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Emerson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Emerson?

The somewhat popular name Emerson was the 143rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 143, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time this year.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2017 with 1,972 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Emerson in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1992.

Approximately during the years 1992-2006, and 2010-2016 the name Emerson took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Emerson became more popular as a girls name in 2002.

Where is the name Emerson popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

The popularity trend for Emerson has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Emerson has risen.

The name Emerson is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Emerson (Girl)Emerson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,935 143 1,238 281
2017 1,972 150 1,317 275
2016 1,962 160 1,225 295
2015 1,792 180 1,202 300
2014 1,682 196 1,055 324
2013 1,523 211 979 330
2012 1,312 245 838 363
2011 1,150 275 737 387
2010 1,009 316 636 430
2009 1,017 321 639 437
2008 1,163 290 584 474
2007 1,080 312 537 492
2006 1,068 308 469 538
2005 683 442 387 584
2004 268 904 267 718
2003 324 766 264 709
2002 280 833 223 773
2001 183 1,140 224 767
2000 136 1,369 170 910
1999 143 1,287 168 896
1998 146 1,244 167 868
1997 20 5,082 119 1,065
1996 16 5,869 127 988
1995 16 5,760 139 943
1994 13 6,795 112 1,054
1993 11 7,657 129 948
1992 < 5 -- 119 993
1991 < 5 -- 106 1,048
1990 < 5 -- 130 904
1989 < 5 -- 111 969
1988 < 5 -- 95 995
1987 < 5 -- 86 1,025
1986 < 5 -- 100 914
1985 < 5 -- 87 976
1984 < 5 -- 89 933
1983 < 5 -- 77 1,009
1982 < 5 -- 75 1,051
1981 < 5 -- 72 1,074
1980 < 5 -- 67 1,106
1979 < 5 -- 74 1,030
1978 < 5 -- 73 1,018
1977 < 5 -- 68 1,046
1976 < 5 -- 78 941
1975 < 5 -- 66 1,013
1974 < 5 -- 56 1,100
1973 < 5 -- 66 997
1972 < 5 -- 66 994
1971 < 5 -- 63 1,028
1970 < 5 -- 70 960
1969 < 5 -- 57 1,019
1968 < 5 -- 64 902
1967 < 5 -- 68 869
1966 < 5 -- 67 884
1965 < 5 -- 74 855
1964 < 5 -- 88 806
1963 < 5 -- 89 803
1962 < 5 -- 89 806
1961 < 5 -- 74 892
1960 < 5 -- 90 807
1959 < 5 -- 86 825
1958 < 5 -- 80 843
1957 < 5 -- 92 783
1956 < 5 -- 87 797
1955 < 5 -- 80 818
1954 < 5 -- 117 667
1953 < 5 -- 101 706
1952 < 5 -- 87 756
1951 < 5 -- 113 659
1950 < 5 -- 102 679
1949 < 5 -- 117 634
1948 < 5 -- 109 651
1947 < 5 -- 116 640
1946 < 5 -- 97 654
1945 < 5 -- 82 666
1944 < 5 -- 103 606
1943 < 5 -- 115 593
1942 < 5 -- 116 576
1941 < 5 -- 114 564
1940 < 5 -- 125 520
1939 < 5 -- 95 597
1938 < 5 -- 121 530
1937 < 5 -- 116 540
1936 < 5 -- 108 549
1935 < 5 -- 110 549
1934 < 5 -- 130 508
1933 < 5 -- 121 514
1932 < 5 -- 141 482
1931 < 5 -- 124 520
1930 < 5 -- 171 455
1929 < 5 -- 127 520
1928 < 5 -- 188 435
1927 < 5 -- 186 448
1926 < 5 -- 187 442
1925 < 5 -- 231 394
1924 < 5 -- 249 379
1923 < 5 -- 222 402
1922 < 5 -- 254 378
1921 < 5 -- 236 395
1920 < 5 -- 259 373
1919 < 5 -- 264 351
1918 < 5 -- 273 348
1917 < 5 -- 229 371
1916 < 5 -- 225 361
1915 < 5 -- 229 354
1914 < 5 -- 164 370
1913 < 5 -- 114 404
1912 < 5 -- 142 304
1911 < 5 -- 59 357
1910 < 5 -- 52 356
1909 < 5 -- 41 373
1908 < 5 -- 32 422
1907 < 5 -- 41 335
1906 < 5 -- 28 414
1905 < 5 -- 36 341
1904 < 5 -- 30 371
1903 < 5 -- 26 383
1902 < 5 -- 28 373
1901 < 5 -- 25 374
1900 < 5 -- 34 382
1899 < 5 -- 19 428
1898 < 5 -- 25 397
1897 < 5 -- 13 588
1896 < 5 -- 20 445
1895 < 5 -- 21 430
1894 < 5 -- 23 390
1893 < 5 -- 20 407
1892 < 5 -- 19 449
1891 < 5 -- 21 379
1890 < 5 -- 13 543
1889 < 5 -- 22 383
1888 < 5 -- 18 449
1887 < 5 -- 16 428
1886 < 5 -- 17 437
1885 < 5 -- 17 446
1884 < 5 -- 15 493
1883 < 5 -- 20 384
1882 < 5 -- 15 475
1881 < 5 -- 20 377
1880 < 5 -- 25 344

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.