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Kirk Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kirk?

The rare name Kirk was the 2,063rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #138 in 1963.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1962 with 2,554 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kirk was less than 5, most recently in 1907.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kirk occurred roughly during the years 1908-1915, 1931-1943, and 1944-1958, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1971-1976, 1988-2000, 2005-2008, and 2013-2016.

Where is the name Kirk popularity headed?

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

Kirk's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kirk for their newborn has dropped.

The name Kirk is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Kirk (Girl)Kirk (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 69 2,063
2017 < 5 -- 95 1,668
2016 < 5 -- 80 1,867
2015 < 5 -- 92 1,696
2014 < 5 -- 104 1,538
2013 < 5 -- 112 1,469
2012 < 5 -- 97 1,610
2011 < 5 -- 96 1,602
2010 < 5 -- 102 1,562
2009 < 5 -- 111 1,505
2008 < 5 -- 95 1,634
2007 < 5 -- 124 1,356
2006 < 5 -- 121 1,347
2005 < 5 -- 141 1,147
2004 < 5 -- 140 1,131
2003 < 5 -- 158 1,002
2002 < 5 -- 161 979
2001 < 5 -- 178 887
2000 < 5 -- 188 849
1999 < 5 -- 221 735
1998 < 5 -- 231 718
1997 < 5 -- 317 582
1996 < 5 -- 303 594
1995 < 5 -- 315 578
1994 < 5 -- 379 520
1993 6 12,640 418 497
1992 < 5 -- 515 430
1991 < 5 -- 562 405
1990 < 5 -- 697 347
1989 < 5 -- 844 291
1988 7 9,795 803 288
1987 7 9,290 723 298
1986 7 9,031 642 316
1985 < 5 -- 681 300
1984 < 5 -- 691 293
1983 7 8,500 634 311
1982 9 7,180 660 301
1981 < 5 -- 717 285
1980 8 7,757 788 272
1979 < 5 -- 807 261
1978 8 7,294 715 273
1977 5 10,394 881 238
1976 < 5 -- 890 228
1975 < 5 -- 1,001 214
1974 10 5,541 1,122 196
1973 < 5 -- 1,214 188
1972 < 5 -- 1,350 180
1971 10 5,297 1,746 159
1970 13 4,367 1,919 158
1969 9 5,238 2,084 147
1968 7 5,908 2,011 143
1967 8 5,201 1,994 143
1966 7 5,520 1,840 154
1965 6 6,149 2,058 152
1964 9 4,796 2,231 147
1963 8 5,079 2,484 138
1962 < 5 -- 2,554 139
1961 5 7,051 2,514 140
1960 12 3,811 2,448 142
1959 < 5 -- 2,409 144
1958 7 5,151 2,336 147
1957 8 4,710 2,183 154
1956 < 5 -- 1,903 162
1955 6 5,517 1,630 172
1954 < 5 -- 1,374 190
1953 < 5 -- 1,230 197
1952 8 4,301 1,122 199
1951 < 5 -- 1,000 205
1950 < 5 -- 1,030 199
1949 < 5 -- 731 241
1948 < 5 -- 338 369
1947 < 5 -- 334 378
1946 < 5 -- 248 405
1945 < 5 -- 209 416
1944 < 5 -- 220 406
1943 < 5 -- 209 431
1942 < 5 -- 169 474
1941 < 5 -- 166 459
1940 < 5 -- 131 506
1939 < 5 -- 105 559
1938 < 5 -- 80 677
1937 < 5 -- 72 710
1936 < 5 -- 53 841
1935 < 5 -- 61 794
1934 < 5 -- 60 802
1933 < 5 -- 30 1,218
1932 < 5 -- 34 1,165
1931 < 5 -- 44 1,003
1930 < 5 -- 45 1,031
1929 < 5 -- 42 1,066
1928 < 5 -- 37 1,180
1927 < 5 -- 32 1,313
1926 < 5 -- 36 1,204
1925 < 5 -- 42 1,084
1924 < 5 -- 50 1,000
1923 < 5 -- 44 1,077
1922 < 5 -- 41 1,116
1921 < 5 -- 27 1,469
1920 < 5 -- 36 1,215
1919 < 5 -- 39 1,111
1918 < 5 -- 32 1,246
1917 < 5 -- 39 1,072
1916 < 5 -- 38 1,051
1915 < 5 -- 41 988
1914 < 5 -- 30 1,038
1913 < 5 -- 23 1,066
1912 < 5 -- 18 1,122
1911 < 5 -- 11 1,084
1910 < 5 -- 13 904
1909 < 5 -- 12 871
1908 < 5 -- 6 1,303
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- 5 1,342
1905 < 5 -- 10 819
1904 < 5 -- 9 848
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- 10 774
1901 < 5 -- 11 664
1900 < 5 -- 5 1,414
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- 7 946
1897 < 5 -- 6 1,015
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- 5 1,172
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- 6 974
1892 < 5 -- 12 622
1891 < 5 -- 7 809
1890 < 5 -- 5 1,085
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 7 873
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- 9 675
1884 < 5 -- 8 731
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 10 624
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- 6 875

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.