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Tesla Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Tesla?

The rare name Tesla was the 1,939th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Tesla, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1205 was reached in 1992.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2015 with 167 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Tesla in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1986.

Tesla, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1986-1992, and 2005-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1995-2003.

Sometimes the name Tesla has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Tesla popularity headed?

Tesla's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

For a number of years, the name Tesla has been moving upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Tesla has dropped.

The name Tesla is still rare and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Tesla (Girl)Tesla (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 102 1,939 7 10,567
2017 132 1,639 11 7,472
2016 161 1,436 18 5,275
2015 167 1,403 5 13,813
2014 113 1,814 9 8,710
2013 134 1,612 14 6,200
2012 100 1,968 5 13,989
2011 70 2,586 10 7,987
2010 59 2,933 < 5 --
2009 61 2,885 5 14,279
2008 39 4,077 < 5 --
2007 33 4,555 < 5 --
2006 32 4,560 < 5 --
2005 28 4,814 < 5 --
2004 34 4,160 < 5 --
2003 23 5,398 < 5 --
2002 35 3,801 < 5 --
2001 36 3,700 < 5 --
2000 36 3,654 < 5 --
1999 55 2,603 < 5 --
1998 53 2,613 < 5 --
1997 79 1,881 < 5 --
1996 83 1,791 < 5 --
1995 95 1,594 < 5 --
1994 96 1,592 < 5 --
1993 108 1,483 < 5 --
1992 145 1,205 < 5 --
1991 122 1,351 < 5 --
1990 107 1,465 < 5 --
1989 27 3,779 < 5 --
1988 19 4,644 < 5 --
1987 9 7,942 < 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.