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Melanie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melanie?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Melanie, ranked the 105th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 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 6,294 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 remained mostly unchanged for some time. however, the number of children named Melanie lately has dropped.

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 but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Melanie (Girl)Melanie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 2,841 105 < 5 --
2017 3,232 90 5 13,540
2016 3,482 82 < 5 --
2015 3,493 81 < 5 --
2014 3,696 81 7 10,339
2013 3,470 84 < 5 --
2012 3,465 77 < 5 --
2011 3,286 89 5 13,632
2010 3,485 82 < 5 --
2009 3,485 93 < 5 --
2008 3,713 85 8 9,559
2007 3,999 81 15 5,823
2006 4,034 85 9 8,506
2005 3,495 92 11 6,945
2004 3,580 89 16 5,168
2003 3,547 93 8 8,347
2002 3,484 94 7 9,070
2001 2,912 117 7 8,913
2000 2,967 114 13 5,485
1999 2,649 126 8 7,624
1998 2,460 135 < 5 --
1997 2,522 127 9 6,432
1996 2,664 119 8 6,906
1995 2,645 117 10 5,770
1994 2,679 120 6 8,426
1993 2,988 110 9 6,066
1992 3,352 98 13 4,491
1991 3,580 96 10 5,373
1990 3,812 86 19 3,260
1989 3,629 88 21 2,960
1988 2,830 100 13 3,823
1987 2,746 101 8 5,275
1986 2,972 97 7 5,720
1985 3,132 88 18 2,786
1984 3,515 85 21 2,409
1983 3,551 79 18 2,636
1982 4,254 65 14 3,227
1981 4,474 66 12 3,539
1980 4,842 60 21 2,418
1979 5,021 53 24 2,136
1978 4,998 54 16 2,753
1977 5,372 53 17 2,624
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 6,294 42 24 1,856
1971 5,137 66 11 3,091
1970 4,330 91 13 2,697
1969 3,926 92 5 4,800
1968 3,643 94 13 2,410
1967 3,109 110 < 5 --
1966 3,050 116 6 3,786
1965 3,116 122 9 2,915
1964 3,941 105 15 2,168
1963 4,269 101 9 2,985
1962 4,281 106 < 5 --
1961 3,756 123 6 3,922
1960 3,661 125 7 3,544
1959 2,827 149 < 5 --
1958 2,532 157 < 5 --
1957 2,472 152 6 3,831
1956 2,694 143 7 3,425
1955 2,657 141 < 5 --
1954 1,860 178 < 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 2,351 < 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 1,609 < 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.