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Piper Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Piper?

In 2016 the popular name Piper, ranked the 67th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Piper has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #67 was reached for the first time in 2015 and as recently as 2016.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2015 with 4,122 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Piper was less than 5, most recently in 1950.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Piper occurred roughly during the years 1950-1953, 1960-1964, and 1991-2015, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1973-1976, and 1985-1988.

Piper became more popular as a girls name in 1951.

For a number of years, the name Piper has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Piper for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Piper?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

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

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   Piper (Girl)Piper (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 3,926 67 12 6,982
2015 4,122 67 14 6,210
2014 3,860 75 11 7,403
2013 3,182 97 7 10,431
2012 3,062 98 16 5,656
2011 2,732 110 9 8,586
2010 2,141 144 13 6,609
2009 2,188 147 7 10,671
2008 1,912 172 5 14,086
2007 1,482 240 < 5 --
2006 1,384 246 10 7,855
2005 1,261 259 13 6,123
2004 1,214 266 9 8,009
2003 902 343 7 9,358
2002 643 448 9 7,471
2001 705 411 8 8,107
2000 522 509 8 8,000
1999 324 697 9 6,949
1998 159 1,177 7 8,226
1997 179 1,065 5 10,395
1996 145 1,221 < 5 --
1995 98 1,556 < 5 --
1994 85 1,740 < 5 --
1993 73 1,934 < 5 --
1992 62 2,176 < 5 --
1991 63 2,127 < 5 --
1990 63 2,094 < 5 --
1989 54 2,239 < 5 --
1988 38 2,780 < 5 --
1987 57 1,980 < 5 --
1986 50 2,142 < 5 --
1985 59 1,893 < 5 --
1984 54 1,936 < 5 --
1983 54 1,922 < 5 --
1982 58 1,866 < 5 --
1981 70 1,657 < 5 --
1980 79 1,514 < 5 --
1979 69 1,638 < 5 --
1978 89 1,343 < 5 --
1977 86 1,334 < 5 --
1976 54 1,768 < 5 --
1975 68 1,511 < 5 --
1974 69 1,458 < 5 --
1973 69 1,427 < 5 --
1972 68 1,442 < 5 --
1971 64 1,539 < 5 --
1970 81 1,319 < 5 --
1969 60 1,540 < 5 --
1968 77 1,253 < 5 --
1967 59 1,454 < 5 --
1966 66 1,346 < 5 --
1965 51 1,572 < 5 --
1964 70 1,350 < 5 --
1963 48 1,665 < 5 --
1962 44 1,727 < 5 --
1961 32 2,102 < 5 --
1960 25 2,413 < 5 --
1959 24 2,383 < 5 --
1958 40 1,718 < 5 --
1957 40 1,722 < 5 --
1956 38 1,733 < 5 --
1955 31 1,935 < 5 --
1954 36 1,730 < 5 --
1953 40 1,559 < 5 --
1952 35 1,667 < 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.