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Greta Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Greta?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Greta, ranked the 587th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Greta has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 317, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1932.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1967 with 534 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Greta was less than 5, most recently in 1884.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Greta occurred roughly during the years 1891-1894, 1895-1898, 1901-1905, 1909-1915, 1921-1931, 1946-1951, 1952-1959, and 1995-2003, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1938-1944, 1967-1972, and 1973-1977.

Greta became more popular as a girls name in 1885.

The popularity trend for Greta has steadily increased for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Greta for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Greta?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Greta still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Greta (Girl)Greta (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 517 587 < 5 --
2017 465 633 < 5 --
2016 473 633 < 5 --
2015 533 573 < 5 --
2014 494 597 < 5 --
2013 478 596 < 5 --
2012 444 642 < 5 --
2011 411 684 < 5 --
2010 431 671 < 5 --
2009 417 696 < 5 --
2008 434 695 < 5 --
2007 434 675 < 5 --
2006 411 687 < 5 --
2005 405 684 < 5 --
2004 379 708 < 5 --
2003 376 695 < 5 --
2002 319 755 < 5 --
2001 279 829 < 5 --
2000 301 756 < 5 --
1999 253 856 < 5 --
1998 182 1,071 < 5 --
1997 161 1,153 < 5 --
1996 159 1,144 < 5 --
1995 132 1,275 < 5 --
1994 115 1,404 < 5 --
1993 108 1,475 < 5 --
1992 119 1,383 < 5 --
1991 110 1,445 < 5 --
1990 106 1,471 < 5 --
1989 113 1,359 < 5 --
1988 116 1,261 < 5 --
1987 116 1,230 < 5 --
1986 114 1,217 < 5 --
1985 110 1,246 < 5 --
1984 138 1,031 < 5 --
1983 132 1,052 < 5 --
1982 167 906 < 5 --
1981 210 780 < 5 --
1980 199 811 < 5 --
1979 205 778 < 5 --
1978 153 927 < 5 --
1977 147 946 < 5 --
1976 178 793 < 5 --
1975 194 741 < 5 --
1974 231 661 < 5 --
1973 231 648 < 5 --
1972 223 670 < 5 --
1971 304 577 < 5 --
1970 344 544 < 5 --
1969 348 526 < 5 --
1968 421 468 < 5 --
1967 534 394 < 5 --
1966 433 451 < 5 --
1965 255 607 < 5 --
1964 226 680 < 5 --
1963 287 584 < 5 --
1962 274 604 < 5 --
1961 361 513 < 5 --
1960 322 537 < 5 --
1959 347 521 < 5 --
1958 295 574 < 5 --
1957 276 581 < 5 --
1956 255 593 < 5 --
1955 236 602 < 5 --
1954 194 664 < 5 --
1953 191 646 < 5 --
1952 178 665 < 5 --
1951 194 617 < 5 --
1950 143 718 < 5 --
1949 122 783 < 5 --
1948 158 666 < 5 --
1947 138 728 < 5 --
1946 107 796 < 5 --
1945 95 769 < 5 --
1944 95 785 < 5 --
1943 140 643 < 5 --
1942 135 644 < 5 --
1941 127 629 < 5 --
1940 149 569 < 5 --
1939 159 528 < 5 --
1938 212 462 < 5 --
1937 217 447 < 5 --
1936 235 422 < 5 --
1935 271 387 < 5 --
1934 319 353 5 3,894
1933 337 337 < 5 --
1932 401 317 < 5 --
1931 383 326 < 5 --
1930 345 360 < 5 --
1929 283 397 < 5 --
1928 235 443 < 5 --
1927 146 586 < 5 --
1926 107 699 < 5 --
1925 67 909 < 5 --
1924 76 861 < 5 --
1923 71 872 < 5 --
1922 61 956 < 5 --
1921 60 959 < 5 --
1920 62 924 < 5 --
1919 75 813 < 5 --
1918 84 783 < 5 --
1917 94 717 < 5 --
1916 111 643 < 5 --
1915 103 653 < 5 --
1914 83 636 < 5 --
1913 52 726 < 5 --
1912 72 568 < 5 --
1911 39 700 < 5 --
1910 28 817 < 5 --
1909 25 821 < 5 --
1908 33 672 < 5 --
1907 26 745 < 5 --
1906 32 637 < 5 --
1905 38 566 < 5 --
1904 21 785 < 5 --
1903 19 797 < 5 --
1902 25 677 < 5 --
1901 20 729 < 5 --
1900 32 625 < 5 --
1899 23 650 < 5 --
1898 33 561 < 5 --
1897 23 650 < 5 --
1896 20 713 < 5 --
1895 20 708 < 5 --
1894 21 650 < 5 --
1893 13 841 < 5 --
1892 15 777 < 5 --
1891 8 1,047 < 5 --
1890 14 741 < 5 --
1889 16 649 < 5 --
1888 9 917 < 5 --
1887 8 890 < 5 --
1886 5 1,182 < 5 --
1885 6 972 < 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.