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Moira Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Moira?

In 2018 the uncommon name Moira, ranked the 1,606th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #833 in 1965.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1963 with 144 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Moira in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1920.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Moira occurred roughly during the years 1932-1937, 1938-1942, 1945-1958, 1985-1988, and 1992-1995, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1965-1970, and 1971-1974.

Moira's popularity has remained mostly unchanged for some time. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Moira has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Moira?

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

The name Moira is still rare but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Moira (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 133 1,606
2017 132 1,637
2016 118 1,762
2015 131 1,637
2014 126 1,680
2013 103 1,934
2012 115 1,787
2011 105 1,902
2010 97 2,051
2009 109 1,925
2008 122 1,797
2007 112 1,875
2006 133 1,610
2005 128 1,596
2004 124 1,589
2003 132 1,483
2002 116 1,601
2001 111 1,646
2000 128 1,442
1999 131 1,355
1998 123 1,401
1997 133 1,311
1996 110 1,489
1995 124 1,334
1994 91 1,657
1993 82 1,791
1992 75 1,888
1991 79 1,811
1990 62 2,120
1989 51 2,325
1988 73 1,748
1987 60 1,907
1986 59 1,904
1985 58 1,920
1984 59 1,825
1983 71 1,577
1982 80 1,503
1981 73 1,608
1980 70 1,653
1979 69 1,638
1978 61 1,720
1977 70 1,551
1976 65 1,558
1975 54 1,747
1974 59 1,610
1973 67 1,447
1972 74 1,359
1971 86 1,285
1970 75 1,401
1969 94 1,149
1968 111 995
1967 97 1,055
1966 110 981
1965 143 833
1964 143 867
1963 144 877
1962 120 975
1961 113 1,025
1960 124 962
1959 105 1,042
1958 125 923
1957 108 1,007
1956 92 1,070
1955 102 991
1954 90 1,037
1953 80 1,081
1952 73 1,103
1951 66 1,157
1950 38 1,518
1949 44 1,401
1948 41 1,451
1947 32 1,712
1946 20 2,136
1945 15 2,308
1944 18 2,070
1943 17 2,214
1942 29 1,549
1941 20 1,862
1940 20 1,828
1939 22 1,668
1938 12 2,533
1937 24 1,568
1936 14 2,232
1935 19 1,826
1934 19 1,817
1933 9 3,052
1932 6 4,267
1931 12 2,533
1930 14 2,386
1929 11 2,866
1928 8 3,658
1927 8 3,772
1926 8 3,794
1925 8 3,923
1924 5 5,635
1923 6 4,797
1922 7 4,313
1921 8 3,920
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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.