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Mara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Mara?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Mara, ranked the 681st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Mara has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #539 in 1990 with 442 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Mara was less than 5, most recently in 1913.

Approximately during the years 1922-1925, 1931-1935, 1940-1943, 1944-1954, 1966-1970, 1985-1989, and 2011-2014 the name Mara took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

Mara's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. however, the number of children named Mara lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Mara?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Mara still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Mara (Girl)Mara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 428 681 < 5 --
2017 438 669 < 5 --
2016 425 686 < 5 --
2015 381 739 < 5 --
2014 409 692 < 5 --
2013 365 744 < 5 --
2012 334 803 < 5 --
2011 312 846 < 5 --
2010 308 867 < 5 --
2009 376 755 < 5 --
2008 355 811 < 5 --
2007 389 752 < 5 --
2006 415 683 < 5 --
2005 415 671 < 5 --
2004 427 641 < 5 --
2003 415 640 < 5 --
2002 421 608 < 5 --
2001 405 622 < 5 --
2000 418 606 < 5 --
1999 363 645 < 5 --
1998 411 590 < 5 --
1997 412 568 < 5 --
1996 393 584 < 5 --
1995 350 625 < 5 --
1994 370 606 < 5 --
1993 375 611 < 5 --
1992 371 613 < 5 --
1991 400 578 < 5 --
1990 442 539 < 5 --
1989 410 554 5 8,738
1988 331 605 < 5 --
1987 269 688 < 5 --
1986 204 824 < 5 --
1985 203 811 < 5 --
1984 230 718 < 5 --
1983 241 709 6 5,953
1982 239 726 5 6,981
1981 235 711 < 5 --
1980 261 673 < 5 --
1979 242 699 < 5 --
1978 273 620 < 5 --
1977 236 668 < 5 --
1976 286 573 < 5 --
1975 237 647 < 5 --
1974 226 667 < 5 --
1973 242 627 < 5 --
1972 270 593 < 5 --
1971 267 626 < 5 --
1970 286 608 < 5 --
1969 258 619 < 5 --
1968 221 654 < 5 --
1967 227 638 < 5 --
1966 186 725 < 5 --
1965 194 707 < 5 --
1964 180 772 < 5 --
1963 171 793 < 5 --
1962 168 810 < 5 --
1961 186 767 < 5 --
1960 152 844 < 5 --
1959 138 885 < 5 --
1958 168 773 < 5 --
1957 150 829 < 5 --
1956 180 719 < 5 --
1955 163 744 < 5 --
1954 176 702 < 5 --
1953 113 892 < 5 --
1952 126 809 < 5 --
1951 106 874 < 5 --
1950 94 921 < 5 --
1949 53 1,258 < 5 --
1948 38 1,509 < 5 --
1947 50 1,295 < 5 --
1946 31 1,608 < 5 --
1945 33 1,408 < 5 --
1944 27 1,591 < 5 --
1943 29 1,574 < 5 --
1942 23 1,787 < 5 --
1941 23 1,678 < 5 --
1940 19 1,874 < 5 --
1939 24 1,572 < 5 --
1938 8 3,349 < 5 --
1937 13 2,398 < 5 --
1936 22 1,624 < 5 --
1935 20 1,754 < 5 --
1934 11 2,667 < 5 --
1933 12 2,493 < 5 --
1932 12 2,589 < 5 --
1931 10 2,906 < 5 --
1930 13 2,506 < 5 --
1929 13 2,522 < 5 --
1928 15 2,342 < 5 --
1927 13 2,643 < 5 --
1926 16 2,316 < 5 --
1925 18 2,160 < 5 --
1924 15 2,472 < 5 --
1923 10 3,267 < 5 --
1922 8 3,879 < 5 --
1921 15 2,451 < 5 --
1920 7 4,239 < 5 --
1919 10 3,133 < 5 --
1918 13 2,614 < 5 --
1917 12 2,646 < 5 --
1916 7 3,779 < 5 --
1915 7 3,658 < 5 --
1914 5 3,976 < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 5 3,260 < 5 --
1911 8 1,887 < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 6 1,384 < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.