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Debbie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Debbie?

In 2016 the rare name Debbie, ranked the 5,142nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 20, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1959 with 19,535 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Debbie was less than 5, most recently in 1913.

Debbie, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1929-1959, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1959-1977, 1978-1986, 1989-2000, 2002-2005, and 2007-2011.

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

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Debbie?

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

The name Debbie is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Debbie (Girl)Debbie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 26 5,142 < 5 --
2015 28 4,865 < 5 --
2014 39 3,851 < 5 --
2013 27 5,039 < 5 --
2012 34 4,312 < 5 --
2011 30 4,708 < 5 --
2010 45 3,522 < 5 --
2009 43 3,686 < 5 --
2008 44 3,658 < 5 --
2007 61 2,931 < 5 --
2006 62 2,815 < 5 --
2005 42 3,523 < 5 --
2004 69 2,451 < 5 --
2003 67 2,444 < 5 --
2002 75 2,201 < 5 --
2001 73 2,218 < 5 --
2000 75 2,146 < 5 --
1999 89 1,787 < 5 --
1998 95 1,678 < 5 --
1997 125 1,369 < 5 --
1996 131 1,311 < 5 --
1995 141 1,218 < 5 --
1994 175 1,044 < 5 --
1993 178 1,036 < 5 --
1992 184 1,021 < 5 --
1991 229 872 < 5 --
1990 280 743 < 5 --
1989 274 721 < 5 --
1988 261 716 < 5 --
1987 270 685 < 5 --
1986 270 681 < 5 --
1985 311 609 < 5 --
1984 363 531 < 5 --
1983 346 541 < 5 --
1982 413 492 < 5 --
1981 439 481 < 5 --
1980 490 438 < 5 --
1979 552 396 6 5,507
1978 605 354 < 5 --
1977 595 365 < 5 --
1976 700 319 < 5 --
1975 811 294 5 5,665
1974 1,057 243 8 3,911
1973 1,233 208 8 3,786
1972 1,585 182 8 3,702
1971 2,062 155 13 2,712
1970 2,324 148 8 3,586
1969 2,652 127 11 2,735
1968 3,019 111 8 3,159
1967 3,745 90 6 3,638
1966 4,845 73 14 2,161
1965 6,088 62 13 2,292
1964 8,384 52 20 1,806
1963 10,436 41 24 1,636
1962 13,102 32 28 1,486
1961 14,879 31 26 1,579
1960 17,055 25 31 1,438
1959 19,535 20 48 1,118
1958 17,857 24 40 1,226
1957 14,376 27 38 1,268
1956 9,868 39 20 1,775
1955 7,249 63 23 1,620
1954 4,671 92 16 1,978
1953 3,207 119 6 3,514
1952 2,453 144 6 3,449
1951 1,711 175 < 5 --
1950 1,163 221 < 5 --
1949 941 244 < 5 --
1948 836 267 < 5 --
1947 598 318 < 5 --
1946 277 471 < 5 --
1945 142 606 < 5 --
1944 132 640 < 5 --
1943 82 862 < 5 --
1942 88 816 < 5 --
1941 76 829 < 5 --
1940 61 918 < 5 --
1939 57 930 < 5 --
1938 51 995 < 5 --
1937 45 1,065 < 5 --
1936 26 1,450 < 5 --
1935 27 1,420 < 5 --
1934 24 1,525 < 5 --
1933 20 1,731 < 5 --
1932 19 1,833 < 5 --
1931 14 2,220 < 5 --
1930 13 2,450 < 5 --
1929 12 2,613 < 5 --
1928 15 2,308 < 5 --
1927 14 2,458 < 5 --
1926 12 2,736 < 5 --
1925 9 3,425 < 5 --
1924 8 3,733 < 5 --
1923 9 3,427 < 5 --
1922 13 2,648 < 5 --
1921 5 5,295 < 5 --
1920 12 2,761 < 5 --
1919 12 2,681 < 5 --
1918 13 2,557 < 5 --
1917 6 4,211 < 5 --
1916 17 1,967 < 5 --
1915 13 2,286 < 5 --
1914 8 2,697 < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 11 1,744 < 5 --
1911 8 1,821 < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 7 1,717 < 5 --
1907 9 1,413 < 5 --
1906 7 1,593 < 5 --
1905 11 1,181 < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 9 1,229 < 5 --
1902 7 1,479 < 5 --
1901 9 1,157 < 5 --
1900 5 2,000 < 5 --
1899 8 1,197 < 5 --
1898 6 1,547 < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 12 967 < 5 --
1895 9 1,142 < 5 --
1894 11 958 < 5 --
1893 5 1,482 < 5 --
1892 8 1,106 < 5 --
1891 7 1,120 < 5 --
1890 9 953 < 5 --
1889 6 1,170 < 5 --
1888 7 1,060 < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 10 739 < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 9 747 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 6 767 < 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.