Kerry

Kerry - A very unique female name



  Nov 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kerry, meaning dark, dark-haired, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1942 on position #1347. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kerry and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kerry? 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 Kerry. The baby girl name Kerry was given to 5 baby girls in 2012, ranking #5355 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 282,650 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kerry peaked in popularity 48 years ago in 1971 on position 144.



Famous with this name

Kerry O'Malley
Kerry Bishé
Kerry Washington


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Rating: 5/5 (5 people)


Kerry is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kerry is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,417 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,417.

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 Kerry is where you live.


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Kerry origin and meaning

Kerry is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dark, dark-haired. To see famous people named Kerry, pop culture references for the name Kerry and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kerry

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

Kara / Kari / Kiara / Kerri / Kyra / Keri / Kira / Keira / Kiera / Kierra /

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
20125355
20114359
20095544
20083484
20073581
20062492
20051910
20042077
20031522
20021291
20011249
20001102
1999975
1998997
1997807
1996738
1995714
1994644
1993626
1992541
1991507
1990452
1989440
1988407
1987365
1986345
1985353
1984317
1983299
1982267
1981267
1980260
1979252
1978217
1977202
1976176
1975163
1974158
1973148
1972148
1971144
1970176
1969176
1968186
1967233
1966262
1965292
1964263
1963258
1962271
1961286
1960301
1959336
1958328
1957319
1956322
1955345
1954366
1953350
1952350
1951361
1950371
1949407
1948527
1947628
1946695
1945715
1944655
1943945
19421347

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2417

Even more about Kerry


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 Kerry 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kerry?

2 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
1971
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kerry
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 282,650
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1942
2012 births +5

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