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Keith Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Keith?

The somewhat popular name Keith was the 493rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #32 in 1966.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1957 with 12,424 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Keith was less than 5, most recently in 1891.

Keith, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1898-1907, 1908-1921, and 1939-1957, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1975, 1988-2003, and 2006-2009.

Where is the name Keith popularity headed?

Keith's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

Keith's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Keith for their newborn has dropped.

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

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

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   Keith (Girl)Keith (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 < 5 -- 582 493
2016 < 5 -- 630 486
2015 < 5 -- 724 424
2014 < 5 -- 750 413
2013 < 5 -- 757 395
2012 < 5 -- 839 362
2011 < 5 -- 805 368
2010 < 5 -- 887 346
2009 < 5 -- 965 329
2008 < 5 -- 1,060 314
2007 8 13,296 1,155 298
2006 < 5 -- 1,250 276
2005 < 5 -- 1,165 285
2004 8 12,187 1,313 252
2003 8 11,863 1,313 251
2002 6 14,509 1,324 248
2001 < 5 -- 1,432 237
2000 9 10,318 1,525 222
1999 < 5 -- 1,662 206
1998 < 5 -- 1,785 190
1997 5 14,890 2,000 169
1996 8 10,040 2,183 158
1995 5 14,536 2,457 142
1994 11 7,877 2,785 126
1993 14 6,432 3,263 109
1992 15 6,148 3,629 102
1991 13 6,783 4,124 89
1990 23 4,308 4,482 80
1989 26 3,829 4,892 70
1988 41 2,615 4,945 70
1987 45 2,345 4,782 69
1986 36 2,696 5,036 66
1985 45 2,268 5,213 64
1984 44 2,244 5,326 61
1983 40 2,373 5,318 61
1982 38 2,507 5,619 59
1981 44 2,285 5,620 58
1980 40 2,409 5,886 56
1979 44 2,229 6,193 52
1978 29 2,823 6,172 49
1977 40 2,274 6,604 48
1976 61 1,626 6,750 48
1975 34 2,382 6,823 49
1974 51 1,761 7,394 44
1973 60 1,555 8,168 41
1972 45 1,868 9,155 38
1971 48 1,836 9,860 37
1970 58 1,624 9,614 38
1969 48 1,767 9,448 36
1968 73 1,293 9,868 35
1967 63 1,387 11,007 34
1966 59 1,437 11,613 32
1965 43 1,728 10,679 35
1964 45 1,738 11,660 34
1963 50 1,605 12,245 33
1962 56 1,502 11,619 36
1961 53 1,559 12,277 35
1960 45 1,684 12,188 35
1959 48 1,575 11,743 39
1958 42 1,665 11,895 37
1957 46 1,597 12,424 36
1956 30 1,981 11,476 36
1955 32 1,892 10,410 39
1954 21 2,410 8,359 45
1953 20 2,396 7,375 47
1952 32 1,760 7,175 49
1951 20 2,282 5,770 59
1950 20 2,216 4,568 78
1949 14 2,790 3,880 85
1948 16 2,549 3,661 89
1947 13 2,979 3,682 91
1946 18 2,271 2,861 96
1945 7 3,839 2,163 108
1944 16 2,240 2,292 104
1943 12 2,779 2,383 108
1942 11 2,899 1,785 122
1941 10 2,950 1,651 119
1940 6 4,101 1,512 125
1939 8 3,288 1,506 117
1938 11 2,663 1,535 120
1937 7 3,628 1,343 123
1936 6 3,937 1,403 122
1935 < 5 -- 1,368 125
1934 8 3,314 1,351 125
1933 13 2,334 1,314 127
1932 11 2,737 1,315 132
1931 14 2,256 1,377 124
1930 16 2,157 1,355 130
1929 9 3,260 1,242 138
1928 16 2,238 1,223 139
1927 10 3,175 1,232 141
1926 13 2,636 1,119 148
1925 18 2,154 1,140 146
1924 9 3,524 1,070 150
1923 6 4,679 1,105 145
1922 15 2,433 984 157
1921 8 3,849 998 153
1920 11 3,001 803 175
1919 9 3,331 653 194
1918 9 3,388 580 214
1917 5 4,949 518 216
1916 8 3,415 476 224
1915 < 5 -- 422 236
1914 < 5 -- 291 251
1913 < 5 -- 212 261
1912 < 5 -- 169 273
1911 < 5 -- 60 356
1910 < 5 -- 43 411
1909 < 5 -- 42 366
1908 < 5 -- 42 351
1907 < 5 -- 45 318
1906 < 5 -- 31 391
1905 < 5 -- 35 350
1904 < 5 -- 17 551
1903 < 5 -- 21 460
1902 < 5 -- 20 482
1901 < 5 -- 15 520
1900 5 2,075 16 638
1899 < 5 -- 14 532
1898 < 5 -- 7 945
1897 < 5 -- 7 893
1896 < 5 -- 14 572
1895 < 5 -- 6 1,031
1894 < 5 -- 11 654
1893 < 5 -- 13 558
1892 < 5 -- 7 910
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- 7 848
1889 < 5 -- 6 931
1888 < 5 -- 6 990
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 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.