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Delta Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Delta?

In 2018 the rare name Delta, ranked the 1,945th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #723 in 1893.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2018 with 101 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Delta was less than 5, most recently in 1887.

Delta, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1901-1904, 1905-1908, 1909-1916, 1949-1952, 1953-1956, 1983-1988, 2002-2005, and 2011-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1963-1966, 1974-1977, and 1991-1994.

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

Delta's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Delta for their newborn has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Delta?

Delta's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Delta is still rare but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Delta (Girl)Delta (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 101 1,945 7 9,853
2017 67 2,603 6 11,072
2016 39 3,857 < 5 --
2015 39 3,853 < 5 --
2014 28 4,920 < 5 --
2013 16 7,471 < 5 --
2012 16 7,539 < 5 --
2011 8 12,457 < 5 --
2010 8 12,579 < 5 --
2009 11 10,147 5 12,930
2008 5 18,235 < 5 --
2007 6 16,014 < 5 --
2006 14 8,360 < 5 --
2005 19 6,340 < 5 --
2004 15 7,492 < 5 --
2003 15 7,302 < 5 --
2002 5 16,099 < 5 --
2001 12 8,325 < 5 --
2000 13 7,693 < 5 --
1999 12 7,852 < 5 --
1998 9 9,475 < 5 --
1997 13 6,963 < 5 --
1996 16 5,856 < 5 --
1995 9 8,950 < 5 --
1994 17 5,512 < 5 --
1993 15 6,033 < 5 --
1992 16 5,789 < 5 --
1991 23 4,372 < 5 --
1990 26 3,930 5 8,414
1989 22 4,276 < 5 --
1988 25 3,723 < 5 --
1987 19 4,332 < 5 --
1986 20 4,063 < 5 --
1985 14 5,128 < 5 --
1984 14 5,011 < 5 --
1983 16 4,523 < 5 --
1982 20 3,923 < 5 --
1981 16 4,580 < 5 --
1980 18 4,187 < 5 --
1979 22 3,565 < 5 --
1978 31 2,695 < 5 --
1977 20 3,648 5 6,057
1976 30 2,613 < 5 --
1975 47 1,916 < 5 --
1974 82 1,300 6 4,759
1973 99 1,127 < 5 --
1972 57 1,595 < 5 --
1971 12 4,608 < 5 --
1970 10 5,136 < 5 --
1969 13 4,015 < 5 --
1968 20 2,889 < 5 --
1967 5 7,021 < 5 --
1966 10 4,255 < 5 --
1965 21 2,688 < 5 --
1964 27 2,363 < 5 --
1963 24 2,495 < 5 --
1962 21 2,679 < 5 --
1961 29 2,204 < 5 --
1960 25 2,381 < 5 --
1959 37 1,827 < 5 --
1958 25 2,271 6 3,630
1957 32 1,931 < 5 --
1956 38 1,723 5 4,079
1955 30 1,949 8 3,021
1954 25 2,134 5 3,950
1953 29 1,886 < 5 --
1952 35 1,650 < 5 --
1951 28 1,855 < 5 --
1950 19 2,271 < 5 --
1949 25 1,929 < 5 --
1948 29 1,750 < 5 --
1947 24 2,007 < 5 --
1946 26 1,782 < 5 --
1945 32 1,425 < 5 --
1944 31 1,462 < 5 --
1943 32 1,472 < 5 --
1942 24 1,715 < 5 --
1941 28 1,479 < 5 --
1940 32 1,321 < 5 --
1939 25 1,520 < 5 --
1938 43 1,097 < 5 --
1937 44 1,072 < 5 --
1936 35 1,210 < 5 --
1935 36 1,186 < 5 --
1934 48 995 < 5 --
1933 40 1,103 < 5 --
1932 33 1,271 < 5 --
1931 41 1,106 < 5 --
1930 44 1,118 < 5 --
1929 36 1,246 < 5 --
1928 49 1,074 < 5 --
1927 42 1,198 6 3,874
1926 45 1,134 < 5 --
1925 48 1,104 < 5 --
1924 58 1,002 < 5 --
1923 56 1,005 < 5 --
1922 59 971 < 5 --
1921 50 1,075 6 3,966
1920 45 1,124 5 4,454
1919 51 1,012 < 5 --
1918 53 991 < 5 --
1917 53 955 7 3,300
1916 74 790 5 4,058
1915 58 857 < 5 --
1914 48 851 < 5 --
1913 31 963 5 2,925
1912 43 763 < 5 --
1911 25 856 < 5 --
1910 26 847 < 5 --
1909 29 750 < 5 --
1908 27 745 5 1,430
1907 12 1,157 < 5 --
1906 21 801 < 5 --
1905 15 974 < 5 --
1904 23 730 < 5 --
1903 14 940 < 5 --
1902 17 851 < 5 --
1901 13 929 < 5 --
1900 21 810 < 5 --
1899 18 763 < 5 --
1898 21 725 < 5 --
1897 10 1,053 < 5 --
1896 19 732 < 5 --
1895 10 1,073 < 5 --
1894 12 913 < 5 --
1893 17 723 < 5 --
1892 9 1,027 < 5 --
1891 9 953 < 5 --
1890 6 1,245 < 5 --
1889 11 809 < 5 --
1888 13 731 < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 6 1,012 < 5 --
1885 6 948 < 5 --
1884 8 807 < 5 --
1883 7 764 < 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.