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Dara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dara?

In 2018 the uncommon name Dara, ranked the 1,170th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Dara is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #469 in 1981 with 453 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dara was less than 5, most recently in 1938.

Approximately during the years 1943-1947, 1948-1952, 1953-1959, 1965-1969, 1977-1980, and 2013-2017, the name Dara took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1991-1994, 1998-2002, 2003-2006, and 2008-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

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

Dara's popularity has been moving upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Dara lately has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dara?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dara is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Dara (Girl)Dara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 204 1,170 20 4,752
2017 110 1,849 12 6,761
2016 71 2,519 11 7,233
2015 65 2,714 9 8,170
2014 74 2,443 6 11,013
2013 67 2,634 7 9,870
2012 74 2,476 6 11,083
2011 52 3,180 7 9,844
2010 77 2,429 9 8,282
2009 92 2,166 6 11,295
2008 83 2,339 6 11,356
2007 81 2,350 9 8,316
2006 81 2,330 11 7,009
2005 97 1,970 9 7,762
2004 109 1,759 8 8,288
2003 115 1,668 20 4,142
2002 112 1,645 7 8,648
2001 155 1,268 15 4,935
2000 153 1,271 21 3,800
1999 143 1,286 14 4,821
1998 162 1,162 16 4,239
1997 145 1,235 13 4,722
1996 152 1,190 17 3,859
1995 163 1,092 17 3,731
1994 171 1,061 28 2,633
1993 198 953 23 2,957
1992 220 895 21 3,130
1991 235 850 21 3,015
1990 219 884 19 3,193
1989 240 794 15 3,657
1988 240 784 24 2,453
1987 239 749 25 2,284
1986 228 759 24 2,309
1985 222 767 39 1,622
1984 277 636 10 3,985
1983 254 675 15 2,944
1982 320 573 11 3,743
1981 453 469 13 3,257
1980 431 486 9 4,216
1979 264 662 < 5 --
1978 285 598 6 5,193
1977 267 627 6 5,267
1976 254 615 < 5 --
1975 221 678 < 5 --
1974 254 611 6 4,743
1973 272 581 < 5 --
1972 246 630 < 5 --
1971 307 571 5 5,066
1970 279 617 8 3,579
1969 310 561 < 5 --
1968 233 633 < 5 --
1967 187 713 < 5 --
1966 194 703 < 5 --
1965 149 816 < 5 --
1964 158 833 6 3,688
1963 176 780 < 5 --
1962 151 860 5 4,176
1961 150 873 8 3,148
1960 132 927 < 5 --
1959 166 791 < 5 --
1958 130 898 < 5 --
1957 118 948 < 5 --
1956 132 870 < 5 --
1955 61 1,294 6 3,582
1954 85 1,065 < 5 --
1953 76 1,114 < 5 --
1952 77 1,076 < 5 --
1951 69 1,119 < 5 --
1950 57 1,225 < 5 --
1949 51 1,280 < 5 --
1948 24 1,962 < 5 --
1947 53 1,242 < 5 --
1946 30 1,630 < 5 --
1945 18 2,004 < 5 --
1944 7 3,768 < 5 --
1943 8 3,560 < 5 --
1942 9 3,233 < 5 --
1941 5 4,540 < 5 --
1940 7 3,574 < 5 --
1939 11 2,624 < 5 --
1938 < 5 -- < 5 --
1937 7 3,519 < 5 --
1936 5 4,322 < 5 --
1935 < 5 -- < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- < 5 --
1933 10 2,725 < 5 --
1932 5 4,548 < 5 --
1931 < 5 -- < 5 --
1930 8 3,410 < 5 --
1929 < 5 -- < 5 --
1928 9 3,229 < 5 --
1927 7 3,937 < 5 --
1926 7 3,961 < 5 --
1925 8 3,752 < 5 --
1924 7 4,089 < 5 --
1923 14 2,498 < 5 --
1922 9 3,436 < 5 --
1921 16 2,309 < 5 --
1920 8 3,687 < 5 --
1919 7 3,919 < 5 --
1918 5 4,992 < 5 --
1917 8 3,415 < 5 --
1916 7 3,627 < 5 --
1915 6 3,879 < 5 --
1914 6 3,281 < 5 --
1913 5 3,289 < 5 --
1912 < 5 -- < 5 --
1911 5 2,557 < 5 --
1910 5 2,498 < 5 --
1909 5 2,283 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 6 1,755 < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 5 1,481 < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.