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How common is your name? Your child's name?

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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Using the Social Security baby name website http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

Note: The SSA does not combine spellings of names for example, "Ally" will have a different ranking than "Ali", "Mark" will rank different than "Marc."

You can track the popularity of your or your child's name by decade and see baby naming trends.

Here is a link where you can see how popular a name was in the year you or your child was born - or today - or any other year...

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/index.html 

(go to "Popularity of a Name See how the popularity of a name has changed over time!" )

Note, the statistics for 2009 are not available yet, so 2008 is the most recent ranking.

I am Susan born in 1969 name rank then:  11;   In 2008: 712!

ODD Gretchen born in 2002 name rank then:  814;   In 2008: 945!

YDD Heidi born in 2003 name rank then:  315;    In 2008:  289!

by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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marmie41
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Mistye is not in the top 1000 female names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
Please enter another name.

Rankin is not in the top 1000 male names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
Please enter another name.

My son and I do not  have very popular names.

 

Popularity of the female name Rachel
Year of birth Rank
2008 75
2007 59
2006 48
2005 38
2004 34
2003 28
2002 24
2001 24
2000 21
1999 19
sophiasmommy212
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM

My name is Lauren- (1982) Then:#26 Now #30

My daughter is Sophia- (2006)Then:#9 Now #7

pretzelsmom
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Cory--boy (1988)   59  (2008)  459

Taylor--girl (1996)  6  (2008)  22

Presley--girl (2006)  351  (2008)  337

mine is Theresa (1971)  61  (2008)  852

and my hubby Nevada (1974)...not in the top 1000 names  (2008)  still not ranked

"Nobody promised you tomorrow, so what will you do with your today?"


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MamaSusieQ045
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:46 AM

 my name is Susan in 1985 it was# 105 and in 2008 it was #712

my sons name is William and in 2004 it was #8 and it still is today!

my daughters name is Domynique but they didnt have the exact spelling so i just did Dominique and it was #576 in 2002 and it is 763 now.

StormiAnn
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM

DD Hope born in 2006 name rank then: 199; in 2008: 225!

Im Stormi- this is what it says about my name

Stormy is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
Please enter another name.

Stormi is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.
Please enter another name.

college.mom
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I am Melinda, born in 1989, then: 143.  In 2002 it was: 934.  Then it fell off the charts.

ODD is Chloe born in 2005 rank then: 19.  In 2008 rank 10.

YDD is Nevaeh born in 2007, rank then: 31.  In 2008 rank 34.

Honestly I didnt know where we were ranked.  Thanks!

starrymonkey
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Desiree (me) was ranked 126 in 1985, is ranked 381 now.

Kaleb (DS) was ranked 113 in '07 when he was born.

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cowboygal
by Gold Member on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM

My dd name spelled Haley is 101 in 2008. In 2005 when she was born it was 54. If spelled Hailey today is 25.

My son's name Damien is 189 in 2008. It was 199 in 2003 when he was born.

jules3685
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:50 AM

 me: Julianna born in 1988 it was number 634 now it is 194.

dd: Sydonia born in 2008: is not in any top names and not even on most name websites. because its originally from the 1800s

serioussifL
by on Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I am Joy- 2008: 549 (it has more than doubled since I was born)

DD is Scarlett- 2008: 210

DH is Forest- His name wasnt in the top 1000 since 1995.

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