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Moon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Moon?

In 2018 the rare name Moon, ranked the 4,715th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Moon would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #4,715 for the first time this year with 29 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Moon was less than 5, most recently in 2012.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Moon occurred roughly during the years 2015-2017.

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

Moon's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Moon for their newborn has risen dramatically.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Moon?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Moon is very unique but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Moon (Girl)Moon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 29 4,715 14 6,197
2017 22 5,751 < 5 --
2016 7 13,883 < 5 --
2015 8 12,627 5 13,381
2014 8 12,708 < 5 --
2013 8 12,786 5 13,402
2012 < 5 -- < 5 --
2011 < 5 -- < 5 --
2010 < 5 -- 6 11,723
2009 5 19,270 < 5 --
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2005 5 18,304 < 5 --
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2001 6 14,773 5 11,743
2000 7 12,708 < 5 --
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1998 < 5 -- 5 10,759
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1983 5 11,390 < 5 --
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1979 5 11,321 < 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.