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Kent

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1893 8 0 8
1894 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1903 7 0 7
1906 6 0 6
1907 8 0 8
1908 10 0 10
1909 13 0 13
1910 11 0 11
1911 18 0 18
1912 22 0 22
1913 35 0 35
1914 25 0 25
1915 46 0 46
1916 59 0 59
1917 57 0 57
1918 53 0 53
1919 63 0 63
1920 91 0 91
1921 71 0 71
1922 98 0 98
1923 99 0 99
1924 89 0 89
1925 121 0 121
1926 128 5 123
1927 124 0 124
1928 128 0 128
1929 138 0 138
1930 167 0 167
1931 178 0 178
1932 209 0 209
1933 197 0 197
1934 249 0 249
1935 351 0 351
1936 436 0 436
1937 405 0 405
1938 435 0 435
1939 495 0 495
1940 578 0 578
1941 677 0 677
1942 718 0 718
1943 812 0 812
1944 746 5 741
1945 715 0 715
1946 888 0 888
1947 1,118 0 1,118
1948 1,028 0 1,028
1949 1,071 0 1,071
1950 1,233 0 1,233
1951 1,330 6 1,324
1952 1,616 0 1,616
1953 1,638 5 1,633
1954 1,733 9 1,724
1955 1,858 6 1,852
1956 2,141 5 2,136
1957 2,297 0 2,297
1958 2,404 0 2,404
1959 2,475 8 2,467
1960 2,405 6 2,399
1961 2,387 11 2,376
1962 2,590 5 2,585
1963 2,412 9 2,403
1964 2,254 9 2,245
1965 1,854 7 1,847
1966 1,582 12 1,570
1967 1,404 10 1,394
1968 1,225 6 1,219
1969 1,224 0 1,224
1970 1,158 6 1,152
1971 1,013 10 1,003
1972 793 5 788
1973 729 0 729
1974 589 5 584
1975 502 0 502
1976 507 0 507
1977 485 0 485
1978 500 0 500
1979 482 0 482
1980 499 0 499
1981 503 5 498
1982 563 6 557
1983 560 5 555
1984 553 5 548
1985 535 0 535
1986 466 0 466
1987 444 0 444
1988 459 0 459
1989 437 0 437
1990 394 0 394
1991 365 0 365
1992 369 0 369
1993 330 0 330
1994 301 0 301
1995 227 0 227
1996 257 0 257
1997 239 0 239
1998 228 0 228
1999 191 0 191
2000 215 0 215
2001 177 0 177
2002 168 0 168
2003 192 0 192
2004 159 0 159
2005 154 0 154
2006 139 0 139
2007 147 0 147
2008 139 0 139
2009 122 0 122
2010 129 0 129
2011 132 0 132
2012 114 0 114
2013 160 0 160
2014 148 0 148
2015 156 0 156

Want to know about the popularity of the Kent baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,231 babies born with the name Kent in the United States. That's more than enough Kents to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kent" was in 1962 with a total of 2,585 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kents)

According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kent" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 23 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of 1,013 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 Kent popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kent

The name "Kent" is of English origin, and it means "High". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Kent McCord

Kent McCord is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Kent was born in 1942 as Kent Franklin McWhirter in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek is a MLB player. Kent was born in 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Kent Graham

Kent Graham is a NFL player. Kent was born in 1968 in Winfield, Illinois.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kent

Kent Island
Kent Island Md
Kent Manor Inn
Kent Murphy
Kent State Shooting
Kent Bazemore
Kent Haruf
Kent Hovind
Kent State
Kent Village

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for nice, need I say more?

T is for tender, loving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Tnek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kent". 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 Kent born Nov 16, 1927

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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 Poland approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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