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Sylvia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sylvia?

In 2015 the somewhat popular name Sylvia, ranked the 484th 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 4,364 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. however, the number of children named Sylvia lately has risen.

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 has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Sylvia (Girl)Sylvia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 658 484 < 5 --
2014 633 491 < 5 --
2013 593 505 < 5 --
2012 576 526 < 5 --
2011 529 552 < 5 --
2010 525 555 < 5 --
2009 555 547 < 5 --
2008 554 555 < 5 --
2007 587 533 < 5 --
2006 581 519 < 5 --
2005 546 529 < 5 --
2004 512 559 < 5 --
2003 502 550 < 5 --
2002 532 514 < 5 --
2001 512 521 < 5 --
2000 539 502 < 5 --
1999 536 483 < 5 --
1998 550 468 < 5 --
1997 516 484 < 5 --
1996 551 455 < 5 --
1995 589 436 < 5 --
1994 592 426 < 5 --
1993 687 371 < 5 --
1992 710 361 5 9,636
1991 831 322 < 5 --
1990 818 334 5 9,325
1989 799 319 8 6,148
1988 854 292 8 5,672
1987 863 285 8 5,392
1986 875 281 7 5,848
1985 929 271 7 5,692
1984 1,003 248 13 3,423
1983 1,036 238 6 6,121
1982 984 254 8 4,931
1981 1,009 247 6 6,154
1980 958 264 7 5,442
1979 1,017 247 5 6,956
1978 948 250 6 5,676
1977 982 255 8 4,536
1976 1,057 228 5 6,391
1975 1,143 215 9 3,910
1974 1,355 189 9 3,800
1973 1,347 193 < 5 --
1972 1,463 195 5 5,657
1971 1,578 194 11 3,123
1970 1,728 189 10 3,252
1969 1,812 178 13 2,533
1968 1,960 164 11 2,712
1967 2,209 156 12 2,458
1966 2,411 146 6 3,898
1965 2,955 131 13 2,362
1964 2,943 137 11 2,649
1963 3,280 128 12 2,523
1962 3,457 131 20 1,850
1961 3,743 124 21 1,814
1960 3,823 121 10 2,849
1959 3,853 120 18 1,966
1958 4,156 114 12 2,486
1957 4,304 109 22 1,750
1956 4,145 108 8 3,191
1955 4,000 107 12 2,418
1954 4,082 101 9 2,926
1953 3,815 100 7 3,404
1952 3,788 99 8 3,082
1951 3,769 97 10 2,640
1950 3,617 97 10 2,562
1949 3,817 94 9 2,779
1948 3,670 100 9 2,762
1947 4,098 97 17 1,911
1946 4,093 82 13 2,132
1945 3,375 83 11 2,233
1944 3,290 83 15 1,879
1943 3,624 76 18 1,758
1942 3,727 72 7 3,186
1941 3,787 65 16 1,814
1940 3,802 62 20 1,568
1939 3,871 62 22 1,455
1938 4,256 56 13 2,079
1937 4,364 50 18 1,682
1936 4,156 53 24 1,381
1935 3,621 60 19 1,650
1934 3,474 70 16 1,851
1933 2,936 84 13 2,086
1932 2,566 96 16 1,917
1931 1,928 123 12 2,316
1930 1,829 132 11 2,590
1929 2,038 119 16 1,992
1928 2,223 119 15 2,148
1927 2,347 117 9 3,121
1926 2,527 107 16 2,062
1925 2,536 106 17 2,001
1924 2,758 104 7 3,826
1923 2,837 98 14 2,320
1922 2,961 94 7 3,829
1921 3,296 88 18 1,974
1920 3,318 85 5 4,904
1919 3,412 77 7 3,699
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.