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Helena Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Helena?

The somewhat popular name Helena was the 458th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #194 in 1881.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2018 with 681 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Helena was 60 in 1882.

Helena, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1889-1892, 1906-1916, 1954-1957, 1960-1964, 1991-1995, and 2000-2003.

Where is the name Helena popularity headed?

Helena's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

Helena's popularity has steadily increased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Helena for their newborn has risen.

The name Helena still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Helena (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 681 458
2017 604 516
2016 599 519
2015 582 535
2014 623 499
2013 541 549
2012 527 558
2011 491 587
2010 550 533
2009 533 573
2008 501 609
2007 584 536
2006 595 511
2005 529 542
2004 511 560
2003 541 521
2002 432 599
2001 416 606
2000 367 662
1999 415 590
1998 339 679
1997 310 694
1996 350 641
1995 340 639
1994 287 724
1993 233 843
1992 187 1,007
1991 196 964
1990 199 949
1989 175 987
1988 186 916
1987 166 962
1986 206 816
1985 186 861
1984 201 796
1983 206 776
1982 243 714
1981 222 745
1980 218 761
1979 244 694
1978 213 734
1977 212 725
1976 186 773
1975 205 721
1974 193 738
1973 189 741
1972 189 739
1971 188 774
1970 201 737
1969 192 728
1968 185 717
1967 197 695
1966 226 636
1965 259 599
1964 305 563
1963 272 607
1962 252 636
1961 237 671
1960 216 692
1959 248 632
1958 229 655
1957 263 602
1956 225 637
1955 208 644
1954 214 622
1953 228 588
1952 209 601
1951 227 564
1950 219 564
1949 226 555
1948 210 578
1947 220 575
1946 228 521
1945 178 551
1944 183 536
1943 209 516
1942 218 503
1941 194 500
1940 200 479
1939 195 478
1938 168 519
1937 198 464
1936 177 483
1935 190 462
1934 188 473
1933 205 459
1932 224 443
1931 247 412
1930 242 430
1929 252 420
1928 270 416
1927 287 403
1926 257 429
1925 351 363
1924 386 342
1923 372 341
1922 358 345
1921 391 334
1920 383 334
1919 440 302
1918 488 285
1917 440 294
1916 424 289
1915 405 289
1914 327 291
1913 245 302
1912 220 308
1911 175 299
1910 175 293
1909 151 293
1908 124 317
1907 139 296
1906 93 347
1905 106 326
1904 112 305
1903 108 302
1902 133 270
1901 119 271
1900 112 319
1899 135 240
1898 133 260
1897 131 246
1896 118 265
1895 107 273
1894 106 268
1893 99 269
1892 124 234
1891 94 252
1890 100 248
1889 103 231
1888 103 228
1887 78 239
1886 69 248
1885 86 210
1884 86 201
1883 69 212
1882 60 222
1881 61 194
1880 60 198

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.