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Yi Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Yi?

In 2018 the rare name Yi, ranked the 4,330th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Uncommon, Yi would be a striking name choice.

Position 4330, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time this year with 24 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Yi in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2008.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Yi occurred roughly during the years 2010-2013, and 2014-2017.

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

The popularity trend for Yi has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Yi has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Yi?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Yi is very unique but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Yi (Girl)Yi (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 24 4,330
2017 6 15,783 13 6,656
2016 8 12,795 11 7,567
2015 9 11,781 15 5,971
2014 < 5 -- 11 7,518
2013 < 5 -- 15 5,906
2012 < 5 -- 11 7,525
2011 < 5 -- 8 9,562
2010 5 19,721 5 14,184
2009 < 5 -- 7 10,937
2008 6 17,423 < 5 --
2007 7 15,423 9 8,885
2006 10 11,385 < 5 --
2005 8 12,968 < 5 --
2004 11 9,869 6 11,310
2003 6 15,731 8 8,606
2002 < 5 -- 6 10,627
2001 8 12,025 < 5 --
2000 6 14,993 < 5 --
1999 < 5 -- 9 7,116
1998 5 16,548 5 11,281
1997 6 13,693 8 7,260
1996 5 15,842 < 5 --
1995 < 5 -- 7 7,778
1994 < 5 -- 5 10,212
1993 < 5 -- < 5 --
1992 < 5 -- 9 6,119
1991 5 15,430 6 8,216
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1988 6 11,780 < 5 --
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1984 < 5 -- 5 7,319
1983 5 12,045 6 6,220
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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.