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Melita Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Melita?

In 2018 the rare name Melita, ranked the 17,217th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Melita would be a striking name choice.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #1,441 in 1894.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1973 with 45 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Melita in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2009.

Melita, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1914-1918, and 1948-1951, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1981-1984.

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

What does the future hold for the popularity of Melita?

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

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

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   Melita (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 5 17,217
2017 6 15,276
2016 5 17,926
2015 6 15,735
2014 6 15,864
2013 9 11,641
2012 7 14,502
2011 5 18,598
2010 7 14,449
2009 < 5 --
2008 15 8,394
2007 13 9,369
2006 7 14,592
2005 6 15,786
2004 6 15,407
2003 14 7,849
2002 14 7,693
2001 14 7,597
2000 7 12,669
1999 6 13,824
1998 8 10,778
1997 7 11,648
1996 < 5 --
1995 9 9,261
1994 12 7,434
1993 5 14,938
1992 5 14,704
1991 15 6,149
1990 14 6,346
1989 15 5,732
1988 14 5,794
1987 18 4,601
1986 12 6,018
1985 14 5,241
1984 12 5,752
1983 20 3,899
1982 18 4,274
1981 36 2,598
1980 42 2,327
1979 31 2,834
1978 45 2,109
1977 42 2,202
1976 41 2,127
1975 39 2,184
1974 36 2,238
1973 45 1,870
1972 35 2,202
1971 42 2,024
1970 41 2,031
1969 37 2,087
1968 35 2,041
1967 35 1,995
1966 34 2,003
1965 26 2,386
1964 29 2,286
1963 37 1,939
1962 35 1,973
1961 29 2,228
1960 21 2,700
1959 22 2,498
1958 20 2,631
1957 26 2,204
1956 38 1,732
1955 37 1,720
1954 21 2,421
1953 16 2,779
1952 19 2,479
1951 31 1,765
1950 22 2,101
1949 19 2,316
1948 13 2,916
1947 20 2,259
1946 10 3,367
1945 9 3,308
1944 10 3,084
1943 6 4,531
1942 9 3,352
1941 6 4,270
1940 8 3,416
1939 9 3,071
1938 12 2,528
1937 7 3,693
1936 11 2,643
1935 9 3,088
1934 5 4,757
1933 10 2,813
1932 12 2,595
1931 7 3,738
1930 15 2,265
1929 14 2,394
1928 10 3,088
1927 < 5 --
1926 10 3,200
1925 9 3,564
1924 10 3,295
1923 10 3,283
1922 9 3,574
1921 8 3,906
1920 8 3,844
1919 9 3,377
1918 18 2,077
1917 16 2,165
1916 12 2,606
1915 10 2,834
1914 5 4,003
1913 8 2,474
1912 9 2,082
1911 9 1,743
1910 < 5 --
1909 6 2,151
1908 < 5 --
1907 5 2,275
1906 < 5 --
1905 < 5 --
1904 7 1,599
1903 < 5 --
1902 < 5 --
1901 6 1,607
1900 5 2,121
1899 < 5 --
1898 5 1,871
1897 < 5 --
1896 < 5 --
1895 < 5 --
1894 6 1,441
1893 < 5 --
1892 < 5 --
1891 < 5 --
1890 < 5 --
1889 < 5 --
1888 < 5 --
1887 < 5 --
1886 < 5 --
1885 < 5 --
1884 < 5 --
1883 < 5 --
1882 < 5 --
1881 < 5 --
1880 < 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.