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Kevin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kevin?

The popular name Kevin was the 79th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2015.

This top 100 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity ranking of #11 was reached in 1963 with 30,624 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 2012-2014.

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
2015 13 8,633 5,157 79
2014 14 8,256 5,877 70
2013 10 10,603 5,924 72
2012 7 14,242 6,215 69
2011 15 7,986 6,555 67
2010 7 14,239 7,319 58
2009 21 6,419 8,766 44
2008 11 10,437 9,788 41
2007 23 5,993 10,530 39
2006 27 5,161 10,774 37
2005 31 4,423 10,904 33
2004 46 3,294 11,213 34
2003 28 4,605 11,728 32
2002 31 4,129 12,043 33
2001 36 3,661 12,591 32
2000 31 4,028 12,666 32
1999 35 3,540 12,252 34
1998 16 6,216 12,507 32
1997 33 3,495 13,291 28
1996 35 3,329 14,579 26
1995 59 2,262 15,851 25
1994 57 2,307 17,306 26
1993 53 2,400 19,076 25
1992 59 2,258 19,636 25
1991 81 1,769 20,259 23
1990 71 1,946 20,403 23
1989 99 1,476 21,200 19
1988 116 1,262 20,157 20
1987 142 1,077 20,408 19
1986 146 1,037 19,933 21
1985 147 1,026 18,808 23
1984 124 1,112 17,854 24
1983 144 998 17,376 25
1982 118 1,169 17,465 24
1981 111 1,188 17,458 25
1980 117 1,156 17,979 23
1979 120 1,121 18,739 19
1978 105 1,196 20,113 15
1977 149 934 22,485 13
1976 113 1,081 18,488 15
1975 106 1,101 18,084 15
1974 127 970 19,480 14
1973 133 926 20,797 14
1972 118 1,003 22,369 13
1971 134 954 24,879 14
1970 129 977 26,988 14
1969 128 942 23,579 16
1968 125 927 23,882 17
1967 117 944 24,620 17
1966 123 911 25,598 17
1965 117 946 28,192 13
1964 114 1,005 29,369 13
1963 121 966 30,624 11
1962 91 1,145 28,356 14
1961 107 1,059 28,901 14
1960 94 1,123 28,393 15
1959 100 1,072 26,756 14
1958 93 1,092 24,654 20
1957 90 1,101 24,278 20
1956 68 1,265 21,766 22
1955 69 1,217 17,148 27
1954 80 1,103 15,322 28
1953 62 1,232 10,010 36
1952 45 1,446 7,923 43
1951 45 1,403 6,342 53
1950 38 1,511 4,761 73
1949 31 1,721 3,297 95
1948 27 1,838 2,233 127
1947 14 2,830 1,553 160
1946 16 2,431 1,035 179
1945 14 2,396 691 207
1944 7 3,892 594 231
1943 5 5,019 640 226
1942 < 5 -- 530 249
1941 6 4,196 420 280
1940 < 5 -- 298 332
1939 5 4,587 273 339
1938 6 4,088 246 355
1937 < 5 -- 178 425
1936 < 5 -- 154 454
1935 < 5 -- 176 416
1934 < 5 -- 151 458
1933 < 5 -- 133 488
1932 < 5 -- 121 534
1931 < 5 -- 112 555
1930 < 5 -- 84 682
1929 < 5 -- 76 719
1928 < 5 -- 68 792
1927 < 5 -- 67 815
1926 < 5 -- 47 1,014
1925 < 5 -- 61 854
1924 < 5 -- 50 1,000
1923 < 5 -- 53 943
1922 < 5 -- 71 796
1921 < 5 -- 84 720
1920 < 5 -- 24 1,572
1919 < 5 -- 14 2,204
1918 < 5 -- 21 1,683
1917 < 5 -- 19 1,731
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.