How popular is YOUR name? A smart tool lets you solve it … and reveals when you’ve peaked

You’ve been given a name – or you chose one – based on many factors: it has deeper meaning, sounds great, honors your culture and background, to name a few.

It’s relatively easy to research what your name means, but now a new tool also allows us to see how common it is and when it peaked.

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It looks like Kate wasn’t a popular choice in 1996Credit: the name calculator

For those like me named Kate, the tool revealed that “you were 0.36% likely to call yourself Kate and 7 times more likely to call yourself Sophie” in 1996, when I was born.

Other potentials that my parents could have chosen from were Chloe, Jessica and Emily, all very good candidates for those born at the same time.

This means that in 1996 it was the 59th most popular name, with 1,055 parents of babies coming to the registry office with baby Kates in their hands.

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Although it means “pure” and several famous people share the same name – Kate Winslet and Kate Middleton, for example – it appears to be not as popular anymore.

After peaking in 1996, Kate is now the 771st most popular given name.

“Talk about a fall from grace!” The tool added.

Additionally, these are the most popular names for babies born in January and they might surprise you.

Meanwhile, this mom said her baby’s name sounded like a ‘fart’ and that he was ‘ugliest ever’ – ‘love it people are just bullies’.

Plus, these are the baby names that are most likely to land your child a high profile career – is your little one on the list?

It's almost surprising that my parents called me Kate, because, for example, Chloe was a more common choice.

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It’s almost surprising that my parents called me Kate, because, for example, Chloe was a more common choice.Credit: the name calculator
The tool also shared other facts, like when your name peaked

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The tool also shared other facts, like when your name peakedCredit: the name calculator
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