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Claire Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Claire?

Ranking 49th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Claire is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity ranking of #40 was reached in 2016 with 5,209 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Claire in any given year was 21 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Claire occurred roughly during the years 1881-1886, 1892-1895, 1903-1918, 1919-1927, 1974-1977, 1978-1990, 1991-1998, and 2003-2007, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1934-1937, and 1960-1967.

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

How popular will Claire be?

For a number of years, the name Claire has been moving upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Claire has remained about the same.

The name Claire is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Claire (Girl)Claire (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,379 49 < 5 --
2017 4,693 49 5 12,613
2016 5,209 40 < 5 --
2015 4,829 49 < 5 --
2014 5,014 44 < 5 --
2013 4,656 49 < 5 --
2012 4,944 45 < 5 --
2011 4,896 50 < 5 --
2010 4,915 53 < 5 --
2009 4,824 53 7 10,056
2008 4,598 62 7 10,054
2007 4,612 66 7 9,952
2006 4,013 86 < 5 --
2005 3,293 95 7 9,289
2004 3,333 99 11 6,599
2003 3,571 92 < 5 --
2002 3,405 95 < 5 --
2001 3,642 82 < 5 --
2000 3,711 86 < 5 --
1999 3,732 86 < 5 --
1998 3,641 91 5 9,871
1997 3,039 108 < 5 --
1996 2,737 116 < 5 --
1995 2,473 129 < 5 --
1994 2,174 149 < 5 --
1993 1,895 166 5 8,946
1992 1,949 158 < 5 --
1991 1,818 162 7 6,636
1990 1,859 158 11 4,720
1989 1,671 171 20 2,998
1988 1,447 190 7 5,865
1987 1,334 202 10 4,300
1986 1,306 198 10 4,173
1985 1,186 220 5 6,700
1984 978 254 < 5 --
1983 856 276 < 5 --
1982 815 299 < 5 --
1981 679 343 < 5 --
1980 566 404 < 5 --
1979 542 400 < 5 --
1978 480 421 < 5 --
1977 472 430 < 5 --
1976 376 487 < 5 --
1975 387 476 9 3,704
1974 367 483 < 5 --
1973 406 453 5 5,215
1972 274 585 < 5 --
1971 298 584 < 5 --
1970 342 547 < 5 --
1969 379 501 6 4,023
1968 353 515 6 3,746
1967 390 480 < 5 --
1966 500 418 5 4,033
1965 526 404 < 5 --
1964 606 396 5 4,136
1963 676 372 < 5 --
1962 807 328 7 3,356
1961 811 330 < 5 --
1960 899 315 < 5 --
1959 994 284 13 2,321
1958 960 288 6 3,602
1957 1,030 271 11 2,508
1956 986 277 13 2,283
1955 993 273 8 3,004
1954 1,031 258 24 1,566
1953 1,090 245 15 2,053
1952 1,077 241 22 1,624
1951 1,062 239 21 1,652
1950 1,038 234 18 1,757
1949 1,090 226 17 1,834
1948 1,023 233 19 1,713
1947 1,180 216 22 1,607
1946 1,115 212 17 1,774
1945 916 211 20 1,506
1944 1,006 202 18 1,638
1943 1,002 207 24 1,436
1942 1,027 199 36 1,142
1941 953 196 30 1,214
1940 950 194 33 1,162
1939 931 189 25 1,324
1938 1,074 184 27 1,279
1937 958 191 36 1,077
1936 1,083 176 40 993
1935 1,124 171 39 1,023
1934 1,309 155 44 956
1933 1,372 144 37 1,083
1932 1,507 139 38 1,094
1931 1,626 139 65 776
1930 1,653 136 47 992
1929 1,699 134 60 845
1928 1,734 136 63 827
1927 1,836 136 65 831
1926 1,679 144 51 955
1925 1,503 159 66 816
1924 1,583 160 67 825
1923 1,392 167 75 757
1922 1,339 167 66 840
1921 1,210 182 71 805
1920 1,019 194 72 786
1919 953 197 45 1,010
1918 1,072 186 63 826
1917 926 200 62 800
1916 838 208 65 758
1915 809 204 51 863
1914 571 218 35 936
1913 490 212 36 790
1912 440 212 28 839
1911 333 213 14 901
1910 274 233 12 939
1909 259 218 10 961
1908 235 224 14 717
1907 206 230 19 561
1906 213 213 10 805
1905 184 232 19 531
1904 163 244 7 984
1903 164 233 11 706
1902 156 244 7 947
1901 122 266 5 1,081
1900 156 262 7 1,066
1899 121 260 11 624
1898 133 259 9 753
1897 105 275 8 800
1896 106 283 11 680
1895 118 259 < 5 --
1894 96 283 7 875
1893 92 277 5 1,070
1892 86 292 < 5 --
1891 84 267 < 5 --
1890 72 291 6 906
1889 62 307 < 5 --
1888 73 270 < 5 --
1887 58 278 < 5 --
1886 61 265 5 993
1885 49 284 8 711
1884 33 342 < 5 --
1883 38 287 < 5 --
1882 30 324 < 5 --
1881 23 339 < 5 --
1880 21 354 < 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.