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Melanie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melanie?

In 2017 the popular name Melanie, ranked the 90th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Melanie has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #42 in 1972 with 6,295 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Melanie was less than 5, most recently in 1902.

Melanie, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1934-1942, 1945-1955, 1957-1962, 1967-1972, 1997-2002, and 2003-2006, whereas 1920-1923, 1927-1930, and 1982-1987 were years of successive downward movement.

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

Melanie's popularity has been moving upward for some time. however, the number of children named Melanie lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Melanie?

Melanie's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Melanie is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Melanie (Girl)Melanie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 3,227 90 5 13,490
2016 3,481 82 < 5 --
2015 3,492 81 < 5 --
2014 3,693 81 7 10,330
2013 3,468 84 < 5 --
2012 3,465 77 < 5 --
2011 3,285 89 5 13,632
2010 3,485 82 < 5 --
2009 3,485 93 < 5 --
2008 3,712 85 8 9,559
2007 3,998 81 15 5,822
2006 4,034 85 9 8,504
2005 3,495 92 11 6,944
2004 3,580 89 16 5,168
2003 3,547 93 8 8,347
2002 3,483 94 7 9,070
2001 2,912 117 7 8,911
2000 2,967 114 13 5,481
1999 2,649 126 8 7,623
1998 2,460 135 < 5 --
1997 2,522 127 9 6,432
1996 2,664 119 8 6,905
1995 2,645 117 10 5,770
1994 2,679 120 6 8,425
1993 2,987 110 9 6,066
1992 3,352 98 13 4,489
1991 3,580 96 10 5,372
1990 3,812 86 19 3,260
1989 3,629 88 21 2,961
1988 2,830 99 13 3,823
1987 2,746 101 8 5,274
1986 2,972 97 7 5,720
1985 3,132 88 18 2,785
1984 3,515 85 21 2,409
1983 3,550 79 18 2,635
1982 4,254 65 14 3,227
1981 4,473 66 12 3,539
1980 4,843 60 21 2,418
1979 5,021 53 24 2,136
1978 4,998 54 16 2,752
1977 5,372 53 17 2,625
1976 5,240 53 18 2,470
1975 5,368 52 14 2,857
1974 5,483 51 19 2,250
1973 6,079 43 19 2,182
1972 6,295 42 24 1,856
1971 5,140 66 11 3,091
1970 4,330 91 13 2,698
1969 3,926 92 6 4,246
1968 3,643 94 13 2,409
1967 3,109 110 < 5 --
1966 3,050 116 6 3,786
1965 3,115 122 9 2,914
1964 3,941 105 15 2,168
1963 4,268 101 9 2,986
1962 4,281 106 < 5 --
1961 3,756 123 6 3,920
1960 3,661 125 7 3,543
1959 2,827 149 < 5 --
1958 2,532 157 < 5 --
1957 2,472 152 6 3,832
1956 2,694 143 7 3,422
1955 2,656 141 < 5 --
1954 1,861 178 < 5 --
1953 1,423 210 < 5 --
1952 1,351 211 < 5 --
1951 1,006 244 < 5 --
1950 1,026 237 < 5 --
1949 1,199 217 < 5 --
1948 955 242 < 5 --
1947 520 350 < 5 --
1946 410 376 < 5 --
1945 335 386 < 5 --
1944 308 410 < 5 --
1943 407 354 < 5 --
1942 388 356 < 5 --
1941 308 392 < 5 --
1940 200 481 < 5 --
1939 57 933 < 5 --
1938 53 982 < 5 --
1937 39 1,155 < 5 --
1936 13 2,350 < 5 --
1935 9 3,087 < 5 --
1934 9 3,084 < 5 --
1933 17 1,950 < 5 --
1932 16 2,104 < 5 --
1931 17 2,004 < 5 --
1930 13 2,515 < 5 --
1929 17 2,073 < 5 --
1928 20 1,945 < 5 --
1927 27 1,610 < 5 --
1926 20 1,972 < 5 --
1925 15 2,456 < 5 --
1924 13 2,765 < 5 --
1923 12 2,859 < 5 --
1922 18 2,161 < 5 --
1921 16 2,346 < 5 --
1920 26 1,651 < 5 --
1919 17 2,129 < 5 --
1918 22 1,789 < 5 --
1917 15 2,282 < 5 --
1916 14 2,330 < 5 --
1915 20 1,718 < 5 --
1914 8 2,792 < 5 --
1913 12 1,849 < 5 --
1912 20 1,203 < 5 --
1911 9 1,741 < 5 --
1910 8 1,883 < 5 --
1909 10 1,439 < 5 --
1908 11 1,321 < 5 --
1907 12 1,192 < 5 --
1906 8 1,511 < 5 --
1905 7 1,647 < 5 --
1904 7 1,597 < 5 --
1903 5 1,979 < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 6 1,606 < 5 --
1900 13 1,088 < 5 --
1899 9 1,159 < 5 --
1898 11 1,080 < 5 --
1897 7 1,345 < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 7 1,385 < 5 --
1894 10 1,043 < 5 --
1893 5 1,580 < 5 --
1892 8 1,146 < 5 --
1891 6 1,293 < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 7 1,094 < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 6 1,111 < 5 --
1886 8 874 < 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.