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Hilary Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Hilary?

The rare name Hilary was the 9,335th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #232 in 1990 with 1,216 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Hilary was less than 5, most recently in 1934.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Hilary occurred roughly during the years 1938-1950, 1952-1956, 1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1979, 1981-1985, and 1987-1990, whereas 1992-1999, 2006-2009, and 2011-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

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

Where is the name Hilary popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

Hilary's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Hilary lately has dropped dramatically.

The name Hilary is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Hilary (Girl)Hilary (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,335 5 12,796
2017 16 7,197 < 5 --
2016 27 5,037 < 5 --
2015 56 3,037 < 5 --
2014 60 2,850 < 5 --
2013 66 2,664 < 5 --
2012 75 2,454 < 5 --
2011 79 2,352 < 5 --
2010 80 2,368 < 5 --
2009 87 2,248 < 5 --
2008 100 2,054 < 5 --
2007 164 1,438 < 5 --
2006 218 1,133 < 5 --
2005 219 1,088 < 5 --
2004 196 1,155 < 5 --
2003 110 1,722 < 5 --
2002 96 1,857 < 5 --
2001 84 2,018 < 5 --
2000 87 1,943 < 5 --
1999 81 1,943 < 5 --
1998 92 1,723 < 5 --
1997 107 1,520 < 5 --
1996 123 1,371 < 5 --
1995 125 1,326 < 5 --
1994 145 1,210 < 5 --
1993 343 651 6 8,017
1992 1,170 234 6 7,819
1991 1,149 242 5 8,703
1990 1,216 232 8 6,043
1989 1,027 261 15 3,694
1988 975 262 5 7,716
1987 873 281 8 5,141
1986 909 273 12 3,723
1985 1,054 244 13 3,487
1984 877 274 10 4,033
1983 655 346 14 3,135
1982 601 383 6 5,925
1981 625 372 12 3,489
1980 741 326 16 2,876
1979 882 275 10 3,915
1978 763 304 11 3,485
1977 579 370 14 2,966
1976 437 444 11 3,356
1975 452 439 9 3,769
1974 426 445 13 2,866
1973 375 478 10 3,306
1972 333 516 17 2,278
1971 348 525 12 2,879
1970 355 533 25 1,764
1969 347 528 12 2,611
1968 253 606 11 2,644
1967 234 623 15 2,078
1966 253 594 16 1,995
1965 248 618 13 2,312
1964 257 638 17 2,011
1963 249 642 24 1,640
1962 200 730 15 2,145
1961 206 723 24 1,663
1960 164 811 19 1,882
1959 146 844 32 1,390
1958 128 909 35 1,309
1957 173 758 31 1,419
1956 162 770 36 1,291
1955 138 822 35 1,283
1954 116 892 35 1,286
1953 114 883 40 1,176
1952 100 926 27 1,474
1951 103 895 28 1,419
1950 109 844 26 1,449
1949 86 966 34 1,237
1948 61 1,148 41 1,116
1947 62 1,146 42 1,130
1946 38 1,428 20 1,618
1945 45 1,179 28 1,256
1944 33 1,414 28 1,270
1943 27 1,639 35 1,160
1942 36 1,356 25 1,398
1941 24 1,625 26 1,315
1940 12 2,478 29 1,262
1939 8 3,258 29 1,228
1938 8 3,292 20 1,542
1937 12 2,498 28 1,276
1936 9 2,958 28 1,259
1935 11 2,633 39 1,030
1934 < 5 -- 33 1,159
1933 6 3,934 38 1,061
1932 9 3,151 30 1,245
1931 6 4,081 45 988
1930 8 3,479 36 1,182
1929 5 4,883 48 977
1928 < 5 -- 42 1,084
1927 8 3,694 40 1,135
1926 9 3,381 45 1,043
1925 < 5 -- 32 1,290
1924 5 5,415 53 971
1923 6 4,643 51 967
1922 < 5 -- 38 1,170
1921 < 5 -- 37 1,186
1920 6 4,623 42 1,097
1919 9 3,314 35 1,199
1918 6 4,532 47 978
1917 < 5 -- 44 989
1916 < 5 -- 40 1,017
1915 < 5 -- 36 1,076
1914 5 3,872 24 1,205
1913 < 5 -- 23 1,061
1912 < 5 -- 22 978
1911 < 5 -- 12 1,008
1910 < 5 -- 8 1,253
1909 < 5 -- 7 1,208
1908 < 5 -- 5 1,492
1907 < 5 -- 5 1,433
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 6 1,160
1904 < 5 -- 5 1,290
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 8 888
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,209
1897 < 5 -- 5 1,138
1896 < 5 -- 6 1,041
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 8 733
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- 7 787
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- 6 837
1882 < 5 -- 7 795
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.