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Dorothy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dorothy?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Dorothy, ranked the 601st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #2 for the first time in 1920 and as recently as 1927.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1924 with 39,997 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Dorothy in any given year was 109 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Dorothy occurred roughly during the years 1882-1921, and 2012-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1925-1939, 1941-1975, and 1992-1995.

Dorothy's popularity has been moving upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Dorothy has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dorothy?

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

The name Dorothy still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Dorothy (Girl)Dorothy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 498 601 < 5 --
2016 452 648 < 5 --
2015 397 714 < 5 --
2014 384 726 < 5 --
2013 335 806 < 5 --
2012 277 924 < 5 --
2011 278 929 < 5 --
2010 242 1,029 < 5 --
2009 226 1,120 < 5 --
2008 242 1,078 < 5 --
2007 262 1,010 < 5 --
2006 265 982 < 5 --
2005 234 1,030 < 5 --
2004 289 851 < 5 --
2003 291 840 < 5 --
2002 263 868 < 5 --
2001 319 751 < 5 --
2000 313 739 < 5 --
1999 335 679 < 5 --
1998 312 710 < 5 --
1997 315 686 < 5 --
1996 350 640 < 5 --
1995 376 598 < 5 --
1994 442 549 < 5 --
1993 476 515 < 5 --
1992 510 485 < 5 --
1991 498 485 < 5 --
1990 596 426 < 5 --
1989 620 398 6 7,236
1988 608 395 < 5 --
1987 614 381 < 5 --
1986 629 372 < 5 --
1985 719 332 5 6,824
1984 681 340 < 5 --
1983 759 305 6 5,677
1982 829 298 < 5 --
1981 788 307 5 6,545
1980 895 278 < 5 --
1979 889 272 < 5 --
1978 913 260 < 5 --
1977 934 269 < 5 --
1976 983 240 < 5 --
1975 974 250 5 5,704
1974 1,099 232 < 5 --
1973 1,174 215 7 4,196
1972 1,274 218 7 4,105
1971 1,624 191 < 5 --
1970 1,799 180 5 4,909
1969 1,777 181 12 2,578
1968 2,084 157 11 2,611
1967 2,316 148 12 2,387
1966 2,666 136 12 2,362
1965 2,960 130 13 2,296
1964 3,535 118 12 2,449
1963 3,792 116 10 2,724
1962 4,074 111 16 2,058
1961 4,728 99 13 2,347
1960 5,076 95 21 1,784
1959 5,237 94 14 2,219
1958 5,540 86 19 1,855
1957 6,399 74 27 1,519
1956 6,857 72 23 1,654
1955 7,239 65 30 1,405
1954 7,794 55 22 1,638
1953 8,154 49 19 1,779
1952 8,614 46 25 1,525
1951 9,090 42 30 1,353
1950 9,552 35 28 1,375
1949 10,407 32 27 1,415
1948 11,324 29 24 1,500
1947 12,750 26 32 1,304
1946 12,798 23 42 1,060
1945 12,325 20 52 864
1944 13,380 19 47 939
1943 14,789 19 66 808
1942 15,032 17 62 824
1941 14,563 14 72 732
1940 14,877 12 85 656
1939 15,171 9 73 695
1938 16,347 8 99 594
1937 16,572 8 73 701
1936 17,668 6 101 573
1935 19,403 6 121 524
1934 21,283 5 116 549
1933 22,047 4 117 524
1932 24,973 4 112 559
1931 26,522 3 141 479
1930 30,407 3 153 480
1929 31,478 3 118 539
1928 33,730 3 122 552
1927 35,991 2 124 553
1926 36,615 2 119 564
1925 38,570 2 99 639
1924 39,997 2 101 639
1923 39,044 2 92 668
1922 37,716 2 66 843
1921 39,086 2 87 694
1920 36,643 2 76 756
1919 31,734 3 66 802
1918 32,032 3 59 860
1917 28,851 3 60 824
1916 27,417 3 72 703
1915 25,154 3 44 943
1914 18,782 3 40 858
1913 14,674 3 43 700
1912 12,645 3 42 651
1911 8,869 4 31 535
1910 7,318 4 24 585
1909 6,253 5 26 507
1908 5,703 6 19 596
1907 4,967 6 21 517
1906 4,326 6 20 508
1905 3,937 7 11 756
1904 3,477 10 17 544
1903 3,078 11 7 932
1902 2,707 15 7 954
1901 2,173 22 < 5 --
1900 2,491 27 8 984
1899 1,687 35 8 801
1898 1,671 43 < 5 --
1897 1,472 43 6 973
1896 1,366 46 < 5 --
1895 1,127 57 5 1,121
1894 1,052 58 7 885
1893 821 68 < 5 --
1892 626 79 < 5 --
1891 566 76 < 5 --
1890 458 93 < 5 --
1889 377 102 < 5 --
1888 373 103 < 5 --
1887 272 112 < 5 --
1886 230 122 < 5 --
1885 196 128 < 5 --
1884 163 137 < 5 --
1883 141 137 < 5 --
1882 115 150 < 5 --
1881 109 144 < 5 --
1880 112 139 < 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.