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Virginia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Virginia?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Virginia, ranked the 540th 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 19,146 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 remained about the same.

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 plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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
2018 578 540 < 5 --
2017 610 514 < 5 --
2016 602 515 < 5 --
2015 598 523 < 5 --
2014 523 581 < 5 --
2013 539 550 < 5 --
2012 507 579 < 5 --
2011 507 574 < 5 --
2010 488 599 < 5 --
2009 491 615 < 5 --
2008 549 560 < 5 --
2007 571 543 < 5 --
2006 604 506 < 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 8,196
1990 1,335 215 8 6,376
1989 1,265 216 10 5,140
1988 1,292 202 10 4,765
1987 1,246 212 10 4,557
1986 1,367 191 < 5 --
1985 1,379 195 10 4,317
1984 1,465 188 8 4,946
1983 1,679 165 8 4,886
1982 1,762 164 9 4,576
1981 1,801 159 9 4,487
1980 1,737 160 11 3,829
1979 1,658 169 5 7,043
1978 1,653 165 14 3,065
1977 1,598 169 8 4,573
1976 1,615 160 6 5,562
1975 1,732 156 5 6,308
1974 1,711 160 < 5 --
1973 1,816 152 7 4,486
1972 1,789 164 14 2,651
1971 2,147 150 8 3,952
1970 2,328 146 12 2,889
1969 2,442 138 11 2,853
1968 2,457 130 5 4,725
1967 2,553 135 11 2,602
1966 2,940 122 14 2,212
1965 3,294 115 12 2,468
1964 3,794 109 19 1,896
1963 4,213 103 11 2,670
1962 4,285 105 6 4,025
1961 4,574 103 20 1,870
1960 4,789 102 13 2,416
1959 5,254 93 18 1,972
1958 5,666 85 19 1,893
1957 6,240 75 16 2,089
1956 6,389 75 14 2,258
1955 6,855 66 14 2,217
1954 7,177 61 22 1,664
1953 7,547 53 19 1,832
1952 8,162 49 18 1,854
1951 8,180 47 21 1,678
1950 8,313 43 12 2,313
1949 8,894 39 18 1,817
1948 9,298 36 22 1,605
1947 10,406 34 23 1,599
1946 10,016 31 26 1,407
1945 9,241 28 31 1,202
1944 9,894 26 38 1,084
1943 10,844 25 40 1,088
1942 10,804 23 35 1,192
1941 10,043 23 43 986
1940 9,554 21 44 981
1939 9,227 21 42 990
1938 9,268 22 52 869
1937 9,514 16 33 1,167
1936 9,650 14 51 861
1935 9,863 16 49 913
1934 9,999 15 48 916
1933 9,721 15 42 991
1932 10,755 14 52 901
1931 11,884 12 56 856
1930 13,198 12 69 776
1929 13,234 11 60 856
1928 14,501 9 55 912
1927 15,725 8 74 765
1926 16,162 8 54 929
1925 17,489 7 51 955
1924 18,622 7 46 1,056
1923 18,326 7 36 1,212
1922 19,146 7 37 1,195
1921 19,033 6 38 1,177
1920 17,314 7 32 1,298
1919 15,636 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 2,855 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.