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Laura Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Laura?

Ranking 340th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Laura is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #10 in 1969.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1964 with 18,974 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Laura in any given year was 935 in 2018.

Approximately during the years 1881-1888, 1909-1915, 1942-1964, and 1974-1985, the name Laura took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1969-1974, and 1985-2013.

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

How popular will Laura be?

Laura's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Laura has remained about the same.

The name Laura is chosen by a number of parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Laura is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Laura (Girl)Laura (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 935 340 < 5 --
2017 948 339 < 5 --
2016 964 346 < 5 --
2015 1,008 322 < 5 --
2014 1,049 316 < 5 --
2013 1,021 318 < 5 --
2012 1,143 279 < 5 --
2011 1,169 273 5 13,509
2010 1,208 274 < 5 --
2009 1,408 234 < 5 --
2008 1,591 215 < 5 --
2007 1,840 183 < 5 --
2006 2,061 172 < 5 --
2005 2,350 147 6 10,918
2004 2,553 129 13 6,007
2003 2,742 124 < 5 --
2002 3,144 106 < 5 --
2001 3,556 86 9 7,255
2000 3,734 85 10 6,628
1999 3,873 81 8 7,561
1998 4,295 74 < 5 --
1997 4,849 66 7 7,776
1996 5,227 66 12 5,066
1995 6,007 56 12 4,987
1994 6,858 46 28 2,657
1993 7,257 43 24 2,909
1992 8,309 38 26 2,715
1991 9,645 35 31 2,321
1990 10,911 29 44 1,796
1989 11,740 25 66 1,353
1988 12,118 23 58 1,367
1987 13,032 22 56 1,331
1986 14,175 20 57 1,293
1985 16,002 14 66 1,155
1984 14,815 19 63 1,150
1983 13,196 23 60 1,175
1982 13,308 22 63 1,160
1981 13,291 21 55 1,241
1980 12,917 21 55 1,252
1979 11,885 20 58 1,198
1978 11,244 19 37 1,556
1977 11,320 20 35 1,593
1976 11,253 20 46 1,309
1975 10,310 20 31 1,646
1974 9,718 21 42 1,326
1973 10,339 19 44 1,246
1972 11,772 17 41 1,321
1971 13,876 16 67 993
1970 16,493 13 53 1,139
1969 17,920 10 55 1,046
1968 18,743 11 57 981
1967 15,817 15 41 1,170
1966 15,549 19 33 1,331
1965 16,213 18 47 1,087
1964 18,974 14 41 1,209
1963 18,507 16 66 927
1962 17,493 21 42 1,207
1961 17,896 21 33 1,395
1960 17,061 24 34 1,373
1959 14,529 30 33 1,371
1958 13,506 29 23 1,664
1957 12,176 31 25 1,613
1956 10,571 34 21 1,749
1955 9,005 41 18 1,883
1954 8,717 45 23 1,612
1953 7,632 51 22 1,657
1952 7,187 53 18 1,835
1951 6,466 60 13 2,198
1950 5,723 63 21 1,635
1949 5,384 65 < 5 --
1948 4,901 73 15 1,988
1947 5,051 74 12 2,315
1946 4,478 75 17 1,788
1945 3,589 77 6 3,170
1944 2,243 119 7 2,998
1943 2,391 117 12 2,233
1942 2,409 115 12 2,213
1941 2,274 115 11 2,275
1940 2,350 108 13 2,041
1939 2,374 107 11 2,237
1938 2,443 108 8 2,771
1937 2,362 105 19 1,606
1936 2,255 106 14 1,932
1935 2,358 101 20 1,567
1934 2,436 96 11 2,337
1933 2,536 91 11 2,298
1932 2,749 88 24 1,447
1931 2,670 89 14 2,054
1930 2,908 89 15 2,022
1929 2,934 90 11 2,523
1928 3,146 83 13 2,332
1927 3,339 81 19 1,844
1926 3,376 81 20 1,759
1925 3,588 75 12 2,518
1924 3,827 72 15 2,173
1923 3,711 73 13 2,395
1922 3,902 68 20 1,795
1921 3,998 71 19 1,868
1920 4,171 63 8 3,369
1919 3,663 71 16 2,024
1918 4,062 64 13 2,335
1917 3,808 64 15 2,047
1916 3,744 64 9 2,835
1915 3,723 61 5 4,131
1914 3,059 59 10 2,198
1913 2,454 62 7 2,391
1912 2,413 57 9 1,824
1911 1,790 57 7 1,474
1910 1,834 53 6 1,512
1909 1,524 55 < 5 --
1908 1,558 52 7 1,167
1907 1,621 51 6 1,273
1906 1,467 52 7 1,066
1905 1,566 49 8 969
1904 1,508 47 5 1,311
1903 1,504 43 < 5 --
1902 1,559 43 6 1,087
1901 1,402 44 < 5 --
1900 1,824 45 7 1,115
1899 1,472 43 < 5 --
1898 1,768 38 14 592
1897 1,585 39 7 895
1896 1,665 37 < 5 --
1895 1,643 36 5 1,174
1894 1,730 32 < 5 --
1893 1,683 31 7 877
1892 1,744 29 5 1,168
1891 1,509 30 6 910
1890 1,634 27 9 707
1889 1,567 25 < 5 --
1888 1,624 25 11 628
1887 1,364 22 6 878
1886 1,372 22 5 1,044
1885 1,325 21 < 5 --
1884 1,246 21 < 5 --
1883 1,183 19 < 5 --
1882 1,151 17 5 1,022
1881 962 19 < 5 --
1880 1,012 17 < 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.