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Maria Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Maria?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Maria, ranked the 111th 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 10,140 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, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Maria has dropped.

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 but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Maria (Girl)Maria (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 2,699 111 5 13,442
2016 2,799 113 7 10,320
2015 2,824 109 6 11,580
2014 2,764 114 6 11,604
2013 2,814 112 5 13,322
2012 3,031 101 6 11,714
2011 3,216 92 7 10,340
2010 3,416 86 13 6,586
2009 4,134 70 14 6,298
2008 4,584 63 13 6,630
2007 5,122 53 14 6,144
2006 5,598 46 13 6,333
2005 5,593 46 26 3,678
2004 5,752 42 29 3,333
2003 6,088 42 19 4,368
2002 6,382 40 25 3,521
2001 6,840 41 15 5,051
2000 6,852 41 16 4,712
1999 7,029 39 30 2,839
1998 6,817 43 24 3,258
1997 7,311 38 37 2,291
1996 7,593 37 35 2,320
1995 6,998 44 47 1,855
1994 6,751 47 41 2,031
1993 6,971 45 65 1,454
1992 7,084 45 59 1,519
1991 7,129 45 93 1,140
1990 7,183 47 103 1,045
1989 6,332 56 111 972
1988 5,705 60 100 965
1987 5,671 53 97 958
1986 6,131 49 96 935
1985 6,008 52 94 941
1984 6,123 50 86 955
1983 6,845 43 72 1,043
1982 7,342 42 116 825
1981 7,674 40 92 938
1980 7,861 36 74 1,053
1979 7,328 37 86 955
1978 7,009 36 65 1,085
1977 7,084 36 57 1,167
1976 7,348 34 59 1,108
1975 7,524 31 78 928
1974 7,787 31 60 1,071
1973 7,651 31 64 1,009
1972 7,701 32 59 1,055
1971 8,118 37 54 1,121
1970 8,674 39 62 1,039
1969 8,385 40 68 930
1968 8,378 41 45 1,127
1967 8,865 42 55 983
1966 9,113 44 55 987
1965 9,471 46 43 1,151
1964 10,140 41 49 1,090
1963 9,828 43 35 1,334
1962 9,085 49 41 1,223
1961 7,936 57 38 1,294
1960 7,528 59 41 1,232
1959 7,242 62 50 1,096
1958 6,896 65 32 1,385
1957 6,769 71 42 1,212
1956 6,732 74 25 1,591
1955 6,203 69 43 1,147
1954 6,590 65 36 1,261
1953 5,982 68 40 1,178
1952 5,696 72 31 1,367
1951 5,232 75 26 1,477
1950 5,079 73 25 1,486
1949 5,120 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 3,310 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 1,226
1940 2,135 119 34 1,149
1939 2,077 119 39 1,027
1938 2,011 122 35 1,103
1937 1,953 121 25 1,361
1936 1,980 120 29 1,238
1935 1,991 117 42 986
1934 1,992 115 25 1,375
1933 1,861 123 30 1,220
1932 2,043 120 31 1,227
1931 2,185 109 37 1,123
1930 2,541 99 55 905
1929 2,535 100 42 1,069
1928 2,562 105 38 1,160
1927 2,593 107 50 996
1926 2,350 115 26 1,452
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 1,936 130 22 1,673
1919 1,677 138 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 389 153 < 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.