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Malia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Malia?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Malia, ranked the 254th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Malia has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #193 in 2009 with 1,699 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Malia in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1953.

Approximately during the years 1959-1962, 1968-1972, 1973-1977, 1986-1989, 1992-2002, and 2005-2009, the name Malia took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1955-1959, and 2009-2012.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Malia?

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

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

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   Malia (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,266 254
2017 1,426 215
2016 1,231 260
2015 1,027 314
2014 954 346
2013 959 335
2012 898 353
2011 1,010 312
2010 1,073 301
2009 1,699 193
2008 968 344
2007 817 400
2006 783 406
2005 741 418
2004 681 449
2003 705 426
2002 682 428
2001 585 476
2000 541 498
1999 423 584
1998 353 654
1997 308 701
1996 269 780
1995 227 858
1994 190 976
1993 178 1,038
1992 189 1,001
1991 181 1,019
1990 159 1,102
1989 165 1,040
1988 142 1,101
1987 136 1,106
1986 108 1,257
1985 130 1,115
1984 146 992
1983 151 969
1982 164 920
1981 151 972
1980 149 992
1979 136 1,034
1978 141 983
1977 149 934
1976 107 1,120
1975 94 1,224
1974 99 1,159
1973 77 1,322
1972 91 1,186
1971 69 1,484
1970 63 1,552
1969 64 1,473
1968 44 1,794
1967 56 1,503
1966 41 1,786
1965 57 1,476
1964 37 1,965
1963 43 1,776
1962 47 1,663
1961 28 2,277
1960 32 2,043
1959 22 2,493
1958 33 1,928
1957 59 1,383
1956 68 1,266
1955 88 1,080
1954 48 1,453
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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.