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Sonja Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sonja?

In 2018 the rare name Sonja, ranked the 2,385th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Position 180, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1938.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1968 with 1,337 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sonja was less than 5, most recently in 1912.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Sonja occurred roughly during the years 1924-1930, 1931-1938, and 1958-1966, whereas 1938-1944, 1972-1978, 1980-1984, 1987-1991, 1992-1995, 1998-2001, and 2012-2015 were years of successive downward movement.

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

The popularity trend for Sonja has steadily decreased for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sonja lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sonja?

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

The name Sonja is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Sonja (Girl)Sonja (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 76 2,385 < 5 --
2017 69 2,558 < 5 --
2016 92 2,122 < 5 --
2015 86 2,202 < 5 --
2014 110 1,849 < 5 --
2013 110 1,843 < 5 --
2012 114 1,800 < 5 --
2011 108 1,867 < 5 --
2010 109 1,872 < 5 --
2009 120 1,806 < 5 --
2008 120 1,814 < 5 --
2007 105 1,967 < 5 --
2006 128 1,661 < 5 --
2005 126 1,613 < 5 --
2004 133 1,517 < 5 --
2003 114 1,685 < 5 --
2002 110 1,682 < 5 --
2001 106 1,710 < 5 --
2000 123 1,501 < 5 --
1999 146 1,273 < 5 --
1998 159 1,179 < 5 --
1997 151 1,203 < 5 --
1996 141 1,243 < 5 --
1995 121 1,368 < 5 --
1994 169 1,072 < 5 --
1993 170 1,077 < 5 --
1992 196 977 < 5 --
1991 206 934 < 5 --
1990 237 829 < 5 --
1989 272 727 < 5 --
1988 294 658 < 5 --
1987 303 632 < 5 --
1986 317 607 < 5 --
1985 303 621 < 5 --
1984 266 659 < 5 --
1983 314 573 < 5 --
1982 372 526 < 5 --
1981 401 502 < 5 --
1980 397 508 < 5 --
1979 438 460 < 5 --
1978 480 422 < 5 --
1977 519 402 < 5 --
1976 583 361 < 5 --
1975 617 351 < 5 --
1974 755 309 < 5 --
1973 884 278 9 3,658
1972 1,191 233 < 5 --
1971 1,187 247 6 4,841
1970 1,310 239 < 5 --
1969 1,313 229 < 5 --
1968 1,337 222 < 5 --
1967 1,336 220 8 3,201
1966 1,320 226 6 3,891
1965 1,124 255 < 5 --
1964 1,053 278 < 5 --
1963 997 294 < 5 --
1962 855 321 < 5 --
1961 867 320 < 5 --
1960 757 349 < 5 --
1959 677 365 < 5 --
1958 523 405 < 5 --
1957 529 399 < 5 --
1956 472 418 < 5 --
1955 444 420 < 5 --
1954 425 422 < 5 --
1953 413 429 < 5 --
1952 389 434 < 5 --
1951 397 420 < 5 --
1950 345 436 < 5 --
1949 412 391 < 5 --
1948 424 386 < 5 --
1947 496 362 < 5 --
1946 484 337 < 5 --
1945 455 317 < 5 --
1944 405 342 < 5 --
1943 525 304 5 3,982
1942 600 278 < 5 --
1941 567 268 < 5 --
1940 713 238 < 5 --
1939 861 203 5 3,917
1938 1,117 180 5 3,972
1937 560 263 < 5 --
1936 180 479 < 5 --
1935 92 704 < 5 --
1934 86 723 < 5 --
1933 54 935 < 5 --
1932 70 822 < 5 --
1931 51 983 < 5 --
1930 71 853 < 5 --
1929 37 1,239 < 5 --
1928 29 1,500 < 5 --
1927 25 1,719 < 5 --
1926 25 1,714 < 5 --
1925 18 2,181 < 5 --
1924 20 2,055 < 5 --
1923 23 1,829 < 5 --
1922 21 1,951 < 5 --
1921 23 1,859 < 5 --
1920 11 3,071 < 5 --
1919 9 3,422 < 5 --
1918 17 2,194 < 5 --
1917 16 2,194 < 5 --
1916 15 2,230 < 5 --
1915 11 2,670 < 5 --
1914 13 1,998 < 5 --
1913 8 2,513 < 5 --
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1906 6 1,925 < 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.