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Pamela Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Pamela?

In 2016 the uncommon name Pamela, ranked the 1,304th 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 27,368 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
2016 182 1,304 < 5 --
2015 166 1,405 < 5 --
2014 185 1,288 < 5 --
2013 204 1,179 < 5 --
2012 215 1,147 < 5 --
2011 266 961 < 5 --
2010 258 983 < 5 --
2009 330 846 < 5 --
2008 455 671 < 5 --
2007 514 582 < 5 --
2006 566 532 < 5 --
2005 457 620 < 5 --
2004 539 527 5 12,720
2003 673 447 < 5 --
2002 530 517 < 5 --
2001 579 482 < 5 --
2000 606 458 < 5 --
1999 655 421 5 11,147
1998 714 388 < 5 --
1997 768 360 < 5 --
1996 815 341 < 5 --
1995 687 384 < 5 --
1994 751 352 < 5 --
1993 806 324 7 7,400
1992 918 303 5 9,433
1991 1,085 259 7 7,069
1990 1,194 238 11 4,906
1989 1,334 199 12 4,451
1988 1,511 184 7 6,258
1987 1,784 153 11 4,165
1986 2,017 138 7 5,756
1985 2,468 116 11 3,971
1984 2,641 104 8 4,854
1983 3,030 91 10 4,061
1982 3,546 82 16 2,936
1981 3,881 76 12 3,556
1980 3,535 86 7 5,350
1979 3,365 90 13 3,305
1978 2,691 109 8 4,449
1977 2,831 102 14 3,007
1976 3,366 84 20 2,306
1975 4,178 70 17 2,513
1974 5,273 54 21 2,097
1973 5,815 47 20 2,099
1972 7,478 34 21 2,005
1971 10,142 28 43 1,283
1970 12,911 26 51 1,165
1969 13,359 24 60 998
1968 14,031 20 40 1,212
1967 15,367 17 49 1,056
1966 16,255 14 38 1,230
1965 17,469 12 36 1,289
1964 19,824 11 40 1,231
1963 20,586 14 63 951
1962 21,273 13 35 1,333
1961 21,682 15 48 1,144
1960 22,092 14 53 1,068
1959 24,712 12 38 1,273
1958 25,264 11 58 1,003
1957 25,014 12 48 1,113
1956 26,913 12 42 1,181
1955 26,693 12 38 1,235
1954 27,368 12 37 1,240
1953 25,754 10 32 1,350
1952 20,873 17 31 1,373
1951 18,574 16 27 1,449
1950 16,205 17 27 1,421
1949 15,132 21 23 1,571
1948 14,278 22 28 1,395
1947 12,399 28 28 1,415
1946 9,365 34 25 1,430
1945 6,169 42 14 1,908
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 3,069
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 100 708 < 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 6 1,881 < 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.