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Lily Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lily?

Ranking 31st in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lily is very popular.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #15 in 2011 with 8,180 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lily was 41 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lily occurred roughly during the years 1881-1885, 1906-1915, 1952-1955, 1978-1981, 1983-1988, and 1989-2008, whereas 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Lily be?

Lily's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. however, the number of children named Lily lately has dropped.

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

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   Lily (Girl)Lily (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5,706 31 < 5 --
2017 5,837 33 < 5 --
2016 6,592 24 < 5 --
2015 6,661 25 7 10,184
2014 6,773 27 7 10,284
2013 6,989 27 5 13,260
2012 7,960 16 12 6,868
2011 8,180 15 7 10,311
2010 7,986 17 9 8,517
2009 8,098 18 8 9,525
2008 8,118 24 9 8,728
2007 7,497 27 9 8,640
2006 6,767 33 7 10,215
2005 6,088 39 17 4,943
2004 5,401 53 21 4,201
2003 4,434 69 6 10,351
2002 3,834 79 < 5 --
2001 3,195 103 < 5 --
2000 2,733 124 < 5 --
1999 2,123 152 < 5 --
1998 1,751 169 < 5 --
1997 1,355 220 < 5 --
1996 1,092 261 < 5 --
1995 852 320 < 5 --
1994 647 391 < 5 --
1993 556 450 < 5 --
1992 523 471 < 5 --
1991 470 503 < 5 --
1990 396 584 < 5 --
1989 416 546 6 7,532
1988 399 548 < 5 --
1987 309 623 < 5 --
1986 292 634 < 5 --
1985 241 716 < 5 --
1984 224 732 < 5 --
1983 206 778 < 5 --
1982 206 788 < 5 --
1981 223 739 < 5 --
1980 187 835 < 5 --
1979 150 966 < 5 --
1978 111 1,151 < 5 --
1977 107 1,163 < 5 --
1976 133 960 < 5 --
1975 122 1,002 < 5 --
1974 107 1,091 < 5 --
1973 103 1,101 < 5 --
1972 140 900 < 5 --
1971 122 1,016 < 5 --
1970 126 992 < 5 --
1969 116 1,006 < 5 --
1968 99 1,062 < 5 --
1967 94 1,078 < 5 --
1966 112 963 < 5 --
1965 94 1,081 < 5 --
1964 133 906 < 5 --
1963 123 955 < 5 --
1962 119 983 < 5 --
1961 128 956 < 5 --
1960 127 948 < 5 --
1959 127 930 < 5 --
1958 149 831 < 5 --
1957 149 834 < 5 --
1956 159 781 < 5 --
1955 164 742 < 5 --
1954 144 781 < 5 --
1953 130 807 < 5 --
1952 134 773 < 5 --
1951 134 762 < 5 --
1950 135 741 < 5 --
1949 131 749 < 5 --
1948 139 712 < 5 --
1947 138 729 < 5 --
1946 122 737 < 5 --
1945 142 607 < 5 --
1944 154 593 < 5 --
1943 160 596 < 5 --
1942 173 562 < 5 --
1941 166 547 < 5 --
1940 186 509 < 5 --
1939 168 518 < 5 --
1938 195 475 < 5 --
1937 178 492 < 5 --
1936 202 449 < 5 --
1935 210 445 < 5 --
1934 216 442 5 3,984
1933 242 412 < 5 --
1932 245 420 < 5 --
1931 268 398 < 5 --
1930 304 389 < 5 --
1929 302 387 < 5 --
1928 346 370 < 5 --
1927 365 355 5 4,537
1926 344 362 < 5 --
1925 363 360 < 5 --
1924 409 332 < 5 --
1923 418 317 < 5 --
1922 418 317 < 5 --
1921 407 326 < 5 --
1920 386 331 < 5 --
1919 368 332 < 5 --
1918 388 326 < 5 --
1917 330 347 < 5 --
1916 373 313 < 5 --
1915 343 321 < 5 --
1914 252 331 < 5 --
1913 212 330 < 5 --
1912 245 291 < 5 --
1911 130 351 < 5 --
1910 154 310 < 5 --
1909 109 344 < 5 --
1908 102 357 < 5 --
1907 104 342 < 5 --
1906 82 378 < 5 --
1905 134 287 < 5 --
1904 105 317 < 5 --
1903 95 319 < 5 --
1902 99 316 < 5 --
1901 89 319 < 5 --
1900 126 292 < 5 --
1899 115 267 < 5 --
1898 92 326 < 5 --
1897 113 269 < 5 --
1896 100 292 < 5 --
1895 101 280 < 5 --
1894 108 265 < 5 --
1893 83 296 < 5 --
1892 98 268 < 5 --
1891 73 294 < 5 --
1890 96 255 < 5 --
1889 84 257 < 5 --
1888 102 229 < 5 --
1887 59 275 < 5 --
1886 75 239 < 5 --
1885 88 201 < 5 --
1884 60 252 < 5 --
1883 62 231 < 5 --
1882 63 215 < 5 --
1881 46 231 < 5 --
1880 41 241 < 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.