Names of the Week
Fact of the Week
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.  More

Olivia Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Olivia?

Ranking 2nd in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Olivia is uber popular.

Currently in the top 10, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #2 for the first time in 2014 and as recently as 2017.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2014 with 19,791 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Olivia was 44 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Olivia occurred roughly during the years 1885-1889, 1890-1894, 1895-1898, 1909-1916, 1937-1942, 1973-1976, 1983-2003, 2005-2008, and 2010-2014.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Olivia be?

Olivia's popularity has been moving upward for some time. however, the number of children named Olivia lately has remained about the same.

The name Olivia is a huge favorite and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Olivia (Girl)Olivia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 18,632 2 10 7,920
2016 19,327 2 15 5,958
2015 19,669 2 9 8,505
2014 19,791 2 23 4,345
2013 18,414 3 24 4,137
2012 17,310 4 18 5,191
2011 17,321 4 17 5,361
2010 17,022 4 28 3,776
2009 17,433 3 18 5,249
2008 17,078 4 31 3,545
2007 16,580 7 17 5,363
2006 15,498 7 17 5,236
2005 15,691 5 23 4,024
2004 16,105 4 73 1,745
2003 16,146 5 22 3,935
2002 14,630 10 17 4,644
2001 13,978 10 11 6,321
2000 12,852 16 6 9,978
1999 11,254 20 18 4,109
1998 10,610 21 16 4,351
1997 9,477 27 12 5,186
1996 8,123 34 12 5,097
1995 7,624 39 12 5,028
1994 6,432 50 10 5,768
1993 6,339 50 7 7,392
1992 5,803 58 14 4,266
1991 5,598 61 9 5,809
1990 4,625 72 15 3,909
1989 2,436 123 30 2,278
1988 2,138 134 9 5,091
1987 1,695 166 11 4,162
1986 1,231 215 7 5,752
1985 1,021 248 < 5 --
1984 1,163 222 7 5,409
1983 1,086 228 < 5 --
1982 1,127 228 < 5 --
1981 1,029 244 7 5,326
1980 1,118 229 5 6,992
1979 1,253 210 6 5,853
1978 1,312 199 5 6,497
1977 1,104 225 7 4,961
1976 1,233 196 6 5,415
1975 1,049 232 9 3,858
1974 506 400 5 5,775
1973 360 489 < 5 --
1972 348 503 < 5 --
1971 335 543 < 5 --
1970 351 539 < 5 --
1969 348 526 < 5 --
1968 324 531 < 5 --
1967 347 510 < 5 --
1966 334 516 < 5 --
1965 442 456 < 5 --
1964 425 471 < 5 --
1963 449 460 < 5 --
1962 429 465 < 5 --
1961 435 467 < 5 --
1960 484 442 < 5 --
1959 491 434 < 5 --
1958 557 387 < 5 --
1957 518 407 < 5 --
1956 537 385 6 3,820
1955 606 350 < 5 --
1954 647 335 < 5 --
1953 619 334 < 5 --
1952 693 305 < 5 --
1951 665 304 < 5 --
1950 769 275 < 5 --
1949 854 259 < 5 --
1948 848 261 < 5 --
1947 857 255 < 5 --
1946 728 268 < 5 --
1945 621 278 < 5 --
1944 729 246 5 3,778
1943 694 267 < 5 --
1942 742 252 6 3,460
1941 587 265 6 3,401
1940 540 269 < 5 --
1939 429 296 < 5 --
1938 446 298 < 5 --
1937 393 312 5 3,887
1936 381 311 < 5 --
1935 365 332 6 3,542
1934 359 330 < 5 --
1933 369 326 5 4,013
1932 400 318 < 5 --
1931 380 327 7 3,313
1930 402 328 8 3,211
1929 458 312 7 3,460
1928 442 311 < 5 --
1927 499 299 < 5 --
1926 466 309 < 5 --
1925 527 294 5 4,713
1924 501 299 6 4,216
1923 528 281 7 3,718
1922 536 280 < 5 --
1921 502 294 < 5 --
1920 523 287 < 5 --
1919 471 295 < 5 --
1918 466 296 < 5 --
1917 476 285 < 5 --
1916 446 283 < 5 --
1915 372 302 < 5 --
1914 340 285 < 5 --
1913 287 279 < 5 --
1912 285 264 < 5 --
1911 191 283 < 5 --
1910 211 266 < 5 --
1909 179 270 < 5 --
1908 181 263 < 5 --
1907 171 263 < 5 --
1906 181 241 < 5 --
1905 153 265 < 5 --
1904 157 250 < 5 --
1903 130 272 < 5 --
1902 130 273 < 5 --
1901 126 259 < 5 --
1900 167 251 < 5 --
1899 110 274 < 5 --
1898 141 251 < 5 --
1897 131 247 < 5 --
1896 114 270 < 5 --
1895 117 262 < 5 --
1894 127 240 < 5 --
1893 107 259 < 5 --
1892 101 264 < 5 --
1891 66 311 < 5 --
1890 85 271 < 5 --
1889 100 234 < 5 --
1888 71 276 < 5 --
1887 69 253 < 5 --
1886 72 242 < 5 --
1885 59 261 < 5 --
1884 54 267 < 5 --
1883 46 268 < 5 --
1882 52 240 < 5 --
1881 51 215 < 5 --
1880 44 235 < 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.