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98k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kerry

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1920550
1921606
1922505
1923707
192413013
192520614
192610010
192719514
192810010
192914014
193021021
193120020
193229722
193319019
193449643
19351155110
193687879
1937771265
1938811170
1939961086
194013522113
194114525120
194217742135
194329887211
1944447150297
1945434124310
1946638149489
1947901196705
19481,023273750
19491,321395926
19501,5434781,065
19511,6684921,176
19521,7275561,171
19531,8255681,257
19542,2415821,659
19552,2156151,600
19562,3217411,580
19572,5598131,746
19582,2508071,443
19592,4927901,702
19603,1269532,173
19613,0671,0402,027
19622,9891,0891,900
19632,8841,1641,720
19642,7481,1791,569
19652,3969211,475
19662,2731,0321,241
19672,3821,2581,124
19682,8221,7371,085
19692,8291,853976
19702,8031,834969
19713,0842,206878
19722,6441,908736
19732,5561,875681
19742,4391,730709
19752,3251,679646
19762,0331,450583
19771,8381,298540
19781,6171,154463
19791,456994462
19801,4321,000432
19811,356939417
19821,355937418
19831,169786383
19841,242730512
19851,197672525
19861,178697481
19871,078669409
19881,019598421
1989968560408
1990956554402
1991892478414
1992726438288
1993668372296
1994574339235
1995503297206
1996470289181
1997460272188
1998349199150
1999350200150
2000317182135
2001290148142
2002271141130
2003212100112
200425886172
200520080120
20061727399
20071314487
20081223785
20091023270
2010953065
2011963561
2012802753
20131103971
2014973859

Want to know about the populiarty of Kerry? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,869 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 first appeared 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 2,206 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kerries)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kerry" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 21 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 2,829 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 "Kerry" mean?

Kerry (Irish): From Ciar's People or the county 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. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

R is for relax, you know how!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yerkr". 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 Kerry popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kerry in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kerry

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 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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Kerry Kennedy

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

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Kerry Fox

Kerry Fox is an actress. Kerry was born in 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Kerry Wood

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

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Past life for Kerry born Jul 28, 1958

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 Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Kerry

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