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Nellie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nellie?

The uncommon name Nellie was the 1,071st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #14 in 1881.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1918 with 4,048 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nellie in any given year was 68 in 2000.

Nellie, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1888, 1911-1915, 1987-1990, 2003-2007, and 2010-2014, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1934-1938, 1939-1944, 1954-1958, 1959-1965, 1966-1969, and 1983-1987.

Where is the name Nellie popularity headed?

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

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

The name Nellie is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Nellie (Girl)Nellie (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 236 1,071 < 5 --
2017 196 1,224 < 5 --
2016 202 1,220 < 5 --
2015 197 1,242 < 5 --
2014 183 1,302 < 5 --
2013 158 1,434 < 5 --
2012 139 1,569 < 5 --
2011 116 1,764 < 5 --
2010 118 1,757 < 5 --
2009 125 1,751 < 5 --
2008 113 1,884 < 5 --
2007 118 1,812 < 5 --
2006 99 2,012 < 5 --
2005 83 2,220 < 5 --
2004 97 1,937 < 5 --
2003 88 2,039 < 5 --
2002 93 1,907 < 5 --
2001 85 2,005 < 5 --
2000 68 2,299 < 5 --
1999 85 1,868 < 5 --
1998 86 1,815 < 5 --
1997 76 1,923 < 5 --
1996 76 1,910 < 5 --
1995 87 1,697 < 5 --
1994 75 1,899 < 5 --
1993 71 1,982 < 5 --
1992 82 1,779 < 5 --
1991 81 1,774 < 5 --
1990 118 1,353 < 5 --
1989 98 1,487 < 5 --
1988 97 1,433 < 5 --
1987 72 1,694 < 5 --
1986 96 1,357 < 5 --
1985 106 1,274 < 5 --
1984 114 1,173 < 5 --
1983 129 1,077 < 5 --
1982 127 1,112 < 5 --
1981 135 1,059 < 5 --
1980 138 1,041 < 5 --
1979 154 954 < 5 --
1978 143 973 < 5 --
1977 134 1,006 < 5 --
1976 131 975 < 5 --
1975 150 886 < 5 --
1974 156 846 < 5 --
1973 136 910 < 5 --
1972 151 858 < 5 --
1971 164 837 < 5 --
1970 160 846 < 5 --
1969 147 859 < 5 --
1968 165 780 < 5 --
1967 197 697 < 5 --
1966 213 665 < 5 --
1965 202 691 < 5 --
1964 262 627 < 5 --
1963 259 629 < 5 --
1962 266 615 < 5 --
1961 335 536 < 5 --
1960 363 507 < 5 --
1959 384 500 < 5 --
1958 381 490 < 5 --
1957 434 455 < 5 --
1956 486 410 < 5 --
1955 521 386 < 5 --
1954 550 372 < 5 --
1953 606 336 < 5 --
1952 636 321 < 5 --
1951 604 322 < 5 --
1950 757 283 < 5 --
1949 744 281 < 5 --
1948 891 250 < 5 --
1947 876 250 6 3,634
1946 885 240 < 5 --
1945 932 210 5 3,638
1944 1,010 199 < 5 --
1943 1,079 197 < 5 --
1942 1,206 183 11 2,348
1941 1,283 167 8 2,814
1940 1,301 161 7 3,046
1939 1,373 157 10 2,399
1938 1,454 152 13 2,066
1937 1,590 140 10 2,429
1936 1,666 135 9 2,569
1935 1,739 131 15 1,893
1934 1,836 127 14 1,992
1933 1,866 120 13 2,065
1932 1,978 123 17 1,830
1931 1,987 119 16 1,901
1930 2,213 113 15 2,039
1929 2,199 113 16 1,979
1928 2,345 111 14 2,234
1927 2,678 105 11 2,645
1926 2,722 102 18 1,887
1925 2,938 98 10 2,873
1924 3,074 92 19 1,878
1923 3,184 88 8 3,370
1922 3,274 83 8 3,450
1921 3,513 80 11 2,749
1920 3,762 76 13 2,419
1919 3,726 69 12 2,465
1918 4,048 65 9 3,031
1917 3,808 65 13 2,247
1916 3,862 61 9 2,867
1915 3,679 63 11 2,403
1914 2,952 61 7 2,826
1913 2,645 58 6 2,702
1912 2,365 59 10 1,702
1911 1,866 54 6 1,679
1910 1,928 51 6 1,534
1909 1,768 51 < 5 --
1908 1,757 49 7 1,186
1907 1,671 50 7 1,172
1906 1,596 49 7 1,083
1905 1,626 48 7 1,057
1904 1,560 44 < 5 --
1903 1,491 45 < 5 --
1902 1,566 42 6 1,106
1901 1,454 41 9 762
1900 1,850 43 12 767
1899 1,510 41 6 1,015
1898 1,810 36 6 1,088
1897 1,693 37 6 1,027
1896 1,696 34 6 1,068
1895 1,833 30 9 781
1894 1,767 30 11 658
1893 1,770 27 16 475
1892 1,738 30 9 780
1891 1,647 25 9 682
1890 1,821 20 9 719
1889 1,752 19 8 768
1888 1,736 21 8 798
1887 1,457 19 10 619
1886 1,492 17 5 1,063
1885 1,432 16 6 902
1884 1,417 17 9 688
1883 1,246 17 < 5 --
1882 1,138 19 6 915
1881 1,096 14 7 757
1880 995 18 6 881

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.