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Martha Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Martha?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Martha, ranked the 750th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Martha has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #14 in 1882.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 10,652 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Martha was 337 in 2013.

Approximately during the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1909-1917, 1935-1938, and 1944-1947, the name Martha took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1952-1973, 1980-1984, 1990-1993, and 2006-2009.

Martha's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Martha for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Martha?

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

The name Martha still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Martha (Girl)Martha (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 370 750 < 5 --
2016 392 723 < 5 --
2015 356 790 < 5 --
2014 383 732 < 5 --
2013 337 803 < 5 --
2012 384 722 < 5 --
2011 364 755 < 5 --
2010 408 697 < 5 --
2009 437 665 < 5 --
2008 497 615 < 5 --
2007 521 577 < 5 --
2006 579 522 < 5 --
2005 592 506 < 5 --
2004 592 497 < 5 --
2003 629 472 < 5 --
2002 699 416 < 5 --
2001 747 390 < 5 --
2000 781 374 < 5 --
1999 736 385 < 5 --
1998 774 369 < 5 --
1997 859 332 < 5 --
1996 879 319 < 5 --
1995 925 299 11 5,380
1994 953 289 8 6,766
1993 1,058 263 7 7,323
1992 1,144 243 10 5,512
1991 1,131 246 7 7,008
1990 1,266 224 16 3,713
1989 1,249 220 20 3,047
1988 1,137 231 16 3,294
1987 1,142 236 10 4,461
1986 1,152 227 10 4,345
1985 1,221 211 19 2,666
1984 1,210 216 16 2,896
1983 1,348 196 17 2,751
1982 1,449 188 17 2,779
1981 1,571 175 9 4,375
1980 1,553 178 14 3,193
1979 1,441 185 12 3,486
1978 1,485 176 10 3,750
1977 1,594 171 8 4,440
1976 1,597 161 8 4,261
1975 1,790 149 14 2,854
1974 1,832 150 10 3,482
1973 1,725 158 7 4,345
1972 1,895 151 13 2,763
1971 2,188 147 14 2,645
1970 2,369 143 14 2,588
1969 2,426 139 13 2,504
1968 2,578 123 10 2,842
1967 2,911 117 13 2,306
1966 3,270 106 15 2,107
1965 3,800 99 16 2,043
1964 4,450 95 15 2,167
1963 4,883 90 17 2,010
1962 5,162 87 23 1,698
1961 5,718 81 9 3,023
1960 5,831 83 18 1,955
1959 6,440 72 16 2,081
1958 6,743 69 30 1,439
1957 7,364 63 20 1,823
1956 7,708 59 21 1,750
1955 7,931 53 20 1,766
1954 8,594 46 18 1,872
1953 9,260 41 16 2,007
1952 9,697 40 20 1,728
1951 9,604 38 29 1,392
1950 9,836 32 15 1,996
1949 9,810 34 28 1,394
1948 10,006 32 22 1,590
1947 10,652 32 22 1,632
1946 9,761 32 34 1,210
1945 8,748 30 22 1,430
1944 9,333 29 28 1,279
1943 9,707 29 25 1,423
1942 9,510 29 25 1,405
1941 9,159 25 44 969
1940 8,692 26 45 959
1939 8,493 27 47 913
1938 8,580 26 41 1,002
1937 7,953 24 29 1,257
1936 7,389 24 40 1,002
1935 7,620 24 36 1,090
1934 7,603 27 37 1,087
1933 7,163 27 38 1,069
1932 7,581 27 35 1,153
1931 7,479 28 39 1,093
1930 7,831 27 35 1,209
1929 7,638 27 39 1,123
1928 8,249 22 37 1,185
1927 8,307 24 40 1,141
1926 8,555 24 36 1,209
1925 8,764 23 39 1,138
1924 9,317 21 39 1,168
1923 8,962 21 29 1,372
1922 9,021 21 19 1,858
1921 9,263 21 17 2,030
1920 8,709 23 19 1,854
1919 8,321 25 28 1,372
1918 8,342 25 16 2,041
1917 8,261 22 18 1,788
1916 7,610 24 20 1,629
1915 7,217 25 19 1,641
1914 5,432 27 14 1,739
1913 4,538 28 16 1,354
1912 3,911 29 7 2,175
1911 3,019 28 11 1,098
1910 2,858 28 13 913
1909 2,510 28 10 997
1908 2,324 32 8 1,087
1907 2,274 31 9 976
1906 2,199 29 8 976
1905 2,091 32 6 1,184
1904 2,019 29 < 5 --
1903 1,980 29 < 5 --
1902 2,030 30 8 901
1901 1,886 29 8 826
1900 2,437 28 9 945
1899 1,907 28 8 834
1898 2,184 25 7 957
1897 1,990 26 6 1,023
1896 2,022 26 9 806
1895 2,096 25 9 779
1894 1,968 24 7 921
1893 1,805 25 8 808
1892 1,915 24 < 5 --
1891 1,744 21 < 5 --
1890 1,784 22 5 1,100
1889 1,711 21 < 5 --
1888 1,769 19 11 630
1887 1,504 17 5 1,010
1886 1,491 18 7 813
1885 1,425 17 5 1,034
1884 1,443 16 < 5 --
1883 1,255 15 9 668
1882 1,229 14 10 629
1881 1,044 17 < 5 --
1880 1,040 16 < 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.