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Kevin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kevin?

The popular name Kevin was the 89th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2016.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #11 was reached in 1963 with 30,623 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 2012-2015.

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
2016 5 17,491 4,526 89
2015 14 8,201 5,164 79
2014 14 8,263 5,886 70
2013 10 10,613 5,929 72
2012 7 14,248 6,216 69
2011 15 7,989 6,558 67
2010 7 14,244 7,322 58
2009 21 6,422 8,767 44
2008 11 10,438 9,789 41
2007 23 5,996 10,531 39
2006 27 5,164 10,774 37
2005 31 4,423 10,907 33
2004 46 3,297 11,217 34
2003 28 4,605 11,728 32
2002 31 4,129 12,043 33
2001 36 3,663 12,593 32
2000 31 4,028 12,666 32
1999 35 3,540 12,254 34
1998 16 6,218 12,507 32
1997 33 3,496 13,293 28
1996 35 3,331 14,579 26
1995 59 2,263 15,851 25
1994 57 2,307 17,308 26
1993 53 2,400 19,078 25
1992 59 2,258 19,636 25
1991 81 1,770 20,261 23
1990 71 1,946 20,404 23
1989 99 1,476 21,201 19
1988 116 1,262 20,156 20
1987 142 1,077 20,413 19
1986 146 1,038 19,931 21
1985 147 1,026 18,809 23
1984 124 1,112 17,859 24
1983 144 998 17,377 25
1982 118 1,169 17,464 24
1981 111 1,188 17,463 25
1980 117 1,156 17,980 23
1979 120 1,121 18,742 19
1978 105 1,196 20,113 15
1977 149 934 22,486 13
1976 113 1,082 18,485 15
1975 106 1,101 18,085 15
1974 127 971 19,473 14
1973 134 924 20,798 14
1972 118 1,003 22,363 13
1971 134 954 24,874 14
1970 129 977 26,987 14
1969 128 941 23,576 16
1968 125 927 23,881 17
1967 117 944 24,617 17
1966 123 911 25,594 17
1965 117 946 28,191 13
1964 114 1,005 29,370 13
1963 121 966 30,623 11
1962 91 1,145 28,355 14
1961 107 1,059 28,899 14
1960 94 1,123 28,389 15
1959 100 1,072 26,756 14
1958 93 1,092 24,653 20
1957 90 1,102 24,274 20
1956 68 1,265 21,763 22
1955 68 1,224 17,151 27
1954 80 1,104 15,324 28
1953 62 1,232 10,012 36
1952 45 1,446 7,916 43
1951 45 1,403 6,352 53
1950 38 1,511 4,758 73
1949 31 1,721 3,295 95
1948 27 1,838 2,232 127
1947 14 2,830 1,553 160
1946 16 2,431 1,035 179
1945 14 2,396 690 207
1944 7 3,893 594 231
1943 5 5,020 639 227
1942 < 5 -- 530 249
1941 6 4,195 420 280
1940 < 5 -- 298 332
1939 5 4,588 273 339
1938 6 4,088 246 355
1937 < 5 -- 178 425
1936 < 5 -- 154 455
1935 < 5 -- 176 416
1934 < 5 -- 151 458
1933 < 5 -- 132 489
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 -- 46 1,027
1925 < 5 -- 61 854
1924 < 5 -- 50 1,000
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 1,731
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.