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Marilyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Marilyn?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Marilyn, ranked the 528th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #13 for the first time in 1936 and as recently as 1937.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 11,880 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Marilyn in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1902.

Approximately during the years 1909-1932, and 1944-1947, the name Marilyn took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1954-1973.

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

Marilyn's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Marilyn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Marilyn?

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

The name Marilyn still has a solid footing but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Marilyn (Girl)Marilyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 580 528 < 5 --
2016 630 491 < 5 --
2015 748 426 < 5 --
2014 796 404 < 5 --
2013 837 373 < 5 --
2012 742 423 < 5 --
2011 532 548 < 5 --
2010 534 549 < 5 --
2009 519 585 < 5 --
2008 544 566 < 5 --
2007 598 522 < 5 --
2006 597 510 < 5 --
2005 511 562 < 5 --
2004 497 573 < 5 --
2003 514 545 < 5 --
2002 506 543 < 5 --
2001 552 498 < 5 --
2000 520 511 < 5 --
1999 481 527 < 5 --
1998 517 490 < 5 --
1997 566 448 6 8,863
1996 611 416 < 5 --
1995 576 446 5 9,770
1994 553 459 < 5 --
1993 599 415 5 9,629
1992 680 380 < 5 --
1991 584 435 < 5 --
1990 582 432 < 5 --
1989 628 394 8 6,001
1988 546 425 5 8,063
1987 532 418 < 5 --
1986 488 442 5 7,419
1985 522 421 6 6,238
1984 509 418 8 4,820
1983 612 368 < 5 --
1982 582 400 < 5 --
1981 579 390 < 5 --
1980 580 393 < 5 --
1979 558 389 9 4,266
1978 634 341 6 5,517
1977 610 359 < 5 --
1976 649 341 < 5 --
1975 652 339 6 5,212
1974 724 315 6 5,014
1973 772 301 12 2,960
1972 859 293 10 3,268
1971 1,215 240 7 4,220
1970 1,257 248 6 4,549
1969 1,397 218 9 3,233
1968 1,576 198 7 3,556
1967 1,960 167 11 2,557
1966 1,995 170 6 3,775
1965 2,489 151 13 2,334
1964 2,791 146 7 3,494
1963 3,316 125 12 2,492
1962 3,607 127 13 2,328
1961 3,794 122 16 2,111
1960 4,070 117 9 2,998
1959 4,348 109 14 2,256
1958 4,945 96 15 2,139
1957 5,737 82 9 2,948
1956 6,926 70 25 1,592
1955 8,409 49 19 1,824
1954 10,812 35 16 2,014
1953 10,736 36 22 1,660
1952 9,804 38 12 2,340
1951 9,150 41 20 1,712
1950 9,286 37 15 1,994
1949 9,867 33 14 2,084
1948 9,935 33 16 1,916
1947 11,880 29 24 1,541
1946 10,711 29 21 1,586
1945 9,534 27 17 1,672
1944 9,737 27 22 1,463
1943 10,145 27 30 1,273
1942 9,906 27 32 1,239
1941 8,553 30 32 1,183
1940 8,700 25 41 1,017
1939 9,539 19 32 1,157
1938 9,745 19 36 1,085
1937 9,738 13 45 938
1936 11,065 13 38 1,042
1935 10,415 14 33 1,157
1934 9,382 17 38 1,070
1933 9,125 16 24 1,391
1932 10,567 16 38 1,107
1931 9,666 19 31 1,248
1930 9,287 22 29 1,357
1929 6,727 33 32 1,259
1928 6,066 38 20 1,742
1927 5,555 46 21 1,728
1926 4,370 65 10 2,833
1925 3,419 83 < 5 --
1924 2,860 101 5 4,736
1923 2,287 118 < 5 --
1922 1,698 145 5 4,715
1921 696 253 < 5 --
1920 522 288 < 5 --
1919 404 314 < 5 --
1918 245 422 < 5 --
1917 164 523 < 5 --
1916 146 555 < 5 --
1915 109 631 < 5 --
1914 75 675 < 5 --
1913 58 686 < 5 --
1912 56 671 < 5 --
1911 31 784 < 5 --
1910 18 1,051 < 5 --
1909 21 899 < 5 --
1908 25 782 < 5 --
1907 17 939 < 5 --
1906 24 759 < 5 --
1905 10 1,276 < 5 --
1904 6 1,788 < 5 --
1903 11 1,114 < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 6 1,595 < 5 --
1900 12 1,148 < 5 --
1899 5 1,759 < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 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.