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Peggy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Peggy?

In 2017 the rare name Peggy, ranked the 5,594th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #31 was reached in 1937.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1958 with 10,070 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Peggy was less than 5, most recently in 1881.

Peggy, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1906, 1907-1932, 1943-1947, 1955-1958, and 2015-2016, whereas 1958-1983, and 1987-2004 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Peggy 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 Peggy has been spiralling downward in popularity. however, the number of children named Peggy lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Peggy?

Peggy's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Peggy is very unique 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, Peggy is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Peggy (Girl)Peggy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 23 5,594 < 5 --
2016 19 6,593 < 5 --
2015 13 8,800 < 5 --
2014 22 5,936 < 5 --
2013 17 7,285 < 5 --
2012 25 5,509 < 5 --
2011 24 5,676 < 5 --
2010 18 7,142 < 5 --
2009 27 5,338 < 5 --
2008 27 5,396 < 5 --
2007 32 4,636 < 5 --
2006 32 4,546 < 5 --
2005 34 4,175 < 5 --
2004 21 5,914 < 5 --
2003 33 4,088 < 5 --
2002 33 3,952 < 5 --
2001 42 3,298 < 5 --
2000 56 2,661 < 5 --
1999 51 2,724 < 5 --
1998 55 2,520 < 5 --
1997 77 1,912 < 5 --
1996 66 2,100 < 5 --
1995 91 1,634 < 5 --
1994 98 1,571 < 5 --
1993 114 1,424 < 5 --
1992 124 1,348 < 5 --
1991 147 1,188 < 5 --
1990 181 1,007 < 5 --
1989 214 868 < 5 --
1988 227 808 < 5 --
1987 233 770 < 5 --
1986 256 704 < 5 --
1985 250 698 < 5 --
1984 328 563 < 5 --
1983 285 613 < 5 --
1982 367 533 < 5 --
1981 437 483 < 5 --
1980 489 440 < 5 --
1979 518 413 < 5 --
1978 612 352 < 5 --
1977 715 329 5 6,581
1976 759 303 5 6,243
1975 897 268 < 5 --
1974 943 270 < 5 --
1973 1,145 220 < 5 --
1972 1,344 208 < 5 --
1971 1,690 184 9 3,585
1970 1,900 174 12 2,845
1969 2,057 158 9 3,249
1968 2,114 155 6 4,012
1967 2,263 151 13 2,318
1966 2,649 139 8 3,171
1965 3,105 123 11 2,577
1964 3,844 106 7 3,525
1963 4,105 106 12 2,504
1962 4,899 93 17 2,012
1961 5,566 88 15 2,210
1960 6,432 69 13 2,394
1959 7,409 57 17 2,027
1958 10,070 42 14 2,236
1957 7,381 62 23 1,707
1956 7,490 63 20 1,804
1955 7,984 51 14 2,204
1954 8,454 48 13 2,287
1953 8,760 44 18 1,876
1952 8,991 43 22 1,650
1951 9,211 40 15 2,027
1950 8,533 41 14 2,091
1949 9,118 38 15 2,004
1948 9,088 38 18 1,799
1947 8,877 42 23 1,587
1946 7,398 43 18 1,744
1945 5,840 45 10 2,356
1944 6,018 45 12 2,165
1943 6,510 41 24 1,453
1942 6,578 42 22 1,522
1941 6,559 39 29 1,247
1940 6,128 37 14 1,965
1939 6,048 34 28 1,268
1938 6,341 35 33 1,144
1937 6,377 31 28 1,284
1936 6,068 35 34 1,134
1935 5,268 36 28 1,289
1934 6,026 36 16 1,838
1933 5,532 36 28 1,274
1932 5,445 40 16 1,902
1931 5,077 42 21 1,581
1930 4,084 67 14 2,150
1929 3,779 70 16 1,983
1928 3,381 76 9 3,016
1927 2,858 96 10 2,860
1926 2,622 104 8 3,311
1925 2,321 117 6 4,085
1924 2,074 133 7 3,770
1923 1,592 155 < 5 --
1922 1,304 171 < 5 --
1921 1,066 195 < 5 --
1920 875 219 < 5 --
1919 735 235 < 5 --
1918 735 234 < 5 --
1917 580 257 < 5 --
1916 554 258 < 5 --
1915 423 285 < 5 --
1914 373 270 < 5 --
1913 276 283 < 5 --
1912 251 289 < 5 --
1911 192 282 < 5 --
1910 204 272 < 5 --
1909 162 281 < 5 --
1908 150 289 < 5 --
1907 115 323 < 5 --
1906 140 280 < 5 --
1905 106 328 < 5 --
1904 111 307 < 5 --
1903 93 321 < 5 --
1902 82 353 < 5 --
1901 64 373 < 5 --
1900 77 380 < 5 --
1899 51 411 < 5 --
1898 58 408 < 5 --
1897 47 430 < 5 --
1896 45 433 < 5 --
1895 46 419 < 5 --
1894 33 502 < 5 --
1893 34 461 < 5 --
1892 25 561 < 5 --
1891 16 689 < 5 --
1890 23 557 < 5 --
1889 13 750 < 5 --
1888 14 716 < 5 --
1887 17 555 < 5 --
1886 15 598 < 5 --
1885 11 688 < 5 --
1884 9 780 < 5 --
1883 6 901 < 5 --
1882 6 881 < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 13 487 < 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.