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Kobe Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kobe?

The less frequently given name Kobe was the 574th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

Position 222, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2001 with 1,552 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kobe was less than 5, most recently in 1994.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kobe occurred roughly during the years 1994-2001, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2002-2005.

Where is the name Kobe popularity headed?

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

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

The name Kobe still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Kobe (Girl)Kobe (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 11 9,428 478 574
2017 17 6,945 527 534
2016 20 6,288 583 511
2015 7 13,771 465 592
2014 14 8,287 520 535
2013 14 8,364 552 494
2012 13 8,896 526 506
2011 14 8,423 553 477
2010 12 9,529 644 428
2009 12 9,712 685 420
2008 15 8,338 730 403
2007 9 12,178 572 471
2006 11 10,276 469 539
2005 6 15,521 443 544
2004 8 12,232 625 416
2003 15 7,413 1,213 265
2002 16 6,879 1,392 244
2001 19 5,953 1,552 222
2000 25 4,724 1,432 238
1999 23 4,804 860 323
1998 12 7,800 1,104 263
1997 13 7,081 350 553
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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.