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Diane Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Diane?

In 2018 the rare name Diane, ranked the 2,473rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #14 was reached in 1955 with 23,296 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Diane was less than 5, most recently in 1897.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Diane occurred roughly during the years 1905-1915, 1919-1922, 1924-1947, and 1950-1955, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1957-1979, 1982-1987, 1989-1994, 2004-2009, and 2014-2017.

Diane became more popular as a girls name in 1898.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Diane?

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

The name Diane is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Diane (Girl)Diane (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 71 2,473 < 5 --
2017 85 2,224 < 5 --
2016 101 1,971 < 5 --
2015 92 2,102 < 5 --
2014 122 1,714 < 5 --
2013 109 1,850 < 5 --
2012 121 1,715 < 5 --
2011 127 1,666 < 5 --
2010 140 1,568 < 5 --
2009 133 1,676 < 5 --
2008 201 1,249 < 5 --
2007 226 1,137 < 5 --
2006 209 1,162 < 5 --
2005 241 1,011 < 5 --
2004 270 898 < 5 --
2003 252 936 < 5 --
2002 282 828 < 5 --
2001 260 885 < 5 --
2000 325 712 < 5 --
1999 306 734 < 5 --
1998 358 645 < 5 --
1997 373 608 < 5 --
1996 391 585 < 5 --
1995 440 540 < 5 --
1994 450 542 < 5 --
1993 543 462 7 7,006
1992 611 414 5 8,764
1991 711 360 5 8,540
1990 730 363 8 5,982
1989 803 316 9 5,284
1988 818 303 8 5,326
1987 894 275 8 5,085
1986 1,013 254 15 3,170
1985 1,169 224 5 6,809
1984 1,197 218 8 4,661
1983 1,377 193 11 3,678
1982 1,349 201 6 5,830
1981 1,271 206 11 3,667
1980 1,287 201 7 5,069
1979 1,330 199 < 5 --
1978 1,433 181 11 3,455
1977 1,645 164 10 3,674
1976 1,690 155 14 2,858
1975 1,908 142 7 4,441
1974 2,228 129 11 3,186
1973 2,602 115 17 2,335
1972 3,095 105 8 3,714
1971 4,205 83 20 2,072
1970 5,185 70 24 1,812
1969 5,942 61 20 1,876
1968 6,586 51 25 1,589
1967 7,814 44 31 1,372
1966 8,750 45 24 1,593
1965 10,363 40 30 1,413
1964 12,867 32 40 1,223
1963 13,195 31 50 1,082
1962 14,820 26 30 1,434
1961 16,203 26 36 1,325
1960 17,903 22 39 1,255
1959 19,974 19 51 1,085
1958 20,813 18 62 966
1957 22,087 17 53 1,041
1956 22,510 15 44 1,144
1955 23,296 14 54 1,025
1954 22,050 17 43 1,141
1953 21,348 17 28 1,434
1952 21,064 16 40 1,173
1951 19,840 15 32 1,311
1950 17,635 16 27 1,405
1949 17,250 19 28 1,388
1948 16,607 19 36 1,202
1947 17,774 18 36 1,219
1946 15,832 19 40 1,099
1945 12,224 22 33 1,141
1944 10,710 24 33 1,160
1943 11,326 24 33 1,193
1942 9,552 28 31 1,252
1941 6,426 40 25 1,340
1940 5,173 45 27 1,291
1939 4,339 51 18 1,588
1938 3,826 64 10 2,366
1937 3,175 76 15 1,847
1936 2,146 112 6 3,244
1935 2,196 109 5 3,792
1934 1,873 124 10 2,437
1933 1,603 134 6 3,358
1932 1,439 142 < 5 --
1931 857 211 < 5 --
1930 742 225 < 5 --
1929 796 219 < 5 --
1928 616 260 < 5 --
1927 159 563 < 5 --
1926 117 669 < 5 --
1925 122 669 < 5 --
1924 123 670 < 5 --
1923 115 686 < 5 --
1922 111 695 < 5 --
1921 72 868 < 5 --
1920 80 814 < 5 --
1919 87 752 < 5 --
1918 80 797 < 5 --
1917 93 724 < 5 --
1916 103 675 < 5 --
1915 99 664 < 5 --
1914 75 674 < 5 --
1913 72 613 < 5 --
1912 52 700 < 5 --
1911 35 736 < 5 --
1910 33 741 < 5 --
1909 20 912 < 5 --
1908 18 950 < 5 --
1907 11 1,228 < 5 --
1906 12 1,113 < 5 --
1905 5 2,012 < 5 --
1904 14 968 < 5 --
1903 8 1,351 < 5 --
1902 6 1,649 < 5 --
1901 6 1,530 < 5 --
1900 8 1,467 < 5 --
1899 8 1,199 < 5 --
1898 5 1,765 < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 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.