If you are looking to give your baby girl a popular name, it is best to to pass over Katrina. The name that gained some popularity in the 80′s and 90′s has fallen down off the charts since the devestating hurricane that hit the gulf coast.
The name’s association with the catastrophe has now knocked it out of consideration for most parents, sinking its popularity to the lowest ebb since the 1950s.
Only about 850 baby girls in the United States were named Katrina last year, according to new data released Friday by the Social Security Administration, dropping it more than 100 slots on the popularity list. At a rank of 382nd, it now sits just below Brenna.
Ironically, the two states that suffered most of Katrina’s wrath bucked the trend, if only in small numbers.
In Louisiana, the number of babies named Katrina jumped from eight in the 12 months before the storm to 15 in the 12 months after, according to state health officials. In Mississippi, seven babies were given the name from 2004 until the storm hit in August 2005, according to state data. The number climbed to 24 from September 2005 through the end of 2006. via ABC News
If you are interested in baby’s names, here is a great tool for seeing the popularity over the years,The Baby Name Wizard.