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Elin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Elin?

The uncommon name Elin was the 1,186th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #662 in 2011 with 428 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Elin was less than 5, most recently in 1971.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Elin occurred roughly during the years 1939-1943, 1959-1962, 1978-1982, 1987-1990, and 1999-2011, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1994-1997, and 2014-2017.

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

Where is the name Elin popularity headed?

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

Elin's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Elin for their newborn has dropped.

The name Elin is used by only a select few and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Elin (Girl)Elin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 200 1,186 7 9,918
2017 227 1,106 7 9,965
2016 267 991 7 9,938
2015 297 919 12 6,779
2014 384 727 9 8,317
2013 329 817 14 6,001
2012 335 798 10 7,705
2011 428 662 < 5 --
2010 386 726 16 5,551
2009 61 2,859 < 5 --
2008 65 2,774 5 13,100
2007 58 3,027 < 5 --
2006 45 3,521 5 12,586
2005 39 3,751 < 5 --
2004 39 3,699 6 10,343
2003 17 6,678 5 11,406
2002 17 6,477 5 11,197
2001 15 7,066 < 5 --
2000 13 7,707 5 10,899
1999 9 9,733 < 5 --
1998 11 8,161 < 5 --
1997 10 8,541 < 5 --
1996 13 6,841 < 5 --
1995 15 6,051 < 5 --
1994 17 5,521 < 5 --
1993 16 5,752 < 5 --
1992 13 6,756 5 8,824
1991 16 5,741 < 5 --
1990 22 4,414 < 5 --
1989 10 7,604 < 5 --
1988 11 6,785 < 5 --
1987 16 4,912 < 5 --
1986 15 5,026 < 5 --
1985 16 4,690 < 5 --
1984 17 4,373 < 5 --
1983 10 6,356 < 5 --
1982 23 3,559 < 5 --
1981 11 5,994 < 5 --
1980 16 4,571 < 5 --
1979 15 4,679 < 5 --
1978 12 5,292 < 5 --
1977 10 6,001 < 5 --
1976 14 4,417 < 5 --
1975 11 5,247 < 5 --
1974 14 4,293 < 5 --
1973 7 6,868 < 5 --
1972 14 4,146 < 5 --
1971 < 5 -- < 5 --
1970 14 4,101 < 5 --
1969 9 5,156 < 5 --
1968 7 5,803 < 5 --
1967 8 5,109 < 5 --
1966 6 6,004 < 5 --
1965 12 3,796 < 5 --
1964 17 3,147 < 5 --
1963 6 6,069 < 5 --
1962 18 2,957 < 5 --
1961 12 3,838 < 5 --
1960 12 3,762 < 5 --
1959 14 3,310 < 5 --
1958 13 3,422 < 5 --
1957 9 4,318 < 5 --
1956 12 3,548 < 5 --
1955 12 3,441 < 5 --
1954 14 3,061 < 5 --
1953 12 3,326 < 5 --
1952 14 2,959 < 5 --
1951 19 2,334 < 5 --
1950 18 2,370 < 5 --
1949 10 3,449 < 5 --
1948 23 2,025 < 5 --
1947 21 2,159 < 5 --
1946 15 2,508 < 5 --
1945 17 2,090 < 5 --
1944 15 2,316 < 5 --
1943 21 1,916 < 5 --
1942 16 2,241 < 5 --
1941 14 2,297 < 5 --
1940 12 2,459 < 5 --
1939 10 2,776 < 5 --
1938 13 2,368 < 5 --
1937 6 3,929 < 5 --
1936 11 2,568 < 5 --
1935 6 3,884 < 5 --
1934 6 3,948 < 5 --
1933 7 3,515 < 5 --
1932 8 3,364 < 5 --
1931 < 5 -- < 5 --
1930 10 2,908 < 5 --
1929 10 2,986 < 5 --
1928 8 3,524 < 5 --
1927 8 3,637 < 5 --
1926 8 3,663 < 5 --
1925 9 3,452 < 5 --
1924 6 4,629 < 5 --
1923 8 3,732 < 5 --
1922 9 3,462 < 5 --
1921 12 2,823 < 5 --
1920 7 4,096 < 5 --
1919 9 3,283 < 5 --
1918 9 3,323 < 5 --
1917 10 2,946 < 5 --
1916 14 2,283 < 5 --
1915 7 3,535 < 5 --
1914 13 1,936 < 5 --
1913 8 2,390 < 5 --
1912 6 2,731 < 5 --
1911 6 2,273 < 5 --
1910 5 2,523 < 5 --
1909 7 1,818 < 5 --
1908 6 1,923 < 5 --
1907 6 1,893 < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 6 1,718 < 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 1,551 < 5 --
1893 9 1,036 < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.