Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Athena (Greek Goddess)
Main Origin Language: Greek

In 2017 the name Athena...

• was given to 2,365 baby girls
• was the 127th most popular name for baby girls
• was 225% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Mexico, North Dakota, and Alaska
• was least popular in Maine, Vermont, and Wyoming
• was about as popular as Mary and Andrea
Babies Named Athena Born Per Year
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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 Athena...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1952
• is 1996% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 414% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Zinnia, Ember, Willow, Zeke, Ezra, Jensen
• has the most opposite popularity history to Margarita, Kathrine, Rosa, Joseph, Nelson, Rudy
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Athena Per State
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Geographically the name Athena...

• 49% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Eden, Ariel, Elliana, Sage, Zane, Bjorn
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Katherine, Camille, Lena, Jayce, Colby, Anderson
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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 Athena by the Baby Name Institute

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