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Kai Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kai?

The somewhat popular name Kai was the 113th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #113 for the first time this year with 3,421 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Kai was less than 5, most recently in 1948.

Approximately during the years 1952-1955, 1956-1959, 1960-1963, 1964-1970, 1974-1979, 1990-1995, 1996-2009, and 2010-2017 the name Kai took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Where is the name Kai popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

Kai's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Kai lately has risen.

The name Kai is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Kai (Girl)Kai (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 315 854 3,421 113
2017 337 808 3,140 126
2016 320 877 2,884 145
2015 310 888 2,847 145
2014 270 988 2,406 177
2013 280 912 1,977 199
2012 281 916 1,936 196
2011 294 888 1,788 202
2010 268 953 1,746 205
2009 235 1,086 1,756 213
2008 234 1,105 1,608 229
2007 210 1,200 1,399 252
2006 180 1,301 1,451 238
2005 185 1,232 1,412 239
2004 164 1,304 1,324 248
2003 148 1,365 1,216 264
2002 157 1,259 1,107 276
2001 128 1,470 718 370
2000 131 1,416 622 403
1999 145 1,277 465 478
1998 125 1,375 363 548
1997 128 1,349 322 576
1996 87 1,726 297 598
1995 82 1,766 357 535
1994 88 1,693 214 715
1993 79 1,837 180 788
1992 68 2,018 159 837
1991 53 2,402 155 831
1990 51 2,415 124 928
1989 38 2,896 140 850
1988 43 2,503 93 1,016
1987 34 2,873 104 929
1986 29 3,157 96 934
1985 33 2,826 99 915
1984 49 2,062 85 964
1983 37 2,490 75 1,026
1982 40 2,423 94 926
1981 46 2,212 89 959
1980 64 1,739 83 993
1979 56 1,886 86 955
1978 67 1,605 73 1,021
1977 45 2,103 66 1,064
1976 42 2,077 53 1,183
1975 40 2,145 58 1,109
1974 43 1,976 50 1,173
1973 44 1,897 53 1,131
1972 46 1,842 53 1,122
1971 24 2,901 41 1,318
1970 21 3,153 58 1,074
1969 7 6,233 46 1,159
1968 13 3,881 46 1,109
1967 14 3,549 40 1,190
1966 10 4,312 35 1,292
1965 15 3,322 33 1,347
1964 6 6,342 32 1,398
1963 8 5,062 34 1,344
1962 14 3,506 27 1,532
1961 9 4,693 23 1,712
1960 6 5,999 20 1,842
1959 7 5,282 26 1,572
1958 9 4,336 20 1,805
1957 12 3,568 16 2,054
1956 < 5 -- 12 2,434
1955 < 5 -- 22 1,661
1954 < 5 -- 14 2,166
1953 5 6,080 10 2,623
1952 < 5 -- 5 4,004
1951 < 5 -- 14 2,099
1950 < 5 -- 9 2,672
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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.