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Sheila Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sheila?

In 2018 the rare name Sheila, ranked the 2,028th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 50, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time in 1963 and as recently as 1965.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1962 with 8,779 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Sheila in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1906.

Sheila, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1906-1925, 1926-1942, 1943-1947, and 1948-1955, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1966-1983, 1985-1988, 1991-1997, 2001-2005, 2006-2009, and 2013-2016.

Sheila became more popular as a girls name in 1907.

The popularity trend for Sheila has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Sheila has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sheila?

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

The name Sheila is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Sheila (Girl)Sheila (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 96 2,028 < 5 --
2017 104 1,934 < 5 --
2016 114 1,824 < 5 --
2015 124 1,706 < 5 --
2014 161 1,419 < 5 --
2013 145 1,519 < 5 --
2012 145 1,527 < 5 --
2011 183 1,289 < 5 --
2010 186 1,283 < 5 --
2009 170 1,394 < 5 --
2008 224 1,148 < 5 --
2007 271 989 < 5 --
2006 278 944 < 5 --
2005 240 1,018 < 5 --
2004 315 803 < 5 --
2003 303 819 < 5 --
2002 340 723 < 5 --
2001 382 658 < 5 --
2000 343 689 < 5 --
1999 353 653 < 5 --
1998 348 663 < 5 --
1997 309 699 < 5 --
1996 378 606 < 5 --
1995 395 583 < 5 --
1994 419 563 < 5 --
1993 543 464 < 5 --
1992 641 401 < 5 --
1991 633 406 < 5 --
1990 626 413 < 5 --
1989 657 385 8 6,125
1988 711 349 7 6,314
1987 800 306 < 5 --
1986 979 261 6 6,599
1985 1,012 251 < 5 --
1984 908 267 < 5 --
1983 947 249 5 7,169
1982 1,100 231 6 6,277
1981 1,213 217 7 5,405
1980 1,213 214 5 7,141
1979 1,369 195 5 6,930
1978 1,414 184 7 4,977
1977 1,656 163 8 4,521
1976 1,870 143 12 3,235
1975 2,099 134 8 4,245
1974 2,438 121 11 3,293
1973 2,999 101 9 3,654
1972 3,394 90 9 3,562
1971 4,332 81 14 2,666
1970 4,937 75 10 3,247
1969 5,247 68 16 2,206
1968 5,732 59 16 2,096
1967 6,324 56 27 1,501
1966 7,206 51 16 2,030
1965 7,901 50 28 1,480
1964 8,473 51 19 1,890
1963 8,707 50 21 1,782
1962 8,779 52 29 1,475
1961 7,795 59 19 1,933
1960 7,906 56 20 1,853
1959 7,988 52 22 1,754
1958 7,288 59 19 1,888
1957 7,760 58 17 2,005
1956 7,867 55 18 1,939
1955 7,664 57 7 3,460
1954 7,201 60 14 2,199
1953 6,963 60 17 1,946
1952 6,218 64 13 2,241
1951 5,896 69 13 2,235
1950 5,323 70 15 2,011
1949 4,775 76 12 2,317
1948 5,022 71 10 2,592
1947 5,094 73 12 2,343
1946 4,706 70 8 2,888
1945 3,179 89 7 2,961
1944 2,664 103 15 1,878
1943 3,063 92 13 2,168
1942 2,973 94 13 2,133
1941 2,341 110 < 5 --
1940 1,923 130 < 5 --
1939 1,957 125 8 2,794
1938 1,784 136 11 2,307
1937 1,573 142 12 2,182
1936 1,312 157 7 3,109
1935 1,326 152 6 3,595
1934 781 222 6 3,622
1933 737 226 < 5 --
1932 609 251 < 5 --
1931 538 266 < 5 --
1930 341 364 < 5 --
1929 332 368 5 4,460
1928 242 434 < 5 --
1927 232 457 < 5 --
1926 210 479 < 5 --
1925 214 478 < 5 --
1924 162 576 < 5 --
1923 139 626 < 5 --
1922 120 664 < 5 --
1921 110 707 < 5 --
1920 91 767 < 5 --
1919 69 841 < 5 --
1918 76 824 < 5 --
1917 59 902 < 5 --
1916 45 1,039 < 5 --
1915 42 1,039 < 5 --
1914 31 1,096 < 5 --
1913 18 1,398 < 5 --
1912 20 1,214 < 5 --
1911 18 1,067 < 5 --
1910 10 1,614 < 5 --
1909 13 1,204 < 5 --
1908 11 1,340 < 5 --
1907 9 1,492 < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.