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Donna Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Donna?

In 2015 the uncommon name Donna, ranked the 1,437th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 5, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1959 and as recently as 1960.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1959 with 36,462 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Donna was 15 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Donna occurred roughly during the years 1881-1887, 1896-1900, 1905-1932, 1933-1938, 1939-1947, and 1950-1959, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1959-1986, 1987-1996, and 2008-2011.

The popularity trend for Donna has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Donna for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Donna?

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

The name Donna is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Donna (Girl)Donna (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 159 1,437 < 5 --
2014 161 1,412 < 5 --
2013 174 1,338 < 5 --
2012 188 1,272 < 5 --
2011 199 1,203 < 5 --
2010 256 985 < 5 --
2009 261 1,012 < 5 --
2008 277 966 < 5 --
2007 259 1,019 < 5 --
2006 325 828 < 5 --
2005 305 834 < 5 --
2004 331 782 < 5 --
2003 323 770 < 5 --
2002 375 673 < 5 --
2001 355 699 < 5 --
2000 369 661 < 5 --
1999 373 632 < 5 --
1998 433 567 < 5 --
1997 422 553 < 5 --
1996 420 555 < 5 --
1995 493 498 < 5 --
1994 662 383 < 5 --
1993 581 433 6 7,899
1992 679 380 < 5 --
1991 739 350 < 5 --
1990 861 318 8 5,989
1989 991 270 8 5,781
1988 1,040 251 12 3,975
1987 1,030 249 < 5 --
1986 990 259 7 5,477
1985 1,191 219 5 6,814
1984 1,180 221 5 6,583
1983 1,378 192 11 3,681
1982 1,530 179 11 3,754
1981 1,699 166 9 4,245
1980 2,010 144 5 6,511
1979 2,199 131 10 3,881
1978 2,461 120 15 2,827
1977 2,583 113 12 3,253
1976 3,033 93 13 2,982
1975 3,424 85 17 2,471
1974 4,355 67 22 2,005
1973 5,060 55 20 2,061
1972 6,264 45 40 1,328
1971 8,011 38 34 1,472
1970 9,969 32 35 1,423
1969 11,451 26 29 1,506
1968 12,757 24 47 1,083
1967 14,784 19 54 988
1966 17,031 12 49 1,045
1965 19,698 7 51 1,033
1964 23,809 7 51 1,060
1963 25,399 6 68 907
1962 25,727 7 71 904
1961 28,667 7 76 877
1960 34,134 5 78 860
1959 36,462 5 70 915
1958 26,944 10 54 1,040
1957 28,048 10 59 989
1956 29,844 10 63 941
1955 27,938 10 55 1,013
1954 27,430 11 45 1,117
1953 24,229 13 52 1,003
1952 23,713 13 35 1,249
1951 24,070 12 34 1,265
1950 21,632 13 37 1,189
1949 22,054 12 45 1,053
1948 22,034 11 46 1,039
1947 23,517 10 44 1,099
1946 19,766 13 54 897
1945 15,397 17 45 962
1944 15,173 17 51 889
1943 14,914 17 42 1,041
1942 12,984 20 50 936
1941 10,446 20 47 927
1940 9,229 23 47 930
1939 9,369 20 32 1,148
1938 9,696 20 33 1,133
1937 8,883 21 38 1,039
1936 7,933 22 36 1,079
1935 7,791 23 32 1,172
1934 7,867 23 36 1,104
1933 7,358 24 31 1,184
1932 7,362 29 32 1,202
1931 6,599 32 24 1,433
1930 5,980 37 21 1,612
1929 5,138 47 17 1,871
1928 4,468 61 14 2,189
1927 3,992 70 9 2,965
1926 3,008 90 8 3,207
1925 2,430 110 5 4,368
1924 2,125 131 10 2,863
1923 1,578 156 < 5 --
1922 1,349 166 < 5 --
1921 1,111 189 < 5 --
1920 959 202 < 5 --
1919 774 225 < 5 --
1918 746 233 < 5 --
1917 652 243 < 5 --
1916 606 247 < 5 --
1915 483 268 < 5 --
1914 283 310 < 5 --
1913 267 291 < 5 --
1912 227 298 < 5 --
1911 149 324 < 5 --
1910 107 378 < 5 --
1909 123 324 < 5 --
1908 98 365 < 5 --
1907 100 354 < 5 --
1906 84 368 < 5 --
1905 59 440 < 5 --
1904 61 413 < 5 --
1903 78 362 < 5 --
1902 55 416 < 5 --
1901 53 412 < 5 --
1900 81 372 < 5 --
1899 52 404 < 5 --
1898 52 427 < 5 --
1897 53 398 < 5 --
1896 40 458 < 5 --
1895 44 427 < 5 --
1894 44 419 < 5 --
1893 42 416 < 5 --
1892 43 406 < 5 --
1891 37 408 < 5 --
1890 33 449 < 5 --
1889 41 380 < 5 --
1888 37 404 < 5 --
1887 39 346 < 5 --
1886 29 402 < 5 --
1885 26 406 < 5 --
1884 22 429 < 5 --
1883 21 413 < 5 --
1882 19 420 < 5 --
1881 15 437 < 5 --
1880 17 407 < 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.