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Violet Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Violet?

In 2018 the very popular name Violet, ranked the 43rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Violet has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #43 for the first time this year.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 4,866 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Violet in any given year was 42 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Violet occurred roughly during the years 1882-1900, 1901-1908, 1909-1919, and 1995-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1927-1938, 1960-1963, 1964-1967, and 1969-1972.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Violet?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Violet is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Violet (Girl)Violet (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 4,794 43 5 13,862
2017 4,719 47 < 5 --
2016 4,866 46 < 5 --
2015 4,813 50 < 5 --
2014 4,184 67 9 8,736
2013 3,931 69 6 12,030
2012 3,277 89 < 5 --
2011 2,900 101 < 5 --
2010 2,566 123 5 14,137
2009 2,260 140 < 5 --
2008 1,826 183 < 5 --
2007 1,537 229 < 5 --
2006 1,266 260 < 5 --
2005 846 369 < 5 --
2004 482 584 < 5 --
2003 468 587 < 5 --
2002 419 610 < 5 --
2001 381 661 < 5 --
2000 316 734 < 5 --
1999 255 851 < 5 --
1998 234 904 < 5 --
1997 183 1,048 < 5 --
1996 161 1,132 < 5 --
1995 162 1,099 < 5 --
1994 159 1,132 < 5 --
1993 142 1,227 < 5 --
1992 142 1,230 < 5 --
1991 133 1,269 < 5 --
1990 126 1,299 < 5 --
1989 133 1,219 < 5 --
1988 133 1,155 < 5 --
1987 143 1,074 < 5 --
1986 125 1,148 < 5 --
1985 142 1,050 < 5 --
1984 138 1,034 < 5 --
1983 141 1,007 < 5 --
1982 149 994 < 5 --
1981 147 997 < 5 --
1980 141 1,025 < 5 --
1979 119 1,134 < 5 --
1978 115 1,134 < 5 --
1977 127 1,046 < 5 --
1976 113 1,086 < 5 --
1975 113 1,055 < 5 --
1974 132 945 < 5 --
1973 133 928 < 5 --
1972 109 1,064 < 5 --
1971 143 916 < 5 --
1970 140 925 < 5 --
1969 138 902 < 5 --
1968 141 864 < 5 --
1967 152 810 < 5 --
1966 210 671 < 5 --
1965 212 677 < 5 --
1964 230 673 < 5 --
1963 244 646 < 5 --
1962 292 576 < 5 --
1961 319 556 < 5 --
1960 319 543 < 5 --
1959 327 538 < 5 --
1958 383 489 < 5 --
1957 387 486 < 5 --
1956 367 487 < 5 --
1955 407 445 < 5 --
1954 450 408 < 5 --
1953 422 423 < 5 --
1952 427 407 < 5 --
1951 461 382 < 5 --
1950 519 343 < 5 --
1949 483 360 < 5 --
1948 528 339 < 5 --
1947 626 310 5 4,243
1946 614 294 < 5 --
1945 588 287 < 5 --
1944 636 276 < 5 --
1943 711 261 < 5 --
1942 803 239 6 3,541
1941 780 223 5 3,979
1940 783 217 7 3,119
1939 911 196 5 3,945
1938 959 194 6 3,524
1937 1,139 177 < 5 --
1936 1,153 169 5 4,023
1935 1,273 159 6 3,625
1934 1,370 148 5 4,178
1933 1,517 136 8 2,996
1932 1,692 132 9 2,837
1931 1,750 132 10 2,642
1930 2,098 120 10 2,773
1929 2,215 111 6 3,934
1928 2,321 113 16 2,043
1927 2,694 103 10 2,905
1926 2,904 94 14 2,298
1925 3,031 92 6 4,168
1924 3,224 88 7 3,852
1923 3,276 86 8 3,454
1922 3,194 86 8 3,517
1921 3,469 81 11 2,797
1920 3,694 77 13 2,451
1919 3,597 74 10 2,865
1918 3,294 83 8 3,360
1917 3,026 84 8 3,204
1916 2,921 83 6 3,869
1915 2,752 82 8 3,060
1914 2,061 83 < 5 --
1913 1,751 82 < 5 --
1912 1,535 83 6 2,525
1911 1,183 83 < 5 --
1910 1,037 89 < 5 --
1909 945 89 < 5 --
1908 1,017 81 < 5 --
1907 956 81 < 5 --
1906 830 86 < 5 --
1905 831 82 5 1,412
1904 755 87 < 5 --
1903 636 93 < 5 --
1902 649 95 < 5 --
1901 611 91 < 5 --
1900 614 109 < 5 --
1899 435 111 < 5 --
1898 411 127 < 5 --
1897 411 119 < 5 --
1896 354 135 < 5 --
1895 316 142 < 5 --
1894 286 154 < 5 --
1893 254 157 < 5 --
1892 238 163 < 5 --
1891 188 176 < 5 --
1890 183 176 < 5 --
1889 155 183 < 5 --
1888 145 186 < 5 --
1887 97 210 < 5 --
1886 103 195 < 5 --
1885 92 196 < 5 --
1884 81 211 < 5 --
1883 74 201 < 5 --
1882 48 249 < 5 --
1881 42 246 < 5 --
1880 42 239 < 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.