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The name Kerry is of Irish origin, and is derived from the name of a county in Ireland.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kerry 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 Kerry
Use of the Name Kerry for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
47,905 37,085 7,080 1,046 171 171 171
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kerry has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Kerry first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1934, which is the first 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 Kerry
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193497943  
1935551109  
193666779  
193776065  
193873170  
193963687  
1940559112  
1941539120  
1942522138  
194342521183088
1944345295599150
1945340312660125
1946293488649148
1947247705607197
1948235750491272
1949210922402395
19501971,063363479
19511911,173364488
19521941,167348557
19531941,256358567
19541701,655359583
19551741,601348614
19561831,581322740
19571751,743321810
19581931,443329806
19591791,700338790
19601582,171302954
19611612,0262871,038
19621681,8962721,086
19631701,7212581,164
19641751,5642611,177
19651771,476289921
19661971,2392621,031
19672061,1212321,257
19682141,0821861,737
19692339811761,851
19702439681771,833
19712538791452,204
19722657341481,907
19732726791481,875
19742687111581,729
19752946471631,673
19763055811761,448
19773345372021,301
19783584632171,153
1979374461251995
1980394431259999
1981398417266938
1982402419266937
1983419383296786
1984356511321730
1985351526348672
1986382481345698
1987438408356666
1988440416403598
1989467408437561
1990482403447552
1991489413496479
1992608288540437
1993604295614372
1994675235641340
1995747206705297
1996797181727288
1997789188771272
1998940150  
1999961150  
2000    
2001    
2002    
2003    
2004966171  
Totals:  47,905 46,765

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kerry as a boy's name about 50% of the time and as a girl's name about 49% of the time.  This name has been considered suitable for either boys or girls.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Kerry appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 67 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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