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Nicol Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nicol?

The rare name Nicol was the 7,990th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Nicol, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #1,004 in 1970 with 125 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nicol in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1961.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nicol occurred roughly during the years 1961-1970, 1997-2000, and 2007-2011, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1972-1975, 1976-1979, 1980-1984, and 2013-2017.

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

Where is the name Nicol popularity headed?

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

Nicol's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Nicol has dropped significantly.

The name Nicol is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Nicol (Girl)Nicol (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 14 7,990 < 5 --
2017 11 9,745 < 5 --
2016 16 7,486 < 5 --
2015 21 6,176 < 5 --
2014 25 5,411 < 5 --
2013 42 3,679 < 5 --
2012 24 5,671 < 5 --
2011 37 4,049 < 5 --
2010 32 4,573 < 5 --
2009 26 5,492 < 5 --
2008 28 5,239 < 5 --
2007 25 5,646 < 5 --
2006 31 4,653 < 5 --
2005 30 4,552 < 5 --
2004 39 3,727 < 5 --
2003 29 4,496 < 5 --
2002 36 3,707 < 5 --
2001 30 4,172 < 5 --
2000 31 4,050 < 5 --
1999 27 4,272 < 5 --
1998 24 4,591 < 5 --
1997 11 8,177 < 5 --
1996 17 5,707 < 5 --
1995 15 6,173 < 5 --
1994 14 6,554 < 5 --
1993 20 4,938 < 5 --
1992 21 4,802 < 5 --
1991 22 4,601 < 5 --
1990 15 6,047 < 5 --
1989 34 3,141 < 5 --
1988 23 3,982 < 5 --
1987 20 4,226 < 5 --
1986 22 3,843 < 5 --
1985 30 3,059 < 5 --
1984 18 4,276 < 5 --
1983 31 2,834 < 5 --
1982 37 2,567 < 5 --
1981 35 2,638 < 5 --
1980 45 2,240 < 5 --
1979 42 2,292 < 5 --
1978 63 1,682 < 5 --
1977 53 1,895 < 5 --
1976 68 1,519 < 5 --
1975 65 1,555 < 5 --
1974 87 1,258 < 5 --
1973 89 1,209 7 4,372
1972 114 1,026 < 5 --
1971 102 1,143 6 4,753
1970 125 1,004 5 5,228
1969 107 1,062 5 4,831
1968 52 1,603 5 4,558
1967 29 2,257 < 5 --
1966 29 2,233 < 5 --
1965 11 4,128 < 5 --
1964 17 3,195 < 5 --
1963 10 4,456 < 5 --
1962 7 5,689 < 5 --
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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.