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Kyle

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 7 0 7
1894 10 0 10
1895 7 0 7
1896 6 0 6
1899 7 0 7
1900 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1903 7 0 7
1904 10 0 10
1905 9 0 9
1906 10 0 10
1907 8 0 8
1908 10 0 10
1909 11 0 11
1910 15 0 15
1911 11 0 11
1912 35 0 35
1913 25 0 25
1914 42 0 42
1915 70 5 65
1916 62 0 62
1917 75 0 75
1918 67 0 67
1919 52 0 52
1920 85 0 85
1921 67 0 67
1922 81 0 81
1923 68 0 68
1924 88 0 88
1925 84 0 84
1926 85 0 85
1927 102 0 102
1928 74 0 74
1929 80 0 80
1930 89 0 89
1931 79 0 79
1932 78 0 78
1933 74 0 74
1934 87 0 87
1935 114 0 114
1936 102 6 96
1937 110 5 105
1938 78 0 78
1939 101 0 101
1940 94 0 94
1941 119 0 119
1942 118 6 112
1943 143 22 121
1944 101 5 96
1945 86 5 81
1946 117 10 107
1947 163 11 152
1948 146 16 130
1949 181 37 144
1950 343 102 241
1951 553 211 342
1952 537 156 381
1953 516 153 363
1954 558 158 400
1955 538 134 404
1956 658 186 472
1957 1,223 194 1,029
1958 1,176 163 1,013
1959 1,370 224 1,146
1960 1,492 223 1,269
1961 1,384 225 1,159
1962 1,847 138 1,709
1963 1,760 128 1,632
1964 1,590 112 1,478
1965 1,264 90 1,174
1966 2,016 56 1,960
1967 2,194 50 2,144
1968 1,997 53 1,944
1969 2,214 76 2,138
1970 2,857 91 2,766
1971 2,915 83 2,832
1972 2,539 62 2,477
1973 2,456 80 2,376
1974 2,695 94 2,601 #97 boy name
1975 2,927 89 2,838 #88 boy name
1976 3,374 63 3,311 #80 boy name
1977 3,594 83 3,511 #79 boy name
1978 4,676 158 4,518 #63 boy name
1979 5,618 166 5,452 #56 boy name
1980 5,958 173 5,785 #57 boy name
1981 6,732 156 6,576 #52 boy name
1982 8,396 189 8,207 #47 boy name
1983 12,615 243 12,372 #34 boy name
1984 12,768 230 12,538 #34 boy name
1985 16,813 303 16,510 #27 boy name
1986 19,563 261 19,302 #23 boy name
1987 20,179 320 19,859 #22 boy name
1988 20,175 290 19,885 #21 boy name
1989 21,130 254 20,876 #20 boy name
1990 22,935 237 22,698 #18 boy name
1991 21,773 163 21,610 #21 boy name
1992 20,881 173 20,708 #22 boy name
1993 19,612 162 19,450 #23 boy name
1994 18,549 155 18,394 #24 boy name
1995 16,881 124 16,757 #24 boy name
1996 15,701 105 15,596 #25 boy name
1997 16,030 115 15,915 #24 boy name
1998 15,370 94 15,276 #24 boy name
1999 13,835 66 13,769 #28 boy name
2000 12,019 53 11,966 #37 boy name
2001 10,624 56 10,568 #40 boy name
2002 10,105 45 10,060 #40 boy name
2003 8,710 61 8,649 #53 boy name
2004 7,894 74 7,820 #55 boy name
2005 6,720 38 6,682 #67 boy name
2006 6,194 47 6,147 #81 boy name
2007 5,395 42 5,353 #86 boy name
2008 4,726 30 4,696 #97 boy name
2009 4,205 34 4,171 #99 boy name
2010 3,602 33 3,569
2011 3,316 58 3,258
2012 3,012 52 2,960
2013 2,634 57 2,577
2014 2,443 66 2,377
2015 2,434 60 2,374

Fun Facts about the name Kyle

  • How many people with the first name Kyle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 482,411 babies born with the first name Kyle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kyle to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kyle? 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 Kyle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kyle is Wednesday, May 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Kyle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kyle was in 1990 with a total of 22,698 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kyle!
  • Random Kyle Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kyle ranks 11th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 135 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Kyle: Your name in reverse order is Elyk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kyle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,721 people with the last name Kyle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kyle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Kyle as their last name.

Where is the name Kyle popular?

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Popularity of Kyle as a first name

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Popularity of Kyle as a last name

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Common last names for Kyle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Harris
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kyle U.S.
  White 79.99% 64.26%
  African American 14.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kyle

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Kyle

The name "Kyle" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Narrow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

From several places in Scotland and Northern Ireland, derived from Gaelic caol ("narrows").

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. (uncommon) A female given name, transferred from the surname
  4. A town in Saskatchewan
  5. A census-designated place in South Dakota
  6. A city in Texas

Notable Persons With the Name Kyle

Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler is an actor. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Kyle was given the name Kyle Martin Chandler on September 17th, 1965 in Buffalo, New York.

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Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1984. Kyle was given the name Kyle Merritt MacLachlan on February 22nd, 1959 in U.S.

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Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry is a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2006. Kyle was born on March 25th, 1986 in Philadelphia.

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Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards is an actress, television personality, memoirist, philanthropist, actor, and celebrity. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Kyle was born on January 11th, 1969 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, and Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Kyle was born on March 17th, 1981 in Paramount, California.

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Kyle Okposo

Kyle Okposo is a hockey player for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2007 to present. Kyle was born on April 16th, 1988 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kyle

Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle is an american sniper (book). His military service ended in 1999.

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Jeremy Kyle

Jeremy Kyle is a presenter. He was most active from 1996 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy Nicholas Kyle on July 7th, 1965 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

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Taya Kyle

Taya Kyle is an activist. Taya was given the name Taya Renae Studebaker on September 4th, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Benjaman Kyle

Benjaman Kyle is an important individual. Benjaman was born on August 29th, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Benjaman is also known as (possible names), Benjaman Powell, and Benjaman Davidson.

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Iris Kyle

Iris Kyle is a bodybuilder. Iris was born on August 22nd, 1974 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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Peter Kyle

Peter Kyle is a for Hove and Member of parliament. He was most active from 2015 to present. Peter was born on September 9th, 1970 in West Sussex.

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  • Mike Kyle
    (famous somebody)
  • Kaylyn Kyle
    (soccer player)
  • Kevin Kyle
    (soccer player)
  • Sissela Kyle
    (actress)
  • Jack Kyle
    (rugby player)
  • James H. Kyle
    (office holder)
  • Billy Kyle
    (musician)
  • Edwin Jackson Kyle
    (famed human)
  • Richard House Kyle
    (famous person)
  • Darwin K. Kyle
    (noteworthy somebody)
  • Jayanthi Kyle
    (musician)
  • John Kyle
    (famous human)
  • Archie Kyle
    (soccer player)
  • Thomas Barton Kyle
    (notable individual)

What does the name Kyle mean?

Kis for kid, the child within.

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

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