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Sharon Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sharon?

In 2017 the uncommon name Sharon, ranked the 1,049th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #8 was reached for the first time in 1943 and as recently as 1945.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1947 with 28,536 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Sharon in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1910.

Sharon, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1914-1947, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1947-1954, and 1959-1990.

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

For a number of years, the name Sharon has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Sharon has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sharon?

Sharon's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Sharon is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Sharon is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Sharon (Girl)Sharon (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 243 1,049 < 5 --
2016 297 924 8 9,514
2015 275 980 6 11,840
2014 313 873 12 6,970
2013 291 886 < 5 --
2012 327 823 6 12,022
2011 323 823 11 7,417
2010 341 802 6 11,959
2009 366 775 10 8,193
2008 479 644 < 5 --
2007 415 703 14 6,205
2006 471 616 13 6,396
2005 500 572 9 8,186
2004 515 552 11 6,901
2003 539 523 13 5,825
2002 536 511 11 6,452
2001 587 475 8 8,179
2000 670 421 8 8,091
1999 684 407 9 7,009
1998 691 397 12 5,408
1997 758 364 16 4,204
1996 861 326 14 4,575
1995 812 330 17 3,819
1994 857 318 17 3,880
1993 850 313 14 4,412
1992 938 299 17 3,720
1991 985 285 19 3,302
1990 1,008 274 19 3,287
1989 1,119 244 18 3,307
1988 1,196 217 23 2,585
1987 1,249 211 31 2,009
1986 1,427 187 22 2,496
1985 1,535 177 40 1,609
1984 1,630 170 15 3,079
1983 1,780 160 38 1,588
1982 2,026 144 34 1,728
1981 2,152 130 25 2,134
1980 2,384 129 32 1,799
1979 2,691 117 19 2,547
1978 2,757 106 27 1,903
1977 3,091 95 26 1,940
1976 3,453 81 29 1,775
1975 3,735 75 26 1,873
1974 4,276 70 29 1,691
1973 4,964 57 32 1,543
1972 6,110 50 42 1,303
1971 7,523 40 41 1,325
1970 9,176 37 55 1,113
1969 9,690 36 36 1,349
1968 10,339 32 49 1,064
1967 11,926 30 55 985
1966 13,060 28 56 982
1965 15,134 22 51 1,042
1964 16,447 20 48 1,110
1963 17,794 19 54 1,036
1962 19,633 17 52 1,065
1961 20,443 17 65 954
1960 20,424 16 37 1,315
1959 21,290 17 49 1,113
1958 21,108 17 53 1,056
1957 24,284 14 59 991
1956 26,882 13 55 1,017
1955 22,044 15 53 1,044
1954 22,211 16 47 1,102
1953 23,041 15 49 1,043
1952 23,390 14 45 1,092
1951 23,924 13 49 1,017
1950 24,615 11 33 1,270
1949 25,710 10 60 898
1948 26,141 9 65 850
1947 28,536 9 57 935
1946 27,823 9 83 721
1945 20,835 8 62 789
1944 22,429 9 97 625
1943 24,713 8 96 654
1942 19,647 11 78 731
1941 14,270 15 74 722
1940 11,119 17 63 786
1939 9,013 23 50 885
1938 7,244 30 46 939
1937 4,705 41 51 864
1936 3,573 60 33 1,164
1935 2,427 96 22 1,484
1934 1,355 150 22 1,491
1933 962 178 25 1,356
1932 709 228 18 1,770
1931 576 254 25 1,423
1930 523 289 15 2,060
1929 359 342 16 1,990
1928 160 554 8 3,319
1927 118 663 12 2,508
1926 114 685 9 3,108
1925 87 793 12 2,567
1924 57 1,027 6 4,274
1923 55 1,023 6 4,177
1922 43 1,183 11 2,775
1921 42 1,202 11 2,778
1920 29 1,541 6 4,209
1919 27 1,554 8 3,344
1918 25 1,637 6 4,102
1917 15 2,298 7 3,499
1916 20 1,793 11 2,515
1915 16 2,039 11 2,432
1914 8 2,838 7 2,870
1913 11 2,008 6 2,764
1912 7 2,603 < 5 --
1911 5 2,809 < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 7 1,934 < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 5 2,349 < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 6 1,119
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 5 2,191 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.