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Elaine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elaine?

The less frequently given name Elaine was the 588th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #42 was reached in 1938.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 7,063 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Elaine in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1885.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elaine occurred roughly during the years 1889-1892, 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1901-1924, 1932-1938, 1939-1942, and 1943-1946, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1962-1972, and 1981-1984.

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

Where is the name Elaine popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Elaine has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Elaine has risen.

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

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

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   Elaine (Girl)Elaine (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 506 588 < 5 --
2016 492 607 < 5 --
2015 422 675 < 5 --
2014 437 651 < 5 --
2013 359 755 < 5 --
2012 400 702 < 5 --
2011 399 698 < 5 --
2010 342 799 < 5 --
2009 371 766 < 5 --
2008 398 745 < 5 --
2007 406 720 < 5 --
2006 392 719 < 5 --
2005 469 606 < 5 --
2004 413 662 < 5 --
2003 426 629 < 5 --
2002 399 638 < 5 --
2001 408 615 < 5 --
2000 452 577 < 5 --
1999 461 547 < 5 --
1998 480 526 < 5 --
1997 451 527 < 5 --
1996 531 470 < 5 --
1995 540 467 < 5 --
1994 567 447 < 5 --
1993 559 445 < 5 --
1992 603 421 < 5 --
1991 610 419 < 5 --
1990 631 409 < 5 --
1989 673 376 6 7,253
1988 706 352 8 5,343
1987 668 356 < 5 --
1986 663 358 < 5 --
1985 654 361 6 6,017
1984 617 371 < 5 --
1983 797 293 6 5,690
1982 778 313 7 5,187
1981 784 310 < 5 --
1980 771 313 6 5,731
1979 783 306 5 6,330
1978 757 310 5 6,092
1977 864 274 < 5 --
1976 781 292 < 5 --
1975 859 282 6 4,998
1974 951 267 < 5 --
1973 993 253 < 5 --
1972 1,066 252 5 5,196
1971 1,285 234 < 5 --
1970 1,437 217 9 3,357
1969 1,684 191 < 5 --
1968 1,705 189 < 5 --
1967 1,773 182 6 3,663
1966 2,060 166 6 3,637
1965 2,498 149 12 2,398
1964 2,824 142 12 2,454
1963 3,124 133 5 4,219
1962 3,614 125 10 2,723
1961 3,867 118 19 1,897
1960 4,315 112 9 2,930
1959 4,453 105 7 3,369
1958 4,743 101 9 2,887
1957 5,010 96 9 2,883
1956 5,311 89 8 3,033
1955 5,638 77 6 3,619
1954 5,824 74 6 3,554
1953 5,494 77 10 2,591
1952 5,650 73 13 2,178
1951 6,070 66 11 2,416
1950 6,037 60 9 2,632
1949 6,217 57 12 2,256
1948 6,399 53 9 2,660
1947 7,063 50 13 2,188
1946 6,801 47 13 2,062
1945 5,888 44 9 2,445
1944 5,628 46 19 1,587
1943 5,966 46 18 1,721
1942 5,984 45 19 1,644
1941 5,377 44 28 1,260
1940 4,782 50 15 1,828
1939 4,785 45 15 1,821
1938 4,835 42 20 1,533
1937 4,526 45 22 1,462
1936 4,259 50 15 1,827
1935 4,079 51 19 1,606
1934 3,900 54 13 2,046
1933 3,571 61 8 2,803
1932 3,575 68 17 1,793
1931 3,623 72 10 2,525
1930 3,953 69 7 3,380
1929 3,853 67 12 2,355
1928 4,005 68 17 1,924
1927 4,108 69 16 2,065
1926 4,004 68 15 2,099
1925 3,777 73 13 2,340
1924 3,801 73 7 3,605
1923 3,212 87 9 3,019
1922 2,793 102 6 3,976
1921 2,922 97 9 3,046
1920 2,433 107 7 3,589
1919 1,688 136 < 5 --
1918 1,473 152 6 3,851
1917 1,281 160 < 5 --
1916 1,236 161 < 5 --
1915 1,212 155 < 5 --
1914 568 221 < 5 --
1913 411 239 < 5 --
1912 313 252 < 5 --
1911 199 274 < 5 --
1910 195 279 < 5 --
1909 139 309 < 5 --
1908 129 313 < 5 --
1907 103 347 < 5 --
1906 82 376 < 5 --
1905 79 381 < 5 --
1904 57 428 < 5 --
1903 53 437 < 5 --
1902 48 455 < 5 --
1901 43 452 < 5 --
1900 50 479 < 5 --
1899 27 596 < 5 --
1898 29 598 < 5 --
1897 30 541 < 5 --
1896 38 469 < 5 --
1895 21 691 < 5 --
1894 20 669 < 5 --
1893 24 579 < 5 --
1892 22 597 < 5 --
1891 16 674 < 5 --
1890 12 800 < 5 --
1889 8 967 < 5 --
1888 7 1,066 < 5 --
1887 6 1,068 < 5 --
1886 5 1,151 < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 5 1,068 < 5 --
1883 5 957 < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 5 857 < 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.