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Elena Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elena?

The popular name Elena was the 66th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 100 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 1000 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 66, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached for the first time this year.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2017 with 3,873 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Elena was less than 5, most recently in 1883.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elena occurred roughly during the years 1890-1894, 1905-1915, 1950-1955, 1995-1999, 2001-2006, and 2008-2017.

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

Where is the name Elena popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The popularity trend for Elena has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Elena for their newborn has risen.

The name Elena is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Elena (Girl)Elena (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 3,758 66 < 5 --
2017 3,873 68 5 12,800
2016 3,182 94 < 5 --
2015 2,891 106 < 5 --
2014 2,612 121 < 5 --
2013 2,390 132 < 5 --
2012 2,271 139 < 5 --
2011 1,937 160 < 5 --
2010 1,885 163 < 5 --
2009 1,683 195 < 5 --
2008 1,625 209 < 5 --
2007 1,741 192 < 5 --
2006 1,873 187 < 5 --
2005 1,604 217 6 10,472
2004 1,584 214 7 9,206
2003 1,464 222 < 5 --
2002 1,358 233 < 5 --
2001 1,392 228 < 5 --
2000 1,366 234 < 5 --
1999 1,468 212 < 5 --
1998 1,137 273 < 5 --
1997 971 295 < 5 --
1996 947 301 < 5 --
1995 947 292 < 5 --
1994 921 297 7 7,194
1993 817 322 5 9,158
1992 791 337 < 5 --
1991 742 348 < 5 --
1990 756 352 5 8,506
1989 724 355 12 4,348
1988 610 394 7 5,951
1987 593 389 < 5 --
1986 638 369 6 6,170
1985 721 330 7 5,316
1984 543 396 < 5 --
1983 564 390 < 5 --
1982 614 374 6 5,861
1981 656 358 5 6,572
1980 633 369 < 5 --
1979 629 359 < 5 --
1978 573 371 < 5 --
1977 540 389 < 5 --
1976 530 387 < 5 --
1975 519 393 < 5 --
1974 545 382 < 5 --
1973 433 440 < 5 --
1972 485 406 6 4,600
1971 512 414 7 4,099
1970 507 434 < 5 --
1969 521 424 < 5 --
1968 474 437 < 5 --
1967 518 403 < 5 --
1966 527 403 < 5 --
1965 455 443 < 5 --
1964 507 434 < 5 --
1963 483 440 < 5 --
1962 421 469 < 5 --
1961 400 486 < 5 --
1960 431 469 < 5 --
1959 398 485 < 5 --
1958 440 455 < 5 --
1957 403 472 < 5 --
1956 347 503 < 5 --
1955 408 443 < 5 --
1954 338 483 < 5 --
1953 315 489 < 5 --
1952 276 507 < 5 --
1951 267 504 < 5 --
1950 259 501 < 5 --
1949 266 497 < 5 --
1948 281 478 < 5 --
1947 256 517 < 5 --
1946 241 503 < 5 --
1945 216 494 < 5 --
1944 223 479 < 5 --
1943 224 499 < 5 --
1942 205 519 < 5 --
1941 198 494 < 5 --
1940 135 599 < 5 --
1939 127 596 < 5 --
1938 154 549 < 5 --
1937 148 550 < 5 --
1936 150 531 < 5 --
1935 130 561 < 5 --
1934 164 503 < 5 --
1933 178 479 < 5 --
1932 193 475 7 3,166
1931 176 486 < 5 --
1930 219 456 < 5 --
1929 214 451 < 5 --
1928 250 428 < 5 --
1927 242 441 < 5 --
1926 232 443 < 5 --
1925 213 479 < 5 --
1924 213 477 < 5 --
1923 211 474 < 5 --
1922 205 481 < 5 --
1921 211 475 < 5 --
1920 178 530 < 5 --
1919 175 514 < 5 --
1918 188 495 < 5 --
1917 162 525 < 5 --
1916 166 507 < 5 --
1915 164 482 < 5 --
1914 132 480 < 5 --
1913 116 465 < 5 --
1912 83 537 < 5 --
1911 84 445 < 5 --
1910 65 505 < 5 --
1909 50 535 < 5 --
1908 57 476 < 5 --
1907 43 558 < 5 --
1906 40 556 < 5 --
1905 34 604 < 5 --
1904 40 522 < 5 --
1903 23 699 < 5 --
1902 37 528 < 5 --
1901 29 579 < 5 --
1900 23 765 < 5 --
1899 23 648 < 5 --
1898 22 702 < 5 --
1897 18 746 < 5 --
1896 25 621 < 5 --
1895 25 612 < 5 --
1894 27 561 < 5 --
1893 17 726 < 5 --
1892 15 769 < 5 --
1891 17 647 < 5 --
1890 11 838 < 5 --
1889 11 813 < 5 --
1888 15 669 < 5 --
1887 7 971 < 5 --
1886 11 706 < 5 --
1885 7 861 < 5 --
1884 10 696 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 5 859 < 5 --
1880 8 641 < 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.