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Kia Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kia?

The rare name Kia was the 7,763rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2015.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #634 was reached in 1983.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1993 with 344 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Kia in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1958.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kia occurred roughly during the years 1960-1971, and 1988-1993, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1996-2007, and 2011-2014.

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

Where is the name Kia popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

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

The name Kia is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Kia (Girl)Kia (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 15 7,763 < 5 --
2014 23 5,693 < 5 --
2013 22 5,913 < 5 --
2012 25 5,471 < 5 --
2011 30 4,746 < 5 --
2010 26 5,328 < 5 --
2009 34 4,415 < 5 --
2008 35 4,401 < 5 --
2007 30 4,874 < 5 --
2006 49 3,335 5 13,111
2005 56 2,915 5 12,483
2004 57 2,824 < 5 --
2003 66 2,478 5 11,919
2002 95 1,881 6 10,104
2001 106 1,705 8 7,972
2000 132 1,408 < 5 --
1999 153 1,233 9 6,840
1998 209 972 5 10,521
1997 193 1,006 11 5,490
1996 226 876 8 6,842
1995 211 898 8 6,718
1994 229 859 8 6,710
1993 344 648 13 4,593
1992 247 813 < 5 --
1991 253 809 < 5 --
1990 229 861 6 7,663
1989 205 899 12 4,415
1988 153 1,048 8 5,473
1987 196 867 5 7,595
1986 264 690 8 5,106
1985 219 773 6 6,188
1984 188 832 < 5 --
1983 272 634 7 5,213
1982 270 662 < 5 --
1981 263 666 < 5 --
1980 224 740 < 5 --
1979 185 841 8 4,638
1978 237 672 < 5 --
1977 217 715 8 4,399
1976 177 794 < 5 --
1975 186 761 5 5,925
1974 182 766 < 5 --
1973 162 808 < 5 --
1972 156 838 < 5 --
1971 161 849 < 5 --
1970 106 1,112 < 5 --
1969 65 1,459 < 5 --
1968 58 1,498 < 5 --
1967 40 1,869 < 5 --
1966 49 1,607 < 5 --
1965 30 2,179 < 5 --
1964 27 2,382 < 5 --
1963 17 3,122 < 5 --
1962 17 3,086 < 5 --
1961 19 2,895 < 5 --
1960 8 4,958 < 5 --
1959 15 3,175 < 5 --
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1957 5 6,565 < 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.