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Elmira Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elmira?

The rare name Elmira was the 16,889th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2016.

Elmira, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #392 was reached in 1887.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 122 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Elmira in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2008.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elmira occurred roughly during the years 1880-1883, 1884-1887, 1899-1902, 1904-1908, and 1909-1915, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1953-1956, and 1962-1965.

Where is the name Elmira popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Elmira has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Elmira has dropped.

The name Elmira is mostly unused and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Elmira (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 5 16,889
2015 14 8,106
2014 9 11,221
2013 5 17,311
2012 7 13,901
2011 8 12,498
2010 8 12,626
2009 6 15,814
2008 < 5 --
2007 8 13,028
2006 < 5 --
2005 < 5 --
2004 < 5 --
2003 < 5 --
2002 5 16,217
2001 < 5 --
2000 < 5 --
1999 8 10,642
1998 < 5 --
1997 < 5 --
1996 5 14,172
1995 < 5 --
1994 < 5 --
1993 5 14,144
1992 < 5 --
1991 < 5 --
1990 8 9,524
1989 7 10,004
1988 < 5 --
1987 9 7,544
1986 < 5 --
1985 < 5 --
1984 < 5 --
1983 < 5 --
1982 9 7,044
1981 7 8,371
1980 < 5 --
1979 7 8,280
1978 8 7,133
1977 8 7,062
1976 10 5,705
1975 < 5 --
1974 5 9,153
1973 11 4,968
1972 13 4,362
1971 14 4,167
1970 11 4,835
1969 7 6,139
1968 17 3,214
1967 11 4,115
1966 13 3,603
1965 11 4,014
1964 17 3,149
1963 15 3,379
1962 32 2,087
1961 26 2,372
1960 31 2,070
1959 35 1,887
1958 32 1,948
1957 30 2,000
1956 23 2,338
1955 29 1,991
1954 36 1,715
1953 35 1,683
1952 31 1,794
1951 48 1,343
1950 33 1,633
1949 41 1,440
1948 34 1,607
1947 34 1,641
1946 27 1,739
1945 36 1,338
1944 42 1,228
1943 42 1,257
1942 40 1,271
1941 45 1,106
1940 49 1,029
1939 38 1,184
1938 49 1,020
1937 54 942
1936 43 1,069
1935 54 949
1934 57 907
1933 47 1,012
1932 52 980
1931 59 900
1930 67 883
1929 79 789
1928 92 741
1927 72 876
1926 86 778
1925 87 791
1924 81 834
1923 93 753
1922 94 754
1921 122 668
1920 97 732
1919 95 718
1918 108 692
1917 105 663
1916 104 670
1915 102 656
1914 80 647
1913 74 600
1912 71 572
1911 33 758
1910 47 611
1909 35 673
1908 54 494
1907 47 524
1906 34 613
1905 40 548
1904 31 616
1903 39 516
1902 42 487
1901 34 524
1900 33 614
1899 29 569
1898 37 512
1897 29 557
1896 38 470
1895 40 460
1894 20 670
1893 33 467
1892 31 489
1891 20 596
1890 31 471
1889 38 394
1888 19 580
1887 31 392
1886 18 530
1885 15 560
1884 21 440
1883 22 400
1882 17 449
1881 17 407
1880 13 477

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.