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Nancy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nancy?

The less frequently given name Nancy was the 878th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 6, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1950.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 32,442 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nancy in any given year was 308 in 2017.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, and 1909-1947, the name Nancy took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1952-1978, 1990-1993, 1994-1997, and 2000-2014.

Where is the name Nancy popularity headed?

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

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

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

Relative to what it once was, Nancy is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Nancy (Girl)Nancy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 308 878 < 5 --
2016 308 901 < 5 --
2015 342 820 < 5 --
2014 371 755 < 5 --
2013 409 689 < 5 --
2012 436 651 < 5 --
2011 537 541 < 5 --
2010 573 519 < 5 --
2009 665 466 < 5 --
2008 857 379 < 5 --
2007 900 362 < 5 --
2006 1,015 325 < 5 --
2005 1,014 318 < 5 --
2004 1,146 289 5 12,624
2003 1,177 269 6 10,471
2002 1,362 231 < 5 --
2001 1,418 223 8 8,067
2000 1,376 232 6 9,922
1999 1,419 226 8 7,645
1998 1,478 208 5 10,784
1997 1,525 196 6 8,928
1996 1,824 172 < 5 --
1995 2,001 159 12 5,017
1994 2,192 144 14 4,459
1993 1,985 156 14 4,383
1992 2,185 142 22 3,078
1991 2,497 125 29 2,446
1990 2,384 131 28 2,472
1989 2,343 128 38 1,945
1988 2,345 121 19 2,922
1987 2,235 126 34 1,888
1986 2,426 116 21 2,580
1985 2,606 109 21 2,478
1984 2,485 113 34 1,708
1983 2,520 113 24 2,185
1982 2,805 106 27 2,041
1981 2,909 101 20 2,471
1980 2,805 111 22 2,336
1979 2,865 107 25 2,081
1978 3,046 97 21 2,254
1977 3,222 89 24 2,043
1976 3,283 87 13 3,039
1975 3,512 82 19 2,337
1974 3,895 78 19 2,253
1973 3,942 77 13 2,818
1972 4,816 63 19 2,132
1971 6,214 52 31 1,588
1970 7,064 50 27 1,685
1969 7,900 45 37 1,317
1968 8,960 39 35 1,304
1967 10,267 37 34 1,306
1966 11,729 33 28 1,476
1965 12,255 32 42 1,180
1964 14,694 26 34 1,365
1963 16,268 23 45 1,159
1962 18,028 19 54 1,042
1961 20,713 16 46 1,165
1960 21,896 15 56 1,029
1959 23,079 14 54 1,057
1958 24,816 12 51 1,077
1957 27,508 11 58 1,000
1956 28,784 11 49 1,088
1955 30,016 9 51 1,060
1954 30,264 9 54 1,029
1953 30,606 8 48 1,050
1952 31,742 7 62 902
1951 30,346 7 50 1,002
1950 29,618 6 64 861
1949 29,244 7 31 1,316
1948 29,411 7 41 1,120
1947 32,442 7 57 931
1946 28,344 7 63 833
1945 21,456 7 61 792
1944 23,212 7 63 794
1943 23,989 9 69 794
1942 23,325 8 65 801
1941 20,882 8 63 793
1940 19,732 7 72 722
1939 19,728 7 74 692
1938 18,947 7 91 626
1937 17,069 7 86 635
1936 16,756 8 63 772
1935 14,544 9 45 950
1934 13,517 10 47 927
1933 11,871 11 45 944
1932 10,945 13 44 1,000
1931 10,033 17 38 1,110
1930 9,069 24 25 1,488
1929 6,873 32 24 1,509
1928 5,536 43 22 1,633
1927 5,023 56 21 1,732
1926 4,565 57 18 1,885
1925 4,325 60 13 2,391
1924 3,990 68 14 2,314
1923 3,673 75 11 2,723
1922 3,517 78 15 2,212
1921 3,323 87 7 3,773
1920 2,982 95 6 4,130
1919 2,629 100 7 3,638
1918 2,510 102 8 3,289
1917 2,412 98 15 2,061
1916 2,165 102 < 5 --
1915 1,988 102 7 3,286
1914 1,575 102 8 2,582
1913 1,290 102 < 5 --
1912 1,078 108 9 1,837
1911 827 110 < 5 --
1910 811 105 < 5 --
1909 610 118 < 5 --
1908 651 109 < 5 --
1907 582 114 < 5 --
1906 557 113 < 5 --
1905 535 118 < 5 --
1904 508 115 < 5 --
1903 527 109 < 5 --
1902 571 103 < 5 --
1901 519 102 5 1,161
1900 673 99 < 5 --
1899 475 107 < 5 --
1898 546 106 < 5 --
1897 553 96 < 5 --
1896 527 98 < 5 --
1895 566 93 < 5 --
1894 515 98 < 5 --
1893 538 88 < 5 --
1892 591 81 < 5 --
1891 523 83 < 5 --
1890 512 84 < 5 --
1889 470 86 7 859
1888 582 76 < 5 --
1887 511 71 < 5 --
1886 492 72 < 5 --
1885 527 67 < 5 --
1884 520 68 < 5 --
1883 412 71 < 5 --
1882 439 67 < 5 --
1881 429 59 < 5 --
1880 410 62 < 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.