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Sylvia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sylvia?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Sylvia, ranked the 490th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Sylvia has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #50 in 1937 with 4,367 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sylvia was 67 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1884-1892, 1901-1915, 1929-1936, and 1943-1946, the name Sylvia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1965-1976 were years of successive downward movement.

Sylvia's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sylvia lately has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sylvia?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Sylvia still has a solid footing and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Sylvia (Girl)Sylvia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 631 490 < 5 --
2017 644 482 < 5 --
2016 621 500 < 5 --
2015 659 485 < 5 --
2014 633 493 < 5 --
2013 593 507 < 5 --
2012 577 525 < 5 --
2011 529 552 < 5 --
2010 525 556 < 5 --
2009 555 548 < 5 --
2008 556 553 < 5 --
2007 587 534 < 5 --
2006 581 519 < 5 --
2005 546 529 < 5 --
2004 512 559 < 5 --
2003 503 550 < 5 --
2002 533 514 < 5 --
2001 514 520 < 5 --
2000 539 502 < 5 --
1999 539 482 < 5 --
1998 553 468 < 5 --
1997 516 484 < 5 --
1996 553 452 < 5 --
1995 589 436 < 5 --
1994 593 426 < 5 --
1993 686 372 < 5 --
1992 710 361 5 9,639
1991 831 322 < 5 --
1990 818 334 5 9,326
1989 799 319 8 6,152
1988 855 291 8 5,674
1987 862 285 8 5,394
1986 877 281 7 5,850
1985 929 271 7 5,693
1984 1,002 249 13 3,428
1983 1,038 238 6 6,126
1982 984 254 8 4,934
1981 1,008 247 6 6,158
1980 960 264 7 5,443
1979 1,016 247 5 6,960
1978 949 250 6 5,681
1977 982 255 8 4,538
1976 1,058 228 5 6,386
1975 1,143 215 9 3,915
1974 1,355 189 9 3,804
1973 1,346 193 < 5 --
1972 1,464 194 5 5,655
1971 1,577 194 11 3,123
1970 1,728 189 10 3,256
1969 1,814 178 13 2,533
1968 1,962 164 11 2,711
1967 2,211 156 12 2,457
1966 2,410 146 6 3,899
1965 2,958 131 13 2,358
1964 2,943 137 11 2,647
1963 3,281 128 12 2,522
1962 3,457 131 20 1,850
1961 3,746 124 21 1,814
1960 3,825 121 10 2,849
1959 3,849 120 18 1,967
1958 4,157 114 12 2,487
1957 4,306 109 22 1,750
1956 4,145 108 8 3,191
1955 4,001 107 12 2,420
1954 4,084 101 9 2,924
1953 3,813 100 7 3,401
1952 3,790 99 8 3,080
1951 3,776 97 10 2,642
1950 3,612 97 10 2,561
1949 3,816 94 9 2,780
1948 3,671 100 9 2,764
1947 4,100 97 16 1,981
1946 4,091 82 13 2,133
1945 3,375 83 11 2,234
1944 3,290 83 15 1,881
1943 3,624 77 18 1,759
1942 3,728 72 7 3,188
1941 3,786 65 16 1,814
1940 3,801 62 20 1,568
1939 3,870 62 22 1,455
1938 4,256 56 13 2,079
1937 4,367 50 18 1,682
1936 4,156 53 24 1,381
1935 3,620 60 19 1,650
1934 3,476 70 16 1,851
1933 2,935 84 13 2,086
1932 2,568 96 16 1,917
1931 1,927 123 12 2,316
1930 1,830 132 11 2,592
1929 2,038 119 16 1,994
1928 2,222 119 15 2,148
1927 2,347 117 9 3,122
1926 2,528 107 16 2,064
1925 2,537 106 17 2,000
1924 2,757 104 7 3,825
1923 2,838 98 14 2,319
1922 2,961 94 7 3,828
1921 3,297 88 18 1,974
1920 3,317 85 5 4,903
1919 3,412 77 7 3,700
1918 3,675 71 8 3,338
1917 3,469 69 12 2,403
1916 3,414 69 8 3,151
1915 3,284 67 8 3,042
1914 2,565 70 13 1,856
1913 2,013 72 9 2,074
1912 1,639 77 9 1,871
1911 1,184 82 < 5 --
1910 1,000 92 < 5 --
1909 847 93 < 5 --
1908 748 101 < 5 --
1907 611 109 6 1,329
1906 617 107 5 1,398
1905 528 120 < 5 --
1904 497 119 < 5 --
1903 464 120 < 5 --
1902 411 136 < 5 --
1901 390 129 < 5 --
1900 446 137 < 5 --
1899 371 130 < 5 --
1898 391 133 < 5 --
1897 357 135 < 5 --
1896 340 140 < 5 --
1895 276 157 < 5 --
1894 288 153 < 5 --
1893 286 144 < 5 --
1892 275 149 < 5 --
1891 218 156 < 5 --
1890 223 158 < 5 --
1889 166 178 < 5 --
1888 166 174 < 5 --
1887 135 173 < 5 --
1886 137 167 < 5 --
1885 112 173 < 5 --
1884 87 199 < 5 --
1883 79 192 < 5 --
1882 79 179 < 5 --
1881 67 187 < 5 --
1880 81 162 < 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.