Ken

Ken - A very unique male name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ken, meaning born of fire or handsome; healthy and strong, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1543. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ken and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ken? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ken. The baby boy name Ken was given to 60 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1491 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 27,351 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ken peaked in popularity 59 years ago in 1960 on position 177.



Famous with this name

Ken McNeill
Ken Russell
Ken Jeong


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Ken is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ken is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #535 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,760.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ken is where you live.


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Ken origin and meaning

Ken is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means born of fire or handsome; healthy and strong. To see famous people named Ken, pop culture references for the name Ken and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ken

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ken, sorted by popularity.

Kenny / Kim / Keegan / Keenan / Kane / Keon / Keagan / Keshawn / Kason / Kenyon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121491
20111627
20102394
20091652
20081478
20071386
20061289
20051215
20041078
20031366
20021097
20011128
20001192
19991101
19981242
19971133
19961005
1995979
19941078
19931047
19921118
1991975
1990883
1989848
1988982
1987862
1986886
1985797
1984874
1983988
1982816
1981774
1980792
1979828
1978774
1977793
1976817
1975704
1974583
1973502
1972476
1971434
1970373
1969352
1968305
1967283
1966251
1965217
1964192
1963180
1962181
1961187
1960177
1959182
1958185
1957219
1956285
1955345
1954370
1953406
1952388
1951409
1950375
1949319
1948257
1947249
1946232
1945276
1944288
1943291
1942310
1941322
1940332
1939345
1938355
1937404
1936404
1935453
1934483
1933613
1932544
1931640
1930759
1929950
19281391
19271107
19261006
19251342
19241384
19231264
19221482
19211357
19191808
19181543

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota535
California813
New Jersey816
New York1523
Texas1760

Even more about Ken


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ken a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ken?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1960
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ken
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 27,351
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +60

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