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Popularity
50k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1908606
1909505
1912909
1913707
1914707
1915909
191610010
191714014
191812012
191917017
1920707
192114014
192213013
192325025
192437532
192521021
192624024
192739039
192839039
192949049
193056056
193170070
193264064
193373073
193484084
19351220122
19361330133
19372000200
19382220222
19392850285
19403170317
19413537346
19424108402
194344412432
19444725467
19455257518
194661910609
194770110691
19486225617
19495460546
19505215516
19514860486
19525638555
19535176511
19545766570
19556955690
19568088800
19571,08981,081
19581,431111,420
19591,765111,754
19601,956151,941
19611,712121,700
19621,603111,592
19631,46191,452
19641,411101,401
19651,11481,106
196693510925
196783111820
19687597752
19696848676
19706756669
19716128604
19725086502
197348111470
19744490449
19753580358
19764170417
19774020402
19784347427
19795049495
19805720572
19816429633
19826069597
19835546548
19845335528
19855796573
198655110541
19875478539
19885137506
19895637556
19905217514
19914586452
199251510505
199358111570
199461311602
19955828574
199657910569
19975649555
19984657458
19995218513
20005660566
20015209511
200256111550
20035260526
200452910519
20055649555
20065298521
20075275522
20085019492
20094020402
20103850385
20113270327
20123060306
20132885283
20142640264

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 first appeared 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 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kenny" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 63 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1964. Across the entire United States a total of 1,411 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 "Kenny" mean?

Kenny (Scottish): Handsome

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

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynnek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nkeyn". 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 Kenny popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kenny 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 Kenny

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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Past life for Kenny born Nov 6, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Kenny

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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