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214k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kim

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • #338 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1912505
1913707
1914550
1915505
1917550
1918505
1920550
1921707
192210010
19231367
19241798
1925880
192619910
19271679
1928707
192921138
19301697
1931281711
1932351421
1933371423
1934401624
1935442024
1936772750
1937832558
1938743440
1939853352
1940973166
1941923854
19421465888
194316459105
194421984135
194526577188
1946597190407
1947789255534
1948748238510
1949889252637
19501,081285796
19512,0445701,474
19523,6491,2932,356
19534,3071,7432,564
19546,1002,9373,163
19559,1725,6823,490#99 boy name
#75 girl name
195612,8509,8952,955#38 girl name
195713,40511,4261,979#35 girl name
195811,96710,6521,315#40 girl name
195912,69611,5911,105#35 girl name
196013,63212,4741,158#34 girl name
196112,46811,3671,101#36 girl name
196212,57011,655915#37 girl name
196311,52910,680849#39 girl name
196410,7629,984778#42 girl name
196510,69410,082612#43 girl name
19669,7469,196550#43 girl name
19677,8597,403456#49 girl name
19686,4996,090409#57 girl name
19695,8105,449361#66 girl name
19705,0414,725316#78 girl name
19713,9523,685267#100 girl name
19722,9622,742220
19732,3782,195183
19742,0971,936161
19751,6451,481164
19761,3861,249137
19771,2151,084131
1978943820123
1979895781114
1980713601112
1981643535108
198256446896
198349240191
198447838692
198544034892
198636128081
198735527976
198834225290
198933125972
199032125764
199126620660
199222718245
199322418539
199420616046
199516613531
199617713047
199713011020
199812610224
199916213329
200013411618
200112610026
200212511114
20031018417
20041099118
2005867313
2006958510
200711410410
200870637
2009654817
201061529
201157507
2012100919
201370628
2014876819

Want to know about the populiarty of Kim? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214,158 babies born with the name Kim in the United States. That's more than enough Kims to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1912 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kim" was in 1960 with a total of 12,474 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kims)

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kim" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 11 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 6,100 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 "Kim" mean?

Kim (English): Short form of Kimberly or Kimball

The name "Kim" is of English origin and it means "Short form of Kimberly or Kimball". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 33 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

M is for melody, the song of life.

Your name in reverse order is "Mik". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Imk". 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 Kim popular?



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

Celebrities named Kim

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is a television personality, socialite, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kim was born in 1980 as Kimberly Noel Kardashian in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger is a model, actress, singer, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Kim was born in 1953 as Kimila Ann Basinger in Athens, Georgia, U.S.

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Kim Richards

Kim Richards is an actress and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to 1990. Kim was born in 1964 as Kimberly Richards in Mineola, New York, U.S.

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Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Kim was born in 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

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Kim Tae-hee

Kim Tae-hee is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kim was born in 1980 in Busan, South Korea.

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Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il is an officeholder. Kim was born in 1941 as Yuri Irsenovich Kim.

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Past life for Kim born Nov 28, 1923

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 Southern Japan approximately on 600. 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. 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 Kim

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