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Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Chief

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kim

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kim in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Kim:

  • Records indicate that 33,657 boys in the United States have been named Kim since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1955, when 3,497 people in the U.S. were given the name Kim. Those people are now 65 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Kim

    33% Approval Rating
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      1 Positive Comment

  • "I used to date a guy named "Kim" I think he was born in the 1950's. Very different name for a guy, but somehow it suited him. I wonder if he had a lot of flak about it in school? I like different names, and obviously I have never forgot him or his name." Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "i know why males are named kim in th 50's a movie came out with a guy named kim in it it was sooo cool back then to have the name kim for a guy is boys where named kim" Feb. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kim and I hate it now because the girls have taken it over. When I was a kid in the 60s I knew of 5 other boys with the same name but now I have to show my drivers license because folks don't believe my name is Kim. Banks think I am trying to take some woman's identity when I am cashing a check One way lasting affect for me is that it made me recognize and stand up to bullies quickly. I admire those who go by the name proudly while I hide behind my middle name. I should have changed it long ago." Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I am a guy name Kim, aged 56 today. I love having a name which is "gender ambiguos". I liked it so much that I named my son "Robin"." Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is much more popular name than people realize. I know over half a dozen guys by this name ranging from ages 60 to 30. Great name and all great guys!" Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "As it is more often than not a girl's name, I have been socialised to not see it as "truly" masculine (My name is Kim). Also, as I have partial Asian heritage, it is often seen as denoting that, when this is not the case." Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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