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Cynthia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Cynthia?

Ranking 637th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Cynthia is less frequently given.

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

Position 7, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1957 with 39,321 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Cynthia was 45 in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1886-1889, 1908-1918, 1921-1924, 1925-1934, and 1935-1957, the name Cynthia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1957-1979, 1983-1986, 1991-1995, 1996-2009, and 2014-2016.

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

How popular will Cynthia be?

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

The name Cynthia still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Cynthia (Girl)Cynthia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 460 637 < 5 --
2016 550 564 < 5 --
2015 578 540 < 5 --
2014 633 491 < 5 --
2013 600 500 < 5 --
2012 749 419 < 5 --
2011 731 428 < 5 --
2010 833 382 < 5 --
2009 892 361 < 5 --
2008 1,072 311 < 5 --
2007 1,232 279 < 5 --
2006 1,420 239 < 5 --
2005 1,572 221 < 5 --
2004 1,520 222 < 5 --
2003 1,662 198 5 11,219
2002 1,831 176 6 9,606
2001 1,920 169 < 5 --
2000 2,038 164 < 5 --
1999 2,224 145 7 8,022
1998 2,632 126 7 7,715
1997 2,713 117 10 5,722
1996 3,189 101 8 6,622
1995 2,958 113 12 4,853
1994 3,159 105 25 2,864
1993 3,383 95 20 3,267
1992 3,549 92 22 3,025
1991 3,707 93 21 3,014
1990 3,794 88 26 2,563
1989 3,777 84 41 1,834
1988 3,786 79 25 2,381
1987 3,395 84 30 2,022
1986 3,423 81 24 2,307
1985 4,130 66 30 1,922
1984 4,622 62 30 1,847
1983 4,552 62 29 1,867
1982 4,426 63 22 2,284
1981 4,857 60 17 2,696
1980 4,700 64 21 2,378
1979 4,934 55 28 1,909
1978 5,404 50 23 2,083
1977 5,783 48 23 2,073
1976 6,014 44 32 1,652
1975 6,540 40 36 1,480
1974 7,554 33 26 1,798
1973 8,744 26 34 1,467
1972 10,173 25 38 1,366
1971 12,144 24 40 1,332
1970 12,921 25 53 1,133
1969 13,520 23 50 1,101
1968 14,049 19 39 1,221
1967 15,337 18 54 987
1966 17,414 11 62 927
1965 19,249 9 61 942
1964 20,323 9 55 1,017
1963 21,594 10 51 1,071
1962 24,023 8 57 1,016
1961 24,377 8 56 1,045
1960 26,725 9 68 917
1959 30,169 8 65 956
1958 31,003 8 65 945
1957 39,321 7 76 863
1956 32,341 8 61 956
1955 27,185 11 48 1,087
1954 27,617 10 34 1,294
1953 25,133 12 31 1,358
1952 19,886 18 27 1,465
1951 16,296 20 25 1,495
1950 14,446 23 30 1,319
1949 12,897 27 20 1,678
1948 12,241 27 23 1,527
1947 10,530 33 26 1,457
1946 6,893 46 19 1,651
1945 3,127 90 12 2,033
1944 2,572 105 5 3,526
1943 2,893 101 9 2,597
1942 2,726 101 15 1,878
1941 2,296 112 5 3,607
1940 1,882 133 12 2,105
1939 1,488 152 < 5 --
1938 1,365 160 < 5 --
1937 1,181 170 7 2,964
1936 983 184 < 5 --
1935 990 179 9 2,573
1934 1,021 179 8 2,786
1933 772 218 5 3,758
1932 636 244 < 5 --
1931 632 238 < 5 --
1930 596 257 < 5 --
1929 487 297 < 5 --
1928 472 305 < 5 --
1927 433 323 < 5 --
1926 392 334 < 5 --
1925 340 371 < 5 --
1924 366 358 < 5 --
1923 310 378 < 5 --
1922 283 388 < 5 --
1921 295 389 < 5 --
1920 285 388 < 5 --
1919 264 396 < 5 --
1918 271 398 < 5 --
1917 240 407 < 5 --
1916 224 418 < 5 --
1915 216 405 < 5 --
1914 183 391 < 5 --
1913 165 374 < 5 --
1912 157 367 < 5 --
1911 105 392 < 5 --
1910 86 428 < 5 --
1909 76 421 < 5 --
1908 56 480 < 5 --
1907 80 395 < 5 --
1906 77 392 < 5 --
1905 63 427 < 5 --
1904 60 419 < 5 --
1903 65 394 < 5 --
1902 63 391 < 5 --
1901 67 368 < 5 --
1900 87 360 < 5 --
1899 71 352 < 5 --
1898 72 368 < 5 --
1897 80 328 < 5 --
1896 63 365 < 5 --
1895 58 371 < 5 --
1894 58 368 < 5 --
1893 73 315 < 5 --
1892 80 305 < 5 --
1891 67 306 < 5 --
1890 79 282 < 5 --
1889 76 273 < 5 --
1888 58 314 < 5 --
1887 55 287 < 5 --
1886 56 277 < 5 --
1885 59 259 < 5 --
1884 59 253 < 5 --
1883 66 219 < 5 --
1882 45 259 < 5 --
1881 47 227 < 5 --
1880 61 197 < 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.