4,078
1929 1,192 171 < 5 --
1928 1,189 175 8 3,114
1927 1,167 179 < 5 --
1926 1,217 174 < 5 --
1925 1,193 185 < 5 --
1924 1,302 175 < 5 --
1923 1,304 173 5 4,331
1922 1,268 176 < 5 --
1921 1,425 162 < 5 --
1920 1,437 159 < 5 --
1919 1,295 169 5 4,251
1918 1,457 154 < 5 --
1917 1,368 152 < 5 --
1916 1,385 144 < 5 --
1915 1,402 137 < 5 --
1914 989 148 7 2,688
1913 805 149 < 5 --
1912 785 139 < 5 --
1911 550 146 < 5 --
1910 553 146 < 5 --
1909 443 157 < 5 --
1908 449 150 < 5 --
1907 437 151 < 5 --
1906 409 144 < 5 --
1905 407 146 < 5 --
1904 429 136 < 5 --
1903 389 141 < 5 --
1902 452 126 < 5 --
1901 406 125 < 5 --
1900 455 135 < 5 --
1899 393 124 < 5 --
1898 441 122 < 5 --
1897 456 112 < 5 --
1896 437 110 < 5 --
1895 484 105 < 5 --
1894 473 103 < 5 --
1893 483 99 < 5 --
1892 476 100 < 5 --
1891 402 100 5 995
1890 455 94 < 5 --
1889 491 84 < 5 --
1888 458 89 < 5 --
1887 398 84 < 5 --
1886 370 92 < 5 --
1885 399 78 < 5 --
1884 380 78 < 5 --
1883 321 86 < 5 --
1882 304 85 < 5 --
1881 316 73 < 5 --
1880 306 75 < 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.