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Samantha Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Samantha?

In 2015 the very popular name Samantha, ranked the 40th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 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 25,865 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 1994-2014 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 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
2015 5,304 40 7 10,360
2014 5,709 33 12 6,951
2013 6,494 29 6 11,862
2012 6,916 26 8 9,533
2011 7,384 17 < 5 --
2010 8,398 15 17 5,419
2009 9,655 14 16 5,750
2008 11,175 11 14 6,333
2007 11,871 12 7 10,683
2006 12,457 10 18 5,025
2005 13,633 8 17 4,986
2004 13,777 9 39 2,732
2003 13,865 10 12 6,179
2002 14,659 9 23 3,757
2001 15,860 7 16 4,848
2000 17,264 7 21 3,886
1999 19,034 5 35 2,547
1998 20,192 3 28 2,908
1997 20,169 6 19 3,707
1996 20,545 5 35 2,327
1995 21,646 4 34 2,336
1994 22,817 4 31 2,487
1993 23,666 4 34 2,284
1992 24,403 6 38 2,077
1991 25,645 5 49 1,695
1990 25,865 5 58 1,498
1989 24,790 6 120 930
1988 20,697 8 71 1,214
1987 17,937 11 71 1,139
1986 14,093 21 54 1,343
1985 10,657 29 33 1,828
1984 8,033 39 23 2,276
1983 7,707 40 32 1,782
1982 6,766 44 22 2,324
1981 5,523 51 16 2,868
1980 4,919 58 12 3,579
1979 4,460 66 16 2,877
1978 3,890 74 18 2,545
1977 3,286 85 8 4,504
1976 3,352 85 15 2,794
1975 2,836 101 12 3,200
1974 2,253 128 12 3,089
1973 2,119 135 10 3,412
1972 2,227 137 7 4,365
1971 2,212 143 15 2,533
1970 2,302 149 9 3,479
1969 2,425 140 10 3,034
1968 2,338 136 6 4,051
1967 1,806 176 < 5 --
1966 1,794 182 < 5 --
1965 1,963 179 8 3,205
1964 423 473 < 5 --
1963 73 1,297 < 5 --
1962 75 1,283 < 5 --
1961 73 1,305 < 5 --
1960 83 1,198 < 5 --
1959 113 996 < 5 --
1958 109 998 < 5 --
1957 40 1,725 < 5 --
1956 33 1,890 < 5 --
1955 27 2,097 < 5 --
1954 30 1,935 < 5 --
1953 32 1,781 < 5 --
1952 38 1,577 < 5 --
1951 38 1,554 < 5 --
1950 36 1,569 < 5 --
1949 44 1,405 < 5 --
1948 40 1,472 < 5 --
1947 29 1,812 < 5 --
1946 33 1,553 < 5 --
1945 31 1,475 < 5 --
1944 24 1,735 < 5 --
1943 28 1,622 < 5 --
1942 24 1,752 < 5 --
1941 20 1,869 < 5 --
1940 19 1,890 < 5 --
1939 23 1,626 < 5 --
1938 17 2,012 < 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 2,947 < 5 --
1930 14 2,405 < 5 --
1929 14 2,408 < 5 --
1928 14 2,483 < 5 --
1927 11 3,023 < 5 --
1926 9 3,512 < 5 --
1925 19 2,108 < 5 --
1924 15 2,497 < 5 --
1923 22 1,888 < 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 1,462 < 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.