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Erica Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Erica?

The less frequently given name Erica was the 831st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #31 for the first time in 1986 and as recently as 1988.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1986 with 9,974 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Erica in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1936.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Erica occurred roughly during the years 1939-1948, 1951-1957, 1958-1963, and 1964-1980, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1994-2016.

Sometimes the name Erica has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Erica popularity headed?

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

Erica's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Erica has dropped.

The name Erica still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Erica (Girl)Erica (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 325 831 < 5 --
2016 353 806 < 5 --
2015 417 682 < 5 --
2014 434 657 < 5 --
2013 522 559 < 5 --
2012 608 503 < 5 --
2011 622 475 < 5 --
2010 743 423 < 5 --
2009 942 347 < 5 --
2008 1,131 295 < 5 --
2007 1,364 256 < 5 --
2006 1,548 220 < 5 --
2005 1,717 202 6 10,490
2004 1,874 183 11 6,676
2003 2,091 159 5 11,420
2002 2,303 144 < 5 --
2001 2,668 129 8 7,754
2000 3,220 102 < 5 --
1999 3,161 106 9 6,688
1998 3,624 92 < 5 --
1997 3,991 84 6 8,477
1996 4,459 79 13 4,691
1995 4,893 69 20 3,350
1994 5,679 57 20 3,367
1993 6,413 49 14 4,303
1992 7,131 44 19 3,377
1991 7,801 40 40 1,930
1990 8,605 36 47 1,707
1989 9,024 34 68 1,331
1988 9,588 31 54 1,432
1987 9,326 31 51 1,428
1986 9,974 31 59 1,262
1985 9,525 34 61 1,219
1984 9,277 34 55 1,243
1983 9,711 33 54 1,256
1982 9,340 35 50 1,326
1981 8,624 36 35 1,669
1980 8,757 34 36 1,631
1979 8,177 32 38 1,541
1978 7,343 34 37 1,546
1977 6,621 38 30 1,754
1976 5,234 54 25 1,951
1975 4,581 63 31 1,639
1974 4,122 74 25 1,845
1973 3,798 81 24 1,836
1972 3,444 87 25 1,784
1971 3,492 108 22 1,939
1970 2,794 129 13 2,658
1969 1,505 207 9 3,140
1968 956 280 5 4,310
1967 682 337 < 5 --
1966 575 381 < 5 --
1965 565 389 < 5 --
1964 541 418 < 5 --
1963 577 400 < 5 --
1962 448 456 < 5 --
1961 242 659 < 5 --
1960 235 662 < 5 --
1959 233 656 < 5 --
1958 206 687 < 5 --
1957 211 679 < 5 --
1956 182 711 < 5 --
1955 145 800 < 5 --
1954 142 787 < 5 --
1953 113 888 < 5 --
1952 94 973 < 5 --
1951 94 957 < 5 --
1950 116 809 < 5 --
1949 89 946 < 5 --
1948 99 877 < 5 --
1947 84 970 < 5 --
1946 67 1,036 < 5 --
1945 66 944 < 5 --
1944 35 1,369 < 5 --
1943 20 1,963 < 5 --
1942 39 1,283 < 5 --
1941 10 2,893 < 5 --
1940 13 2,339 < 5 --
1939 17 1,966 < 5 --
1938 17 1,969 < 5 --
1937 7 3,555 < 5 --
1936 < 5 -- < 5 --
1935 7 3,511 < 5 --
1934 9 2,991 < 5 --
1933 8 3,199 < 5 --
1932 8 3,373 < 5 --
1931 10 2,835 < 5 --
1930 5 4,755 < 5 --
1929 11 2,793 < 5 --
1928 16 2,221 < 5 --
1927 12 2,759 < 5 --
1926 8 3,674 < 5 --
1925 6 4,590 < 5 --
1924 5 5,324 < 5 --
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1919 6 4,437 < 5 --
1918 < 5 -- < 5 --
1917 5 4,817 < 5 --
1916 5 4,641 < 5 --
1915 5 4,499 < 5 --
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1909 5 2,317 < 5 --
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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.