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Salma Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Salma?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Salma, ranked the 799th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Salma has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #569 in 1999 with 442 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Salma was less than 5, most recently in 1979.

Approximately during the years 1983-1986, 1987-1990, and 1991-1998 the name Salma took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

Salma's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Salma lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Salma?

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

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

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   Salma (Girl)Salma (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 340 799 < 5 --
2017 362 764 < 5 --
2016 385 739 < 5 --
2015 351 801 < 5 --
2014 309 883 < 5 --
2013 324 825 < 5 --
2012 348 786 5 13,837
2011 313 843 < 5 --
2010 300 884 < 5 --
2009 360 788 < 5 --
2008 332 847 < 5 --
2007 349 824 < 5 --
2006 362 760 < 5 --
2005 358 749 < 5 --
2004 309 812 < 5 --
2003 377 694 < 5 --
2002 318 760 < 5 --
2001 364 684 < 5 --
2000 359 673 < 5 --
1999 442 569 < 5 --
1998 430 571 < 5 --
1997 291 734 < 5 --
1996 101 1,569 < 5 --
1995 48 2,614 < 5 --
1994 55 2,376 < 5 --
1993 46 2,669 < 5 --
1992 42 2,859 < 5 --
1991 41 2,872 < 5 --
1990 38 3,008 < 5 --
1989 26 3,872 < 5 --
1988 19 4,616 < 5 --
1987 24 3,714 < 5 --
1986 24 3,617 < 5 --
1985 12 5,962 < 5 --
1984 16 4,681 < 5 --
1983 12 5,735 < 5 --
1982 16 4,678 < 5 --
1981 17 4,492 < 5 --
1980 11 6,230 < 5 --
1979 < 5 -- < 5 --
1978 13 5,143 < 5 --
1977 5 10,890 < 5 --
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1975 9 6,346 < 5 --
1974 10 5,669 < 5 --
1973 7 7,260 < 5 --
1972 10 5,376 < 5 --
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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.