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The name Kay is a diminutive form of Catherine.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kay has been given to baby girls 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 girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Kay
Use of the Name Kay for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
95,622 26,989 762 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kay has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Kay first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1885, which is the first year shown on the table.  Kay last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1984, 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 girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Kay
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18859876  
1886    
1887    
1888  9906
1889    
1890    
1891    
1892    
189375116  
189482614  
1895    
189692713  
189784615  
189894214  
189965423  
190071426  
190169422  
190265926  
190353437  
190453239  
190548549  
190654642  
190749353  
190841875  
190940183  
1910381106  
1911386110  
1912386143  
1913381159  
1914361215  
1915388241  
191638027194346
1917375283  
191836831187858
1919355328  
192037031483765
192138230390560
192239128187263
192339528669986
192439430375778
192543924881367
192646022371978
1927420268632100
192846322369584
192944821868980
1930358352588105
1931259560522123
1932240657523123
1933200864480136
19341431,428449159
19351341,647466149
1936982,408483137
1937793,003506129
1938813,115532120
1939763,257512123
1940773,196521125
1941703,53662094
1942753,62366295
1943813,49064199
1944883,16575668
1945913,05489051
19461013,355  
19471043,51890060
19481132,938  
19491192,755  
19501232,624  
19511202,956  
19521322,775  
19531462,466  
19541462,504  
19551572,321  
19561542,393  
19571632,357  
19581692,239  
19591822,001  
19601921,927  
19611921,953  
19621971,876  
19632121,608  
19642431,302  
19652711,021  
1966294858  
1967328710  
1968352638  
1969433499  
1970455478  
1971501378  
1972619252  
1973582272  
1974637240  
1975720206  
1976753192  
1977773195  
1978916155  
1979943156  
1980974152  
1981912164  
1982979151  
1983972150  
1984998145  
Totals:  95,622 2,767

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kay as a girl's name about 97% of the time and less frequently (about 2% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Kay appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 92 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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