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Pamela Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Pamela?

In 2017 the uncommon name Pamela, ranked the 1,462nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Pamela is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #10 was reached in 1953.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1954 with 27,366 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Pamela was less than 5, most recently in 1909.

Approximately during the years 1910-1915, 1916-1929, 1931-1954, and 1978-1981, the name Pamela took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1956-1977, 1982-1993, and 2008-2013.

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

For a number of years, the name Pamela has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Pamela for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Pamela?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Pamela is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Pamela is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Pamela (Girl)Pamela (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 153 1,462 < 5 --
2016 183 1,303 < 5 --
2015 167 1,402 < 5 --
2014 185 1,288 < 5 --
2013 204 1,179 < 5 --
2012 215 1,148 < 5 --
2011 266 961 < 5 --
2010 258 983 < 5 --
2009 331 844 < 5 --
2008 455 671 < 5 --
2007 514 582 < 5 --
2006 566 532 < 5 --
2005 457 620 < 5 --
2004 540 527 5 12,720
2003 673 447 < 5 --
2002 530 517 < 5 --
2001 579 482 < 5 --
2000 606 458 < 5 --
1999 655 421 5 11,148
1998 714 388 < 5 --
1997 768 360 < 5 --
1996 814 341 < 5 --
1995 687 384 < 5 --
1994 751 352 < 5 --
1993 806 324 7 7,399
1992 918 303 5 9,435
1991 1,085 259 7 7,070
1990 1,194 238 11 4,906
1989 1,334 199 12 4,451
1988 1,511 184 7 6,259
1987 1,784 153 11 4,165
1986 2,017 138 7 5,758
1985 2,468 116 11 3,972
1984 2,641 104 8 4,854
1983 3,030 91 10 4,065
1982 3,545 82 16 2,937
1981 3,883 76 12 3,556
1980 3,536 86 7 5,350
1979 3,366 90 13 3,307
1978 2,690 109 8 4,449
1977 2,831 102 14 3,008
1976 3,367 84 20 2,307
1975 4,178 70 17 2,513
1974 5,272 54 21 2,097
1973 5,814 47 20 2,100
1972 7,476 34 21 2,006
1971 10,142 28 43 1,285
1970 12,909 26 51 1,164
1969 13,359 24 60 998
1968 14,031 20 40 1,212
1967 15,368 17 49 1,056
1966 16,251 14 38 1,230
1965 17,470 12 36 1,290
1964 19,825 11 40 1,231
1963 20,585 14 63 952
1962 21,271 13 35 1,334
1961 21,683 15 48 1,143
1960 22,093 14 53 1,068
1959 24,711 12 38 1,272
1958 25,262 11 58 1,003
1957 25,016 12 48 1,113
1956 26,914 12 42 1,181
1955 26,697 12 38 1,235
1954 27,366 12 37 1,240
1953 25,756 10 32 1,348
1952 20,877 17 31 1,373
1951 18,572 16 27 1,447
1950 16,204 17 27 1,421
1949 15,130 21 23 1,571
1948 14,279 22 28 1,395
1947 12,400 28 28 1,415
1946 9,366 34 25 1,429
1945 6,169 42 14 1,909
1944 6,203 44 23 1,427
1943 4,838 54 21 1,565
1942 2,632 106 9 2,665
1941 1,468 155 7 3,071
1940 631 251 < 5 --
1939 338 347 < 5 --
1938 313 370 < 5 --
1937 265 399 < 5 --
1936 220 434 < 5 --
1935 194 458 < 5 --
1934 147 535 < 5 --
1933 108 632 < 5 --
1932 97 691 < 5 --
1931 99 672 < 5 --
1930 94 725 < 5 --
1929 110 668 < 5 --
1928 100 709 < 5 --
1927 67 915 < 5 --
1926 76 852 < 5 --
1925 75 864 < 5 --
1924 51 1,105 < 5 --
1923 50 1,083 < 5 --
1922 38 1,281 < 5 --
1921 33 1,430 < 5 --
1920 27 1,618 < 5 --
1919 22 1,793 < 5 --
1918 18 2,086 < 5 --
1917 17 2,079 < 5 --
1916 12 2,618 < 5 --
1915 22 1,608 < 5 --
1914 13 1,989 < 5 --
1913 16 1,513 < 5 --
1912 17 1,337 < 5 --
1911 8 1,921 < 5 --
1910 5 2,704 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 6 1,903 < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 5 2,108 < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 5 2,160 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 6 1,652 < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 5 1,761 < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.