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Michaela Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Michaela?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Michaela, ranked the 529th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #100 in 1997 with 3,398 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Michaela was less than 5, most recently in 1936.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Michaela occurred roughly during the years 1936-1942, 1943-1946, 1947-1952, 1958-1965, 1966-1969, 1973-1980, 1981-1989, and 1990-1994, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1998-2006.

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

Michaela's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Michaela for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Michaela?

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

The name Michaela still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Michaela (Girl)Michaela (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 588 529 < 5 --
2017 604 517 < 5 --
2016 673 472 < 5 --
2015 646 496 < 5 --
2014 660 477 < 5 --
2013 744 409 < 5 --
2012 723 432 < 5 --
2011 776 407 < 5 --
2010 813 392 < 5 --
2009 875 368 < 5 --
2008 922 358 < 5 --
2007 969 341 < 5 --
2006 1,002 332 < 5 --
2005 1,153 287 < 5 --
2004 1,167 282 6 10,873
2003 1,378 237 < 5 --
2002 1,614 202 < 5 --
2001 1,827 178 < 5 --
2000 2,171 154 < 5 --
1999 2,657 125 10 6,345
1998 3,341 103 5 10,731
1997 3,398 100 7 7,840
1996 3,176 102 < 5 --
1995 3,083 107 7 7,526
1994 3,044 109 8 6,771
1993 1,851 169 8 6,626
1992 958 288 < 5 --
1991 782 336 < 5 --
1990 878 311 < 5 --
1989 998 269 7 6,690
1988 633 378 5 8,098
1987 535 417 < 5 --
1986 519 422 < 5 --
1985 508 434 < 5 --
1984 333 559 < 5 --
1983 293 604 < 5 --
1982 285 632 < 5 --
1981 243 696 < 5 --
1980 267 665 < 5 --
1979 225 734 < 5 --
1978 173 856 < 5 --
1977 170 865 < 5 --
1976 156 869 < 5 --
1975 120 1,010 < 5 --
1974 127 973 < 5 --
1973 111 1,049 < 5 --
1972 117 1,008 < 5 --
1971 128 987 < 5 --
1970 127 986 < 5 --
1969 139 896 < 5 --
1968 101 1,039 < 5 --
1967 114 956 < 5 --
1966 101 1,037 6 3,792
1965 106 1,018 < 5 --
1964 95 1,131 < 5 --
1963 84 1,196 < 5 --
1962 66 1,369 < 5 --
1961 71 1,325 < 5 --
1960 53 1,533 < 5 --
1959 54 1,474 < 5 --
1958 58 1,406 < 5 --
1957 69 1,268 < 5 --
1956 76 1,201 < 5 --
1955 74 1,163 < 5 --
1954 75 1,151 < 5 --
1953 62 1,238 < 5 --
1952 75 1,095 < 5 --
1951 60 1,211 < 5 --
1950 37 1,544 < 5 --
1949 38 1,502 < 5 --
1948 36 1,566 < 5 --
1947 30 1,777 < 5 --
1946 37 1,456 < 5 --
1945 27 1,610 < 5 --
1944 24 1,730 < 5 --
1943 23 1,820 < 5 --
1942 28 1,582 < 5 --
1941 17 2,069 < 5 --
1940 13 2,382 < 5 --
1939 19 1,852 < 5 --
1938 14 2,301 < 5 --
1937 12 2,532 < 5 --
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1935 6 4,077 < 5 --
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1933 7 3,647 < 5 --
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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.