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Ellen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ellen?

The less frequently given name Ellen was the 770th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 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 #58 in 1946.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1951 with 5,944 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Ellen was 353 in 2018.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ellen occurred roughly during the years 1911-1916, 1935-1942, and 1943-1947, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1961-1975, and 1994-1998.

Where is the name Ellen popularity headed?

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

Ellen's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Ellen for their newborn has dropped.

The name Ellen still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Ellen has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Ellen (Girl)Ellen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 353 770 < 5 --
2017 383 735 < 5 --
2016 449 654 < 5 --
2015 404 704 < 5 --
2014 434 656 < 5 --
2013 402 700 < 5 --
2012 374 742 < 5 --
2011 400 696 < 5 --
2010 429 674 < 5 --
2009 414 701 < 5 --
2008 457 669 < 5 --
2007 513 583 < 5 --
2006 545 542 < 5 --
2005 516 555 < 5 --
2004 593 495 < 5 --
2003 668 449 < 5 --
2002 590 476 < 5 --
2001 608 455 < 5 --
2000 631 450 < 5 --
1999 674 413 < 5 --
1998 621 426 < 5 --
1997 812 345 < 5 --
1996 1,155 245 < 5 --
1995 1,312 214 < 5 --
1994 1,321 217 < 5 --
1993 1,305 216 5 9,163
1992 1,335 217 < 5 --
1991 1,429 209 < 5 --
1990 1,377 210 7 6,629
1989 1,316 202 9 5,300
1988 1,186 219 5 7,618
1987 1,080 240 5 7,294
1986 969 264 8 4,996
1985 854 290 < 5 --
1984 929 263 7 5,131
1983 953 246 5 6,545
1982 1,007 249 < 5 --
1981 957 257 < 5 --
1980 989 260 < 5 --
1979 943 256 5 6,339
1978 1,012 241 < 5 --
1977 1,018 244 < 5 --
1976 942 251 9 3,806
1975 1,021 238 < 5 --
1974 1,088 234 6 4,806
1973 1,074 241 < 5 --
1972 1,174 236 < 5 --
1971 1,391 218 < 5 --
1970 1,759 188 < 5 --
1969 1,894 169 < 5 --
1968 2,101 156 7 3,455
1967 2,522 139 6 3,669
1966 2,805 130 6 3,640
1965 3,252 117 10 2,667
1964 3,529 119 9 2,914
1963 3,941 112 18 1,917
1962 4,113 109 15 2,137
1961 4,847 97 11 2,584
1960 5,137 94 13 2,351
1959 5,390 91 11 2,576
1958 5,157 93 11 2,545
1957 5,582 85 10 2,695
1956 5,434 84 13 2,304
1955 5,473 81 9 2,829
1954 5,454 77 14 2,147
1953 5,537 76 14 2,126
1952 5,842 70 10 2,572
1951 5,944 68 11 2,418
1950 5,566 66 11 2,353
1949 5,506 64 8 2,855
1948 5,289 67 10 2,495
1947 5,856 61 20 1,709
1946 5,236 58 14 1,972
1945 4,188 61 9 2,448
1944 3,999 63 16 1,761
1943 4,153 67 15 1,936
1942 4,195 64 20 1,599
1941 3,663 67 22 1,461
1940 3,318 74 12 2,113
1939 3,006 80 14 1,904
1938 2,804 90 12 2,110
1937 2,500 102 18 1,645
1936 2,398 99 14 1,903
1935 2,434 95 11 2,289
1934 2,456 95 12 2,164
1933 2,201 104 11 2,260
1932 2,369 104 11 2,365
1931 2,450 99 13 2,135
1930 2,522 100 12 2,340
1929 2,567 97 17 1,878
1928 2,682 98 8 3,167
1927 2,867 93 10 2,761
1926 2,768 100 10 2,780
1925 2,794 101 14 2,229
1924 2,949 99 7 3,612
1923 2,671 103 9 3,023
1922 2,953 95 9 3,091
1921 3,065 95 9 3,049
1920 3,076 92 7 3,590
1919 2,929 92 6 3,857
1918 3,030 92 6 3,856
1917 2,855 90 15 2,015
1916 2,838 87 < 5 --
1915 2,581 88 6 3,524
1914 2,039 86 < 5 --
1913 1,579 88 < 5 --
1912 1,449 86 9 1,782
1911 1,162 84 9 1,215
1910 1,038 88 < 5 --
1909 960 86 < 5 --
1908 848 92 < 5 --
1907 855 89 < 5 --
1906 898 80 < 5 --
1905 845 81 < 5 --
1904 774 84 < 5 --
1903 773 85 < 5 --
1902 753 84 5 1,187
1901 711 82 < 5 --
1900 922 82 < 5 --
1899 708 81 < 5 --
1898 786 81 < 5 --
1897 733 77 5 1,109
1896 811 73 6 1,020
1895 746 75 5 1,129
1894 759 72 6 990
1893 798 69 < 5 --
1892 760 69 < 5 --
1891 675 69 < 5 --
1890 659 70 < 5 --
1889 653 68 < 5 --
1888 691 68 < 5 --
1887 579 66 < 5 --
1886 551 70 < 5 --
1885 555 64 7 785
1884 597 59 5 1,013
1883 500 62 < 5 --
1882 452 64 < 5 --
1881 413 65 < 5 --
1880 411 61 < 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.