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Rita Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Rita?

Ranking 1,251st in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Rita is uncommon.

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

Position 42, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1930.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1949 with 6,652 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Rita was 15 in 1883.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Rita occurred roughly during the years 1883-1889, 1890-1893, 1895-1898, 1904-1920, 1940-1943, and 1944-1947, whereas 1930-1934, 1965-1973, 1980-1983, 1986-1989, 1990-1993, and 2000-2003 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Rita be?

The popularity trend for Rita has been moving downward for a while. however, the number of children named Rita lately has remained about the same.

The name Rita is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Rita (Girl)Rita (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 184 1,251 < 5 --
2017 207 1,181 < 5 --
2016 209 1,191 < 5 --
2015 189 1,283 < 5 --
2014 170 1,368 < 5 --
2013 182 1,289 < 5 --
2012 169 1,382 < 5 --
2011 169 1,368 < 5 --
2010 176 1,340 < 5 --
2009 166 1,419 < 5 --
2008 186 1,327 < 5 --
2007 209 1,204 < 5 --
2006 207 1,180 < 5 --
2005 219 1,091 < 5 --
2004 215 1,075 < 5 --
2003 199 1,110 < 5 --
2002 244 918 < 5 --
2001 270 848 < 5 --
2000 251 881 < 5 --
1999 228 927 < 5 --
1998 246 864 < 5 --
1997 240 853 < 5 --
1996 303 704 < 5 --
1995 296 709 < 5 --
1994 317 671 < 5 --
1993 341 653 < 5 --
1992 389 589 < 5 --
1991 423 553 < 5 --
1990 434 545 < 5 --
1989 412 551 < 5 --
1988 485 465 < 5 --
1987 518 432 < 5 --
1986 544 408 < 5 --
1985 588 386 < 5 --
1984 606 378 7 5,456
1983 592 376 < 5 --
1982 708 339 < 5 --
1981 855 284 < 5 --
1980 838 298 9 4,419
1979 880 277 5 6,856
1978 892 263 9 4,100
1977 802 295 < 5 --
1976 859 271 < 5 --
1975 883 273 < 5 --
1974 991 256 < 5 --
1973 1,031 248 < 5 --
1972 1,199 230 7 4,345
1971 1,419 215 11 3,106
1970 1,588 203 11 3,029
1969 1,735 184 < 5 --
1968 2,076 159 10 2,876
1967 2,376 146 9 2,940
1966 2,688 135 13 2,311
1965 3,064 126 7 3,489
1964 3,469 122 11 2,630
1963 3,806 115 13 2,394
1962 4,102 110 17 2,019
1961 4,527 105 10 2,859
1960 5,029 96 15 2,188
1959 4,952 98 7 3,528
1958 5,335 88 20 1,824
1957 6,016 78 16 2,073
1956 6,052 79 8 3,161
1955 6,093 72 17 1,961
1954 6,537 67 15 2,100
1953 6,283 64 6 3,725
1952 6,149 66 12 2,352
1951 6,416 61 11 2,473
1950 6,423 56 14 2,099
1949 6,652 54 16 1,927
1948 5,835 59 10 2,579
1947 5,982 60 17 1,901
1946 5,533 56 13 2,122
1945 4,283 59 9 2,546
1944 4,529 55 10 2,439
1943 5,011 52 15 1,975
1942 4,706 55 15 1,929
1941 3,880 63 20 1,577
1940 3,441 70 14 1,970
1939 3,188 78 16 1,780
1938 3,357 74 8 2,822
1937 3,421 69 12 2,174
1936 3,333 69 21 1,498
1935 3,578 63 12 2,221
1934 3,683 63 15 1,913
1933 3,840 53 18 1,694
1932 4,256 53 28 1,318
1931 4,614 48 30 1,276
1930 5,468 42 21 1,640
1929 4,766 52 17 1,910
1928 4,809 57 22 1,637
1927 5,084 54 19 1,857
1926 5,014 50 13 2,406
1925 5,323 48 16 2,068
1924 5,381 49 12 2,598
1923 5,095 50 6 4,159
1922 4,977 52 8 3,477
1921 5,157 48 11 2,768
1920 4,979 52 13 2,430
1919 4,516 54 < 5 --
1918 4,447 58 11 2,668
1917 3,870 63 < 5 --
1916 3,477 67 7 3,449
1915 3,063 71 8 3,017
1914 2,010 87 < 5 --
1913 1,096 116 5 3,182
1912 636 165 < 5 --
1911 403 179 < 5 --
1910 333 198 < 5 --
1909 295 197 < 5 --
1908 255 212 < 5 --
1907 266 196 < 5 --
1906 203 219 < 5 --
1905 188 229 < 5 --
1904 166 242 < 5 --
1903 174 228 < 5 --
1902 148 257 < 5 --
1901 135 249 < 5 --
1900 162 256 < 5 --
1899 147 228 < 5 --
1898 146 244 < 5 --
1897 117 264 < 5 --
1896 109 275 < 5 --
1895 105 275 < 5 --
1894 104 273 < 5 --
1893 95 275 < 5 --
1892 87 291 < 5 --
1891 65 314 < 5 --
1890 54 349 < 5 --
1889 75 276 < 5 --
1888 52 335 < 5 --
1887 40 342 < 5 --
1886 28 414 < 5 --
1885 31 372 < 5 --
1884 24 414 < 5 --
1883 15 514 < 5 --
1882 21 402 < 5 --
1881 20 382 < 5 --
1880 19 385 < 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.