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Cathy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Cathy?

Ranking 4,474th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Cathy is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Cathy has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 34, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1958 with 10,934 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Cathy was less than 5, most recently in 1917.

Approximately during the years 1923-1926, and 1927-1958, the name Cathy took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1959-1968, 1969-1978, 1980-1986, 1990-1993, and 2004-2009.

Cathy became more popular as a girls name in 1918.

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Cathy be?

The popularity trend for Cathy has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Cathy for their newborn has dropped.

The name Cathy is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Cathy (Girl)Cathy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 31 4,474 < 5 --
2016 53 3,103 < 5 --
2015 64 2,736 < 5 --
2014 48 3,334 < 5 --
2013 59 2,871 < 5 --
2012 56 3,008 < 5 --
2011 47 3,411 < 5 --
2010 52 3,163 < 5 --
2009 56 3,050 < 5 --
2008 61 2,891 < 5 --
2007 79 2,396 < 5 --
2006 88 2,190 < 5 --
2005 93 2,015 < 5 --
2004 104 1,822 < 5 --
2003 103 1,814 < 5 --
2002 93 1,898 < 5 --
2001 120 1,546 < 5 --
2000 119 1,526 < 5 --
1999 116 1,482 < 5 --
1998 124 1,381 < 5 --
1997 133 1,304 < 5 --
1996 129 1,319 < 5 --
1995 142 1,210 < 5 --
1994 164 1,096 < 5 --
1993 153 1,160 < 5 --
1992 187 1,007 < 5 --
1991 209 918 < 5 --
1990 210 913 < 5 --
1989 224 839 < 5 --
1988 227 807 < 5 --
1987 246 734 < 5 --
1986 272 676 < 5 --
1985 362 548 < 5 --
1984 373 521 < 5 --
1983 372 514 < 5 --
1982 486 443 < 5 --
1981 533 413 < 5 --
1980 568 401 < 5 --
1979 587 380 < 5 --
1978 639 340 < 5 --
1977 744 318 < 5 --
1976 808 285 < 5 --
1975 970 252 < 5 --
1974 1,167 222 5 5,316
1973 1,437 185 5 5,199
1972 1,735 169 < 5 --
1971 2,270 141 9 3,398
1970 2,585 137 11 2,919
1969 2,521 133 10 2,892
1968 2,400 134 7 3,415
1967 2,827 118 8 3,023
1966 3,420 99 11 2,483
1965 4,152 88 5 3,993
1964 5,502 75 18 1,908
1963 6,319 67 10 2,701
1962 7,148 62 20 1,813
1961 8,198 55 19 1,887
1960 9,137 45 21 1,780
1959 10,414 39 23 1,673
1958 10,934 34 19 1,845
1957 10,317 39 23 1,678
1956 10,135 36 23 1,644
1955 8,662 44 15 2,054
1954 7,212 59 6 3,501
1953 7,295 56 13 2,197
1952 7,012 56 8 2,910
1951 5,698 71 < 5 --
1950 5,031 75 10 2,454
1949 4,407 81 15 1,953
1948 3,562 104 8 2,814
1947 2,859 119 10 2,523
1946 1,623 167 5 3,595
1945 824 231 6 3,035
1944 680 264 < 5 --
1943 606 282 < 5 --
1942 483 315 < 5 --
1941 312 389 < 5 --
1940 195 496 < 5 --
1939 144 559 < 5 --
1938 89 725 < 5 --
1937 72 810 < 5 --
1936 53 943 < 5 --
1935 60 893 < 5 --
1934 47 1,009 < 5 --
1933 35 1,205 < 5 --
1932 29 1,388 < 5 --
1931 24 1,558 < 5 --
1930 25 1,579 < 5 --
1929 14 2,325 < 5 --
1928 20 1,910 < 5 --
1927 17 2,183 < 5 --
1926 17 2,175 < 5 --
1925 12 2,805 < 5 --
1924 13 2,689 < 5 --
1923 8 3,700 < 5 --
1922 6 4,534 < 5 --
1921 7 4,085 < 5 --
1920 5 5,101 < 5 --
1919 8 3,516 < 5 --
1918 5 4,936 < 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.