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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 2017.

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 20,744 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, 2000-2006, and 2007-2011.

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
2017 8,915 13 9 8,293
2016 9,542 13 12 6,823
2015 9,724 13 5 12,580
2014 9,557 14 6 11,099
2013 9,448 10 12 6,711
2012 9,703 10 8 9,094
2011 10,084 11 19 4,866
2010 10,260 12 8 9,029
2009 11,029 11 13 6,534
2008 12,002 9 13 6,502
2007 13,050 10 18 5,063
2006 12,425 11 17 5,134
2005 12,729 11 24 3,847
2004 13,560 10 63 1,939
2003 14,102 9 31 3,057
2002 14,600 11 21 3,952
2001 14,784 9 12 5,774
2000 15,094 9 22 3,670
1999 15,341 10 22 3,509
1998 15,186 10 23 3,321
1997 15,419 9 30 2,634
1996 15,995 10 26 2,859
1995 16,185 10 44 1,928
1994 16,779 9 44 1,904
1993 17,555 9 55 1,624
1992 19,033 9 52 1,664
1991 20,387 9 66 1,402
1990 20,744 9 91 1,129
1989 20,296 10 140 848
1988 20,036 10 102 957
1987 18,606 10 105 923
1986 19,069 10 96 932
1985 20,540 9 105 885
1984 20,364 10 94 909
1983 19,843 10 102 870
1982 20,511 8 89 954
1981 20,171 9 90 948
1980 19,529 9 78 1,025
1979 18,077 11 82 976
1978 16,807 14 70 1,045
1977 16,426 13 63 1,093
1976 13,548 16 61 1,069
1975 12,474 15 52 1,170
1974 12,259 12 62 1,047
1973 12,358 13 52 1,137
1972 12,187 15 55 1,103
1971 13,603 19 64 1,019
1970 15,119 18 67 993
1969 15,296 16 62 974
1968 14,889 17 53 1,020
1967 16,115 13 52 1,008
1966 15,884 16 51 1,018
1965 16,322 16 56 990
1964 17,288 16 48 1,101
1963 17,590 20 52 1,060
1962 17,801 20 46 1,142
1961 18,852 19 66 940
1960 18,858 18 59 999
1959 18,432 21 46 1,143
1958 18,528 22 47 1,124
1957 17,497 22 35 1,326
1956 16,340 22 32 1,362
1955 16,696 21 42 1,155
1954 16,581 20 41 1,172
1953 16,092 21 33 1,313
1952 16,023 22 29 1,415
1951 15,120 23 31 1,331
1950 14,337 24 29 1,348
1949 13,712 25 26 1,444
1948 13,211 26 30 1,328
1947 13,441 25 33 1,281
1946 11,752 25 22 1,528
1945 10,337 26 25 1,331
1944 11,033 23 32 1,177
1943 11,646 23 37 1,125
1942 11,182 22 52 924
1941 10,269 21 49 910
1940 9,952 20 52 875
1939 9,707 18 50 870
1938 9,800 17 44 952
1937 9,386 17 50 870
1936 8,860 18 47 899
1935 9,075 17 41 998
1934 9,344 18 43 976
1933 9,016 17 38 1,056
1932 9,994 17 54 868
1931 10,293 16 48 946
1930 10,995 15 48 981
1929 11,251 15 61 837
1928 11,762 14 44 1,044
1927 12,527 13 56 913
1926 12,836 11 54 920
1925 13,935 10 37 1,170
1924 14,951 11 42 1,111
1923 15,461 9 41 1,118
1922 15,242 9 30 1,348
1921 15,799 10 35 1,238
1920 15,910 8 34 1,239
1919 15,287 8 19 1,767
1918 15,853 9 37 1,129
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.