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Kim

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1912 5 0 5
1913 7 0 7
1914 5 5 0
1915 5 0 5
1917 5 5 0
1918 5 0 5
1920 5 5 0
1921 7 0 7
1922 10 0 10
1923 13 6 7
1924 17 9 8
1925 8 8 0
1926 19 9 10
1927 16 7 9
1928 7 0 7
1929 21 13 8
1930 16 9 7
1931 28 17 11
1932 35 14 21
1933 37 14 23
1934 40 16 24
1935 44 20 24
1936 77 27 50
1937 83 25 58
1938 74 34 40
1939 85 33 52
1940 97 31 66
1941 92 38 54
1942 146 58 88
1943 164 59 105
1944 219 84 135
1945 265 77 188
1946 597 190 407
1947 789 255 534
1948 748 238 510
1949 888 252 636
1950 1,083 286 797
1951 2,043 570 1,473
1952 3,649 1,293 2,356
1953 4,309 1,743 2,566
1954 6,100 2,937 3,163
1955 9,174 5,683 3,491 #98 boy name
#75 girl name
1956 12,846 9,891 2,955 #38 girl name
1957 13,407 11,429 1,978 #35 girl name
1958 11,966 10,650 1,316 #40 girl name
1959 12,697 11,592 1,105 #35 girl name
1960 13,632 12,474 1,158 #34 girl name
1961 12,467 11,366 1,101 #36 girl name
1962 12,571 11,656 915 #37 girl name
1963 11,529 10,681 848 #39 girl name
1964 10,762 9,983 779 #42 girl name
1965 10,695 10,083 612 #43 girl name
1966 9,745 9,195 550 #43 girl name
1967 7,860 7,404 456 #49 girl name
1968 6,499 6,090 409 #57 girl name
1969 5,810 5,449 361 #66 girl name
1970 5,042 4,726 316 #78 girl name
1971 3,951 3,684 267 #100 girl name
1972 2,962 2,742 220
1973 2,377 2,194 183
1974 2,097 1,936 161
1975 1,644 1,480 164
1976 1,386 1,249 137
1977 1,216 1,085 131
1978 943 820 123
1979 895 781 114
1980 713 601 112
1981 643 535 108
1982 564 468 96
1983 492 401 91
1984 477 385 92
1985 440 348 92
1986 361 280 81
1987 356 280 76
1988 342 252 90
1989 331 259 72
1990 321 257 64
1991 266 206 60
1992 227 182 45
1993 224 185 39
1994 206 160 46
1995 166 135 31
1996 177 130 47
1997 130 110 20
1998 126 102 24
1999 162 133 29
2000 134 116 18
2001 126 100 26
2002 125 111 14
2003 101 84 17
2004 109 91 18
2005 86 73 13
2006 95 85 10
2007 114 104 10
2008 70 63 7
2009 65 48 17
2010 61 52 9
2011 57 50 7
2012 100 91 9
2013 70 62 8
2014 88 69 19
2015 82 71 11

Want to know about the popularity of the Kim baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214,243 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kim" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 393 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 7,860 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kim

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.

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 Novak

Kim Novak is an actress and artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Kim was born in 1933 as Marilyn Pauline Novak in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Kim Fields

Kim Fields is an actress, model, singer, and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Kim was born in 1969 as Kim Victoria Fields in New York, 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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Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Kim was born in 1965 as Kimberly Jan Dickens in Huntsville, Alabama. U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kim

Kim Jong Un
Kim Kardashian Twitter
Kim Zolciak
Kim Kardashian Website
Kim Davis

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

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

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Past life for Kim born Sep 8, 2000

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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 Southern China approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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