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Shelia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shelia?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

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

Position 169, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1959 with 2,283 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Shelia in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Shelia, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1921-1925, 1932-1957, and 2013-2016, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1926-1930, 1966-1983, 1986-1995, and 2000-2003.

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

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shelia?

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

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

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

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   Shelia (Girl)Shelia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- < 5 --
2017 16 7,369 < 5 --
2016 11 9,992 < 5 --
2015 11 10,036 < 5 --
2014 10 10,812 < 5 --
2013 8 12,973 < 5 --
2012 8 13,276 < 5 --
2011 8 13,170 < 5 --
2010 13 9,143 < 5 --
2009 19 7,022 < 5 --
2008 12 9,978 < 5 --
2007 12 10,045 < 5 --
2006 16 7,803 < 5 --
2005 13 8,794 < 5 --
2004 28 4,794 < 5 --
2003 14 7,929 < 5 --
2002 22 5,413 < 5 --
2001 28 4,428 < 5 --
2000 26 4,635 < 5 --
1999 27 4,289 < 5 --
1998 32 3,718 < 5 --
1997 34 3,432 < 5 --
1996 36 3,291 < 5 --
1995 40 2,969 < 5 --
1994 55 2,377 < 5 --
1993 53 2,408 < 5 --
1992 61 2,217 < 5 --
1991 84 1,739 < 5 --
1990 82 1,778 < 5 --
1989 83 1,666 < 5 --
1988 100 1,403 < 5 --
1987 106 1,309 < 5 --
1986 129 1,126 < 5 --
1985 124 1,156 < 5 --
1984 131 1,074 < 5 --
1983 121 1,120 < 5 --
1982 168 904 < 5 --
1981 173 883 < 5 --
1980 218 762 < 5 --
1979 228 729 < 5 --
1978 252 646 < 5 --
1977 284 602 < 5 --
1976 338 526 < 5 --
1975 450 441 < 5 --
1974 569 376 < 5 --
1973 689 325 < 5 --
1972 803 304 < 5 --
1971 1,037 277 7 4,319
1970 1,192 259 5 5,333
1969 1,304 233 < 5 --
1968 1,358 220 5 4,646
1967 1,476 208 < 5 --
1966 1,806 181 6 3,885
1965 1,892 182 11 2,593
1964 2,012 186 9 3,016
1963 2,062 185 8 3,280
1962 2,272 173 5 4,533
1961 2,003 189 8 3,313
1960 2,257 177 8 3,302
1959 2,283 169 10 2,789
1958 2,091 180 6 3,872
1957 2,092 180 6 3,928
1956 1,948 183 5 4,389
1955 1,835 181 6 3,833
1954 1,667 190 6 3,757
1953 1,485 204 < 5 --
1952 1,235 223 < 5 --
1951 1,161 223 < 5 --
1950 957 242 < 5 --
1949 820 269 < 5 --
1948 795 274 < 5 --
1947 744 283 < 5 --
1946 550 315 < 5 --
1945 305 407 < 5 --
1944 219 486 < 5 --
1943 215 509 < 5 --
1942 152 604 < 5 --
1941 130 623 < 5 --
1940 82 784 < 5 --
1939 73 810 < 5 --
1938 63 898 < 5 --
1937 59 903 < 5 --
1936 44 1,059 < 5 --
1935 43 1,069 < 5 --
1934 20 1,762 < 5 --
1933 27 1,439 < 5 --
1932 23 1,628 < 5 --
1931 22 1,675 < 5 --
1930 10 3,025 < 5 --
1929 14 2,409 < 5 --
1928 18 2,083 < 5 --
1927 16 2,324 < 5 --
1926 23 1,824 < 5 --
1925 22 1,885 < 5 --
1924 15 2,500 < 5 --
1923 11 3,096 < 5 --
1922 13 2,751 < 5 --
1921 8 3,974 < 5 --
1920 7 4,335 < 5 --
1919 7 4,199 < 5 --
1918 < 5 -- < 5 --
1917 6 4,517 < 5 --
1916 6 4,337 < 5 --
1915 5 4,860 < 5 --
1914 < 5 -- < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 < 5 -- < 5 --
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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.