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Diana Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Diana?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Diana, ranked the 184th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #42 was reached in 1946.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1957 with 9,426 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Diana was 6 in 1888.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Diana occurred roughly during the years 1891-1896, 1905-1908, 1909-1914, 1915-1918, 1919-1922, 1924-1946, 1954-1957, 1995-1998, and 2016-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1975, and 2007-2014.

For a number of years, the name Diana has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Diana for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Diana?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Diana is favored by many parents and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Diana (Girl)Diana (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,605 184 < 5 --
2017 1,365 230 < 5 --
2016 1,180 269 < 5 --
2015 1,088 296 < 5 --
2014 1,092 298 < 5 --
2013 1,176 272 < 5 --
2012 1,283 252 < 5 --
2011 1,544 204 < 5 --
2010 1,621 190 < 5 --
2009 1,943 166 < 5 --
2008 2,444 137 9 8,473
2007 3,181 106 5 12,840
2006 2,840 120 < 5 --
2005 3,156 100 6 10,437
2004 3,554 90 13 5,894
2003 3,149 108 15 5,095
2002 2,905 117 11 6,186
2001 3,196 102 < 5 --
2000 3,165 106 9 6,977
1999 3,328 101 12 5,399
1998 3,853 83 9 6,454
1997 3,583 97 11 5,374
1996 2,951 107 6 8,219
1995 3,164 105 15 4,108
1994 3,366 98 38 2,133
1993 3,389 94 33 2,307
1992 3,251 101 27 2,616
1991 3,342 103 32 2,254
1990 3,545 98 29 2,386
1989 3,685 86 46 1,690
1988 3,486 85 28 2,208
1987 3,353 85 36 1,801
1986 3,667 75 33 1,846
1985 3,686 74 35 1,735
1984 3,964 72 41 1,508
1983 4,038 69 31 1,792
1982 4,426 64 33 1,741
1981 3,969 75 23 2,219
1980 2,616 118 15 2,996
1979 2,779 111 12 3,408
1978 2,885 102 19 2,400
1977 2,845 100 16 2,687
1976 2,757 101 14 2,857
1975 2,914 100 17 2,469
1974 3,512 87 20 2,146
1973 3,521 85 13 2,751
1972 3,546 83 14 2,566
1971 4,212 82 18 2,226
1970 4,375 89 16 2,321
1969 4,530 81 17 2,070
1968 4,993 71 18 1,910
1967 5,339 65 20 1,773
1966 5,504 64 10 2,665
1965 5,930 64 16 2,004
1964 7,070 63 17 1,992
1963 7,309 62 17 1,982
1962 7,843 57 30 1,433
1961 8,192 56 22 1,744
1960 8,329 53 18 1,929
1959 8,638 49 21 1,771
1958 9,163 45 16 2,042
1957 9,426 43 26 1,551
1956 7,852 56 9 2,836
1955 7,844 55 18 1,859
1954 7,627 57 12 2,344
1953 7,440 55 21 1,684
1952 7,392 51 18 1,818
1951 7,396 50 10 2,537
1950 7,444 47 18 1,759
1949 7,535 48 15 1,964
1948 7,703 48 25 1,467
1947 7,621 48 14 2,097
1946 7,544 42 18 1,710
1945 6,047 43 16 1,713
1944 4,311 60 9 2,506
1943 4,337 62 16 1,856
1942 3,857 68 14 1,973
1941 2,543 100 14 1,928
1940 2,194 117 14 1,919
1939 1,712 138 7 2,900
1938 1,466 151 < 5 --
1937 1,334 157 < 5 --
1936 834 202 < 5 --
1935 804 212 5 3,791
1934 860 205 < 5 --
1933 729 227 < 5 --
1932 661 236 < 5 --
1931 538 265 < 5 --
1930 564 263 < 5 --
1929 538 278 < 5 --
1928 408 330 < 5 --
1927 351 364 < 5 --
1926 320 381 5 4,368
1925 304 393 < 5 --
1924 276 418 < 5 --
1923 284 397 < 5 --
1922 267 403 < 5 --
1921 242 442 < 5 --
1920 232 443 < 5 --
1919 213 454 < 5 --
1918 209 462 < 5 --
1917 149 551 < 5 --
1916 159 519 < 5 --
1915 157 490 < 5 --
1914 152 444 < 5 --
1913 101 507 < 5 --
1912 86 522 < 5 --
1911 56 575 < 5 --
1910 55 553 < 5 --
1909 44 582 < 5 --
1908 55 489 < 5 --
1907 35 632 < 5 --
1906 38 570 < 5 --
1905 31 633 < 5 --
1904 36 560 < 5 --
1903 26 658 < 5 --
1902 36 538 < 5 --
1901 23 667 < 5 --
1900 29 660 < 5 --
1899 31 538 < 5 --
1898 27 623 < 5 --
1897 18 745 < 5 --
1896 30 557 < 5 --
1895 23 644 < 5 --
1894 23 610 < 5 --
1893 24 578 < 5 --
1892 20 646 < 5 --
1891 16 673 < 5 --
1890 13 764 < 5 --
1889 20 575 < 5 --
1888 6 1,172 < 5 --
1887 16 564 < 5 --
1886 13 642 < 5 --
1885 13 614 < 5 --
1884 15 546 < 5 --
1883 10 621 < 5 --
1882 8 692 < 5 --
1881 7 695 < 5 --
1880 10 555 < 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.