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Hazel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Hazel?

The very popular name Hazel was the 43rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 18, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1897.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1918 with 7,615 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Hazel was 21 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1880-1893, 1911-1915, and 1994-2016, the name Hazel took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1946-1950, 1951-1967, 1968-1973, and 1980-1983.

Where is the name Hazel popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Hazel has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Hazel for their newborn has risen significantly.

The name Hazel is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Hazel (Girl)Hazel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5,004 43 15 5,853
2016 4,663 52 17 5,378
2015 4,295 63 12 6,809
2014 2,903 105 8 9,072
2013 2,053 157 6 11,215
2012 1,784 172 < 5 --
2011 1,480 211 8 9,049
2010 1,239 264 7 10,040
2009 1,124 293 6 11,494
2008 966 345 7 10,258
2007 908 358 11 7,269
2006 681 466 < 5 --
2005 575 515 < 5 --
2004 404 681 7 9,273
2003 385 681 < 5 --
2002 314 767 5 11,312
2001 319 752 5 11,192
2000 246 893 < 5 --
1999 231 915 < 5 --
1998 219 943 < 5 --
1997 192 1,007 < 5 --
1996 170 1,088 < 5 --
1995 162 1,098 5 9,374
1994 146 1,207 7 7,249
1993 147 1,180 < 5 --
1992 143 1,218 < 5 --
1991 127 1,308 < 5 --
1990 145 1,180 < 5 --
1989 154 1,089 < 5 --
1988 111 1,305 < 5 --
1987 141 1,083 < 5 --
1986 121 1,174 < 5 --
1985 119 1,188 5 6,928
1984 116 1,165 < 5 --
1983 90 1,333 < 5 --
1982 120 1,162 < 5 --
1981 131 1,073 < 5 --
1980 131 1,078 < 5 --
1979 112 1,178 < 5 --
1978 132 1,034 < 5 --
1977 127 1,043 < 5 --
1976 115 1,068 7 4,604
1975 134 945 < 5 --
1974 136 925 5 5,520
1973 141 891 < 5 --
1972 169 800 7 4,157
1971 188 773 < 5 --
1970 234 679 5 5,014
1969 212 684 5 4,653
1968 241 619 6 3,874
1967 256 594 7 3,373
1966 301 543 < 5 --
1965 343 515 < 5 --
1964 363 512 16 2,066
1963 421 471 8 3,161
1962 446 462 17 1,993
1961 515 433 8 3,196
1960 576 397 10 2,757
1959 585 391 13 2,347
1958 656 361 < 5 --
1957 748 333 14 2,229
1956 770 315 17 1,969
1955 910 286 18 1,871
1954 1,035 256 13 2,247
1953 1,041 251 18 1,859
1952 1,058 243 21 1,686
1951 1,150 225 17 1,867
1950 1,180 219 17 1,843
1949 1,321 205 18 1,786
1948 1,346 199 21 1,631
1947 1,560 183 27 1,432
1946 1,520 175 32 1,245
1945 1,437 164 24 1,357
1944 1,660 148 31 1,201
1943 1,852 144 42 1,043
1942 1,911 139 32 1,236
1941 1,982 131 30 1,220
1940 2,068 123 44 973
1939 2,098 118 38 1,042
1938 2,337 111 48 916
1937 2,349 106 40 1,005
1936 2,510 96 39 1,021
1935 2,695 92 57 824
1934 2,809 87 42 997
1933 3,029 82 45 941
1932 3,340 75 53 880
1931 3,505 74 56 848
1930 3,887 71 53 920
1929 4,164 64 67 789
1928 4,650 59 47 1,012
1927 5,095 53 51 986
1926 5,302 48 60 863
1925 5,778 45 59 876
1924 6,343 42 71 804
1923 6,244 40 66 837
1922 6,759 37 69 813
1921 7,341 34 74 784
1920 7,308 34 79 734
1919 7,430 32 79 710
1918 7,615 33 65 812
1917 7,285 31 70 746
1916 7,214 31 79 664
1915 7,092 26 68 718
1914 5,324 29 61 648
1913 4,589 27 38 765
1912 4,197 25 46 603
1911 3,290 25 27 591
1910 3,032 24 28 543
1909 2,708 24 25 523
1908 2,698 24 29 459
1907 2,530 23 19 570
1906 2,315 23 11 781
1905 2,351 25 16 602
1904 2,301 23 24 438
1903 2,139 26 16 561
1902 2,238 25 15 567
1901 2,097 23 19 442
1900 2,425 29 15 660
1899 2,033 26 12 594
1898 2,439 19 12 646
1897 2,339 18 15 527
1896 2,226 22 11 694
1895 2,252 22 13 587
1894 2,103 23 10 696
1893 2,052 22 13 554
1892 1,897 25 12 619
1891 1,447 32 13 507
1890 1,366 37 8 779
1889 1,056 48 8 744
1888 898 55 13 567
1887 504 72 5 991
1886 429 81 6 897
1885 281 105 < 5 --
1884 209 122 < 5 --
1883 123 149 < 5 --
1882 73 191 < 5 --
1881 50 217 < 5 --
1880 21 356 < 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.