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Margaret Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Margaret?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Margaret, ranked the 127th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Margaret has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #3 for the first time in 1891 and as recently as 1911.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 28,467 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Margaret was 1,578 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1883-1888, 1889-1900, 1901-1918, and 1941-1947, the name Margaret took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1921-1933, 1947-1972, 1973-1976, and 2000-2008 were years of successive downward movement.

Margaret's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Margaret lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Margaret?

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

The name Margaret is favored by many parents and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Margaret is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Margaret (Girl)Margaret (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 2,312 127 < 5 --
2017 2,253 132 < 5 --
2016 2,214 139 < 5 --
2015 2,105 155 < 5 --
2014 1,950 169 < 5 --
2013 1,774 180 < 5 --
2012 1,777 176 6 11,718
2011 1,699 186 < 5 --
2010 1,698 182 < 5 --
2009 1,764 188 < 5 --
2008 1,863 178 < 5 --
2007 2,025 173 < 5 --
2006 2,188 160 < 5 --
2005 2,311 151 < 5 --
2004 2,435 133 7 9,573
2003 2,624 128 5 12,062
2002 2,675 129 < 5 --
2001 2,895 118 < 5 --
2000 3,121 110 < 5 --
1999 2,958 110 < 5 --
1998 2,961 114 7 8,131
1997 2,967 110 < 5 --
1996 3,104 105 6 8,601
1995 3,221 104 11 5,379
1994 3,104 106 7 7,468
1993 3,168 102 < 5 --
1992 3,240 102 8 6,471
1991 3,195 108 10 5,358
1990 3,370 102 17 3,549
1989 3,285 97 34 2,094
1988 3,139 93 13 3,817
1987 3,145 90 11 4,138
1986 3,082 89 10 4,342
1985 3,071 90 16 3,032
1984 3,040 92 15 3,046
1983 2,944 92 17 2,748
1982 2,997 97 14 3,222
1981 2,791 107 13 3,341
1980 2,860 105 17 2,799
1979 2,831 108 9 4,266
1978 2,630 110 11 3,530
1977 2,624 111 12 3,308
1976 2,669 103 6 5,360
1975 2,951 98 13 3,016
1974 3,088 95 10 3,474
1973 3,168 94 13 2,813
1972 3,285 95 16 2,386
1971 4,002 86 12 2,916
1970 4,704 80 18 2,186
1969 5,044 73 20 1,895
1968 5,438 63 17 2,006
1967 6,227 58 27 1,494
1966 6,960 55 26 1,532
1965 7,792 52 24 1,614
1964 9,106 49 20 1,830
1963 9,304 46 19 1,874
1962 10,076 43 40 1,240
1961 10,548 40 38 1,293
1960 11,366 36 29 1,506
1959 11,572 36 24 1,651
1958 12,311 31 30 1,438
1957 13,009 29 43 1,192
1956 13,918 25 28 1,498
1955 14,436 24 36 1,269
1954 15,228 21 27 1,488
1953 16,200 20 34 1,298
1952 17,097 21 26 1,505
1951 17,692 17 36 1,235
1950 18,109 15 32 1,281
1949 19,451 14 41 1,106
1948 18,874 13 40 1,138
1947 20,100 16 48 1,046
1946 18,132 17 42 1,071
1945 15,683 15 37 1,067
1944 16,318 14 40 1,048
1943 17,150 14 61 853
1942 16,550 14 64 810
1941 15,698 12 50 901
1940 15,058 11 66 764
1939 14,952 10 66 741
1938 15,330 9 65 760
1937 15,143 10 68 739
1936 14,594 9 81 649
1935 14,725 8 72 722
1934 15,144 8 64 774
1933 15,239 7 59 806
1932 16,549 7 88 646
1931 17,333 7 75 699
1930 18,354 5 70 768
1929 19,206 5 76 721
1928 20,295 5 87 681
1927 21,964 5 87 699
1926 23,070 5 91 661
1925 24,463 5 80 727
1924 26,549 5 88 701
1923 26,133 4 52 959
1922 26,865 4 34 1,253
1921 28,467 4 53 966
1920 27,996 4 50 982
1919 26,237 4 58 872
1918 27,139 4 61 849
1917 25,560 4 58 843
1916 24,953 4 54 862
1915 23,054 4 53 850
1914 17,763 4 46 785
1913 14,486 4 38 772
1912 12,536 4 46 604
1911 9,279 3 28 582
1910 8,226 3 31 508
1909 7,359 3 30 466
1908 6,976 3 24 518
1907 6,713 3 33 392
1906 6,096 3 16 606
1905 5,690 3 13 690
1904 5,302 4 20 485
1903 5,046 4 23 425
1902 5,011 4 22 450
1901 4,424 4 21 417
1900 5,304 4 16 641
1899 4,249 4 13 572
1898 4,696 4 16 533
1897 4,146 4 9 766
1896 4,050 4 8 871
1895 3,931 4 9 777
1894 3,700 3 15 532
1893 3,565 4 14 524
1892 3,435 4 12 626
1891 3,065 3 12 548
1890 3,100 4 15 501
1889 2,917 4 13 539
1888 2,904 5 10 680
1887 2,419 5 13 504
1886 2,275 6 8 735
1885 2,204 5 11 593
1884 2,142 6 10 645
1883 1,881 6 13 509
1882 1,821 6 7 806
1881 1,658 5 9 630
1880 1,578 6 < 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.