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Louise Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Louise?

Ranking 800th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Louise is less frequently given.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #17 for the first time in 1912 and as recently as 1914.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 9,180 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Louise in any given year was 90 in 2006.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Louise occurred roughly during the years 1885-1888, 1897-1900, 1906-1915, and 2009-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1935, 1942-1945, 1946-1951, 1952-1967, 1968-1974, and 1990-1994.

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

How popular will Louise be?

Louise's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Louise has risen.

The name Louise still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Louise (Girl)Louise (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 339 800 < 5 --
2017 338 805 < 5 --
2016 313 892 < 5 --
2015 242 1,081 < 5 --
2014 200 1,220 < 5 --
2013 196 1,228 < 5 --
2012 153 1,477 < 5 --
2011 124 1,698 < 5 --
2010 150 1,496 < 5 --
2009 102 2,025 < 5 --
2008 108 1,956 < 5 --
2007 107 1,930 < 5 --
2006 90 2,159 < 5 --
2005 92 2,044 < 5 --
2004 94 1,979 < 5 --
2003 112 1,705 < 5 --
2002 110 1,675 < 5 --
2001 108 1,677 9 7,269
2000 112 1,582 < 5 --
1999 117 1,481 < 5 --
1998 98 1,653 7 8,111
1997 111 1,484 < 5 --
1996 94 1,634 < 5 --
1995 113 1,438 < 5 --
1994 111 1,437 < 5 --
1993 135 1,267 < 5 --
1992 147 1,191 7 7,123
1991 187 999 < 5 --
1990 182 1,000 < 5 --
1989 156 1,083 13 4,187
1988 160 1,019 5 8,037
1987 169 957 12 3,876
1986 162 974 7 5,698
1985 194 839 11 3,944
1984 209 774 14 3,205
1983 199 794 12 3,542
1982 255 689 11 3,835
1981 225 734 6 5,953
1980 235 714 8 4,773
1979 209 770 9 4,261
1978 200 773 5 6,398
1977 208 740 < 5 --
1976 204 719 8 4,255
1975 228 668 12 3,171
1974 230 662 12 3,064
1973 313 535 < 5 --
1972 341 508 9 3,508
1971 443 460 6 4,717
1970 541 416 < 5 --
1969 602 382 11 2,794
1968 620 359 15 2,155
1967 659 349 9 2,902
1966 875 287 13 2,292
1965 944 284 12 2,425
1964 1,147 264 14 2,270
1963 1,319 239 11 2,624
1962 1,400 228 12 2,453
1961 1,539 218 8 3,255
1960 1,786 199 7 3,533
1959 1,963 184 13 2,368
1958 2,007 182 7 3,455
1957 2,310 166 13 2,338
1956 2,240 165 14 2,221
1955 2,430 147 15 2,098
1954 2,690 138 18 1,868
1953 2,965 125 16 2,005
1952 2,978 122 28 1,447
1951 3,012 117 22 1,627
1950 3,253 109 14 2,080
1949 3,425 104 19 1,735
1948 3,683 99 27 1,418
1947 4,050 99 13 2,217
1946 3,925 91 20 1,627
1945 3,514 78 22 1,429
1944 3,840 69 13 2,046
1943 4,043 70 18 1,743
1942 4,341 61 31 1,266
1941 3,911 62 33 1,164
1940 3,925 59 35 1,122
1939 3,958 59 25 1,347
1938 4,067 59 32 1,161
1937 4,382 48 39 1,028
1936 4,353 46 48 889
1935 4,566 44 44 962
1934 4,973 40 50 893
1933 5,080 39 38 1,067
1932 5,642 36 51 907
1931 5,895 33 45 992
1930 6,942 31 52 938
1929 6,904 31 59 867
1928 7,053 31 58 881
1927 7,700 27 57 907
1926 7,983 27 52 951
1925 8,273 27 41 1,102
1924 8,853 24 58 923
1923 8,884 22 44 1,080
1922 8,886 22 43 1,081
1921 9,180 22 41 1,117
1920 9,179 19 47 1,014
1919 8,812 20 43 1,042
1918 9,110 18 34 1,206
1917 8,584 19 48 929
1916 8,630 18 33 1,147
1915 8,313 18 38 1,048
1914 6,648 17 27 1,117
1913 5,577 17 26 982
1912 5,116 17 33 764
1911 3,725 19 18 780
1910 3,457 20 29 529
1909 3,019 19 10 992
1908 2,937 18 14 729
1907 2,619 21 9 970
1906 2,307 24 12 734
1905 2,367 23 14 654
1904 2,136 28 10 791
1903 1,935 31 10 762
1902 1,832 36 9 837
1901 1,640 36 5 1,149
1900 2,070 35 15 668
1899 1,536 40 11 643
1898 1,693 42 8 855
1897 1,563 41 5 1,166
1896 1,531 42 13 616
1895 1,582 37 10 729
1894 1,571 37 10 705
1893 1,447 37 12 593
1892 1,446 38 7 915
1891 1,333 37 < 5 --
1890 1,472 31 9 711
1889 1,283 38 6 941
1888 1,334 33 9 734
1887 1,088 35 12 533
1886 1,061 37 < 5 --
1885 956 39 < 5 --
1884 962 35 5 1,064
1883 847 38 7 771
1882 813 34 7 803
1881 617 42 5 957
1880 635 37 < 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.