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Kent Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kent?

The uncommon name Kent was the 1,204th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 136, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1962 with 2,584 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kent was less than 5, most recently in 1905.

Kent, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1907-1916, 1917-1920, 1921-1925, 1927-1936, 1937-1943, 1944-1947, and 1948-1957, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1975, 1992-1995, and 1996-1999.

Where is the name Kent popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Kent has been moving downward for a while. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Kent for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Kent is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Kent has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Kent (Girl)Kent (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 155 1,204
2017 < 5 -- 140 1,295
2016 < 5 -- 164 1,162
2015 < 5 -- 156 1,184
2014 < 5 -- 148 1,231
2013 < 5 -- 161 1,130
2012 < 5 -- 114 1,452
2011 < 5 -- 132 1,300
2010 < 5 -- 129 1,329
2009 < 5 -- 122 1,398
2008 < 5 -- 140 1,243
2007 < 5 -- 147 1,199
2006 < 5 -- 139 1,208
2005 < 5 -- 154 1,074
2004 < 5 -- 159 1,032
2003 < 5 -- 192 882
2002 < 5 -- 168 953
2001 < 5 -- 177 894
2000 < 5 -- 215 774
1999 < 5 -- 191 803
1998 < 5 -- 228 722
1997 < 5 -- 239 680
1996 < 5 -- 257 651
1995 < 5 -- 227 705
1994 < 5 -- 301 599
1993 < 5 -- 331 561
1992 < 5 -- 369 527
1991 < 5 -- 365 526
1990 < 5 -- 394 488
1989 < 5 -- 437 449
1988 < 5 -- 461 420
1987 < 5 -- 444 415
1986 < 5 -- 466 392
1985 < 5 -- 534 349
1984 5 11,220 549 340
1983 5 11,070 555 334
1982 6 9,784 557 337
1981 5 11,192 498 355
1980 < 5 -- 498 356
1979 < 5 -- 482 364
1978 < 5 -- 500 344
1977 < 5 -- 486 358
1976 < 5 -- 507 341
1975 < 5 -- 502 340
1974 5 9,390 582 314
1973 < 5 -- 729 263
1972 5 8,862 787 254
1971 10 5,291 1,003 235
1970 6 7,482 1,152 216
1969 < 5 -- 1,224 203
1968 6 6,599 1,219 194
1967 10 4,441 1,394 181
1966 12 3,834 1,570 172
1965 8 5,042 1,849 161
1964 8 5,213 2,244 146
1963 9 4,696 2,402 140
1962 5 7,031 2,584 136
1961 11 4,124 2,374 147
1960 6 6,019 2,398 148
1959 8 4,813 2,467 141
1958 < 5 -- 2,403 143
1957 < 5 -- 2,296 150
1956 5 6,415 2,136 149
1955 6 5,511 1,854 155
1954 9 4,125 1,720 167
1953 5 6,094 1,635 166
1952 < 5 -- 1,620 164
1951 6 5,139 1,324 182
1950 < 5 -- 1,233 180
1949 < 5 -- 1,071 194
1948 < 5 -- 1,027 194
1947 < 5 -- 1,120 183
1946 < 5 -- 888 195
1945 < 5 -- 715 202
1944 5 4,913 741 201
1943 < 5 -- 812 198
1942 < 5 -- 718 209
1941 < 5 -- 676 202
1940 < 5 -- 578 216
1939 < 5 -- 495 234
1938 < 5 -- 435 265
1937 < 5 -- 405 272
1936 < 5 -- 436 255
1935 < 5 -- 351 290
1934 < 5 -- 249 349
1933 < 5 -- 197 388
1932 < 5 -- 209 387
1931 < 5 -- 179 421
1930 < 5 -- 166 460
1929 < 5 -- 138 501
1928 < 5 -- 128 540
1927 < 5 -- 124 555
1926 5 5,251 123 549
1925 < 5 -- 121 563
1924 < 5 -- 89 695
1923 < 5 -- 99 648
1922 < 5 -- 98 650
1921 < 5 -- 71 808
1920 < 5 -- 91 670
1919 < 5 -- 63 826
1918 < 5 -- 53 913
1917 < 5 -- 56 857
1916 < 5 -- 59 805
1915 < 5 -- 46 921
1914 < 5 -- 25 1,176
1913 < 5 -- 35 813
1912 < 5 -- 22 980
1911 < 5 -- 18 778
1910 < 5 -- 11 1,014
1909 < 5 -- 13 821
1908 < 5 -- 10 918
1907 < 5 -- 8 1,052
1906 < 5 -- 6 1,187
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- 7 963
1902 < 5 -- 6 1,086
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 5 1,412
1899 < 5 -- 5 1,138
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- 6 1,032
1894 < 5 -- 5 1,175
1893 < 5 -- 8 800
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- 7 807
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 5 1,020
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.