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1.3m
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since 1880

Kenneth

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 32 0 32
1881 29 0 29
1882 22 0 22
1883 26 0 26
1884 29 0 29
1885 41 0 41
1886 38 0 38
1887 35 0 35
1888 45 0 45
1889 66 0 66
1890 72 0 72
1891 65 0 65
1892 102 0 102
1893 83 0 83
1894 105 0 105
1895 127 0 127
1896 175 0 175
1897 164 0 164
1898 191 0 191 #100 boy name
1899 214 0 214 #87 boy name
1900 279 0 279 #90 boy name
1901 246 0 246 #78 boy name
1902 275 0 275 #78 boy name
1903 330 0 330 #67 boy name
1904 420 6 414 #57 boy name
1905 474 0 474 #52 boy name
1906 534 0 534 #45 boy name
1907 589 0 589 #47 boy name
1908 692 0 692 #40 boy name
1909 752 6 746 #41 boy name
1910 880 0 880 #43 boy name
1911 1,149 0 1,149 #40 boy name
1912 2,549 11 2,538 #33 boy name
1913 3,080 15 3,065 #33 boy name
1914 4,199 21 4,178 #30 boy name
1915 5,705 24 5,681 #28 boy name
1916 6,042 30 6,012 #27 boy name
1917 6,170 28 6,142 #27 boy name
1918 6,853 43 6,810 #27 boy name
1919 6,826 31 6,795 #26 boy name
1920 7,877 36 7,841 #23 boy name
1921 8,991 34 8,957 #22 boy name
1922 9,304 42 9,262 #21 boy name
1923 9,787 53 9,734 #21 boy name
1924 10,402 46 10,356 #19 boy name
1925 10,199 50 10,149 #19 boy name
1926 10,409 71 10,338 #18 boy name
1927 10,930 80 10,850 #18 boy name
1928 11,245 77 11,168 #17 boy name
1929 10,926 89 10,837 #18 boy name
1930 11,787 86 11,701 #17 boy name
1931 11,638 74 11,564 #14 boy name
1932 11,802 59 11,743 #14 boy name
1933 11,451 49 11,402 #15 boy name
1934 11,848 48 11,800 #15 boy name
1935 12,104 41 12,063 #15 boy name
1936 12,521 34 12,487 #14 boy name
1937 13,250 36 13,214 #14 boy name
1938 14,447 51 14,396 #14 boy name
1939 14,749 44 14,705 #13 boy name
1940 15,187 54 15,133 #15 boy name
1941 16,158 30 16,128 #15 boy name
1942 18,267 60 18,207 #15 boy name
1943 19,159 53 19,106 #15 boy name
1944 18,140 49 18,091 #16 boy name
1945 18,138 46 18,092 #16 boy name
1946 22,090 54 22,036 #15 boy name
1947 24,628 54 24,574 #15 boy name
1948 23,609 60 23,549 #15 boy name
1949 23,648 62 23,586 #15 boy name
1950 23,883 43 23,840 #15 boy name
1951 25,883 60 25,823 #16 boy name
1952 25,963 66 25,897 #16 boy name
1953 25,562 55 25,507 #16 boy name
1954 26,216 60 26,156 #17 boy name
1955 26,802 70 26,732 #15 boy name
1956 27,476 72 27,404 #16 boy name
1957 28,122 81 28,041 #14 boy name
1958 26,763 104 26,659 #14 boy name
1959 26,735 111 26,624 #15 boy name
1960 27,775 92 27,683 #16 boy name
1961 26,169 80 26,089 #16 boy name
1962 25,363 119 25,244 #18 boy name
1963 25,339 95 25,244 #18 boy name
1964 24,997 127 24,870 #18 boy name
1965 22,785 110 22,675 #21 boy name
1966 20,928 104 20,824 #21 boy name
1967 19,373 97 19,276 #22 boy name
1968 18,185 94 18,091 #23 boy name
1969 17,662 106 17,556 #23 boy name
1970 16,923 106 16,817 #25 boy name
1971 14,846 73 14,773 #25 boy name
1972 12,413 77 12,336 #27 boy name
1973 11,075 96 10,979 #28 boy name
1974 10,214 63 10,151 #34 boy name
1975 9,703 62 9,641 #35 boy name
1976 9,209 75 9,134 #38 boy name
1977 9,528 73 9,455 #39 boy name
1978 9,087 66 9,021 #41 boy name
1979 9,311 67 9,244 #41 boy name
1980 9,695 81 9,614 #41 boy name
1981 9,563 85 9,478 #41 boy name
1982 9,422 67 9,355 #45 boy name
1983 9,047 80 8,967 #45 boy name
1984 8,873 86 8,787 #46 boy name
1985 9,050 60 8,990 #47 boy name
1986 8,542 90 8,452 #50 boy name
1987 8,430 78 8,352 #53 boy name
1988 8,631 69 8,562 #51 boy name
1989 8,591 35 8,556 #53 boy name
1990 8,297 39 8,258 #52 boy name
1991 7,602 26 7,576 #54 boy name
1992 6,752 22 6,730 #59 boy name
1993 6,304 27 6,277 #60 boy name
1994 5,693 16 5,677 #65 boy name
1995 5,240 15 5,225 #72 boy name
1996 4,984 11 4,973 #77 boy name
1997 4,673 15 4,658 #83 boy name
1998 4,596 9 4,587 #86 boy name
1999 4,294 9 4,285 #89 boy name
2000 4,154 6 4,148 #94 boy name
2001 3,913 6 3,907 #97 boy name
2002 3,663 0 3,663
2003 3,650 9 3,641
2004 3,438 17 3,421
2005 3,374 7 3,367
2006 3,247 9 3,238
2007 3,108 5 3,103
2008 2,964 6 2,958
2009 2,604 0 2,604
2010 2,427 5 2,422
2011 2,206 0 2,206
2012 2,213 0 2,213
2013 2,169 0 2,169
2014 2,140 0 2,140
2015 2,017 0 2,017

Want to know about the popularity of the Kenneth baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,274,252 babies born with the name Kenneth in the United States. That's more than enough Kenneths to occupy the country of Bahrain with an estimated population of 1,234,571 (as of April 27, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 32 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kenneth" was in 1957 with a total of 28,041 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kenneths)

According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kenneth" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 119 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1912. Across the entire United States a total of 2,549 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kenneth

The name "Kenneth" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Handsome". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Kenneth was born in 1960 as Kenneth Charles Branagh in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney is a singer and songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Kenny was born in 1968 as Kenneth Arnold Chesney.

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Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers is a singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur specializing in country, pop, adult contemporary, and soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Kenny was born in 1938 as Kenneth Donald Rogers.

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Kenny G

Kenny G is a musician, songwriter, and record producer specializing in adult contemporary, smooth jazz, and easy listening music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Kenny was born in 1956 as Kenneth Bruce Gorelick.

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Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Kenny was born in 1948 as Kenneth Clark Loggins in Everett, Washington, United States.

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Ken Weatherwax

Ken Weatherwax is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to 1977. Ken was born in 1955 as Kenneth Patrick Weatherwax in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kenneth

Kenneth Bae
Kenneth Faried
Kenneth Feinberg
Kenneth Hagin
Kenneth Parcell
Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Copeland

Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

N is for nice, need I say more?

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

Your name in reverse order is "Htennek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nehtkne". 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 Kenneth born Jun 13, 1996

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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 Yukon approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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