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Emma Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Emma?

The highly popular name Emma was the number 1 Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 10 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1 was reached for the first time in 2008 and as recently as 2018.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2003 with 22,706 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Emma was 414 in 1976.

Approximately during the years 1881-1884, 1911-1915, and 1981-2003, the name Emma took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2004-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Emma popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Emma has been moving upward in popularity. however, the number of children named Emma lately has dropped.

The name Emma is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Emma (Girl)Emma (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 18,688 1 9 8,300
2017 19,800 1 14 6,118
2016 19,496 1 18 5,174
2015 20,455 1 10 7,641
2014 20,936 1 12 6,742
2013 20,942 2 18 5,022
2012 20,945 2 20 4,741
2011 18,803 3 33 3,320
2010 17,345 3 17 5,318
2009 17,895 2 20 4,797
2008 18,813 1 15 5,848
2007 18,373 3 21 4,536
2006 19,119 2 22 4,266
2005 20,344 2 36 2,912
2004 21,607 2 102 1,396
2003 22,706 2 37 2,686
2002 16,540 4 15 4,973
2001 13,308 13 14 5,206
2000 12,552 17 15 4,860
1999 11,730 17 17 4,207
1998 10,442 22 11 5,582
1997 7,742 36 9 6,245
1996 6,144 53 6 8,262
1995 5,045 67 5 9,283
1994 4,764 74 5 9,249
1993 4,104 80 8 6,397
1992 3,211 104 < 5 --
1991 2,593 123 < 5 --
1990 2,418 130 9 5,511
1989 1,935 149 18 3,243
1988 1,789 160 11 4,255
1987 1,588 175 9 4,670
1986 1,258 210 5 7,046
1985 945 263 < 5 --
1984 676 342 7 5,133
1983 552 398 7 5,081
1982 563 408 5 6,655
1981 534 412 < 5 --
1980 532 416 < 5 --
1979 489 427 5 6,346
1978 444 447 < 5 --
1977 478 423 < 5 --
1976 414 463 < 5 --
1975 478 421 < 5 --
1974 493 408 < 5 --
1973 419 447 6 4,684
1972 453 428 < 5 --
1971 473 442 5 5,149
1970 527 422 < 5 --
1969 515 426 < 5 --
1968 491 427 5 4,311
1967 564 385 < 5 --
1966 619 364 < 5 --
1965 639 359 < 5 --
1964 770 343 < 5 --
1963 723 352 5 4,231
1962 797 332 8 3,129
1961 888 307 < 5 --
1960 980 295 < 5 --
1959 1,057 270 5 4,171
1958 1,085 266 < 5 --
1957 1,214 243 5 4,156
1956 1,341 226 7 3,307
1955 1,461 211 5 4,024
1954 1,528 202 7 3,248
1953 1,589 195 10 2,590
1952 1,712 179 < 5 --
1951 1,729 174 < 5 --
1950 1,896 154 5 3,844
1949 1,999 147 9 2,668
1948 2,097 138 6 3,420
1947 2,142 141 11 2,411
1946 2,071 131 10 2,450
1945 2,052 123 6 3,102
1944 2,246 118 13 2,019
1943 2,423 113 5 3,694
1942 2,605 108 17 1,756
1941 2,545 99 14 1,936
1940 2,607 94 22 1,445
1939 2,685 89 16 1,741
1938 2,668 96 18 1,633
1937 2,748 89 18 1,648
1936 2,834 85 15 1,828
1935 2,802 89 21 1,507
1934 2,941 85 26 1,333
1933 3,150 75 29 1,237
1932 3,330 76 19 1,667
1931 3,307 76 24 1,435
1930 3,555 73 22 1,575
1929 3,803 69 23 1,538
1928 4,017 67 20 1,725
1927 4,326 65 25 1,530
1926 4,480 59 23 1,579
1925 4,713 57 19 1,829
1924 4,899 57 23 1,640
1923 4,976 53 21 1,712
1922 5,013 50 16 2,071
1921 5,073 52 12 2,531
1920 5,237 46 10 2,829
1919 5,087 45 12 2,410
1918 5,324 46 19 1,777
1917 5,121 46 15 2,018
1916 5,217 41 17 1,793
1915 5,044 40 24 1,383
1914 3,972 39 11 2,011
1913 3,474 38 11 1,716
1912 3,357 35 10 1,656
1911 2,616 35 8 1,314
1910 2,607 34 17 738
1909 2,338 34 5 1,521
1908 2,357 30 < 5 --
1907 2,356 27 11 832
1906 2,224 28 8 955
1905 2,298 26 6 1,137
1904 2,312 22 12 699
1903 2,308 23 10 748
1902 2,514 18 11 704
1901 2,374 17 8 796
1900 3,095 13 21 519
1899 2,445 13 10 674
1898 2,788 13 8 830
1897 2,698 10 < 5 --
1896 2,872 10 11 688
1895 2,952 10 12 616
1894 2,937 9 15 525
1893 2,968 9 14 516
1892 3,128 7 12 613
1891 2,884 5 13 503
1890 2,980 5 16 466
1889 2,884 5 10 639
1888 3,087 4 17 472
1887 2,647 4 14 467
1886 2,764 3 11 582
1885 2,728 3 14 509
1884 2,587 3 9 675
1883 2,367 3 7 750
1882 2,303 3 7 778
1881 2,034 3 9 618
1880 2,003 3 10 613

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.