Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


In 2017 the name Africa...

• was given to 14 baby girls
• was the 7,787th most popular name for baby girls
• was 6% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was about as popular as Neytiri and Aphrodite
Babies Named Africa Born Per Year
Created by
Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Africa...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1972
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• was not given to any babies in the 1950s
• is 44% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Keysha, Jamillah, Consuela, Toriano, Marlon, Shad
• has the most opposite popularity history to Celia, Aline, Frankie, Darwin, Blane, Eddy
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Africa by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Africa are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Africa will be the only kid named Africa in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Africa compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Africa rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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