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Sally Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sally?

In 2017 the uncommon name Sally, ranked the 1,051st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Sally is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #52 in 1939.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1947 with 5,266 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Sally in any given year was 73 in 1883.

Approximately during the years 1883-1888, 1893-1900, 1903-1916, 1923-1934, 1935-1938, and 1944-1947, the name Sally took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1962-1972, 1991-1994, and 2000-2003.

Sally's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Sally has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sally?

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

The name Sally is used by only a select few but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Sally (Girl)Sally (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 242 1,051 < 5 --
2016 210 1,186 < 5 --
2015 222 1,139 < 5 --
2014 209 1,175 < 5 --
2013 218 1,118 < 5 --
2012 208 1,183 < 5 --
2011 211 1,160 < 5 --
2010 213 1,145 < 5 --
2009 227 1,119 < 5 --
2008 227 1,136 < 5 --
2007 252 1,043 < 5 --
2006 243 1,055 < 5 --
2005 244 1,003 < 5 --
2004 265 917 < 5 --
2003 226 1,023 < 5 --
2002 262 872 < 5 --
2001 299 791 < 5 --
2000 330 705 < 5 --
1999 327 690 < 5 --
1998 328 691 < 5 --
1997 337 656 < 5 --
1996 365 623 < 5 --
1995 390 586 < 5 --
1994 397 577 < 5 --
1993 445 538 < 5 --
1992 497 495 5 9,557
1991 530 462 6 8,064
1990 549 451 6 7,930
1989 536 453 < 5 --
1988 543 428 < 5 --
1987 528 423 5 7,919
1986 591 390 < 5 --
1985 567 399 < 5 --
1984 614 373 < 5 --
1983 659 345 < 5 --
1982 633 367 < 5 --
1981 712 334 5 7,088
1980 738 328 6 6,107
1979 734 322 < 5 --
1978 777 297 < 5 --
1977 789 304 < 5 --
1976 899 264 7 4,834
1975 949 256 7 4,698
1974 957 264 7 4,557
1973 951 263 < 5 --
1972 909 283 < 5 --
1971 1,061 272 < 5 --
1970 1,250 249 9 3,476
1969 1,310 231 7 3,875
1968 1,403 216 9 3,062
1967 1,639 193 < 5 --
1966 1,833 179 5 4,421
1965 2,321 162 8 3,203
1964 2,707 149 10 2,812
1963 2,744 147 11 2,653
1962 3,173 136 10 2,813
1961 3,463 133 6 3,999
1960 3,754 123 12 2,522
1959 4,065 114 9 3,004
1958 4,302 112 15 2,158
1957 3,997 115 12 2,474
1956 4,344 105 10 2,764
1955 4,688 95 10 2,731
1954 5,077 84 5 4,277
1953 5,181 81 11 2,517
1952 5,039 81 10 2,654
1951 5,139 77 11 2,479
1950 4,869 78 6 3,628
1949 4,773 77 10 2,585
1948 5,009 72 10 2,591
1947 5,266 70 14 2,150
1946 4,843 67 14 2,014
1945 3,981 64 < 5 --
1944 4,390 59 14 1,969
1943 4,657 57 25 1,429
1942 4,655 56 23 1,486
1941 3,963 61 21 1,522
1940 3,805 61 20 1,562
1939 4,243 52 15 1,863
1938 4,276 54 12 2,163
1937 3,926 59 26 1,339
1936 3,634 59 20 1,535
1935 3,709 58 15 1,904
1934 3,726 62 13 2,105
1933 3,146 76 18 1,697
1932 2,917 84 12 2,299
1931 2,556 97 13 2,199
1930 2,543 98 14 2,157
1929 2,212 112 8 3,207
1928 1,890 128 6 4,084
1927 1,631 147 10 2,878
1926 1,467 160 10 2,877
1925 1,309 173 7 3,682
1924 1,145 190 8 3,457
1923 999 201 5 4,787
1922 972 204 < 5 --
1921 891 214 < 5 --
1920 958 203 7 3,765
1919 991 192 < 5 --
1918 1,086 184 8 3,324
1917 1,029 184 9 2,912
1916 1,221 162 5 4,417
1915 1,121 163 6 3,763
1914 1,065 139 < 5 --
1913 879 138 9 2,064
1912 821 136 < 5 --
1911 535 151 < 5 --
1910 553 147 < 5 --
1909 470 152 < 5 --
1908 443 154 < 5 --
1907 387 162 < 5 --
1906 358 161 < 5 --
1905 303 173 < 5 --
1904 278 176 < 5 --
1903 288 169 < 5 --
1902 266 175 < 5 --
1901 214 196 < 5 --
1900 287 183 < 5 --
1899 185 203 < 5 --
1898 199 206 < 5 --
1897 206 193 < 5 --
1896 185 206 < 5 --
1895 162 214 < 5 --
1894 168 206 < 5 --
1893 134 226 < 5 --
1892 160 199 < 5 --
1891 115 225 < 5 --
1890 154 193 < 5 --
1889 123 207 < 5 --
1888 142 189 < 5 --
1887 112 189 < 5 --
1886 104 194 < 5 --
1885 107 179 < 5 --
1884 95 186 < 5 --
1883 73 203 < 5 --
1882 95 165 < 5 --
1881 79 170 < 5 --
1880 80 166 < 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.