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The name Ken is a diminutive form of Kenneth.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ken has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ken
Use of the Name Ken for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
29,477 21,189 1,610 126 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ken has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Ken first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1926, which is the first year shown on the table.  Ken last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1995, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ken
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
192692454  
1927    
1928    
192988557  
193072776  
193161295  
1932509128  
1933557106  
1934454153  
1935435168  
1936376210  
1937387203  
1938349251  
1939338275  
1940327303  
1941312345  
1942302410  
1943290446  
1944288425  
1945275474  
1946227687  
1947248702  
1948261623  
1949320454  
1950365344  
1951397292  
1952383322  
1953395316  
1954367369  
1955345439  
1956285658  
19572201,178  
19581861,524  
19591821,658  
19601771,775  
19611871,659  
19621811,687  
19631781,634  
19641911,475  
19652181,099  
1966252820  
1967284647  
1968308599  
1969355495  
1970370485  
1971425360  
1972465286  
1973509234  
1974565201  
1975666152  
1976712138  
1977764124  
1978719137  
1979811115  
1980746139  
1981721144  
1982760134  
1983869102  
1984811116  
1985856111  
1986917100  
1987829126  
1988915109  
1989867135  
1990860141  
1991940127  
1992    
1993    
1994    
1995993126  
Totals:  29,477 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ken as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Ken appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 65 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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