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18k
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since 1880
Last Name
54k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Kirby

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1883 8 0 8
1885 14 0 14
1886 10 0 10
1887 7 0 7
1888 6 0 6
1890 12 0 12
1891 7 0 7
1892 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 8 0 8
1895 8 0 8
1896 10 0 10
1897 13 0 13
1898 9 0 9
1899 7 0 7
1900 13 0 13
1901 8 0 8
1902 8 0 8
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 8 0 8
1906 5 0 5
1907 12 0 12
1908 9 0 9
1909 13 0 13
1910 13 0 13
1911 18 0 18
1912 25 0 25
1913 30 0 30
1914 38 0 38
1915 59 0 59
1916 55 0 55
1917 67 8 59
1918 52 0 52
1919 54 0 54
1920 60 0 60
1921 58 0 58
1922 62 0 62
1923 67 6 61
1924 71 0 71
1925 53 5 48
1926 77 0 77
1927 52 0 52
1928 59 0 59
1929 71 0 71
1930 67 0 67
1931 50 0 50
1932 70 6 64
1933 68 9 59
1934 74 0 74
1935 68 0 68
1936 82 0 82
1937 97 0 97
1938 74 0 74
1939 96 0 96
1940 114 12 102
1941 126 6 120
1942 142 6 136
1943 148 9 139
1944 118 8 110
1945 115 9 106
1946 210 18 192
1947 221 13 208
1948 208 9 199
1949 208 11 197
1950 235 10 225
1951 252 5 247
1952 280 14 266
1953 298 10 288
1954 333 7 326
1955 276 5 271
1956 354 11 343
1957 377 20 357
1958 357 15 342
1959 368 25 343
1960 360 14 346
1961 302 12 290
1962 288 12 276
1963 264 10 254
1964 241 13 228
1965 226 12 214
1966 198 11 187
1967 204 12 192
1968 196 5 191
1969 180 7 173
1970 158 9 149
1971 299 9 290
1972 281 16 265
1973 160 9 151
1974 153 7 146
1975 152 7 145
1976 125 7 118
1977 139 10 129
1978 100 11 89
1979 107 0 107
1980 111 6 105
1981 119 8 111
1982 85 8 77
1983 378 232 146
1984 509 367 142
1985 352 225 127
1986 291 161 130
1987 269 152 117
1988 338 152 186
1989 349 153 196
1990 329 162 167
1991 320 143 177
1992 342 148 194
1993 316 143 173
1994 251 115 136
1995 226 97 129
1996 246 115 131
1997 180 65 115
1998 169 69 100
1999 142 56 86
2000 122 49 73
2001 123 41 82
2002 92 28 64
2003 81 27 54
2004 83 23 60
2005 72 22 50
2006 75 22 53
2007 84 20 64
2008 66 17 49
2009 72 25 47
2010 74 24 50
2011 76 25 51
2012 77 30 47
2013 71 27 44
2014 71 31 40
2015 80 27 53

Fun Facts about the name Kirby

  • How many people with the first name Kirby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,538 babies born with the first name Kirby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kirby to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kirby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kirby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kirby is Thursday, July 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Kirby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kirby was in 1984 with a total of 367 babies.
  • Random Kirby Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kirby is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Kirby: Your name in reverse order is Ybrik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bkyri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 53,767 people with the last name Kirby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Kirby as their last name.
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Popularity of Kirby as a first name

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Popularity of Kirby as a last name

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Common last names for Kirby

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Hill
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Walker
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirby U.S.
  White 85.90% 64.26%
  African American 9.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirby

People with the last name Kirby are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Kirby

The name "Kirby" is of English origin, and it means "From the village with the Church". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Originally Kirkby from kirk (“church”) +‎ -by (“habitation”)

  1. An English placename.
    1. A census-designated place in Arkansas
    2. A village in Ohio
    3. A hamlet in Ontario, Canada
    4. A city in Texas
    5. A town in Vermont
    6. A town in Wyoming
  2. A habitational surname​ originally for a person from Kirby.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name transferred from the surname.

Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett is a MLB player. Kirby was born in 1961 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Kirby Dick

Kirby Dick is a director, producer, screenwriter, and editor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Kirby was born in 1952 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kirby

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse
Kirby Buckets
Kirby Buckets Cast
Kirby Center
Kirby Cucumber
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Kirby Vacuum
Kirby Games

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirby

Bruno Kirby

Bruno Kirby is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to 2006. Bruno was born in 1949 as Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, Jr. in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Will Kirby

Will Kirby is an osteopathic physician and dermatologist. Will was born in 1973.

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What does the name Kirby mean?

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Iis for impartial, a great arbiter

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Bis for busy, your never idle life.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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