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Tara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Tara?

The less frequently given name Tara was the 910th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

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

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1972 with 7,230 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 a very 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 still has a solid footing but 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
2015 301 910 < 5 --
2014 297 911 < 5 --
2013 280 913 < 5 --
2012 334 801 < 5 --
2011 301 869 < 5 --
2010 354 777 < 5 --
2009 424 688 < 5 --
2008 489 632 < 5 --
2007 581 538 < 5 --
2006 685 463 < 5 --
2005 927 341 < 5 --
2004 977 323 < 5 --
2003 925 336 < 5 --
2002 1,061 295 < 5 --
2001 1,158 273 < 5 --
2000 1,336 239 < 5 --
1999 1,392 231 5 11,404
1998 1,637 189 < 5 --
1997 1,768 172 < 5 --
1996 1,899 167 < 5 --
1995 2,023 158 < 5 --
1994 2,186 147 9 6,305
1993 2,476 132 < 5 --
1992 2,836 118 10 5,595
1991 3,326 104 9 5,880
1990 3,821 85 18 3,446
1989 4,370 70 18 3,313
1988 4,607 67 19 2,942
1987 4,443 69 20 2,712
1986 5,084 56 20 2,671
1985 6,100 51 15 3,202
1984 6,282 49 14 3,249
1983 6,273 51 18 2,660
1982 6,522 47 28 1,988
1981 6,365 45 21 2,405
1980 6,283 43 27 2,047
1979 6,809 38 27 1,985
1978 6,329 40 28 1,866
1977 7,199 35 23 2,121
1976 6,023 42 33 1,641
1975 6,457 41 22 2,122
1974 6,656 39 25 1,881
1973 6,708 37 16 2,500
1972 7,230 38 34 1,470
1971 6,330 50 22 1,982
1970 5,334 69 22 1,935
1969 3,518 107 7 3,903
1968 2,184 147 8 3,331
1967 1,291 229 < 5 --
1966 1,289 234 5 4,458
1965 1,169 250 5 4,365
1964 1,242 250 < 5 --
1963 1,129 262 6 3,996
1962 1,094 270 9 3,020
1961 942 301 < 5 --
1960 687 366 < 5 --
1959 610 384 < 5 --
1958 467 441 < 5 --
1957 461 437 < 5 --
1956 453 430 < 5 --
1955 432 424 < 5 --
1954 260 554 < 5 --
1953 150 748 < 5 --
1952 140 755 < 5 --
1951 99 928 < 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 1,582 < 5 --
1944 27 1,604 < 5 --
1943 24 1,786 < 5 --
1942 21 1,910 < 5 --
1941 14 2,381 < 5 --
1940 13 2,402 < 5 --
1939 7 3,743 < 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.