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Melinda Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melinda?

In 2015 the uncommon name Melinda, ranked the 1,381st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #72 in 1973.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1970 with 4,226 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Melinda in any given year was 5 in 1911.

Melinda, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1932-1943, 1945-1956, and 1958-1962, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1979-1983, 1984-2003, and 2010-2013.

Melinda's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Melinda has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Melinda?

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

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

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

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   Melinda (Girl)Melinda (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 170 1,381 < 5 --
2014 165 1,390 < 5 --
2013 149 1,484 < 5 --
2012 172 1,358 < 5 --
2011 193 1,237 < 5 --
2010 227 1,097 < 5 --
2009 208 1,205 < 5 --
2008 250 1,046 < 5 --
2007 251 1,045 < 5 --
2006 252 1,017 < 5 --
2005 216 1,103 < 5 --
2004 219 1,059 < 5 --
2003 207 1,072 < 5 --
2002 241 931 < 5 --
2001 303 782 < 5 --
2000 337 696 < 5 --
1999 401 606 < 5 --
1998 414 584 < 5 --
1997 461 520 < 5 --
1996 540 465 < 5 --
1995 633 409 < 5 --
1994 765 348 5 9,768
1993 980 283 < 5 --
1992 1,086 259 < 5 --
1991 1,265 223 < 5 --
1990 1,381 208 < 5 --
1989 1,586 175 7 6,686
1988 1,879 149 10 4,654
1987 1,921 143 8 5,272
1986 1,958 147 7 5,718
1985 2,114 137 5 7,212
1984 2,228 129 9 4,430
1983 2,143 138 9 4,363
1982 2,408 123 11 3,853
1981 2,772 109 8 4,798
1980 3,202 92 14 3,197
1979 3,706 82 13 3,290
1978 3,563 84 13 3,166
1977 3,046 96 10 3,752
1976 2,995 95 11 3,401
1975 3,284 91 18 2,417
1974 3,749 81 17 2,422
1973 4,145 72 12 2,960
1972 3,671 81 15 2,507
1971 4,058 85 19 2,180
1970 4,226 93 11 3,009
1969 3,989 89 15 2,272
1968 3,813 90 8 3,272
1967 3,635 95 8 3,154
1966 3,384 102 10 2,726
1965 3,799 100 7 3,448
1964 3,701 113 7 3,500
1963 3,574 121 8 3,236
1962 3,852 118 8 3,213
1961 3,505 129 7 3,559
1960 3,047 143 5 4,407
1959 2,811 151 7 3,478
1958 2,932 142 5 4,309
1957 2,825 146 < 5 --
1956 2,714 142 < 5 --
1955 2,411 151 5 4,197
1954 1,952 176 5 4,164
1953 1,772 177 < 5 --
1952 1,517 195 < 5 --
1951 1,410 205 < 5 --
1950 1,162 222 < 5 --
1949 1,074 227 < 5 --
1948 840 265 < 5 --
1947 696 299 < 5 --
1946 484 336 < 5 --
1945 355 374 < 5 --
1944 393 347 < 5 --
1943 510 308 < 5 --
1942 442 329 < 5 --
1941 328 374 < 5 --
1940 302 383 < 5 --
1939 192 486 < 5 --
1938 108 664 < 5 --
1937 80 764 < 5 --
1936 48 998 < 5 --
1935 39 1,130 < 5 --
1934 20 1,749 < 5 --
1933 21 1,699 < 5 --
1932 20 1,795 < 5 --
1931 18 1,926 < 5 --
1930 21 1,791 < 5 --
1929 19 1,934 < 5 --
1928 10 3,085 < 5 --
1927 22 1,863 < 5 --
1926 17 2,227 < 5 --
1925 26 1,685 < 5 --
1924 24 1,793 < 5 --
1923 23 1,810 < 5 --
1922 22 1,873 < 5 --
1921 16 2,347 < 5 --
1920 23 1,791 < 5 --
1919 25 1,636 < 5 --
1918 22 1,790 < 5 --
1917 19 1,892 < 5 --
1916 24 1,568 < 5 --
1915 25 1,468 < 5 --
1914 23 1,326 < 5 --
1913 17 1,445 < 5 --
1912 24 1,071 < 5 --
1911 5 2,728 < 5 --
1910 16 1,152 < 5 --
1909 15 1,091 < 5 --
1908 14 1,122 < 5 --
1907 15 1,024 < 5 --
1906 11 1,207 < 5 --
1905 6 1,847 < 5 --
1904 18 871 < 5 --
1903 11 1,117 < 5 --
1902 10 1,188 < 5 --
1901 17 816 < 5 --
1900 20 852 < 5 --
1899 17 810 < 5 --
1898 20 765 < 5 --
1897 15 855 < 5 --
1896 14 891 < 5 --
1895 22 677 < 5 --
1894 14 836 < 5 --
1893 13 849 < 5 --
1892 20 653 < 5 --
1891 9 984 < 5 --
1890 13 781 < 5 --
1889 17 633 < 5 --
1888 21 557 < 5 --
1887 8 915 < 5 --
1886 19 521 < 5 --
1885 10 726 < 5 --
1884 7 902 < 5 --
1883 12 575 < 5 --
1882 10 623 < 5 --
1881 11 527 < 5 --
1880 14 462 < 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.