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Samantha Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Samantha?

In 2018 the popular name Samantha, ranked the 60th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Samantha has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #3 was reached in 1998.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1990 with 25,867 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Samantha was 5 in 1903.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1904-1907, 1909-1912, 1931-1935, 1940-1943, 1944-1948, 1954-1958, 1963-1968, and 1972-1990, the name Samantha took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1994-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

For a number of years, the name Samantha has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Samantha lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Samantha?

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

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

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   Samantha (Girl)Samantha (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 3,897 60 < 5 --
2017 4,318 54 5 13,846
2016 4,952 44 5 13,808
2015 5,340 40 7 10,402
2014 5,726 33 12 6,963
2013 6,505 29 6 11,880
2012 6,929 26 8 9,541
2011 7,395 17 < 5 --
2010 8,408 15 17 5,426
2009 9,660 14 17 5,500
2008 11,182 11 14 6,335
2007 11,880 12 7 10,685
2006 12,462 10 18 5,027
2005 13,638 8 17 4,988
2004 13,783 9 39 2,732
2003 13,867 10 12 6,183
2002 14,666 9 23 3,759
2001 15,864 7 16 4,848
2000 17,265 7 21 3,887
1999 19,038 5 35 2,547
1998 20,192 3 28 2,911
1997 20,169 6 19 3,707
1996 20,548 5 35 2,328
1995 21,644 4 34 2,338
1994 22,820 4 31 2,487
1993 23,668 4 34 2,284
1992 24,409 6 38 2,077
1991 25,645 5 49 1,695
1990 25,867 5 58 1,498
1989 24,792 6 120 930
1988 20,699 8 71 1,215
1987 17,941 11 71 1,139
1986 14,092 21 54 1,343
1985 10,659 29 33 1,828
1984 8,034 39 23 2,278
1983 7,705 40 32 1,783
1982 6,771 44 22 2,324
1981 5,521 51 16 2,870
1980 4,920 58 12 3,579
1979 4,460 66 16 2,876
1978 3,887 74 18 2,547
1977 3,287 85 7 5,018
1976 3,351 85 15 2,795
1975 2,834 101 12 3,203
1974 2,252 128 12 3,090
1973 2,118 135 10 3,413
1972 2,222 137 7 4,363
1971 2,209 144 15 2,534
1970 2,297 149 9 3,480
1969 2,422 140 10 3,033
1968 2,337 136 6 4,058
1967 1,805 176 < 5 --
1966 1,794 182 < 5 --
1965 1,961 179 8 3,203
1964 416 474 < 5 --
1963 71 1,315 < 5 --
1962 76 1,276 < 5 --
1961 72 1,315 < 5 --
1960 82 1,211 < 5 --
1959 111 1,004 < 5 --
1958 109 999 < 5 --
1957 38 1,772 < 5 --
1956 29 2,045 < 5 --
1955 27 2,096 < 5 --
1954 30 1,936 < 5 --
1953 31 1,821 < 5 --
1952 38 1,576 < 5 --
1951 38 1,554 < 5 --
1950 36 1,569 < 5 --
1949 44 1,405 < 5 --
1948 40 1,471 < 5 --
1947 29 1,812 < 5 --
1946 33 1,553 < 5 --
1945 31 1,475 < 5 --
1944 24 1,736 < 5 --
1943 28 1,622 < 5 --
1942 24 1,751 < 5 --
1941 20 1,871 < 5 --
1940 19 1,889 < 5 --
1939 23 1,626 < 5 --
1938 17 2,011 < 5 --
1937 23 1,620 < 5 --
1936 20 1,734 < 5 --
1935 22 1,653 < 5 --
1934 15 2,162 < 5 --
1933 15 2,137 < 5 --
1932 16 2,111 < 5 --
1931 10 2,946 < 5 --
1930 14 2,404 < 5 --
1929 14 2,407 < 5 --
1928 14 2,484 < 5 --
1927 11 3,022 < 5 --
1926 9 3,511 < 5 --
1925 19 2,107 < 5 --
1924 15 2,497 < 5 --
1923 22 1,889 < 5 --
1922 28 1,608 < 5 --
1921 29 1,569 < 5 --
1920 26 1,661 < 5 --
1919 23 1,736 < 5 --
1918 17 2,191 < 5 --
1917 23 1,644 < 5 --
1916 20 1,792 < 5 --
1915 20 1,732 < 5 --
1914 20 1,477 < 5 --
1913 13 1,749 < 5 --
1912 20 1,211 < 5 --
1911 15 1,226 < 5 --
1910 10 1,613 < 5 --
1909 10 1,459 < 5 --
1908 13 1,191 < 5 --
1907 16 984 < 5 --
1906 13 1,093 < 5 --
1905 12 1,154 < 5 --
1904 8 1,461 < 5 --
1903 5 2,043 < 5 --
1902 15 932 < 5 --
1901 16 852 < 5 --
1900 27 701 < 5 --
1899 15 867 < 5 --
1898 21 743 < 5 --
1897 13 926 < 5 --
1896 18 785 < 5 --
1895 16 814 < 5 --
1894 16 779 < 5 --
1893 20 656 < 5 --
1892 20 661 < 5 --
1891 20 606 < 5 --
1890 15 720 < 5 --
1889 14 718 < 5 --
1888 18 608 < 5 --
1887 16 583 < 5 --
1886 13 654 < 5 --
1885 17 538 < 5 --
1884 16 538 < 5 --
1883 17 479 < 5 --
1882 15 490 < 5 --
1881 12 501 < 5 --
1880 21 365 < 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.