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Holly Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Holly?

The somewhat popular name Holly was the 494th 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 #48 for the first time in 1979 and as recently as 1983 with 6,388 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Holly in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Holly occurred roughly during the years 1912-1915, 1924-1927, 1929-1947, 1948-1955, 1958-1964, 1966-1970, and 1980-1983, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1988-1991, and 1992-2005.

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

Where is the name Holly popularity headed?

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

Holly's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Holly has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Holly has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Holly (Girl)Holly (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 629 494 < 5 --
2016 588 526 < 5 --
2015 653 489 < 5 --
2014 713 448 < 5 --
2013 682 451 < 5 --
2012 740 425 < 5 --
2011 735 423 < 5 --
2010 773 409 < 5 --
2009 857 381 < 5 --
2008 907 364 < 5 --
2007 976 339 < 5 --
2006 955 345 < 5 --
2005 1,040 309 < 5 --
2004 1,118 293 8 8,414
2003 1,225 261 < 5 --
2002 1,362 230 < 5 --
2001 1,462 218 < 5 --
2000 1,690 189 < 5 --
1999 1,749 180 < 5 --
1998 1,921 163 5 10,208
1997 2,056 152 5 9,829
1996 2,437 130 < 5 --
1995 2,545 126 < 5 --
1994 2,923 112 8 6,607
1993 3,032 108 5 9,270
1992 3,347 99 8 6,344
1991 3,289 105 7 6,812
1990 3,771 89 5 8,621
1989 3,894 79 19 3,138
1988 4,217 72 17 3,126
1987 4,259 71 17 2,996
1986 4,837 63 29 2,026
1985 5,603 56 25 2,192
1984 5,926 53 17 2,742
1983 6,388 48 27 1,974
1982 4,682 61 17 2,751
1981 4,565 63 29 1,919
1980 5,285 52 24 2,180
1979 5,489 48 20 2,413
1978 4,973 55 23 2,100
1977 5,463 52 19 2,398
1976 5,176 56 21 2,197
1975 5,048 55 10 3,521
1974 5,142 56 22 2,014
1973 5,115 54 25 1,794
1972 4,376 71 20 2,037
1971 4,745 76 19 2,159
1970 4,942 74 13 2,672
1969 4,124 87 13 2,472
1968 3,421 103 18 1,919
1967 3,153 109 22 1,685
1966 3,397 100 15 2,088
1965 3,358 113 14 2,212
1964 3,480 121 19 1,867
1963 3,135 132 14 2,246
1962 2,924 148 11 2,578
1961 2,574 160 11 2,611
1960 2,578 161 16 2,070
1959 2,291 167 19 1,882
1958 2,244 168 19 1,865
1957 2,394 157 18 1,917
1956 2,324 162 25 1,582
1955 2,504 144 15 2,076
1954 2,093 166 14 2,158
1953 1,564 199 15 2,070
1952 1,318 214 17 1,896
1951 1,069 237 18 1,800
1950 834 266 18 1,774
1949 631 307 12 2,272
1948 673 294 19 1,733
1947 709 295 22 1,624
1946 508 331 21 1,581
1945 382 353 13 1,972
1944 305 415 12 2,121
1943 318 410 18 1,732
1942 230 489 13 2,085
1941 134 611 17 1,719
1940 74 830 15 1,843
1939 70 831 18 1,601
1938 66 867 12 2,127
1937 48 1,026 14 1,951
1936 49 981 12 2,118
1935 44 1,043 10 2,451
1934 28 1,386 16 1,809
1933 25 1,492 17 1,736
1932 32 1,302 20 1,616
1931 28 1,408 10 2,557
1930 25 1,587 22 1,582
1929 22 1,732 20 1,700
1928 24 1,704 14 2,212
1927 25 1,696 21 1,717
1926 20 1,957 17 1,943
1925 18 2,145 24 1,554
1924 18 2,177 28 1,433
1923 17 2,215 25 1,524
1922 22 1,861 18 1,923
1921 15 2,429 23 1,612
1920 18 2,113 24 1,566
1919 12 2,718 17 1,924
1918 14 2,433 32 1,244
1917 20 1,805 21 1,612
1916 18 1,903 16 1,891
1915 18 1,836 16 1,828
1914 15 1,775 18 1,463
1913 11 1,951 16 1,348
1912 9 2,049 11 1,575
1911 9 1,711 6 1,630
1910 7 2,019 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- 6 1,364
1908 10 1,386 7 1,155
1907 9 1,447 < 5 --
1906 10 1,260 < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,319
1904 6 1,753 < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 8 999
1899 5 1,712 < 5 --
1898 5 1,809 < 5 --
1897 7 1,318 < 5 --
1896 5 1,682 6 1,042
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- 8 819
1893 8 1,126 < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 6 1,014
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 8 783
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 6 877
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 5 977

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.