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Helen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Helen?

The somewhat popular name Helen was the 413th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #2 for the first time in 1900 and as recently as 1919.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1918 with 36,148 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Helen was 612 in 1881.

Helen, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1900, and 1901-1918, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1920-1940, 1941-1944, 1946-1976, and 2007-2010.

Where is the name Helen popularity headed?

Helen's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Helen's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Helen for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Helen still has a solid footing and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Helen is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Helen (Girl)Helen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 745 413 < 5 --
2017 760 418 < 5 --
2016 815 409 < 5 --
2015 765 417 < 5 --
2014 802 403 < 5 --
2013 739 411 < 5 --
2012 772 403 < 5 --
2011 730 429 < 5 --
2010 703 438 < 5 --
2009 826 388 < 5 --
2008 885 368 < 5 --
2007 931 349 < 5 --
2006 949 347 < 5 --
2005 960 333 < 5 --
2004 861 364 5 11,998
2003 783 392 < 5 --
2002 875 340 < 5 --
2001 884 344 < 5 --
2000 891 345 < 5 --
1999 841 356 < 5 --
1998 832 349 < 5 --
1997 812 346 < 5 --
1996 900 312 < 5 --
1995 836 325 < 5 --
1994 849 321 5 9,346
1993 868 307 5 9,257
1992 828 326 < 5 --
1991 773 340 5 8,689
1990 862 317 7 6,696
1989 857 305 10 4,958
1988 774 321 7 6,018
1987 816 297 < 5 --
1986 766 312 6 6,232
1985 809 301 6 6,066
1984 858 281 7 5,176
1983 844 278 < 5 --
1982 876 279 < 5 --
1981 897 275 < 5 --
1980 910 274 < 5 --
1979 878 279 5 6,425
1978 925 255 5 6,168
1977 994 249 6 5,385
1976 943 250 9 3,834
1975 1,058 229 6 5,046
1974 1,141 225 7 4,341
1973 1,132 223 < 5 --
1972 1,243 225 9 3,446
1971 1,440 209 9 3,478
1970 1,716 191 9 3,377
1969