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Olive Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Olive?

Ranking 270th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Olive is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #82 in 1893.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1915 with 1,654 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Olive was 6 in 1988.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Olive occurred roughly during the years 1881-1884, 1911-1915, and 1994-2013, whereas 1921-1924, 1925-1936, 1937-1940, 1948-1951, and 1952-1961 were years of successive downward movement.

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

How popular will Olive be?

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

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

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   Olive (Girl)Olive (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,222 270 < 5 --
2017 1,251 254 6 11,785
2016 1,161 272 9 8,613
2015 1,211 264 < 5 --
2014 1,151 282 < 5 --
2013 1,096 291 < 5 --
2012 859 365 < 5 --
2011 763 415 < 5 --
2010 541 542 5 13,715
2009 512 588 < 5 --
2008 358 806 < 5 --
2007 270 990 < 5 --
2006 116 1,793 < 5 --
2005 88 2,116 < 5 --
2004 51 3,060 < 5 --
2003 51 2,983 < 5 --
2002 43 3,270 < 5 --
2001 37 3,613 < 5 --
2000 35 3,714 < 5 --
1999 23 4,834 < 5 --
1998 18 5,744 < 5 --
1997 15 6,407 < 5 --
1996 13 7,027 < 5 --
1995 12 7,386 < 5 --
1994 8 10,256 < 5 --
1993 16 5,865 < 5 --
1992 15 6,214 < 5 --
1991 8 9,985 < 5 --
1990 13 6,748 < 5 --
1989 10 7,866 < 5 --
1988 6 11,336 < 5 --
1987 7 9,503 < 5 --
1986 9 7,551 < 5 --
1985 14 5,270 < 5 --
1984 7 8,846 < 5 --
1983 11 6,095 < 5 --
1982 8 7,987 < 5 --
1981 8 7,911 < 5 --
1980 13 5,448 < 5 --
1979 12 5,643 < 5 --
1978 9 6,761 < 5 --
1977 9 6,709 < 5 --
1976 11 5,476 < 5 --
1975 15 4,296 < 5 --
1974 17 3,818 < 5 --
1973 9 5,914 < 5 --
1972 13 4,464 < 5 --
1971 10 5,404 < 5 --
1970 17 3,675 < 5 --
1969 19 3,167 < 5 --
1968 16 3,411 < 5 --
1967 19 2,939 < 5 --
1966 22 2,638 < 5 --
1965 23 2,588 < 5 --
1964 22 2,723 < 5 --
1963 28 2,286 < 5 --
1962 36 1,937 < 5 --
1961 24 2,518 < 5 --
1960 48 1,631 < 5 --
1959 40 1,754 < 5 --
1958 39 1,759 < 5 --
1957 55 1,435 6 3,863
1956 57 1,392 < 5 --
1955 50 1,437 < 5 --
1954 58 1,306 < 5 --
1953 72 1,144 < 5 --
1952 80 1,058 < 5 --
1951 67 1,149 < 5 --
1950 99 892 < 5 --
1949 97 902 < 5 --
1948 122 780 6 3,573
1947 98 896 < 5 --
1946 123 730 < 5 --
1945 134 630 6 3,220
1944 110 721 < 5 --
1943 203 529 5 3,911
1942 180 555 < 5 --
1941 208 487 < 5 --
1940 169 527 < 5 --
1939 235 441 < 5 --
1938 234 440 6 3,426
1937 251 409 8 2,833
1936 276 382 8 2,791
1935 294 371 < 5 --
1934 327 347 7 3,200
1933 387 317 11 2,322
1932 484 283 7 3,282
1931 514 274 12 2,298
1930 539 278 12 2,411
1929 652 245 < 5 --
1928 790 223 10 2,793
1927 878 216 11 2,650
1926 872 213 8 3,306
1925 975 204 7 3,647
1924 1,058 198 < 5 --
1923 1,222 179 8 3,385
1922 1,323 169 13 2,444
1921 1,567 154 20 1,810
1920 1,552 151 11 2,718
1919 1,488 149 11 2,622
1918 1,618 143 17 1,971
1917 1,566 138 11 2,522
1916 1,616 132 8 3,114
1915 1,654 123 13 2,144
1914 1,200 127 9 2,400
1913 994 129 5 3,135
1912 874 131 14 1,329
1911 699 121 7 1,499
1910 646 125 8 1,282
1909 645 112 6 1,404
1908 648 111 < 5 --
1907 568 118 < 5 --
1906 561 111 6 1,208
1905 598 107 6 1,196
1904 573 106 < 5 --
1903 597 97 6 1,096
1902 593 99 < 5 --
1901 539 98 < 5 --
1900 705 95 7 1,136
1899 565 98 5 1,160
1898 644 93 < 5 --
1897 583 92 < 5 --
1896 583 90 < 5 --
1895 577 91 < 5 --
1894 589 88 < 5 --
1893 589 82 < 5 --
1892 583 83 7 930
1891 509 85 6 928
1890 491 89 < 5 --
1889 464 88 5 1,073
1888 465 87 < 5 --
1887 394 85 < 5 --
1886 404 84 < 5 --
1885 349 86 5 1,054
1884 360 84 < 5 --
1883 294 91 < 5 --
1882 291 88 < 5 --
1881 211 100 < 5 --
1880 224 95 < 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.