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Eileen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Eileen?

The less frequently given name Eileen was the 671st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #68 in 1943.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 4,250 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Eileen was less than 5, most recently in 1884.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Eileen occurred roughly during the years 1884-1898, 1901-1920, and 1939-1943, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1961-1976.

Sometimes the name Eileen has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Eileen popularity headed?

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

Eileen's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Eileen for their newborn has risen.

The name Eileen still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Eileen (Girl)Eileen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 436 671 < 5 --
2017 421 690 < 5 --
2016 389 730 < 5 --
2015 408 694 < 5 --
2014 391 715 < 5 --
2013 359 755 < 5 --
2012 324 828 < 5 --
2011 369 745 < 5 --
2010 320 839 < 5 --
2009 346 816 < 5 --
2008 386 763 < 5 --
2007 396 735 < 5 --
2006 355 778 < 5 --
2005 380 718 < 5 --
2004 358 737 < 5 --
2003 388 679 < 5 --
2002 380 667 < 5 --
2001 406 619 < 5 --
2000 401 628 < 5 --
1999 414 593 < 5 --
1998 449 552 < 5 --
1997 377 601 < 5 --
1996 373 614 < 5 --
1995 373 603 < 5 --
1994 368 609 < 5 --
1993 401 588 < 5 --
1992 403 579 < 5 --
1991 422 554 < 5 --
1990 529 461 < 5 --
1989 524 467 7 6,411
1988 515 440 < 5 --
1987 470 464 < 5 --
1986 535 412 < 5 --
1985 560 403 < 5 --
1984 614 373 < 5 --
1983 689 333 < 5 --
1982 584 396 < 5 --
1981 585 386 < 5 --
1980 613 377 < 5 --
1979 570 386 5 6,328
1978 631 344 < 5 --
1977 633 349 5 6,136
1976 564 369 < 5 --
1975 662 336 < 5 --
1974 759 308 < 5 --
1973 865 282 < 5 --
1972 919 278 < 5 --
1971 1,037 276 7 4,096
1970 1,281 245 < 5 --
1969 1,474 212 < 5 --
1968 1,579 197 8 3,181
1967 1,792 180 7 3,346
1966 2,039 168 < 5 --
1965 2,418 157 7 3,332
1964 2,586 153 9 2,912
1963 2,937 140 12 2,449
1962 3,058 139 5 4,226
1961 3,490 131 < 5 --
1960 3,495 130 10 2,738
1959 3,626 127 7 3,368
1958 3,526 125 8 3,105
1957 3,709 120 12 2,415
1956 3,449 123 6 3,637
1955 3,505 120 11 2,471
1954 3,679 115 5 3,981
1953 3,628 108 8 2,975
1952 3,741 100 5 3,886
1951 3,815 95 8 2,902
1950 3,883 91 8 2,843
1949 3,722 95 10 2,498
1948 3,838 91 5 3,829
1947 4,250 91 16 1,941
1946 4,169 80 11 2,311
1945 3,636 70 6 3,093
1944 3,649 73 9 2,512
1943 4,092 68 17 1,786
1942 3,106 88 12 2,185
1941 2,195 121 12 2,115
1940 2,034 125 10 2,372
1939 2,158 115 11 2,200
1938 2,283 113 5 3,673
1937 2,344 107 9 2,542
1936 2,320 103 14 1,901
1935 2,199 108 8 2,774
1934 2,227 109 7 3,060
1933 2,004 115 7 3,092
1932 2,121 114 8 2,917
1931 2,224 106 13 2,131
1930 2,378 110 9 2,829
1929 2,558 98 5 4,134
1928 2,644 102 8 3,164
1927 2,928 92 6 3,893
1926 2,929 92 < 5 --
1925 2,963 96 5 4,389
1924 3,070 93 < 5 --
1923 2,977 95 < 5 --
1922 2,939 96 5 4,490
1921 2,863 100 6 3,995
1920 2,717 100 < 5 --
1919 2,346 103 6 3,852
1918 2,264 110 < 5 --
1917 2,147 106 6 3,666
1916 1,858 118 < 5 --
1915 1,493 132 < 5 --
1914 920 159 < 5 --
1913 614 184 < 5 --
1912 470 203 < 5 --
1911 336 211 < 5 --
1910 258 240 < 5 --
1909 216 240 < 5 --
1908 199 242 < 5 --
1907 168 266 < 5 --
1906 161 258 < 5 --
1905 124 301 < 5 --
1904 120 294 < 5 --
1903 101 311 < 5 --
1902 91 325 < 5 --
1901 86 326 < 5 --
1900 85 367 < 5 --
1899 77 340 < 5 --
1898 81 345 < 5 --
1897 59 376 < 5 --
1896 46 425 < 5 --
1895 44 428 < 5 --
1894 36 465 < 5 --
1893 32 477 < 5 --
1892 35 461 < 5 --
1891 13 760 < 5 --
1890 15 700 < 5 --
1889 20 578 < 5 --
1888 14 695 < 5 --
1887 15 593 < 5 --
1886 15 579 < 5 --
1885 6 957 < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 5 956 < 5 --
1882 6 840 < 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.