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Kerry

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Irish
  • #644 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Kerry in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1920 5 5 0
1921 6 0 6
1922 5 0 5
1923 7 0 7
1924 13 0 13
1925 20 6 14
1926 10 0 10
1927 19 5 14
1928 10 0 10
1929 14 0 14
1930 21 0 21
1931 20 0 20
1932 29 7 22
1933 19 0 19
1934 49 6 43
1935 115 5 110
1936 87 8 79
1937 77 12 65
1938 81 11 70
1939 96 10 86
1940 135 22 113
1941 145 25 120
1942 177 42 135
1943 298 87 211
1944 447 150 297
1945 434 124 310
1946 638 149 489
1947 901 196 705
1948 1,023 273 750
1949 1,321 395 926
1950 1,540 478 1,062
1951 1,670 492 1,178
1952 1,725 556 1,169
1953 1,827 568 1,259
1954 2,242 582 1,660
1955 2,216 615 1,601
1956 2,321 741 1,580
1957 2,560 813 1,747
1958 2,247 807 1,440
1959 2,493 790 1,703
1960 3,126 953 2,173
1961 3,067 1,040 2,027
1962 2,988 1,089 1,899
1963 2,886 1,164 1,722
1964 2,747 1,179 1,568
1965 2,396 921 1,475
1966 2,273 1,032 1,241
1967 2,381 1,257 1,124
1968 2,823 1,738 1,085
1969 2,830 1,853 977
1970 2,800 1,833 967
1971 3,087 2,207 880
1972 2,643 1,908 735
1973 2,556 1,875 681
1974 2,439 1,730 709
1975 2,324 1,678 646
1976 2,033 1,450 583
1977 1,838 1,298 540
1978 1,617 1,154 463
1979 1,456 994 462
1980 1,432 1,000 432
1981 1,356 939 417
1982 1,355 937 418
1983 1,169 786 383
1984 1,242 730 512
1985 1,197 672 525
1986 1,178 697 481
1987 1,078 669 409
1988 1,019 598 421
1989 968 560 408
1990 957 555 402
1991 891 477 414
1992 726 438 288
1993 668 372 296
1994 574 339 235
1995 503 297 206
1996 470 289 181
1997 460 272 188
1998 349 199 150
1999 350 200 150
2000 317 182 135
2001 290 148 142
2002 271 141 130
2003 212 100 112
2004 258 86 172
2005 200 80 120
2006 172 73 99
2007 131 44 87
2008 122 37 85
2009 102 32 70
2010 95 30 65
2011 96 35 61
2012 80 27 53
2013 110 39 71
2014 99 37 62
2015 88 26 62

Want to know about the popularity of the Kerry baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,958 babies born with the name Kerry in the United States. That's more than enough Kerries to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kerry" was in 1971 with a total of 2,207 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kerries)

According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kerry" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 14 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 1,432 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 Kerry popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kerry

The name "Kerry" is of Irish origin, and it means "From Ciar's People or the county of Kerry". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Kerry was born in 1977 as Kerry Marisa Washington in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Kerry Kennedy

Kerry was born in 1959 as Mary Kerry Kennedy in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood is a MLB player. Kerry was born in 1977 in Irving, Texas.

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Kerry Kittles

Kerry Kittles is a basketball biography. Kerry was born in 1974 in Dayton, Ohio.

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Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona is a singer, television and media personality, author, presenter specializing in ghostwritten music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to 2001. Kerry was born in 1980 as Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

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Kerry Condon

Kerry Condon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Kerry was born in 1983 in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kerry

Kerry Bishe
Kerry Cuba
Kerry Donley
Kerry Iran
Kerry Ingram
Kerry King
Kerry Rhodes

Alternative Meanings

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rkrye". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kerry born Jan 22, 1952

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 Philippines approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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