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Santa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Santa?

In 2018 the rare name Santa, ranked the 11,209th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 723, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1915.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1923 with 89 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Santa was less than 5, most recently in 1903.

Approximately during the years 1906-1915, 1920-1923, 1939-1942, 1951-1954, 1958-1961, and 2003-2006, the name Santa took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1985-1988, and 1996-1999.

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

The popularity trend for Santa has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Santa for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Santa?

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

The name Santa is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Santa (Girl)Santa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 9 11,209 < 5 --
2017 11 9,802 < 5 --
2016 10 10,696 < 5 --
2015 11 10,020 < 5 --
2014 6 16,150 < 5 --
2013 12 9,504 < 5 --
2012 11 10,305 < 5 --
2011 9 11,979 < 5 --
2010 10 11,088 < 5 --
2009 12 9,868 < 5 --
2008 15 8,449 < 5 --
2007 11 10,690 < 5 --
2006 20 6,558 < 5 --
2005 11 9,995 < 5 --
2004 9 11,446 < 5 --
2003 6 15,392 < 5 --
2002 14 7,750 < 5 --
2001 10 9,955 < 5 --
2000 5 17,090 < 5 --
1999 14 7,155 < 5 --
1998 20 5,316 < 5 --
1997 19 5,367 < 5 --
1996 27 4,030 < 5 --
1995 21 4,814 < 5 --
1994 24 4,353 < 5 --
1993 22 4,640 < 5 --
1992 24 4,350 < 5 --
1991 24 4,308 < 5 --
1990 21 4,655 < 5 --
1989 20 4,643 < 5 --
1988 18 4,809 < 5 --
1987 22 3,960 < 5 --
1986 24 3,619 < 5 --
1985 28 3,221 < 5 --
1984 27 3,214 < 5 --
1983 35 2,583 < 5 --
1982 29 3,073 < 5 --
1981 30 2,972 < 5 --
1980 43 2,301 < 5 --
1979 56 1,894 5 6,898
1978 45 2,115 < 5 --
1977 36 2,455 < 5 --
1976 45 1,987 < 5 --
1975 41 2,125 < 5 --
1974 38 2,164 < 5 --
1973 44 1,908 < 5 --
1972 42 1,961 < 5 --
1971 41 2,052 < 5 --
1970 50 1,797 < 5 --
1969 52 1,680 < 5 --
1968 38 1,967 < 5 --
1967 39 1,902 < 5 --
1966 44 1,711 < 5 --
1965 46 1,666 < 5 --
1964 44 1,772 < 5 --
1963 33 2,089 < 5 --
1962 45 1,705 < 5 --
1961 60 1,447 < 5 --
1960 52 1,555 < 5 --
1959 32 2,009 5 4,484
1958 46 1,583 < 5 --
1957 56 1,418 < 5 --
1956 45 1,593 < 5 --
1955 50 1,441 < 5 --
1954 62 1,265 < 5 --
1953 39 1,586 < 5 --
1952 44 1,467 < 5 --
1951 48 1,355 < 5 --
1950 55 1,247 < 5 --
1949 42 1,434 < 5 --
1948 49 1,323 < 5 --
1947 44 1,409 < 5 --
1946 35 1,501 5 3,945
1945 44 1,209 < 5 --
1944 27 1,600 < 5 --
1943 32 1,490 < 5 --
1942 47 1,160 < 5 --
1941 30 1,442 < 5 --
1940 31 1,370 < 5 --
1939 37 1,216 < 5 --
1938 41 1,138 < 5 --
1937 41 1,129 < 5 --
1936 48 1,002 < 5 --
1935 32 1,299 < 5 --
1934 48 1,003 < 5 --
1933 48 1,007 < 5 --
1932 36 1,210 < 5 --
1931 54 952 < 5 --
1930 68 878 < 5 --
1929 54 991 < 5 --
1928 66 915 < 5 --
1927 71 891 < 5 --
1926 70 893 9 3,100
1925 82 827 < 5 --
1924 88 795 < 5 --
1923 89 778 < 5 --
1922 70 878 < 5 --
1921 74 860 < 5 --
1920 71 865 < 5 --
1919 74 820 < 5 --
1918 66 884 6 4,093
1917 74 806 < 5 --
1916 88 728 < 5 --
1915 85 723 5 4,304
1914 59 757 < 5 --
1913 40 838 5 3,190
1912 26 1,027 < 5 --
1911 26 849 < 5 --
1910 18 1,059 < 5 --
1909 13 1,202 < 5 --
1908 20 909 < 5 --
1907 15 1,029 < 5 --
1906 5 2,178 < 5 --
1905 8 1,519 < 5 --
1904 16 931 < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 6 1,644 < 5 --
1900 5 2,187 < 5 --
1899 6 1,566 < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 6 1,558 < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.