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Rebecca Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rebecca?

Ranking 207th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2016, the name Rebecca is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 250, this name has been part of the top 250 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 10, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1973 and as recently as 1974.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1981 with 16,739 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Rebecca was 226 in 1881.

Rebecca, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1897-1900, 1911-1915, 1935-1942, 1943-1953, 1967-1973, and 1978-1981, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1954-1958, 1981-1986, 1992-1995, and 1997-2015.

Rebecca's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Rebecca be?

The popularity trend for Rebecca has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Rebecca for their newborn has dropped.

The name Rebecca is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Rebecca is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Rebecca (Girl)Rebecca (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 1,563 207 < 5 --
2015 1,718 188 < 5 --
2014 1,777 181 < 5 --
2013 1,794 177 < 5 --
2012 2,010 157 < 5 --
2011 2,113 148 < 5 --
2010 2,286 135 < 5 --
2009 2,463 132 5 14,023
2008 2,910 119 7 10,752
2007 3,213 105 5 13,940
2006 3,559 96 6 11,722
2005 4,003 81 9 8,151
2004 4,456 70 22 4,101
2003 4,858 63 6 10,569
2002 5,211 54 8 8,270
2001 5,883 46 7 9,009
2000 7,061 39 8 8,032
1999 7,427 38 11 5,959
1998 8,418 30 11 5,751
1997 9,624 26 10 5,992
1996 10,624 24 12 5,114
1995 9,904 28 14 4,453
1994 11,279 24 16 4,048
1993 12,316 22 20 3,342
1992 13,111 20 20 3,308
1991 13,297 21 32 2,283
1990 13,671 21 39 1,962
1989 12,433 24 84 1,160
1988 11,869 26 39 1,786
1987 11,629 25 47 1,526
1986 11,788 26 56 1,315
1985 12,702 25 52 1,346
1984 13,346 23 45 1,437
1983 14,712 19 59 1,189
1982 15,726 15 64 1,144
1981 16,739 12 64 1,148
1980 15,280 17 48 1,374
1979 14,547 17 52 1,284
1978 13,800 17 56 1,195
1977 14,194 17 58 1,153
1976 14,492 12 53 1,189
1975 13,926 11 70 983
1974 15,167 10 49 1,189
1973 14,870 10 56 1,089
1972 13,257 14 64 1,013
1971 12,195 23 46 1,231
1970 10,857 29 29 1,605
1969 10,950 28 38 1,293
1968 10,230 33 29 1,475
1967 9,818 39 29 1,440
1966 9,777 40 37 1,255
1965 10,215 41 27 1,509
1964 9,473 46 23 1,686
1963 9,393 44 29 1,475
1962 9,406 47 22 1,749
1961 10,234 44 30 1,488
1960 9,968 38 24 1,681
1959 10,475 38 20 1,849
1958 10,405 41 16 2,076
1957 11,486 34 32 1,408
1956 12,174 27 19 1,873
1955 12,393 27 21 1,714
1954 13,211 26 20 1,743
1953 12,959 24 21 1,701
1952 12,224 30 23 1,605
1951 10,935 32 15 2,032
1950 9,426 36 17 1,866
1949 8,775 40 18 1,811
1948 6,796 50 16 1,931
1947 6,331 52 13 2,232
1946 4,840 68 10 2,506
1945 3,331 85 6 3,247
1944 3,247 84 12 2,170
1943 3,268 87 7 3,174
1942 3,241 85 11 2,357
1941 2,925 86 8 2,831
1940 2,555 96 12 2,160
1939 1,795 134 9 2,583
1938 1,574 145 9 2,614
1937 1,208 166 9 2,628
1936 1,201 164 10 2,415
1935 1,208 163 < 5 --
1934 1,161 165 6 3,596
1933 1,073 169 < 5 --
1932 1,189 163 7 3,302
1931 1,089 170 8 3,043
1930 1,113 176 7 3,524
1929 1,084 181 < 5 --
1928 1,122 183 < 5 --
1927 1,260 170 6 4,108
1926 1,144 185 5 4,701
1925 1,204 182 8 3,344
1924 1,359 171 6 4,253
1923 1,273 174 7 3,745
1922 1,296 173 7 3,796
1921 1,272 175 < 5 --
1920 1,269 175 8 3,432
1919 1,267 170 < 5 --
1918 1,243 172 10 2,844
1917 1,215 165 < 5 --
1916 1,132 169 < 5 --
1915 1,169 159 < 5 --
1914 890 162 7 2,853
1913 739 158 5 3,176
1912 754 144 < 5 --
1911 546 148 < 5 --
1910 519 154 < 5 --
1909 470 151 7 1,247
1908 451 149 < 5 --
1907 400 159 < 5 --
1906 397 150 < 5 --
1905 402 148 < 5 --
1904 371 146 < 5 --
1903 334 154 < 5 --
1902 382 144 < 5 --
1901 342 144 < 5 --
1900 503 126 < 5 --
1899 347 135 < 5 --
1898 376 136 < 5 --
1897 376 129 < 5 --
1896 371 128 < 5 --
1895 386 122 < 5 --
1894 399 118 < 5 --
1893 358 121 < 5 --
1892 353 125 < 5 --
1891 320 123 < 5 --
1890 374 107 < 5 --
1889 337 114 < 5 --
1888 337 111 < 5 --
1887 275 110 < 5 --
1886 355 95 < 5 --
1885 302 99 < 5 --
1884 278 102 < 5 --
1883 244 103 < 5 --
1882 259 99 < 5 --
1881 226 96 < 5 --
1880 236 92 < 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.