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Miriam Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Miriam?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Miriam, ranked the 303rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Miriam has been a top 500 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #134 in 1917.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1924 with 1,834 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Miriam in any given year was 27 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Miriam occurred roughly during the years 1885-1889, 1890-1895, 1903-1917, 1987-1990, and 1997-2000, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1924-1931.

Miriam's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Miriam has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Miriam?

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

The name Miriam is favored by many parents and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Miriam (Girl)Miriam (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,088 303 < 5 --
2017 1,148 284 6 11,706
2016 1,118 291 < 5 --
2015 1,101 294 < 5 --
2014 1,070 304 < 5 --
2013 1,104 289 < 5 --
2012 1,046 305 < 5 --
2011 942 336 < 5 --
2010 1,077 300 < 5 --
2009 1,071 306 < 5 --
2008 1,094 305 < 5 --
2007 1,145 294 < 5 --
2006 1,153 286 < 5 --
2005 1,185 282 < 5 --
2004 1,195 274 < 5 --
2003 1,103 282 < 5 --
2002 1,103 282 5 11,862
2001 1,072 292 < 5 --
2000 1,153 280 < 5 --
1999 1,037 297 5 11,031
1998 992 307 < 5 --
1997 938 311 9 6,441
1996 1,008 287 15 4,324
1995 975 285 8 6,782
1994 1,025 274 < 5 --
1993 1,022 268 7 7,350
1992 1,057 263 15 4,038
1991 1,012 273 11 4,988
1990 980 284 < 5 --
1989 811 313 16 3,561
1988 735 335 5 8,107
1987 756 321 < 5 --
1986 756 317 7 5,728
1985 746 321 8 5,009
1984 787 306 7 5,369
1983 739 312 7 5,283
1982 811 301 6 6,145
1981 798 304 8 4,808
1980 778 311 < 5 --
1979 761 314 < 5 --
1978 612 351 < 5 --
1977 659 343 5 6,506
1976 619 345 7 4,761
1975 671 330 9 3,838
1974 597 361 8 4,067
1973 589 362 < 5 --
1972 572 375 5 5,501
1971 692 355 8 3,848
1970 655 370 < 5 --
1969 614 376 < 5 --
1968 655 345 6 3,989
1967 656 350 < 5 --
1966 666 348 < 5 --
1965 754 327 < 5 --
1964 853 320 < 5 --
1963 895 311 5 4,438
1962 992 292 < 5 --
1961 946 299 < 5 --
1960 1,053 280 < 5 --
1959 954 294 < 5 --
1958 997 280 7 3,472
1957 947 295 8 3,176
1956 1,043 263 < 5 --
1955 1,027 264 < 5 --
1954 1,047 255 < 5 --
1953 905 275 7 3,326
1952 911 264 < 5 --
1951 871 263 5 4,080
1950 841 264 < 5 --
1949 709 290 < 5 --
1948 698 289 < 5 --
1947 755 281 < 5 --
1946 699 275 < 5 --
1945 671 260 < 5 --
1944 710 257 < 5 --
1943 707 262 < 5 --
1942 706 260 < 5 --
1941 713 243 < 5 --
1940 736 231 < 5 --
1939 713 231 < 5 --
1938 768 220 < 5 --
1937 752 221 < 5 --
1936 769 213 < 5 --
1935 792 216 < 5 --
1934 818 218 6 3,553
1933 912 186 < 5 --
1932 904 201 10 2,575
1931 869 208 7 3,300
1930 1,052 183 5 4,371
1929 1,074 185 < 5 --
1928 1,250 168 < 5 --
1927 1,377 162 < 5 --
1926 1,511 155 < 5 --
1925 1,600 154 < 5 --
1924 1,834 143 < 5 --
1923 1,733 145 8 3,363
1922 1,639 151 < 5 --
1921 1,743 147 6 4,184
1920 1,744 140 < 5 --
1919 1,540 145 8 3,296
1918 1,708 138 6 4,017
1917 1,614 134 < 5 --
1916 1,460 140 < 5 --
1915 1,377 138 < 5 --
1914 981 149 < 5 --
1913 826 146 < 5 --
1912 686 159 < 5 --
1911 487 164 < 5 --
1910 368 186 < 5 --
1909 339 176 < 5 --
1908 342 174 < 5 --
1907 301 183 < 5 --
1906 273 183 < 5 --
1905 234 200 < 5 --
1904 227 199 < 5 --
1903 218 193 < 5 --
1902 200 209 < 5 --
1901 218 189 < 5 --
1900 214 214 < 5 --
1899 181 206 < 5 --
1898 176 219 < 5 --
1897 188 201 < 5 --
1896 169 212 < 5 --
1895 169 206 < 5 --
1894 152 216 < 5 --
1893 108 255 < 5 --
1892 88 286 < 5 --
1891 83 272 < 5 --
1890 83 275 < 5 --
1889 80 265 < 5 --
1888 64 295 < 5 --
1887 46 315 < 5 --
1886 56 279 < 5 --
1885 42 316 < 5 --
1884 45 289 < 5 --
1883 34 304 < 5 --
1882 40 283 < 5 --
1881 27 307 < 5 --
1880 28 303 < 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.