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Kayla Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kayla?

The somewhat popular name Kayla was the 149th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #11 was reached for the first time in 1995 and as recently as 1996.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1991 with 18,544 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Kayla in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1936.

Approximately during the years 1943-1951, 1952-1962, 1966-1969, and 1973-1991, the name Kayla took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1994-2017.

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

Where is the name Kayla popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Kayla has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Kayla has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Kayla is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Kayla (Girl)Kayla (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,875 149 5 13,091
2017 2,118 138 < 5 --
2016 2,462 129 < 5 --
2015 2,736 115 < 5 --
2014 3,007 101 < 5 --
2013 3,256 95 7 10,197
2012 3,770 69 < 5 --
2011 4,327 59 5 13,341
2010 5,055 49 8 9,236
2009 5,840 35 6 11,737
2008 6,834 28 9 8,662
2007 7,576 26 14 6,100
2006 8,224 26 < 5 --
2005 8,616 25 20 4,390
2004 9,768 18 40 2,672
2003 10,953 16 23 3,785
2002 11,310 19 14 5,268
2001 11,891 17 17 4,587
2000 13,312 13 17 4,482
1999 13,289 13 24 3,320
1998 13,422 12 16 4,302
1997 13,884 12 14 4,575
1996 15,269 11 22 3,253
1995 16,086 11 20 3,375
1994 15,884 12 22 3,172
1993 15,449 16 24 2,904
1992 16,517 13 34 2,234
1991 18,544 12 35 2,119
1990 17,538 14 19 3,240
1989 14,902 20 47 1,668
1988 13,431 20 46 1,585
1987 10,576 27 17 3,017
1986 4,657 64 15 3,206
1985 2,607 108 16 3,017
1984 2,681 100 8 4,773
1983 3,526 81 6 5,879
1982 2,275 133 < 5 --
1981 318 581 < 5 --
1980 313 593 < 5 --
1979 256 673 < 5 --
1978 237 672 < 5 --
1977 226 693 < 5 --
1976 202 726 < 5 --
1975 184 770 < 5 --
1974 180 771 < 5 --
1973 149 866 < 5 --
1972 182 763 < 5 --
1971 168 827 < 5 --
1970 158 852 < 5 --
1969 192 730 < 5 --
1968 140 866 < 5 --
1967 134 881 < 5 --
1966 144 832 < 5 --
1965 147 820 < 5 --
1964 163 822 < 5 --
1963 156 837 < 5 --
1962 166 813 < 5 --
1961 116 1,007 < 5 --
1960 130 935 < 5 --
1959 116 983 < 5 --
1958 103 1,033 < 5 --
1957 101 1,042 < 5 --
1956 69 1,255 < 5 --
1955 67 1,233 < 5 --
1954 60 1,280 < 5 --
1953 49 1,400 < 5 --
1952 47 1,425 < 5 --
1951 51 1,308 < 5 --
1950 37 1,535 < 5 --
1949 24 1,985 < 5 --
1948 30 1,723 < 5 --
1947 16 2,581 < 5 --
1946 23 1,947 < 5 --
1945 11 2,833 < 5 --
1944 15 2,343 < 5 --
1943 12 2,777 < 5 --
1942 13 2,601 < 5 --
1941 11 2,757 < 5 --
1940 6 4,100 < 5 --
1939 9 3,029 < 5 --
1938 9 3,053 < 5 --
1937 6 4,040 < 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.