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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 5 5 0
1985 6 6 0
1990 7 7 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 15 8 7
1994 19 19 0
1995 43 36 7
1996 111 102 9
1997 93 87 6
1998 95 95 0
1999 82 82 0
2000 106 101 5
2001 113 113 0
2002 113 108 5
2003 93 87 6
2004 82 76 6
2005 84 84 0
2006 90 90 0
2007 69 69 0
2008 70 70 0
2009 85 85 0
2010 68 68 0
2011 94 94 0
2012 118 118 0
2013 119 112 7
2014 113 104 9
2015 103 98 5

Fun Facts about the name Kerrigan

  • How many people with the first name Kerrigan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,004 babies born with the first name Kerrigan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kerrigan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kerrigan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kerrigan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kerrigan is Monday, December 8th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Kerrigan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kerrigan was in 2012 with a total of 118 babies.
  • Random Kerrigan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kerrigan is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Kerrigan: Your name in reverse order is Nagirrek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikranger. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kerrigan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,714 people with the last name Kerrigan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kerrigan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Kerrigan as their last name.
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Popularity of Kerrigan as a first name

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Popularity of Kerrigan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kerrigan U.S.
  White 94.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kerrigan

People with the last name Kerrigan are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Kerrigan

The name "Kerrigan" is of Irish origin, and it means "Dusky: dark A surname". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Kerrigan

Kerrigan And Lowdermilk
Kerrigan Build
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Kerrigan Combo
Kerrigan Heroes Of The Storm
Kerrigan Hots
Kerrigan Paving
Kerrigan Redskins
Kerrigan Starcraft
Kerrigan Guide
Kerrigan Miller

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan is a figure skater. Nancy was born in 1969 in Woburn, Massachusetts.


J. Warren Kerrigan

J. Warren Kerrigan is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1910 to 1924. J. was born in 1879 as George Jack Warren Kerrigan in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.


What does the name Kerrigan mean?

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

Gis for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

Ais for artistic, adding beauty to the world

Nis for nifty, how neat!

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