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Kathy Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kathy?

The rare name Kathy was the 1,872nd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Position 14, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1958 with 23,943 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kathy was less than 5, most recently in 1913.

Approximately during the years 1918-1922, and 1928-1958, the name Kathy took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1958-1985, and 2006-2009.

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

Where is the name Kathy popularity headed?

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

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

The name Kathy is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Kathy is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Kathy (Girl)Kathy (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 108 1,872 < 5 --
2016 159 1,445 < 5 --
2015 126 1,681 < 5 --
2014 142 1,535 < 5 --
2013 139 1,558 < 5 --
2012 174 1,347 < 5 --
2011 171 1,350 < 5 --
2010 190 1,259 < 5 --
2009 202 1,231 < 5 --
2008 268 992 < 5 --
2007 294 921 < 5 --
2006 293 906 < 5 --
2005 284 888 < 5 --
2004 282 872 < 5 --
2003 307 805 < 5 --
2002 362 694 < 5 --
2001 340 717 < 5 --
2000 379 652 < 5 --
1999 361 647 < 5 --
1998 386 618 < 5 --
1997 389 591 < 5 --
1996 446 529 < 5 --
1995 409 564 < 5 --
1994 454 539 < 5 --
1993 445 537 < 5 --
1992 474 507 < 5 --
1991 472 502 < 5 --
1990 478 503 < 5 --
1989 469 502 < 5 --
1988 522 435 5 7,901
1987 517 433 < 5 --
1986 571 397 < 5 --
1985 617 370 < 5 --
1984 670 343 5 6,838
1983 765 303 5 6,779
1982 878 278 7 5,319
1981 957 258 < 5 --
1980 1,010 255 7 5,228
1979 1,111 234 5 6,545
1978 1,134 221 5 6,297
1977 1,406 190 < 5 --
1976 1,382 186 6 5,274
1975 1,690 160 12 3,150
1974 1,920 146 7 4,401
1973 2,371 124 12 2,939
1972 3,032 108 12 2,908
1971 3,863 91 17 2,326
1970 4,797 77 12 2,796
1969 4,752 77 14 2,362
1968 4,676 76 12 2,510
1967 5,405 64 20 1,788
1966 6,319 59 13 2,280
1965 7,762 54 21 1,752
1964 10,371 39 24 1,637
1963 12,220 34 27 1,526
1962 14,758 27 32 1,394
1961 16,379 25 43 1,215
1960 18,481 21 42 1,216
1959 21,816 15 39 1,256
1958 23,943 14 45 1,152
1957 20,231 20 50 1,082
1956 17,171 20 24 1,624
1955 15,326 22 33 1,327
1954 14,166 23 20 1,733
1953 13,396 23 13 2,237
1952 12,373 29 26 1,502
1951 10,409 35 24 1,543
1950 9,089 38 22 1,591
1949 8,451 42 15 1,981
1948 6,148 55 9 2,699
1947 5,698 64 21 1,678
1946 4,178 79 9 2,619
1945 2,753 101 < 5 --
1944 2,417 110 5 3,683
1943 2,033 136 11 2,342
1942 1,538 159 8 2,816
1941 946 199 < 5 --
1940 604 256 < 5 --
1939 365 328 < 5 --
1938 246 426 < 5 --
1937 157 527 < 5 --
1936 136 563 < 5 --
1935 99 671 < 5 --
1934 79 751 < 5 --
1933 45 1,042 < 5 --
1932 58 928 < 5 --
1931 40 1,136 < 5 --
1930 29 1,446 < 5 --
1929 35 1,270 < 5 --
1928 18 2,054 < 5 --
1927 35 1,375 < 5 --
1926 34 1,374 < 5 --
1925 9 3,513 < 5 --
1924 13 2,745 < 5 --
1923 12 2,825 < 5 --
1922 17 2,229 < 5 --
1921 15 2,436 < 5 --
1920 10 3,226 < 5 --
1919 11 2,901 < 5 --
1918 8 3,669 < 5 --
1917 8 3,517 < 5 --
1916 8 3,413 < 5 --
1915 10 2,803 < 5 --
1914 7 3,029 < 5 --
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1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 5 2,594 < 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.