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Eleanor Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Eleanor?

The popular name Eleanor was the 60th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 100 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 25, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1920 with 8,498 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Eleanor was 110 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Eleanor occurred roughly during the years 1881-1886, 1887-1890, 1892-1895, 1896-1900, 1901-1916, 1999-2005, and 2006-2014, whereas 1942-1945, 1946-1950, 1951-1956, 1962-1967, and 1970-1974 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Eleanor popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Eleanor has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Eleanor lately has risen significantly.

The name Eleanor is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Eleanor (Girl)Eleanor (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 4,402 60 < 5 --
2014 3,722 78 < 5 --
2013 3,005 106 < 5 --
2012 2,375 135 < 5 --
2011 2,081 150 < 5 --
2010 1,850 166 < 5 --
2009 1,486 218 5 13,012
2008 1,342 254 < 5 --
2007 1,268 268 < 5 --
2006 1,220 269 < 5 --
2005 1,237 264 < 5 --
2004 1,063 301 < 5 --
2003 1,005 308 < 5 --
2002 961 319 < 5 --
2001 826 359 < 5 --
2000 771 375 < 5 --
1999 688 404 < 5 --
1998 718 386 < 5 --
1997 537 465 < 5 --
1996 486 492 < 5 --
1995 437 544 < 5 --
1994 390 585 < 5 --
1993 444 539 < 5 --
1992 395 585 < 5 --
1991 394 583 < 5 --
1990 378 599 < 5 --
1989 357 599 7 6,413
1988 308 644 < 5 --
1987 289 649 < 5 --
1986 262 693 < 5 --
1985 270 670 < 5 --
1984 244 688 < 5 --
1983 264 653 < 5 --
1982 265 671 < 5 --
1981 270 658 < 5 --
1980 255 679 < 5 --
1979 276 630 < 5 --
1978 269 625 < 5 --
1977 228 689 < 5 --
1976 256 612 < 5 --
1975 233 651 < 5 --
1974 227 664 < 5 --
1973 266 591 < 5 --
1972 300 555 < 5 --
1971 325 554 < 5 --
1970 366 522 < 5 --
1969 360 518 < 5 --
1968 408 474 < 5 --
1967 445 449 < 5 --
1966 473 430 < 5 --
1965 604 372 < 5 --
1964 645 377 < 5 --
1963 668 376 < 5 --
1962 761 342 < 5 --
1961 750 347 < 5 --
1960 826 328 < 5 --
1959 865 315 < 5 --
1958 866 305 < 5 --
1957 957 293 < 5 --
1956 1,046 261 < 5 --
1955 1,045 256 < 5 --
1954 1,114 242 < 5 --
1953 1,254 227 7 3,214
1952 1,252 218 < 5 --
1951 1,296 210 < 5 --
1950 1,371 199 < 5 --
1949 1,517 183 < 5 --
1948 1,664 169 < 5 --
1947 1,852 158 < 5 --
1946 1,933 140 6 3,274
1945 1,876 130 < 5 --
1944 2,190 122 11 2,230
1943 2,729 107 9 2,606
1942 3,165 87 11 2,298
1941 3,249 78 17 1,709
1940 3,582 68 22 1,443
1939 3,810 63 17 1,661
1938 4,049 60 21 1,493
1937 4,275 53 16 1,776
1936 4,340 47 22 1,432
1935 4,166 48 21 1,506
1934 4,717 44 13 2,046
1933 5,101 38 12 2,129
1932 4,835 45 15 1,940
1931 5,258 40 30 1,260
1930 5,822 39 26 1,439
1929 5,866 38 20 1,689
1928 6,536 36 29 1,361
1927 6,959 33 31 1,329
1926 7,305 32 19 1,810
1925 7,722 31 19 1,823
1924 8,191 29 24 1,592
1923 7,772 28 16 2,048
1922 7,853 28 22 1,664
1921 8,053 29 14 2,284
1920 8,498 25 10 2,824
1919 7,611 30 10 2,729
1918 8,176 26 11 2,590
1917 7,669 26 13 2,208
1916 7,406 27 10 2,599
1915 7,036 28 15 1,900
1914 5,374 28 12 1,899
1913 3,938 34 7 2,333
1912 3,120 39 6 2,357
1911 2,035 49 6 1,590
1910 1,797 55 5 1,663
1909 1,460 57 < 5 --
1908 1,302 65 9 967
1907 1,155 67 < 5 --
1906 1,088 67 5 1,292
1905 1,041 73 < 5 --
1904 868 80 < 5 --
1903 840 79 < 5 --
1902 837 79 < 5 --
1901 686 84 < 5 --
1900 753 88 < 5 --
1899 575 94 < 5 --
1898 620 95 < 5 --
1897 559 95 < 5 --
1896 493 102 < 5 --
1895 544 98 < 5 --
1894 450 108 < 5 --
1893 397 111 < 5 --
1892 390 116 < 5 --
1891 376 103 < 5 --
1890 351 117 < 5 --
1889 312 123 < 5 --
1888 288 128 < 5 --
1887 247 122 < 5 --
1886 271 114 < 5 --
1885 222 119 < 5 --
1884 198 124 < 5 --
1883 185 114 < 5 --
1882 174 117 < 5 --
1881 110 142 < 5 --
1880 129 127 < 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.