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Whitney Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Whitney?

The less frequently given name Whitney was the 901st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #32 for the first time in 1986 and as recently as 1987.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1986 with 9,534 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Whitney was less than 5, most recently in 1951.

Whitney, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1956-1964, and 1972-1986, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1988-2003, and 2013-2017.

Whitney became more popular as a girls name in 1962.

Where is the name Whitney popularity headed?

Whitney's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

Whitney's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Whitney for their newborn has dropped.

The name Whitney is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Whitney (Girl)Whitney (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 296 901 8 9,567
2017 328 828 13 6,642
2016 375 759 12 7,104
2015 446 639 7 10,559
2014 463 620 15 5,969
2013 481 590 9 8,728
2012 520 564 5 14,117
2011 563 519 5 14,229
2010 541 543 10 8,093
2009 595 507 9 8,946
2008 542 570 8 9,820
2007 533 564 11 7,553
2006 564 535 19 4,850
2005 652 471 11 7,075
2004 676 450 24 3,853
2003 675 445 15 5,248
2002 851 350 15 5,118
2001 899 342 11 6,427
2000 1,194 271 23 3,633
1999 1,426 222 18 4,157
1998 1,611 193 16 4,405
1997 1,961 158 17 4,053
1996 2,310 140 27 2,835
1995 2,780 115 26 2,843
1994 3,566 91 25 2,943
1993 4,077 82 25 2,863
1992 4,010 85 32 2,358
1991 5,240 68 38 2,017
1990 5,904 60 77 1,268
1989 6,307 57 81 1,196
1988 7,852 39 115 895
1987 8,920 32 155 734
1986 9,534 32 245 567
1985 3,833 73 236 572
1984 2,288 124 201 602
1983 1,688 164 166 667
1982 1,478 185 154 702
1981 1,302 204 135 753
1980 1,169 219 141 740
1979 949 254 131 762
1978 778 297 105 839
1977 693 335 89 903
1976 533 385 66 1,027
1975 412 457 65 1,030
1974 368 482 73 961
1973 294 561 64 1,013
1972 297 557 62 1,030
1971 327 552 100 811
1970 351 540 79 903
1969 288 584 67 942
1968 248 610 84 812
1967 221 643 73 842
1966 224 640 77 834
1965 296 553 87 800
1964 331 543 122 703
1963 271 612 80 848
1962 191 752 75 887
1961 48 1,640 69 927
1960 29 2,193 52 1,082
1959 11 4,022 54 1,061
1958 19 2,747 55 1,039
1957 14 3,303 51 1,074
1956 11 3,905 43 1,170
1955 10 4,062 52 1,055
1954 11 3,713 50 1,067
1953 11 3,679 48 1,057
1952 20 2,406 54 981
1951 < 5 -- 55 949
1950 15 2,775 44 1,074
1949 8 4,226 37 1,183
1948 6 5,232 44 1,076
1947 13 3,058 37 1,212
1946 11 3,210 48 977
1945 9 3,380 44 970
1944 9 3,372 37 1,105
1943 8 3,794 42 1,052
1942 11 2,980 42 1,052
1941 10 3,021 35 1,128
1940 10 2,954 50 901
1939 5 4,936 21 1,487
1938 13 2,442 32 1,169
1937 6 4,245 26 1,342
1936 6 4,169 19 1,585
1935 < 5 -- 32 1,193
1934 < 5 -- 30 1,239
1933 < 5 -- 42 992
1932 < 5 -- 30 1,254
1931 < 5 -- 49 938
1930 < 5 -- 46 1,020
1929 < 5 -- 39 1,129
1928 < 5 -- 36 1,209
1927 < 5 -- 36 1,226
1926 < 5 -- 39 1,159
1925 < 5 -- 41 1,107
1924 < 5 -- 38 1,186
1923 < 5 -- 41 1,126
1922 < 5 -- 47 1,038
1921 < 5 -- 57 937
1920 < 5 -- 60 895
1919 < 5 -- 45 1,020
1918 < 5 -- 49 964
1917 < 5 -- 42 1,015
1916 < 5 -- 50 890
1915 < 5 -- 45 940
1914 < 5 -- 36 932
1913 < 5 -- 33 854
1912 < 5 -- 15 1,261
1911 < 5 -- 8 1,384
1910 < 5 -- 11 1,043
1909 < 5 -- 13 838
1908 < 5 -- 8 1,110
1907 < 5 -- 7 1,197
1906 < 5 -- 7 1,107
1905 < 5 -- 5 1,416
1904 < 5 -- 6 1,197
1903 < 5 -- 6 1,125
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 7 1,157
1899 < 5 -- 9 782
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- 7 938
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- 5 1,176
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- 8 786
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- 9 700
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.