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The name Kim is of Scandinavian origin, and is an alternate form of Joachim.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kim 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 Kim
Use of the Name Kim for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
33,651 20,440 592 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kim has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Kim first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1936, which is the first year shown on the table.  Kim last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1991, 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 Kim
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
193685551  
193781158  
1938    
193985252  
194076865  
194185255  
194268488  
1943620104  
194452313583683
194543318884879
1946318405581190
1947298531521254
1948305510536238
1949255634515252
1950231798480286
19511721,477331570
19521272,3432161,291
19531272,5541821,744
19541103,1631332,936
1955973,498745,688
19561192,950389,892
19571621,9763511,419
19582061,3134010,647
19592411,1093511,589
19602371,1543412,471
19612391,1033611,368
19622569133711,643
19632648473910,675
1964278779429,981
19653056124310,077
1966317550439,190
1967348458497,406
1968385408576,088
1969416362665,452
1970457314784,725
19714922671023,681
19725372201182,735
19735861841292,194
19746341611441,939
19756321641781,486
19767061391951,249
19777451312301,085
1978761123283818
1979821113307780
1980833112382600
1981842109411533
198291296456466
198392291490401
198491692509385
198595392566347
1986  663279
1987  666279
1988  748250
1989  758259
1990  787256
1991  931206
Totals:  33,651 176,462

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kim as a boy's name about 16% of the time and more frequently (about 83% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Kim appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 49 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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