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Layla Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Layla?

Ranking 27th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Layla is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #26 was reached in 2017.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2013 with 6,479 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Layla in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1968.

Approximately during the years 1968-1974, 1987-1993, and 1997-2010 the name Layla took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Sometimes the name Layla has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Layla be?

For a number of years, the name Layla has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Layla has remained about the same.

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

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   Layla (Girl)Layla (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6,468 27 < 5 --
2017 6,303 26 9 8,519
2016 6,264 30 < 5 --
2015 6,330 30 7 10,170
2014 6,453 29 6 11,546
2013 6,479 30 5 13,239
2012 6,265 31 8 9,362
2011 6,080 35 10 7,834
2010 5,891 37 7 10,310
2009 5,206 45 5 13,653
2008 4,930 55 8 9,514
2007 3,901 85 8 9,404
2006 3,360 100 7 10,200
2005 2,383 144 < 5 --
2004 2,012 167 9 7,922
2003 1,687 195 < 5 --
2002 1,072 291 < 5 --
2001 947 327 < 5 --
2000 697 407 < 5 --
1999 351 656 < 5 --
1998 247 860 < 5 --
1997 189 1,020 < 5 --
1996 215 915 < 5 --
1995 234 837 < 5 --
1994 224 875 < 5 --
1993 320 683 < 5 --
1992 166 1,087 < 5 --
1991 109 1,455 < 5 --
1990 132 1,251 < 5 --
1989 93 1,533 < 5 --
1988 109 1,324 < 5 --
1987 90 1,456 < 5 --
1986 127 1,138 < 5 --
1985 82 1,503 < 5 --
1984 111 1,187 < 5 --
1983 87 1,377 < 5 --
1982 116 1,184 < 5 --
1981 106 1,234 < 5 --
1980 130 1,085 < 5 --
1979 130 1,068 < 5 --
1978 141 982 < 5 --
1977 206 745 < 5 --
1976 174 800 < 5 --
1975 194 742 < 5 --
1974 185 758 < 5 --
1973 152 851 < 5 --
1972 124 974 < 5 --
1971 42 2,021 < 5 --
1970 7 6,714 < 5 --
1969 7 6,308 < 5 --
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1967 10 4,472 < 5 --
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1964 7 5,766 < 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.