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Kitty Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kitty?

The rare name Kitty was the 14,721st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 355, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1881.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1947 with 358 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kitty was 6 in 2018.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kitty occurred roughly during the years 1883-1886, 1908-1915, 1920-1924, 1936-1941, 1942-1947, 1952-1958, and 2009-2013, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1962-1968, 1972-1975, 1999-2002, and 2004-2007.

Where is the name Kitty popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Kitty has steadily decreased for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kitty for their newborn has dropped significantly.

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

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

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   Kitty (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 6 14,721
2017 12 9,045
2016 7 13,632
2015 10 10,509
2014 14 8,285
2013 15 7,980
2012 10 10,860
2011 11 10,088
2010 11 10,144
2009 8 13,096
2008 15 8,336
2007 11 10,499
2006 14 8,499
2005 16 7,331
2004 22 5,660
2003 12 8,800
2002 11 9,179
2001 17 6,477
2000 16 6,655
1999 26 4,388
1998 18 5,702
1997 23 4,591
1996 20 4,962
1995 21 4,770
1994 9 9,230
1993 23 4,467
1992 16 5,867
1991 30 3,579
1990 21 4,600
1989 16 5,425
1988 29 3,351
1987 18 4,572
1986 24 3,596
1985 23 3,668
1984 23 3,570
1983 29 2,944
1982 27 3,214
1981 48 2,137
1980 43 2,294
1979 54 1,933
1978 57 1,792
1977 62 1,688
1976 42 2,082
1975 42 2,079
1974 62 1,557
1973 65 1,469
1972 66 1,463
1971 68 1,495
1970 84 1,288
1969 73 1,336
1968 77 1,251
1967 88 1,125
1966 126 897
1965 127 891
1964 169 805
1963 186 756
1962 235 665
1961 231 682
1960 263 621
1959 312 550
1958 355 513
1957 261 605
1956 278 564
1955 269 552
1954 220 611
1953 209 611
1952 193 640
1951 228 560
1950 227 550
1949 239 537
1948 288 472
1947 358 430
1946 294 453
1945 210 506
1944 174 550
1943 182 559
1942 168 570
1941 172 534
1940 150 565
1939 121 615
1938 136 594
1937 106 662
1936 105 645
1935 130 562
1934 123 590
1933 121 586
1932 126 584
1931 123 597
1930 114 647
1929 119 634
1928 122 640
1927 117 666
1926 127 638
1925 127 654
1924 127 662
1923 107 707
1922 95 752
1921 83 805
1920 85 786
1919 89 750
1918 97 728
1917 91 736
1916 89 723
1915 105 647
1914 81 645
1913 58 685
1912 55 676
1911 48 621
1910 46 625
1909 41 611
1908 32 686
1907 38 609
1906 37 586
1905 33 614
1904 23 743
1903 29 619
1902 39 512
1901 32 542
1900 39 548
1899 25 621
1898 37 514
1897 30 547
1896 35 501
1895 30 543
1894 29 538
1893 31 495
1892 29 508
1891 29 479
1890 27 502
1889 28 471
1888 28 474
1887 33 375
1886 31 389
1885 18 511
1884 16 531
1883 16 491
1882 19 423
1881 22 355
1880 9 609

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.