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How popular is Sarah?

In 2018 the popular name Sarah, ranked the 67th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 100 most popular, Sarah has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #3 in 1993.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1982 with 28,484 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sarah was 1,226 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1897-1900, 1906-1916, and 1966-1981, the name Sarah took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1989-2013, and 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Sarah's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sarah lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sarah?

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

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

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   Sarah (Girl)Sarah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 3,734 67 < 5 --
2017 4,009 62 5 13,856
2016 4,412 57 9 8,673
2015 4,521 57 10 7,926
2014 4,703 50 < 5 --
2013 4,701 48 5 13,690
2012 5,190 43 6 11,997
2011 5,556 39 5 13,968
2010 6,328 27 5 13,900
2009 7,780 21 12 7,149
2008 9,045 20 17 5,444
2007 9,992 18 13 6,542
2006 11,150 15 17 5,259
2005 11,532 15 18 4,785
2004 12,737 12 53 2,205
2003 13,760 12 26 3,504
2002 14,760 8 22 3,890
2001 15,899 6 22 3,820
2000 17,702 5 26 3,280
1999 19,104 4 13 5,268
1998 19,884 4 24 3,278
1997 20,707 4 17 4,022
1996 21,040 4 33 2,427
1995 21,383 5 32 2,433
1994 22,291 5 44 1,922
1993 24,252 3 46 1,845
1992 24,635 5 53 1,655
1991 25,225 6 37 2,047
1990 25,817 6 57 1,513
1989 27,793 5 146 823
1988 28,368 4 88 1,062
1987 27,890 5 110 896
1986 28,155 5 116 844
1985 24,882 5 101 905
1984 25,884 5 122 791
1983 27,229 5 118 807
1982 28,484 4 125 792
1981 28,173 4 109 844
1980 25,755 5 84 985
1979 21,018 6 84 971
1978 19,977 8 82 960
1977 18,094 11 64 1,090
1976 13,993 15 46 1,315
1975 11,171 17 46 1,275
1974 9,788 20 31 1,614
1973 7,216 35 33 1,504
1972 6,113 49 20 2,064
1971 5,845 58 16 2,450
1970 5,616 65 16 2,387
1969 5,080 72 15 2,291
1968 4,485 78 14 2,292
1967 4,138 83 15 2,127
1966 4,033 85 14 2,203
1965 4,057 92 17 1,977
1964 4,586 92 17 2,028
1963 4,573 94 14 2,279
1962 4,543 98 15 2,178
1961 4,208 113 15 2,219
1960 4,203 116 13 2,404
1959 3,874 119 15 2,177
1958 3,911 117 13 2,351
1957 3,983 116 13 2,359
1956 3,871 115 12 2,480
1955 3,980 108 16 2,031
1954 4,040 103 11 2,573
1953 4,083 93 11 2,518
1952 4,047 93 8 3,066
1951 4,029 91 9 2,821
1950 4,145 88 11 2,418
1949 4,296 84 11 2,434
1948 4,157 85 10 2,591
1947 4,223 93 17 1,907
1946 3,907 92 14 2,016
1945 3,592 76 10 2,374
1944 3,858 67 8 2,831
1943 3,987 71 17 1,824
1942 4,102 67 20 1,625
1941 3,981 60 19 1,629
1940 3,870 60 24 1,393
1939 3,671 68 18 1,625
1938 3,748 67 22 1,470
1937 3,587 65 25 1,368
1936 3,516 63 20 1,536
1935 3,617 61 19 1,644
1934 3,598 67 28 1,289
1933 3,620 58 30 1,226
1932 3,598 67 24 1,460
1931 3,636 71 22 1,530
1930 3,920 70 28 1,394
1929 3,815 68 21 1,666
1928 4,242 64 34 1,250
1927 4,557 61 34 1,264
1926 4,423 63 13 2,414
1925 4,688 58 24 1,574
1924 5,044 54 28 1,451
1923 4,963 54 19 1,863
1922 4,982 51 19 1,872
1921 5,023 54 19 1,888
1920 5,031 50 14 2,321
1919 5,022 46 11 2,637
1918 4,969 52 14 2,244
1917 4,766 52 11 2,538
1916 4,798 52 19 1,687
1915 4,415 51 15 1,952
1914 3,679 47 13 1,850
1913 3,178 43 10 1,924
1912 2,919 41 16 1,216
1911 2,201 42 9 1,275
1910 2,173 40 6 1,558
1909 1,845 49 11 948
1908 1,814 48 < 5 --
1907 1,799 48 < 5 --
1906 1,697 44 < 5 --
1905 1,762 41 5 1,397
1904 1,594 43 7 1,046
1903 1,553 41 5 1,282
1902 1,710 39 5 1,290
1901 1,514 40 5 1,192
1900 2,055 37 5 1,476
1899 1,587 38 11 653
1898 1,800 37 5 1,271
1897 1,713 34 9 779
1896 1,691 35 5 1,244
1895 1,777 33 8 860
1894 1,701 34 10 721
1893 1,632 33 6 1,015
1892 1,798 28 6 1,052
1891 1,669 24 < 5 --
1890 1,786 21 5 1,136
1889 1,730 20 5 1,093
1888 1,755 20 < 5 --
1887 1,436 20 < 5 --
1886 1,569 16 6 951
1885 1,424 18 7 824
1884 1,518 14 6 954
1883 1,359 12 7 790
1882 1,410 12 < 5 --
1881 1,226 12 < 5 --
1880 1,288 10 < 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.