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Kenny

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Handsome
  • #959 All Time
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32k Ken (Scottish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1913 7 0 7
1914 7 0 7
1915 9 0 9
1916 10 0 10
1917 14 0 14
1918 12 0 12
1919 17 0 17
1920 7 0 7
1921 14 0 14
1922 13 0 13
1923 25 0 25
1924 37 5 32
1925 21 0 21
1926 24 0 24
1927 39 0 39
1928 39 0 39
1929 49 0 49
1930 56 0 56
1931 70 0 70
1932 64 0 64
1933 73 0 73
1934 84 0 84
1935 122 0 122
1936 133 0 133
1937 200 0 200
1938 222 0 222
1939 285 0 285
1940 317 0 317
1941 353 7 346
1942 410 8 402
1943 444 12 432
1944 472 5 467
1945 525 7 518
1946 619 10 609
1947 701 10 691
1948 622 5 617
1949 546 0 546
1950 521 5 516
1951 486 0 486
1952 563 8 555
1953 517 6 511
1954 576 6 570
1955 695 5 690
1956 808 8 800
1957 1,089 8 1,081
1958 1,431 11 1,420
1959 1,765 11 1,754
1960 1,956 15 1,941
1961 1,712 12 1,700
1962 1,603 11 1,592
1963 1,461 9 1,452
1964 1,411 10 1,401
1965 1,114 8 1,106
1966 935 10 925
1967 831 11 820
1968 759 7 752
1969 684 8 676
1970 675 6 669
1971 612 8 604
1972 508 6 502
1973 481 11 470
1974 449 0 449
1975 358 0 358
1976 417 0 417
1977 402 0 402
1978 434 7 427
1979 504 9 495
1980 572 0 572
1981 642 9 633
1982 606 9 597
1983 554 6 548
1984 533 5 528
1985 579 6 573
1986 551 10 541
1987 547 8 539
1988 513 7 506
1989 563 7 556
1990 521 7 514
1991 458 6 452
1992 515 10 505
1993 581 11 570
1994 613 11 602
1995 582 8 574
1996 579 10 569
1997 564 9 555
1998 465 7 458
1999 521 8 513
2000 566 0 566
2001 520 9 511
2002 561 11 550
2003 526 0 526
2004 529 10 519
2005 564 9 555
2006 529 8 521
2007 527 5 522
2008 501 9 492
2009 402 0 402
2010 385 0 385
2011 327 0 327
2012 306 0 306
2013 288 5 283
2014 264 0 264

Want to know about the populiarty of Kenny? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50,293 babies born with the name Kenny in the United States. That's more than enough Kennies to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kenny" was in 1960 with a total of 1,941 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kennies)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kenny" ranks #83 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 53 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 1,461 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 "Kenny" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kenny as well as things modernly associated with the name Kenny such as celebrities named Kenny.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Kenny

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

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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Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller is a football biography. Kenny was born in 1979 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton is a MLB player. Kenny was born in 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana.

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Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kenyn". 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 Kenny born Oct 10, 1954

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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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