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Deborah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Deborah?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Deborah, ranked the 774th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Deborah has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Position 2, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1955.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1954 with 54,683 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Deborah in any given year was 10 in 1886.

Deborah, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1907-1915, 1925-1934, and 1935-1954, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1955-1988, and 1989-1995.

The popularity trend for Deborah has been moving downward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Deborah has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Deborah?

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

The name Deborah still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Deborah (Girl)Deborah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 353 774 < 5 --
2016 349 816 < 5 --
2015 348 805 < 5 --
2014 372 752 < 5 --
2013 330 815 < 5 --
2012 337 793 < 5 --
2011 332 810 < 5 --
2010 354 775 < 5 --
2009 346 815 < 5 --
2008 355 809 < 5 --
2007 372 777 < 5 --
2006 424 672 < 5 --
2005 425 652 < 5 --
2004 427 638 < 5 --
2003 421 635 < 5 --
2002 474 559 < 5 --
2001 490 543 < 5 --
2000 546 494 < 5 --
1999 524 496 < 5 --
1998 553 467 < 5 --
1997 638 411 < 5 --
1996 634 410 < 5 --
1995 659 398 < 5 --
1994 739 355 < 5 --
1993 796 328 < 5 --
1992 919 301 < 5 --
1991 1,015 272 < 5 --
1990 1,094 262 5 8,406
1989 1,076 251 10 4,899
1988 1,056 250 < 5 --
1987 1,204 222 7 5,626
1986 1,284 202 7 5,463
1985 1,401 192 7 5,273
1984 1,468 187 6 5,738
1983 1,606 172 6 5,654
1982 1,843 160 9 4,307
1981 1,906 148 7 5,050
1980 1,937 146 7 5,052
1979 2,180 132 13 3,212
1978 2,479 118 12 3,253
1977 2,677 109 21 2,223
1976 2,992 96 17 2,529
1975 3,413 86 15 2,670
1974 4,345 68 20 2,144
1973 4,982 56 30 1,590
1972 6,274 43 23 1,877
1971 8,673 33 36 1,420
1970 9,849 33 28 1,628
1969 11,189 27 32 1,421
1968 12,286 27 34 1,322
1967 14,006 22 50 1,035
1966 16,250 15 46 1,089
1965 17,083 13 43 1,145
1964 19,306 12 63 962
1963 21,061 13 53 1,042
1962 22,897 9 51 1,076
1961 24,092 10 57 1,037
1960 25,264 10 64 947
1959 29,552 9 69 921
1958 32,935 7 77 862
1957 40,070 6 84 824
1956 47,831 4 93 763
1955 52,317 2 100 729
1954 54,683 3 80 807
1953 52,188 3 82 788
1952 49,825 4 93 729
1951 42,050 4 62 893
1950 29,064 7 47 1,024
1949 19,208 15 28 1,387
1948 11,245 30 26 1,434
1947 5,838 62 11 2,401
1946 2,471 119 10 2,435
1945 1,463 161 < 5 --
1944 1,293 168 5 3,538
1943 787 241 6 3,300
1942 676 264 < 5 --
1941 608 259 < 5 --
1940 470 291 < 5 --
1939 443 293 6 3,192
1938 410 308 < 5 --
1937 322 358 < 5 --
1936 300 366 < 5 --
1935 280 378 < 5 --
1934 280 383 < 5 --
1933 243 408 < 5 --
1932 207 455 < 5 --
1931 158 524 < 5 --
1930 165 529 < 5 --
1929 161 534 < 5 --
1928 130 618 < 5 --
1927 91 759 < 5 --
1926 116 675 < 5 --
1925 82 821 < 5 --
1924 125 664 < 5 --
1923 118 684 < 5 --
1922 71 868 < 5 --
1921 94 754 < 5 --
1920 82 799 < 5 --
1919 70 834 < 5 --
1918 92 744 < 5 --
1917 89 747 < 5 --
1916 90 718 < 5 --
1915 106 641 < 5 --
1914 62 727 < 5 --
1913 42 811 < 5 --
1912 32 892 < 5 --
1911 36 723 < 5 --
1910 33 740 < 5 --
1909 26 798 < 5 --
1908 25 775 < 5 --
1907 21 823 < 5 --
1906 25 732 < 5 --
1905 18 879 < 5 --
1904 23 728 < 5 --
1903 21 740 < 5 --
1902 21 760 < 5 --
1901 21 703 < 5 --
1900 26 707 < 5 --
1899 11 995 < 5 --
1898 21 724 < 5 --
1897 23 647 < 5 --
1896 18 763 < 5 --
1895 13 900 < 5 --
1894 18 700 < 5 --
1893 24 577 < 5 --
1892 16 734 < 5 --
1891 15 699 < 5 --
1890 24 540 < 5 --
1889 12 763 < 5 --
1888 26 489 < 5 --
1887 15 591 < 5 --
1886 10 740 < 5 --
1885 10 701 < 5 --
1884 13 591 < 5 --
1883 16 484 < 5 --
1882 15 476 < 5 --
1881 14 452 < 5 --
1880 12 499 < 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.