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Cheryl Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Cheryl?

Ranking 2,898th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Cheryl is rare.

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

Position 13, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1958 with 24,111 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Cheryl in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1915.

Cheryl, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1920-1923, 1924-1928, 1930-1938, 1940-1947, and 1953-1958, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1958-1977, 1979-2000, and 2003-2009.

Sometimes the name Cheryl has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Cheryl's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Cheryl be?

The popularity trend for Cheryl has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Cheryl has remained about the same.

The name Cheryl is quite distinctive and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Cheryl (Girl)Cheryl (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 57 2,898 < 5 --
2017 56 2,929 < 5 --
2016 72 2,501 < 5 --
2015 55 3,062 < 5 --
2014 58 2,932 < 5 --
2013 54 3,045 < 5 --
2012 72 2,515 < 5 --
2011 64 2,729 < 5 --
2010 79 2,388 < 5 --
2009 64 2,787 < 5 --
2008 91 2,187 < 5 --
2007 84 2,298 < 5 --
2006 87 2,210 < 5 --
2005 103 1,879 < 5 --
2004 116 1,668 < 5 --
2003 115 1,667 < 5 --
2002 104 1,742 < 5 --
2001 143 1,341 < 5 --
2000 127 1,448 < 5 --
1999 173 1,133 < 5 --
1998 165 1,145 < 5 --
1997 197 990 < 5 --
1996 250 813 < 5 --
1995 255 780 < 5 --
1994 307 685 < 5 --
1993 374 612 < 5 --
1992 441 534 < 5 --
1991 539 457 < 5 --
1990 615 415 7 6,514
1989 731 351 < 5 --
1988 889 280 < 5 --
1987 960 263 5 7,123
1986 1,031 251 8 4,918
1985 1,223 209 8 4,768
1984 1,322 203 6 5,683
1983 1,562 176 < 5 --
1982 1,876 159 6 5,748
1981 2,116 134 5 6,439
1980 2,609 119 7 5,016
1979 3,210 94 6 5,472
1978 3,167 94 8 4,220
1977 2,122 134 7 4,670
1976 2,489 105 9 3,761
1975 2,998 97 13 2,925
1974 3,498 88 17 2,372
1973 4,011 74 16 2,418
1972 5,135 56 27 1,686
1971 6,329 50 12 2,839
1970 7,441 44 24 1,807
1969 8,345 41 20 1,867
1968 9,142 37 28 1,481
1967 10,765 35 29 1,417
1966 11,713 34 25 1,544
1965 12,553 31 34 1,319
1964 14,075 29 43 1,175
1963 15,048 24 37 1,283
1962 16,585 24 45 1,155
1961 18,293 20 42 1,222
1960 19,122 17 48 1,131
1959 20,944 18 40 1,232
1958 24,111 13 60 980
1957 22,645 16 42 1,202
1956 21,276 18 25 1,568
1955 19,103 19 32 1,346
1954 15,013 22 26 1,502
1953 12,268 28 19 1,772
1952 12,199 31 17 1,871
1951 11,987 30 19 1,736
1950 11,824 29 14 2,041
1949 12,006 28 17 1,832
1948 13,222 25 20 1,662
1947 13,891 24 21 1,657
1946 11,526 27 23 1,480
1945 8,150 32 20 1,505
1944 7,972 36 22 1,443
1943 2,878 102 16 1,849
1942 590 280 < 5 --
1941 440 310 < 5 --
1940 284 410 < 5 --
1939 289 390 5 3,569
1938 397 312 < 5 --
1937 145 563 < 5 --
1936 94 688 < 5 --
1935 99 668 < 5 --
1934 76 768 < 5 --
1933 60 866 < 5 --
1932 49 1,005 < 5 --
1931 49 998 < 5 --
1930 42 1,146 < 5 --
1929 44 1,107 < 5 --
1928 46 1,116 < 5 --
1927 32 1,428 < 5 --
1926 26 1,631 < 5 --
1925 22 1,855 < 5 --
1924 22 1,883 < 5 --
1923 28 1,562 < 5 --
1922 18 2,129 < 5 --
1921 18 2,137 < 5 --
1920 13 2,614 < 5 --
1919 12 2,667 < 5 --
1918 16 2,219 < 5 --
1917 22 1,660 < 5 --
1916 8 3,312 < 5 --
1915 < 5 -- < 5 --
1914 7 2,943 < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 5 3,043 < 5 --
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 5 2,265 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.