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Elias Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elias?

The popular name Elias was the 67th 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 #67 for the first time this year with 5,310 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Elias was 17 in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elias occurred roughly during the years 1905-1908, 1910-1916, 1958-1961, 1967-1970, 1971-1974, 1984-1989, and 1994-2017, whereas 1885-1888 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Elias popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

Elias's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Elias lately has risen.

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

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   Elias (Girl)Elias (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 9 10,734 5,310 67
2017 < 5 -- 4,912 78
2016 6 14,841 4,478 93
2015 10 10,328 4,096 100
2014 5 17,274 3,777 103
2013 < 5 -- 3,495 113
2012 6 15,491 3,226 115
2011 < 5 -- 2,990 139
2010 9 11,529 2,827 141
2009 < 5 -- 2,483 158
2008 7 14,268 2,522 157
2007 5 18,447 2,360 174
2006 < 5 -- 2,160 186
2005 5 17,254 2,116 187
2004 6 14,673 1,759 207
2003 7 12,799 1,711 210
2002 < 5 -- 1,575 218
2001 8 11,322 1,518 228
2000 5 15,771 1,403 242
1999 9 9,731 1,219 257
1998 < 5 -- 1,140 261
1997 8 10,068 1,034 272
1996 7 10,913 918 292
1995 5 14,098 890 298
1994 < 5 -- 812 319
1993 5 14,134 771 329
1992 < 5 -- 697 342
1991 < 5 -- 707 343
1990 < 5 -- 666 360
1989 5 12,965 643 353
1988 6 10,747 550 369
1987 7 9,051 514 376
1986 < 5 -- 422 415
1985 < 5 -- 428 411
1984 < 5 -- 350 447
1983 < 5 -- 391 411
1982 < 5 -- 406 413
1981 < 5 -- 396 417
1980 < 5 -- 385 422
1979 < 5 -- 375 409
1978 8 7,129 357 412
1977 5 10,061 366 413
1976 6 8,439 311 444
1975 5 9,480 307 457
1974 < 5 -- 311 454
1973 < 5 -- 233 510
1972 < 5 -- 254 495
1971 < 5 -- 222 537
1970 < 5 -- 226 540
1969 < 5 -- 202 553
1968 < 5 -- 165 592
1967 < 5 -- 161 594
1966 < 5 -- 169 583
1965 < 5 -- 170 586
1964 < 5 -- 182 587
1963 < 5 -- 187 580
1962 < 5 -- 175 590
1961 < 5 -- 191 570
1960 < 5 -- 170 603
1959 < 5 -- 155 621
1958 < 5 -- 152 623
1957 < 5 -- 143 640
1956 5 6,213 142 636
1955 < 5 -- 148 612
1954 < 5 -- 164 577
1953 < 5 -- 160 564
1952 < 5 -- 164 544
1951 < 5 -- 157 543
1950 < 5 -- 163 530
1949 < 5 -- 145 559
1948 < 5 -- 133 580
1947 < 5 -- 140 573
1946 < 5 -- 101 638
1945 < 5 -- 130 524
1944 < 5 -- 118 560
1943 < 5 -- 108 607
1942 < 5 -- 111 593
1941 < 5 -- 138 495
1940 < 5 -- 103 582
1939 < 5 -- 138 490
1938 < 5 -- 124 521
1937 < 5 -- 112 550
1936 < 5 -- 116 530
1935 < 5 -- 130 503
1934 < 5 -- 128 515
1933 5 4,397 141 473
1932 < 5 -- 145 475
1931 < 5 -- 149 461
1930 5 4,744 172 452
1929 < 5 -- 178 444
1928 < 5 -- 181 446
1927 < 5 -- 185 449
1926 < 5 -- 207 421
1925 < 5 -- 193 428
1924 < 5 -- 180 457
1923 < 5 -- 162 478
1922 < 5 -- 162 483
1921 < 5 -- 150 505
1920 < 5 -- 168 470
1919 < 5 -- 168 452
1918 < 5 -- 141 502
1917 < 5 -- 154 455
1916 < 5 -- 163 439
1915 < 5 -- 114 520
1914 < 5 -- 111 454
1913 < 5 -- 117 394
1912 < 5 -- 97 390
1911 < 5 -- 45 432
1910 < 5 -- 34 474
1909 < 5 -- 28 489
1908 < 5 -- 40 361
1907 < 5 -- 32 397
1906 < 5 -- 18 553
1905 < 5 -- 29 395
1904 < 5 -- 26 411
1903 < 5 -- 20 475
1902 < 5 -- 21 464
1901 < 5 -- 17 475
1900 < 5 -- 23 480
1899 < 5 -- 20 416
1898 < 5 -- 32 339
1897 < 5 -- 24 386
1896 < 5 -- 28 364
1895 < 5 -- 29 341
1894 < 5 -- 36 291
1893 < 5 -- 35 293
1892 < 5 -- 38 299
1891 < 5 -- 24 351
1890 < 5 -- 36 289
1889 < 5 -- 36 281
1888 < 5 -- 24 378
1887 < 5 -- 34 281
1886 < 5 -- 41 265
1885 < 5 -- 60 204
1884 < 5 -- 48 248
1883 < 5 -- 44 240
1882 < 5 -- 57 217
1881 < 5 -- 41 243
1880 < 5 -- 65 189

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.