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Stella Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Stella?

In 2017 the very popular name Stella, ranked the 42nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Stella has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 42, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 5,038 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Stella in any given year was 125 in 1995.

Stella, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1881-1885, 1886-1889, 1907-1915, and 1996-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1924-1935.

The popularity trend for Stella has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Stella has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Stella?

Stella's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Stella is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Stella (Girl)Stella (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5,038 42 < 5 --
2016 4,925 45 < 5 --
2015 4,789 51 7 10,449
2014 4,194 66 6 11,888
2013 3,908 70 < 5 --
2012 3,997 62 7 10,589
2011 3,693 74 6 12,051
2010 3,439 85 7 10,586
2009 2,558 126 < 5 --
2008 1,823 184 < 5 --
2007 1,461 243 < 5 --
2006 1,411 242 < 5 --
2005 1,308 250 < 5 --
2004 1,123 291 < 5 --
2003 797 380 < 5 --
2002 556 499 < 5 --
2001 422 598 < 5 --
2000 376 656 < 5 --
1999 312 725 < 5 --
1998 233 908 < 5 --
1997 190 1,017 < 5 --
1996 149 1,206 < 5 --
1995 125 1,328 < 5 --
1994 131 1,302 < 5 --
1993 167 1,088 < 5 --
1992 169 1,075 < 5 --
1991 152 1,160 < 5 --
1990 171 1,051 < 5 --
1989 168 1,020 < 5 --
1988 154 1,047 < 5 --
1987 164 969 < 5 --
1986 152 1,013 < 5 --
1985 154 995 < 5 --
1984 190 829 < 5 --
1983 208 769 < 5 --
1982 220 755 < 5 --
1981 226 733 < 5 --
1980 228 732 < 5 --
1979 216 751 < 5 --
1978 242 663 < 5 --
1977 233 674 5 6,728
1976 204 721 < 5 --
1975 252 628 < 5 --
1974 250 624 < 5 --
1973 235 641 < 5 --
1972 284 579 < 5 --
1971 299 583 < 5 --
1970 347 543 < 5 --
1969 319 553 < 5 --
1968 357 513 < 5 --
1967 411 467 < 5 --
1966 429 456 < 5 --
1965 512 411 < 5 --
1964 560 413 < 5 --
1963 541 415 < 5 --
1962 614 379 < 5 --
1961 596 395 < 5 --
1960 619 383 < 5 --
1959 640 378 5 4,504
1958 684 352 < 5 --
1957 729 337 6 3,940
1956 764 316 < 5 --
1955 794 305 < 5 --
1954 850 292 < 5 --
1953 957 263 < 5 --
1952 998 248 < 5 --
1951 1,060 240 < 5 --
1950 1,113 226 < 5 --
1949 1,219 215 < 5 --
1948 1,344 201 8 2,982
1947 1,334 200 5 4,208
1946 1,160 209 < 5 --
1945 993 198 < 5 --
1944 1,017 198 < 5 --
1943 1,182 188 < 5 --
1942 1,126 188 7 3,186
1941 1,023 184 < 5 --
1940 962 192 < 5 --
1939 954 188 7 3,077
1938 877 200 9 2,632
1937 916 195 7 3,145
1936 967 186 7 3,114
1935 943 187 9 2,690
1934 1,094 169 10 2,544
1933 1,121 164 7 3,248
1932 1,342 150 9 2,818
1931 1,418 142 9 2,848
1930 1,569 140 8 3,259
1929 1,691 136 7 3,519
1928 1,805 132 8 3,325
1927 2,110 123 11 2,681
1926 2,193 121 13 2,416
1925 2,402 114 9 3,124
1924 2,752 105 6 4,287
1923 2,957 96 9 3,148
1922 3,165 88 9 3,218
1921 3,335 86 9 3,186
1920 3,492 82 13 2,440
1919 3,700 70 8 3,356
1918 3,928 67 8 3,336
1917 3,872 62 8 3,175
1916 3,818 63 11 2,517
1915 3,657 64 < 5 --
1914 2,771 65 6 3,222
1913 2,205 69 9 2,072
1912 1,834 73 10 1,728
1911 1,422 72 < 5 --
1910 1,319 72 < 5 --
1909 1,188 70 7 1,260
1908 1,216 67 6 1,356
1907 1,150 70 6 1,327
1906 1,141 65 < 5 --
1905 1,097 67 < 5 --
1904 1,026 68 5 1,380
1903 1,016 65 5 1,288
1902 1,075 63 < 5 --
1901 928 65 6 1,046
1900 1,177 68 6 1,288
1899 975 62 < 5 --
1898 1,062 65 < 5 --
1897 966 64 5 1,211
1896 1,054 60 5 1,254
1895 1,026 60 < 5 --
1894 1,035 61 < 5 --
1893 926 63 6 1,018
1892 972 59 < 5 --
1891 867 59 5 1,108
1890 924 56 5 1,145
1889 891 55 < 5 --
1888 775 64 < 5 --
1887 664 59 < 5 --
1886 702 57 < 5 --
1885 649 57 5 1,084
1884 584 60 < 5 --
1883 529 59 < 5 --
1882 506 61 < 5 --
1881 416 64 < 5 --
1880 414 60 < 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.