Kirin

First Name
729
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
234
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kirin

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Wiktionary

Borrowing from Japanese 麒 (き)麟 (りん) (kirin), from Middle Chinese.

  1. A mythical Chinese hooved chimerical creature, said to appear in conjunction with the arrival of a sage.

kirin was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Kurdish

Notable Persons Named Kirin

Kirin Kiki is an actress. She has been prominent since 1961. Kirin was born on January 15th, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan. Kirin is also known as first stage name; and current real name.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirin

Ivica Kirin is a Minister of the Interior and Ministry of the Interior (Croatia). Ivica was born on June 14th, 1970 in Virovitica.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 10 10 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 9 9 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 17 11 6
1996 9 9 0
1997 9 9 0
1998 15 9 6
1999 18 11 7
2000 18 12 6
2001 17 11 6
2002 24 10 14
2003 26 15 11
2004 23 9 14
2005 26 14 12
2006 33 16 17
2007 39 17 22
2008 36 14 22
2009 25 6 19
2010 25 5 20
2011 47 17 30
2012 36 11 25
2013 29 11 18
2014 39 9 30
2015 38 11 27
2016 36 10 26
2017 19 6 13

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Popularity of Kirin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirin U.S.
  White 94.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirin

People with the last name Kirin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kirin

  • How Popular is the name Kirin? Kirin is the 12,888th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kirin was the 80,926th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kirin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 729 babies born with the first name Kirin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kirin to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kirin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kirin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kirin is Monday, September 5th, 1960.
  • What year had the most people named Kirin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kirin was in 2011 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Kirin Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kirin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Kirin: Your name in reverse order is Nirik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nriki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 234 people with the last name Kirin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kirin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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