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Salem Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Salem?

In 2018 the uncommon name Salem, ranked the 1,016th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Salem would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #1,016 for the first time this year with 254 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Salem was less than 5, most recently in 1981.

Approximately during the years 1989-2001, 2006-2009, and 2010-2017 the name Salem took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Sometimes the name Salem has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Salem's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Salem for their newborn has risen significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Salem?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Salem is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Salem (Girl)Salem (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 254 1,016 155 1,205
2017 204 1,192 165 1,149
2016 187 1,288 149 1,247
2015 162 1,432 139 1,285
2014 144 1,524 109 1,489
2013 91 2,103 93 1,640
2012 85 2,228 69 2,028
2011 65 2,715 57 2,277
2010 67 2,686 67 2,049
2009 82 2,372 84 1,795
2008 65 2,794 51 2,499
2007 56 3,116 41 2,911
2006 54 3,126 48 2,531
2005 57 2,899 40 2,745
2004 51 3,062 59 2,048
2003 44 3,337 41 2,542
2002 56 2,738 37 2,626
2001 52 2,839 38 2,558
2000 38 3,506 32 2,851
1999 41 3,180 35 2,546
1998 39 3,210 28 2,910
1997 33 3,526 34 2,436
1996 21 4,850 31 2,525
1995 20 4,983 29 2,612
1994 17 5,650 28 2,670
1993 10 8,558 18 3,623
1992 15 6,233 15 4,065
1991 10 8,462 15 3,973
1990 10 8,371 22 2,942
1989 10 7,904 19 3,185
1988 11 7,022 28 2,236
1987 11 6,679 16 3,170
1986 10 7,006 14 3,407
1985 8 8,142 8 5,061
1984 12 5,807 17 2,797
1983 10 6,602 15 3,044
1982 7 8,979 9 4,521
1981 < 5 -- 15 3,002
1980 9 7,257 18 2,701
1979 8 7,866 19 2,542
1978 8 7,483 17 2,650
1977 9 6,748 12 3,354
1976 9 6,471 10 3,672
1975 < 5 -- 5 6,171
1974 < 5 -- 11 3,282
1973 < 5 -- 8 3,994
1972 < 5 -- 8 3,904
1971 < 5 -- 9 3,603
1970 < 5 -- < 5 --
1969 < 5 -- 7 3,874
1968 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1966 < 5 -- 6 3,874
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1963 < 5 -- 5 4,528
1962 < 5 -- 5 4,523
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1951 < 5 -- 5 4,165
1950 < 5 -- 6 3,627
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1942 < 5 -- 7 3,171
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1926 < 5 -- 8 3,338
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1924 < 5 -- 8 3,456
1923 < 5 -- 5 4,785
1922 < 5 -- 6 4,238
1921 < 5 -- 7 3,812
1920 < 5 -- 5 4,860
1919 < 5 -- 8 3,340
1918 < 5 -- 12 2,516
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1915 < 5 -- 6 3,762
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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.