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Rachael Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rachael?

Ranking 1,807th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Rachael is rare.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Rachael has seen higher popularity rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #98 in 1987.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1990 with 3,028 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Rachael was 7 in 1884.

Approximately during the years 1885-1888, 1892-1895, 1909-1916, 1945-1949, 1950-1953, 1962-1970, and 1971-1982, the name Rachael took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1926-1931, 1996-2004, and 2006-2017.

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Rachael be?

Rachael's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Rachael for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Rachael is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Rachael (Girl)Rachael (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 112 1,807 < 5 --
2017 116 1,794 < 5 --
2016 162 1,426 < 5 --
2015 185 1,298 < 5 --
2014 210 1,169 < 5 --
2013 244 1,022 < 5 --
2012 295 894 < 5 --
2011 321 825 < 5 --
2010 408 698 < 5 --
2009 491 614 < 5 --
2008 658 481 < 5 --
2007 834 393 < 5 --
2006 814 392 < 5 --
2005 797 392 < 5 --
2004 844 370 6 10,999
2003 970 321 < 5 --
2002 1,041 300 < 5 --
2001 1,304 244 < 5 --
2000 1,389 228 < 5 --
1999 1,654 187 < 5 --
1998 1,744 170 < 5 --
1997 2,039 154 < 5 --
1996 2,485 128 < 5 --
1995 2,605 120 < 5 --
1994 2,553 124 < 5 --
1993 2,745 117 5 9,814
1992 2,745 123 < 5 --
1991 2,915 114 < 5 --
1990 3,028 111 7 6,976
1989 2,832 109 16 3,579
1988 2,831 99 9 5,113
1987 2,832 98 17 3,042
1986 2,699 103 11 4,060
1985 2,762 100 7 5,599
1984 2,650 103 9 4,463
1983 2,411 123 12 3,568
1982 2,472 120 14 3,243
1981 2,131 132 11 3,793
1980 2,048 142 12 3,567
1979 1,853 151 10 4,006
1978 1,695 162 6 5,596
1977 1,488 185 5 6,605
1976 1,438 177 6 5,439
1975 1,376 185 7 4,664
1974 1,188 215 5 5,806
1973 972 258 < 5 --
1972 979 269 < 5 --
1971 850 312 < 5 --
1970 886 313 < 5 --
1969 725 333 < 5 --
1968 483 433 6 4,022
1967 447 447 < 5 --
1966 262 584 < 5 --
1965 216 670 < 5 --
1964 201 734 < 5 --
1963 195 736 < 5 --
1962 180 779 < 5 --
1961 189 757 < 5 --
1960 150 850 < 5 --
1959 140 878 < 5 --
1958 181 741 < 5 --
1957 123 932 < 5 --
1956 121 921 < 5 --
1955 115 919 < 5 --
1954 148 771 < 5 --
1953 143 766 < 5 --
1952 98 944 < 5 --
1951 93 965 < 5 --
1950 88 969 < 5 --
1949 101 875 < 5 --
1948 85 946 < 5 --
1947 77 1,011 < 5 --
1946 75 968 < 5 --
1945 55 1,058 < 5 --
1944 69 933 < 5 --
1943 61 1,026 < 5 --
1942 70 945 < 5 --
1941 65 916 < 5 --
1940 67 874 < 5 --
1939 60 916 < 5 --
1938 61 910 < 5 --
1937 55 938 < 5 --
1936 48 1,001 < 5 --
1935 50 981 < 5 --
1934 47 1,017 < 5 --
1933 50 983 < 5 --
1932 52 988 < 5 --
1931 34 1,256 < 5 --
1930 65 907 < 5 --
1929 57 958 < 5 --
1928 67 901 < 5 --
1927 86 785 < 5 --
1926 92 755 < 5 --
1925 83 818 < 5 --
1924 96 764 < 5 --
1923 103 720 < 5 --
1922 115 681 < 5 --
1921 144 607 < 5 --
1920 119 664 < 5 --
1919 118 640 < 5 --
1918 139 605 < 5 --
1917 145 564 < 5 --
1916 161 516 < 5 --
1915 96 672 < 5 --
1914 67 709 < 5 --
1913 60 672 < 5 --
1912 59 657 < 5 --
1911 43 664 < 5 --
1910 45 634 < 5 --
1909 21 902 < 5 --
1908 23 824 < 5 --
1907 21 831 < 5 --
1906 28 698 < 5 --
1905 23 774 < 5 --
1904 24 723 < 5 --
1903 32 587 < 5 --
1902 19 815 < 5 --
1901 19 762 < 5 --
1900 44 513 < 5 --
1899 22 676 < 5 --
1898 19 786 < 5 --
1897 18 757 < 5 --
1896 19 748 < 5 --
1895 26 603 < 5 --
1894 21 659 < 5 --
1893 16 761 < 5 --
1892 19 679 < 5 --
1891 17 660 < 5 --
1890 8 1,080 < 5 --
1889 16 655 < 5 --
1888 18 607 < 5 --
1887 13 655 < 5 --
1886 14 630 < 5 --
1885 8 834 < 5 --
1884 7 910 < 5 --
1883 9 683 < 5 --
1882 8 726 < 5 --
1881 8 667 < 5 --
1880 12 514 < 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.