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Keith

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1890 7 0 7
1892 7 0 7
1893 13 0 13
1894 11 0 11
1895 6 0 6
1896 14 0 14
1897 7 0 7
1898 7 0 7
1899 14 0 14
1900 21 5 16
1901 15 0 15
1902 20 0 20
1903 21 0 21
1904 17 0 17
1905 35 0 35
1906 31 0 31
1907 45 0 45
1908 42 0 42
1909 42 0 42
1910 43 0 43
1911 60 0 60
1912 169 0 169
1913 212 0 212
1914 291 0 291
1915 422 0 422
1916 484 8 476
1917 523 5 518
1918 589 9 580
1919 662 9 653
1920 814 11 803
1921 1,006 8 998
1922 1,000 15 985
1923 1,111 6 1,105
1924 1,079 9 1,070
1925 1,158 18 1,140
1926 1,133 13 1,120
1927 1,241 10 1,231
1928 1,239 16 1,223
1929 1,251 9 1,242
1930 1,372 16 1,356
1931 1,390 14 1,376
1932 1,326 11 1,315
1933 1,327 13 1,314
1934 1,359 8 1,351
1935 1,368 0 1,368
1936 1,409 6 1,403
1937 1,350 7 1,343
1938 1,546 11 1,535
1939 1,515 8 1,507
1940 1,518 6 1,512
1941 1,661 10 1,651
1942 1,796 11 1,785
1943 2,396 12 2,384
1944 2,307 16 2,291
1945 2,170 7 2,163
1946 2,879 18 2,861 #96 boy name
1947 3,695 13 3,682 #91 boy name
1948 3,677 16 3,661 #89 boy name
1949 3,895 14 3,881 #85 boy name
1950 4,593 20 4,573 #78 boy name
1951 5,793 20 5,773 #59 boy name
1952 7,198 32 7,166 #49 boy name
1953 7,395 20 7,375 #47 boy name
1954 8,381 21 8,360 #45 boy name
1955 10,433 32 10,401 #39 boy name
1956 11,511 30 11,481 #36 boy name
1957 12,472 46 12,426 #36 boy name
1958 11,936 42 11,894 #37 boy name
1959 11,798 48 11,750 #39 boy name
1960 12,232 45 12,187 #35 boy name
1961 12,335 53 12,282 #35 boy name
1962 11,678 56 11,622 #36 boy name
1963 12,292 50 12,242 #33 boy name
1964 11,709 45 11,664 #34 boy name
1965 10,724 43 10,681 #35 boy name
1966 11,675 59 11,616 #32 boy name
1967 11,070 63 11,007 #34 boy name
1968 9,942 73 9,869 #35 boy name
1969 9,497 48 9,449 #36 boy name
1970 9,670 58 9,612 #38 boy name
1971 9,909 48 9,861 #37 boy name
1972 9,202 45 9,157 #38 boy name
1973 8,228 60 8,168 #41 boy name
1974 7,444 51 7,393 #44 boy name
1975 6,862 34 6,828 #49 boy name
1976 6,813 61 6,752 #48 boy name
1977 6,645 40 6,605 #48 boy name
1978 6,202 29 6,173 #49 boy name
1979 6,236 44 6,192 #52 boy name
1980 5,928 40 5,888 #56 boy name
1981 5,665 44 5,621 #58 boy name
1982 5,659 38 5,621 #59 boy name
1983 5,355 40 5,315 #61 boy name
1984 5,368 44 5,324 #61 boy name
1985 5,254 45 5,209 #64 boy name
1986 5,074 36 5,038 #66 boy name
1987 4,826 45 4,781 #69 boy name
1988 4,985 41 4,944 #70 boy name
1989 4,917 26 4,891 #70 boy name
1990 4,504 23 4,481 #80 boy name
1991 4,137 13 4,124 #89 boy name
1992 3,645 15 3,630
1993 3,278 14 3,264
1994 2,794 11 2,783
1995 2,462 5 2,457
1996 2,191 8 2,183
1997 2,005 5 2,000
1998 1,784 0 1,784
1999 1,662 0 1,662
2000 1,533 9 1,524
2001 1,432 0 1,432
2002 1,330 6 1,324
2003 1,321 8 1,313
2004 1,321 8 1,313
2005 1,165 0 1,165
2006 1,248 0 1,248
2007 1,162 8 1,154
2008 1,060 0 1,060
2009 965 0 965
2010 887 0 887
2011 805 0 805
2012 839 0 839
2013 757 0 757
2014 747 0 747
2015 722 0 722

Want to know about the popularity of the Keith baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 435,492 babies born with the name Keith in the United States. That's more than enough Keiths to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Keith" was in 1957 with a total of 12,426 babies. (That's a lot of baby Keiths)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Keith" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 133 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 6,645 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 "Keith" mean? The list below shows the origins of Keith as well as things modernly associated with the name Keith such as celebrities named Keith.

Origin and Meaning of Keith

The name "Keith" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Place Name, Unknown Meaning". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a singer, songwriter, musician, and judge specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Keith was born in 1967 as Keith Lionel Urban| origin=Caboolture, Queensland, Australia in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer specializing in rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, rhythm and blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1960 to present. Keith was born in 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England.

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Keith Haring

Keith Haring is an artist. Keith was born in 1958 as Keith Haring in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Keith Moon

Keith Moon is a musician, songwriter, producer, and actor specializing in rock, art rock, hard rock, and power pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to 1978. Keith was born in 1946 as Keith John Moon in Wembley, LondonEngland.

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Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat is a singer-songwriter record producer music composer specializing in urban, R&B, and new jack swing music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Keith was born in 1961 as Keith Douglas Crier.

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Keith David

Keith David is an actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Keith was born in 1956 as Keith David Williams in Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Keith

Keith Ellison
Keith Thurman
Keith Whitley
Keith Olbermann

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

I is for interest, you show in others.

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

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

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Past life for Keith born Dec 27, 1932

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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 Southern Japan approximately on 1850. 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.

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