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The name Kim is of English origin, and is a diminutive form of Kimberly.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kim 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 Kim
Use of the Name Kim for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
176,462 168,539 4,261 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kim has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Kim first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy 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 girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Kim
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1936  85551
1937  81158
1938    
1939  85252
1940  76865
1941  85255
1942  68488
1943  620104
194483683523135
194584879433188
1946581190318405
1947521254298531
1948536238305510
1949515252255634
1950480286231798
19513315701721,477
19522161,2911272,343
19531821,7441272,554
19541332,9361103,163
1955745,688973,498
1956389,8921192,950
19573511,4191621,976
19584010,6472061,313
19593511,5892411,109
19603412,4712371,154
19613611,3682391,103
19623711,643256913
19633910,675264847
1964429,981278779
19654310,077305612
1966439,190317550
1967497,406348458
1968576,088385408
1969665,452416362
1970784,725457314
19711023,681492267
19721182,735537220
19731292,194586184
19741441,939634161
19751781,486632164
19761951,249706139
19772301,085745131
1978283818761123
1979307780821113
1980382600833112
1981411533842109
198245646691296
198349040192291
198450938591692
198556634795392
1986663279  
1987666279  
1988748250  
1989758259  
1990787256  
1991931206  
Totals:  176,462 33,651

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kim as a girl's name about 83% of the time and less frequently (about 16% 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 Kim appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 48 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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