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Dora Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dora?

In 2017 the rare name Dora, ranked the 1,994th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #46 in 1881.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 2,026 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Dora was 77 in 2013.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Dora occurred roughly during the years 1909-1915.

Dora's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Dora lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dora?

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

The name Dora is quite distinctive and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Dora has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Dora (Girl)Dora (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 98 1,994 < 5 --
2016 109 1,872 < 5 --
2015 101 1,971 < 5 --
2014 88 2,151 < 5 --
2013 77 2,361 < 5 --
2012 92 2,079 < 5 --
2011 85 2,218 < 5 --
2010 80 2,364 < 5 --
2009 100 2,046 < 5 --
2008 90 2,204 < 5 --
2007 99 2,060 < 5 --
2006 138 1,566 < 5 --
2005 154 1,394 < 5 --
2004 165 1,297 < 5 --
2003 167 1,254 < 5 --
2002 163 1,229 < 5 --
2001 164 1,229 < 5 --
2000 127 1,450 < 5 --
1999 163 1,186 < 5 --
1998 143 1,263 < 5 --
1997 169 1,113 < 5 --
1996 172 1,078 < 5 --
1995 166 1,076 < 5 --
1994 162 1,105 < 5 --
1993 166 1,090 < 5 --
1992 197 971 < 5 --
1991 194 969 < 5 --
1990 192 972 < 5 --
1989 195 923 < 5 --
1988 215 838 < 5 --
1987 210 832 < 5 --
1986 196 848 < 5 --
1985 232 746 < 5 --
1984 234 709 5 6,590
1983 238 711 < 5 --
1982 273 654 < 5 --
1981 284 629 < 5 --
1980 301 610 < 5 --
1979 293 607 < 5 --
1978 295 581 7 4,670
1977 296 584 < 5 --
1976 400 471 5 5,837
1975 406 465 6 4,985
1974 392 458 < 5 --
1973 386 471 < 5 --
1972 456 422 < 5 --
1971 478 439 < 5 --
1970 534 419 < 5 --
1969 520 425 5 4,571
1968 548 392 6 3,807
1967 596 372 7 3,337
1966 663 350 < 5 --
1965 724 335 < 5 --
1964 882 313 < 5 --
1963 852 323 < 5 --
1962 841 323 < 5 --
1961 866 320 5 4,218
1960 926 308 10 2,735
1959 896 306 6 3,700
1958 860 309 6 3,640
1957 954 294 8 3,080
1956 993 274 < 5 --
1955 908 287 < 5 --
1954 905 283 < 5 --
1953 919 271 6 3,525
1952 928 260 6 3,467
1951 1,028 242 6 3,445
1950 896 252 < 5 --
1949 924 248 5 3,827
1948 1,024 233 6 3,400
1947 1,039 231 6 3,461
1946 943 234 5 3,653
1945 882 216 < 5 --
1944 923 214 < 5 --
1943 1,022 205 < 5 --
1942 969 210 9 2,573
1941 951 197 9 2,528
1940 1,039 181 9 2,528
1939 1,044 182 5 3,621
1938 1,134 177 8 2,699
1937 1,086 183 7 2,985
1936 1,163 168 9 2,492
1935 1,169 168 8 2,764
1934 1,252 159 11 2,298
1933 1,242 151 11 2,256
1932 1,434 143 16 1,863
1931 1,363 144 8 2,912
1930 1,499 142 13 2,210
1929 1,584 141 13 2,234
1928 1,640 144 15 2,072
1927 1,789 139 14 2,223
1926 1,772 140 17 1,925
1925 1,945 136 7 3,497
1924 2,000 139 6 4,000
1923 1,904 136 11 2,662
1922 1,807 138 11 2,674
1921 2,026 130 5 4,511
1920 1,865 133 7 3,573
1919 1,835 127 10 2,722
1918 1,738 136 7 3,460
1917 1,740 125 15 2,008
1916 1,725 124 11 2,419
1915 1,666 122 6 3,507
1914 1,343 121 7 2,722
1913 1,183 109 9 1,983
1912 1,061 110 < 5 --
1911 888 104 < 5 --
1910 833 103 5 1,657
1909 829 95 < 5 --
1908 806 93 5 1,435
1907 786 94 6 1,233
1906 761 91 7 1,038
1905 757 89 < 5 --
1904 788 82 6 1,098
1903 778 81 6 1,041
1902 780 82 < 5 --
1901 768 79 < 5 --
1900 958 79 5 1,361
1899 717 79 16 488
1898 929 68 9 759
1897 862 69 5 1,105
1896 874 68 5 1,137
1895 884 68 < 5 --
1894 827 69 < 5 --
1893 877 65 < 5 --
1892 960 61 < 5 --
1891 870 58 5 1,008
1890 883 62 7 829
1889 882 59 9 686
1888 898 54 6 953
1887 842 48 5 969
1886 827 49 < 5 --
1885 776 49 < 5 --
1884 720 51 6 880
1883 640 51 9 658
1882 594 51 12 549
1881 585 46 < 5 --
1880 524 51 6 843

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.