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Eli Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Eli?

The popular name Eli was the 58th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 100 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 #43 in 2013.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2012 with 8,062 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Eli in any given year was 38 in 1899.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Eli occurred roughly during the years 1905-1915, 1967-1977, 1990-1993, and 1997-2012.

Where is the name Eli popularity headed?

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

Eli's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Eli has dropped.

The name Eli is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Eli (Girl)Eli (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 38 3,850 6,027 58
2017 23 5,533 6,601 54
2016 33 4,361 7,100 52
2015 27 5,013 7,139 53
2014 22 5,844 7,488 49
2013 36 4,091 7,938 43
2012 31 4,626 8,062 44
2011 39 3,857 7,209 58
2010 31 4,636 6,560 65
2009 30 4,841 4,910 90
2008 20 6,624 4,515 99
2007 20 6,635 3,239 130
2006 22 5,976 2,985 136
2005 18 6,619 2,684 152
2004 42 3,512 2,523 160
2003 16 6,974 1,978 191
2002 18 6,217 1,925 197
2001 21 5,422 1,628 214
2000 9 10,137 1,472 229
1999 16 6,276 1,061 278
1998 19 5,429 1,009 284
1997 12 7,417 861 309
1996 8 9,849 888 299
1995 16 5,757 862 306
1994 14 6,421 889 302
1993 14 6,370 877 309
1992 12 7,172 708 340
1991 13 6,711 711 341
1990 8 9,517 667 359
1989 9 8,234 624 362
1988 11 6,784 542 372
1987 6 10,225 549 355
1986 5 11,454 564 339
1985 10 6,586 557 342
1984 7 8,412 508 359
1983 12 5,540 520 349
1982 10 6,488 504 357
1981 5 10,866 548 338
1980 9 6,945 537 344
1979 < 5 -- 497 353
1978 6 8,845 443 365
1977 7 7,760 475 361
1976 12 4,968 381 397
1975 < 5 -- 340 425
1974 5 9,152 373 401
1973 7 6,867 338 426
1972 5 8,634 264 484
1971 < 5 -- 268 493
1970 < 5 -- 232 530
1969 < 5 -- 129 697
1968 < 5 -- 139 642
1967 < 5 -- 126 666
1966 < 5 -- 116 686
1965 < 5 -- 117 689
1964 < 5 -- 122 699
1963 < 5 -- 138 664
1962 < 5 -- 139 660
1961 < 5 -- 147 647
1960 < 5 -- 149 639
1959 < 5 -- 146 640
1958 < 5 -- 117 693
1957 < 5 -- 129 674
1956 < 5 -- 152 617
1955 < 5 -- 120 670
1954 < 5 -- 135 633
1953 < 5 -- 126 637
1952 < 5 -- 140 592
1951 < 5 -- 142 582
1950 < 5 -- 139 575
1949 < 5 -- 125 607
1948 < 5 -- 137 570
1947 < 5 -- 143 567
1946 < 5 -- 116 599
1945 < 5 -- 125 537
1944 < 5 -- 124 545
1943 < 5 -- 118 585
1942 < 5 -- 130 538
1941 < 5 -- 130 522
1940 < 5 -- 140 493
1939 < 5 -- 110 547
1938 < 5 -- 119 536
1937 < 5 -- 144 470
1936 < 5 -- 160 445
1935 < 5 -- 175 419
1934 < 5 -- 176 421
1933 < 5 -- 157 440
1932 < 5 -- 186 411
1931 < 5 -- 173 432
1930 < 5 -- 191 427
1929 < 5 -- 198 418
1928 < 5 -- 215 411
1927 < 5 -- 224 400
1926 < 5 -- 266 357
1925 < 5 -- 291 341
1924 < 5 -- 247 381
1923 < 5 -- 260 368
1922 < 5 -- 275 359
1921 5 5,332 291 347
1920 7 4,095 252 376
1919 < 5 -- 241 373
1918 < 5 -- 287 337
1917 < 5 -- 246 355
1916 6 4,065 271 319
1915 < 5 -- 269 317
1914 < 5 -- 208 315
1913 < 5 -- 167 308
1912 < 5 -- 159 285
1911 < 5 -- 81 296
1910 < 5 -- 63 312
1909 < 5 -- 60 294
1908 < 5 -- 55 293
1907 < 5 -- 50 303
1906 < 5 -- 44 312
1905 < 5 -- 43 308
1904 < 5 -- 43 296
1903 < 5 -- 47 269
1902 < 5 -- 51 260
1901 < 5 -- 45 255
1900 < 5 -- 45 317
1899 < 5 -- 38 281
1898 < 5 -- 46 264
1897 < 5 -- 39 291
1896 < 5 -- 43 279
1895 < 5 -- 55 239
1894 < 5 -- 60 220
1893 < 5 -- 53 236
1892 < 5 -- 60 227
1891 < 5 -- 49 231
1890 < 5 -- 49 239
1889 < 5 -- 60 212
1888 < 5 -- 75 200
1887 < 5 -- 51 223
1886 < 5 -- 66 202
1885 < 5 -- 56 214
1884 < 5 -- 67 200
1883 < 5 -- 82 156
1882 < 5 -- 94 146
1881 < 5 -- 97 121
1880 < 5 -- 73 177

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.