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Lilian Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lilian?

Ranking 613th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lilian is less frequently given.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #367 in 1882.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2007 with 784 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lilian in any given year was 8 in 1952.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lilian occurred roughly during the years 1886-1889, 1892-1895, 1909-1918, 1929-1932, 1938-1941, 1954-1960, 1971-1974, 1977-1981, 1983-1991, and 1992-2006, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1920-1925, 1926-1929, and 1933-1936.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

How popular will Lilian be?

Lilian's popularity has been moving upward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Lilian has dropped.

The name Lilian still has a solid footing but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Lilian (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 491 613
2017 506 590
2016 557 560
2015 641 497
2014 617 505
2013 603 496
2012 675 463
2011 646 460
2010 681 453
2009 728 436
2008 730 435
2007 784 418
2006 723 441
2005 650 474
2004 541 526
2003 497 557
2002 439 588
2001 359 694
2000 328 708
1999 265 820
1998 264 807
1997 213 937
1996 186 1,011
1995 151 1,155
1994 143 1,226
1993 155 1,146
1992 129 1,307
1991 163 1,105
1990 147 1,174
1989 97 1,491
1988 99 1,413
1987 89 1,462
1986 62 1,828
1985 66 1,737
1984 68 1,625
1983 60 1,783
1982 58 1,862
1981 65 1,746
1980 53 1,994
1979 53 1,960
1978 51 1,927
1977 40 2,284
1976 50 1,855
1975 42 2,081
1974 61 1,570
1973 50 1,759
1972 45 1,870
1971 39 2,126
1970 42 1,995
1969 39 2,015
1968 38 1,960
1967 35 1,991
1966 34 2,000
1965 30 2,184
1964 24 2,568
1963 22 2,666
1962 25 2,442
1961 26 2,389
1960 42 1,755
1959 30 2,089
1958 27 2,191
1957 22 2,457
1956 18 2,779
1955 19 2,594
1954 15 2,962
1953 18 2,559
1952 8 4,317
1951 18 2,440
1950 15 2,723
1949 16 2,582
1948 11 3,255
1947 21 2,169
1946 12 2,971
1945 10 3,030
1944 17 2,160
1943 21 1,926
1942 14 2,485
1941 19 1,926
1940 13 2,371
1939 13 2,364
1938 8 3,331
1937 8 3,312
1936 17 1,922
1935 14 2,255
1934 16 2,049
1933 23 1,578
1932 30 1,364
1931 24 1,574
1930 20 1,845
1929 16 2,140
1928 32 1,383
1927 31 1,472
1926 48 1,090
1925 38 1,280
1924 42 1,236
1923 51 1,072
1922 60 963
1921 54 1,026
1920 81 810
1919 67 854
1918 105 704
1917 77 789
1916 85 732
1915 75 765
1914 53 799
1913 55 705
1912 53 693
1911 34 748
1910 33 747
1909 30 741
1908 32 688
1907 29 704
1906 28 696
1905 28 676
1904 28 661
1903 36 545
1902 18 836
1901 23 673
1900 30 648
1899 19 745
1898 33 564
1897 26 604
1896 37 482
1895 42 439
1894 22 636
1893 28 525
1892 24 572
1891 28 492
1890 21 575
1889 31 435
1888 22 541
1887 16 573
1886 24 445
1885 22 454
1884 22 432
1883 17 473
1882 24 367
1881 16 425
1880 19 380

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.