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Emily Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Emily?

The very popular name Emily was the 12th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #1 for the first time in 1996 and as recently as 2007.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1999 with 26,539 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Emily in any given year was 210 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1885-1888, 1908-1916, 1944-1947, 1962-1965, 1966-1982, and 1983-1997, the name Emily took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1926-1931, and 2005-2016.

Where is the name Emily popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a mid point when compared to its most popular year.

Emily's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Emily has dropped.

The name Emily is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Emily (Girl)Emily (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 9,746 12 5 12,773
2016 10,957 9 7 9,937
2015 11,780 8 17 5,347
2014 12,642 7 11 7,182
2013 13,124 7 20 4,658
2012 13,646 6 21 4,581
2011 14,251 6 11 7,132
2010 14,268 6 20 4,727
2009 15,345 6 19 4,978
2008 17,429 3 26 3,965
2007 19,355 1 27 3,812
2006 21,400 1 31 3,403
2005 23,937 1 33 3,107
2004 25,033 1 119 1,266
2003 25,688 1 41 2,519
2002 24,463 1 34 2,771
2001 25,055 1 32 2,882
2000 25,953 1 30 2,937
1999 26,539 1 45 2,109
1998 26,181 1 38 2,318
1997 25,732 1 35 2,360
1996 25,151 1 34 2,349
1995 24,380 3 40 2,063
1994 24,149 3 31 2,462
1993 23,593 5 43 1,915
1992 21,831 7 31 2,376
1991 20,308 10 34 2,159
1990 19,363 12 53 1,573
1989 17,319 13 82 1,176
1988 15,870 18 57 1,376
1987 14,711 19 51 1,425
1986 13,234 24 57 1,289
1985 13,135 24 47 1,433
1984 12,782 24 53 1,270
1983 12,377 25 44 1,433
1982 12,518 24 55 1,260
1981 10,801 29 48 1,365
1980 9,007 31 33 1,740
1979 7,973 34 27 1,959
1978 7,479 33 21 2,234
1977 6,879 37 17 2,591
1976 5,547 50 20 2,266
1975 5,481 48 16 2,566
1974 4,329 69 19 2,216
1973 3,028 99 13 2,759
1972 2,333 131 10 3,216
1971 1,868 165 < 5 --
1970 1,931 173 6 4,397
1969 1,577 198 < 5 --
1968 1,326 225 < 5 --
1967 1,206 239 5 4,136
1966 1,250 237 < 5 --
1965 1,287 238 < 5 --
1964 1,130 268 < 5 --
1963 1,108 269 < 5 --
1962 1,077 273 < 5 --
1961 1,149 265 < 5 --
1960 1,223 251 < 5 --
1959 1,213 250 < 5 --
1958 1,174 254 < 5 --
1957 1,205 246 < 5 --
1956 1,283 230 7 3,305
1955 1,305 223 < 5 --
1954 1,340 218 < 5 --
1953 1,325 220 < 5 --
1952 1,392 207 < 5 --
1951 1,287 212 < 5 --
1950 1,317 203 7 3,128
1949 1,393 196 < 5 --
1948 1,391 194 < 5 --
1947 1,468 187 < 5 --
1946 1,379 186 5 3,674
1945 1,134 181 7 2,826
1944 1,251 170 < 5 --
1943 1,336 175 < 5 --
1942 1,419 164 7 3,020
1941 1,368 162 9 2,536
1940 1,269 164 5 3,606
1939 1,292 163 8 2,673
1938 1,308 164 7 2,954
1937 1,293 161 5 3,692
1936 1,123 171 7 2,970
1935 1,094 173 < 5 --
1934 1,068 175 < 5 --
1933 1,062 171 < 5 --
1932 1,146 168 8 2,930
1931 1,188 158 8 2,926
1930 1,344 153 10 2,658
1929 1,445 151 6 3,678
1928 1,559 150 < 5 --
1927 1,656 146 11 2,574
1926 1,729 142 6 3,848
1925 1,766 145 5 4,396
1924 2,044 136 7 3,616
1923 2,056 128 5 4,423
1922 2,146 121 < 5 --
1921 2,184 121 6 4,012
1920 2,168 119 7 3,595
1919 2,307 105 6 3,863
1918 2,361 105 < 5 --
1917 2,220 103 < 5 --
1916 2,213 100 5 4,103
1915 2,091 99 < 5 --
1914 1,650 98 < 5 --
1913 1,387 99 < 5 --
1912 1,147 105 6 2,367
1911 909 103 < 5 --
1910 785 110 < 5 --
1909 749 103 < 5 --
1908 732 103 < 5 --
1907 714 100 < 5 --
1906 619 104 < 5 --
1905 683 100 < 5 --
1904 599 103 < 5 --
1903 558 101 < 5 --
1902 606 97 < 5 --
1901 537 99 < 5 --
1900 626 105 < 5 --
1899 569 96 < 5 --
1898 628 94 < 5 --
1897 619 88 < 5 --
1896 527 96 5 1,148
1895 605 89 < 5 --
1894 551 93 < 5 --
1893 506 95 < 5 --
1892 518 94 < 5 --
1891 444 95 < 5 --
1890 509 86 < 5 --
1889 429 93 < 5 --
1888 457 90 < 5 --
1887 335 98 < 5 --
1886 369 93 < 5 --
1885 346 87 < 5 --
1884 364 81 < 5 --
1883 342 81 < 5 --
1882 272 95 < 5 --
1881 244 90 < 5 --
1880 210 100 < 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.