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Linda Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Linda?

Ranking 708th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, 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 99,686 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. however, the number of children named Linda lately has remained about the same.

The name Linda still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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
2017 404 708 < 5 --
2016 436 667 < 5 --
2015 425 670 < 5 --
2014 470 614 < 5 --
2013 443 634 < 5 --
2012 448 637 < 5 --
2011 489 590 < 5 --
2010 477 617 < 5 --
2009 551 553 < 5 --
2008 613 507 < 5 --
2007 660 492 < 5 --
2006 700 451 < 5 --
2005 749 416 < 5 --
2004 727 419 < 5 --
2003 741 410 < 5 --
2002 769 383 < 5 --
2001 837 354 < 5 --
2000 850 357 < 5 --
1999 900 336 < 5 --
1998 971 313 < 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 7,293
1992 1,580 192 12 4,748
1991 1,608 187 10 5,336
1990 1,659 175 11 4,874
1989 1,843 157 17 3,392
1988 1,844 155 9 5,046
1987 1,930 142 15 3,283
1986 1,952 148 21 2,577
1985 2,113 138 12 3,712
1984 2,334 119 12 3,587
1983 2,474 119 24 2,180
1982 2,787 107 19 2,566
1981 2,731 111 15 2,971
1980 2,805 110 18 2,680
1979 2,739 114 16 2,852
1978 2,935 100 15 2,871
1977 2,909 99 22 2,176
1976 3,140 90 12 3,184
1975 3,523 81 20 2,257
1974 4,081 75 21 2,091
1973 4,730 61 20 2,082
1972 5,743 51 33 1,493
1971 7,375 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 13,198 26 33 1,327
1966 15,561 18 53 1,001
1965 19,335 8 63 933
1964 23,635 8 93 782
1963 27,717 5 85 824
1962 31,466 5 85 829
1961 35,577 4 86 828
1960 37,314 3 96 783
1959 40,410 3 122 699
1958 41,898 3 96 758
1957 44,500 3 118 701
1956 48,065 3 107 712
1955 51,291 3 104 716
1954 55,381 2 116 672
1953 61,275 2 114 669
1952 67,088 1 137 605
1951 73,972 1 125 632
1950 80,432 1 130 601
1949 91,016 1 169 511
1948 96,209 1 208 462
1947 99,686 1 215 459
1946 52,711 2 115 601
1945 41,461 2 111 577
1944 38,411 3 114 576
1943 38,438 4 137 539
1942 31,611 4 121 559
1941 23,720 5 80 686
1940 18,368 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 786 216 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 3,999
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.