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Marlene Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Marlene?

In 2017 the uncommon name Marlene, ranked the 1,242nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Marlene is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #39 for the first time in 1935 and as recently as 1936 with 5,332 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Marlene in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1908.

Approximately during the years 1912-1918, 1919-1923, 1926-1936, and 1988-1991, the name Marlene took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1941-1944, 1952-1960, 1961-1973, and 2008-2013.

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

Marlene's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Marlene has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Marlene?

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

The name Marlene is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Marlene has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Marlene (Girl)Marlene (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 191 1,242 < 5 --
2016 199 1,227 < 5 --
2015 216 1,167 < 5 --
2014 210 1,167 < 5 --
2013 227 1,085 < 5 --
2012 255 989 < 5 --
2011 297 878 < 5 --
2010 291 902 < 5 --
2009 391 740 < 5 --
2008 491 628 < 5 --
2007 590 529 < 5 --
2006 591 515 < 5 --
2005 537 537 < 5 --
2004 605 485 < 5 --
2003 559 513 < 5 --
2002 509 538 < 5 --
2001 487 544 < 5 --
2000 518 514 < 5 --
1999 432 577 < 5 --
1998 429 573 < 5 --
1997 448 530 < 5 --
1996 519 476 < 5 --
1995 577 444 < 5 --
1994 561 456 7 7,477
1993 612 407 6 8,300
1992 716 358 6 8,076
1991 752 344 10 5,361
1990 670 390 9 5,651
1989 601 411 8 6,009
1988 489 459 < 5 --
1987 492 449 5 7,701
1986 477 452 5 7,425
1985 446 474 < 5 --
1984 437 473 < 5 --
1983 458 451 6 5,958
1982 481 447 6 6,110
1981 449 472 < 5 --
1980 440 478 < 5 --
1979 466 442 < 5 --
1978 456 440 < 5 --
1977 492 417 < 5 --
1976 492 412 < 5 --
1975 493 409 < 5 --
1974 547 381 < 5 --
1973 529 386 5 5,593
1972 654 343 < 5 --
1971 735 343 5 5,376
1970 861 316 6 4,552
1969 889 304 < 5 --
1968 1,004 270 < 5 --
1967 1,022 264 < 5 --
1966 1,140 249 < 5 --
1965 1,212 247 < 5 --
1964 1,287 244 7 3,495
1963 1,556 219 7 3,536
1962 1,556 214 6 3,885
1961 1,639 211 8 3,264
1960 1,645 209 6 3,916
1959 1,782 200 < 5 --
1958 1,963 185 < 5 --
1957 2,126 177 < 5 --
1956 2,127 170 7 3,416
1955 2,568 142 6 3,747
1954 2,652 141 5 4,160
1953 2,762 128 < 5 --
1952 3,132 117 < 5 --
1951 3,007 118 7 3,250
1950 3,129 112 5 4,005
1949 3,045 110 < 5 --
1948 3,053 109 5 3,999
1947 2,989 114 < 5 --
1946 2,818 112 < 5 --
1945 2,527 110 13 1,985
1944 2,566 106 5 3,741
1943 2,857 104 8 2,872
1942 3,253 84 8 2,856
1941 3,068 83 20 1,567
1940 3,118 80 17 1,722
1939 3,774 64 15 1,846
1938 4,473 51 19 1,597
1937 5,037 40 16 1,801
1936 5,332 39 22 1,443
1935 4,828 39 12 2,202
1934 3,755 57 17 1,764
1933 4,044 50 15 1,880
1932 3,219 78 7 3,263
1931 2,587 95 12 2,286
1930 306 388 < 5 --
1929 129 605 < 5 --
1928 99 712 < 5 --
1927 80 819 < 5 --
1926 63 949 < 5 --
1925 58 983 < 5 --
1924 73 884 < 5 --
1923 114 689 < 5 --
1922 59 974 < 5 --
1921 43 1,178 < 5 --
1920 56 986 < 5 --
1919 47 1,070 < 5 --
1918 47 1,071 < 5 --
1917 40 1,141 < 5 --
1916 25 1,514 < 5 --
1915 33 1,214 < 5 --
1914 21 1,419 < 5 --
1913 22 1,210 < 5 --
1912 8 2,284 < 5 --
1911 11 1,515 < 5 --
1910 10 1,587 < 5 --
1909 7 1,896 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 6 1,867 < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 5 2,067 < 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 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.