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Teresa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Teresa?

The less frequently given name Teresa was the 720th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 1000 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #18 for the first time in 1961 and as recently as 1963.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1961 with 18,904 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Teresa was 46 in 1881.

Teresa, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1882-1887, 1893-1896, 1907-1915, 1922-1926, and 1941-1960, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1930-1933, 1963-1978, 1979-1989, and 1990-1994.

Where is the name Teresa popularity headed?

Teresa's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Teresa's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Teresa for their newborn has dropped.

The name Teresa still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Teresa is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Teresa (Girl)Teresa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 395 720 < 5 --
2016 436 668 < 5 --
2015 427 667 < 5 --
2014 389 718 < 5 --
2013 435 653 < 5 --
2012 469 609 < 5 --
2011 543 535 < 5 --
2010 410 694 < 5 --
2009 453 652 < 5 --
2008 534 578 < 5 --
2007 563 546 < 5 --
2006 565 534 < 5 --
2005 671 453 < 5 --
2004 746 409 < 5 --
2003 703 429 < 5 --
2002 787 376 < 5 --
2001 830 357 < 5 --
2000 898 344 < 5 --
1999 975 319 < 5 --
1998 981 309 < 5 --
1997 1,077 270 < 5 --
1996 1,070 270 < 5 --
1995 1,044 263 10 5,875
1994 1,098 255 < 5 --
1993 1,234 226 5 10,005
1992 1,372 208 5 9,673
1991 1,488 202 < 5 --
1990 1,611 180 7 7,099
1989 1,530 185 12 4,494
1988 1,633 172 7 6,351
1987 1,781 154 12 3,930
1986 2,009 140 8 5,277
1985 2,211 132 12 3,778
1984 2,386 117 18 2,695
1983 2,702 103 14 3,207
1982 2,882 102 21 2,416
1981 3,122 97 15 3,012
1980 3,148 94 13 3,409
1979 3,481 87 11 3,790
1978 3,472 88 13 3,204
1977 3,655 79 17 2,653
1976 4,055 66 24 2,046
1975 4,638 61 19 2,357
1974 5,395 53 20 2,191
1973 5,987 45 22 1,977
1972 7,176 39 29 1,642
1971 8,561 34 41 1,326
1970 9,607 34 37 1,394
1969 10,357 32 37 1,325
1968 10,912 30 38 1,247
1967 12,270 28 33 1,336
1966 13,022 29 45 1,114
1965 14,579 24 43 1,157
1964 16,418 21 38 1,282
1963 17,966 18 52 1,066
1962 18,514 18 46 1,148
1961 18,904 18 40 1,262
1960 18,835 19 39 1,269
1959 17,390 24 39 1,263
1958 15,604 26 35 1,319
1957 15,684 24 33 1,383
1956 14,465 24 34 1,333
1955 13,125 26 25 1,567
1954 10,839 34 22 1,662
1953 8,933 42 19 1,825
1952 7,291 52 7 3,343
1951 6,216 63 11 2,486
1950 4,726 81 6 3,642
1949 4,329 82 7 3,269
1948 4,217 82 9 2,765
1947 2,810 121 < 5 --
1946 1,834 148 10 2,522
1945 1,339 171 7 2,971
1944 1,204 181 < 5 --
1943 1,193 186 < 5 --
1942 1,002 203 < 5 --
1941 715 242 7 3,109
1940 686 244 5 3,889
1939 650 245 < 5 --
1938 695 236 5 3,984
1937 661 242 7 3,147
1936 675 239 < 5 --
1935 716 234 9 2,696
1934 707 238 < 5 --
1933 753 223 < 5 --
1932 854 211 11 2,449
1931 947 192 5 4,268
1930 993 194 9 2,992
1929 1,021 192 9 2,956
1928 1,213 171 7 3,664
1927 1,211 174 < 5 --
1926 1,160 180 7 3,670
1925 955 206 < 5 --
1924 786 233 5 4,886
1923 724 243 < 5 --
1922 701 244 6 4,261
1921 738 245 < 5 --
1920 720 243 < 5 --
1919 706 240 < 5 --
1918 674 247 < 5 --
1917 673 241 5 4,514
1916 662 242 < 5 --
1915 686 229 < 5 --
1914 524 235 < 5 --
1913 424 236 < 5 --
1912 344 242 < 5 --
1911 281 233 < 5 --
1910 220 258 < 5 --
1909 215 241 < 5 --
1908 233 225 < 5 --
1907 191 249 < 5 --
1906 198 222 < 5 --
1905 178 238 < 5 --
1904 179 230 < 5 --
1903 174 229 < 5 --
1902 153 253 < 5 --
1901 164 225 < 5 --
1900 204 220 < 5 --
1899 162 217 < 5 --
1898 217 199 < 5 --
1897 159 215 < 5 --
1896 209 192 < 5 --
1895 167 209 < 5 --
1894 157 213 < 5 --
1893 132 229 < 5 --
1892 143 215 < 5 --
1891 131 204 < 5 --
1890 110 233 < 5 --
1889 113 218 < 5 --
1888 111 219 < 5 --
1887 107 196 < 5 --
1886 84 218 < 5 --
1885 66 251 < 5 --
1884 78 213 < 5 --
1883 64 226 < 5 --
1882 50 245 < 5 --
1881 46 234 < 5 --
1880 50 218 < 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.