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Jamaica Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jamaica?

In 2018 the rare name Jamaica, ranked the 9,345th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Jamaica would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1705 was reached in 1977 with 61 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jamaica was less than 5, most recently in 1971.

Approximately during the years 1973-1977, 1986-1989, and 2002-2005, the name Jamaica took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 2005-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

Jamaica became more popular as a girls name in 1972.

For a number of years, the name Jamaica has been spiralling downward in popularity. however, the number of children named Jamaica lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jamaica?

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

The name Jamaica is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Jamaica (Girl)Jamaica (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,345 < 5 --
2017 10 10,236 < 5 --
2016 7 13,455 < 5 --
2015 12 9,160 < 5 --
2014 9 11,338 < 5 --
2013 8 12,453 < 5 --
2012 17 7,254 < 5 --
2011 15 7,945 < 5 --
2010 11 10,047 < 5 --
2009 13 9,090 < 5 --
2008 22 6,222 < 5 --
2007 20 6,664 < 5 --
2006 21 6,217 < 5 --
2005 42 3,543 < 5 --
2004 18 6,604 < 5 --
2003 27 4,727 < 5 --
2002 21 5,541 < 5 --
2001 35 3,739 < 5 --
2000 27 4,456 < 5 --
1999 45 2,952 < 5 --
1998 53 2,584 < 5 --
1997 39 3,058 5 9,880
1996 43 2,816 < 5 --
1995 56 2,351 < 5 --
1994 46 2,678 < 5 --
1993 49 2,549 6 8,056
1992 56 2,332 < 5 --
1991 53 2,396 < 5 --
1990 44 2,661 < 5 --
1989 45 2,541 < 5 --
1988 29 3,335 < 5 --
1987 33 2,927 < 5 --
1986 29 3,153 < 5 --
1985 32 2,882 < 5 --
1984 40 2,396 < 5 --
1983 40 2,369 < 5 --
1982 43 2,299 < 5 --
1981 51 2,038 < 5 --
1980 52 2,021 < 5 --
1979 46 2,161 < 5 --
1978 50 1,947 7 4,750
1977 61 1,705 8 4,351
1976 33 2,451 6 5,215
1975 16 4,010 < 5 --
1974 31 2,458 < 5 --
1973 9 5,732 < 5 --
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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.