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Kenya Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kenya?

The uncommon name Kenya was the 1,055th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 275, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1973 with 894 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Kenya was less than 5, most recently in 1953.

Kenya, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1959-1973, and 1988-1993, whereas 1980-1986, and 2014-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

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

Where is the name Kenya popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Kenya has been moving downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Kenya lately has dropped.

The name Kenya is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Kenya (Girl)Kenya (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 241 1,055 9 8,466
2017 275 957 12 6,894
2016 325 864 7 10,224
2015 309 893 7 10,117
2014 401 702 6 11,453
2013 469 602 10 7,837
2012 568 534 15 5,854
2011 336 803 10 7,796
2010 394 714 14 6,217
2009 478 630 11 7,482
2008 570 541 14 6,262
2007 587 533 13 6,457
2006 578 523 20 4,601
2005 465 610 23 3,994
2004 432 631 27 3,500
2003 475 581 15 5,158
2002 493 553 33 2,852
2001 466 559 31 2,964
2000 524 508 28 3,118
1999 456 552 31 2,768
1998 471 535 48 2,002
1997 452 526 23 3,220
1996 600 425 34 2,359
1995 673 394 24 2,980
1994 681 377 38 2,149
1993 682 376 40 2,031
1992 473 509 34 2,235
1991 366 616 35 2,120
1990 366 614 34 2,144
1989 349 609 31 2,221
1988 263 713 18 3,027
1987 249 725 15 3,277
1986 239 741 20 2,650
1985 291 640 19 2,651
1984 313 582 22 2,330
1983 389 501 33 1,731
1982 411 496 43 1,472
1981 416 492 57 1,216
1980 520 420 59 1,193
1979 630 358 71 1,052
1978 589 360 128 752
1977 712 330 119 783
1976 713 317 106 812
1975 863 281 130 727
1974 812 294 131 717
1973 894 275 145 663
1972 556 383 104 786
1971 397 485 59 1,064
1970 336 554 67 997
1969 219 671 46 1,160
1968 125 926 17 1,998
1967 77 1,216 12 2,412
1966 66 1,338 8 3,117
1965 49 1,607 6 3,732
1964 57 1,510 13 2,362
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1962 29 2,239 < 5 --
1961 18 3,014 < 5 --
1960 19 2,861 < 5 --
1959 19 2,708 < 5 --
1958 19 2,703 < 5 --
1957 13 3,391 < 5 --
1956 8 4,649 < 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.