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King Name Popularity

How popular is the name King? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 King was the 149th most popular boys name, representing 0.1871% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 King has been the 679th most popular boys name, representing 0.0147% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 323 29 0.0082%
1911 538 8 0.0021%
1912 423 46 0.0091%
1913 535 34 0.006%
1914 570 42 0.006%
1915 512 82 0.009%
1916 549 70 0.0072%
1917 589 65 0.0065%
1918 662 52 0.0048%
1919 509 100 0.0095%
1920 561 85 0.0076%
1921 668 59 0.0052%
1922 653 62 0.0056%
1923 632 66 0.0059%
1924 632 67 0.0058%
1925 639 64 0.0057%
1926 582 76 0.0069%
1927 737 41 0.0037%
1928 680 51 0.0048%
1929 624 60 0.0058%
1930 619 61 0.0058%
1931 659 48 0.0049%
1932 774 33 0.0033%
1933 667 42 0.0045%
1934 626 56 0.0058%
1935 910 18 0.0019%
1936 628 49 0.0051%
1937 657 44 0.0045%
1938 619 56 0.0055%
1939 597 57 0.0056%
1940 661 47 0.0044%
1941 717 38 0.0034%
1942 589 72 0.0057%
1943 675 50 0.0038%
1944 720 37 0.003%
1945 651 50 0.0041%
1946 746 41 0.0028%
1947 703 55 0.0033%
1948 700 52 0.0033%
1949 852 31 0.0019%
1950 675 61 0.0038%
1951 782 43 0.0025%
1952 800 39 0.0022%
1953 899 28 0.0016%
1954 889 31 0.0017%
1955 1,088 16 0.0009%
1956 1,031 20 0.0011%
1957 1,064 18 0.0009%
1958 1,262 10 0.0005%
1959 956 29 0.0015%
1960 974 25 0.0013%
1961 0 0%
1962 1,031 20 0.0011%
1963 1,012 21 0.0012%
1964 1,057 19 0.0011%
1965 1,486 5 0.0003%
1966 1,585 5 0.0003%
1967 1,351 6 0.0004%
1968 1,528 5 0.0003%
1969 1,676 5 0.0003%
1970 0 0%
1971 1,277 13 0.0009%
1972 1,321 12 0.0009%
1973 0 0%
1974 1,854 5 0.0004%
1975 1,394 11 0.0009%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 1,863 5 0.0004%
1979 1,394 15 0.0011%
1980 1,472 13 0.0009%
1981 1,401 15 0.001%
1982 1,413 16 0.0011%
1983 1,463 13 0.0009%
1984 2,185 5 0.0003%
1985 1,770 8 0.0005%
1986 1,874 7 0.0005%
1987 0 0%
1988 1,787 11 0.0007%
1989 0 0%
1990 1,765 14 0.0008%
1991 1,724 16 0.001%
1992 1,917 12 0.0008%
1993 0 0%
1994 1,609 21 0.0014%
1995 2,213 7 0.0005%
1996 1,988 12 0.0008%
1997 2,071 11 0.0007%
1998 1,892 15 0.001%
1999 2,212 10 0.0007%
2000 1,798 20 0.0013%
2001 1,543 32 0.0021%
2002 1,961 17 0.0011%
2003 1,501 38 0.0025%
2004 1,657 32 0.0021%
2005 1,120 93 0.0061%
2006 867 179 0.0114%
2007 729 264 0.0167%
2008 707 283 0.0183%
2009 454 567 0.0379%
2010 393 685 0.0475%
2011 384 704 0.0494%
2012 255 1,397 0.098%
2013 192 2,074 0.1457%
2014 175 2,416 0.1658%
2015 163 2,535 0.1742%
2016 153 2,641 0.1832%
2017 148 2,641 0.1892%
2018 149 2,571 0.1871%

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Siblings of King

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12 Comments

  1. I wanted his name to have meaning to it. And he is my first and only king

  2. King name comes from my last name and Christopher is his father first name and Jackson is his father last name so that how he got his name

  3. Although I don’t like King for a first name, I think it would make a unique middle name. It pretty much goes with ANY name… Rudy King , Michael King , Jonah King , Bryson King , etc.

  4. My first born, King was the only name I liked. I always wanted boys. King who is 5 and Prince who is 10 days old. They are fit for royal names. They live up to their names. There was a reason I named them King Jay’ceon and Prince Josiah ?

  5. My son name is King-Xavion
    I call his dad my king and his dad gave my the best gift in the world which was our son he didn’t wanna name him after himself so I named him King-Xavion Enrique I gave our son his middle name

  6. I liked king because it was a royal name, and it was also different

  7. I picked king and my son name cuz being at 23wreks he had to fight for his place as a king n my baby is a fighter

  8. Its actually King-Noah. Noah was the first name that popped up in my head. Then came along King. So i put them together as King-Noah

  9. We choose the name king because I have always loved that name .king is a good baby I just love his little life

  10. We named our son King because he is our first boy. He is also our last baby. My husband and I made an agreement that he would name the boys and I would name the girls. So 3 girls later he finally got to name a boy. We also chose the name because it is strong and yet humble. His middle name is Solomon. Solomon is one of our favorite people in the Bible. He was full of wisdom and loved by his people. We love this name.

  11. He is a very smart,happy&loveable 2 month old!!

  12. 5-17-2020
    mommy misses you so much i wish i didn’t have to miscarry you my love but daddy kicked me to the streets for 3 days and i couldn’t feed you i am so sorry its your daddy’s fault because he would not swallow his pride and take care of our family
    untill we meet again my angel mommy loves you so much
    papa charlie is watching over you now


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