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Maria Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Maria?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Maria, ranked the 116th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #31 for the first time in 1973 and as recently as 1975.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1964 with 10,142 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Maria in any given year was 120 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1885-1888, 1889-1892, 1906-1920, 1921-1925, 1940-1947, 1950-1954, 1958-1964, and 1987-1990, the name Maria took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1933, and 2009-2013.

Maria's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Maria has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Maria?

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

The name Maria 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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   Maria (Girl)Maria (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 2,595 116 < 5 --
2017 2,707 111 5 13,492
2016 2,803 113 7 10,329
2015 2,825 109 6 11,582
2014 2,769 114 6 11,611
2013 2,816 111 5 13,327
2012 3,031 101 6 11,719
2011 3,217 92 7 10,343
2010 3,416 86 13 6,586
2009 4,136 70 14 6,299
2008 4,585 63 13 6,630
2007 5,124 53 14 6,144
2006 5,599 46 13 6,334
2005 5,595 46 26 3,678
2004 5,753 42 29 3,333
2003 6,089 42 19 4,369
2002 6,382 40 25 3,521
2001 6,840 41 15 5,052
2000 6,854 41 16 4,713
1999 7,030 39 30 2,839
1998 6,817 43 24 3,259
1997 7,311 38 37 2,291
1996 7,594 37 35 2,320
1995 6,999 44 47 1,855
1994 6,751 47 41 2,031
1993 6,972 45 65 1,454
1992 7,084 45 59 1,519
1991 7,132 45 93 1,140
1990 7,182 47 103 1,045
1989 6,335 56 111 972
1988 5,707 60 100 965
1987 5,672 53 97 958
1986 6,132 49 96 935
1985 6,009 52 94 941
1984 6,126 50 86 955
1983 6,846 43 72 1,044
1982 7,342 42 116 825
1981 7,674 40 92 938
1980 7,863 36 74 1,053
1979 7,329 37 86 956
1978 7,012 36 65 1,085
1977 7,088 36 57 1,167
1976 7,347 34 59 1,108
1975 7,524 31 78 928
1974 7,792 31 60 1,071
1973 7,653 31 64 1,010
1972 7,703 32 59 1,055
1971 8,119 37 54 1,120
1970 8,677 39 62 1,038
1969 8,385 40 67 938
1968 8,379 41 45 1,126
1967 8,868 42 55 983
1966 9,118 44 55 987
1965 9,473 46 43 1,151
1964 10,142 41 49 1,090
1963 9,831 43 35 1,334
1962 9,089 49 41 1,223
1961 7,937 57 38 1,294
1960 7,528 59 41 1,231
1959 7,244 62 50 1,096
1958 6,894 65 32 1,385
1957 6,774 71 42 1,213
1956 6,732 73 25 1,591
1955 6,206 69 43 1,147
1954 6,587 65 36 1,260
1953 5,989 68 40 1,180
1952 5,694 72 31 1,366
1951 5,233 75 26 1,477
1950 5,077 73 25 1,486
1949 5,121 72 44 1,068
1948 4,814 75 36 1,210
1947 4,710 79 29 1,386
1946 3,962 88 26 1,400
1945 3,311 86 29 1,238
1944 3,363 80 17 1,713
1943 2,864 103 25 1,422
1942 2,817 97 35 1,184
1941 2,468 102 30 1,225
1940 2,135 119 34 1,149
1939 2,077 119 39 1,026
1938 2,011 122 35 1,103
1937 1,953 121 25 1,361
1936 1,980 120 29 1,238
1935 1,992 117 42 986
1934 1,992 115 25 1,375
1933 1,861 123 30 1,220
1932 2,042 120 31 1,227
1931 2,186 109 37 1,123
1930 2,541 99 55 905
1929 2,538 100 42 1,069
1928 2,561 105 38 1,160
1927 2,593 107 50 996
1926 2,350 115 26 1,451
1925 2,360 115 33 1,273
1924 2,292 119 25 1,555
1923 1,999 133 21 1,734
1922 1,929 132 25 1,531
1921 2,028 129 29 1,406
1920 1,935 130 22 1,673
1919 1,678 138 20 1,736
1918 1,544 147 7 3,586
1917 1,441 146 10 2,656
1916 1,261 159 15 2,014
1915 1,286 146 16 1,850
1914 1,117 135 8 2,568
1913 909 133 9 2,036
1912 828 133 7 2,171
1911 646 129 7 1,484
1910 621 132 < 5 --
1909 544 130 < 5 --
1908 480 142 < 5 --
1907 490 136 < 5 --
1906 388 154 < 5 --
1905 430 139 < 5 --
1904 393 144 < 5 --
1903 379 144 < 5 --
1902 331 156 < 5 --
1901 350 141 < 5 --
1900 389 150 < 5 --
1899 266 168 < 5 --
1898 329 155 < 5 --
1897 304 152 < 5 --
1896 312 151 < 5 --
1895 295 153 < 5 --
1894 309 139 < 5 --
1893 255 156 < 5 --
1892 301 135 < 5 --
1891 248 143 < 5 --
1890 247 142 < 5 --
1889 238 143 < 5 --
1888 239 138 < 5 --
1887 203 133 < 5 --
1886 180 142 < 5 --
1885 175 138 < 5 --
1884 190 129 < 5 --
1883 141 139 < 5 --
1882 121 147 < 5 --
1881 120 132 < 5 --
1880 125 131 < 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.