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Phoenix Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Phoenix?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Phoenix, ranked the 252nd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Phoenix has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #252 for the first time this year with 1,444 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Phoenix was less than 5, most recently in 1987.

Phoenix, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1987-1995, 1996-2007, and 2011-2017.

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

Phoenix's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Phoenix for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Phoenix?

Phoenix's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Phoenix is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Phoenix (Girl)Phoenix (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 893 353 1,444 252
2017 856 363 1,344 267
2016 725 442 1,234 292
2015 695 453 1,161 307
2014 633 492 910 354
2013 618 487 787 381
2012 512 573 793 380
2011 443 646 729 388
2010 435 666 765 377
2009 403 717 824 367
2008 425 705 742 398
2007 409 715 694 419
2006 336 812 675 422
2005 286 883 527 475
2004 280 879 417 551
2003 237 981 398 563
2002 150 1,306 321 616
2001 155 1,275 302 629
2000 137 1,367 180 876
1999 112 1,529 164 914
1998 110 1,530 159 907
1997 107 1,523 149 916
1996 98 1,596 116 1,054
1995 97 1,570 134 962
1994 80 1,808 122 1,007
1993 50 2,513 44 1,889
1992 35 3,256 33 2,289
1991 32 3,423 26 2,666
1990 41 2,837 24 2,754
1989 38 2,910 17 3,413
1988 20 4,441 10 4,695
1987 9 7,814 < 5 --
1986 9 7,559 < 5 --
1985 10 6,804 < 5 --
1984 6 9,993 5 7,042
1983 15 4,820 < 5 --
1982 13 5,446 < 5 --
1981 10 6,673 < 5 --
1980 18 4,263 < 5 --
1979 28 3,045 5 6,793
1978 27 2,994 < 5 --
1977 18 4,017 < 5 --
1976 17 3,916 < 5 --
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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.