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Lucy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lucy?

Ranking 52nd in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Lucy is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #44 for the first time in 1880 and as recently as 1881.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 4,592 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lucy was 290 in 1978.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lucy occurred roughly during the years 1911-1915, 1993-2010, and 2011-2014, whereas 1932-1935, 1941-1944, 1957-1962, and 1964-1971 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Lucy be?

Lucy's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Lucy lately has risen.

The name Lucy is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Lucy (Girl)Lucy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 4,564 52 < 5 --
2016 4,592 54 < 5 --
2015 4,543 55 5 13,237
2014 4,293 61 6 11,569
2013 3,944 66 < 5 --
2012 3,810 66 < 5 --
2011 3,700 72 < 5 --
2010 3,634 75 < 5 --
2009 3,177 101 6 11,895
2008 3,068 112 < 5 --
2007 2,569 135 < 5 --
2006 2,256 153 < 5 --
2005 1,963 172 < 5 --
2004 1,637 203 9 7,934
2003 1,472 220 < 5 --
2002 1,210 260 < 5 --
2001 1,040 306 < 5 --
2000 981 323 < 5 --
1999 812 364 < 5 --
1998 700 392 < 5 --
1997 700 379 < 5 --
1996 647 405 < 5 --
1995 576 445 < 5 --
1994 536 473 < 5 --
1993 524 480 < 5 --
1992 519 475 < 5 --
1991 519 471 < 5 --
1990 551 449 7 6,879
1989 544 447 8 5,990
1988 512 443 < 5 --
1987 506 440 < 5 --
1986 499 432 6 6,406
1985 486 450 5 7,157
1984 424 481 < 5 --
1983 408 484 5 6,896
1982 468 456 < 5 --
1981 436 484 < 5 --
1980 439 480 < 5 --
1979 350 537 6 5,790
1978 290 588 < 5 --
1977 310 568 < 5 --
1976 346 516 < 5 --
1975 326 530 < 5 --
1974 384 472 < 5 --
1973 347 500 < 5 --
1972 417 450 < 5 --
1971 426 469 < 5 --
1970 504 438 < 5 --
1969 581 391 < 5 --
1968 671 337 < 5 --
1967 685 336 < 5 --
1966 754 323 6 3,764
1965 870 308 < 5 --
1964 950 299 < 5 --
1963 932 303 < 5 --
1962 1,009 287 < 5 --
1961 1,083 280 < 5 --
1960 1,132 267 < 5 --
1959 1,207 253 7 3,464
1958 1,253 241 6 3,774
1957 1,349 228 9 2,940
1956 1,363 222 < 5 --
1955 1,402 215 < 5 --
1954 1,533 200 5 4,147
1953 1,562 200 6 3,647
1952 1,415 203 5 4,072
1951 1,269 216 5 4,045
1950 1,289 207 < 5 --
1949 1,398 195 < 5 --
1948 1,343 202 < 5 --
1947 1,323 202 < 5 --
1946 1,235 194 5 3,817
1945 1,145 178 9 2,510
1944 1,207 179 5 3,728
1943 1,316 176 7 3,121
1942 1,337 173 7 3,099
1941 1,443 156 7 3,033
1940 1,381 154 10 2,425
1939 1,408 154 12 2,125
1938 1,429 154 13 2,056
1937 1,449 151 7 3,071
1936 1,446 147 6 3,394
1935 1,510 141 11 2,345
1934 1,647 134 14 1,987
1933 1,747 129 7 3,173
1932 1,830 128 15 1,969
1931 1,826 126 17 1,815
1930 2,121 119 15 2,027
1929 2,128 115 15 2,066
1928 2,321 112 22 1,631
1927 2,543 112 19 1,847
1926 2,545 106 14 2,262
1925 2,765 102 15 2,142
1924 2,979 98 22 1,705
1923 3,001 92 15 2,189
1922 2,977 93 12 2,580
1921 3,157 93 15 2,224
1920 3,018 94 16 2,102
1919 3,007 91 8 3,277
1918 3,108 90 12 2,479
1917 2,929 88 14 2,149
1916 2,877 84 11 2,481
1915 2,814 79 10 2,554
1914 2,298 73 8 2,565
1913 1,855 77 8 2,192
1912 1,636 78 5 2,761
1911 1,309 77 < 5 --
1910 1,283 75 6 1,520
1909 1,175 71 < 5 --
1908 1,118 74 8 1,078
1907 1,152 68 8 1,063
1906 1,077 69 8 974
1905 1,132 66 < 5 --
1904 1,086 66 6 1,151
1903 990 68 < 5 --
1902 1,065 65 6 1,096
1901 979 61 8 823
1900 1,246 61 5 1,423
1899 1,018 60 8 833
1898 1,144 59 5 1,237
1897 984 61 6 1,018
1896 1,074 59 5 1,199
1895 1,016 61 7 943
1894 1,077 57 6 1,030
1893 1,036 56 < 5 --
1892 1,057 55 < 5 --
1891 944 53 5 1,062
1890 973 53 < 5 --
1889 893 54 < 5 --
1888 964 51 < 5 --
1887 811 51 < 5 --
1886 817 50 < 5 --
1885 711 52 < 5 --
1884 787 47 < 5 --
1883 663 48 < 5 --
1882 673 46 < 5 --
1881 611 44 5 960
1880 590 44 < 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.