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Misty Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Misty?

In 2017 the rare name Misty, ranked the 3,873rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #40 was reached in 1977 with 6,314 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Misty was less than 5, most recently in 1946.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Misty occurred roughly during the years 1952-1955, and 1956-1977, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-2008, and 2009-2013.

Sometimes the name Misty 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 Misty has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Misty for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Misty?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

The name Misty is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Misty (Girl)Misty (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 39 3,873 < 5 --
2016 43 3,624 < 5 --
2015 52 3,191 < 5 --
2014 64 2,724 < 5 --
2013 40 3,824 < 5 --
2012 66 2,695 < 5 --
2011 76 2,426 < 5 --
2010 67 2,682 < 5 --
2009 103 2,010 < 5 --
2008 84 2,328 < 5 --
2007 92 2,171 < 5 --
2006 111 1,842 < 5 --
2005 136 1,522 < 5 --
2004 128 1,551 < 5 --
2003 164 1,278 < 5 --
2002 166 1,217 < 5 --
2001 199 1,070 < 5 --
2000 242 906 < 5 --
1999 241 887 < 5 --
1998 307 719 < 5 --
1997 325 670 < 5 --
1996 369 619 < 5 --
1995 412 562 < 5 --
1994 488 511 < 5 --
1993 598 416 < 5 --
1992 741 352 < 5 --
1991 941 295 < 5 --
1990 996 279 < 5 --
1989 1,220 224 8 6,030
1988 1,406 194 < 5 --
1987 1,713 162 8 5,285
1986 1,971 145 6 6,458
1985 2,413 121 9 4,567
1984 2,792 98 14 3,217
1983 3,189 87 11 3,780
1982 4,071 74 10 4,128
1981 4,799 61 14 3,157
1980 5,542 49 20 2,497
1979 5,786 42 27 1,980
1978 5,834 43 20 2,346
1977 6,314 40 18 2,527
1976 5,906 46 20 2,304
1975 5,553 47 16 2,607
1974 4,438 66 12 3,072
1973 3,475 90 12 2,963
1972 2,426 125 5 5,503
1971 1,493 200 7 4,237
1970 1,151 267 < 5 --
1969 949 295 < 5 --
1968 842 305 < 5 --
1967 788 308 < 5 --
1966 680 344 < 5 --
1965 490 422 < 5 --
1964 431 467 < 5 --
1963 344 526 < 5 --
1962 292 575 < 5 --
1961 266 628 < 5 --
1960 212 701 < 5 --
1959 77 1,222 < 5 --
1958 39 1,756 < 5 --
1957 36 1,831 < 5 --
1956 26 2,180 < 5 --
1955 33 1,872 < 5 --
1954 16 2,855 < 5 --
1953 19 2,484 < 5 --
1952 7 4,798 < 5 --
1951 9 3,909 < 5 --
1950 14 2,862 < 5 --
1949 5 5,786 < 5 --
1948 6 5,080 < 5 --
1947 15 2,734 < 5 --
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1944 9 3,302 < 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.