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Tara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Tara?

The uncommon name Tara was the 1,031st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Tara, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #35 in 1977.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1972 with 7,231 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Tara was less than 5, most recently in 1938.

Approximately during the years 1938-1955, 1956-1964, and 1965-1972, the name Tara took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1983-2011 were years of successive downward movement.

Tara became more popular as a girls name in 1939.

Where is the name Tara popularity headed?

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

Tara's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Tara lately has dropped.

The name Tara is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Tara (Girl)Tara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 249 1,031 < 5 --
2017 265 983 < 5 --
2016 261 1,011 < 5 --
2015 301 912 < 5 --
2014 297 914 < 5 --
2013 281 910 < 5 --
2012 335 800 < 5 --
2011 303 864 < 5 --
2010 354 778 < 5 --
2009 425 688 < 5 --
2008 489 632 < 5 --
2007 581 538 < 5 --
2006 685 463 < 5 --
2005 928 341 < 5 --
2004 977 323 < 5 --
2003 926 336 < 5 --
2002 1,060 295 < 5 --
2001 1,159 273 < 5 --
2000 1,338 239 < 5 --
1999 1,392 231 5 11,405
1998 1,637 189 < 5 --
1997 1,768 172 < 5 --
1996 1,899 167 < 5 --
1995 2,023 158 < 5 --
1994 2,188 145 9 6,305
1993 2,476 132 < 5 --
1992 2,836 118 10 5,596
1991 3,325 104 9 5,883
1990 3,824 85 18 3,446
1989 4,370 70 18 3,314
1988 4,606 67 19 2,941
1987 4,444 69 20 2,712
1986 5,084 56 20 2,672
1985 6,101 51 15 3,204
1984 6,283 49 14 3,251
1983 6,273 51 18 2,661
1982 6,523 47 28 1,989
1981 6,365 45 21 2,407
1980 6,283 43 27 2,048
1979 6,807 38 27 1,986
1978 6,329 40 28 1,866
1977 7,197 35 23 2,124
1976 6,024 42 33 1,643
1975 6,456 41 22 2,122
1974 6,655 39 25 1,881
1973 6,707 37 16 2,501
1972 7,231 38 34 1,469
1971 6,334 49 22 1,980
1970 5,330 69 22 1,938
1969 3,520 107 7 3,903
1968 2,185 147 8 3,335
1967 1,291 229 < 5 --
1966 1,288 234 5 4,462
1965 1,168 250 5 4,366
1964 1,242 250 < 5 --
1963 1,129 262 6 4,002
1962 1,094 270 9 3,019
1961 941 301 < 5 --
1960 685 367 < 5 --
1959 610 384 < 5 --
1958 467 441 < 5 --
1957 463 436 < 5 --
1956 452 432 < 5 --
1955 432 424 < 5 --
1954 259 555 < 5 --
1953 151 746 < 5 --
1952 140 754 < 5 --
1951 99 927 < 5 --
1950 102 884 < 5 --
1949 90 943 < 5 --
1948 73 1,038 < 5 --
1947 46 1,374 < 5 --
1946 56 1,145 < 5 --
1945 28 1,580 < 5 --
1944 27 1,603 < 5 --
1943 24 1,786 < 5 --
1942 21 1,910 < 5 --
1941 14 2,381 < 5 --
1940 13 2,402 < 5 --
1939 7 3,744 < 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.