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Shaka Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Shaka?

Mostly unused in the United States, less than 5 babies were bestowed the name in 2018.

Uncommon, Shaka would be a striking name choice.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #1537 was reached in 1977.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1987 with 39 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Shaka was less than 5, most recently in 2018.

Shaka, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1972-1977, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1977-1980, and 1991-1997.

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

For a number of years, the name Shaka has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Shaka for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Shaka?

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

The name Shaka is mostly unused and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Shaka has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Shaka (Girl)Shaka (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- < 5 --
2017 < 5 -- 11 7,445
2016 < 5 -- 11 7,503
2015 < 5 -- 5 13,695
2014 < 5 -- 8 9,465
2013 < 5 -- < 5 --
2012 < 5 -- 7 10,559
2011 < 5 -- 9 8,644
2010 < 5 -- 11 7,491
2009 < 5 -- < 5 --
2008 < 5 -- 7 10,832
2007 < 5 -- < 5 --
2006 < 5 -- 5 13,672
2005 < 5 -- 5 13,037
2004 < 5 -- < 5 --
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2002 < 5 -- 7 9,228
2001 < 5 -- 5 12,019
2000 < 5 -- 10 6,744
1999 < 5 -- 18 4,128
1998 < 5 -- 9 6,750
1997 < 5 -- 11 5,592
1996 < 5 -- 16 4,156
1995 < 5 -- 15 4,237
1994 < 5 -- 18 3,725
1993 5 15,327 20 3,349
1992 < 5 -- 25 2,812
1991 6 12,805 24 2,815
1990 8 9,982 20 3,145
1989 7 10,619 22 2,878
1988 13 6,195 35 1,905
1987 14 5,558 39 1,731
1986 7 9,358 11 4,083
1985 < 5 -- 7 5,672
1984 6 10,110 8 4,890
1983 < 5 -- 11 3,831
1982 9 7,345 19 2,583
1981 10 6,712 9 4,435
1980 12 5,836 20 2,515
1979 11 6,073 17 2,756
1978 8 7,499 20 2,365
1977 8 7,423 37 1,537
1976 12 5,132 25 1,988
1975 6 8,815 18 2,438
1974 < 5 -- 21 2,117
1973 < 5 -- 13 2,839
1972 < 5 -- 6 4,898
1971 < 5 -- 8 3,904
1970 < 5 -- 5 5,322
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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.