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Lydia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lydia?

Ranking 89th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lydia is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #75 was reached in 1883.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2014 with 3,640 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Lydia in any given year was 299 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1911-1915, 1944-1948, 1950-1953, 1978-1984, 1986-1990, 1991-2002, and 2009-2014 the name Lydia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Currently, the name is at a very high point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Lydia be?

For a number of years, the name Lydia has been moving upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Lydia has remained about the same.

The name Lydia is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Lydia (Girl)Lydia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 3,184 89 < 5 --
2017 3,327 85 7 10,335
2016 3,613 80 < 5 --
2015 3,498 80 < 5 --
2014 3,640 84 < 5 --
2013 3,256 96 5 13,281
2012 3,168 95 < 5 --
2011 3,084 96 < 5 --
2010 2,833 111 6 11,642
2009 2,824 118 < 5 --
2008 2,870 120 < 5 --
2007 2,767 124 < 5 --
2006 2,662 130 5 13,247
2005 2,770 119 7 9,740
2004 2,623 126 16 5,153
2003 2,631 127 < 5 --
2002 2,502 137 < 5 --
2001 2,356 140 < 5 --
2000 2,311 148 < 5 --
1999 2,174 148 < 5 --
1998 2,066 153 < 5 --
1997 1,935 160 < 5 --
1996 1,812 173 < 5 --
1995 1,755 171 < 5 --
1994 1,602 188 < 5 --
1993 1,421 206 < 5 --
1992 1,412 203 < 5 --
1991 1,378 214 < 5 --
1990 1,405 204 < 5 --
1989 1,261 217 5 8,723
1988 1,174 221 < 5 --
1987 1,208 219 10 4,447
1986 1,127 229 13 3,571
1985 1,219 212 < 5 --
1984 1,200 217 8 4,811
1983 1,023 239 5 6,902
1982 1,053 240 5 6,967
1981 938 268 < 5 --
1980 863 287 5 6,872
1979 804 296 5 6,666
1978 706 325 5 6,402
1977 764 312 < 5 --
1976 746 309 < 5 --
1975 669 333 7 4,606
1974 722 316 < 5 --
1973 676 329 < 5 --
1972 754 318 7 4,262
1971 845 315 < 5 --
1970 924 307 5 5,163
1969 809 320 < 5 --
1968 863 300 < 5 --
1967 878 289 < 5 --
1966 955 273 5 4,302
1965 1,079 263 7 3,436
1964 1,183 259 < 5 --
1963 1,291 246 5 4,409
1962 1,412 226 5 4,407
1961 1,574 214 < 5 --
1960 1,669 205 6 3,908
1959 1,560 211 5 4,348
1958 1,577 207 6 3,779
1957 1,621 206 6 3,817
1956 1,547 206 5 4,261
1955 1,584 200 < 5 --
1954 1,557 197 < 5 --
1953 1,561 201 < 5 --
1952 1,327 213 < 5 --
1951 1,150 226 < 5 --
1950 1,127 223 < 5 --
1949 1,241 214 < 5 --
1948 1,222 209 < 5 --
1947 1,048 230 < 5 --
1946 886 239 < 5 --
1945 855 224 < 5 --
1944 807 233 < 5 --
1943 865 228 7 3,122
1942 854 225 5 3,872
1941 682 247 10 2,427
1940 725 235 5 3,762
1939 680 240 5 3,785
1938 677 242 < 5 --
1937 687 238 9 2,607
1936 688 237 7 3,053
1935 669 243 10 2,479
1934 632 248 < 5 --
1933 667 237 < 5 --
1932 630 246 < 5 --
1931 646 235 < 5 --
1930 687 233 5 4,337
1929 745 223 5 4,330
1928 815 219 5 4,501
1927 876 217 7 3,661
1926 813 223 < 5 --
1925 954 207 < 5 --
1924 912 214 5 4,723
1923 966 204 < 5 --
1922 1,025 199 < 5 --
1921 1,052 197 < 5 --
1920 1,118 185 5 4,697
1919 1,059 186 < 5 --
1918 1,148 180 < 5 --
1917 1,180 169 < 5 --
1916 1,148 168 < 5 --
1915 1,086 170 < 5 --
1914 839 168 < 5 --
1913 759 154 < 5 --
1912 701 152 < 5 --
1911 568 142 < 5 --
1910 537 152 < 5 --
1909 503 142 < 5 --
1908 499 140 < 5 --
1907 512 131 < 5 --
1906 477 132 < 5 --
1905 518 123 < 5 --
1904 545 112 < 5 --
1903 502 116 < 5 --
1902 535 112 5 1,244
1901 507 103 < 5 --
1900 644 104 < 5 --
1899 566 97 < 5 --
1898 677 88 < 5 --
1897 642 83 < 5 --
1896 580 91 < 5 --
1895 656 85 < 5 --
1894 618 85 < 5 --
1893 598 81 < 5 --
1892 522 93 < 5 --
1891 507 86 < 5 --
1890 576 78 < 5 --
1889 496 83 < 5 --
1888 472 85 < 5 --
1887 448 76 < 5 --
1886 392 87 < 5 --
1885 404 77 < 5 --
1884 369 80 < 5 --
1883 378 75 < 5 --
1882 342 76 < 5 --
1881 299 77 < 5 --
1880 302 77 < 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.