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Kevin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kevin?

The somewhat popular name Kevin was the 101st Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 250 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity ranking of #11 was reached in 1963 with 30,620 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Kevin in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1911.

Kevin, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1913-1916, 1917-1921, 1926-1963, and 1984-1987, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1965-1968, 1970-1975, 1977-1981, 1993-1998, 2000-2011, and 2012-2016.

Where is the name Kevin popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Kevin has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Kevin has dropped.

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

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   Kevin (Girl)Kevin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 8 12,139 3,805 101
2016 6 15,266 4,538 90
2015 14 8,208 5,170 79
2014 14 8,268 5,891 70
2013 10 10,621 5,934 72
2012 7 14,253 6,221 69
2011 15 7,991 6,560 67
2010 7 14,247 7,323 58
2009 21 6,427 8,770 44
2008 11 10,439 9,795 41
2007 23 5,996 10,531 39
2006 27 5,165 10,774 37
2005 31 4,423 10,909 33
2004 46 3,298 11,217 34
2003 28 4,605 11,729 32
2002 31 4,129 12,043 33
2001 36 3,664 12,594 32
2000 31 4,028 12,667 32
1999 35 3,540 12,254 34
1998 16 6,219 12,507 32
1997 33 3,496 13,293 28
1996 35 3,331 14,583 26
1995 59 2,264 15,852 25
1994 57 2,307 17,308 26
1993 53 2,400 19,079 25
1992 59 2,258 19,635 25
1991 81 1,771 20,261 23
1990 71 1,947 20,404 23
1989 99 1,476 21,206 19
1988 116 1,262 20,158 20
1987 142 1,077 20,416 19
1986 146 1,038 19,931 21
1985 147 1,026 18,811 23
1984 124 1,112 17,862 24
1983 145 997 17,384 25
1982 118 1,169 17,466 24
1981 111 1,188 17,462 25
1980 117 1,156 17,983 23
1979 120 1,121 18,741 19
1978 105 1,196 20,112 15
1977 149 933 22,478 13
1976 113 1,082 18,482 15
1975 106 1,101 18,084 15
1974 127 971 19,472 14
1973 134 924 20,784 14
1972 118 1,003 22,360 13
1971 134 954 24,871 14
1970 129 977 26,983 14
1969 128 942 23,568 16
1968 125 927 23,879 17
1967 117 944 24,617 17
1966 123 911 25,588 17
1965 117 946 28,190 13
1964 114 1,004 29,368 13
1963 121 966 30,620 11
1962 91 1,145 28,351 14
1961 107 1,059 28,894 14
1960 94 1,123 28,388 15
1959 100 1,072 26,756 14
1958 93 1,092 24,650 20
1957 90 1,102 24,270 20
1956 68 1,264 21,764 22
1955 68 1,225 17,156 27
1954 80 1,104 15,322 28
1953 62 1,233 10,008 36
1952 45 1,446 7,922 43
1951 45 1,403 6,352 53
1950 38 1,511 4,755 73
1949 31 1,721 3,293 95
1948 27 1,837 2,230 127
1947 14 2,830 1,550 160
1946 16 2,431 1,035 179
1945 14 2,396 690 207
1944 7 3,893 594 231
1943 5 5,020 638 227
1942 < 5 -- 530 250
1941 6 4,194 420 280
1940 < 5 -- 298 332
1939 5 4,589 273 339
1938 6 4,087 246 355
1937 < 5 -- 178 424
1936 < 5 -- 153 456
1935 < 5 -- 175 421
1934 < 5 -- 151 458
1933 < 5 -- 132 489
1932 < 5 -- 121 534
1931 < 5 -- 112 555
1930 < 5 -- 84 682
1929 < 5 -- 76 720
1928 < 5 -- 68 793
1927 < 5 -- 67 815
1926 < 5 -- 46 1,027
1925 < 5 -- 61 854
1924 < 5 -- 50 999
1923 < 5 -- 53 943
1922 < 5 -- 71 797
1921 < 5 -- 84 720
1920 < 5 -- 24 1,572
1919 < 5 -- 14 2,204
1918 < 5 -- 21 1,683
1917 < 5 -- 19 1,730
1916 < 5 -- 18 1,732
1915 < 5 -- 15 1,930
1914 < 5 -- 12 1,916
1913 < 5 -- 9 2,020
1912 < 5 -- 9 1,819
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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.