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Lillian Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lillian?

Ranking 34th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lillian is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, 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 for the first time in 1898 and as recently as 1901.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1920 with 10,049 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lillian in any given year was 399 in 1978.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lillian occurred roughly during the years 1883-1894, 1895-1898, 1904-1915, and 1992-2006, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1928-1939, 1941-1944, 1955-1958, 1960-1966, and 1970-1974.

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

How popular will Lillian be?

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

The name Lillian is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Lillian (Girl)Lillian (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5,534 34 < 5 --
2017 6,160 27 7 10,325
2016 6,358 28 10 7,912
2015 6,612 26 5 13,229
2014 6,913 25 < 5 --
2013 7,072 26 5 13,259
2012 7,161 25 5 13,423
2011 6,921 22 9 8,497
2010 6,951 22 < 5 --
2009 6,857 27 6 11,884
2008 6,810 29 9 8,727
2007 6,549 33 10 7,942
2006 6,232 38 10 7,780
2005 5,213 50 9 8,047
2004 4,733 65 24 3,813
2003 4,029 76 < 5 --
2002 3,396 96 < 5 --
2001 2,949 112 < 5 --
2000 2,599 129 5 11,477
1999 2,190 147 5 10,928
1998 1,717 174 < 5 --
1997 1,393 215 < 5 --
1996 1,127 251 < 5 --
1995 942 294 < 5 --
1994 881 308 < 5 --
1993 736 347 < 5 --
1992 749 348 < 5 --
1991 768 342 < 5 --
1990 722 367 8 6,181
1989 695 369 < 5 --
1988 646 373 6 6,920
1987 531 420 < 5 --
1986 553 404 < 5 --
1985 542 412 8 4,981
1984 468 444 < 5 --
1983 454 454 < 5 --
1982 474 450 < 5 --
1981 518 420 < 5 --
1980 510 425 < 5 --
1979 437 462 5 6,645
1978 399 486 < 5 --
1977 470 434 < 5 --
1976 479 422 < 5 --
1975 454 437 < 5 --
1974 482 413 < 5 --
1973 563 373 < 5 --
1972 620 355 < 5 --
1971 675 361 5 5,358
1970 782 335 5 5,153
1969 773 324 6 4,215
1968 814 308 < 5 --
1967 841 298 5 4,313
1966 880 285 8 3,137
1965 1,015 272 9 2,904
1964 1,064 275 < 5 --
1963 1,165 258 6 3,860
1962 1,307 244 6 3,868
1961 1,311 240 7 3,542
1960 1,431 223 10 2,787
1959 1,469 218 < 5 --
1958 1,419 218 7 3,447
1957 1,603 209 9 2,930
1956 1,629 201 5 4,242
1955 1,657 195 8 3,105
1954 1,630 194 7 3,321
1953 1,658 186 6 3,641
1952 1,732 178 < 5 --
1951 1,826 168 9 2,784
1950 1,884 156 < 5 --
1949 1,944 153 6 3,549
1948 2,116 136 5 3,976
1947 2,089 143 < 5 --
1946 2,159 129 < 5 --
1945 2,018 124 9 2,507
1944 2,117 126 10 2,405
1943 2,394 116 13 2,128
1942 2,489 111 16 1,835
1941 2,460 104 18 1,668
1940 2,524 97 13 2,046
1939 2,554 99 15 1,841
1938 2,824 88 14 1,943
1937 2,899 84 18 1,664
1936 3,117 79 18 1,619
1935 3,422 66 16 1,799
1934 3,973 52 24 1,412
1933 3,997 51 23 1,434
1932 4,353 48 30 1,248
1931 4,806 47 37 1,121
1930 5,448 44 30 1,319
1929 5,711 40 43 1,050
1928 6,575 35 46 1,027
1927 7,181 32 45 1,050
1926 7,662 28 27 1,422
1925 8,350 25 24 1,561
1924 9,099 23 35 1,236
1923 9,328 20 34 1,248
1922 9,429 19 29 1,384
1921 9,770 19 23 1,621
1920 10,049 18 26 1,484
1919 9,516 17 26 1,433
1918 9,986 15 23 1,573
1917 9,843 15 33 1,191
1916 9,592 16 26 1,361
1915 9,546 15 24 1,394
1914 7,354 16 33 979
1913 6,015 16 21 1,133
1912 5,568 14 30 809
1911 4,367 13 13 959
1910 4,127 14 15 806
1909 3,596 14 15 740
1908 3,634 13 9 992
1907 3,542 13 15 687
1906 3,293 13 14 665
1905 3,185 13 11 776
1904 3,139 12 10 789
1903 2,972 13 12 682
1902 3,063 11 13 632
1901 2,681 10 17 482
1900 3,414 10 11 824
1899 2,703 10 8 831
1898 3,061 10 15 558
1897 2,683 11 13 599
1896 2,702 11 11 706
1895 2,495 16 12 628
1894 2,441 16 7 914
1893 2,193 20 9 739
1892 2,154 20 10 723
1891 1,812 20 9 678
1890 1,862 19 10 648
1889 1,640 23 7 852
1888 1,656 23 7 878
1887 1,308 26 6 884
1886 1,282 24 < 5 --
1885 1,143 27 < 5 --
1884 1,109 26 6 923
1883 907 26 6 850
1882 830 32 6 904
1881 723 32 < 5 --
1880 672 32 < 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.