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Myrtle Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Myrtle?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2017.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #27 in 1894.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1918 with 4,076 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Myrtle was less than 5, most recently in 2017.

Approximately during the years 1881-1884, 1885-1888, 1889-1893, and 1911-1915, the name Myrtle took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1927-1933, 1934-1940, 1941-1944, 1947-1951, 1953-1958, 1959-1966, 1967-1972, and 1982-1985.

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

Myrtle's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Myrtle for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Myrtle?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Myrtle is mostly unused and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Myrtle (Girl)Myrtle (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- < 5 --
2016 5 17,975 < 5 --
2015 < 5 -- < 5 --
2014 9 11,625 < 5 --
2013 5 18,409 < 5 --
2012 < 5 -- < 5 --
2011 < 5 -- < 5 --
2010 < 5 -- < 5 --
2009 < 5 -- < 5 --
2008 < 5 -- < 5 --
2007 < 5 -- < 5 --
2006 < 5 -- < 5 --
2005 6 15,834 < 5 --
2004 < 5 -- < 5 --
2003 < 5 -- < 5 --
2002 < 5 -- < 5 --
2001 < 5 -- < 5 --
2000 < 5 -- < 5 --
1999 < 5 -- < 5 --
1998 < 5 -- < 5 --
1997 6 13,216 < 5 --
1996 8 10,235 < 5 --
1995 9 9,300 < 5 --
1994 9 9,351 < 5 --
1993 7 11,375 < 5 --
1992 6 12,827 < 5 --
1991 9 9,101 < 5 --
1990 8 9,858 < 5 --
1989 9 8,511 < 5 --
1988 7 9,995 < 5 --
1987 13 5,830 < 5 --
1986 15 5,119 < 5 --
1985 10 6,781 < 5 --
1984 16 4,653 < 5 --
1983 14 5,051 < 5 --
1982 24 3,496 < 5 --
1981 18 4,276 < 5 --
1980 27 3,187 < 5 --
1979 22 3,624 < 5 --
1978 22 3,458 < 5 --
1977 30 2,755 < 5 --
1976 27 2,837 < 5 --
1975 41 2,119 < 5 --
1974 34 2,331 < 5 --
1973 36 2,210 < 5 --
1972 37 2,120 < 5 --
1971 57 1,634 < 5 --
1970 50 1,794 < 5 --
1969 71 1,364 < 5 --
1968 74 1,285 < 5 --
1967 85 1,152 < 5 --
1966 88 1,134 < 5 --
1965 117 947 < 5 --
1964 115 998 < 5 --
1963 110 1,020 < 5 --
1962 145 873 < 5 --
1961 186 769 < 5 --
1960 175 772 < 5 --
1959 183 753 < 5 --
1958 196 706 < 5 --
1957 227 652 < 5 --
1956 258 589 < 5 --
1955 316 520 < 5 --
1954 327 490 < 5 --
1953 375 444 < 5 --
1952 367 450 < 5 --
1951 397 418 < 5 --
1950 460 377 < 5 --
1949 523 339 < 5 --
1948 537 336 < 5 --
1947 597 319 < 5 --
1946 571 308 < 5 --
1945 621 277 < 5 --
1944 686 262 < 5 --
1943 842 233 5 3,889
1942 910 218 < 5 --
1941 965 194 5 3,849
1940 1,019 184 5 3,797
1939 1,063 179 < 5 --
1938 1,116 182 7 3,076
1937 1,192 169 10 2,428
1936 1,239 160 10 2,404
1935 1,313 153 7 3,162
1934 1,435 142 8 2,888
1933 1,398 142 5 4,002
1932 1,670 135 11 2,420
1931 1,711 134 17 1,818
1930 1,996 123 15 2,037
1929 2,125 117 6 3,827
1928 2,243 116 16 2,019
1927 2,549 110 10 2,844
1926 2,756 101 15 2,160
1925 2,980 95 9 3,071
1924 3,205 89 9 3,180
1923 3,314 84 9 3,100
1922 3,649 75 6 4,166
1921 3,791 73 14 2,338
1920 3,955 68 8 3,402
1919 3,816 67 10 2,810
1918 4,076 62 18 1,880
1917 4,046 58 17 1,878
1916 3,960 58 14 2,117
1915 3,865 58 22 1,493
1914 3,049 60 8 2,581
1913 2,843 53 8 2,211
1912 2,599 50 5 2,792
1911 2,033 50 8 1,353
1910 2,145 43 7 1,383
1909 1,950 43 5 1,625
1908 1,952 44 7 1,185
1907 1,929 39 7 1,171
1906 1,921 37 7 1,081
1905 2,026 33 < 5 --
1904 1,905 34 6 1,166
1903 1,980 30 14 608
1902 1,884 32 9 844
1901 1,892 28 9 761
1900 2,252 32 < 5 --
1899 1,821 30 7 915
1898 2,090 30 7 963
1897 1,833 29 < 5 --
1896 1,928 30 13 620
1895 1,938 28 12 633
1894 1,818 27 6 1,043
1893 1,759 29 8 811
1892 1,666 32 5 1,200
1891 1,458 31 6 924
1890 1,406 34 5 1,110
1889 1,361 33 10 656
1888 1,310 35 < 5 --
1887 1,087 36 7 804
1886 1,094 35 8 740
1885 1,026 34 5 1,043
1884 979 34 6 933
1883 851 37 < 5 --
1882 803 38 < 5 --
1881 643 37 < 5 --
1880 615 40 5 1,018

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.