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Luna Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Luna?

Ranking 37th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Luna is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Position 37, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 5,320 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Luna was less than 5, most recently in 1973.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Luna occurred roughly during the years 1905-1908, 1911-1916, 1918-1921, and 1990-2016, whereas 1927-1931 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Luna has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

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

How popular will Luna be?

The popularity trend for Luna has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Luna lately has risen dramatically.

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

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   Luna (Girl)Luna (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5,320 37 7 10,285
2016 3,663 77 6 11,574
2015 2,799 111 5 13,238
2014 2,335 143 5 13,259
2013 1,743 184 < 5 --
2012 1,412 224 < 5 --
2011 1,144 279 < 5 --
2010 941 342 7 10,328
2009 1,014 324 < 5 --
2008 806 400 < 5 --
2007 710 453 < 5 --
2006 592 512 < 5 --
2005 477 594 < 5 --
2004 369 724 < 5 --
2003 271 889 < 5 --
2002 177 1,162 < 5 --
2001 169 1,208 < 5 --
2000 144 1,323 < 5 --
1999 109 1,555 < 5 --
1998 103 1,592 < 5 --
1997 91 1,713 < 5 --
1996 69 2,029 < 5 --
1995 50 2,540 < 5 --
1994 47 2,643 < 5 --
1993 22 4,600 < 5 --
1992 22 4,620 < 5 --
1991 21 4,736 < 5 --
1990 15 6,000 < 5 --
1989 20 4,604 < 5 --
1988 16 5,209 < 5 --
1987 5 12,417 < 5 --
1986 13 5,623 < 5 --
1985 8 7,998 < 5 --
1984 11 6,124 < 5 --
1983 9 7,055 < 5 --
1982 12 5,755 < 5 --
1981 11 6,140 < 5 --
1980 10 6,577 < 5 --
1979 8 7,706 < 5 --
1978 7 8,152 < 5 --
1977 8 7,265 < 5 --
1976 8 6,994 < 5 --
1975 9 6,242 < 5 --
1974 5 9,586 < 5 --
1973 < 5 -- < 5 --
1972 11 4,967 < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- < 5 --
1970 11 4,942 < 5 --
1969 12 4,321 < 5 --
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
1967 < 5 -- < 5 --
1966 < 5 -- < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 5 7,371 < 5 --
1963 < 5 -- < 5 --
1962 6 6,277 < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 6 6,102 < 5 --
1959 < 5 -- < 5 --
1958 5 6,636 < 5 --
1957 8 4,751 < 5 --
1956 5 6,499 < 5 --
1955 < 5 -- < 5 --
1954 7 4,952 < 5 --
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 5 6,066 < 5 --
1951 8 4,236 < 5 --
1950 6 5,057 < 5 --
1949 8 4,099 < 5 --
1948 9 3,765 < 5 --
1947 < 5 -- < 5 --
1946 6 4,761 < 5 --
1945 8 3,560 < 5 --
1944 12 2,713 < 5 --
1943 10 3,174 < 5 --
1942 17 2,164 < 5 --
1941 13 2,482 < 5 --
1940 8 3,391 < 5 --
1939 12 2,513 < 5 --
1938 12 2,517 < 5 --
1937 16 2,054 < 5 --
1936 12 2,460 < 5 --
1935 19 1,818 < 5 --
1934 15 2,141 < 5 --
1933 19 1,812 < 5 --
1932 29 1,412 < 5 --
1931 18 1,923 < 5 --
1930 21 1,783 < 5 --
1929 34 1,298 < 5 --
1928 28 1,531 < 5 --
1927 38 1,292 < 5 --
1926 22 1,858 < 5 --
1925 43 1,182 < 5 --
1924 34 1,425 < 5 --
1923 56 1,010 < 5 --
1922 50 1,087 < 5 --
1921 61 950 < 5 --
1920 47 1,095 < 5 --
1919 48 1,048 5 4,551
1918 45 1,095 < 5 --
1917 49 1,007 < 5 --
1916 58 888 < 5 --
1915 39 1,088 5 4,168
1914 44 884 < 5 --
1913 34 920 < 5 --
1912 31 914 < 5 --
1911 23 915 < 5 --
1910 38 696 < 5 --
1909 27 784 < 5 --
1908 39 607 < 5 --
1907 33 662 < 5 --
1906 26 725 < 5 --
1905 30 648 < 5 --
1904 30 637 < 5 --
1903 28 637 < 5 --
1902 32 588 < 5 --
1901 23 674 < 5 --
1900 30 651 < 5 --
1899 30 559 < 5 --
1898 32 577 < 5 --
1897 36 483 < 5 --
1896 27 603 < 5 --
1895 23 653 < 5 --
1894 30 530 < 5 --
1893 27 543 < 5 --
1892 25 559 < 5 --
1891 24 531 < 5 --
1890 24 545 < 5 --
1889 19 593 < 5 --
1888 24 520 < 5 --
1887 22 483 < 5 --
1886 20 502 < 5 --
1885 15 567 < 5 --
1884 18 492 < 5 --
1883 17 474 < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 18 403 < 5 --
1880 15 444 < 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.