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Messiah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Messiah?

In 2016 the somewhat popular name Messiah, ranked the 218th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Messiah has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #218 was reached for the first time this year with 1,776 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Messiah was less than 5, most recently in 1989.

Messiah, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1990-2000, 2001-2007, and 2008-2015.

For a number of years, the name Messiah has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Messiah lately has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Messiah?

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

The name Messiah is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Messiah (Girl)Messiah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 35 4,181 1,776 218
2015 49 3,316 1,512 243
2014 39 3,883 1,183 297
2013 38 3,968 973 334
2012 49 3,342 764 389
2011 54 3,116 369 632
2010 50 3,288 369 651
2009 54 3,148 369 664
2008 62 2,874 335 702
2007 66 2,772 322 718
2006 73 2,527 256 800
2005 41 3,627 198 904
2004 46 3,307 136 1,152
2003 30 4,380 118 1,231
2002 25 4,847 105 1,293
2001 15 7,198 99 1,323
2000 36 3,636 109 1,229
1999 26 4,409 94 1,299
1998 9 9,831 44 2,116
1997 7 11,657 30 2,658
1996 5 15,026 24 3,078
1995 < 5 -- 30 2,534
1994 5 14,923 14 4,454
1993 < 5 -- 21 3,208
1992 < 5 -- 22 3,075
1991 < 5 -- 12 4,665
1990 < 5 -- 6 7,764
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1988 < 5 -- 11 4,359
1987 < 5 -- 6 6,665
1986 < 5 -- 5 7,442
1985 < 5 -- 9 4,559
1984 < 5 -- 6 6,072
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1981 < 5 -- 5 6,931
1980 < 5 -- 10 4,032
1979 < 5 -- 5 6,718
1978 < 5 -- 5 6,445
1977 < 5 -- 6 5,599
1976 < 5 -- 6 5,367
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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.