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Kimberly Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kimberly?

The somewhat popular name Kimberly was the 164th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

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

Its highest popularity RANKING of #2 was reached for the first time in 1966 and as recently as 1967.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1970 with 34,136 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kimberly was less than 5, most recently in 1932.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kimberly occurred roughly during the years 1937-1941, and 1944-1967, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1970-1978, 1979-1993, 1994-2001, and 2006-2016.

Kimberly became more popular as a girls name in 1933.

Where is the name Kimberly 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 Kimberly has been spiralling downward in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kimberly for their newborn has dropped.

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

Relative to what it once was, Kimberly is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Kimberly (Girl)Kimberly (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,823 164 < 5 --
2016 2,326 133 < 5 --
2015 2,837 108 6 11,459
2014 2,898 107 < 5 --
2013 3,099 101 5 13,153
2012 3,312 88 10 7,868
2011 3,807 67 < 5 --
2010 3,869 69 9 8,479
2009 4,222 66 < 5 --
2008 4,810 57 15 5,932
2007 5,101 54 16 5,568
2006 5,006 58 12 6,701
2005 4,750 63 8 8,738
2004 4,843 61 20 4,349
2003 4,824 64 16 4,937
2002 4,789 63 8 8,095
2001 4,881 61 11 6,252
2000 5,242 58 10 6,604
1999 5,456 51 13 5,193
1998 5,721 53 16 4,309
1997 6,182 49 8 6,976
1996 7,175 41 25 2,982
1995 7,745 37 19 3,505
1994 8,746 32 37 2,198
1993 7,966 39 27 2,669
1992 8,896 35 34 2,236
1991 9,800 34 30 2,370
1990 10,194 31 36 2,065
1989 11,035 28 63 1,385
1988 11,946 25 53 1,459
1987 13,030 21 56 1,328
1986 14,417 18 64 1,195
1985 14,912 19 54 1,309
1984 14,442 22 60 1,182
1983 15,371 15 66 1,102
1982 16,100 14 73 1,067
1981 16,689 13 55 1,241
1980 18,499 11 83 994
1979 17,639 12 64 1,126
1978 16,879 13 73 1,022
1977 18,285 8 81 952
1976 18,967 7 61 1,076
1975 20,263 7 82 909
1974 22,420 6 95 829
1973 23,532 4 96 806
1972 26,293 4 91 843
1971 30,695 4 102 799
1970 34,136 3 114 773
1969 33,079 4 116 724
1968 31,910 3 111 715
1967 33,103 2 117 689
1966 32,232 2 115 689
1965 28,831 4 121 678
1964 24,129 6 98 768
1963 21,230 11 89 804
1962 20,363 16 80 847
1961 17,354 22 111 733
1960 16,854 26 96 782
1959 12,781 33 109 734
1958 10,712 39 140 651
1957 9,447 42 156 615
1956 6,732 73 161 600
1955 3,861 111 178 552
1954 2,091 168 144 614
1953 1,429 209 125 639
1952 966 254 92 736
1951 487 366 96 708
1950 445 382 39 1,153
1949 363 414 37 1,173
1948 315 450 29 1,366
1947 255 522 11 2,440
1946 129 710 6 3,358
1945 27 1,608 < 5 --
1944 21 1,888 5 3,691
1943 18 2,111 < 5 --
1942 25 1,686 < 5 --
1941 24 1,630 < 5 --
1940 14 2,247 5 3,716
1939 11 2,668 < 5 --
1938 10 2,832 < 5 --
1937 6 4,042 < 5 --
1936 5 4,540 < 5 --
1935 7 3,588 < 5 --
1934 6 4,065 < 5 --
1933 7 3,590 < 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.