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Linda Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Linda?

Ranking 726th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Linda is less frequently given.

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

Position 1, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1947 and as recently as 1952.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 99,689 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Linda was 27 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Linda occurred roughly during the years 1880-1883, 1884-1888, 1897-1900, 1909-1915, 1919-1923, and 1929-1947, whereas 1948-1977, 1981-1986, 1987-1990, 1991-1996, and 2006-2010 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Linda be?

The popularity trend for Linda has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Linda lately has dropped.

The name Linda still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Linda is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Linda (Girl)Linda (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 389 726 < 5 --
2017 405 708 < 5 --
2016 437 667 < 5 --
2015 428 666 < 5 --
2014 470 614 < 5 --
2013 443 634 < 5 --
2012 449 635 < 5 --
2011 489 590 < 5 --
2010 478 617 < 5 --
2009 551 553 < 5 --
2008 613 507 < 5 --
2007 661 492 < 5 --
2006 700 451 < 5 --
2005 750 416 < 5 --
2004 727 419 < 5 --
2003 741 410 < 5 --
2002 770 383 < 5 --
2001 838 354 < 5 --
2000 851 357 < 5 --
1999 900 336 < 5 --
1998 972 313 < 5 --
1997 1,098 264 < 5 --
1996 987 293 < 5 --
1995 1,234 231 < 5 --
1994 1,283 221 11 5,305
1993 1,488 198 7 7,292
1992 1,581 191 12 4,748
1991 1,608 187 10 5,337
1990 1,659 175 11 4,875
1989 1,844 157 17 3,393
1988 1,844 155 9 5,048
1987 1,930 142 15 3,285
1986 1,952 148 21 2,577
1985 2,113 138 12 3,713
1984 2,334 119 12 3,586
1983 2,474 119 24 2,180
1982 2,789 107 19 2,567
1981 2,731 111 15 2,973
1980 2,805 110 18 2,680
1979 2,739 114 16 2,852
1978 2,933 100 15 2,871
1977 2,909 99 22 2,177
1976 3,139 90 12 3,183
1975 3,525 81 20 2,258
1974 4,081 75 21 2,091
1973 4,730 61 20 2,083
1972 5,745 51 33 1,493
1971 7,374 42 27 1,730
1970 8,730 38 39 1,344
1969 10,248 33 49 1,120
1968 11,368 28 41 1,198
1967 13,197 26 33 1,327
1966 15,562 18 53 1,001
1965 19,334 8 63 933
1964 23,633 8 93 782
1963 27,719 5 85 824
1962 31,468 5 85 829
1961 35,579 4 86 828
1960 37,311 3 96 782
1959 40,403 3 122 699
1958 41,899 3 96 758
1957 44,500 3 118 701
1956 48,075 3 107 712
1955 51,288 3 104 717
1954 55,381 2 116 671
1953 61,280 2 114 667
1952 67,082 1 137 605
1951 73,978 1 125 632
1950 80,431 1 130 601
1949 91,016 1 169 511
1948 96,211 1 207 463
1947 99,689 1 216 458
1946 52,710 2 115 601
1945 41,462 2 111 577
1944 38,412 3 114 576
1943 38,439 4 137 539
1942 31,611 4 121 559
1941 23,721 5 80 686
1940 18,369 8 59 813
1939 10,714 15 44 948
1938 7,046 31 28 1,267
1937 4,380 49 19 1,610
1936 2,439 97 9 2,551
1935 1,196 165 10 2,477
1934 1,000 182 < 5 --
1933 785 216 9 2,652
1932 775 219 5 4,079
1931 534 269 < 5 --
1930 492 299 < 5 --
1929 509 289 7 3,426
1928 554 278 < 5 --
1927 516 295 < 5 --
1926 479 305 < 5 --
1925 438 320 6 3,998
1924 454 314 < 5 --
1923 423 313 < 5 --
1922 365 339 < 5 --
1921 367 341 < 5 --
1920 349 352 < 5 --
1919 282 386 < 5 --
1918 322 359 < 5 --
1917 291 370 < 5 --
1916 297 356 < 5 --
1915 290 349 < 5 --
1914 219 358 < 5 --
1913 238 307 < 5 --
1912 189 329 < 5 --
1911 130 352 < 5 --
1910 137 336 < 5 --
1909 105 354 < 5 --
1908 93 373 < 5 --
1907 102 350 < 5 --
1906 98 337 < 5 --
1905 105 330 < 5 --
1904 101 323 < 5 --
1903 90 330 < 5 --
1902 91 327 < 5 --
1901 86 327 < 5 --
1900 125 295 < 5 --
1899 98 298 < 5 --
1898 102 311 < 5 --
1897 81 327 < 5 --
1896 104 287 < 5 --
1895 96 290 < 5 --
1894 94 285 < 5 --
1893 82 301 < 5 --
1892 83 296 < 5 --
1891 78 283 < 5 --
1890 54 348 < 5 --
1889 74 279 < 5 --
1888 77 264 < 5 --
1887 50 304 < 5 --
1886 49 295 < 5 --
1885 60 257 < 5 --
1884 33 345 < 5 --
1883 49 257 < 5 --
1882 36 295 < 5 --
1881 38 265 < 5 --
1880 27 305 < 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.