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Kirk

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 10 0 10
1884 8 0 8
1885 9 0 9
1888 7 0 7
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1892 12 0 12
1893 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 11 0 11
1902 10 0 10
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 5 0 5
1908 6 0 6
1909 12 0 12
1910 13 0 13
1911 11 0 11
1912 18 0 18
1913 23 0 23
1914 30 0 30
1915 41 0 41
1916 38 0 38
1917 39 0 39
1918 32 0 32
1919 39 0 39
1920 36 0 36
1921 27 0 27
1922 41 0 41
1923 44 0 44
1924 50 0 50
1925 42 0 42
1926 36 0 36
1927 32 0 32
1928 37 0 37
1929 42 0 42
1930 45 0 45
1931 44 0 44
1932 34 0 34
1933 30 0 30
1934 60 0 60
1935 61 0 61
1936 53 0 53
1937 72 0 72
1938 80 0 80
1939 105 0 105
1940 131 0 131
1941 165 0 165
1942 170 0 170
1943 209 0 209
1944 220 0 220
1945 209 0 209
1946 248 0 248
1947 334 0 334
1948 338 0 338
1949 731 0 731
1950 1,029 0 1,029
1951 1,003 0 1,003
1952 1,130 8 1,122
1953 1,230 0 1,230
1954 1,375 0 1,375
1955 1,637 6 1,631
1956 1,901 0 1,901
1957 2,190 8 2,182
1958 2,343 7 2,336
1959 2,409 0 2,409
1960 2,462 12 2,450
1961 2,519 5 2,514
1962 2,556 0 2,556
1963 2,493 8 2,485
1964 2,240 9 2,231
1965 2,064 6 2,058
1966 1,850 7 1,843
1967 2,003 8 1,995
1968 2,019 7 2,012
1969 2,094 9 2,085
1970 1,931 13 1,918
1971 1,756 10 1,746
1972 1,350 0 1,350
1973 1,215 0 1,215
1974 1,133 10 1,123
1975 1,001 0 1,001
1976 890 0 890
1977 886 5 881
1978 723 8 715
1979 807 0 807
1980 796 8 788
1981 717 0 717
1982 669 9 660
1983 639 7 632
1984 691 0 691
1985 681 0 681
1986 649 7 642
1987 730 7 723
1988 809 7 802
1989 844 0 844
1990 697 0 697
1991 562 0 562
1992 515 0 515
1993 424 6 418
1994 379 0 379
1995 315 0 315
1996 303 0 303
1997 317 0 317
1998 231 0 231
1999 221 0 221
2000 188 0 188
2001 178 0 178
2002 161 0 161
2003 158 0 158
2004 140 0 140
2005 141 0 141
2006 121 0 121
2007 124 0 124
2008 95 0 95
2009 111 0 111
2010 102 0 102
2011 96 0 96
2012 97 0 97
2013 112 0 112
2014 103 0 103
2015 92 0 92

Want to know about the popularity of the Kirk baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67,613 babies born with the name Kirk in the United States. That's more than enough Kirks to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kirk" was in 1962 with a total of 2,556 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kirks)

According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kirk" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 63 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of 1,931 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Kirk

The name "Kirk" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Church". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kirk
A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.

Etymology: Scot.; cf. Icel. kirkja, of Greek origin. See Church

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Scottish church

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas is an actor, producer, director, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to present. Kirk was born in 1916 as Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, New York, United States.

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Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron is an actor, evangelist, and tv show host with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Kirk was born in 1970 as Kirk Thomas Cameron in Panorama City, California, U.S.

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Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin is a musician, songwriter, record producer, and choir director specializing in christian hip hop and contemporary gospel music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Kirk was born in 1970 as Kirk Dwayne Franklin in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett is a musician, songwriter, and author specializing in heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Kirk was born in 1962 as Kirk Lee Hammett in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich is a basketball biography. Kirk was born in 1981 in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Kirk Gibson

Kirk Gibson is a MLB player. Kirk was born in 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kirk

Kirk Cousins
Kirk Frost
Kirk Henning
Kirk Langstrom
Kirk Mcewen

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

Your name in reverse order is "Krik". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Irkk". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kirk born Dec 8, 1929

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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