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Carolina Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Carolina?

Ranking 425th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Carolina is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #254 in 2004 with 1,269 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Carolina in any given year was 10 in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1882-1886, 1891-1894, 1897-1900, 1909-1916, 1917-1920, 1940-1943, 1958-1964, 1974-1978, 1984-1990, and 1997-2000 the name Carolina took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

How popular will Carolina be?

Carolina's popularity has been moving downward for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Carolina has remained about the same.

The name Carolina 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.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Carolina (Girl)Carolina (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 733 425 < 5 --
2017 719 440 < 5 --
2016 772 421 < 5 --
2015 732 430 < 5 --
2014 786 407 < 5 --
2013 708 428 < 5 --
2012 723 430 < 5 --
2011 728 430 < 5 --
2010 822 387 < 5 --
2009 828 387 < 5 --
2008 925 356 < 5 --
2007 1,019 329 < 5 --
2006 1,196 279 < 5 --
2005 1,132 291 < 5 --
2004 1,269 254 < 5 --
2003 1,215 262 < 5 --
2002 1,073 289 < 5 --
2001 1,204 265 < 5 --
2000 1,204 267 < 5 --
1999 1,034 299 < 5 --
1998 1,010 299 < 5 --
1997 1,073 272 < 5 --
1996 1,054 275 5 9,204
1995 988 279 6 7,939
1994 1,048 268 5 8,988
1993 947 292 6 7,765
1992 916 304 < 5 --
1991 859 314 8 6,026
1990 909 303 7 6,500
1989 792 322 16 3,473
1988 524 433 < 5 --
1987 482 458 6 6,201
1986 465 462 8 4,909
1985 403 504 9 4,378
1984 377 515 < 5 --
1983 420 475 6 5,592
1982 397 507 9 4,276
1981 435 485 5 6,411
1980 452 469 6 5,613
1979 437 461 7 4,915
1978 398 487 < 5 --
1977 269 624 < 5 --
1976 248 627 < 5 --
1975 245 634 < 5 --
1974 199 722 < 5 --
1973 227 656 < 5 --
1972 165 816 < 5 --
1971 188 772 < 5 --
1970 213 718 < 5 --
1969 173 776 < 5 --
1968 184 719 < 5 --
1967 160 786 < 5 --
1966 192 708 < 5 --
1965 195 704 < 5 --
1964 227 677 < 5 --
1963 173 788 < 5 --
1962 171 797 < 5 --
1961 167 814 < 5 --
1960 143 866 < 5 --
1959 101 1,061 < 5 --
1958 105 1,013 < 5 --
1957 127 903 < 5 --
1956 107 980 < 5 --
1955 103 984 < 5 --
1954 109 921 < 5 --
1953 126 825 < 5 --
1952 108 888 < 5 --
1951 113 840 < 5 --
1950 104 869 < 5 --
1949 115 813 < 5 --
1948 113 815 < 5 --
1947 128 759 < 5 --
1946 119 750 < 5 --
1945 114 697 < 5 --
1944 124 664 6 3,156
1943 131 663 < 5 --
1942 81 853 < 5 --
1941 98 708 5 3,570
1940 78 802 < 5 --
1939 95 698 < 5 --
1938 101 682 < 5 --
1937 107 658 < 5 --
1936 94 686 < 5 --
1935 97 675 6 3,312
1934 104 656 < 5 --
1933 117 598 < 5 --
1932 112 633 < 5 --
1931 110 632 < 5 --
1930 132 600 < 5 --
1929 153 551 6 3,608
1928 145 587 < 5 --
1927 125 643 < 5 --
1926 119 661 < 5 --
1925 145 601 < 5 --
1924 144 626 5 4,445
1923 128 654 < 5 --
1922 118 672 < 5 --
1921 137 629 < 5 --
1920 132 623 < 5 --
1919 109 666 < 5 --
1918 98 725 < 5 --
1917 102 677 < 5 --
1916 111 642 < 5 --
1915 100 662 < 5 --
1914 77 661 < 5 --
1913 58 679 < 5 --
1912 63 621 < 5 --
1911 56 573 < 5 --
1910 43 646 < 5 --
1909 39 624 < 5 --
1908 45 558 < 5 --
1907 33 654 < 5 --
1906 44 520 < 5 --
1905 30 643 < 5 --
1904 44 494 < 5 --
1903 32 575 < 5 --
1902 31 594 < 5 --
1901 37 500 < 5 --
1900 40 533 < 5 --
1899 15 844 < 5 --
1898 24 666 < 5 --
1897 17 763 < 5 --
1896 28 578 < 5 --
1895 35 493 < 5 --
1894 34 487 < 5 --
1893 24 576 < 5 --
1892 28 510 < 5 --
1891 21 574 < 5 --
1890 23 549 < 5 --
1889 27 477 < 5 --
1888 24 513 < 5 --
1887 19 514 < 5 --
1886 25 432 < 5 --
1885 18 504 < 5 --
1884 13 588 < 5 --
1883 20 423 < 5 --
1882 10 601 < 5 --
1881 10 544 < 5 --
1880 13 470 < 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.