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Nell Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nell?

The rare name Nell was the 2,480th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Nell, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #144 in 1886.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1917 with 766 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nell in any given year was 18 in 1995.

Nell, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1886, 1909-1915, 1966-1969, 1976-1979, and 2010-2017, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1946-1949, 1950-1955, and 1958-1962.

Where is the name Nell popularity headed?

Nell's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

Nell's popularity has steadily increased for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Nell has risen.

The name Nell is quite distinctive but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Nell (Girl)Nell (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 71 2,480 < 5 --
2017 87 2,187 < 5 --
2016 70 2,550 < 5 --
2015 61 2,872 < 5 --
2014 42 3,694 < 5 --
2013 44 3,551 < 5 --
2012 32 4,563 < 5 --
2011 32 4,529 < 5 --
2010 24 5,737 < 5 --
2009 30 4,902 < 5 --
2008 20 6,738 < 5 --
2007 24 5,844 < 5 --
2006 30 4,764 < 5 --
2005 27 4,920 < 5 --
2004 19 6,427 < 5 --
2003 23 5,354 < 5 --
2002 23 5,218 < 5 --
2001 35 3,760 < 5 --
2000 28 4,368 < 5 --
1999 31 3,860 < 5 --
1998 32 3,712 < 5 --
1997 32 3,600 < 5 --
1996 36 3,279 < 5 --
1995 18 5,377 < 5 --
1994 19 5,174 < 5 --
1993 19 5,133 < 5 --
1992 20 4,983 < 5 --
1991 20 4,940 < 5 --
1990 31 3,488 < 5 --
1989 24 4,085 < 5 --
1988 25 3,773 < 5 --
1987 29 3,233 < 5 --
1986 22 3,842 < 5 --
1985 24 3,589 < 5 --
1984 28 3,118 < 5 --
1983 29 2,959 < 5 --
1982 28 3,147 < 5 --
1981 22 3,700 < 5 --
1980 40 2,423 < 5 --
1979 36 2,559 < 5 --
1978 26 3,063 < 5 --
1977 26 3,052 6 5,634
1976 28 2,777 < 5 --
1975 34 2,391 < 5 --
1974 43 1,988 < 5 --
1973 42 1,965 < 5 --
1972 34 2,262 < 5 --
1971 35 2,284 < 5 --
1970 36 2,226 < 5 --
1969 38 2,045 < 5 --
1968 32 2,154 < 5 --
1967 29 2,255 < 5 --
1966 30 2,179 < 5 --
1965 37 1,907 < 5 --
1964 49 1,656 < 5 --
1963 53 1,560 < 5 --
1962 42 1,773 < 5 --
1961 67 1,371 < 5 --
1960 85 1,183 < 5 --
1959 78 1,212 < 5 --
1958 88 1,135 < 5 --
1957 81 1,175 < 5 --
1956 106 996 < 5 --
1955 97 1,022 < 5 --
1954 109 925 < 5 --
1953 137 786 < 5 --
1952 128 805 < 5 --
1951 140 743 < 5 --
1950 157 684 < 5 --
1949 132 747 < 5 --
1948 182 613 < 5 --
1947 181 625 < 5 --
1946 197 568 < 5 --
1945 184 540 < 5 --
1944 176 546 < 5 --
1943 225 497 < 5 --
1942 261 461 < 5 --
1941 240 442 < 5 --
1940 296 393 < 5 --
1939 271 410 5 3,824
1938 331 356 < 5 --
1937 320 362 < 5 --
1936 352 330 < 5 --
1935 390 319 6 3,532
1934 427 302 < 5 --
1933 443 286 9 2,672
1932 483 284 < 5 --
1931 456 294 < 5 --
1930 511 294 < 5 --
1929 489 296 < 5 --
1928 498 301 6 4,010
1927 562 283 6 4,062
1926 531 291 < 5 --
1925 627 266 < 5 --
1924 636 261 5 4,769
1923 624 257 5 4,693
1922 646 257 7 3,766
1921 760 238 < 5 --
1920 661 256 < 5 --
1919 666 248 8 3,300
1918 687 246 9 3,030
1917 766 221 < 5 --
1916 722 226 7 3,404
1915 689 228 < 5 --
1914 530 232 < 5 --
1913 491 211 8 2,213
1912 422 218 < 5 --
1911 322 220 < 5 --
1910 318 203 6 1,533
1909 277 207 < 5 --
1908 288 193 < 5 --
1907 261 201 < 5 --
1906 241 197 < 5 --
1905 229 201 < 5 --
1904 226 200 < 5 --
1903 206 204 < 5 --
1902 247 186 < 5 --
1901 205 200 < 5 --
1900 256 198 5 1,440
1899 192 201 < 5 --
1898 246 186 < 5 --
1897 209 190 < 5 --
1896 215 187 < 5 --
1895 247 171 < 5 --
1894 215 181 < 5 --
1893 187 188 < 5 --
1892 216 172 < 5 --
1891 190 175 < 5 --
1890 221 160 < 5 --
1889 194 156 < 5 --
1888 188 159 < 5 --
1887 146 168 < 5 --
1886 175 144 < 5 --
1885 151 151 < 5 --
1884 120 162 < 5 --
1883 116 154 < 5 --
1882 103 159 < 5 --
1881 75 175 < 5 --
1880 77 170 < 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.