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Julia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Julia?

In 2018 the popular name Julia, ranked the 93rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Julia has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #26 in 1880.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2001 with 8,837 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Julia in any given year was 737 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Julia occurred roughly during the years 1884-1888, 1897-1900, 1906-1915, 1936-1939, 1951-1957, 1977-1981, 1986-1991, and 1993-1998, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1969-1973.

Julia's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Julia has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Julia?

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

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

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   Julia (Girl)Julia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 2,989 93 5 13,024
2017 3,116 93 < 5 --
2016 3,331 88 9 8,452
2015 3,373 89 < 5 --
2014 3,599 86 < 5 --
2013 3,749 75 < 5 --
2012 3,878 65 < 5 --
2011 4,348 57 9 8,405
2010 4,675 55 6 11,429
2009 4,993 50 < 5 --
2008 5,616 41 9 8,648
2007 6,131 34 7 10,309
2006 6,883 31 11 7,166
2005 7,085 31 9 7,969
2004 7,146 32 26 3,579
2003 7,434 33 18 4,518
2002 7,963 33 15 5,016
2001 8,837 27 11 6,225
2000 8,766 29 8 7,809
1999 8,751 30 10 6,265
1998 8,328 32 15 4,517
1997 7,340 37 10 5,858
1996 6,312 48 9 6,243
1995 5,411 62 16 3,958
1994 4,841 72 13 4,664
1993 4,660 72 17 3,736
1992 5,021 70 20 3,280
1991 5,363 67 19 3,269
1990 3,912 83 29 2,406
1989 3,369 96 57 1,468
1988 3,359 88 28 2,219
1987 3,329 86 19 2,775
1986 3,107 88 27 2,125
1985 3,204 85 31 1,890
1984 3,360 87 20 2,488
1983 3,382 85 20 2,454
1982 3,502 84 22 2,303
1981 3,669 88 24 2,167
1980 3,068 98 23 2,242
1979 2,567 122 11 3,689
1978 2,594 112 15 2,859
1977 2,065 142 14 2,978
1976 1,915 141 18 2,458
1975 2,002 137 13 2,993
1974 2,065 136 10 3,442
1973 2,092 136 6 4,792
1972 2,335 130 6 4,713
1971 2,607 130 12 2,896
1970 3,179 121 19 2,095
1969 3,713 100 13 2,484
1968 2,993 113 21 1,757
1967 2,774 122 6 3,758
1966 3,046 117 11 2,544
1965 3,101 124 13 2,318
1964 3,541 117 15 2,158
1963 3,569 122 18 1,928
1962 3,751 120 14 2,238
1961 3,905 116 13 2,372
1960 3,786 122 9 2,970
1959 3,935 118 17 2,011
1958 3,836 119 11 2,574
1957 3,688 122 14 2,234
1956 3,319 130 11 2,566
1955 3,288 131 18 1,879
1954 3,156 127 9 2,849
1953 2,972 124 9 2,813
1952 2,782 131 8 2,982
1951 2,747 127 15 2,013
1950 2,727 119 6 3,500
1949 2,923 112 10 2,526
1948 2,776 118 8 2,899
1947 2,953 116 13 2,208
1946 2,796 114 6 3,353
1945 2,327 115 15 1,821
1944 2,687 102 9 2,548
1943 2,972 95 14 2,031
1942 2,904 95 17 1,770
1941 2,845 88 15 1,855
1940 2,706 92 19 1,601
1939 2,637 91 23 1,410
1938 2,476 107 23 1,417
1937 2,283 112 24 1,391
1936 2,279 105 19 1,567
1935 2,342 102 16 1,793
1934 2,356 105 19 1,640
1933 2,403 97 12 2,157
1932 2,658 92 23 1,492
1931 2,624 91 19 1,668
1930 2,880 90 16 1,930
1929 2,950 88 32 1,251
1928 3,206 80 21 1,673
1927 3,586 76 16 2,084
1926 3,688 75 25 1,493
1925 4,047 65 20 1,774
1924 4,289 62 25 1,554
1923 4,323 62 23 1,622
1922 4,616 60 7 3,700
1921 4,737 58 15 2,212
1920 4,889 55 23 1,617
1919 4,950 48 23 1,555
1918 5,268 48 21 1,682
1917 5,078 47 24 1,461
1916 5,066 46 11 2,470
1915 4,831 44 11 2,377
1914 3,813 42 13 1,825
1913 3,195 42 13 1,543
1912 2,825 44 13 1,395
1911 2,158 44 10 1,162
1910 2,074 49 7 1,371
1909 1,931 45 5 1,583
1908 1,749 50 10 917
1907 1,680 49 < 5 --
1906 1,603 48 < 5 --
1905 1,642 47 < 5 --
1904 1,426 49 < 5 --
1903 1,447 48 < 5 --
1902 1,501 46 8 892
1901 1,362 46 16 497
1900 1,766 46 6 1,242
1899 1,297 47 < 5 --
1898 1,462 45 7 942
1897 1,380 45 5 1,146
1896 1,407 44 < 5 --
1895 1,380 45 < 5 --
1894 1,320 45 5 1,172
1893 1,367 40 11 634
1892 1,360 41 < 5 --
1891 1,200 43 6 909
1890 1,275 40 < 5 --
1889 1,201 40 < 5 --
1888 1,292 38 6 986
1887 1,043 39 6 875
1886 1,061 36 7 809
1885 1,062 32 7 803
1884 935 37 7 818
1883 875 34 < 5 --
1882 811 35 5 1,018
1881 737 30 < 5 --
1880 783 26 < 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.