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Katherine Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Katherine?

The somewhat popular name Katherine was the 105th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 250 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 250 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 25, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1991.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1990 with 11,624 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Katherine was 502 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1901-1916, 1941-1951, 1966-1969, 1973-1982, and 1985-1988, the name Katherine took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1992-1995, 2004-2010, and 2011-2016.

Where is the name Katherine popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Katherine has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Katherine for their newborn has dropped.

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

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   Katherin. (Girl)Katherin. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 2,833 105 < 5 --
2016 3,271 90 < 5 --
2015 3,444 84 9 8,370
2014 3,676 83 7 10,170
2013 3,718 77 < 5 --
2012 3,950 64 < 5 --
2011 4,186 61 5 13,334
2010 3,864 70 < 5 --
2009 4,428 60 5 13,488
2008 5,346 45 6 11,824
2007 5,816 39 7 10,342
2006 6,293 37 6 11,354
2005 6,390 36 14 5,734
2004 6,738 35 32 3,110
2003 7,125 35 10 6,992
2002 7,212 36 12 5,901
2001 7,879 35 14 5,276
2000 8,107 33 13 5,440
1999 7,933 36 7 8,301
1998 8,204 33 13 5,027
1997 8,516 32 11 5,481
1996 8,875 31 14 4,505
1995 8,985 30 13 4,659
1994 9,585 30 19 3,527
1993 10,506 29 19 3,437
1992 11,148 27 20 3,281
1991 11,489 25 20 3,171
1990 11,624 26 32 2,236
1989 11,415 26 94 1,086
1988 11,149 27 42 1,688
1987 10,433 28 44 1,595
1986 10,571 28 44 1,522
1985 10,127 32 39 1,630
1984 10,157 30 48 1,374
1983 9,682 34 33 1,727
1982 9,181 36 45 1,430
1981 8,434 39 31 1,834
1980 8,019 35 29 1,931
1979 7,468 36 36 1,613
1978 6,622 38 26 1,940
1977 6,032 44 20 2,315
1976 5,056 57 16 2,658
1975 4,854 58 18 2,404
1974 4,529 62 17 2,405
1973 4,419 64 12 2,938
1972 4,513 69 12 2,907
1971 5,123 67 30 1,616
1970 5,443 67 16 2,351
1969 5,168 70 16 2,182
1968 4,720 75 11 2,665
1967 4,558 76 14 2,207
1966 4,497 78 18 1,852
1965 4,710 79 10 2,693
1964 5,073 82 17 2,018
1963 5,126 87 18 1,929
1962 5,272 83 9 2,946
1961 5,631 85 19 1,912
1960 5,877 81 24 1,672
1959 6,138 79 14 2,248
1958 6,435 74 17 1,988
1957 6,635 72 17 1,989
1956 7,080 67 21 1,744
1955 7,241 64 15 2,087
1954 6,737 64 16 1,999
1953 6,559 63 13 2,235
1952 6,891 59 17 1,904
1951 6,927 55 8 2,952
1950 6,204 58 9 2,671
1949 6,040 59 19 1,731
1948 5,170 68 10 2,526
1947 4,886 76 19 1,759
1946 4,196 78 5 3,776
1945 3,392 82 12 2,065
1944 3,524 77 13 2,038
1943 3,614 78 14 2,033
1942 3,377 81 13 2,094
1941 3,003 85 15 1,857
1940 2,709 91 10 2,404
1939 2,475 101 13 2,010
1938 2,575 105 7 3,023
1937 2,483 103 14 1,954
1936 2,357 100 13 2,015
1935 2,338 103 14 1,987
1934 2,386 102 15 1,894
1933 2,330 100 14 1,959
1932 2,591 95 14 2,052
1931 2,623 92 13 2,158
1930 3,032 85 22 1,583
1929 3,017 84 13 2,260
1928 3,396 75 19 1,798
1927 3,722 73 18 1,917
1926 3,835 72 19 1,823
1925 4,240 61 13 2,372
1924 4,695 59 18 1,935
1923 4,579 60 24 1,572
1922 4,827 54 13 2,412
1921 5,156 49 12 2,559
1920 5,276 45 17 2,005
1919 4,846 51 11 2,592
1918 5,191 50 12 2,465
1917 4,956 49 14 2,136
1916 4,801 51 13 2,207
1915 4,488 49 8 2,954
1914 3,652 48 8 2,540
1913 2,794 54 10 1,880
1912 2,546 53 < 5 --
1911 1,858 55 5 1,879
1910 1,752 57 < 5 --
1909 1,557 53 8 1,122
1908 1,430 55 < 5 --
1907 1,413 55 5 1,453
1906 1,277 56 < 5 --
1905 1,190 64 < 5 --
1904 1,128 63 11 743
1903 1,015 66 5 1,215
1902 1,004 68 5 1,229
1901 890 71 < 5 --
1900 1,201 65 < 5 --
1899 942 65 < 5 --
1898 914 69 < 5 --
1897 962 65 < 5 --
1896 1,047 61 < 5 --
1895 968 65 < 5 --
1894 948 64 < 5 --
1893 963 62 < 5 --
1892 961 60 < 5 --
1891 803 62 5 1,047
1890 900 59 < 5 --
1889 889 56 < 5 --
1888 893 56 < 5 --
1887 794 53 < 5 --
1886 744 54 < 5 --
1885 751 50 < 5 --
1884 671 55 < 5 --
1883 583 56 < 5 --
1882 591 52 < 5 --
1881 504 52 < 5 --
1880 502 53 5 994

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.