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Alison Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Alison?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Alison, ranked the 400th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Alison has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #96 in 1986.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1980 with 2,983 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Alison was less than 5, most recently in 1911.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Alison occurred roughly during the years 1911-1914, 1929-1934, 1941-1954, 1955-1961, and 1968-1971, whereas 2009-2013, and 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Alison has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Alison's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Alison lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Alison?

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

The name Alison still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Alison (Girl)Alison (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 767 400 < 5 --
2017 813 383 < 5 --
2016 972 343 < 5 --
2015 966 339 < 5 --
2014 1,118 291 < 5 --
2013 1,068 298 6 10,777
2012 1,183 274 5 12,333
2011 1,271 252 6 10,854
2010 1,216 269 < 5 --
2009 1,446 228 9 8,319
2008 1,247 274 7 9,897
2007 1,170 289 10 7,609
2006 1,216 272 5 12,119
2005 1,256 260 < 5 --
2004 1,432 229 5 11,414
2003 1,413 234 6 9,617
2002 1,360 232 < 5 --
2001 1,360 233 < 5 --
2000 1,381 231 5 10,415
1999 1,527 202 9 6,544
1998 1,641 188 5 9,673
1997 1,763 173 7 7,297
1996 1,901 166 < 5 --
1995 1,952 162 < 5 --
1994 2,122 153 5 8,834
1993 2,240 141 6 7,666
1992 2,064 147 7 6,687
1991 2,153 142 13 4,237
1990 2,362 132 13 4,176
1989 2,489 119 27 2,416
1988 2,541 113 13 3,709
1987 2,770 100 16 3,072
1986 2,974 96 25 2,222
1985 2,829 97 8 4,712
1984 2,513 110 12 3,459
1983 2,491 116 13 3,232
1982 2,726 111 20 2,429
1981 2,703 113 15 2,897
1980 2,983 101 14 3,096
1979 2,937 102 13 3,174
1978 2,433 123 10 3,618
1977 2,373 121 13 3,044
1976 2,273 118 17 2,508
1975 2,269 127 16 2,545
1974 2,080 134 14 2,677
1973 1,927 146 10 3,226
1972 1,808 162 15 2,424
1971 2,211 143 12 2,820
1970 1,764 187 8 3,527
1969 1,076 269 5 4,424
1968 904 291 < 5 --
1967 894 284 6 3,570
1966 958 270 < 5 --
1965 1,458 223 < 5 --
1964 1,453 226 < 5 --
1963 1,389 234 5 4,058
1962 1,420 225 6 3,646
1961 1,408 231 5 4,081
1960 1,268 246 < 5 --
1959 1,196 254 < 5 --
1958 990 281 < 5 --
1957 570 380 6 3,555
1956 591 358 < 5 --
1955 545 378 < 5 --
1954 619 344 7 3,181
1953 492 383 < 5 --
1952 440 393 5 3,754
1951 418 404 < 5 --
1950 353 428 7 3,028
1949 316 449 7 3,027
1948 268 497 5 3,687
1947 233 558 < 5 --
1946 214 540 6 3,181
1945 120 678 5 3,342
1944 77 867 5 3,440
1943 67 965 < 5 --
1942 78 872 7 2,943
1941 35 1,295 < 5 --
1940 42 1,112 < 5 --
1939 44 1,080 < 5 --
1938 43 1,091 < 5 --
1937 38 1,160 6 3,182
1936 51 960 < 5 --
1935 35 1,199 < 5 --
1934 50 974 6 3,294
1933 26 1,442 < 5 --
1932 35 1,215 < 5 --
1931 21 1,688 6 3,396
1930 24 1,610 < 5 --
1929 14 2,305 < 5 --
1928 28 1,504 5 4,164
1927 25 1,671 < 5 --
1926 22 1,831 < 5 --
1925 14 2,491 7 3,424
1924 23 1,812 11 2,644
1923 22 1,842 5 4,251
1922 21 1,897 < 5 --
1921 19 2,050 5 4,335
1920 10 3,099 7 3,498
1919 17 2,067 < 5 --
1918 18 2,031 11 2,545
1917 20 1,774 < 5 --
1916 15 2,134 < 5 --
1915 16 1,964 < 5 --
1914 22 1,344 6 2,927
1913 12 1,768 7 2,276
1912 9 1,985 < 5 --
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 5 2,412 < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 5 2,072 < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 7 1,544 < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.