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Ken Name Popularity

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Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 1,353 6 0.0006%
1919 1,429 5 0.0005%
1920 0 0%
1921 1,251 10 0.0009%
1922 1,301 8 0.0007%
1923 1,168 12 0.0011%
1924 1,256 10 0.0009%
1925 1,205 10 0.0009%
1926 954 21 0.0019%
1927 1,028 17 0.0015%
1928 1,255 9 0.0008%
1929 914 23 0.0022%
1930 744 37 0.0035%
1931 636 53 0.0054%
1932 543 79 0.008%
1933 607 55 0.0059%
1934 481 102 0.0106%
1935 453 119 0.0122%
1936 404 144 0.0149%
1937 403 150 0.0152%
1938 356 206 0.0201%
1939 345 223 0.0219%
1940 332 254 0.0239%
1941 322 290 0.0258%
1942 309 348 0.0276%
1943 291 406 0.0311%
1944 288 384 0.031%
1945 276 435 0.0357%
1946 232 638 0.0432%
1947 249 667 0.04%
1948 257 598 0.0375%
1949 318 417 0.0259%
1950 375 286 0.0178%
1951 408 234 0.0138%
1952 387 272 0.0156%
1953 405 254 0.0144%
1954 368 328 0.0179%
1955 344 405 0.022%
1956 285 629 0.0333%
1957 218 1,162 0.0604%
1958 185 1,499 0.0793%
1959 182 1,645 0.0866%
1960 176 1,757 0.0927%
1961 187 1,641 0.0869%
1962 181 1,661 0.0905%
1963 180 1,613 0.0899%
1964 192 1,455 0.0827%
1965 217 1,079 0.066%
1966 251 797 0.051%
1967 283 615 0.0405%
1968 306 561 0.0374%
1969 353 463 0.0301%
1970 373 441 0.0277%
1971 432 308 0.0205%
1972 474 230 0.0169%
1973 503 192 0.0148%
1974 580 141 0.0108%
1975 698 92 0.0072%
1976 810 62 0.0048%
1977 784 69 0.0051%
1978 772 75 0.0056%
1979 816 67 0.0048%
1980 785 78 0.0053%
1981 772 83 0.0056%
1982 813 76 0.0051%
1983 975 42 0.0028%
1984 870 60 0.004%
1985 796 78 0.0051%
1986 876 62 0.0041%
1987 855 72 0.0047%
1988 966 58 0.0037%
1989 832 96 0.0059%
1990 874 91 0.0055%
1991 956 77 0.0047%
1992 1,091 58 0.0036%
1993 1,017 68 0.0044%
1994 1,048 66 0.0043%
1995 964 84 0.0056%
1996 988 78 0.0052%
1997 1,098 67 0.0045%
1998 1,205 53 0.0035%
1999 1,075 76 0.0051%
2000 1,165 68 0.0045%
2001 1,102 79 0.0052%
2002 1,078 87 0.0058%
2003 1,310 56 0.0037%
2004 1,057 100 0.0066%
2005 1,181 81 0.0053%
2006 1,238 81 0.0052%
2007 1,319 72 0.0046%
2008 1,382 64 0.0041%
2009 1,516 50 0.0033%
2010 2,028 19 0.0013%
2011 1,475 50 0.0035%
2012 1,366 61 0.0043%
2013 1,718 30 0.0021%
2014 1,448 52 0.0036%
2015 1,550 45 0.0031%
2016 1,572 42 0.0029%
2017 1,652 33 0.0024%
2018 1,771 27 0.002%
2019 2,145 13 0.001%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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What names are variants of Ken?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kennan

Ancient

Irish

Kenney

English

Kennie

English

Kenny

“The teacher” from the Anglo-Saxon cennan, to enlighten.


What names sound like Ken?

If you like how Ken sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ken.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kean

Ancient; fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye

Irish

Keen

Fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye; ancient

Irish

Kenn

Bright water

Welsh

Keon

God is gracious

Irish


What names are similar to Ken?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kendrick

Bold power

English


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2 Comments

  1. Ken derives from Japanese word, meaning Wise, Healthy and Strong. So we were in the middle of vacation in Japan when the typhoon striked in Japan and we found out, we got pregnant after we went home.

  2. The journey has been great and worth it


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