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Malaika Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Malaika?

In 2018 the rare name Malaika, ranked the 2,617th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Malaika would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #1,390 in 1972.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2006 with 86 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Malaika was less than 5, most recently in 1967.

Approximately during the years 1967-1972, 1987-1993, and 1998-2004, the name Malaika took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1973-1976, and 1982-1985 were years of successive downward movement.

Malaika's popularity has steadily increased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Malaika lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Malaika?

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

The name Malaika is quite distinctive but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Malaika (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 66 2,617
2017 69 2,552
2016 57 2,949
2015 63 2,786
2014 58 2,958
2013 53 3,107
2012 49 3,342
2011 62 2,821
2010 69 2,628
2009 61 2,872
2008 51 3,296
2007 69 2,669
2006 86 2,241
2005 74 2,394
2004 85 2,125
2003 72 2,334
2002 66 2,438
2001 60 2,555
2000 57 2,621
1999 47 2,878
1998 28 4,093
1997 29 3,862
1996 41 2,936
1995 34 3,332
1994 39 3,018
1993 36 3,199
1992 29 3,739
1991 20 4,923
1990 28 3,771
1989 15 5,716
1988 17 4,972
1987 18 4,594
1986 17 4,654
1985 10 6,747
1984 15 4,879
1983 16 4,595
1982 20 3,965
1981 19 4,096
1980 27 3,182
1979 29 2,965
1978 30 2,770
1977 35 2,497
1976 26 2,908
1975 36 2,308
1974 43 1,987
1973 59 1,580
1972 72 1,390
1971 56 1,654
1970 37 2,184
1969 7 6,345
1968 8 5,445
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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.