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Muriel Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Muriel?

In 2018 the rare name Muriel, ranked the 6,395th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #112 in 1922 with 2,392 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Muriel in any given year was 7 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Muriel occurred roughly during the years 1880-1896, 1897-1900, 1905-1922, and 1983-1986, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1934, 1942-1945, 1955-1958, and 1962-1972.

Muriel's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Muriel has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Muriel?

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

The name Muriel is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Muriel (Girl)Muriel (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 19 6,395 < 5 --
2017 25 5,277 < 5 --
2016 21 6,115 < 5 --
2015 28 4,929 < 5 --
2014 30 4,730 < 5 --
2013 15 8,034 < 5 --
2012 16 7,684 < 5 --
2011 21 6,270 < 5 --
2010 22 6,116 < 5 --
2009 20 6,731 < 5 --
2008 31 4,840 < 5 --
2007 30 4,897 < 5 --
2006 33 4,429 < 5 --
2005 27 4,913 < 5 --
2004 27 4,901 < 5 --
2003 30 4,385 < 5 --
2002 38 3,568 < 5 --
2001 30 4,167 < 5 --
2000 32 3,951 < 5 --
1999 23 4,826 < 5 --
1998 41 3,096 < 5 --
1997 34 3,421 < 5 --
1996 45 2,744 < 5 --
1995 37 3,138 < 5 --
1994 25 4,206 < 5 --
1993 42 2,865 < 5 --
1992 34 3,325 < 5 --
1991 42 2,825 < 5 --
1990 37 3,057 < 5 --
1989 47 2,468 < 5 --
1988 37 2,844 < 5 --
1987 48 2,258 < 5 --
1986 59 1,905 < 5 --
1985 38 2,578 < 5 --
1984 36 2,607 < 5 --
1983 40 2,388 < 5 --
1982 43 2,312 < 5 --
1981 34 2,698 < 5 --
1980 51 2,056 < 5 --
1979 30 2,901 < 5 --
1978 49 1,980 < 5 --
1977 40 2,288 < 5 --
1976 27 2,836 < 5 --
1975 55 1,723 < 5 --
1974 41 2,050 < 5 --
1973 53 1,699 < 5 --
1972 46 1,848 < 5 --
1971 81 1,330 < 5 --
1970 76 1,380 < 5 --
1969 67 1,432 < 5 --
1968 81 1,219 < 5 --
1967 84 1,163 < 5 --
1966 105 1,007 5 4,333
1965 108 1,006 < 5 --
1964 141 875 < 5 --
1963 175 786 < 5 --
1962 163 821 < 5 --
1961 172 797 7 3,569
1960 168 792 < 5 --
1959 163 801 5 4,383
1958 169 770 < 5 --
1957 217 667 < 5 --
1956 219 644 8 3,124
1955 245 587 6 3,769
1954 267 545 6 3,705
1953 310 496 10 2,661
1952 319 473 < 5 --
1951 333 456 13 2,213
1950 330 445 8 2,952
1949 402 397 15 1,999
1948 386 405 10 2,562
1947 448 378 13 2,224
1946 399 382 9 2,644
1945 390 349 6 3,213
1944 472 310 8 2,789
1943 530 301 11 2,363
1942 517 303 20 1,620
1941 541 275 9 2,594
1940 580 258 22 1,456
1939 584 258 15 1,848
1938 706 234 11 2,281
1937 702 232 17 1,729
1936 697 235 10 2,402
1935 798 215 17 1,741
1934 828 215 16 1,832
1933 872 198 14 1,970
1932 1,045 181 23 1,500
1931 1,081 172 22 1,522
1930 1,342 155 32 1,270
1929 1,463 149 26 1,436
1928 1,660 139 27 1,439
1927 1,808 138 29 1,393
1926 2,027 129 37 1,187
1925 2,215 126 33 1,275
1924 2,236 126 24 1,613
1923 2,361 114 28 1,408
1922 2,392 112 15 2,210
1921 2,248 119 31 1,352
1920 2,071 123 18 1,938
1919 1,793 133 31 1,289
1918 1,797 130 15 2,131
1917 1,714 128 16 1,956
1916 1,524 134 11 2,490
1915 1,445 134 8 2,987
1914 1,133 133 8 2,580
1913 882 137 10 1,902
1912 695 156 10 1,700
1911 353 203 < 5 --
1910 365 187 < 5 --
1909 311 191 5 1,624
1908 262 207 < 5 --
1907 219 223 7 1,169
1906 221 207 5 1,365
1905 186 230 < 5 --
1904 214 206 < 5 --
1903 220 191 < 5 --
1902 206 205 < 5 --
1901 195 206 < 5 --
1900 224 211 < 5 --
1899 167 212 < 5 --
1898 129 268 < 5 --
1897 152 223 < 5 --
1896 144 232 < 5 --
1895 108 272 < 5 --
1894 89 294 < 5 --
1893 87 290 < 5 --
1892 69 325 < 5 --
1891 59 329 < 5 --
1890 58 336 < 5 --
1889 53 343 < 5 --
1888 43 368 < 5 --
1887 29 408 < 5 --
1886 25 436 < 5 --
1885 26 410 < 5 --
1884 21 445 < 5 --
1883 18 459 < 5 --
1882 15 486 < 5 --
1881 11 529 < 5 --
1880 7 719 < 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.