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Kathryn Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kathryn?

The somewhat popular name Kathryn was the 424th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 500 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 45, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1951.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1952 with 8,503 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kathryn was 204 in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1881-1884, 1905-1915, 1940-1951, and 1976-1982, the name Kathryn took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1967, 1969-1973, and 2007-2016.

Where is the name Kathryn popularity headed?

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

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

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

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

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   Kathryn (Girl)Kathryn (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 744 424 < 5 --
2016 832 398 < 5 --
2015 1,016 319 < 5 --
2014 1,113 293 < 5 --
2013 1,180 270 < 5 --
2012 1,228 264 < 5 --
2011 1,335 237 < 5 --
2010 1,365 230 < 5 --
2009 1,516 213 6 11,727
2008 1,781 190 < 5 --
2007 2,211 163 5 13,408
2006 2,417 143 5 13,035
2005 2,571 125 6 10,795
2004 2,753 122 18 4,689
2003 2,945 117 < 5 --
2002 3,105 108 6 10,057
2001 3,329 97 6 9,920
2000 3,641 89 < 5 --
1999 3,583 91 < 5 --
1998 3,702 90 < 5 --
1997 3,873 86 8 6,946
1996 4,101 87 < 5 --
1995 4,330 83 7 7,389
1994 4,615 79 6 8,286
1993 5,089 68 8 6,533
1992 5,686 60 10 5,448
1991 5,831 57 12 4,628
1990 6,352 57 7 6,800
1989 6,295 58 38 1,941
1988 6,338 55 24 2,478
1987 6,238 51 26 2,242
1986 6,392 48 34 1,814
1985 6,632 48 29 1,992
1984 6,540 48 26 2,070
1983 6,370 50 33 1,728
1982 6,284 48 28 1,962
1981 5,822 48 19 2,538
1980 5,528 50 25 2,140
1979 5,312 50 22 2,276
1978 4,809 57 22 2,160
1977 3,966 70 13 3,116
1976 3,261 88 12 3,167
1975 2,948 99 9 3,798
1974 2,992 98 6 4,947
1973 2,882 107 8 3,892
1972 3,127 103 16 2,374
1971 3,419 111 9 3,522
1970 3,718 104 11 2,983
1969 3,618 104 < 5 --
1968 3,558 100 13 2,392
1967 3,693 92 < 5 --
1966 4,007 86 14 2,183
1965 4,159 87 10 2,694
1964 4,923 84 24 1,636
1963 4,702 93 15 2,160
1962 5,108 88 18 1,929
1961 5,227 93 14 2,284
1960 5,868 82 16 2,078
1959 6,743 69 18 1,941
1958 7,328 58 16 2,063
1957 7,205 65 18 1,922
1956 7,589 60 13 2,319
1955 7,644 59 14 2,187
1954 8,139 51 8 3,067
1953 8,321 48 13 2,236
1952 8,503 48 13 2,208
1951 8,461 45 11 2,436
1950 7,864 46 6 3,510
1949 7,184 52 12 2,275
1948 6,176 54 8 2,903
1947 6,092 55 9 2,770
1946 4,998 63 6 3,355
1945 3,972 65 15 1,822
1944 3,855 68 9 2,549
1943 3,646 75 14 2,034
1942 3,351 82 10 2,456
1941 2,868 87 8 2,768
1940 2,439 103 11 2,247
1939 2,378 106 7 2,986
1938 2,282 114 < 5 --
1937 2,326 108 10 2,406
1936 2,110 113 10 2,373
1935 2,127 111 11 2,330
1934 2,259 108 8 2,847
1933 2,120 108 9 2,642
1932 2,262 107 12 2,254
1931 2,203 108 8 2,978
1930 2,515 101 14 2,132
1929 2,433 104 8 3,118
1928 2,680 99 6 3,933
1927 2,934 90 8 3,307
1926 3,094 87 10 2,810
1925 3,263 88 5 4,576
1924 3,598 81 7 3,677
1923 3,714 72 6 4,036
1922 3,792 73 7 3,705
1921 4,201 64 9 3,108
1920 4,082 67 11 2,680
1919 3,826 66 9 3,005
1918 4,068 63 10 2,792
1917 3,984 60 10 2,642
1916 3,933 60 < 5 --
1915 3,778 60 10 2,542
1914 2,901 63 < 5 --
1913 2,246 66 6 2,650
1912 1,905 71 < 5 --
1911 1,397 73 < 5 --
1910 1,198 80 < 5 --
1909 1,138 74 < 5 --
1908 1,058 77 < 5 --
1907 864 88 < 5 --
1906 911 78 < 5 --
1905 788 86 < 5 --
1904 787 83 < 5 --
1903 729 86 < 5 --
1902 717 87 < 5 --
1901 620 90 < 5 --
1900 721 93 < 5 --
1899 621 88 < 5 --
1898 671 89 7 944
1897 570 93 < 5 --
1896 625 88 < 5 --
1895 585 90 < 5 --
1894 520 96 < 5 --
1893 534 90 < 5 --
1892 549 88 < 5 --
1891 504 87 < 5 --
1890 474 91 < 5 --
1889 415 94 < 5 --
1888 446 93 < 5 --
1887 384 87 < 5 --
1886 383 89 < 5 --
1885 320 93 < 5 --
1884 344 88 < 5 --
1883 290 93 < 5 --
1882 272 96 < 5 --
1881 218 98 < 5 --
1880 204 103 < 5 --

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.