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Monica Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Monica?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Monica, ranked the 608th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 39, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1977.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1979 with 6,586 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Monica in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1882.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Monica occurred roughly during the years 1884-1891, 1893-1896, 1906-1916, 1930-1935, 1941-1965, and 1966-1969, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1995-2013.

Sometimes the name Monica has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Monica has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Monica has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Monica?

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

The name Monica still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Monica (Girl)Monica (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 495 608 < 5 --
2017 472 626 < 5 --
2016 519 588 < 5 --
2015 556 560 < 5 --
2014 576 539 < 5 --
2013 597 502 < 5 --
2012 722 433 < 5 --
2011 777 406 < 5 --
2010 887 360 < 5 --
2009 972 339 < 5 --
2008 1,062 318 < 5 --
2007 1,190 285 < 5 --
2006 1,362 248 < 5 --
2005 1,409 238 < 5 --
2004 1,512 225 9 7,968
2003 1,613 207 < 5 --
2002 1,778 180 < 5 --
2001 1,793 182 6 10,117
2000 1,990 167 < 5 --
1999 2,134 151 < 5 --
1998 3,229 105 13 5,083
1997 4,223 79 9 6,444
1996 4,325 82 17 3,965
1995 3,968 87 12 5,011
1994 3,911 88 21 3,297
1993 3,900 86 24 2,917
1992 4,587 77 24 2,898
1991 4,156 85 26 2,661
1990 4,453 76 19 3,266
1989 4,503 68 36 2,016
1988 4,461 70 26 2,340
1987 4,809 64 33 1,927
1986 5,013 59 37 1,714
1985 4,991 61 28 2,050
1984 5,130 58 26 2,082
1983 5,403 54 36 1,644
1982 5,734 52 39 1,584
1981 5,783 49 31 1,846
1980 6,034 45 43 1,462
1979 6,586 40 34 1,696
1978 5,865 42 31 1,743
1977 6,365 39 32 1,694
1976 5,981 45 34 1,594
1975 5,477 49 33 1,586
1974 6,284 43 30 1,645
1973 6,376 40 42 1,285
1972 6,127 47 26 1,753
1971 6,425 48 30 1,621
1970 6,188 56 33 1,486
1969 6,037 59 26 1,627
1968 5,218 68 8 3,279
1967 4,964 70 8 3,157
1966 4,718 75 12 2,412
1965 5,114 72 15 2,138
1964 4,651 90 14 2,278
1963 3,997 110 10 2,798
1962 4,006 115 11 2,622
1961 3,389 136 12 2,491
1960 3,088 141 8 3,253
1959 2,593 160 7 3,482
1958 2,415 160 7 3,475
1957 2,489 151 < 5 --
1956 2,159 169 < 5 --
1955 1,813 183 < 5 --
1954 1,825 181 < 5 --
1953 1,599 193 < 5 --
1952 1,465 197 < 5 --
1951 1,298 209 < 5 --
1950 1,057 231 < 5 --
1949 826 267 < 5 --
1948 847 262 5 4,020
1947 614 311 < 5 --
1946 457 355 < 5 --
1945 400 339 < 5 --
1944 342 383 < 5 --
1943 299 426 < 5 --
1942 325 398 < 5 --
1941 261 425 < 5 --
1940 286 407 < 5 --
1939 255 425 < 5 --
1938 269 409 < 5 --
1937 292 380 < 5 --
1936 273 387 < 5 --
1935 332 352 < 5 --
1934 259 407 < 5 --
1933 213 440 < 5 --
1932 215 451 < 5 --
1931 192 468 < 5 --
1930 168 522 < 5 --
1929 182 500 < 5 --
1928 218 467 < 5 --
1927 189 512 < 5 --
1926 190 507 < 5 --
1925 198 500 < 5 --
1924 223 467 < 5 --
1923 199 494 < 5 --
1922 206 480 < 5 --
1921 247 434 < 5 --
1920 215 462 < 5 --
1919 178 509 < 5 --
1918 223 444 < 5 --
1917 252 399 < 5 --
1916 278 373 < 5 --
1915 196 437 < 5 --
1914 156 439 < 5 --
1913 164 378 < 5 --
1912 130 409 < 5 --
1911 83 449 < 5 --
1910 79 454 < 5 --
1909 71 441 < 5 --
1908 62 460 < 5 --
1907 61 460 < 5 --
1906 52 475 < 5 --
1905 53 470 < 5 --
1904 54 441 < 5 --
1903 36 547 < 5 --
1902 33 581 < 5 --
1901 44 450 < 5 --
1900 39 553 < 5 --
1899 30 561 < 5 --
1898 41 482 < 5 --
1897 34 504 < 5 --
1896 36 496 < 5 --
1895 20 719 < 5 --
1894 22 639 < 5 --
1893 25 566 < 5 --
1892 27 537 < 5 --
1891 25 519 < 5 --
1890 17 661 < 5 --
1889 14 710 < 5 --
1888 13 744 < 5 --
1887 13 652 < 5 --
1886 10 759 < 5 --
1885 10 728 < 5 --
1884 8 833 < 5 --
1883 5 1,008 < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 10 572 < 5 --
1880 6 813 < 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.