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Barbie Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Barbie?

The rare name Barbie was the 6,006th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Barbie, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #756 in 1964 with 190 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Barbie was less than 5, most recently in 1937.

Approximately during the years 1953-1964, the name Barbie took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-1985, and 1990-1993.

Where is the name Barbie popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

Barbie's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Barbie for their newborn has dropped.

The name Barbie is very unique and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Barbie (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 20 6,006
2017 29 4,703
2016 28 4,862
2015 34 4,231
2014 24 5,484
2013 39 3,855
2012 16 7,497
2011 28 4,934
2010 35 4,202
2009 29 4,956
2008 30 4,907
2007 29 4,965
2006 25 5,403
2005 20 6,039
2004 25 5,083
2003 18 6,346
2002 25 4,780
2001 20 5,605
2000 22 5,165
1999 15 6,536
1998 21 4,975
1997 24 4,389
1996 16 5,801
1995 16 5,703
1994 26 4,023
1993 21 4,686
1992 28 3,779
1991 31 3,455
1990 43 2,697
1989 28 3,579
1988 36 2,875
1987 37 2,664
1986 52 2,056
1985 42 2,365
1984 50 2,021
1983 54 1,910
1982 64 1,737
1981 79 1,515
1980 73 1,582
1979 74 1,556
1978 76 1,487
1977 94 1,267
1976 89 1,253
1975 83 1,317
1974 76 1,360
1973 72 1,378
1972 81 1,263
1971 105 1,117
1970 118 1,043
1969 97 1,124
1968 121 939
1967 163 771
1966 118 928
1965 121 916
1964 190 756
1963 170 796
1962 152 854
1961 132 934
1960 82 1,201
1959 68 1,300
1958 62 1,339
1957 45 1,613
1956 28 2,057
1955 25 2,158
1954 25 2,125
1953 21 2,302
1952 23 2,129
1951 23 2,067
1950 18 2,348
1949 17 2,421
1948 20 2,195
1947 19 2,286
1946 16 2,400
1945 17 2,072
1944 8 3,398
1943 10 3,056
1942 9 3,206
1941 7 3,592
1940 6 3,898
1939 9 2,942
1938 7 3,474
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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.