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Irene Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Irene?

Ranking 594th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Irene is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 16, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1918 and as recently as 1919.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 10,623 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Irene was 204 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Irene occurred roughly during the years 1883-1900, and 1903-1916, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1935, 1942-1945, and 1968-1972.

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

How popular will Irene be?

The popularity trend for Irene has remained mostly unchanged for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Irene for their newborn has risen.

The name Irene still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Irene is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Irene (Girl)Irene (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 501 594 < 5 --
2016 444 657 < 5 --
2015 451 630 < 5 --
2014 429 665 < 5 --
2013 437 646 < 5 --
2012 435 653 < 5 --
2011 406 691 < 5 --
2010 409 696 < 5 --
2009 480 627 < 5 --
2008 482 638 < 5 --
2007 467 636 < 5 --
2006 493 591 < 5 --
2005 489 581 < 5 --
2004 528 539 < 5 --
2003 473 582 < 5 --
2002 534 512 < 5 --
2001 567 491 < 5 --
2000 596 465 < 5 --
1999 555 473 < 5 --
1998 520 488 < 5 --
1997 595 431 < 5 --
1996 613 415 < 5 --
1995 608 426 < 5 --
1994 597 420 6 8,159
1993 546 456 < 5 --
1992 592 426 < 5 --
1991 651 392 < 5 --
1990 685 385 < 5 --
1989 637 390 5 8,390
1988 641 376 < 5 --
1987 654 362 < 5 --
1986 595 387 8 5,044
1985 666 355 8 4,870
1984 736 320 7 5,190
1983 749 307 5 6,668
1982 772 315 7 5,256
1981 799 303 6 5,790
1980 848 292 9 4,280
1979 801 298 < 5 --
1978 705 325 < 5 --
1977 759 315 5 6,237
1976 773 295 5 5,953
1975 721 317 < 5 --
1974 845 285 7 4,351
1973 848 287 6 4,745
1972 790 307 7 4,161
1971 970 290 < 5 --
1970 1,070 275 5 5,032
1969 1,108 262 < 5 --
1968 1,171 238 7 3,493
1967 1,197 240 < 5 --
1966 1,285 235 < 5 --
1965 1,553 211 < 5 --
1964 1,660 211 8 3,140
1963 1,759 201 8 3,169
1962 1,758 205 9 2,930
1961 1,912 193 8 3,206
1960 2,032 187 8 3,198
1959 2,101 179 6 3,765
1958 2,145 175 9 2,917
1957 2,262 169 9 2,907
1956 2,340 159 8 3,070
1955 2,427 148 10 2,672
1954 2,658 140 16 1,995
1953 2,800 127 12 2,343
1952 3,018 121 11 2,433
1951 3,393 105 7 3,204
1950 3,826 92 14 2,071
1949 2,956 111 8 2,888
1948 3,043 111 14 2,063
1947 3,291 107 12 2,303
1946 3,115 102 14 1,985
1945 2,884 97 10 2,316
1944 3,087 91 19 1,599
1943 3,297 85 9 2,642
1942 3,381 80 19 1,652
1941 3,368 74 12 2,132
1940 3,396 73 29 1,263
1939 3,330 74 12 2,112
1938 3,555 71 15 1,859
1937 3,673 62 26 1,320
1936 3,818 57 27 1,282
1935 3,936 52 21 1,520
1934 4,348 49 22 1,481
1933 4,506 46 39 1,041
1932 5,202 43 20 1,617
1931 5,614 37 30 1,265
1930 6,463 33 38 1,145
1929 7,037 29 42 1,065
1928 7,730 28 43 1,069
1927 8,608 21 37 1,190
1926 9,169 21 42 1,102
1925 9,438 19 32 1,291
1924 9,930 18 29 1,396
1923 10,053 17 37 1,185
1922 10,172 17 37 1,188
1921 10,623 18 33 1,282
1920 10,073 17 24 1,569
1919 9,712 16 33 1,241
1918 9,774 16 22 1,627
1917 9,164 17 25 1,415
1916 9,034 17 25 1,398
1915 8,323 17 16 1,832
1914 6,197 22 14 1,731
1913 5,335 21 12 1,627
1912 4,646 22 27 865
1911 3,502 21 8 1,333
1910 3,281 21 12 956
1909 2,961 20 11 923
1908 2,732 23 8 1,065
1907 2,617 22 16 647
1906 2,423 20 6 1,183
1905 2,357 24 6 1,164
1904 2,212 26 7 1,017
1903 2,001 28 8 876
1902 2,210 26 11 712
1901 1,879 30 14 543
1900 2,264 31 9 940
1899 1,703 34 9 751
1898 1,902 34 9 779
1897 1,587 38 10 704
1896 1,593 41 < 5 --
1895 1,428 43 5 1,168
1894 1,347 43 5 1,164
1893 1,111 51 6 965
1892 1,107 51 7 904
1891 950 52 < 5 --
1890 893 60 < 5 --
1889 737 63 < 5 --
1888 722 66 5 1,103
1887 504 73 < 5 --
1886 437 78 < 5 --
1885 376 82 < 5 --
1884 324 95 < 5 --
1883 260 100 < 5 --
1882 232 104 < 5 --
1881 206 102 < 5 --
1880 204 102 < 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.