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Kenneth Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kenneth?

The somewhat popular name Kenneth was the 226th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 250 contender has enjoyed a rank in the top 500 since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began keeping records.

Position 13, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1939.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 1957 with 28,029 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kenneth was 22 in 1882.

Kenneth, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1886-1900, 1901-1922, 1925-1928, 1933-1947, 1948-1951, and 1953-1956, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1960-1974, 1989-1997, 1998-2002, 2005-2011, and 2014-2017.

Where is the name Kenneth popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Kenneth has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kenneth for their newborn has dropped.

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

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

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   Kenneth (Girl)Kenneth (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 1,655 226
2017 < 5 -- 1,759 218
2016 5 17,554 1,914 208
2015 < 5 -- 2,022 200
2014 < 5 -- 2,148 191
2013 < 5 -- 2,173 187
2012 < 5 -- 2,220 175
2011 < 5 -- 2,215 170
2010 5 18,451 2,426 160
2009 < 5 -- 2,608 152
2008 6 16,463 2,961 138
2007 5 19,079 3,104 135
2006 9 11,937 3,241 129
2005 7 13,750 3,368 122
2004 17 6,937 3,422 119
2003 9 10,869 3,642 111
2002 < 5 -- 3,664 104
2001 6 14,450 3,907 97
2000 6 14,061 4,150 94
1999 9 9,914 4,285 89
1998 9 9,709 4,586 86
1997 15 6,331 4,658 83
1996 11 7,853 4,973 77
1995 15 6,113 5,224 72
1994 16 5,853 5,678 65
1993 27 3,929 6,275 60
1992 22 4,610 6,732 59
1991 26 3,992 7,576 54
1990 39 2,927 8,259 52
1989 35 3,074 8,556 53
1988 69 1,811 8,566 51
1987 78 1,599 8,357 53
1986 90 1,427 8,453 50
1985 60 1,870 8,999 47
1984 86 1,377 8,789 46
1983 80 1,457 8,969 45
1982 67 1,689 9,356 45
1981 85 1,436 9,477 41
1980 81 1,488 9,614 41
1979 67 1,667 9,245 41
1978 66 1,620 9,024 41
1977 73 1,507 9,454 39
1976 75 1,413 9,134 38
1975 62 1,593 9,637 35
1974 63 1,542 10,148 34
1973 96 1,148 10,981 28
1972 77 1,320 12,334 27
1971 73 1,433 14,764 26
1970 106 1,111 16,816 25
1969 106 1,070 17,551 23
1968 94 1,103 18,085 23
1967 97 1,049 19,265 22
1966 104 1,013 20,832 21
1965 110 990 22,671 21
1964 127 936 24,866 18
1963 95 1,122 25,239 18
1962 119 982 25,232 18
1961 80 1,238 26,091 16
1960 93 1,128 27,683 16
1959 109 1,014 26,624 15
1958 105 1,016 26,661 14
1957 81 1,174 28,029 14
1956 71 1,236 27,425 16
1955 71 1,193 26,738 15
1954 60 1,281 26,167 17
1953 53 1,338 25,522 16
1952 63 1,201 25,904 16
1951 61 1,197 25,845 16
1950 43 1,399 23,820 15
1949 62 1,158 23,585 15
1948 60 1,164 23,551 15
1947 54 1,232 24,578 15
1946 54 1,172 22,037 15
1945 46 1,164 18,093 16
1944 49 1,123 18,094 16
1943 53 1,108 19,110 15
1942 60 1,014 18,205 15
1941 30 1,431 16,136 15
1940 54 975 15,134 15
1939 44 1,083 14,710 13
1938 51 998 14,398 14
1937 36 1,212 13,215 14
1936 34 1,238 12,487 14
1935 41 1,092 12,064 15
1934 48 998 11,800 15
1933 49 992 11,403 15
1932 59 919 11,740 14
1931 74 788 11,567 14
1930 86 756 11,701 17
1929 89 744 10,842 18
1928 77 823 11,168 17
1927 80 819 10,847 18
1926 71 884 10,341 18
1925 50 1,081 10,149 19
1924 46 1,158 10,356 19
1923 53 1,042 9,732 21
1922 42 1,196 9,260 21
1921 34 1,389 8,959 22
1920 36 1,296 7,840 23
1919 31 1,408 6,795 26
1918 43 1,140 6,809 27
1917 28 1,418 6,142 27
1916 30 1,345 6,012 27
1915 24 1,499 5,681 28
1914 21 1,409 4,178 30
1913 15 1,566 3,065 33
1912 11 1,779 2,538 33
1911 < 5 -- 1,149 40
1910 < 5 -- 880 43
1909 6 2,087 746 41
1908 < 5 -- 692 40
1907 < 5 -- 589 47
1906 < 5 -- 534 45
1905 < 5 -- 474 53
1904 6 1,769 414 57
1903 < 5 -- 330 67
1902 < 5 -- 275 78
1901 < 5 -- 246 78
1900 < 5 -- 279 90
1899 < 5 -- 214 87
1898 < 5 -- 191 100
1897 < 5 -- 164 105
1896 < 5 -- 175 106
1895 < 5 -- 127 131
1894 < 5 -- 105 145
1893 < 5 -- 83 174
1892 < 5 -- 102 157
1891 < 5 -- 65 193
1890 < 5 -- 72 189
1889 < 5 -- 66 199
1888 < 5 -- 45 267
1887 < 5 -- 35 273
1886 < 5 -- 38 278
1885 < 5 -- 41 261
1884 < 5 -- 29 329
1883 < 5 -- 26 328
1882 < 5 -- 22 383
1881 < 5 -- 29 300
1880 < 5 -- 32 297

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.