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Elizabeth Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elizabeth?

The very popular name Elizabeth was the 13th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 50 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 50 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #3 for the first time in 1887 and as recently as 1892.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1990 with 20,742 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Elizabeth was 1,852 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elizabeth occurred roughly during the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1903-1918, 1945-1952, 1953-1958, and 1975-1981, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1924-1933, 1961-1972, 1991-1997, and 2000-2011.

Where is the name Elizabeth popularity headed?

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

Elizabeth's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Elizabeth for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Elizabeth is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Elizabet. (Girl)Elizabet. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 9,656 13 5 12,527
2014 9,537 14 6 11,082
2013 9,431 10 12 6,701
2012 9,685 10 8 9,088
2011 10,071 11 19 4,863
2010 10,248 12 8 9,027
2009 11,023 11 13 6,532
2008 11,990 9 13 6,502
2007 13,037 10 18 5,063
2006 12,417 11 17 5,134
2005 12,722 11 24 3,846
2004 13,555 10 63 1,937
2003 14,096 9 31 3,057
2002 14,593 11 21 3,952
2001 14,783 9 12 5,773
2000 15,089 9 22 3,669
1999 15,332 10 22 3,509
1998 15,179 10 23 3,317
1997 15,415 9 30 2,634
1996 15,990 10 26 2,858
1995 16,185 10 44 1,927
1994 16,778 9 44 1,903
1993 17,555 9 55 1,624
1992 19,029 9 52 1,664
1991 20,390 9 66 1,402
1990 20,742 9 91 1,129
1989 20,293 10 140 848
1988 20,028 10 102 957
1987 18,602 10 105 923
1986 19,067 10 96 932
1985 20,538 9 105 885
1984 20,362 10 94 908
1983 19,838 10 102 870
1982 20,509 8 89 954
1981 20,171 9 90 947
1980 19,530 9 78 1,025
1979 18,076 11 82 975
1978 16,808 14 70 1,046
1977 16,425 13 63 1,093
1976 13,552 16 61 1,069
1975 12,475 15 52 1,170
1974 12,261 12 62 1,046
1973 12,358 13 52 1,137
1972 12,188 15 55 1,103
1971 13,605 19 64 1,019
1970 15,121 18 67 993
1969 15,300 16 62 974
1968 14,892 17 53 1,020
1967 16,114 13 52 1,010
1966 15,887 16 51 1,020
1965 16,319 16 56 990
1964 17,285 16 48 1,100
1963 17,591 20 52 1,060
1962 17,800 20 47 1,128
1961 18,851 19 65 951
1960 18,858 18 59 999
1959 18,438 21 46 1,143
1958 18,529 22 47 1,123
1957 17,496 22 35 1,325
1956 16,344 22 32 1,362
1955 16,689 21 42 1,154
1954 16,580 20 41 1,171
1953 16,092 21 33 1,314
1952 16,022 22 29 1,413
1951 15,112 23 31 1,328
1950 14,339 24 29 1,348
1949 13,711 25 26 1,445
1948 13,208 26 30 1,328
1947 13,442 25 33 1,281
1946 11,751 25 22 1,528
1945 10,335 26 25 1,331
1944 11,034 23 33 1,163
1943 11,650 23 37 1,125
1942 11,180 22 52 923
1941 10,269 21 48 918
1940 9,954 20 52 875
1939 9,705 18 50 870
1938 9,801 17 44 951
1937 9,386 17 50 870
1936 8,860 18 47 899
1935 9,075 17 41 998
1934 9,342 18 43 976
1933 9,015 17 38 1,055
1932 9,994 17 54 869
1931 10,295 16 48 946
1930 10,993 15 48 981
1929 11,250 15 61 837
1928 11,765 14 44 1,044
1927 12,527 13 56 913
1926 12,834 11 54 918
1925 13,932 10 37 1,171
1924 14,950 11 42 1,111
1923 15,461 9 41 1,118
1922 15,243 9 30 1,348
1921 15,800 10 35 1,238
1920 15,910 8 34 1,239
1919 15,288 8 19 1,767
1918 15,851 9 37 1,130
1917 15,131 8 31 1,226
1916 14,939 8 40 1,016
1915 14,103 8 27 1,275
1914 11,367 8 27 1,109
1913 9,505 8 24 1,029
1912 8,528 8 23 946
1911 6,298 7 18 764
1910 5,800 7 17 735
1909 5,176 7 13 816
1908 4,904 7 11 844
1907 4,624 7 13 751
1906 4,321 7 15 624
1905 4,121 6 13 675
1904 3,833 6 13 654
1903 3,723 6 11 709
1902 3,694 6 21 465
1901 3,216 6 9 742
1900 4,096 6 16 632
1899 3,287 7 13 557
1898 3,659 7 15 551
1897 3,442 6 12 625
1896 3,471 7 11 687
1895 3,603 5 17 494
1894 3,425 5 10 688
1893 3,360 5 12 584
1892 3,461 3 8 817
1891 3,059 4 6 880
1890 3,112 3 12 574
1889 3,058 3 16 470
1888 3,224 3 12 586
1887 2,681 3 14 466
1886 2,680 4 11 580
1885 2,582 4 9 661
1884 2,549 4 16 473
1883 2,255 4 13 501
1882 2,186 4 7 777
1881 1,852 4 < 5 --
1880 1,939 4 9 649

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.