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Theresa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Theresa?

The uncommon name Theresa was the 1,131st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Position 32, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1956.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1961 with 11,965 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Theresa in any given year was 153 in 1880.

Theresa, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1888, 1896-1900, 1903-1906, 1909-1915, 1920-1927, 1945-1948, and 1949-1958, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1930-1935, 1961-1977, 1980-1995, 1996-2004, and 2005-2011.

Where is the name Theresa popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Theresa has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Theresa has remained about the same.

The name Theresa is used by only a select few and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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

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   Theresa (Girl)Theresa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 219 1,131 < 5 --
2016 209 1,191 < 5 --
2015 210 1,193 < 5 --
2014 225 1,125 < 5 --
2013 198 1,213 < 5 --
2012 232 1,074 < 5 --
2011 213 1,152 < 5 --
2010 280 925 < 5 --
2009 282 946 < 5 --
2008 341 832 < 5 --
2007 378 770 < 5 --
2006 394 717 < 5 --
2005 439 637 < 5 --
2004 410 671 < 5 --
2003 493 567 < 5 --
2002 532 515 < 5 --
2001 601 462 < 5 --
2000 679 418 < 5 --
1999 701 400 < 5 --
1998 787 365 < 5 --
1997 852 336 < 5 --
1996 882 318 < 5 --
1995 948 292 < 5 --
1994 1,064 263 < 5 --
1993 1,158 242 < 5 --
1992 1,238 226 < 5 --
1991 1,460 206 5 9,499
1990 1,499 196 10 5,336
1989 1,544 180 12 4,498
1988 1,657 171 8 5,695
1987 1,743 159 9 4,919
1986 1,978 144 8 5,283
1985 2,121 136 21 2,491
1984 2,307 121 14 3,254
1983 2,416 122 11 3,847
1982 2,751 109 10 4,205
1981 2,943 99 13 3,392
1980 2,925 103 12 3,593
1979 2,995 100 10 4,045
1978 2,921 101 18 2,558
1977 2,915 98 14 3,034
1976 3,175 89 13 3,075
1975 3,611 78 20 2,276
1974 3,856 79 11 3,302
1973 4,178 69 10 3,429
1972 4,571 68 24 1,866
1971 5,448 61 27 1,743
1970 6,412 53 27 1,695
1969 6,858 49 25 1,674
1968 7,303 47 19 1,892
1967 8,105 43 31 1,384
1966 8,700 46 29 1,443
1965 9,684 45 22 1,718
1964 10,562 38 26 1,576
1963 11,040 38 41 1,225
1962 11,056 40 33 1,383
1961 11,965 35 31 1,458
1960 11,845 35 36 1,337
1959 11,643 34 30 1,464
1958 11,453 33 26 1,553
1957 11,179 36 25 1,630
1956 10,841 32 21 1,759
1955 9,620 38 21 1,719
1954 8,508 47 14 2,203
1953 7,719 50 13 2,281
1952 6,811 60 12 2,370
1951 6,193 64 12 2,361
1950 5,627 65 7 3,294
1949 5,606 63 11 2,446
1948 5,556 62 12 2,312
1947 4,391 85 12 2,350
1946 3,684 96 16 1,880
1945 2,896 96 7 2,975
1944 2,817 96 7 3,083
1943 2,928 100 9 2,716
1942 2,799 98 5 3,996
1941 2,674 95 10 2,476
1940 2,441 102 16 1,795
1939 2,612 93 9 2,599
1938 2,763 92 17 1,734
1937 2,701 95 10 2,470
1936 2,757 88 10 2,439
1935 2,864 86 16 1,825
1934 3,192 77 21 1,547
1933 3,265 70 15 1,896
1932 3,815 60 23 1,503
1931 4,033 59 21 1,585
1930 4,781 50 18 1,812
1929 5,067 49 17 1,920
1928 5,334 49 17 1,954
1927 5,128 52 23 1,637
1926 4,406 64 15 2,176
1925 3,515 80 13 2,422
1924 3,021 96 11 2,807
1923 2,614 105 13 2,431
1922 2,543 109 8 3,506
1921 2,613 107 6 4,276
1920 2,426 108 6 4,236
1919 2,380 102 < 5 --
1918 2,511 101 < 5 --
1917 2,490 97 < 5 --
1916 2,348 98 7 3,478
1915 2,309 93 7 3,363
1914 1,794 92 < 5 --
1913 1,403 97 < 5 --
1912 1,268 97 < 5 --
1911 919 100 5 1,972
1910 926 96 8 1,298
1909 724 106 < 5 --
1908 795 94 < 5 --
1907 734 99 < 5 --
1906 669 99 5 1,399
1905 598 108 < 5 --
1904 561 108 < 5 --
1903 553 102 < 5 --
1902 549 109 < 5 --
1901 554 94 < 5 --
1900 659 102 5 1,486
1899 532 101 < 5 --
1898 540 107 < 5 --
1897 533 100 < 5 --
1896 469 108 < 5 --
1895 515 103 5 1,224
1894 484 101 < 5 --
1893 469 101 < 5 --
1892 417 107 < 5 --
1891 370 107 < 5 --
1890 401 101 < 5 --
1889 359 106 < 5 --
1888 377 101 < 5 --
1887 284 108 < 5 --
1886 276 112 < 5 --
1885 232 114 < 5 --
1884 240 112 < 5 --
1883 241 104 < 5 --
1882 170 121 < 5 --
1881 173 108 < 5 --
1880 153 112 < 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.