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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2002 5 0 5
2003 87 0 87
2004 526 19 507
2005 207 5 202
2006 101 0 101
2007 53 0 53
2008 81 0 81
2009 64 0 64
2010 30 0 30
2011 35 0 35
2012 34 0 34
2013 40 0 40
2014 22 0 22
2015 26 0 26

Fun Facts about the name Kanye

  • How many people with the first name Kanye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,311 babies born with the first name Kanye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kanye to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kanye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kanye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kanye is Friday, September 26th, 1980.
  • What year had the most people named Kanye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kanye was in 2004 with a total of 507 babies.
  • Random Kanye Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kanye is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Kanye: Your name in reverse order is Eynak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yanke. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Kanye West

Kanye West is a rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Kanye was born in 1977 as Kanye Omari West in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.


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What does the name Kanye mean?

Kis for kindness, you always show.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Yis for young, the years never show!

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Past life for Kanye born Nov 22, 1952

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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 Siberia approximately on 1175. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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