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Julia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Julia?

In 2017 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 mid 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
2017 3,111 93 < 5 --
2016 3,323 88 9 8,444
2015 3,371 89 < 5 --
2014 3,597 86 < 5 --
2013 3,747 76 < 5 --
2012 3,876 65 < 5 --
2011 4,347 57 9 8,402
2010 4,674 55 6 11,424
2009 4,991 50 < 5 --
2008 5,616 41 9 8,648
2007 6,130 34 7 10,308
2006 6,883 31 11 7,166
2005 7,085 31 9 7,967
2004 7,145 32 26 3,578
2003 7,434 33 18 4,518
2002 7,963 33 15 5,015
2001 8,837 27 11 6,224
2000 8,766 29 8 7,809
1999 8,751 30 10 6,264
1998 8,327 32 15 4,517
1997 7,339 37 10 5,858
1996 6,312 48 9 6,243
1995 5,411 62 16 3,958
1994 4,841 72 13 4,665
1993 4,659 72 17 3,736
1992 5,021 70 20 3,280
1991 5,363 67 19 3,268
1990 3,910 83 29 2,406
1989 3,369 96 57 1,469
1988 3,359 88 28 2,219
1987 3,329 86 19 2,774
1986 3,106 88 27 2,124
1985 3,204 85 31 1,889
1984 3,360 87 20 2,486
1983 3,383 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 2,593 112 15 2,859
1977 2,065 142 14 2,978
1976 1,915 141 18 2,458
1975 2,005 137 13 2,992
1974 2,065 136 10 3,442
1973 2,092 136 6 4,792
1972 2,335 130 7 4,203
1971 2,604 130 12 2,897
1970 3,179 121 19 2,096
1969 3,714 100 13 2,484
1968 2,993 113 21 1,756
1967 2,774 122 6 3,756
1966 3,045 117 11 2,543
1965 3,100 124 13 2,319
1964 3,539 117 15 2,158
1963 3,571 122 18 1,928
1962 3,751 120 14 2,236
1961 3,905 116 13 2,372
1960 3,785 122 9 2,967
1959 3,936 117 17 2,012
1958 3,836 119 11 2,577
1957 3,688 122 14 2,233
1956 3,321 130 11 2,565
1955 3,288 131 18 1,880
1954 3,155 127 9 2,850
1953 2,973 124 9 2,811
1952 2,783 131 8 2,983
1951 2,747 127 15 2,013
1950 2,727 119 6 3,501
1949 2,923 112 10 2,526
1948 2,776 118 8 2,899
1947 2,954 116 13 2,208
1946 2,796 114 6 3,352
1945 2,327 115 15 1,820
1944 2,687 102 9 2,548
1943 2,972 95 14 2,032
1942 2,904 95 17 1,770
1941 2,846 88 15 1,856
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 2,343 102 16 1,793
1934 2,357 105 19 1,639
1933 2,401 97 12 2,157
1932 2,657 92 23 1,492
1931 2,624 91 19 1,667
1930 2,879 90 16 1,930
1929 2,950 88 32 1,252
1928 3,206 80 21 1,673
1927 3,586 76 16 2,084
1926 3,687 75 25 1,492
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 5,267 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.