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Leia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Leia?

Ranking 279th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Leia is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #279 for the first time this year with 1,151 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Leia was less than 5, most recently in 1959.

Leia, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1959-1965, 1973-1978, 1994-1997, 1998-2007, and 2008-2016, whereas 1983-1986, and 1990-1994 were years of successive downward movement.

Leia's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Leia be?

Leia's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Leia lately has risen significantly.

The name Leia is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Leia (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,151 279
2016 1,009 322
2015 762 421
2014 609 509
2013 508 570
2012 421 671
2011 350 779
2010 323 833
2009 340 829
2008 292 932
2007 288 939
2006 272 964
2005 206 1,137
2004 160 1,335
2003 142 1,404
2002 152 1,294
2001 125 1,500
2000 123 1,497
1999 103 1,626
1998 94 1,698
1997 106 1,527
1996 65 2,119
1995 87 1,695
1994 48 2,610
1993 65 2,103
1992 67 2,043
1991 60 2,205
1990 69 1,983
1989 63 2,015
1988 66 1,881
1987 73 1,671
1986 70 1,681
1985 86 1,453
1984 94 1,310
1983 135 1,038
1982 99 1,286
1981 126 1,102
1980 162 923
1979 118 1,139
1978 156 911
1977 98 1,237
1976 21 3,358
1975 20 3,457
1974 21 3,262
1973 14 4,260
1972 18 3,470
1971 29 2,567
1970 23 2,989
1969 19 3,153
1968 23 2,670
1967 35 1,990
1966 26 2,381
1965 31 2,138
1964 21 2,782
1963 23 2,583
1962 20 2,777
1961 17 3,124
1960 5 6,886
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1954 5 6,210
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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.