How popular is the baby name Kior in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Kior.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Kior


Posts that Mention the Name Kior

Where did the baby name Devara come from in 1967?

The name Devara was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data back in 1967:

  • 1969: unlisted
  • 1968: unlisted
  • 1967: 7 baby girls named Devara [debut]
  • 1966: unlisted
  • 1965: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Celebrity gossip…plus a typo. :)

In early 1967, newspapers reported that TV actor Vince Edwards was going to take his ex-wife, actress Kathy Kersh, to court because she “[made] it inconvenient for him to visit their 14-month-old daughter, Devara.”

This relatively minor item landed on the front page of certain (smaller) newspapers.

As we saw the other day, though, their daughter’s first name was actually Devera — making “Devara” yet another baby name inspired by a typo. (Others include Aleeta, Bedar, Clintonia, Glenalee, Kior, Mattlock, Rainelle, Reeshemah, and Terria.)

What are your thoughts on the name Devara? Do you like it more or less than Devera?

Source: “Wants His Ex-Wife Punished.” Salina Journal 15 Mar. 1967: 1.

Where did the baby name Kaoir come from?

Keyshia Ka'oir, 2017

Video vixen Keyshia Ka’oir (pronounced kee-sha kay-or) founded her companies Ka’oir Cosmetics and Ka’oir Fitness in 2010 and 2011, respectively. She also started dating rapper Gucci Mane (born Radric Delantic Davis) around that time. So it’s not surprising that, within a few years, the name Kaoir started popping up in the U.S. baby name data:

  • 2018: 34 baby girls named Kaoir
  • 2017: 15 baby girls named Kaoir
  • 2016: 9 baby girls named Kaoir
  • 2015: 5 baby girls named Kaoir
  • 2014: 9 baby girls named Kaoir [debut]
  • 2013: unlisted

Usage picked up with the airing of the 10-episode TV show “The Mane Event” (Oct. to Dec., 2017), which kicked off with a livestreamed broadcast of Keyshia and Gucci’s wedding. (The other nine episodes consisted of wedding planning.) With the show also came the debuts of the variant names Kior, Kaior, Keior, and Kayoir.

Notably, Kior was a top debut name of 2017 — I think because various media outlets (including VH1 and Bossip) were misspelling her name “Kior” around that time.

kior typo
VH1 misspells Ka’oir as “Kior” in 2017

She began her modelling career as Keyshia Dior in 2009, but changed her name to Keyshia Ka’oir a few years later. She put out a press release about the switch in early 2012:

I have officially changed my name from Keyshia Dior to Keyshia Ka’oir. […] I decided to put “Keyshia Dior” the urban video model successfully to rest and launch “Keyshia Ka’oir” to continue the expansion of my imprint. 

Sources: 5 Things to Know About Gucci Mane’s New Wife Keyshia Ka’oir, Gucci Mane’s Livestreamed Wedding Made the All-White Party a Thing Again, Introducing…KEYSHIA KA’OIR

Top debuts, baby girl names, 2017

Camreigh was the top debut name on the girls’ side of the list in 2017.

The girl names that debuted most impressively last year were…

1. Camreigh, 91 baby girls
2. Taishmara, 38
3. Teylie, 23
4. Kior, 20
5. Aaleiya, 19

In order for a rare baby name to make the cut and appear in the SSA’s baby name data for the first time, it has to be given to at least 5 babies (of either one gender or the other) within a given year.

The other names that debuted with ten-or-more baby girls in 2017 were Kamreigh, Sayyora, Mohana, Avajade, Cersei, Imona, Lunarose, Miraclle, Novahlee, Alisanne, Avianni, Brexleigh, Janova, Lunafreya, Mayuka, and Ning.

Debuts lower down on the list include: Quinzel, Eleven, Jaisvi, Lunamia, Shukrona, Tanushree, Zenley, Hermosa, Knovah, Luminara, Siouxsie, Sublime, Yabsira, Afruza, Ecclesia, Eclipse, Ewurabena, Freshta, Integrity, Kaibella, Kueen, Lumiere, Lunara, Nanki, Owsley, Rwby, Saanvireddy, Scylla, Sedna, Starbella, Tselmuun.

If you know what the explanations are for any of them, please leave a comment!

Here are the top girl name debuts of 2016.

[Note: I’ll be updating this post throughout the day today, and probably beyond.]