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Meryl Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Meryl?

In 2018 the rare name Meryl, ranked the 5,538th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #751 in 1952.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1956 with 156 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Meryl was less than 5, most recently in 1907.

Meryl, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1914-1917, 1940-1949, 1977-1980, and 2008-2015, whereas 1962-1967, 1968-1971, 1972-1976, and 1998-2001 were years of successive downward movement.

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

Meryl's popularity has been moving downward for some time. however, the number of children named Meryl lately has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Meryl?

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

The name Meryl is very unique but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Meryl (Girl)Meryl (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 23 5,538 < 5 --
2017 20 6,189 < 5 --
2016 30 4,690 < 5 --
2015 50 3,283 < 5 --
2014 29 4,854 < 5 --
2013 18 6,915 < 5 --
2012 34 4,354 < 5 --
2011 17 7,315 < 5 --
2010 18 7,117 < 5 --
2009 27 5,330 < 5 --
2008 17 7,630 < 5 --
2007 22 6,249 < 5 --
2006 25 5,486 < 5 --
2005 25 5,200 < 5 --
2004 15 7,697 < 5 --
2003 22 5,537 < 5 --
2002 20 5,821 < 5 --
2001 11 9,151 < 5 --
2000 19 5,860 < 5 --
1999 24 4,683 < 5 --
1998 31 3,797 < 5 --
1997 25 4,327 < 5 --
1996 26 4,142 < 5 --
1995 33 3,401 < 5 --
1994 39 3,020 < 5 --
1993 33 3,393 < 5 --
1992 45 2,714 < 5 --
1991 30 3,603 < 5 --
1990 49 2,478 < 5 --
1989 59 2,115 < 5 --
1988 68 1,832 < 5 --
1987 65 1,803 < 5 --
1986 79 1,551 < 5 --
1985 72 1,643 < 5 --
1984 71 1,590 < 5 --
1983 72 1,561 < 5 --
1982 68 1,678 < 5 --
1981 46 2,217 < 5 --
1980 63 1,756 < 5 --
1979 24 3,408 < 5 --
1978 12 5,423 < 5 --
1977 7 8,093 < 5 --
1976 17 3,901 < 5 --
1975 14 4,502 < 5 --
1974 18 3,648 < 5 --
1973 21 3,190 < 5 --
1972 31 2,382 < 5 --
1971 21 3,230 < 5 --
1970 34 2,294 < 5 --
1969 46 1,826 < 5 --
1968 37 1,989 < 5 --
1967 34 2,027 5 4,348
1966 45 1,687 < 5 --
1965 51 1,567 < 5 --
1964 65 1,398 5 4,423
1963 78 1,246 < 5 --
1962 76 1,272 < 5 --
1961 79 1,248 5 4,458
1960 100 1,078 < 5 --
1959 108 1,020 < 5 --
1958 93 1,093 < 5 --
1957 141 857 9 2,954
1956 156 796 < 5 --
1955 125 870 9 2,904
1954 143 784 < 5 --
1953 132 802 7 3,321
1952 141 751 5 4,101
1951 119 823 8 2,990
1950 124 780 6 3,571
1949 125 773 5 4,046
1948 112 827 7 3,210
1947 97 903 11 2,463
1946 70 1,010 13 2,109
1945 69 911 6 3,207
1944 45 1,183 9 2,577
1943 31 1,515 13 2,141
1942 33 1,430 5 3,901
1941 30 1,438 14 1,970
1940 15 2,180 < 5 --
1939 31 1,341 6 3,362
1938 25 1,534 9 2,594
1937 16 2,068 5 3,858
1936 37 1,178 8 2,785
1935 25 1,502 7 3,156
1934 22 1,636 10 2,510
1933 28 1,391 13 2,060
1932 29 1,416 10 2,573
1931 40 1,142 16 1,898
1930 37 1,244 12 2,405
1929 30 1,411 9 2,900
1928 41 1,199 8 3,271
1927 25 1,711 14 2,257
1926 36 1,321 7 3,610
1925 35 1,367 17 1,985
1924 36 1,376 13 2,432
1923 37 1,296 17 1,999
1922 22 1,874 15 2,204
1921 21 1,965 18 1,958
1920 32 1,432 13 2,413
1919 18 2,035 15 2,119
1918 29 1,484 11 2,649
1917 29 1,394 9 2,880
1916 22 1,664 12 2,353
1915 19 1,772 10 2,562
1914 16 1,709 < 5 --
1913 18 1,389 < 5 --
1912 21 1,167 5 2,788
1911 8 1,902 < 5 --
1910 8 1,884 < 5 --
1909 5 2,426 < 5 --
1908 9 1,509 < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 8 1,513 < 5 --
1905 8 1,498 < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 7 1,530 < 5 --
1902 7 1,543 < 5 --
1901 5 1,866 < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 9 1,235 < 5 --
1897 6 1,496 < 5 --
1896 5 1,748 < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 5 1,585 < 5 --
1892 6 1,400 < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
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.