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Vanessa Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Vanessa?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Vanessa, ranked the 230th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Vanessa has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 41, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1988.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1985 with 7,566 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Vanessa was less than 5, most recently in 1934.

Approximately during the years 1943-1954, 1956-1959, 1966-1970, and 1976-1984, the name Vanessa took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1935-1938, 1959-1965, and 2008-2017.

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

The popularity trend for Vanessa has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Vanessa for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Vanessa?

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

The name Vanessa is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Vanessa (Girl)Vanessa (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,369 230 < 5 --
2017 1,514 204 < 5 --
2016 1,658 197 < 5 --
2015 1,727 186 < 5 --
2014 1,925 171 5 13,918
2013 2,093 152 7 10,644
2012 2,552 123 < 5 --
2011 2,619 120 6 12,180
2010 2,883 107 6 12,115
2009 3,518 91 < 5 --
2008 4,031 78 6 12,447
2007 4,444 71 8 9,730
2006 4,167 79 6 11,967
2005 4,093 80 8 9,043
2004 4,347 75 9 8,111
2003 4,353 70 6 10,817
2002 4,453 68 5 12,388
2001 4,672 64 8 8,287
2000 5,133 62 12 5,892
1999 5,287 57 10 6,502
1998 5,830 52 13 5,144
1997 5,796 54 20 3,594
1996 5,744 60 17 4,010
1995 5,403 63 16 4,044
1994 5,550 59 18 3,741
1993 5,888 55 30 2,502
1992 6,078 55 30 2,464
1991 5,926 56 28 2,539
1990 6,406 56 32 2,252
1989 6,958 50 53 1,548
1988 7,515 41 72 1,202
1987 7,346 43 46 1,560
1986 7,467 43 44 1,534
1985 7,566 42 42 1,566
1984 7,156 45 43 1,479
1983 6,386 49 58 1,202
1982 6,153 49 53 1,291
1981 4,747 62 24 2,201
1980 4,428 69 21 2,441
1979 4,102 75 17 2,769
1978 3,852 76 12 3,388
1977 3,210 90 15 2,901
1976 2,466 106 10 3,711
1975 2,442 115 14 2,893
1974 2,352 122 8 4,164
1973 2,147 134 10 3,438
1972 2,280 133 9 3,598
1971 2,657 129 10 3,352
1970 2,576 138 5 5,398
1969 2,233 147 6 4,385
1968 1,797 181 5 4,715
1967 1,871 170 6 3,946
1966 1,644 197 8 3,234
1965 1,633 203 6 3,908
1964 2,055 183 8 3,269
1963 2,031 188 < 5 --
1962 2,247 174 7 3,619
1961 2,759 153 9 3,080
1960 2,714 154 8 3,326
1959 3,117 140 14 2,290
1958 2,737 149 10 2,801
1957 2,382 159 8 3,242
1956 2,620 145 < 5 --
1955 2,695 140 7 3,484
1954 2,644 142 9 2,933
1953 2,006 163 < 5 --
1952 697 302 < 5 --
1951 176 657 < 5 --
1950 91 943 < 5 --
1949 70 1,076 < 5 --
1948 69 1,069 < 5 --
1947 59 1,180 < 5 --
1946 14 2,731 < 5 --
1945 19 1,989 < 5 --
1944 13 2,617 < 5 --
1943 10 3,229 < 5 --
1942 16 2,307 < 5 --
1941 11 2,832 < 5 --
1940 14 2,292 < 5 --
1939 7 3,757 < 5 --
1938 15 2,211 < 5 --
1937 17 1,993 < 5 --
1936 20 1,738 < 5 --
1935 32 1,304 < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- < 5 --
1933 7 3,716 < 5 --
1932 9 3,255 < 5 --
1931 7 3,819 < 5 --
1930 10 3,040 < 5 --
1929 5 5,229 < 5 --
1928 6 4,688 < 5 --
1927 5 5,551 < 5 --
1926 < 5 -- < 5 --
1925 9 3,640 < 5 --
1924 < 5 -- < 5 --
1923 9 3,624 < 5 --
1922 6 4,968 < 5 --
1921 5 5,808 < 5 --
1920 6 4,929 < 5 --
1919 6 4,770 < 5 --
1918 < 5 -- < 5 --
1917 6 4,556 < 5 --
1916 8 3,527 < 5 --
1915 10 2,884 < 5 --
1914 < 5 -- < 5 --
1913 5 3,667 < 5 --
1912 < 5 -- < 5 --
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 6 1,919 < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.