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Pearl Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Pearl?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Pearl, ranked the 647th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #24 was reached for the first time in 1889 and as recently as 1900.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1918 with 4,521 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Pearl in any given year was 123 in 1994.

Pearl, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1888, 1893-1896, 1897-1900, 1909-1916, 2003-2007, and 2008-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1927-1937, and 1962-1967.

For a number of years, the name Pearl has steadily increased in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Pearl has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Pearl?

Pearl's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Pearl still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Pearl has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Pearl (Girl)Pearl (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 455 647 < 5 --
2017 453 656 < 5 --
2016 548 567 < 5 --
2015 459 624 < 5 --
2014 453 628 < 5 --
2013 424 672 < 5 --
2012 368 755 < 5 --
2011 335 807 < 5 --
2010 267 959 < 5 --
2009 269 985 < 5 --
2008 259 1,017 < 5 --
2007 269 993 < 5 --
2006 244 1,051 < 5 --
2005 190 1,206 < 5 --
2004 196 1,160 < 5 --
2003 203 1,090 < 5 --
2002 199 1,071 < 5 --
2001 208 1,036 < 5 --
2000 200 1,047 < 5 --
1999 162 1,194 < 5 --
1998 164 1,154 < 5 --
1997 138 1,278 < 5 --
1996 175 1,061 < 5 --
1995 158 1,124 < 5 --
1994 123 1,362 < 5 --
1993 156 1,138 < 5 --
1992 157 1,129 < 5 --
1991 142 1,217 < 5 --
1990 131 1,256 < 5 --
1989 140 1,175 < 5 --
1988 148 1,070 < 5 --
1987 141 1,084 < 5 --
1986 162 977 < 5 --
1985 165 945 < 5 --
1984 169 888 < 5 --
1983 171 886 5 7,021
1982 190 829 < 5 --
1981 183 851 < 5 --
1980 168 900 6 6,043
1979 143 1,000 < 5 --
1978 132 1,035 < 5 --
1977 123 1,064 7 4,974
1976 143 916 6 5,428
1975 148 893 < 5 --
1974 148 878 < 5 --
1973 142 889 6 4,925
1972 168 806 6 4,828
1971 163 846 9 3,584
1970 161 842 < 5 --
1969 143 880 5 4,853
1968 172 760 < 5 --
1967 175 742 9 2,927
1966 195 702 12 2,423
1965 259 601 8 3,180
1964 285 587 10 2,792
1963 284 591 7 3,566
1962 364 510 < 5 --
1961 347 522 10 2,839
1960 370 505 7 3,575
1959 348 520 11 2,630
1958 391 482 13 2,337
1957 442 448 18 1,935
1956 468 422 15 2,151
1955 463 408 28 1,480
1954 494 387 15 2,097
1953 514 376 18 1,877
1952 516 363 12 2,349
1951 531 348 10 2,621
1950 589 320 18 1,795
1949 575 323 20 1,696
1948 689 290 19 1,749
1947 713 293 31 1,333
1946 678 284 22 1,548
1945 654 265 27 1,291
1944 757 238 29 1,252
1943 878 223 43 1,033
1942 1,092 191 42 1,048
1941 835 212 20 1,573
1940 908 197 29 1,271
1939 901 198 50 882
1938 1,006 189 44 959
1937 1,023 187 45 940
1936 1,119 172 40 1,006
1935 1,188 167 52 880
1934 1,338 154 38 1,072
1933 1,384 143 50 884
1932 1,617 138 45 989
1931 1,649 137 65 781
1930 2,069 121 67 792
1929 2,172 114 73 740
1928 2,367 110 81 707
1927 2,718 102 80 729
1926 2,899 96 71 774
1925 3,213 90 68 807
1924 3,635 78 85 721
1923 3,543 78 83 717
1922 3,848 71 78 752
1921 4,175 65 86 706
1920 4,204 62 91 672
1919 4,273 56 98 613
1918 4,521 56 101 613
1917 4,232 57 84 654
1916 4,073 57 70 721
1915 3,976 56 97 579
1914 3,223 56 57 676
1913 2,756 55 70 517
1912 2,528 54 53 554
1911 2,075 48 33 521
1910 2,177 39 23 614
1909 2,048 40 41 375
1908 2,075 39 36 393
1907 2,108 35 37 372
1906 2,035 35 34 360
1905 2,108 31 29 401
1904 2,015 30 30 376
1903 2,046 27 36 316
1902 2,100 28 35 334
1901 1,866 31 38 283
1900 2,512 24 41 342
1899 1,999 27 29 334
1898 2,158 26 39 303
1897 2,076 25 44 267
1896 2,101 25 37 310
1895 1,958 26 45 267
1894 1,789 28 55 234
1893 1,796 26 62 219
1892 1,831 26 39 296
1891 1,605 27 31 304
1890 1,741 24 48 245
1889 1,588 24 50 230
1888 1,591 26 69 213
1887 1,316 25 64 191
1886 1,204 29 73 186
1885 1,146 26 57 212
1884 1,138 25 62 212
1883 886 29 57 200
1882 824 33 58 216
1881 641 38 52 213
1880 569 47 62 196

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.