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Viola Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Viola?

In 2017 the uncommon name Viola, ranked the 1,173rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Viola is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #42 in 1908.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 4,331 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Viola in any given year was 41 in 1998.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Viola occurred roughly during the years 1883-1888, 1889-1900, 1911-1916, 2003-2006, and 2008-2012, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1925-1938, 1959-1969, 1972-1978, and 1982-1985.

Viola's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Viola has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Viola?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Viola is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Viola has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Viola (Girl)Viola (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 208 1,173 < 5 --
2016 223 1,138 < 5 --
2015 190 1,279 < 5 --
2014 194 1,249 < 5 --
2013 179 1,312 < 5 --
2012 165 1,398 < 5 --
2011 135 1,608 < 5 --
2010 117 1,767 < 5 --
2009 115 1,857 < 5 --
2008 96 2,119 < 5 --
2007 100 2,055 < 5 --
2006 99 2,013 < 5 --
2005 60 2,781 < 5 --
2004 52 3,032 < 5 --
2003 58 2,735 < 5 --
2002 57 2,708 < 5 --
2001 43 3,248 < 5 --
2000 45 3,117 < 5 --
1999 51 2,733 < 5 --
1998 41 3,112 < 5 --
1997 44 2,819 < 5 --
1996 47 2,671 < 5 --
1995 41 2,929 < 5 --
1994 44 2,796 < 5 --
1993 50 2,533 < 5 --
1992 48 2,609 < 5 --
1991 60 2,213 < 5 --
1990 57 2,256 < 5 --
1989 63 2,029 < 5 --
1988 71 1,786 < 5 --
1987 71 1,718 < 5 --
1986 59 1,910 < 5 --
1985 63 1,809 < 5 --
1984 84 1,394 < 5 --
1983 75 1,520 < 5 --
1982 87 1,415 < 5 --
1981 84 1,451 < 5 --
1980 106 1,243 < 5 --
1979 86 1,430 < 5 --
1978 62 1,705 < 5 --
1977 84 1,357 < 5 --
1976 99 1,164 < 5 --
1975 87 1,290 < 5 --
1974 117 1,033 < 5 --
1973 113 1,036 < 5 --
1972 128 958 < 5 --
1971 130 980 < 5 --
1970 151 883 < 5 --
1969 140 891 < 5 --
1968 163 787 < 5 --
1967 205 677 < 5 --
1966 206 680 < 5 --
1965 251 616 < 5 --
1964 293 577 < 5 --
1963 306 560 < 5 --
1962 320 548 < 5 --
1961 418 477 < 5 --
1960 429 472 < 5 --
1959 408 481 < 5 --
1958 452 449 < 5 --
1957 446 445 < 5 --
1956 528 391 < 5 --
1955 514 387 < 5 --
1954 574 361 < 5 --
1953 571 357 < 5 --
1952 633 322 < 5 --
1951 636 313 < 5 --
1950 624 311 < 5 --
1949 685 296 < 5 --
1948 724 284 6 3,653
1947 814 269 < 5 --
1946 780 257 5 4,000
1945 765 242 6 3,317
1944 800 234 5 3,880
1943 893 220 < 5 --
1942 941 213 < 5 --
1941 901 202 6 3,489
1940 966 190 10 2,473
1939 982 187 11 2,284
1938 1,039 187 8 2,854
1937 1,157 175 7 3,163
1936 1,185 165 9 2,617
1935 1,327 150 < 5 --
1934 1,437 141 6 3,661
1933 1,478 138 12 2,210
1932 1,668 136 10 2,632
1931 1,822 128 20 1,638
1930 2,161 116 6 3,978
1929 2,289 109 16 1,998
1928 2,625 103 15 2,158
1927 2,769 101 10 2,904
1926 2,878 97 18 1,908
1925 3,335 84 15 2,186
1924 3,578 82 11 2,815
1923 3,534 79 12 2,608
1922 3,793 72 16 2,139
1921 4,160 66 14 2,371
1920 4,292 59 18 1,960
1919 4,129 58 14 2,259
1918 4,331 59 11 2,691
1917 4,040 59 13 2,277
1916 3,948 59 9 2,917
1915 3,855 59 11 2,452
1914 3,204 57 < 5 --
1913 2,847 52 10 1,940
1912 2,550 52 < 5 --
1911 2,083 47 5 1,986
1910 2,090 48 8 1,305
1909 1,926 46 10 1,017
1908 1,964 42 9 1,019
1907 1,805 47 < 5 --
1906 1,675 47 6 1,240
1905 1,697 44 6 1,226
1904 1,545 46 6 1,193
1903 1,495 44 6 1,123
1902 1,447 48 11 738
1901 1,331 47 5 1,202
1900 1,674 49 5 1,496
1899 1,156 50 7 927
1898 1,272 53 < 5 --
1897 1,017 58 < 5 --
1896 1,047 62 < 5 --
1895 1,010 63 < 5 --
1894 906 65 < 5 --
1893 839 66 < 5 --
1892 833 66 < 5 --
1891 609 73 5 1,116
1890 697 68 < 5 --
1889 536 76 5 1,104
1888 596 74 < 5 --
1887 420 80 < 5 --
1886 440 77 < 5 --
1885 345 88 < 5 --
1884 362 82 < 5 --
1883 331 83 < 5 --
1882 310 83 < 5 --
1881 237 92 < 5 --
1880 229 94 < 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.