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Elsie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elsie?

The somewhat popular name Elsie was the 386th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #31 was reached for the first time in 1896 and as recently as 1897.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 5,194 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Elsie in any given year was 97 in 1978.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elsie occurred roughly during the years 1881-1894, 1911-1915, 1982-1985, and 2004-2014, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1939-1945, 1946-1950, and 1963-1968.

Where is the name Elsie 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 Elsie has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Elsie has risen.

The name Elsie is chosen by a number of parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Elsie (Girl)Elsie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 843 386 < 5 --
2014 1,002 335 < 5 --
2013 857 365 < 5 --
2012 786 392 < 5 --
2011 617 482 < 5 --
2010 457 646 < 5 --
2009 425 684 < 5 --
2008 403 739 < 5 --
2007 315 884 < 5 --
2006 306 870 < 5 --
2005 269 925 < 5 --
2004 209 1,093 < 5 --
2003 181 1,186 < 5 --
2002 173 1,187 < 5 --
2001 148 1,298 < 5 --
2000 146 1,304 < 5 --
1999 146 1,271 < 5 --
1998 148 1,229 < 5 --
1997 136 1,285 < 5 --
1996 128 1,334 < 5 --
1995 168 1,063 < 5 --
1994 149 1,186 < 5 --
1993 143 1,210 < 5 --
1992 152 1,159 < 5 --
1991 134 1,258 < 5 --
1990 143 1,193 < 5 --
1989 129 1,237 < 5 --
1988 131 1,166 < 5 --
1987 122 1,192 < 5 --
1986 116 1,203 < 5 --
1985 130 1,114 < 5 --
1984 107 1,218 < 5 --
1983 103 1,232 < 5 --
1982 100 1,280 < 5 --
1981 112 1,183 < 5 --
1980 121 1,126 < 5 --
1979 129 1,071 < 5 --
1978 97 1,268 < 5 --
1977 108 1,157 < 5 --
1976 114 1,075 < 5 --
1975 143 909 < 5 --
1974 143 896 < 5 --
1973 135 911 < 5 --
1972 130 944 < 5 --
1971 141 923 < 5 --
1970 159 849 < 5 --
1969 165 800 < 5 --
1968 166 776 < 5 --
1967 199 691 < 5 --
1966 228 632 < 5 --
1965 252 613 < 5 --
1964 249 648 < 5 --
1963 300 567 < 5 --
1962 309 556 < 5 --
1961 346 523 < 5 --
1960 348 517 < 5 --
1959 402 483 5 4,164
1958 414 466 < 5 --
1957 499 416 < 5 --
1956 477 416 < 5 --
1955 527 385 < 5 --
1954 550 373 < 5 --
1953 591 342 < 5 --
1952 575 344 5 3,894
1951 634 314 6 3,464
1950 687 295 < 5 --
1949 727 286 5 3,845
1948 904 249 < 5 --
1947 953 244 < 5 --
1946 1,041 222 9 2,584
1945 977 202 < 5 --
1944 1,095 191 9 2,516
1943 1,244 181 12 2,206
1942 1,399 166 10 2,420
1941 1,416 157 8 2,711
1940 1,466 151 9 2,534
1939 1,703 140 10 2,329
1938 1,775 137 17 1,708
1937 1,937 126 14 1,932
1936 1,874 123 12 2,094
1935 2,074 113 13 2,065
1934 2,271 107 19 1,624
1933 2,376 99 27 1,285
1932 2,554 97 15 1,942
1931 2,808 86 21 1,557
1930 2,971 88 20 1,661
1929 3,233 78 23 1,537
1928 3,467 73 17 1,924
1927 3,804 72 37 1,184
1926 3,909 69 20 1,746
1925 4,146 64 34 1,237
1924 4,498 61 20 1,794
1923 4,549 61 16 2,050
1922 4,618 59 15 2,171
1921 4,879 55 26 1,487
1920 4,992 51 22 1,659
1919 4,995 47 21 1,649
1918 5,194 49 27 1,383
1917 4,938 50 22 1,545
1916 5,028 48 23 1,472
1915 4,967 41 19 1,620
1914 3,683 46 27 1,110
1913 3,209 40 16 1,328
1912 2,895 42 11 1,558
1911 2,224 41 15 870
1910 2,141 44 16 762
1909 2,064 39 12 857
1908 1,983 41 7 1,140
1907 1,872 43 10 888
1906 1,771 40 11 774
1905 1,811 40 < 5 --
1904 1,719 39 12 697
1903 1,720 38 12 668
1902 1,720 38 14 598
1901 1,747 35 10 695
1900 2,045 38 15 654
1899 1,706 33 10 673
1898 1,919 33 5 1,180
1897 1,763 31 7 875
1896 1,878 31 6 1,022
1895 1,795 32 9 754
1894 1,716 33 9 752
1893 1,586 35 10 671
1892 1,489 37 9 765
1891 1,303 38 8 724
1890 1,220 45 8 767
1889 1,199 41 5 1,015
1888 1,112 47 7 847
1887 832 49 < 5 --
1886 698 58 6 877
1885 685 55 5 982
1884 549 63 < 5 --
1883 479 65 < 5 --
1882 448 65 < 5 --
1881 344 70 < 5 --
1880 301 78 6 850

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.