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Ella Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ella?

The very popular name Ella was the 16th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #12 for the first time in 2011 and as recently as 2012.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2010 with 9,872 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ella was 127 in 1986.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ella occurred roughly during the years 1909-1915, 1987-1990, and 1991-2005, whereas 1981-1984 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Ella popularity headed?

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

Ella's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. however, the number of children named Ella lately has dropped.

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

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   Ella (Girl)Ella (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 8,014 16 6 11,090
2016 7,898 17 5 12,723
2015 7,896 18 < 5 --
2014 8,547 17 7 9,924
2013 8,444 15 9 8,292
2012 9,198 12 13 6,410
2011 9,586 12 6 11,232
2010 9,872 13 14 6,131
2009 9,650 15 12 6,911
2008 9,349 19 10 7,854
2007 9,544 21 16 5,497
2006 9,206 21 14 5,867
2005 9,062 23 12 6,339
2004 8,237 29 27 3,480
2003 5,902 44 9 7,423
2002 3,560 89 < 5 --
2001 1,718 191 < 5 --
2000 1,220 265 < 5 --
1999 769 373 < 5 --
1998 654 411 < 5 --
1997 498 497 < 5 --
1996 383 596 < 5 --
1995 309 688 < 5 --
1994 312 679 < 5 --
1993 266 778 < 5 --
1992 228 867 < 5 --
1991 216 901 < 5 --
1990 235 835 < 5 --
1989 165 1,038 < 5 --
1988 182 930 < 5 --
1987 128 1,152 < 5 --
1986 127 1,135 < 5 --
1985 146 1,031 < 5 --
1984 138 1,029 < 5 --
1983 156 947 < 5 --
1982 178 865 < 5 --
1981 179 867 < 5 --
1980 174 881 < 5 --
1979 172 883 < 5 --
1978 173 855 < 5 --
1977 163 881 < 5 --
1976 182 784 < 5 --
1975 184 769 < 5 --
1974 212 694 < 5 --
1973 225 662 < 5 --
1972 206 704 < 5 --
1971 257 641 < 5 --
1970 324 564 < 5 --
1969 320 551 < 5 --
1968 313 546 < 5 --
1967 384 486 < 5 --
1966 429 455 < 5 --
1965 478 429 6 3,651
1964 565 411 < 5 --
1963 597 393 < 5 --
1962 630 374 7 3,392
1961 714 358 < 5 --
1960 747 352 6 3,779
1959 867 314 < 5 --
1958 839 319 < 5 --
1957 966 291 < 5 --
1956 989 276 < 5 --
1955 1,127 244 5 4,021
1954 1,099 244 < 5 --
1953 1,160 235 9 2,768
1952 1,245 220 9 2,733
1951 1,364 206 < 5 --
1950 1,378 198 5 3,839
1949 1,552 177 6 3,432
1948 1,553 177 8 2,850
1947 1,636 177 6 3,470
1946 1,499 177 9 2,582
1945 1,472 158 8 2,620
1944 1,572 158 5 3,576
1943 1,663 155 10 2,446
1942 1,659 152 21 1,552
1941 1,697 141 19 1,600
1940 1,670 146 11 2,222
1939 1,829 132 13 1,990
1938 1,728 140 9 2,532
1937 1,747 134 16 1,777
1936 1,838 126 13 1,985
1935 1,900 122 21 1,506
1934 2,070 113 18 1,679
1933 2,027 113 18 1,664
1932 2,258 108 19 1,665
1931 2,162 110 13 2,134
1930 2,404 107 19 1,710
1929 2,472 102 19 1,746
1928 2,670 100 16 1,986
1927 2,843 98 13 2,328
1926 2,851 98 18 1,856
1925 3,007 93 15 2,117
1924 3,061 94 19 1,860
1923 2,994 94 13 2,367
1922 3,150 90 17 1,976
1921 3,237 89 21 1,727
1920 3,232 88 12 2,500
1919 3,158 87 15 2,089
1918 3,290 84 8 3,186
1917 3,054 83 15 2,014
1916 2,965 81 5 4,097
1915 2,954 75 8 2,894
1914 2,308 72 10 2,145
1913 2,071 70 11 1,714
1912 1,921 69 < 5 --
1911 1,604 63 9 1,214
1910 1,587 62 8 1,235
1909 1,382 60 9 1,043
1908 1,428 56 6 1,262
1907 1,451 54 6 1,238
1906 1,343 54 7 1,041
1905 1,438 52 10 802
1904 1,432 48 7 996
1903 1,419 50 7 936
1902 1,525 45 7 957
1901 1,435 42 7 884
1900 1,911 42 12 754
1899 1,502 42 8 806
1898 1,715 39 11 673
1897 1,708 36 < 5 --
1896 1,683 36 6 1,019
1895 1,692 35 < 5 --
1894 1,761 31 8 805
1893 1,760 28 < 5 --
1892 1,808 27 6 996
1891 1,685 23 7 792
1890 1,758 23 < 5 --
1889 1,647 22 < 5 --
1888 1,774 18 8 768
1887 1,521 16 < 5 --
1886 1,464 19 6 876
1885 1,395 19 6 865
1884 1,374 19 6 890
1883 1,251 16 5 937
1882 1,206 15 < 5 --
1881 1,148 13 < 5 --
1880 1,156 13 < 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.