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Elaine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elaine?

The less frequently given name Elaine was the 634th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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 7,062 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
2018 468 634 < 5 --
2017 507 588 < 5 --
2016 494 606 < 5 --
2015 422 676 < 5 --
2014 438 651 < 5 --
2013 360 749 < 5 --
2012 400 703 < 5 --
2011 399 698 < 5 --
2010 343 797 < 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 427 628 < 5 --
2002 399 638 < 5 --
2001 408 615 < 5 --
2000 452 577 < 5 --
1999 462 544 < 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 674 376 6 7,253
1988 706 352 8 5,344
1987 668 356 < 5 --
1986 663 358 < 5 --
1985 654 361 6 6,018
1984 617 371 < 5 --
1983 797 293 6 5,691
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 4,997
1974 951 267 < 5 --
1973 993 253 < 5 --
1972 1,066 252 5 5,195
1971 1,286 234 < 5 --
1970 1,437 217 9 3,360
1969 1,683 192 < 5 --
1968 1,705 189 < 5 --
1967 1,773 182 6 3,665
1966 2,060 166 6 3,636
1965 2,498 149 12 2,396
1964 2,824 142 12 2,454
1963 3,123 133 5 4,220
1962 3,615 125 10 2,723
1961 3,866 118 19 1,897
1960 4,315 112 9 2,932
1959 4,453 105 7 3,370
1958 4,743 101 9 2,885
1957 5,011 96 9 2,885
1956 5,314 89 8 3,034
1955 5,635 77 6 3,619
1954 5,824 74 6 3,554
1953 5,494 77 10 2,589
1952 5,650 73 13 2,179
1951 6,071 66 11 2,417
1950 6,036 60 9 2,634
1949 6,216 57 12 2,256
1948 6,400 53 9 2,659
1947 7,062 50 13 2,188
1946 6,801 47 13 2,062
1945 5,888 44 9 2,445
1944 5,628 46 19 1,588
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 1,829
1939 4,785 45 15 1,821
1938 4,835 42 20 1,534
1937 4,525 45 22 1,462
1936 4,260 50 15 1,827
1935 4,079 51 19 1,606
1934 3,901 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 1,923
1927 4,109 69 16 2,065
1926 4,004 68 15 2,100
1925 3,776 73 13 2,340
1924 3,801 73 7 3,604
1923 3,212 87 9 3,019
1922 2,793 102 6 3,975
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.