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Kale Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kale?

The rare name Kale was the 2,676th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

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

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #504 in 2008 with 544 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Kale was less than 5, most recently in 1955.

Approximately during the years 1966-1970, 1979-1987, 1995-1998, and 1999-2008, the name Kale took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2011-2017.

Where is the name Kale popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

Kale's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Kale for their newborn has dropped dramatically.

The name Kale is very unique and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Kale (Girl)Kale (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 46 2,676
2017 < 5 -- 61 2,199
2016 < 5 -- 101 1,605
2015 < 5 -- 175 1,103
2014 < 5 -- 216 971
2013 5 17,862 258 831
2012 11 10,041 325 722
2011 5 18,109 424 590
2010 13 8,949 423 590
2009 15 8,235 521 518
2008 23 6,022 544 504
2007 18 7,233 382 634
2006 23 5,811 272 767
2005 10 10,500 264 753
2004 < 5 -- 225 801
2003 5 16,982 184 906
2002 < 5 -- 179 903
2001 6 14,374 158 975
2000 6 13,989 150 990
1999 6 13,459 128 1,065
1998 5 15,260 137 998
1997 7 11,397 103 1,173
1996 < 5 -- 93 1,210
1995 < 5 -- 94 1,196
1994 < 5 -- 107 1,082
1993 8 10,014 108 1,072
1992 6 12,457 100 1,103
1991 < 5 -- 91 1,158
1990 8 9,657 108 1,021
1989 6 11,474 93 1,098
1988 6 10,987 108 920
1987 6 10,445 119 859
1986 < 5 -- 83 1,017
1985 8 7,893 92 954
1984 6 9,646 65 1,127
1983 9 6,968 49 1,338
1982 < 5 -- 42 1,501
1981 < 5 -- 51 1,301
1980 < 5 -- 43 1,455
1979 5 10,900 37 1,584
1978 < 5 -- 44 1,401
1977 < 5 -- 36 1,559
1976 < 5 -- 32 1,661
1975 < 5 -- 36 1,489
1974 < 5 -- 30 1,635
1973 < 5 -- 32 1,525
1972 < 5 -- 20 2,046
1971 < 5 -- 27 1,728
1970 < 5 -- 28 1,639
1969 < 5 -- 16 2,180
1968 < 5 -- 16 2,070
1967 < 5 -- 13 2,292
1966 < 5 -- 9 2,882
1965 < 5 -- 7 3,403
1964 < 5 -- 9 2,959
1963 < 5 -- 14 2,256
1962 < 5 -- 16 2,079
1961 < 5 -- 8 3,224
1960 < 5 -- 9 2,972
1959 < 5 -- 5 4,285
1958 < 5 -- 7 3,415
1957 < 5 -- 7 3,400
1956 < 5 -- 12 2,435
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1953 < 5 -- 5 4,085
1952 < 5 -- 5 4,006
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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.