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102k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kay

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Rejoice
  • #626 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Kay in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 5 0 5
1885 6 6 0
1886 6 6 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 12 6 6
1889 7 7 0
1890 5 5 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 7 7 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 20 14 6
1895 10 10 0
1896 13 13 0
1897 20 15 5
1898 14 14 0
1899 28 23 5
1900 33 26 7
1901 22 22 0
1902 31 26 5
1903 42 37 5
1904 39 39 0
1905 54 49 5
1906 47 42 5
1907 59 53 6
1908 81 75 6
1909 83 83 0
1910 112 106 6
1911 120 111 9
1912 160 143 17
1913 179 159 20
1914 240 215 25
1915 275 244 31
1916 318 272 46
1917 323 283 40
1918 369 311 58
1919 370 330 40
1920 378 313 65
1921 364 304 60
1922 344 281 63
1923 370 285 85
1924 379 302 77
1925 315 248 67
1926 302 224 78
1927 368 267 101
1928 307 223 84
1929 298 218 80
1930 456 351 105
1931 682 558 124
1932 782 658 124
1933 998 863 135
1934 1,588 1,429 159
1935 1,798 1,648 150
1936 2,544 2,407 137 #98 girl name
1937 3,139 3,010 129 #79 girl name
1938 3,234 3,114 120 #81 girl name
1939 3,382 3,259 123 #76 girl name
1940 3,323 3,199 124 #77 girl name
1941 3,632 3,536 96 #70 girl name
1942 3,718 3,622 96 #75 girl name
1943 3,590 3,492 98 #81 girl name
1944 3,239 3,170 69 #88 girl name
1945 3,110 3,059 51 #91 girl name
1946 3,402 3,357 45
1947 3,578 3,519 59
1948 2,986 2,944 42
1949 2,797 2,751 46
1950 2,657 2,625 32
1951 2,998 2,964 34
1952 2,807 2,772 35
1953 2,499 2,466 33
1954 2,540 2,504 36
1955 2,362 2,326 36
1956 2,418 2,391 27
1957 2,394 2,357 37
1958 2,263 2,238 25
1959 2,027 2,001 26
1960 1,954 1,925 29
1961 1,982 1,956 26
1962 1,898 1,878 20
1963 1,621 1,606 15
1964 1,320 1,302 18
1965 1,037 1,020 17
1966 866 857 9
1967 719 709 10
1968 645 636 9
1969 508 498 10
1970 485 477 8
1971 385 377 8
1972 257 251 6
1973 278 273 5
1974 248 239 9
1975 206 206 0
1976 199 192 7
1977 202 195 7
1978 161 155 6
1979 164 156 8
1980 158 153 5
1981 172 164 8
1982 159 151 8
1983 150 150 0
1984 152 146 6
1985 139 139 0
1986 135 128 7
1987 125 118 7
1988 150 141 9
1989 123 118 5
1990 119 114 5
1991 112 104 8
1992 109 104 5
1993 106 100 6
1994 95 88 7
1995 87 82 5
1996 73 67 6
1997 74 74 0
1998 75 70 5
1999 66 66 0
2000 74 74 0
2001 72 72 0
2002 79 79 0
2003 72 66 6
2004 74 67 7
2005 65 60 5
2006 62 62 0
2007 66 66 0
2008 46 46 0
2009 40 40 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 52 52 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 66 60 6
2015 51 43 8

Want to know about the popularity of the Kay baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101,980 babies born with the name Kay in the United States. That's more than enough Kays to occupy the territory of Aruba (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 101,484 (as of September 29, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kay" was in 1942 with a total of 3,622 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kays)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kay" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 29 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 3,718 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kay popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kay" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kay as well as things modernly associated with the name Kay such as celebrities named Kay.

Origin and Meaning of Kay

The name "Kay" is of Greek origin, and it means "Rejoice". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kay Panabaker

Kay Panabaker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kay was born in 1990 as Stephanie Kay Panabaker in Orange, Texas, U.S.

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Kay Francis

Kay Francis is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1925 to 1948. Kay was born in 1899 as Katharine Edwina Gibbs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kay

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Kay Cole
Kay Granger
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Kay Unger

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aky". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kay born Feb 4, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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