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Misha Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Misha?

In 2018 the rare name Misha, ranked the 1,994th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Misha would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1252 was reached in 1972.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1991 with 135 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Misha was less than 5, most recently in 1961.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Misha occurred roughly during the years 1962-1972, 1975-1979, 1985-1990, 2001-2005, and 2014-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-1983, and 1991-1999.

Sometimes the name Misha 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 Misha has steadily increased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Misha for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Misha?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a high point.

The name Misha is quite distinctive but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Misha (Girl)Misha (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 98 1,994 25 4,145
2017 117 1,782 20 4,857
2016 71 2,527 14 6,227
2015 77 2,394 21 4,645
2014 72 2,500 9 8,560
2013 84 2,225 11 7,377
2012 97 2,008 14 6,199
2011 77 2,405 6 11,788
2010 73 2,527 12 6,954
2009 110 1,908 10 8,094
2008 88 2,244 7 10,649
2007 96 2,111 8 9,463
2006 81 2,337 6 11,584
2005 83 2,218 15 5,477
2004 68 2,495 7 9,606
2003 30 4,384 6 10,441
2002 40 3,442 11 6,382
2001 30 4,166 11 6,291
2000 30 4,138 5 11,585
1999 27 4,266 9 6,914
1998 33 3,613 < 5 --
1997 47 2,686 < 5 --
1996 56 2,362 13 4,797
1995 62 2,174 13 4,710
1994 61 2,203 6 8,447
1993 82 1,790 23 2,998
1992 104 1,519 7 7,160
1991 135 1,255 7 7,027
1990 126 1,295 11 4,892
1989 113 1,364 9 5,453
1988 60 2,003 6 6,978
1987 75 1,640 7 5,880
1986 67 1,747 6 6,458
1985 52 2,065 9 4,568
1984 58 1,857 11 3,848
1983 60 1,789 6 5,978
1982 70 1,647 11 3,862
1981 81 1,496 11 3,768
1980 103 1,265 9 4,380
1979 94 1,330 6 5,821
1978 53 1,881 < 5 --
1977 58 1,768 5 6,508
1976 67 1,530 < 5 --
1975 60 1,634 6 5,245
1974 59 1,609 5 5,741
1973 49 1,783 < 5 --
1972 83 1,252 8 3,846
1971 53 1,722 < 5 --
1970 40 2,069 8 3,728
1969 32 2,282 < 5 --
1968 24 2,600 5 4,541
1967 11 4,214 < 5 --
1966 20 2,812 < 5 --
1965 14 3,493 < 5 --
1964 15 3,466 < 5 --
1963 7 5,711 < 5 --
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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.