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Meg Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Meg?

In 2018 the rare name Meg, ranked the 6,649th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Meg is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity ranking of #716 was reached in 1959 with 196 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Meg was less than 5, most recently in 1943.

Meg, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1946-1959, 1986-1990, 1991-1995, and 1997-2000, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1967, 1970-1973, 1979-1982, 1983-1986, and 2003-2014.

For a number of years, the name Meg has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Meg for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Meg?

Meg's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

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

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

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   Meg (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 18 6,649
2017 7 13,574
2016 19 6,579
2015 20 6,371
2014 14 8,340
2013 24 5,592
2012 27 5,191
2011 30 4,768
2010 52 3,186
2009 50 3,332
2008 53 3,194
2007 64 2,844
2006 65 2,748
2005 100 1,930
2004 88 2,081
2003 129 1,516
2002 109 1,690
2001 111 1,644
2000 109 1,626
1999 99 1,674
1998 92 1,728
1997 90 1,727
1996 102 1,559
1995 107 1,488
1994 82 1,779
1993 61 2,188
1992 79 1,823
1991 55 2,339
1990 79 1,821
1989 51 2,324
1988 52 2,204
1987 32 3,007
1986 16 4,884
1985 37 2,631
1984 33 2,765
1983 33 2,706
1982 34 2,741
1981 48 2,144
1980 52 2,033
1979 69 1,637
1978 36 2,455
1977 41 2,240
1976 44 2,019
1975 63 1,580
1974 85 1,275
1973 61 1,535
1972 92 1,177
1971 80 1,343
1970 87 1,269
1969 96 1,137
1968 83 1,192
1967 81 1,186
1966 106 995
1965 120 930
1964 161 827
1963 179 774
1962 184 767
1961 154 860
1960 179 763
1959 196 716
1958 125 922
1957 129 900
1956 110 963
1955 75 1,154
1954 57 1,326
1953 53 1,341
1952 47 1,426
1951 40 1,497
1950 26 1,894
1949 21 2,191
1948 16 2,569
1947 15 2,728
1946 8 3,877
1945 12 2,695
1944 11 2,891
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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.