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Phyllis Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Phyllis?

In 2018 the rare name Phyllis, ranked the 6,975th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #24 was reached in 1929.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1947 with 9,184 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Phyllis in any given year was 5 in 1881.

Phyllis, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1882-1898, 1899-1902, 1903-1928, and 1944-1947, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1947-1950, 1956-1976, 1982-1986, 1987-1990, 1995-1998, 2000-2003, and 2009-2012.

For a number of years, the name Phyllis has steadily decreased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Phyllis has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Phyllis?

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

The name Phyllis is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Phyllis (Girl)Phyllis (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 17 6,975 < 5 --
2017 21 5,970 < 5 --
2016 21 6,131 < 5 --
2015 22 5,977 < 5 --
2014 22 5,940 < 5 --
2013 19 6,652 < 5 --
2012 13 8,996 < 5 --
2011 20 6,503 < 5 --
2010 25 5,551 < 5 --
2009 22 6,249 < 5 --
2008 20 6,748 < 5 --
2007 24 5,853 < 5 --
2006 25 5,502 < 5 --
2005 31 4,463 < 5 --
2004 26 5,040 < 5 --
2003 29 4,500 < 5 --
2002 35 3,780 < 5 --
2001 42 3,299 < 5 --
2000 40 3,387 < 5 --
1999 43 3,092 < 5 --
1998 46 2,881 < 5 --
1997 56 2,384 < 5 --
1996 70 2,011 < 5 --
1995 69 2,000 < 5 --
1994 69 2,040 < 5 --
1993 87 1,720 < 5 --
1992 78 1,841 < 5 --
1991 82 1,764 < 5 --
1990 85 1,729 < 5 --
1989 95 1,514 < 5 --
1988 115 1,276 < 5 --
1987 120 1,203 < 5 --
1986 107 1,268 < 5 --
1985 129 1,123 < 5 --
1984 151 959 < 5 --
1983 172 885 < 5 --
1982 178 869 < 5 --
1981 182 856 < 5 --
1980 181 857 < 5 --
1979 204 782 < 5 --
1978 222 713 < 5 --
1977 238 665 < 5 --
1976 241 643 < 5 --
1975 325 531 < 5 --
1974 308 548 < 5 --
1973 404 457 < 5 --
1972 503 399 < 5 --
1971 624 375 7 4,273
1970 767 342 < 5 --
1969 905 301 < 5 --
1968 1,086 251 < 5 --
1967 1,396 215 7 3,466
1966 1,938 173 < 5 --
1965 2,465 155 7 3,474
1964 2,895 140 10 2,794
1963 3,243 131 6 3,922
1962 3,497 129 12 2,472
1961 3,839 120 16 2,122
1960 4,433 108 10 2,814
1959 4,687 103 9 2,983
1958 5,076 94 14 2,238
1957 5,307 90 9 2,969
1956 5,649 82 14 2,236
1955 5,688 74 20 1,772
1954 5,761 75 10 2,690
1953 5,964 69 5 4,213
1952 6,153 65 11 2,471
1951 6,790 57 15 2,029
1950 6,695 53 11 2,406
1949 7,314 50 18 1,808
1948 7,876 46 16 1,929
1947 9,184 37 18 1,836
1946 8,046 41 24 1,462
1945 6,530 40 19 1,567
1944 7,024 40 30 1,230
1943 7,607 39 28 1,333
1942 7,791 37 26 1,374
1941 7,347 35 27 1,293
1940 7,416 33 34 1,151
1939 7,590 30 24 1,384
1938 7,646 28 32 1,163
1937 7,244 27 27 1,305
1936 7,373 25 21 1,495
1935 7,368 27 31 1,220
1934 7,178 28 22 1,487
1933 7,111 28 29 1,248
1932 7,310 30 25 1,416
1931 7,212 29 22 1,524
1930 7,770 28 27 1,418
1929 7,996 24 22 1,596
1928 7,920 26 24 1,554
1927 7,424 29 19 1,854
1926 6,920 33 16 2,055
1925 6,486 40 16 2,062
1924 6,267 44 18 1,954
1923 5,476 45 5 4,742
1922 4,935 53 10 2,955
1921 4,591 60 9 3,164
1920 3,852 72 < 5 --
1919 3,189 84 < 5 --
1918 3,326 80 7 3,626
1917 2,696 92 10 2,688
1916 2,427 95 5 4,351
1915 2,088 100 5 4,266
1914 1,407 113 7 2,847
1913 1,054 122 5 3,155
1912 779 140 < 5 --
1911 527 155 < 5 --
1910 392 175 < 5 --
1909 352 172 < 5 --
1908 288 194 < 5 --
1907 262 200 < 5 --
1906 195 225 < 5 --
1905 183 235 < 5 --
1904 181 229 < 5 --
1903 150 245 < 5 --
1902 164 237 < 5 --
1901 124 261 < 5 --
1900 125 297 < 5 --
1899 111 272 < 5 --
1898 108 299 < 5 --
1897 67 359 < 5 --
1896 69 350 < 5 --
1895 65 350 < 5 --
1894 56 375 < 5 --
1893 53 373 < 5 --
1892 31 495 < 5 --
1891 31 469 < 5 --
1890 42 391 < 5 --
1889 25 510 < 5 --
1888 29 466 < 5 --
1887 18 533 < 5 --
1886 20 506 < 5 --
1885 11 689 < 5 --
1884 16 537 < 5 --
1883 15 512 < 5 --
1882 8 725 < 5 --
1881 5 919 < 5 --
1880 6 820 < 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.