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Sonya Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sonya?

In 2015 the uncommon name Sonya, ranked the 1,416th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 114, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1967 with 2,978 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sonya was less than 5, most recently in 1907.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Sonya occurred roughly during the years 1912-1916, 1922-1928, 1929-1937, and 1949-1966, whereas 1972-1978, 1979-1983, 1984-1994, and 1998-2001 were years of successive downward movement.

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

The popularity trend for Sonya has been moving downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sonya lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sonya?

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

The name Sonya is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Sonya (Girl)Sonya (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 163 1,416 < 5 --
2014 159 1,428 < 5 --
2013 190 1,253 < 5 --
2012 195 1,244 < 5 --
2011 170 1,358 < 5 --
2010 194 1,239 < 5 --
2009 221 1,149 < 5 --
2008 200 1,257 < 5 --
2007 222 1,154 < 5 --
2006 255 1,009 < 5 --
2005 214 1,109 < 5 --
2004 221 1,049 < 5 --
2003 238 976 < 5 --
2002 248 907 < 5 --
2001 210 1,030 < 5 --
2000 247 892 < 5 --
1999 278 790 < 5 --
1998 275 783 < 5 --
1997 297 722 < 5 --
1996 288 733 < 5 --
1995 310 687 < 5 --
1994 306 687 < 5 --
1993 380 605 < 5 --
1992 386 592 < 5 --
1991 394 585 < 5 --
1990 470 513 < 5 --
1989 525 464 < 5 --
1988 632 379 5 8,330
1987 617 380 5 7,972
1986 735 329 < 5 --
1985 797 303 < 5 --
1984 854 283 < 5 --
1983 914 261 5 7,182
1982 1,007 250 6 6,286
1981 1,138 226 6 6,142
1980 1,205 215 5 7,157
1979 1,287 206 < 5 --
1978 1,266 203 < 5 --
1977 1,382 193 11 3,576
1976 1,521 166 5 6,377
1975 1,760 154 5 6,214
1974 2,112 132 12 3,101
1973 2,168 131 13 2,842
1972 2,507 122 9 3,568
1971 2,730 126 18 2,268
1970 2,740 131 15 2,498
1969 2,800 123 8 3,556
1968 2,819 117 11 2,709
1967 2,978 114 7 3,509
1966 2,869 126 8 3,208
1965 2,354 160 8 3,214
1964 1,995 187 8 3,248
1963 1,919 194 5 4,554
1962 1,742 208 7 3,582
1961 1,540 217 < 5 --
1960 1,276 245 < 5 --
1959 780 339 < 5 --
1958 461 443 < 5 --
1957 395 475 < 5 --
1956 394 471 < 5 --
1955 340 498 < 5 --
1954 311 503 < 5 --
1953 311 493 < 5 --
1952 277 506 < 5 --
1951 190 629 < 5 --
1950 207 585 < 5 --
1949 163 656 < 5 --
1948 195 598 < 5 --
1947 164 652 < 5 --
1946 164 620 < 5 --
1945 165 571 < 5 --
1944 150 601 < 5 --
1943 170 579 < 5 --
1942 212 511 < 5 --
1941 179 520 < 5 --
1940 198 486 < 5 --
1939 211 463 < 5 --
1938 245 427 < 5 --
1937 229 430 < 5 --
1936 195 461 < 5 --
1935 190 463 < 5 --
1934 183 476 < 5 --
1933 140 538 < 5 --
1932 118 606 < 5 --
1931 72 805 < 5 --
1930 72 844 < 5 --
1929 53 1,001 < 5 --
1928 83 791 < 5 --
1927 69 903 < 5 --
1926 43 1,179 < 5 --
1925 34 1,404 < 5 --
1924 26 1,711 < 5 --
1923 31 1,487 < 5 --
1922 19 2,093 < 5 --
1921 31 1,509 < 5 --
1920 27 1,622 < 5 --
1919 18 2,051 < 5 --
1918 34 1,325 < 5 --
1917 27 1,467 < 5 --
1916 37 1,187 < 5 --
1915 20 1,733 < 5 --
1914 21 1,433 < 5 --
1913 27 1,061 < 5 --
1912 8 2,328 < 5 --
1911 10 1,640 < 5 --
1910 7 2,116 < 5 --
1909 8 1,745 < 5 --
1908 5 2,390 < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1905 5 2,195 < 5 --
1904 5 2,137 < 5 --
1903 < 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.