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Sue

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How popular is the baby name Sue in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 65 65 0
1881 67 67 0
1882 84 84 0
1883 68 68 0
1884 92 92 0
1885 94 94 0
1886 96 96 0
1887 123 123 0
1888 117 117 0
1889 112 112 0
1890 120 120 0
1891 127 127 0
1892 163 163 0
1893 123 123 0
1894 105 105 0
1895 157 157 0
1896 121 121 0
1897 145 145 0
1898 143 143 0
1899 122 122 0
1900 157 157 0
1901 135 135 0
1902 154 154 0
1903 146 146 0
1904 163 163 0
1905 191 191 0
1906 178 178 0
1907 201 201 0
1908 206 206 0
1909 243 243 0
1910 277 277 0
1911 330 330 0
1912 431 431 0
1913 483 483 0
1914 634 634 0
1915 812 812 0
1916 868 868 0
1917 785 778 7
1918 785 785 0
1919 693 693 0
1920 707 707 0
1921 668 668 0
1922 684 684 0
1923 600 600 0
1924 644 644 0
1925 672 672 0
1926 698 698 0
1927 683 678 5
1928 783 778 5
1929 944 944 0
1930 1,218 1,213 5
1931 1,226 1,220 6
1932 1,513 1,506 7
1933 1,679 1,672 7
1934 1,946 1,932 14
1935 2,036 2,023 13
1936 2,232 2,223 9
1937 2,514 2,502 12
1938 2,600 2,590 10
1939 2,621 2,621 0 #92 girl name
1940 3,113 3,105 8 #81 girl name
1941 3,376 3,360 16 #75 girl name
1942 3,645 3,630 15 #73 girl name
1943 3,868 3,849 19 #72 girl name
1944 4,050 4,035 15 #62 girl name
1945 3,930 3,914 16 #66 girl name
1946 5,160 5,143 17 #61 girl name
1947 5,319 5,307 12 #69 girl name
1948 4,684 4,674 10 #78 girl name
1949 3,936 3,925 11 #88 girl name
1950 3,510 3,501 9 #100 girl name
1951 3,372 3,358 14
1952 3,332 3,332 0
1953 3,655 3,647 8
1954 3,979 3,979 0
1955 3,732 3,724 8
1956 3,754 3,754 0
1957 4,504 4,494 10
1958 4,686 4,671 15
1959 4,398 4,387 11
1960 4,016 4,010 6
1961 3,512 3,503 9
1962 3,183 3,183 0
1963 2,600 2,594 6
1964 2,184 2,174 10
1965 1,776 1,776 0
1966 1,324 1,316 8
1967 1,259 1,259 0
1968 980 980 0
1969 811 811 0
1970 665 665 0
1971 637 632 5
1972 453 453 0
1973 397 397 0
1974 360 355 5
1975 293 293 0
1976 241 241 0
1977 280 280 0
1978 235 235 0
1979 277 272 5
1980 344 344 0
1981 278 271 7
1982 222 211 11
1983 179 171 8
1984 155 147 8
1985 151 140 11
1986 116 108 8
1987 109 101 8
1988 115 97 18
1989 99 85 14
1990 86 75 11
1991 89 79 10
1992 75 68 7
1993 74 64 10
1994 57 48 9
1995 47 47 0
1996 49 38 11
1997 43 43 0
1998 32 32 0
1999 29 29 0
2000 36 36 0
2001 32 32 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 22 22 0
2007 23 23 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 13 13 0
2013 26 26 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 13 13 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Sue baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 144,959 babies born with the name Sue in the United States. That's more than enough Sues to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 65 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sue" was in 1947 with a total of 5,307 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sues)

According to the 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sue" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 97 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1948. Across the entire United States a total of 4,684 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sue" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sue as well as things modernly associated with the name Sue such as celebrities named Sue.

Origin and Meaning of Sue

The name "Sue" is of English origin, and it means "Lily". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Sue
Senses
  1. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo."For yet there was no man that haddle him sued." [Chaucer.]"I was beloved of many a gentle knight, And sued and sought with all the service due." [Spenser.]" Sue me, and woo me, and flatter me." [Tennyson.]
  2. [Law]
    1. To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
    2. To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
  3. [Falconry] To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
  4. [Naut] To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.

Etymology: OE. suen sewen siwen, OF. sivrepres.ind. 3d sing. il siut suit, he follows, nous sevons we follow), LL. sequere, for L. sequi secutus; akin to Gr. �, Skr. sac to accompany, and probably to E. see, v.t. See See (v. t.), and cf. Consequence Ensue Execute Obsequious Pursue Second Sect in religion, Sequence Suit

verb Sue
Senses
  1. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead."By adverse destiny constrained to sue For counsel and redress, he sues to you." [Pope.]"Cæsar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship." [C. Middleton.]"The Indians were defeated and sued for peace." [Jefferson.]
  2. [Law] To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
  3. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
  4. [Naut] To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
  2. Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

Sue Bird

Sue Bird is a basketball biography. Sue was born in 1980 in Syosset, New York.

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Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to 1986. Sue was born in 1946 as Suellyn Lyon in Davenport, Iowa.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Your name in reverse order is "Eus". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Use". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sue born Oct 20, 1958

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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