US Popularity:5826
Meaning:Dark-haired; Little dark one; Black
Kerry is a gender-neutral name of Irish origin. This name is something of a multipurpose one, with its consistent appearances as both a surname and a given name that defies gender binaries. It is chipper and modern with a distinctive edge, translating from Irish to mean “dark-haired,” “little dark one,” or “black.” This name is a top choice if baby is born in County Kerry or if you have raven-headed Irish-blooded folks in your family and you want baby to feel right at home.

Kerry Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kerry is currently #2263 on The Bump
Boy:Kerry is currently #1580 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kerry is currently #1272 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kerry is currently #5826 in U.S. births
Boy:Kerry is currently #7545 in U.S. births
Girl:Kerry is currently #14431 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2404
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Kerry

  • Behind the Name, Kerry, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Ciar, June 2023

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 187

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