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102k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kay

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1882505
1885660
1886660
1887660
18881266
1889770
1890550
1891550
1892770
189316160
189420146
189510100
189613130
189720155
189814140
189928235
190033267
190122220
190231265
190342375
190439390
190554495
190647425
190759536
190881756
190983830
19101121066
19111201119
191216014317
191317915920
191424021525
191527524431
191631827246
191732328340
191836931158
191937033040
192037831365
192136430460
192234428163
192337028585
192438030278
192531424866
192630222478
1927368267101
192830722384
192929821880
1930456351105
1931682558124
1932782658124
1933998863135
19341,5881,429159
19351,7981,648150
19362,5442,407137#98 girl name
19373,1393,010129#79 girl name
19383,2343,114120#81 girl name
19393,3813,258123#76 girl name
19403,3233,199124#77 girl name
19413,6323,53696#70 girl name
19423,7183,62296#75 girl name
19433,5903,49298#81 girl name
19443,2393,17069#88 girl name
19453,1103,05951#91 girl name
19463,4023,35745
19473,5783,51959
19482,9862,94442
19492,7972,75146
19502,6582,62632
19512,9972,96334
19522,8082,77335
19532,5002,46733
19542,5402,50436
19552,3612,32536
19562,4192,39227
19572,3942,35737
19582,2632,23825
19592,0272,00126
19601,9531,92429
19611,9821,95626
19621,8981,87820
19631,6211,60615
19641,3201,30218
19651,0371,02017
19668668579
196771970910
19686456369
196950849810
19704854778
19713853778
19722572516
19732782735
19742482399
19752062060
19761991927
19772021957
19781611556
19791641568
19801581535
19811721648
19821591518
19831501500
19841521466
19851391390
19861351287
19871251187
19881501419
19891231185
19901191145
19911121048
19921091045
19931061006
199495887
199587825
199673676
199774740
199875705
199966660
200074740
200172720
200279790
200372666
200473667
200565605
200662620
200766660
200846460
200940400
201047470
201147470
201251510
201348480
201466606

Want to know about the populiarty of Kay? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101,927 babies born with the name Kay in the United States. That's more than enough Kaies to occupy the territory of Aruba (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 101,484 (as of September 29, 2010). The name first appeared 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 Kaies)

According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kay" ranks #55 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 70 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 3,402 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Kay" mean?

Kay (Greek): Rejoice

The name "Kay" is of Greek origin and it means "Rejoice". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 50 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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.

Where is the name Kay popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kay in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kay

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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Past life for Kay born Feb 4, 1940

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.

Name poster for Kay

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