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Erin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Erin?

The somewhat popular name Erin was the 407th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #18 in 1983 with 14,838 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Erin was less than 5, most recently in 1901.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Erin occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1931-1934, 1935-1938, 1943-1947, 1948-1959, and 1961-1983, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1983-1991, 1994-1998, and 1999-2016.

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

Where is the name Erin popularity headed?

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

Erin's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Erin for their newborn has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Erin is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Erin (Girl)Erin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 771 407 52 2,447
2016 925 355 41 2,895
2015 970 337 59 2,253
2014 1,019 325 51 2,468
2013 1,166 275 46 2,598
2012 1,231 262 62 2,161
2011 1,351 233 54 2,353
2010 1,440 215 57 2,268
2009 1,692 194 67 2,056
2008 2,064 162 66 2,095
2007 2,476 141 71 1,984
2006 2,643 131 73 1,862
2005 2,906 112 69 1,859
2004 3,366 95 89 1,507
2003 3,924 80 88 1,483
2002 4,144 72 97 1,361
2001 4,957 60 108 1,234
2000 5,184 60 98 1,317
1999 5,223 58 121 1,101
1998 5,472 57 114 1,122
1997 5,938 52 125 1,020
1996 6,256 51 143 916
1995 6,564 49 211 742
1994 6,907 45 169 813
1993 6,716 48 168 816
1992 7,057 46 172 796
1991 7,206 44 174 780
1990 7,988 43 238 655
1989 8,143 40 233 655
1988 8,262 37 203 664
1987 8,846 34 192 659
1986 10,068 30 201 632
1985 11,385 26 215 597
1984 12,621 25 192 615
1983 14,838 18 214 577
1982 14,365 20 246 548
1981 13,856 19 242 540
1980 13,430 20 265 529
1979 11,257 21 265 519
1978 10,792 21 259 505
1977 10,198 23 249 532
1976 8,384 24 295 456
1975 6,892 38 320 446
1974 5,870 47 321 442
1973 3,878 79 305 448
1972 3,291 93 288 464
1971 3,858 92 319 456
1970 3,480 111 263 498
1969 3,060 114 219 531
1968 1,863 174 158 606
1967 1,685 185 109 711
1966 1,524 207 98 748
1965 1,463 220 90 781
1964 1,426 229 74 888
1963 1,199 255 58 992
1962 1,063 276 52 1,060
1961 1,132 270 38 1,285
1960 1,154 264 53 1,062
1959 1,228 248 41 1,215
1958 1,136 260 36 1,282
1957 1,013 275 38 1,269
1956 306 532 21 1,735
1955 175 715 11 2,477
1954 176 700 10 2,640
1953 86 1,043 14 2,129
1952 89 1,000 17 1,884
1951 97 941 8 2,909
1950 76 1,054 14 2,057
1949 76 1,026 5 3,848
1948 59 1,176 5 3,842
1947 82 977 7 3,175
1946 67 1,037 7 2,988
1945 49 1,125 < 5 --
1944 50 1,107 6 3,223
1943 45 1,206 < 5 --
1942 42 1,232 5 3,729
1941 40 1,191 11 2,246
1940 27 1,487 5 3,610
1939 25 1,524 6 3,228
1938 35 1,237 6 3,285
1937 26 1,466 < 5 --
1936 18 1,818 < 5 --
1935 20 1,738 < 5 --
1934 22 1,619 < 5 --
1933 18 1,854 < 5 --
1932 16 2,063 < 5 --
1931 9 3,048 < 5 --
1930 9 3,137 < 5 --
1929 7 3,795 < 5 --
1928 18 2,040 < 5 --
1927 15 2,368 < 5 --
1926 10 3,120 < 5 --
1925 10 3,181 < 5 --
1924 19 2,081 6 4,027
1923 34 1,364 < 5 --
1922 16 2,315 < 5 --
1921 29 1,550 6 4,015
1920 25 1,677 6 3,970
1919 28 1,492 < 5 --
1918 23 1,711 6 3,868
1917 30 1,351 < 5 --
1916 26 1,457 < 5 --
1915 29 1,324 6 3,537
1914 21 1,401 < 5 --
1913 20 1,281 < 5 --
1912 14 1,496 < 5 --
1911 9 1,694 < 5 --
1910 9 1,673 < 5 --
1909 15 1,070 < 5 --
1908 5 2,214 < 5 --
1907 8 1,545 < 5 --
1906 10 1,249 < 5 --
1905 9 1,338 < 5 --
1904 7 1,534 < 5 --
1903 10 1,151 < 5 --
1902 7 1,492 < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 9 1,350 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 11 1,059 < 5 --
1897 10 1,059 < 5 --
1896 6 1,470 < 5 --
1895 11 1,008 < 5 --
1894 5 1,557 < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 9 960 < 5 --
1889 6 1,186 < 5 --
1888 5 1,347 < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.