Ky

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1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ky

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ky
Kine.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
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Ky was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Ky

Ky Fan was a in the field of mathematics. Ky was born on September 19th, 1914 in Hangzhou. He breathed his last breath on March 22nd, 2010.

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Ky was born on June 17th, 1987 in San Bruno, California.

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She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Ky was born on October 29th, 1973 in Adelaide.

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Ky was born on March 11th, 1981 in Nambour, Queensland.

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Ky Laffoon is a golf player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ky

Nguyễn Cao Kỳ was an office holder. Their military service ended in 1971. Nguyễn was born on September 8th, 1930 in Sơn Tây, Tonkin, French Indochina. They passed away on July 23rd, 2011.

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Madame Nguyen Cao Ky is a First Lady of South Vietnam and First LadyofSouth Vietnam. Madame was born in 1942 in Hanoi.

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Lý Nhã Kỳ is an actress, model, businesswoman, actor, model (people), and businessperson. Lý was born in 1982 in Vũng Tàu.

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Petrus was born on December 6th, 1837. He left this life on September 1st, 1898.

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Vu was born in 1921. They passed away in 2005.

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Hoang was born in 1921 in Hội An. He breathed his last breath on January 31st, 2008.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 5 0 5
1952 5 0 5
1955 5 0 5
1957 10 0 10
1958 5 0 5
1961 7 0 7
1962 7 0 7
1964 9 0 9
1965 9 0 9
1967 15 0 15
1968 7 0 7
1969 16 5 11
1970 17 0 17
1971 20 0 20
1972 17 0 17
1973 14 6 8
1974 15 0 15
1975 18 0 18
1976 14 0 14
1977 21 7 14
1978 19 5 14
1979 13 0 13
1980 16 0 16
1981 15 0 15
1982 25 0 25
1983 24 0 24
1984 18 0 18
1985 22 0 22
1986 32 5 27
1987 37 0 37
1988 29 0 29
1989 36 5 31
1990 48 7 41
1991 23 0 23
1992 48 6 42
1993 30 0 30
1994 39 6 33
1995 26 5 21
1996 35 7 28
1997 24 0 24
1998 35 9 26
1999 35 6 29
2000 36 9 27
2001 35 0 35
2002 32 0 32
2003 40 6 34
2004 24 0 24
2005 32 0 32
2006 18 0 18
2007 27 0 27
2008 18 0 18
2009 22 0 22
2010 23 5 18
2011 29 0 29
2012 32 7 25
2013 28 0 28
2014 35 6 29
2015 29 5 24
2016 29 6 23
2017 45 7 38

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Popularity of Ky as a last name

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Common last names for Ky

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ky U.S.
  White 2.02% 64.26%
  African American 2.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ky

People with the last name Ky are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ky

  • How Popular is the name Ky? Ky is the 8,513th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ky was the 24,137th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,399 babies born with the first name Ky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ky to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ky is Monday, July 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ky was in 1992 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Ky Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ky is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Ky: Your name in reverse order is Yk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,042 people with the last name Ky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ky? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ky as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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