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Debra Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Debra?

In 2018 the rare name Debra, ranked the 3,197th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 2, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1956.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1955 with 50,556 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Debra in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1921.

Debra, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1926-1937, and 1938-1955, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1956-1987, 1988-1996, 1997-2001, and 2006-2013.

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

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Debra?

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

The name Debra is quite distinctive 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, Debra is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Debra (Girl)Debra (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 50 3,197 < 5 --
2017 44 3,487 < 5 --
2016 53 3,108 < 5 --
2015 38 3,922 < 5 --
2014 54 3,081 < 5 --
2013 47 3,370 < 5 --
2012 67 2,659 < 5 --
2011 64 2,732 < 5 --
2010 73 2,515 < 5 --
2009 81 2,379 < 5 --
2008 88 2,231 < 5 --
2007 120 1,786 < 5 --
2006 118 1,763 < 5 --
2005 103 1,880 < 5 --
2004 132 1,518 < 5 --
2003 123 1,564 < 5 --
2002 140 1,379 < 5 --
2001 143 1,342 < 5 --
2000 164 1,209 < 5 --
1999 187 1,073 < 5 --
1998 206 983 < 5 --
1997 213 932 < 5 --
1996 226 875 < 5 --
1995 258 776 < 5 --
1994 308 683 < 5 --
1993 357 631 < 5 --
1992 353 639 < 5 --
1991 477 496 < 5 --
1990 543 454 < 5 --
1989 555 438 < 5 --
1988 618 388 < 5 --
1987 641 366 < 5 --
1986 776 309 < 5 --
1985 916 273 < 5 --
1984 1,020 245 5 6,535
1983 1,084 229 9 4,211
1982 1,313 209 9 4,309
1981 1,342 202 8 4,617
1980 1,558 177 < 5 --
1979 1,690 166 5 6,265
1978 1,875 147 < 5 --
1977 1,962 146 7 4,704
1976 2,070 133 6 5,064
1975 2,443 114 9 3,718
1974 3,131 94 6 4,753
1973 3,653 84 17 2,332
1972 4,666 66 16 2,348
1971 5,929 57 21 1,996
1970 7,197 47 22 1,906
1969 7,949 43 35 1,361
1968 9,094 38 32 1,367
1967 10,220 38 20 1,768
1966 11,260 35 32 1,350
1965 13,097 27 36 1,280
1964 15,332 24 48 1,098
1963 17,335 21 35 1,324
1962 20,596 15 45 1,159
1961 22,151 13 52 1,084
1960 26,739 8 75 877
1959 31,373 7 67 942
1958 35,517 6 80 842
1957 42,737 4 72 893
1956 48,302 2 89 786
1955 50,556 4 75 849
1954 45,890 6 87 765
1953 36,860 7 52 1,004
1952 26,832 9 35 1,247
1951 17,066 18 24 1,528
1950 6,180 59 9 2,620
1949 2,392 134 6 3,396
1948 1,125 218 < 5 --
1947 679 304 < 5 --
1946 418 369 < 5 --
1945 207 510 < 5 --
1944 219 485 < 5 --
1943 102 769 < 5 --
1942 107 720 < 5 --
1941 98 709 < 5 --
1940 85 752 < 5 --
1939 74 798 < 5 --
1938 60 915 < 5 --
1937 79 770 < 5 --
1936 56 913 < 5 --
1935 52 959 < 5 --
1934 51 968 < 5 --
1933 37 1,163 < 5 --
1932 26 1,493 < 5 --
1931 16 2,040 < 5 --
1930 17 2,037 < 5 --
1929 17 2,026 < 5 --
1928 12 2,649 < 5 --
1927 12 2,738 < 5 --
1926 12 2,736 < 5 --
1925 11 2,989 < 5 --
1924 8 3,735 < 5 --
1923 10 3,178 < 5 --
1922 5 5,187 < 5 --
1921 < 5 -- < 5 --
1920 7 4,058 < 5 --
1919 7 3,921 < 5 --
1918 9 3,303 < 5 --
1917 7 3,802 < 5 --
1916 5 4,583 < 5 --
1915 9 2,950 < 5 --
1914 5 3,747 < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.