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Lena Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lena?

Ranking 301st in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lena is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 41, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1884.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1917 with 3,004 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lena was 397 in 1988.

Lena, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1897-1900, and 1911-1915, whereas 1930-1935 were years of successive downward movement.

Lena's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Lena be?

The popularity trend for Lena has steadily increased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Lena lately has risen.

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

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   Lena (Girl)Lena (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,094 301 < 5 --
2017 1,080 303 < 5 --
2016 1,138 275 < 5 --
2015 1,160 273 < 5 --
2014 1,167 279 < 5 --
2013 979 331 < 5 --
2012 880 360 < 5 --
2011 897 360 < 5 --
2010 838 379 < 5 --
2009 767 418 < 5 --
2008 727 440 < 5 --
2007 714 450 < 5 --
2006 644 483 < 5 --
2005 652 469 < 5 --
2004 553 521 < 5 --
2003 565 507 < 5 --
2002 507 541 < 5 --
2001 468 557 < 5 --
2000 474 553 < 5 --
1999 470 537 < 5 --
1998 482 522 < 5 --
1997 446 535 < 5 --
1996 422 553 < 5 --
1995 400 574 < 5 --
1994 455 538 < 5 --
1993 413 575 < 5 --
1992 483 501 < 5 --
1991 450 517 < 5 --
1990 452 525 < 5 --
1989 412 549 < 5 --
1988 397 551 < 5 --
1987 419 506 < 5 --
1986 430 497 < 5 --
1985 519 424 < 5 --
1984 462 450 < 5 --
1983 445 460 < 5 --
1982 513 428 < 5 --
1981 480 449 < 5 --
1980 499 434 < 5 --
1979 451 453 < 5 --
1978 428 461 < 5 --
1977 462 443 < 5 --
1976 449 439 < 5 --
1975 473 425 6 5,181
1974 483 412 < 5 --
1973 453 430 5 5,553
1972 478 412 < 5 --
1971 494 424 < 5 --
1970 507 436 < 5 --
1969 482 439 < 5 --
1968 462 443 < 5 --
1967 483 425 < 5 --
1966 546 391 < 5 --
1965 520 408 < 5 --
1964 569 409 < 5 --
1963 514 427 < 5 --
1962 528 422 < 5 --
1961 570 408 < 5 --
1960 519 429 < 5 --
1959 515 416 < 5 --
1958 512 410 < 5 --
1957 546 389 < 5 --
1956 536 386 < 5 --
1955 560 371 < 5 --
1954 589 355 < 5 --
1953 609 335 5 4,120
1952 605 335 < 5 --
1951 627 315 < 5 --
1950 634 309 < 5 --
1949 628 310 8 2,916
1948 734 283 < 5 --
1947 706 296 < 5 --
1946 697 276 < 5 --
1945 724 251 < 5 --
1944 725 247 < 5 --
1943 776 248 5 3,832
1942 785 243 8 2,828
1941 795 219 < 5 --
1940 796 216 10 2,415
1939 765 219 < 5 --
1938 859 202 5 3,813
1937 846 201 5 3,818
1936 890 195 11 2,242
1935 966 183 6 3,468
1934 1,077 172 < 5 --
1933 1,088 165 9 2,648
1932 1,254 156 12 2,263
1931 1,300 149 11 2,406
1930 1,491 144 12 2,382
1929 1,625 138 5 4,311
1928 1,806 131 13 2,334
1927 1,985 130 11 2,624
1926 2,143 123 7 3,573
1925 2,235 124 10 2,853
1924 2,410 112 10 2,937
1923 2,520 108 5 4,594
1922 2,625 107 11 2,726
1921 2,710 104 7 3,725
1920 2,785 98 8 3,372
1919 2,872 94 12 2,445
1918 2,937 93 7 3,554
1917 3,004 85 11 2,501
1916 2,869 85 5 4,251
1915 2,927 77 6 3,652
1914 2,259 75 9 2,372
1913 1,973 73 < 5 --
1912 1,903 72 9 1,828
1911 1,449 70 5 1,894
1910 1,431 66 5 1,741
1909 1,295 65 < 5 --
1908 1,331 64 5 1,512
1907 1,238 64 6 1,277
1906 1,206 61 < 5 --
1905 1,258 61 < 5 --
1904 1,228 57 6 1,143
1903 1,200 56 7 968
1902 1,225 56 < 5 --
1901 1,216 51 < 5 --
1900 1,506 52 < 5 --
1899 1,159 49 < 5 --
1898 1,320 49 6 1,069
1897 1,239 50 < 5 --
1896 1,318 48 8 863
1895 1,289 50 < 5 --
1894 1,360 42 < 5 --
1893 1,261 46 < 5 --
1892 1,234 47 < 5 --
1891 1,174 45 6 912
1890 1,137 47 < 5 --
1889 1,096 45 < 5 --
1888 1,162 45 8 786
1887 1,004 42 < 5 --
1886 992 43 < 5 --
1885 876 44 < 5 --
1884 906 41 < 5 --
1883 800 42 < 5 --
1882 697 43 < 5 --
1881 555 50 < 5 --
1880 603 43 < 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.