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Jessica Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jessica?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Jessica, ranked the 248th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Jessica has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1 was reached for the first time in 1985 and as recently as 1995.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1987 with 55,991 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Jessica was 6 in 1885.

Jessica, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1892-1895, 1897-1900, 1907-1915, 1934-1937, 1938-1942, 1943-1948, and 1955-1987, whereas 1987-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Jessica has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Jessica lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jessica?

Jessica's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Jessica is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Jessica is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Jessica (Girl)Jessica (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,271 248 < 5 --
2016 1,379 233 5 13,077
2015 1,585 206 < 5 --
2014 1,796 179 < 5 --
2013 1,947 164 < 5 --
2012 2,332 137 < 5 --
2011 2,620 119 9 8,371
2010 3,196 92 6 11,384
2009 3,796 78 10 7,963
2008 4,735 59 6 11,734
2007 5,708 42 13 6,424
2006 6,810 32 10 7,686
2005 8,111 27 19 4,540
2004 9,471 21 35 2,920
2003 10,448 18 17 4,697
2002 11,913 16 22 3,854
2001 13,920 11 27 3,267
2000 15,709 8 27 3,179
1999 16,348 9 28 2,976
1998 18,235 8 30 2,741
1997 21,043 2 45 2,009
1996 24,194 2 47 1,920
1995 27,935 1 51 1,744
1994 32,117 1 105 1,099
1993 34,988 1 100 1,130
1992 38,354 2 101 1,095
1991 43,397 2 121 969
1990 46,475 1 140 866
1989 47,885 1 252 626
1988 51,538 1 225 635
1987 55,991 1 243 582
1986 52,674 1 217 605
1985 48,346 1 229 580
1984 45,855 2 180 641
1983 45,282 2 194 616
1982 45,446 2 188 634
1981 42,532 2 167 668
1980 33,923 3 126 781
1979 27,776 4 114 818
1978 26,103 3 95 884
1977 24,843 4 91 893
1976 18,368 8 56 1,148
1975 12,928 13 51 1,188
1974 10,654 17 42 1,322
1973 7,226 34 20 2,076
1972 6,210 46 24 1,845
1971 5,360 64 19 2,166
1970 4,023 98 15 2,441
1969 2,492 134 13 2,479
1968 1,840 177 < 5 --
1967 1,761 183 12 2,407
1966 1,667 195 10 2,704
1965 1,529 216 8 3,110
1964 1,171 262 7 3,441
1963 1,121 264 5 4,329
1962 865 319 < 5 --
1961 668 372 < 5 --
1960 559 406 < 5 --
1959 522 414 < 5 --
1958 529 402 < 5 --
1957 476 431 < 5 --
1956 406 455 < 5 --
1955 386 460 < 5 --
1954 424 423 < 5 --
1953 495 382 < 5 --
1952 452 389 < 5 --
1951 466 380 < 5 --
1950 402 400 < 5 --
1949 406 395 < 5 --
1948 482 354 < 5 --
1947 430 385 < 5 --
1946 240 507 < 5 --
1945 132 634 < 5 --
1944 124 666 < 5 --
1943 121 691 < 5 --
1942 127 664 < 5 --
1941 81 804 < 5 --
1940 61 919 < 5 --
1939 77 779 < 5 --
1938 50 1,013 < 5 --
1937 72 811 < 5 --
1936 43 1,072 < 5 --
1935 47 1,008 < 5 --
1934 46 1,024 < 5 --
1933 43 1,066 < 5 --
1932 44 1,073 < 5 --
1931 39 1,151 < 5 --
1930 38 1,222 < 5 --
1929 42 1,144 < 5 --
1928 36 1,277 < 5 --
1927 39 1,269 < 5 --
1926 35 1,339 < 5 --
1925 34 1,389 < 5 --
1924 41 1,253 < 5 --
1923 52 1,061 < 5 --
1922 40 1,240 < 5 --
1921 48 1,104 < 5 --
1920 43 1,161 < 5 --
1919 40 1,184 < 5 --
1918 56 963 < 5 --
1917 55 938 < 5 --
1916 53 944 < 5 --
1915 55 887 < 5 --
1914 42 910 < 5 --
1913 25 1,105 < 5 --
1912 36 840 < 5 --
1911 21 971 < 5 --
1910 28 821 < 5 --
1909 18 980 < 5 --
1908 17 984 < 5 --
1907 17 932 < 5 --
1906 18 886 < 5 --
1905 17 911 < 5 --
1904 16 921 < 5 --
1903 16 880 < 5 --
1902 9 1,264 < 5 --
1901 8 1,273 < 5 --
1900 23 770 < 5 --
1899 14 894 < 5 --
1898 13 987 < 5 --
1897 9 1,120 < 5 --
1896 9 1,167 < 5 --
1895 19 733 < 5 --
1894 10 1,029 < 5 --
1893 15 777 < 5 --
1892 14 813 < 5 --
1891 14 735 < 5 --
1890 18 627 < 5 --
1889 9 926 < 5 --
1888 18 601 < 5 --
1887 8 898 < 5 --
1886 11 712 < 5 --
1885 6 981 < 5 --
1884 14 572 < 5 --
1883 6 866 < 5 --
1882 8 710 < 5 --
1881 7 715 < 5 --
1880 7 705 < 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.