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Destiny Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Destiny?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Destiny, ranked the 227th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Destiny has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #22 was reached in 2001.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2000 with 9,850 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Destiny was less than 5, most recently in 1961.

Destiny, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1962-1980, and 1984-2000, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2001-2016.

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

For a number of years, the name Destiny has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Destiny for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Destiny?

Destiny's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Destiny is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Destiny (Girl)Destiny (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,374 227 10 7,655
2016 1,587 203 14 6,101
2015 1,718 189 < 5 --
2014 2,066 156 7 9,875
2013 2,307 138 < 5 --
2012 2,715 113 12 6,709
2011 3,264 90 10 7,623
2010 3,729 71 10 7,719
2009 4,605 57 8 9,189
2008 5,308 48 13 6,487
2007 5,732 41 12 6,730
2006 6,307 36 14 5,858
2005 6,886 32 16 5,085
2004 6,546 38 31 3,170
2003 6,973 37 17 4,656
2002 7,801 34 19 4,216
2001 9,748 22 23 3,640
2000 9,850 24 25 3,332
1999 9,172 28 21 3,612
1998 8,153 34 24 3,216
1997 6,726 42 25 3,005
1996 5,856 56 14 4,434
1995 5,380 66 15 4,107
1994 4,088 86 15 4,142
1993 2,941 111 18 3,537
1992 2,610 130 16 3,791
1991 1,898 156 13 4,287
1990 1,408 202 7 6,586
1989 1,151 238 11 4,590
1988 941 269 16 3,245
1987 811 299 10 4,325
1986 605 382 < 5 --
1985 572 391 5 6,801
1984 564 390 5 6,559
1983 516 421 7 5,050
1982 469 455 8 4,700
1981 467 458 5 6,525
1980 440 477 6 5,701
1979 384 514 5 6,294
1978 324 547 < 5 --
1977 211 728 < 5 --
1976 185 774 < 5 --
1975 161 837 5 5,678
1974 117 1,028 < 5 --
1973 86 1,227 < 5 --
1972 58 1,580 < 5 --
1971 49 1,810 < 5 --
1970 37 2,173 < 5 --
1969 24 2,719 < 5 --
1968 26 2,440 < 5 --
1967 13 3,709 < 5 --
1966 20 2,773 < 5 --
1965 13 3,591 < 5 --
1964 13 3,738 < 5 --
1963 11 4,077 < 5 --
1962 8 4,976 < 5 --
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1959 6 5,736 < 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.