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Kaitlyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kaitlyn?

The somewhat popular name Kaitlyn was the 387th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #30 in 2000 with 8,758 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kaitlyn was less than 5, most recently in 1974.

Approximately during the years 1976-1992, the name Kaitlyn took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2008-2017.

Sometimes the name Kaitlyn has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Kaitlyn popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

Kaitlyn's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kaitlyn for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Kaitlyn still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Kaitlyn has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Kaitlyn (Girl)Kaitlyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 796 387 < 5 --
2017 934 346 < 5 --
2016 996 330 < 5 --
2015 1,660 197 < 5 --
2014 2,057 159 < 5 --
2013 2,377 134 < 5 --
2012 2,600 118 < 5 --
2011 2,906 100 < 5 --
2010 3,297 90 < 5 --
2009 4,202 67 5 13,460
2008 5,116 53 9 8,653
2007 5,548 44 9 8,558
2006 6,074 41 11 7,174
2005 6,521 34 5 12,363
2004 6,987 33 35 2,924
2003 7,546 32 11 6,493
2002 7,980 32 7 8,922
2001 8,162 31 8 7,921
2000 8,758 30 12 5,741
1999 8,157 33 10 6,267
1998 7,936 35 8 7,201
1997 7,005 41 10 5,868
1996 7,240 40 7 7,546
1995 7,385 42 8 6,681
1994 6,686 48 6 8,278
1993 6,955 46 6 8,139
1992 7,478 42 14 4,222
1991 4,409 82 7 6,903
1990 4,313 78 6 7,625
1989 3,392 95 9 5,384
1988 2,687 106 10 4,601
1987 1,707 163 5 7,554
1986 1,207 219 7 5,639
1985 878 285 7 5,450
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1983 274 632 < 5 --
1982 138 1,048 < 5 --
1981 92 1,357 < 5 --
1980 66 1,714 < 5 --
1979 28 3,022 < 5 --
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1977 14 4,762 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.