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Kim Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kim?

The rare name Kim was the 3,399th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #34 was reached in 1960 with 12,474 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Kim in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1928.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kim occurred roughly during the years 1932-1938, 1939-1947, and 1948-1960, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1960-1986, and 1989-1997.

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

Where is the name Kim popularity headed?

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

For a number of years, the name Kim has steadily decreased in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Kim has dropped.

The name Kim is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Kim is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Kim (Girl)Kim (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 46 3,399 8 9,259
2016 52 3,155 7 10,237
2015 72 2,513 11 7,317
2014 69 2,565 19 4,971
2013 62 2,787 8 9,265
2012 91 2,101 9 8,545
2011 50 3,287 7 10,257
2010 52 3,178 9 8,478
2009 48 3,437 17 5,437
2008 63 2,842 7 10,522
2007 104 1,973 10 7,908
2006 85 2,257 10 7,751
2005 73 2,417 13 6,056
2004 91 2,025 18 4,698
2003 83 2,112 17 4,722
2002 111 1,661 14 5,277
2001 100 1,786 26 3,367
2000 116 1,545 18 4,303
1999 133 1,338 29 2,903
1998 102 1,602 24 3,244
1997 110 1,492 20 3,535
1996 130 1,316 47 1,925
1995 135 1,257 31 2,473
1994 160 1,123 46 1,858
1993 185 1,002 39 2,068
1992 182 1,028 45 1,825
1991 207 930 60 1,475
1990 257 785 66 1,374
1989 259 757 72 1,286
1988 252 745 89 1,053
1987 280 666 76 1,103
1986 281 657 81 1,033
1985 348 565 92 955
1984 387 509 92 918
1983 401 490 91 924
1982 467 457 96 912
1981 536 410 108 848
1980 602 383 112 831
1979 778 307 114 819
1978 822 281 123 765
1977 1,085 230 131 746
1976 1,250 195 137 717
1975 1,480 178 164 632
1974 1,936 145 161 635
1973 2,194 129 183 587
1972 2,742 118 220 537
1971 3,682 101 267 494
1970 4,726 78 318 456
1969 5,452 66 361 417
1968 6,089 57 409 384
1967 7,404 49 456 349
1966 9,194 43 550 316
1965 10,083 43 612 306
1964 9,981 42 779 277
1963 10,682 39 848 264
1962 11,654 37 915 256
1961 11,368 36 1,102 240
1960 12,474 34 1,157 237
1959 11,593 35 1,105 241
1958 10,652 40 1,318 205
1957 11,427 35 1,976 162
1956 9,892 38 2,955 118
1955 5,686 75 3,491 98
1954 2,936 133 3,167 109
1953 1,741 182 2,563 127
1952 1,292 216 2,356 126
1951 571 331 1,476 172
1950 285 481 795 232
1949 253 513 636 255
1948 238 536 510 305
1947 255 521 534 298
1946 190 581 407 318
1945 77 859 188 435
1944 84 834 135 526
1943 59 1,043 104 620
1942 58 1,031 88 686
1941 38 1,235 54 864
1940 31 1,363 66 763
1939 33 1,301 52 851
1938 34 1,257 40 1,018
1937 25 1,517 58 811
1936 27 1,430 50 867
1935 20 1,744 24 1,410
1934 16 2,043 24 1,407
1933 14 2,217 23 1,430
1932 14 2,307 21 1,562
1931 17 1,985 11 2,397
1930 9 3,198 7 3,448
1929 13 2,505 8 3,124
1928 < 5 -- 7 3,542
1927 7 4,073 9 3,035
1926 9 3,406 10 2,814
1925 8 3,863 < 5 --
1924 9 3,525 8 3,384
1923 6 4,680 7 3,655
1922 < 5 -- 10 2,908
1921 < 5 -- 7 3,710
1920 5 5,362 < 5 --
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1918 < 5 -- 5 4,505
1917 5 4,951 < 5 --
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1914 5 3,915 < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- 7 2,385
1912 < 5 -- 5 2,737
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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.