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Kalen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kalen?

The rare name Kalen was the 2,115th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Kalen, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #859 in 1998 with 169 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kalen was less than 5, most recently in 1973.

Approximately during the years 1975-1987, 1989-1992, and 2004-2007 the name Kalen took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

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

Where is the name Kalen popularity headed?

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

Kalen's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kalen for their newborn has dropped.

The name Kalen is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Kalen (Girl)Kalen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 14,594 66 2,115
2017 11 9,584 52 2,461
2016 9 11,272 66 2,118
2015 15 7,775 66 2,119
2014 21 6,093 77 1,894
2013 20 6,346 84 1,740
2012 18 6,987 86 1,745
2011 26 5,279 106 1,514
2010 19 6,760 125 1,361
2009 20 6,677 140 1,259
2008 36 4,309 123 1,384
2007 33 4,518 147 1,198
2006 37 4,036 117 1,377
2005 44 3,435 120 1,285
2004 29 4,651 122 1,239
2003 39 3,628 144 1,078
2002 51 2,913 115 1,208
2001 47 3,020 133 1,080
2000 53 2,756 120 1,157
1999 55 2,585 121 1,102
1998 57 2,440 169 859
1997 52 2,492 109 1,139
1996 47 2,649 110 1,095
1995 43 2,812 141 936
1994 64 2,134 121 1,009
1993 60 2,203 133 933
1992 44 2,749 130 938
1991 46 2,637 76 1,287
1990 34 3,251 104 1,040
1989 40 2,784 100 1,032
1988 44 2,458 95 999
1987 34 2,874 106 917
1986 30 3,083 89 976
1985 24 3,565 83 1,005
1984 21 3,788 61 1,170
1983 20 3,869 50 1,320
1982 19 4,086 52 1,300
1981 14 5,076 38 1,587
1980 7 8,542 31 1,833
1979 9 6,967 17 2,714
1978 7 8,006 22 2,156
1977 5 10,299 11 3,486
1976 7 7,633 14 2,885
1975 10 5,718 8 4,115
1974 9 5,966 12 3,039
1973 10 5,336 < 5 --
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1971 23 2,997 7 4,168
1970 5 8,583 8 3,674
1969 7 6,235 < 5 --
1968 7 5,888 9 2,993
1967 10 4,434 5 4,252
1966 6 6,129 6 3,718
1965 11 4,055 9 2,889
1964 < 5 -- 12 2,484
1963 < 5 -- 8 3,187
1962 < 5 -- 5 4,346
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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.