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Niklas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Niklas?

The rare name Niklas was the 6,550th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 1397, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2000 with 90 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Niklas in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1977.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Niklas occurred roughly during the years 1986-1989, and 1991-1996, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2007-2011, and 2015-2017.

Where is the name Niklas popularity headed?

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

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

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

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   Niklas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 13 6,550
2017 29 3,737
2016 25 4,162
2015 24 4,240
2014 24 4,214
2013 44 2,690
2012 35 3,218
2011 30 3,574
2010 56 2,310
2009 49 2,575
2008 48 2,613
2007 66 2,085
2006 78 1,784
2005 77 1,733
2004 58 2,067
2003 74 1,682
2002 71 1,676
2001 73 1,625
2000 90 1,397
1999 71 1,569
1998 59 1,733
1997 78 1,410
1996 71 1,452
1995 40 2,087
1994 44 1,918
1993 34 2,277
1992 27 2,650
1991 28 2,524
1990 33 2,198
1989 31 2,234
1988 16 3,304
1987 12 3,893
1986 19 2,748
1985 17 2,909
1984 17 2,782
1983 9 4,383
1982 13 3,429
1981 7 5,318
1980 13 3,377
1979 11 3,743
1978 6 5,566
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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.