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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kiefer

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International Interest
  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Oklahoma.

Kiefer was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Kiefer

Kiefer Sutherland is an actor, film director, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1983. Kiefer was given the name Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland by his parents Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas on December 21st, 1966 in Paddington, London, England, UK.


Kiefer Ravena is a basketball player. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Kiefer was born on October 27th, 1993 in Iloilo City. Kiefer is also known as The Phenom and The Blue Mamba.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer is an artist. Anselm was born on March 8th, 1945 in Donaueschingen, Germany.


Adolph Kiefer is a swimmer. Adolph was born on June 27th, 1918 in Chicago.


Nicolas Kiefer is a tennis player. Nicolas was born on July 5th, 1977 in Holzminden.


Lee was born in 1994.


Richard was born on February 26th, 1921. He died on June 14th, 1961.


Jack was born on January 25th, 1924. He left this life on August 10th, 1981.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1988 35 0 35
1989 93 0 93
1990 143 0 143
1991 204 0 204
1992 114 0 114
1993 97 0 97
1994 97 0 97
1995 70 0 70
1996 68 0 68
1997 71 0 71
1998 53 0 53
1999 52 0 52
2000 33 0 33
2001 24 0 24
2002 57 0 57
2003 61 0 61
2004 68 0 68
2005 64 0 64
2006 83 0 83
2007 65 0 65
2008 55 0 55
2009 48 0 48
2010 49 0 49
2011 31 0 31
2012 36 0 36
2013 23 0 23
2014 32 0 32
2015 26 0 26
2016 21 0 21
2017 17 0 17
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Kiefer

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kiefer as a first name

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Popularity of Kiefer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kiefer U.S.
  White 95.07% 64.26%
  African American 0.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kiefer

People with the last name Kiefer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kiefer

  • How Popular is the name Kiefer? Kiefer is the 7,028th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kiefer was the 3,240th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kiefer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,890 babies born with the first name Kiefer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kiefer 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 Kiefer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 35 new born babies.
  • When was Kiefer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kiefer is Monday, April 11th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Kiefer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiefer was in 1991 with a total of 204 babies.
  • Random Kiefer Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kiefer is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Kiefer: Your name in reverse order is Refeik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eekrfi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kiefer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,141 people with the last name Kiefer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kiefer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Kiefer as their last name.

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