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Isabella Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Isabella?

Ranking 5th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2016, the name Isabella is uber popular.

Currently in the top 10, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1 was reached for the first time in 2009 and as recently as 2010 with 22,898 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Isabella was 22 in 1979.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1911-1915, and 1983-2010, the name Isabella took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1968, and 2010-2015.

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

How popular will Isabella be?

For a number of years, the name Isabella has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Isabella for their newborn has dropped.

The name Isabella is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Isabella (Girl)Isabella (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 14,722 5 11 7,271
2015 15,574 5 21 4,584
2014 17,054 4 20 4,752
2013 17,617 4 18 5,033
2012 19,089 3 18 5,104
2011 19,891 2 26 3,929
2010 22,898 1 30 3,561
2009 22,289 1 26 3,959
2008 18,609 2 27 3,862
2007 19,134 2 21 4,549
2006 18,220 4 18 4,935
2005 15,180 6 16 5,121
2004 15,014 7 49 2,323
2003 13,774 11 18 4,499
2002 12,166 14 11 6,243
2001 8,833 28 6 9,727
2000 6,242 45 8 7,726
1999 5,059 60 7 8,187
1998 3,849 84 < 5 --
1997 2,861 114 5 9,845
1996 2,109 151 < 5 --
1995 1,738 174 < 5 --
1994 1,277 222 < 5 --
1993 828 319 < 5 --
1992 508 487 < 5 --
1991 305 699 < 5 --
1990 215 895 < 5 --
1989 141 1,166 < 5 --
1988 80 1,621 < 5 --
1987 74 1,651 < 5 --
1986 60 1,868 < 5 --
1985 34 2,755 < 5 --
1984 35 2,640 < 5 --
1983 31 2,804 < 5 --
1982 33 2,781 < 5 --
1981 39 2,460 < 5 --
1980 37 2,550 < 5 --
1979 22 3,579 < 5 --
1978 28 2,892 < 5 --
1977 25 3,104 < 5 --
1976 22 3,212 < 5 --
1975 33 2,423 < 5 --
1974 29 2,573 < 5 --
1973 32 2,369 < 5 --
1972 32 2,329 < 5 --
1971 40 2,078 < 5 --
1970 39 2,094 < 5 --
1969 30 2,367 < 5 --
1968 22 2,733 < 5 --
1967 44 1,742 < 5 --
1966 45 1,678 < 5 --
1965 40 1,814 < 5 --
1964 46 1,712 < 5 --
1963 50 1,601 < 5 --
1962 49 1,615 < 5 --
1961 52 1,570 < 5 --
1960 54 1,509 < 5 --
1959 49 1,560 < 5 --
1958 52 1,488 < 5 --
1957 65 1,317 < 5 --
1956 64 1,302 < 5 --
1955 61 1,296 < 5 --
1954 53 1,384 < 5 --
1953 63 1,220 < 5 --
1952 63 1,200 < 5 --
1951 64 1,170 < 5 --
1950 55 1,243 < 5 --
1949 69 1,082 < 5 --
1948 77 996 < 5 --
1947 83 975 < 5 --
1946 74 970 < 5 --
1945 64 969 < 5 --
1944 76 875 < 5 --
1943 91 811 < 5 --
1942 71 932 < 5 --
1941 96 722 < 5 --
1940 77 813 < 5 --
1939 86 737 < 5 --
1938 100 689 < 5 --
1937 105 664 < 5 --
1936 80 751 < 5 --
1935 93 695 < 5 --
1934 90 704 < 5 --
1933 116 602 < 5 --
1932 128 581 < 5 --
1931 139 556 < 5 --
1930 142 572 < 5 --
1929 155 549 < 5 --
1928 178 519 < 5 --
1927 182 524 < 5 --
1926 187 511 < 5 --
1925 205 489 < 5 --
1924 231 458 < 5 --
1923 228 454 < 5 --
1922 241 429 < 5 --
1921 236 449 < 5 --
1920 252 420 < 5 --
1919 274 392 < 5 --
1918 254 411 < 5 --
1917 237 410 < 5 --
1916 246 401 < 5 --
1915 242 387 < 5 --
1914 187 389 < 5 --
1913 165 375 < 5 --
1912 161 362 < 5 --
1911 129 353 < 5 --
1910 151 312 < 5 --
1909 97 375 < 5 --
1908 112 336 < 5 --
1907 126 310 < 5 --
1906 110 320 < 5 --
1905 105 330 < 5 --
1904 88 348 < 5 --
1903 96 317 < 5 --
1902 84 346 < 5 --
1901 92 315 < 5 --
1900 128 290 < 5 --
1899 94 306 < 5 --
1898 86 336 < 5 --
1897 86 314 < 5 --
1896 88 311 < 5 --
1895 90 306 < 5 --
1894 92 288 < 5 --
1893 109 252 < 5 --
1892 88 285 < 5 --
1891 79 279 < 5 --
1890 91 263 < 5 --
1889 80 263 < 5 --
1888 63 299 < 5 --
1887 58 280 < 5 --
1886 80 229 < 5 --
1885 48 291 < 5 --
1884 76 216 < 5 --
1883 54 245 < 5 --
1882 44 263 < 5 --
1881 50 218 < 5 --
1880 50 215 < 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.