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Isaiah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Isaiah?

Ranking 51st in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Isaiah is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity ranking of #39 was reached in 2006 with 10,451 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Isaiah in any given year was 13 in 1889.

Approximately during the years 1905-1908, 1909-1918, 1970-1982, 1984-1990, 1991-2001, and 2003-2006, the name Isaiah took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1960-1963.

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

How popular will Isaiah be?

For a number of years, the name Isaiah has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Isaiah has dropped.

The name Isaiah is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Isaiah (Girl)Isaiah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 17 6,859 6,614 51
2017 7 13,207 7,212 46
2016 17 7,008 7,519 47
2015 18 6,815 7,613 49
2014 12 9,176 7,620 48
2013 13 8,749 7,880 44
2012 12 9,299 8,159 42
2011 21 6,218 8,533 43
2010 11 10,025 8,577 43
2009 20 6,656 9,240 41
2008 30 4,941 9,660 42
2007 20 6,659 10,114 43
2006 24 5,601 10,451 39
2005 22 5,669 9,520 45
2004 58 2,783 9,256 45
2003 25 4,992 8,894 49
2002 23 5,144 8,964 45
2001 20 5,666 8,585 43
2000 24 4,850 8,029 47
1999 22 4,927 7,500 51
1998 31 3,762 6,487 59
1997 31 3,657 6,002 61
1996 26 4,099 5,324 71
1995 12 7,215 3,474 109
1994 6 12,358 1,870 169
1993 12 7,193 1,497 204
1992 10 8,308 1,449 212
1991 11 7,603 1,491 208
1990 9 8,748 1,487 206
1989 7 10,091 1,190 227
1988 6 10,854 978 244
1987 9 7,587 820 266
1986 7 8,879 619 323
1985 8 7,825 629 320
1984 < 5 -- 605 319
1983 6 9,456 554 335
1982 7 8,551 538 345
1981 6 9,514 420 396
1980 < 5 -- 355 439
1979 < 5 -- 296 481
1978 < 5 -- 283 482
1977 < 5 -- 254 521
1976 5 9,830 200 573
1975 < 5 -- 135 713
1974 < 5 -- 109 772
1973 < 5 -- 86 858
1972 < 5 -- 82 888
1971 < 5 -- 84 892
1970 < 5 -- 52 1,148
1969 < 5 -- 56 1,032
1968 < 5 -- 64 903
1967 < 5 -- 55 981
1966 < 5 -- 71 866
1965 < 5 -- 69 884
1964 < 5 -- 65 950
1963 < 5 -- 63 951
1962 < 5 -- 94 785
1961 < 5 -- 93 790
1960 < 5 -- 98 770
1959 < 5 -- 100 764
1958 < 5 -- 92 781
1957 < 5 -- 119 699
1956 < 5 -- 95 754
1955 < 5 -- 120 671
1954 < 5 -- 134 636
1953 < 5 -- 113 675
1952 < 5 -- 134 612
1951 < 5 -- 134 603
1950 < 5 -- 138 578
1949 < 5 -- 145 562
1948 < 5 -- 141 563
1947 < 5 -- 134 587
1946 < 5 -- 125 574
1945 < 5 -- 116 558
1944 < 5 -- 93 640
1943 < 5 -- 111 600
1942 < 5 -- 101 633
1941 < 5 -- 114 565
1940 < 5 -- 113 557
1939 < 5 -- 84 648
1938 < 5 -- 108 562
1937 < 5 -- 114 546
1936 < 5 -- 105 563
1935 < 5 -- 97 586
1934 < 5 -- 94 612
1933 < 5 -- 105 560
1932 < 5 -- 109 568
1931 < 5 -- 103 579
1930 < 5 -- 120 552
1929 < 5 -- 135 508
1928 < 5 -- 120 558
1927 < 5 -- 117 571
1926 < 5 -- 125 543
1925 < 5 -- 127 546
1924 < 5 -- 138 540
1923 < 5 -- 123 561
1922 < 5 -- 148 509
1921 < 5 -- 107 612
1920 < 5 -- 122 561
1919 < 5 -- 139 505
1918 < 5 -- 133 523
1917 < 5 -- 108 567
1916 < 5 -- 110 546
1915 < 5 -- 92 598
1914 < 5 -- 68 612
1913 < 5 -- 64 542
1912 < 5 -- 59 512
1911 < 5 -- 33 516
1910 < 5 -- 39 441
1909 < 5 -- 36 413
1908 < 5 -- 33 416
1907 < 5 -- 27 451
1906 < 5 -- 23 468
1905 < 5 -- 22 484
1904 < 5 -- 25 422
1903 < 5 -- 23 421
1902 < 5 -- 25 408
1901 < 5 -- 17 479
1900 < 5 -- 32 396
1899 < 5 -- 29 332
1898 < 5 -- 23 412
1897 < 5 -- 24 389
1896 < 5 -- 22 420
1895 < 5 -- 24 394
1894 < 5 -- 36 292
1893 < 5 -- 19 422
1892 < 5 -- 24 388
1891 < 5 -- 22 368
1890 < 5 -- 41 271
1889 < 5 -- 13 535
1888 < 5 -- 31 328
1887 < 5 -- 34 284
1886 < 5 -- 35 292
1885 < 5 -- 29 313
1884 < 5 -- 23 370
1883 < 5 -- 30 302
1882 < 5 -- 37 285
1881 < 5 -- 32 282
1880 < 5 -- 40 268

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.