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Kristen Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kristen?

The uncommon name Kristen was the 1,226th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #33 in 1982 with 9,535 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Kristen was less than 5, most recently in 1937.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Kristen occurred roughly during the years 1940-1947, 1949-1952, 1954-1970, and 1977-1982, whereas 1990-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Kristen became more popular as a girls name in 1938.

Where is the name Kristen popularity headed?

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

Kristen's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Kristen lately has dropped significantly.

The name Kristen is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Kristen (Girl)Kristen (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 189 1,226 7 10,212
2017 221 1,127 13 6,516
2016 252 1,044 13 6,540
2015 310 889 10 7,795
2014 340 814 10 7,877
2013 388 714 5 13,196
2012 429 659 13 6,509
2011 429 659 8 9,237
2010 508 577 13 6,567
2009 566 533 12 7,048
2008 644 490 13 6,616
2007 768 427 12 6,893
2006 876 372 13 6,310
2005 984 326 13 6,064
2004 1,220 264 21 4,198
2003 1,437 229 16 4,939
2002 1,715 186 14 5,282
2001 1,991 162 15 5,033
2000 2,356 142 9 7,151
1999 2,845 114 18 4,089
1998 3,348 101 25 3,151
1997 4,085 82 27 2,865
1996 4,851 70 33 2,406
1995 5,398 65 39 2,125
1994 5,870 55 37 2,200
1993 5,532 61 25 2,832
1992 6,252 53 38 2,069
1991 6,817 48 40 1,939
1990 8,072 42 55 1,539
1989 8,803 36 67 1,344
1988 8,381 36 54 1,439
1987 7,360 42 53 1,392
1986 7,844 41 63 1,209
1985 8,443 38 69 1,120
1984 8,386 38 61 1,171
1983 8,617 37 58 1,196
1982 9,535 33 62 1,173
1981 8,542 38 52 1,283
1980 7,316 39 66 1,120
1979 4,570 62 60 1,170
1978 4,369 62 56 1,193
1977 3,862 72 69 1,040
1976 3,654 73 60 1,088
1975 4,674 60 71 978
1974 6,054 45 68 997
1973 4,937 58 59 1,063
1972 3,529 85 56 1,092
1971 3,966 87 51 1,154
1970 4,604 82 47 1,214
1969 3,812 96 43 1,212
1968 3,243 107 25 1,598
1967 2,752 124 27 1,492
1966 2,323 149 30 1,413
1965 1,726 191 17 1,961
1964 1,335 239 19 1,872
1963 1,015 288 18 1,932
1962 756 344 16 2,083
1961 538 423 17 2,039
1960 541 416 17 2,017
1959 542 404 12 2,476
1958 391 481 11 2,582
1957 296 557 7 3,412
1956 249 605 9 2,880
1955 230 611 12 2,374
1954 217 617 11 2,535
1953 256 544 7 3,275
1952 280 501 16 1,977
1951 193 621 10 2,572
1950 158 678 7 3,192
1949 171 633 8 2,912
1948 162 655 5 3,956
1947 153 678 7 3,237
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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.