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Virginia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Virginia?

In 2017 the less frequently given name Virginia, ranked the 514th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Virginia has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #6 in 1921.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1922 with 19,144 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Virginia was 210 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Virginia occurred roughly during the years 1883-1886, 1889-1894, 1895-1900, and 1901-1921, whereas 1924-1933, 1964-1967, 1968-1972, 1981-1985, and 1989-1994 were years of successive downward movement.

Virginia's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Virginia lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Virginia?

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

The name Virginia still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Virginia is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Virginia (Girl)Virginia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 608 514 < 5 --
2016 600 518 < 5 --
2015 598 523 < 5 --
2014 523 581 < 5 --
2013 537 550 < 5 --
2012 507 579 < 5 --
2011 507 574 < 5 --
2010 488 599 < 5 --
2009 490 616 < 5 --
2008 549 560 < 5 --
2007 571 543 < 5 --
2006 603 506 < 5 --
2005 681 445 < 5 --
2004 697 440 < 5 --
2003 742 408 < 5 --
2002 801 370 < 5 --
2001 753 386 < 5 --
2000 811 366 < 5 --
1999 824 359 < 5 --
1998 797 362 < 5 --
1997 775 356 < 5 --
1996 986 294 < 5 --
1995 905 307 < 5 --
1994 923 295 < 5 --
1993 1,040 265 < 5 --
1992 1,089 257 < 5 --
1991 1,191 235 6 8,195
1990 1,335 215 8 6,377
1989 1,265 216 10 5,140
1988 1,292 202 10 4,763
1987 1,246 212 10 4,557
1986 1,367 191 < 5 --
1985 1,379 195 10 4,318
1984 1,465 188 8 4,946
1983 1,679 165 8 4,884
1982 1,761 164 9 4,576
1981 1,800 159 9 4,483
1980 1,736 160 11 3,828
1979 1,658 169 5 7,043
1978 1,653 165 14 3,064
1977 1,599 169 8 4,573
1976 1,615 160 6 5,562
1975 1,733 156 5 6,308
1974 1,712 160 < 5 --
1973 1,816 152 7 4,486
1972 1,789 164 14 2,653
1971 2,147 150 8 3,952
1970 2,328 146 12 2,889
1969 2,443 138 11 2,853
1968 2,457 130 5 4,724
1967 2,553 135 11 2,601
1966 2,940 122 14 2,213
1965 3,295 115 12 2,469
1964 3,792 109 19 1,895
1963 4,214 103 11 2,670
1962 4,285 105 6 4,025
1961 4,575 103 20 1,870
1960 4,788 102 13 2,415
1959 5,255 93 19 1,912
1958 5,665 85 19 1,892
1957 6,240 75 15 2,184
1956 6,388 75 14 2,258
1955 6,855 66 14 2,218
1954 7,178 61 22 1,663
1953 7,546 53 19 1,831
1952 8,161 49 18 1,855
1951 8,179 47 21 1,678
1950 8,314 43 12 2,311
1949 8,894 39 18 1,817
1948 9,298 36 22 1,605
1947 10,405 34 23 1,599
1946 10,016 31 26 1,407
1945 9,241 28 31 1,201
1944 9,894 26 38 1,084
1943 10,844 25 40 1,087
1942 10,804 23 35 1,192
1941 10,043 23 43 986
1940 9,553 21 44 981
1939 9,227 21 42 990
1938 9,268 22 52 868
1937 9,512 16 33 1,167
1936 9,651 14 51 861
1935 9,862 16 49 913
1934 9,999 15 48 916
1933 9,721 15 42 991
1932 10,756 14 52 900
1931 11,882 12 56 856
1930 13,199 12 69 776
1929 13,234 11 60 856
1928 14,500 9 55 912
1927 15,725 8 74 765
1926 16,160 8 54 929
1925 17,489 7 51 955
1924 18,624 7 46 1,056
1923 18,327 7 36 1,212
1922 19,144 7 37 1,195
1921 19,033 6 38 1,177
1920 17,314 7 32 1,298
1919 15,637 7 28 1,382
1918 16,421 7 31 1,285
1917 14,261 10 28 1,318
1916 12,487 10 21 1,589
1915 10,952 12 28 1,263
1914 7,601 14 19 1,438
1913 6,036 15 16 1,363
1912 4,810 20 12 1,522
1911 3,263 26 9 1,288
1910 2,854 29 8 1,306
1909 2,420 30 6 1,432
1908 2,195 35 < 5 --
1907 1,893 41 < 5 --
1906 1,491 51 5 1,404
1905 1,394 53 6 1,227
1904 1,213 59 5 1,389
1903 1,032 63 < 5 --
1902 1,008 67 < 5 --
1901 825 76 6 1,054
1900 1,068 74 < 5 --
1899 776 75 < 5 --
1898 801 78 6 1,116
1897 638 84 < 5 --
1896 621 89 < 5 --
1895 628 88 5 1,229
1894 583 91 < 5 --
1893 498 97 < 5 --
1892 475 101 < 5 --
1891 439 97 < 5 --
1890 405 100 < 5 --
1889 395 101 < 5 --
1888 385 100 < 5 --
1887 332 101 < 5 --
1886 353 96 < 5 --
1885 289 103 < 5 --
1884 263 105 < 5 --
1883 234 105 < 5 --
1882 274 94 < 5 --
1881 210 101 < 5 --
1880 213 99 < 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.