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Halley Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Halley?

The rare name Halley was the 3,731st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #580 in 1986 with 333 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Halley in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1965.

Approximately during the years 1974-1977, 1981-1986, 1990-1993, and 1996-1999, the name Halley took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2006-2009.

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

Where is the name Halley popularity headed?

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

Halley's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Halley has dropped.

The name Halley is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Halley (Girl)Halley (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 40 3,731 < 5 --
2017 42 3,633 < 5 --
2016 32 4,452 < 5 --
2015 43 3,611 < 5 --
2014 41 3,733 < 5 --
2013 47 3,375 < 5 --
2012 52 3,180 < 5 --
2011 51 3,238 < 5 --
2010 59 2,912 < 5 --
2009 61 2,863 < 5 --
2008 82 2,361 < 5 --
2007 78 2,425 < 5 --
2006 94 2,083 < 5 --
2005 92 2,033 < 5 --
2004 113 1,720 < 5 --
2003 142 1,399 < 5 --
2002 122 1,547 < 5 --
2001 146 1,315 < 5 --
2000 180 1,136 < 5 --
1999 171 1,145 < 5 --
1998 128 1,359 < 5 --
1997 134 1,299 < 5 --
1996 134 1,290 < 5 --
1995 162 1,097 < 5 --
1994 152 1,167 < 5 --
1993 174 1,054 < 5 --
1992 111 1,444 < 5 --
1991 85 1,715 < 5 --
1990 63 2,087 < 5 --
1989 56 2,178 < 5 --
1988 71 1,772 < 5 --
1987 69 1,737 < 5 --
1986 333 580 22 2,454
1985 146 1,032 10 4,163
1984 25 3,357 < 5 --
1983 17 4,339 < 5 --
1982 13 5,321 < 5 --
1981 12 5,672 < 5 --
1980 15 4,809 < 5 --
1979 16 4,479 < 5 --
1978 9 6,578 < 5 --
1977 21 3,521 < 5 --
1976 13 4,714 < 5 --
1975 10 5,665 < 5 --
1974 9 5,917 < 5 --
1973 16 3,837 < 5 --
1972 8 6,155 < 5 --
1971 15 4,009 < 5 --
1970 9 5,541 < 5 --
1969 7 6,175 < 5 --
1968 14 3,677 < 5 --
1967 7 5,664 < 5 --
1966 5 6,924 < 5 --
1965 < 5 -- < 5 --
1964 5 7,136 < 5 --
1963 8 5,026 < 5 --
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- < 5 --
1960 < 5 -- < 5 --
1959 < 5 -- < 5 --
1958 < 5 -- < 5 --
1957 7 5,076 < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- < 5 --
1955 < 5 -- < 5 --
1954 < 5 -- < 5 --
1953 < 5 -- < 5 --
1952 < 5 -- < 5 --
1951 < 5 -- 6 3,515
1950 < 5 -- < 5 --
1949 < 5 -- < 5 --
1948 < 5 -- 5 3,886
1947 < 5 -- 6 3,513
1946 < 5 -- < 5 --
1945 < 5 -- < 5 --
1944 < 5 -- < 5 --
1943 5 4,947 < 5 --
1942 < 5 -- < 5 --
1941 < 5 -- 6 3,291
1940 < 5 -- < 5 --
1939 < 5 -- 6 3,267
1938 < 5 -- < 5 --
1937 < 5 -- < 5 --
1936 < 5 -- < 5 --
1935 < 5 -- < 5 --
1934 < 5 -- 6 3,450
1933 < 5 -- < 5 --
1932 < 5 -- < 5 --
1931 < 5 -- 5 4,003
1930 < 5 -- < 5 --
1929 < 5 -- < 5 --
1928 < 5 -- < 5 --
1927 < 5 -- < 5 --
1926 < 5 -- < 5 --
1925 7 4,188 < 5 --
1924 < 5 -- 8 3,353
1923 < 5 -- < 5 --
1922 < 5 -- 7 3,667
1921 < 5 -- < 5 --
1920 < 5 -- < 5 --
1919 < 5 -- < 5 --
1918 < 5 -- 6 3,911
1917 < 5 -- 5 4,228
1916 < 5 -- < 5 --
1915 5 4,562 < 5 --
1914 < 5 -- 5 3,466
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 < 5 -- 6 2,390
1911 < 5 -- 5 1,852
1910 11 1,462 12 951
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
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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 --
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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.