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Kenji Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kenji?

The uncommon name Kenji was the 1,408th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2016.

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

Position 751, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1978.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2009 with 159 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Kenji was less than 5, most recently in 1957.

Kenji, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1915-1920, 1965-1968, 1970-1973, 1974-1978, and 2002-2008, whereas 1927-1931, and 1978-1983 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Kenji popularity headed?

Kenji's popularity is at a high point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Kenji has steadily increased for a while. however, the number of children named Kenji lately has dropped.

The name Kenji is still rare and has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Kenji (Girl)Kenji (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 < 5 -- 124 1,408
2015 < 5 -- 122 1,405
2014 < 5 -- 96 1,617
2013 < 5 -- 125 1,357
2012 < 5 -- 124 1,361
2011 < 5 -- 147 1,202
2010 < 5 -- 119 1,403
2009 7 14,468 159 1,150
2008 < 5 -- 145 1,213
2007 < 5 -- 108 1,484
2006 < 5 -- 99 1,523
2005 < 5 -- 75 1,765
2004 < 5 -- 60 2,005
2003 < 5 -- 60 1,950
2002 5 16,814 59 1,905
2001 < 5 -- 72 1,638
2000 < 5 -- 52 1,982
1999 < 5 -- 56 1,790
1998 < 5 -- 66 1,589
1997 < 5 -- 44 2,042
1996 < 5 -- 43 2,033
1995 < 5 -- 55 1,661
1994 < 5 -- 27 2,728
1993 < 5 -- 31 2,432
1992 < 5 -- 38 2,064
1991 < 5 -- 32 2,268
1990 < 5 -- 31 2,284
1989 < 5 -- 28 2,388
1988 < 5 -- 27 2,273
1987 < 5 -- 22 2,517
1986 < 5 -- 34 1,815
1985 < 5 -- 30 1,946
1984 < 5 -- 35 1,669
1983 < 5 -- 28 1,930
1982 < 5 -- 45 1,431
1981 < 5 -- 40 1,531
1980 8 7,746 70 1,083
1979 < 5 -- 84 969
1978 7 8,042 128 751
1977 < 5 -- 56 1,178
1976 < 5 -- 27 1,855
1975 6 8,478 26 1,857
1974 < 5 -- 25 1,862
1973 < 5 -- 28 1,676
1972 < 5 -- 20 2,047
1971 < 5 -- 19 2,172
1970 < 5 -- 16 2,353
1969 < 5 -- 17 2,093
1968 < 5 -- 17 1,997
1967 < 5 -- 13 2,296
1966 < 5 -- 11 2,546
1965 < 5 -- 9 2,892
1964 < 5 -- 8 3,160
1963 < 5 -- 7 3,495
1962 < 5 -- 7 3,471
1961 < 5 -- 7 3,519
1960 < 5 -- 8 3,212
1959 < 5 -- 6 3,806
1958 < 5 -- 7 3,421
1957 < 5 -- < 5 --
1956 < 5 -- 5 4,208
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1944 < 5 -- 8 2,748
1943 < 5 -- 7 3,092
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1940 < 5 -- 8 2,764
1939 < 5 -- 11 2,233
1938 < 5 -- 9 2,564
1937 < 5 -- 12 2,146
1936 < 5 -- 6 3,360
1935 < 5 -- 10 2,460
1934 < 5 -- 9 2,660
1933 < 5 -- 12 2,160
1932 < 5 -- 6 3,579
1931 < 5 -- 10 2,566
1930 < 5 -- 11 2,529
1929 < 5 -- 19 1,758
1928 < 5 -- 17 1,935
1927 < 5 -- 16 2,087
1926 < 5 -- 16 2,030
1925 < 5 -- 29 1,378
1924 < 5 -- 20 1,809
1923 < 5 -- 24 1,573
1922 < 5 -- 30 1,359
1921 < 5 -- 15 2,214
1920 < 5 -- 27 1,444
1919 < 5 -- 23 1,558
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,952
1917 < 5 -- 15 2,044
1916 < 5 -- 10 2,643
1915 < 5 -- 6 3,635
1914 < 5 -- 9 2,367
1913 < 5 -- 5 3,055
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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.