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Harriet Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harriet?

The uncommon name Harriet was the 1,053rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #73 in 1880.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 2,389 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Harriet in any given year was 27 in 1993.

Approximately during the years 1907-1918, and 2008-2017, the name Harriet took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1946-1950, 1951-1956, 1959-1973, and 1974-1979.

Where is the name Harriet popularity headed?

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

Harriet's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Harriet has risen.

The name Harriet is used by only a select few but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Harriet (Girl)Harriet (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 242 1,053 < 5 --
2017 211 1,162 < 5 --
2016 175 1,353 < 5 --
2015 182 1,307 < 5 --
2014 131 1,638 < 5 --
2013 128 1,660 < 5 --
2012 89 2,132 < 5 --
2011 87 2,177 < 5 --
2010 56 3,018 < 5 --
2009 55 3,103 < 5 --
2008 36 4,298 < 5 --
2007 61 2,940 < 5 --
2006 61 2,864 < 5 --
2005 43 3,469 < 5 --
2004 31 4,426 < 5 --
2003 43 3,375 < 5 --
2002 38 3,543 < 5 --
2001 43 3,214 < 5 --
2000 37 3,546 < 5 --
1999 34 3,593 < 5 --
1998 46 2,860 < 5 --
1997 30 3,743 < 5 --
1996 35 3,318 < 5 --
1995 36 3,171 < 5 --
1994 30 3,644 < 5 --
1993 27 3,908 < 5 --
1992 42 2,840 < 5 --
1991 30 3,564 < 5 --
1990 35 3,175 < 5 --
1989 42 2,681 < 5 --
1988 31 3,179 < 5 --
1987 37 2,678 < 5 --
1986 41 2,431 < 5 --
1985 46 2,232 < 5 --
1984 40 2,393 < 5 --
1983 47 2,109 < 5 --
1982 61 1,790 < 5 --
1981 50 2,064 < 5 --
1980 57 1,892 < 5 --
1979 47 2,125 < 5 --
1978 59 1,755 < 5 --
1977 66 1,615 < 5 --
1976 61 1,622 < 5 --
1975 75 1,409 < 5 --
1974 97 1,167 < 5 --
1973 74 1,354 < 5 --
1972 92 1,173 < 5 --
1971 109 1,101 < 5 --
1970 169 819 < 5 --
1969 154 833 < 5 --
1968 145 850 < 5 --
1967 228 631 < 5 --
1966 207 674 < 5 --
1965 290 559 < 5 --
1964 278 596 < 5 --
1963 351 518 < 5 --
1962 386 492 < 5 --
1961 434 468 < 5 --
1960 470 450 < 5 --
1959 514 417 < 5 --
1958 511 411 < 5 --
1957 560 386 < 5 --
1956 591 359 5 4,166
1955 692 327 < 5 --
1954 721 314 < 5 --
1953 799 293 < 5 --
1952 883 270 < 5 --
1951 924 251 < 5 --
1950 935 245 < 5 --
1949 1,102 225 < 5 --
1948 1,116 219 5 3,890
1947 1,324 201 < 5 --
1946 1,299 190 7 3,013
1945 1,175 176 < 5 --
1944 1,262 169 6 3,261
1943 1,444 165 < 5 --
1942 1,442 162 < 5 --
1941 1,396 158 < 5 --
1940 1,362 157 < 5 --
1939 1,391 156 < 5 --
1938 1,373 158 < 5 --
1937 1,419 154 5 3,751
1936 1,332 154 7 2,999
1935 1,294 157 < 5 --
1934 1,280 156 6 3,456
1933 1,237 152 < 5 --
1932 1,350 149 < 5 --
1931 1,415 143 < 5 --
1930 1,598 138 8 3,133
1929 1,697 135 11 2,504
1928 1,785 133 9 2,932
1927 1,965 132 10 2,792
1926 1,984 133 6 3,912
1925 2,069 131 < 5 --
1924 2,189 128 < 5 --
1923 2,198 122 7 3,620
1922 2,236 117 5 4,581
1921 2,389 114 6 4,067
1920 2,360 112 < 5 --
1919 2,168 113 < 5 --
1918 2,345 106 < 5 --
1917 2,203 104 < 5 --
1916 2,067 106 8 3,032
1915 1,849 112 < 5 --
1914 1,455 111 < 5 --
1913 1,039 125 < 5 --
1912 1,043 113 < 5 --
1911 792 115 < 5 --
1910 637 126 < 5 --
1909 527 135 5 1,560
1908 548 126 5 1,483
1907 477 138 < 5 --
1906 497 127 < 5 --
1905 413 144 < 5 --
1904 448 132 < 5 --
1903 416 135 < 5 --
1902 399 140 < 5 --
1901 414 123 < 5 --
1900 461 134 < 5 --
1899 431 114 < 5 --
1898 491 110 < 5 --
1897 383 128 < 5 --
1896 437 111 < 5 --
1895 435 113 < 5 --
1894 411 114 < 5 --
1893 428 105 < 5 --
1892 402 111 < 5 --
1891 354 111 < 5 --
1890 399 102 < 5 --
1889 397 99 < 5 --
1888 389 99 < 5 --
1887 342 94 < 5 --
1886 341 99 < 5 --
1885 342 89 < 5 --
1884 339 91 < 5 --
1883 341 82 < 5 --
1882 289 90 < 5 --
1881 270 85 < 5 --
1880 319 73 < 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.