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Memphis Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Memphis?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Memphis, ranked the 458th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Memphis has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #458 was reached for the first time this year with 638 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Memphis was less than 5, most recently in 1999.

Memphis, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1999-2002, 2003-2009, and 2014-2017.

Sometimes the name Memphis 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 Memphis has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Memphis lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Memphis?

Memphis's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Memphis still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Memphis (Girl)Memphis (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 145 1,502 638 458
2017 97 2,022 475 572
2016 93 2,105 429 623
2015 104 1,941 399 651
2014 104 1,932 369 684
2013 82 2,271 389 634
2012 58 2,955 303 754
2011 78 2,383 315 720
2010 63 2,798 407 610
2009 86 2,280 429 602
2008 78 2,450 349 686
2007 52 3,275 271 798
2006 47 3,448 201 934
2005 33 4,237 152 1,089
2004 31 4,455 150 1,067
2003 36 3,849 135 1,129
2002 19 6,051 152 1,017
2001 31 4,077 113 1,200
2000 6 14,386 12 5,789
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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.