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Meghan Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Meghan?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Meghan, ranked the 703rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #63 was reached in 1985 with 4,667 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Meghan was less than 5, most recently in 1953.

Meghan, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1956-1959, 1962-1979, and 1980-1984, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1991-1996, 1997-2013, and 2014-2017.

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

For a number of years, the name Meghan has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Meghan for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Meghan?

Meghan's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Meghan still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Meghan (Girl)Meghan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 411 703 < 5 --
2017 163 1,404 < 5 --
2016 202 1,219 < 5 --
2015 241 1,084 < 5 --
2014 214 1,158 < 5 --
2013 230 1,076 < 5 --
2012 301 883 < 5 --
2011 375 736 < 5 --
2010 516 564 < 5 --
2009 621 494 < 5 --
2008 694 455 < 5 --
2007 878 373 < 5 --
2006 1,021 322 < 5 --
2005 1,218 271 < 5 --
2004 1,557 217 8 8,651
2003 1,695 194 < 5 --
2002 1,862 174 < 5 --
2001 2,024 159 6 10,098
2000 2,514 134 < 5 --
1999 2,578 127 < 5 --
1998 2,697 121 < 5 --
1997 2,868 113 < 5 --
1996 2,773 113 < 5 --
1995 2,963 112 7 7,521
1994 3,227 100 7 7,486
1993 3,399 93 < 5 --
1992 3,595 91 < 5 --
1991 3,703 94 < 5 --
1990 3,695 91 13 4,328
1989 3,856 80 18 3,286
1988 3,609 81 10 4,653
1987 3,769 78 21 2,613
1986 3,870 71 16 3,077
1985 4,667 63 13 3,535
1984 4,505 65 22 2,341
1983 3,887 75 15 3,017
1982 2,734 110 9 4,466
1981 2,618 116 10 4,039
1980 2,691 114 13 3,368
1979 2,571 121 9 4,274
1978 1,681 164 11 3,536
1977 1,142 216 6 5,592
1976 865 270 < 5 --
1975 821 292 6 5,228
1974 609 355 6 5,026
1973 504 399 < 5 --
1972 440 436 < 5 --
1971 346 530 < 5 --
1970 381 516 < 5 --
1969 234 656 < 5 --
1968 143 856 < 5 --
1967 119 939 < 5 --
1966 105 1,006 < 5 --
1965 86 1,154 < 5 --
1964 78 1,251 < 5 --
1963 74 1,286 < 5 --
1962 47 1,664 < 5 --
1961 39 1,853 < 5 --
1960 33 2,000 < 5 --
1959 51 1,529 < 5 --
1958 14 3,331 < 5 --
1957 8 4,783 < 5 --
1956 7 5,151 < 5 --
1955 9 4,272 < 5 --
1954 7 4,994 < 5 --
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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.