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Sierra Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sierra?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Sierra, ranked the 452nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Sierra has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 49, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1999.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1998 with 5,840 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Sierra in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1960.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Sierra occurred roughly during the years 1968-1978, and 1981-1995, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2003-2013.

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

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sierra?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Sierra still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Sierra (Girl)Sierra (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 693 452 < 5 --
2017 702 451 < 5 --
2016 768 424 < 5 --
2015 800 404 < 5 --
2014 946 351 < 5 --
2013 942 344 < 5 --
2012 1,165 278 < 5 --
2011 1,147 277 < 5 --
2010 1,450 214 < 5 --
2009 1,672 196 < 5 --
2008 1,901 175 < 5 --
2007 2,110 168 < 5 --
2006 2,460 140 5 13,711
2005 3,048 105 5 13,063
2004 3,520 92 16 5,202
2003 4,240 73 11 6,655
2002 4,807 62 7 9,246
2001 5,237 55 7 9,084
2000 5,521 53 8 8,096
1999 5,713 49 9 7,018
1998 5,840 51 12 5,413
1997 5,688 56 10 6,019
1996 5,487 62 12 5,136
1995 5,494 60 10 5,850
1994 4,852 71 18 3,728
1993 3,473 91 8 6,726
1992 2,612 129 8 6,610
1991 2,302 138 10 5,454
1990 2,169 141 11 4,944
1989 1,864 155 13 4,236
1988 1,551 181 10 4,729
1987 1,621 173 8 5,385
1986 1,611 169 8 5,258
1985 1,200 215 8 5,079
1984 230 720 5 7,169
1983 193 808 7 5,402
1982 210 782 < 5 --
1981 187 840 8 4,891
1980 184 849 < 5 --
1979 159 929 < 5 --
1978 159 903 15 2,906
1977 134 1,007 10 3,799
1976 91 1,242 5 6,363
1975 76 1,400 5 6,213
1974 57 1,644 < 5 --
1973 41 2,009 < 5 --
1972 24 2,889 < 5 --
1971 24 2,936 < 5 --
1970 23 3,014 < 5 --
1969 11 4,688 < 5 --
1968 5 8,019 < 5 --
1967 16 3,316 < 5 --
1966 7 5,717 < 5 --
1965 7 5,732 < 5 --
1964 9 4,954 < 5 --
1963 11 4,234 < 5 --
1962 7 5,768 < 5 --
1961 8 5,246 < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 6 6,133 < 5 --
1958 7 5,330 < 5 --
1957 7 5,297 < 5 --
1956 8 4,779 < 5 --
1955 8 4,684 < 5 --
1954 8 4,602 < 5 --
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 5 6,292 < 5 --
1951 < 5 -- < 5 --
1950 5 6,001 < 5 --
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1948 11 3,318 < 5 --
1947 5 6,017 < 5 --
1946 11 3,187 < 5 --
1945 14 2,442 < 5 --
1944 15 2,383 < 5 --
1943 19 2,067 < 5 --
1942 13 2,647 < 5 --
1941 24 1,645 < 5 --
1940 32 1,344 < 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.