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Katelyn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Katelyn?

The somewhat popular name Katelyn was the 239th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 52, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2001.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1993 with 5,974 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Katelyn was less than 5, most recently in 1969.

Approximately during the years 1975-1993, the name Katelyn took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2006-2014.

Katelyn became more popular as a girls name in 1970.

Where is the name Katelyn popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Katelyn has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Katelyn for their newborn has dropped significantly.

The name Katelyn is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Katelyn (Girl)Katelyn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 1,374 239 < 5 --
2014 1,914 173 < 5 --
2013 2,143 143 5 13,074
2012 2,412 131 < 5 --
2011 2,841 106 5 13,327
2010 2,952 103 < 5 --
2009 3,565 90 < 5 --
2008 3,974 80 < 5 --
2007 4,251 75 < 5 --
2006 4,880 61 7 10,128
2005 4,926 59 7 9,630
2004 4,947 59 28 3,406
2003 5,051 58 6 10,242
2002 5,265 53 < 5 --
2001 5,439 52 < 5 --
2000 5,501 54 7 8,674
1999 5,309 55 10 6,273
1998 5,367 58 < 5 --
1997 5,156 63 6 8,711
1996 5,421 64 < 5 --
1995 5,573 59 6 8,341
1994 5,670 58 8 6,686
1993 5,974 54 5 9,469
1992 5,289 66 11 5,068
1991 4,561 75 < 5 --
1990 4,486 75 10 5,197
1989 4,037 76 8 5,926
1988 3,509 84 11 4,312
1987 2,219 127 11 4,100
1986 1,939 149 10 4,300
1985 1,418 190 < 5 --
1984 702 332 < 5 --
1983 424 470 < 5 --
1982 242 717 < 5 --
1981 153 960 < 5 --
1980 132 1,070 < 5 --
1979 63 1,740 < 5 --
1978 42 2,207 < 5 --
1977 21 3,533 < 5 --
1976 14 4,462 < 5 --
1975 7 7,505 < 5 --
1974 8 6,504 < 5 --
1973 8 6,329 < 5 --
1972 6 7,677 < 5 --
1971 6 7,799 < 5 --
1970 9 5,581 < 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.