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Sophia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sophia?

In 2018 the uber popular name Sophia, ranked the 5th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 10 most popular, Sophia has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1 was reached for the first time in 2011 and as recently as 2013.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2012 with 22,313 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Sophia was 81 in 1942.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Sophia occurred roughly during the years 1883-1886, 1909-1915, 1948-1951, 1954-1962, 1976-1981, and 1989-2011, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1921-1933, and 2013-2017.

For a number of years, the name Sophia has been soaring upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Sophia for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sophia?

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

The name Sophia is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Sophia (Girl)Sophia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 13,928 5 15 5,962
2017 14,883 5 19 5,071
2016 16,128 4 18 5,269
2015 17,417 3 14 6,252
2014 18,609 3 18 5,222
2013 21,223 1 26 3,943
2012 22,313 1 18 5,211
2011 21,842 1 23 4,332
2010 20,643 2 26 3,972
2009 16,944 4 9 8,893
2008 16,084 7 12 7,117
2007 17,024 6 18 5,177
2006 13,501 9 22 4,344
2005 12,671 12 16 5,239
2004 10,915 15 40 2,686
2003 9,684 20 13 5,832
2002 8,664 27 6 10,479
2001 7,161 37 9 7,423
2000 6,563 42 6 10,175
1999 5,423 53 6 9,738
1998 4,306 73 6 9,485
1997 3,638 94 5 10,594
1996 2,513 125 5 10,330
1995 1,763 168 < 5 --
1994 1,613 185 7 7,646
1993 1,498 196 < 5 --
1992 1,353 211 < 5 --
1991 1,260 227 < 5 --
1990 1,123 251 5 9,312
1989 1,059 254 15 3,784
1988 1,165 226 5 8,334
1987 1,123 238 5 7,980
1986 1,059 245 6 6,617
1985 1,100 235 9 4,645
1984 1,083 235 < 5 --
1983 1,197 210 7 5,409
1982 1,160 224 < 5 --
1981 1,233 211 5 7,138
1980 641 366 < 5 --
1979 491 426 < 5 --
1978 409 477 < 5 --
1977 434 456 < 5 --
1976 366 495 < 5 --
1975 381 484 5 6,218
1974 386 469 < 5 --
1973 455 429 < 5 --
1972 484 407 < 5 --
1971 593 385 < 5 --
1970 580 403 < 5 --
1969 594 385 < 5 --
1968 547 394 5 4,657
1967 602 367 < 5 --
1966 588 377 < 5 --
1965 508 415 < 5 --
1964 471 452 6 3,972
1963 524 426 < 5 --
1962 486 438 < 5 --
1961 324 547 < 5 --
1960 262 623 < 5 --
1959 277 596 < 5 --
1958 227 659 < 5 --
1957 188 731 < 5 --
1956 121 922 < 5 --
1955 152 781 < 5 --
1954 112 911 < 5 --
1953 130 810 < 5 --
1952 110 883 < 5 --
1951 153 709 < 5 --
1950 109 849 < 5 --
1949 123 781 < 5 --
1948 112 831 < 5 --
1947 108 847 < 5 --
1946 107 800 < 5 --
1945 103 736 < 5 --
1944 104 752 < 5 --
1943 104 761 < 5 --
1942 81 858 < 5 --
1941 107 680 < 5 --
1940 105 680 < 5 --
1939 99 686 < 5 --
1938 88 735 < 5 --
1937 104 669 < 5 --
1936 98 671 < 5 --
1935 101 658 < 5 --
1934 107 650 5 4,139
1933 103 649 < 5 --
1932 132 572 < 5 --
1931 133 574 < 5 --
1930 152 555 < 5 --
1929 169 527 < 5 --
1928 195 495 < 5 --
1927 240 448 < 5 --
1926 234 442 < 5 --
1925 288 405 < 5 --
1924 357 365 < 5 --
1923 369 342 < 5 --
1922 391 331 < 5 --
1921 489 299 < 5 --
1920 545 279 < 5 --
1919 604 261 < 5 --
1918 629 256 < 5 --
1917 698 235 5 4,499
1916 697 232 < 5 --
1915 692 227 < 5 --
1914 548 229 < 5 --
1913 429 232 < 5 --
1912 397 225 < 5 --
1911 272 238 < 5 --
1910 271 237 < 5 --
1909 256 222 < 5 --
1908 276 203 < 5 --
1907 265 198 < 5 --
1906 247 194 < 5 --
1905 237 198 < 5 --
1904 230 197 < 5 --
1903 213 199 < 5 --
1902 256 180 < 5 --
1901 221 187 < 5 --
1900 259 197 < 5 --
1899 238 180 < 5 --
1898 240 189 < 5 --
1897 278 164 < 5 --
1896 278 160 < 5 --
1895 259 164 < 5 --
1894 276 156 < 5 --
1893 247 159 < 5 --
1892 241 162 < 5 --
1891 220 153 < 5 --
1890 245 144 < 5 --
1889 251 139 < 5 --
1888 251 136 < 5 --
1887 192 137 < 5 --
1886 218 128 < 5 --
1885 185 134 < 5 --
1884 170 135 < 5 --
1883 159 129 < 5 --
1882 179 116 < 5 --
1881 122 131 < 5 --
1880 138 118 < 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.