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Norah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Norah?

The somewhat popular name Norah was the 140th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #136 in 2017 with 2,153 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Norah was 7 in 1936.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Norah occurred roughly during the years 1880-1883, 1911-1914, 1921-1924, 1939-1942, 1954-1958, 1969-1973, 1985-1988, and 1995-2014.

Where is the name Norah popularity headed?

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

Norah's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Norah lately has risen.

The name Norah is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Norah (Girl)Norah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,999 140 < 5 --
2017 2,153 136 < 5 --
2016 2,024 154 < 5 --
2015 2,028 159 < 5 --
2014 2,007 163 < 5 --
2013 1,724 187 < 5 --
2012 1,502 210 < 5 --
2011 1,217 263 < 5 --
2010 1,091 298 < 5 --
2009 959 343 < 5 --
2008 666 476 < 5 --
2007 688 468 < 5 --
2006 591 516 < 5 --
2005 558 524 < 5 --
2004 476 590 6 10,934
2003 303 818 < 5 --
2002 96 1,861 < 5 --
2001 64 2,452 < 5 --
2000 56 2,660 < 5 --
1999 44 3,035 < 5 --
1998 42 3,055 < 5 --
1997 24 4,476 < 5 --
1996 35 3,347 < 5 --
1995 29 3,747 < 5 --
1994 30 3,676 < 5 --
1993 35 3,269 < 5 --
1992 39 3,019 < 5 --
1991 38 3,024 < 5 --
1990 38 3,006 < 5 --
1989 42 2,702 < 5 --
1988 38 2,779 < 5 --
1987 27 3,385 < 5 --
1986 29 3,182 < 5 --
1985 28 3,213 < 5 --
1984 37 2,555 < 5 --
1983 30 2,888 < 5 --
1982 27 3,231 < 5 --
1981 35 2,639 < 5 --
1980 32 2,841 < 5 --
1979 32 2,777 < 5 --
1978 24 3,253 < 5 --
1977 20 3,715 < 5 --
1976 30 2,640 < 5 --
1975 29 2,662 < 5 --
1974 23 3,062 < 5 --
1973 25 2,807 < 5 --
1972 22 3,027 < 5 --
1971 18 3,606 < 5 --
1970 16 3,826 < 5 --
1969 14 3,915 < 5 --
1968 17 3,270 < 5 --
1967 21 2,759 < 5 --
1966 19 2,914 < 5 --
1965 19 2,895 < 5 --
1964 21 2,800 < 5 --
1963 25 2,468 < 5 --
1962 24 2,511 < 5 --
1961 28 2,282 < 5 --
1960 25 2,409 < 5 --
1959 16 3,069 < 5 --
1958 37 1,812 < 5 --
1957 20 2,628 < 5 --
1956 14 3,282 < 5 --
1955 25 2,208 6 3,778
1954 19 2,573 < 5 --
1953 32 1,775 5 4,193
1952 16 2,765 6 3,628
1951 36 1,600 < 5 --
1950 22 2,104 5 4,046
1949 29 1,796 5 4,067
1948 22 2,111 7 3,224
1947 24 2,030 < 5 --
1946 21 2,075 5 3,873
1945 26 1,650 < 5 --
1944 15 2,366 < 5 --
1943 19 2,059 5 3,903
1942 23 1,791 < 5 --
1941 11 2,796 5 3,860
1940 16 2,078 5 3,802
1939 12 2,540 5 3,828
1938 15 2,196 < 5 --
1937 11 2,683 < 5 --
1936 7 3,624 < 5 --
1935 12 2,538 < 5 --
1934 15 2,150 6 3,566
1933 14 2,246 10 2,495
1932 13 2,459 8 3,023
1931 17 2,009 < 5 --
1930 13 2,525 < 5 --
1929 18 1,999 < 5 --
1928 20 1,948 < 5 --
1927 23 1,808 < 5 --
1926 11 3,000 5 4,640
1925 23 1,835 8 3,324
1924 27 1,670 6 4,209
1923 18 2,141 9 3,105
1922 21 1,946 < 5 --
1921 14 2,598 5 4,789
1920 23 1,792 < 5 --
1919 24 1,688 7 3,644
1918 22 1,793 < 5 --
1917 25 1,542 < 5 --
1916 14 2,337 < 5 --
1915 22 1,605 < 5 --
1914 21 1,424 < 5 --
1913 18 1,393 < 5 --
1912 10 1,945 < 5 --
1911 9 1,751 < 5 --
1910 12 1,403 < 5 --
1909 9 1,568 < 5 --
1908 11 1,325 < 5 --
1907 9 1,478 < 5 --
1906 12 1,140 < 5 --
1905 10 1,282 < 5 --
1904 7 1,612 < 5 --
1903 11 1,122 < 5 --
1902 16 897 < 5 --
1901 11 1,053 < 5 --
1900 18 911 < 5 --
1899 10 1,081 < 5 --
1898 11 1,086 < 5 --
1897 22 672 < 5 --
1896 18 781 < 5 --
1895 18 761 < 5 --
1894 13 891 < 5 --
1893 16 757 < 5 --
1892 11 948 < 5 --
1891 16 688 < 5 --
1890 11 861 < 5 --
1889 7 1,107 < 5 --
1888 15 682 < 5 --
1887 9 834 < 5 --
1886 12 685 < 5 --
1885 15 569 < 5 --
1884 12 633 < 5 --
1883 20 432 < 5 --
1882 13 523 < 5 --
1881 13 485 < 5 --
1880 9 618 < 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.