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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Keifer

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Alt. Meaning

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Notable Persons Named Keifer

Keifer Sykes is a basketball player for the Austin Spurs in the NBA Development League. He has been prominent since 2015. Keifer was born on December 30th, 1993 in Chicago.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Keifer

Tom Keifer is a hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. He has been prominent since 1982. Tom was given the name Carl Thomas Keifer on January 26th, 1961.


Elizabeth Keifer is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1981 to 1981. Elizabeth was born on November 14th, 1961 in Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.


Joseph Warren Keifer was a congressman. He was most active from 1877 to 1879. His military service ended in 1865. Joseph was born on January 30th, 1836 in Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on April 22nd, 1932.


Katsy Keifer was a baseball player. Katsy was born on September 3rd, 1891 in California, Pennsylvania. Katsy is also known as Keifer and Sherman Carl. He breathed his last breath on February 19th, 1927.


Matt Keifer is an athlete for the Performance FC Phoenix.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 10 0 10
1978 5 0 5
1988 17 0 17
1989 65 0 65
1990 61 0 61
1991 131 0 131
1992 86 0 86
1993 71 0 71
1994 84 0 84
1995 62 0 62
1996 53 0 53
1997 42 0 42
1998 49 0 49
1999 29 0 29
2000 33 0 33
2001 27 0 27
2002 28 0 28
2003 34 0 34
2004 34 0 34
2005 20 0 20
2006 23 0 23
2007 22 0 22
2008 22 0 22
2009 25 0 25
2010 21 0 21
2011 18 0 18
2012 16 0 16
2013 9 0 9
2014 11 0 11
2015 6 0 6
2016 9 0 9
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Keifer

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Keifer as a first name

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Popularity of Keifer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keifer U.S.
  White 93.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keifer

People with the last name Keifer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keifer

  • How Popular is the name Keifer? Keifer is the 9,823rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Keifer was the 13,230th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keifer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,123 babies born with the first name Keifer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keifer 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 Keifer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Keifer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keifer is Monday, May 31st, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Keifer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keifer was in 1991 with a total of 131 babies.
  • Random Keifer Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keifer is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Keifer: Your name in reverse order is Refiek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eefirk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keifer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,309 people with the last name Keifer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keifer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Keifer as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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