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Patricia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Patricia?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Patricia, ranked the 889th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Patricia has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 3, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1937 and as recently as 1952.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 1951 with 56,441 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Patricia in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1883.

Approximately during the years 1886-1889, 1891-1900, 1901-1942, and 1943-1947, the name Patricia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1951-1976, 1981-1987, and 1989-2011.

Patricia became more popular as a girls name in 1884.

The popularity trend for Patricia has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Patricia has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Patricia?

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

The name Patricia still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Patricia (Girl)Patricia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 302 889 < 5 --
2016 383 743 < 5 --
2015 348 808 < 5 --
2014 379 737 < 5 --
2013 419 677 < 5 --
2012 395 712 < 5 --
2011 429 660 < 5 --
2010 479 615 < 5 --
2009 564 535 < 5 --
2008 629 499 < 5 --
2007 725 444 < 5 --
2006 775 411 5 13,485
2005 879 356 < 5 --
2004 997 317 < 5 --
2003 1,012 307 5 12,253
2002 1,113 280 < 5 --
2001 1,223 261 < 5 --
2000 1,392 226 5 11,688
1999 1,532 201 5 11,151
1998 1,704 180 6 9,326
1997 1,781 169 6 8,965
1996 1,970 159 8 6,947
1995 2,161 150 8 6,820
1994 2,363 135 11 5,359
1993 2,660 125 18 3,606
1992 2,951 111 11 5,158
1991 3,417 101 18 3,425
1990 3,578 97 39 1,961
1989 3,606 89 47 1,673
1988 3,798 77 43 1,663
1987 3,913 76 38 1,748
1986 4,246 66 39 1,660
1985 4,400 64 34 1,779
1984 4,475 66 32 1,791
1983 4,923 60 31 1,805
1982 5,168 59 44 1,458
1981 5,285 53 27 2,027
1980 5,309 51 39 1,560
1979 5,650 44 38 1,555
1978 5,500 48 34 1,641
1977 5,905 47 32 1,695
1976 6,017 43 35 1,565
1975 7,050 36 29 1,743
1974 8,036 29 48 1,211
1973 8,475 27 52 1,143
1972 9,601 27 48 1,189
1971 11,464 26 51 1,155
1970 13,406 24 71 956
1969 14,953 18 65 956
1968 15,810 15 69 871
1967 17,748 11 64 906
1966 20,112 7 82 808
1965 23,555 6 64 928
1964 26,090 5 84 831
1963 25,369 7 72 886
1962 26,537 6 80 848
1961 28,870 6 77 873
1960 32,102 7 70 909
1959 35,219 6 87 822
1958 37,936 5 106 724
1957 39,275 8 91 791
1956 43,328 6 102 731
1955 46,221 6 91 767
1954 49,144 4 101 720
1953 51,013 4 126 638
1952 53,101 3 104 686
1951 56,441 3 128 625
1950 47,945 3 84 752
1949 46,330 3 103 676
1948 46,134 4 95 687
1947 51,278 3 120 629
1946 46,296 3 111 614
1945 35,839 4 99 608
1944 36,876 4 115 573
1943 39,623 3 146 516
1942 39,454 3 159 487
1941 36,901 3 154 475
1940 32,662 3 140 494
1939 29,706 3 110 548
1938 27,555 3 107 567
1937 26,838 3 99 581
1936 23,914 5 100 580
1935 22,876 5 86 636
1934 20,845 6 68 744
1933 18,629 6 76 683
1932 17,990 6 45 988
1931 16,468 8 46 980
1930 15,752 7 52 940
1929 13,624 10 43 1,051
1928 12,333 11 32 1,290
1927 10,553 18 38 1,173
1926 8,590 23 29 1,376
1925 8,095 28 23 1,618
1924 6,958 35 18 1,953
1923 4,799 56 < 5 --
1922 3,902 69 8 3,465
1921 3,381 84 10 2,931
1920 2,502 104 7 3,737
1919 2,144 114 8 3,315
1918 1,760 133 5 4,651
1917 1,441 147 6 3,874
1916 1,078 174 < 5 --
1915 895 189 < 5 --
1914 656 201 < 5 --
1913 588 190 < 5 --
1912 504 195 < 5 --
1911 325 218 < 5 --
1910 316 206 < 5 --
1909 233 234 < 5 --
1908 205 238 < 5 --
1907 177 260 < 5 --
1906 157 263 < 5 --
1905 121 307 < 5 --
1904 124 287 < 5 --
1903 79 358 < 5 --
1902 85 345 < 5 --
1901 68 367 < 5 --
1900 87 362 < 5 --
1899 56 388 < 5 --
1898 47 448 < 5 --
1897 49 419 < 5 --
1896 37 484 < 5 --
1895 35 498 < 5 --
1894 36 472 < 5 --
1893 28 531 < 5 --
1892 21 634 < 5 --
1891 12 832 < 5 --
1890 11 864 < 5 --
1889 17 635 < 5 --
1888 12 785 < 5 --
1887 10 781 < 5 --
1886 8 879 < 5 --
1885 5 1,164 < 5 --
1884 6 1,001 < 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.