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Clara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Clara?

Ranking 96th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Clara is popular.

Currently in the top 100, 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 #7 was reached in 1885.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 5,778 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Clara in any given year was 287 in 1978.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Clara occurred roughly during the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1911-1915, and 2007-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1941-1945, 1947-1950, 1951-1954, 1955-1958, and 1961-1968.

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

How popular will Clara be?

For a number of years, the name Clara has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Clara has risen.

The name Clara is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Clara (Girl)Clara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 3,022 96 < 5 --
2016 3,066 99 5 12,521
2015 3,061 98 < 5 --
2014 2,849 109 < 5 --
2013 2,504 131 < 5 --
2012 2,333 136 < 5 --
2011 2,073 151 7 9,797
2010 1,840 167 < 5 --
2009 1,647 199 < 5 --
2008 1,648 205 < 5 --
2007 1,549 227 < 5 --
2006 1,494 231 5 12,365
2005 1,325 247 < 5 --
2004 1,163 284 < 5 --
2003 1,054 294 < 5 --
2002 1,024 305 < 5 --
2001 956 324 < 5 --
2000 872 353 < 5 --
1999 785 372 < 5 --
1998 763 371 < 5 --
1997 650 402 < 5 --
1996 667 398 < 5 --
1995 660 397 < 5 --
1994 588 428 < 5 --
1993 593 423 < 5 --
1992 536 460 < 5 --
1991 526 465 < 5 --
1990 466 515 5 8,326
1989 424 538 6 7,111
1988 418 527 < 5 --
1987 404 515 < 5 --
1986 388 527 < 5 --
1985 357 554 < 5 --
1984 319 576 < 5 --
1983 310 576 5 6,404
1982 326 564 < 5 --
1981 320 579 < 5 --
1980 391 511 7 5,021
1979 342 547 < 5 --
1978 287 593 < 5 --
1977 297 581 < 5 --
1976 312 551 < 5 --
1975 337 522 < 5 --
1974 316 530 < 5 --
1973 332 515 < 5 --
1972 366 487 < 5 --
1971 338 541 5 5,030
1970 357 531 < 5 --
1969 416 471 < 5 --
1968 416 472 < 5 --
1967 512 407 5 4,052
1966 551 387 < 5 --
1965 569 386 < 5 --
1964 698 358 < 5 --
1963 750 345 5 4,135
1962 798 331 < 5 --
1961 879 314 < 5 --
1960 914 309 < 5 --
1959 982 288 5 4,081
1958 1,030 276 < 5 --
1957 1,110 258 < 5 --
1956 1,147 247 10 2,653
1955 1,299 225 5 3,970
1954 1,183 234 < 5 --
1953 1,384 212 6 3,485
1952 1,510 196 < 5 --
1951 1,549 186 < 5 --
1950 1,572 178 6 3,381
1949 1,711 168 5 3,772
1948 1,793 160 7 3,047
1947 1,934 150 < 5 --
1946 1,914 144 11 2,292
1945 1,799 136 < 5 --
1944 1,933 134 7 2,906
1943 2,083 133 14 1,993
1942 2,247 122 9 2,559
1941 2,299 111 12 2,100
1940 2,315 111 11 2,203
1939 2,450 103 16 1,729
1938 2,662 98 16 1,752
1937 2,573 100 18 1,642
1936 2,683 91 21 1,473
1935 3,068 81 14 1,944
1934 3,222 76 22 1,467
1933 3,414 67 18 1,655
1932 3,562 70 28 1,291
1931 3,900 61 29 1,286
1930 4,124 64 32 1,262
1929 4,149 65 30 1,299
1928 4,103 65 25 1,484
1927 4,366 63 22 1,655
1926 4,463 61 22 1,619
1925 4,775 55 22 1,637
1924 4,990 56 18 1,905
1923 5,135 49 15 2,141
1922 5,125 47 18 1,901
1921 5,606 45 21 1,714
1920 5,470 44 16 2,064
1919 5,404 43 17 1,891
1918 5,778 43 22 1,607
1917 5,626 41 17 1,831
1916 5,544 39 20 1,600
1915 5,285 38 20 1,568
1914 4,240 37 15 1,616
1913 3,633 36 9 1,969
1912 3,480 34 12 1,434
1911 2,691 33 11 1,054
1910 2,665 32 13 878
1909 2,403 32 12 851
1908 2,352 31 12 788
1907 2,319 29 12 780
1906 2,228 27 11 763
1905 2,397 22 8 940
1904 2,281 24 13 650
1903 2,342 20 10 745
1902 2,432 21 8 875
1901 2,319 18 16 490
1900 2,826 19 12 753
1899 2,441 14 7 874
1898 2,731 14 < 5 --
1897 2,454 15 < 5 --
1896 2,582 14 14 557
1895 2,613 12 11 645
1894 2,603 11 9 746
1893 2,532 11 9 713
1892 2,661 10 12 609
1891 2,360 11 10 609
1890 2,496 9 < 5 --
1889 2,319 10 9 684
1888 2,230 11 10 657
1887 1,984 8 9 642
1886 1,916 9 15 475
1885 1,910 7 6 850
1884 1,852 8 12 549
1883 1,548 10 9 653
1882 1,490 11 < 5 --
1881 1,242 11 5 889
1880 1,226 12 8 692

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.