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Loretta Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Loretta?

Ranking 1,085th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Loretta is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Loretta has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #62 in 1938 with 3,911 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Loretta was 41 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Loretta occurred roughly during the years 1880-1896, 1907-1916, 1927-1930, 1931-1938, and 2013-2016, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1961-1965, 1966-1978, 1981-1984, 1986-1992, and 1998-2001.

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

How popular will Loretta be?

Loretta's popularity has steadily increased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Loretta for their newborn has risen.

The name Loretta is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Loretta has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Loretta (Girl)Loretta (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 229 1,085 < 5 --
2017 228 1,103 < 5 --
2016 239 1,084 < 5 --
2015 217 1,165 < 5 --
2014 178 1,328 < 5 --
2013 119 1,738 < 5 --
2012 122 1,709 < 5 --
2011 109 1,846 < 5 --
2010 96 2,067 < 5 --
2009 84 2,326 < 5 --
2008 109 1,937 < 5 --
2007 104 1,979 < 5 --
2006 112 1,828 < 5 --
2005 103 1,887 < 5 --
2004 89 2,054 < 5 --
2003 80 2,179 < 5 --
2002 75 2,214 < 5 --
2001 75 2,180 < 5 --
2000 92 1,857 < 5 --
1999 102 1,640 < 5 --
1998 102 1,603 < 5 --
1997 109 1,501 < 5 --
1996 139 1,259 < 5 --
1995 123 1,342 < 5 --
1994 135 1,267 < 5 --
1993 137 1,255 < 5 --
1992 141 1,238 < 5 --
1991 184 1,010 < 5 --
1990 207 920 < 5 --
1989 201 907 < 5 --
1988 251 747 < 5 --
1987 269 687 < 5 --
1986 297 627 < 5 --
1985 287 646 < 5 --
1984 309 587 < 5 --
1983 347 540 < 5 --
1982 413 493 < 5 --
1981 487 438 5 6,886
1980 418 494 < 5 --
1979 497 422 < 5 --
1978 482 420 < 5 --
1977 570 374 < 5 --
1976 671 333 < 5 --
1975 777 301 < 5 --
1974 956 265 < 5 --
1973 972 257 < 5 --
1972 1,048 258 < 5 --
1971 1,302 229 5 5,363
1970 1,364 231 5 5,156
1969 1,543 204 7 3,804
1968 1,625 194 8 3,265
1967 1,803 177 5 4,320
1966 1,899 175 11 2,564
1965 1,840 185 5 4,238
1964 2,228 174 8 3,181
1963 2,507 161 5 4,404
1962 2,511 160 11 2,605
1961 2,926 148 7 3,549
1960 3,190 138 13 2,383
1959 3,157 136 16 2,079
1958 3,311 132 7 3,454
1957 3,346 131 8 3,160
1956 3,407 126 9 2,891
1955 3,430 123 11 2,518
1954 3,243 125 7 3,328
1953 2,667 137 < 5 --
1952 2,615 136 6 3,589
1951 2,490 135 8 2,976
1950 2,720 120 7 3,207
1949 2,776 117 < 5 --
1948 2,868 115 6 3,535
1947 3,000 113 8 3,005
1946 2,892 111 10 2,489
1945 2,658 107 8 2,677
1944 2,747 98 9 2,563
1943 3,169 89 5 3,841
1942 3,406 79 11 2,341
1941 3,100 81 15 1,865
1940 3,502 69 11 2,263
1939 3,771 65 16 1,766
1938 3,911 62 18 1,659
1937 3,671 63 13 2,054
1936 3,322 70 17 1,697
1935 3,368 69 14 1,997
1934 2,977 83 14 1,984
1933 2,704 87 21 1,522
1932 2,748 89 10 2,563
1931 2,579 96 9 2,790
1930 2,483 105 13 2,250
1929 1,938 127 13 2,271
1928 1,996 123 10 2,768
1927 2,018 127 5 4,548
1926 2,108 126 6 4,010
1925 2,255 122 9 3,052
1924 2,261 124 8 3,399
1923 2,143 124 < 5 --
1922 2,095 125 6 4,123
1921 2,134 122 5 4,713
1920 2,122 120 < 5 --
1919 2,067 118 6 3,991
1918 2,051 116 < 5 --
1917 1,970 114 < 5 --
1916 1,903 113 7 3,373
1915 1,810 115 5 4,160
1914 1,323 122 6 3,113
1913 1,074 118 < 5 --
1912 978 119 6 2,449
1911 739 118 7 1,480
1910 655 124 < 5 --
1909 573 123 < 5 --
1908 566 119 < 5 --
1907 520 127 < 5 --
1906 520 121 < 5 --
1905 527 121 < 5 --
1904 506 116 < 5 --
1903 505 114 < 5 --
1902 461 124 < 5 --
1901 438 118 < 5 --
1900 535 121 < 5 --
1899 410 121 < 5 --
1898 454 118 < 5 --
1897 406 123 < 5 --
1896 391 122 < 5 --
1895 365 126 < 5 --
1894 330 131 < 5 --
1893 323 133 < 5 --
1892 263 153 < 5 --
1891 212 159 < 5 --
1890 228 156 < 5 --
1889 172 170 < 5 --
1888 157 178 < 5 --
1887 134 174 < 5 --
1886 141 165 < 5 --
1885 91 198 < 5 --
1884 94 188 < 5 --
1883 76 197 < 5 --
1882 72 195 < 5 --
1881 58 199 < 5 --
1880 41 243 < 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.