Kinley

First Name
15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kinley

"Kinley" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Fair Haired Viking". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Kinley

Kinley Dorji is a soccer player for the Ugyen Academy F.C., Thimphu F.C., Transport United F.C., Druk Star F.C., Yeedzin F.C., and Bhutan national football team. Kinley was born on August 30th, 1986 in Bhutan.

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Kinley Wangchuk is a soccer player for the Druk Star F.C., Yeedzin F.C., and Bhutan national football team. Kinley was born on April 10th, 1986 in Bhutan.

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Kinley McNicoll is a soccer player for the Seattle Sounders Women, Wisconsin Badgers, Toronto Lady Lynx, Ottawa Fury Women, Canada women's national under-17 soccer team, Canada women's national under-20 soccer team, and Canada women's national soccer team. Kinley was born on April 17th, 1994 in Oakville, Ontario.

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Kinley was born on March 31st, 1991.

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Kinley Tenzin is an athlete for the Yeedzin F.C.

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Kinley Penjor is an athlete for the Ugyen Academy F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kinley

Myron was born in 1898. He left this life in 1978.

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Henry was born on September 30th, 1896. He breathed his last breath on February 9th, 1976.

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David was born on August 2nd, 1861 in Dundee. He died on December 3rd, 1944.

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J. James Kinley was a Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. J. was born on September 23rd, 1925 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He left this life on May 1st, 2012.

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Monika was born on August 24th, 1925. She passed away on March 9th, 2014.

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Peter was born on July 16th, 1926. He breathed his last breath in 1988.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 6 0 6
1918 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1948 6 0 6
1949 6 0 6
1955 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1961 7 0 7
1962 5 0 5
1967 9 0 9
1968 5 0 5
1979 5 5 0
1985 14 9 5
1986 7 7 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 13 8 5
1992 25 17 8
1993 9 9 0
1994 17 11 6
1995 26 19 7
1996 19 19 0
1997 59 53 6
1998 96 87 9
1999 130 122 8
2000 135 128 7
2001 172 162 10
2002 172 163 9
2003 203 203 0
2004 240 232 8
2005 246 241 5
2006 300 292 8
2007 333 325 8
2008 470 462 8
2009 697 688 9
2010 1,367 1,351 16
2011 1,663 1,638 25
2012 1,765 1,747 18
2013 1,570 1,559 11
2014 1,629 1,616 13
2015 1,414 1,405 9
2016 1,255 1,245 10
2017 1,019 1,010 9

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Popularity of Kinley as a first name

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Popularity of Kinley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kinley U.S.
  White 83.19% 64.26%
  African American 10.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kinley

People with the last name Kinley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kinley

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  • How Popular is the name Kinley? Kinley is the 1,974th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kinley was the 8,073rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kinley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,173 babies born with the first name Kinley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kinley to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kinley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kinley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kinley is Monday, December 12th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Kinley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kinley was in 2012 with a total of 1,747 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kinley!
  • Random Kinley Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kinley ranks 35th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 40 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Kinley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kelyni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kinley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,105 people with the last name Kinley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kinley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kinley as their last name.

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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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