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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1927

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1927 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 70,637 5.713 0 2,808 1 Robert 61,669 5.308 0 538
2 Dorothy 35,991 2.911 0 -624 2 John 55,947 4.815 0 -172
3 Betty 35,423 2.865 0 2,460 3 James 53,675 4.620 0 470
4 Helen 25,319 2.048 0 -1,566 4 William 51,482 4.431 0 -437
5 Margaret 21,964 1.776 0 -1,104 5 Charles 31,935 2.749 0 2,414
6 Ruth 19,417 1.570 0 -804 6 Richard 26,767 2.304 1 1,618
7 Doris 16,509 1.335 0 212 7 George 25,949 2.233 -1 44
8 Virginia 15,725 1.272 0 -435 8 Donald 23,841 2.052 1 2,931
9 Shirley 13,313 1.077 5 1,551 9 Joseph 23,504 2.023 -1 -258
10 Barbara 13,162 1.065 6 2,083 10 Edward 19,113 1.645 0 -265
11 Mildred 13,055 1.056 -2 -495 11 Thomas 17,022 1.465 0 421
12 Frances 12,988 1.050 -2 -368 12 Frank 14,378 1.238 0 -114
13 Elizabeth 12,527 1.013 -2 -309 13 Paul 13,605 1.171 0 -51
14 Jean 12,512 1.012 -2 345 14 Harold 13,231 1.139 0 -78
15 Evelyn 11,497 0.930 -2 -284 15 Raymond 12,805 1.102 0 -3
16 Anna 11,215 0.907 -1 -483 16 Jack 12,795 1.101 0 594
17 Alice 10,679 0.864 0 -276 17 Walter 11,345 0.976 0 -425
18 Patricia 10,553 0.854 5 1,963 18 Kenneth 10,848 0.934 0 507
19 Lois 10,505 0.850 0 686 19 Henry 9,865 0.849 0 -135
20 Marie 10,315 0.834 -2 -315 20 Eugene 9,746 0.839 3 732
21 Irene 8,608 0.696 0 -561 21 David 9,424 0.811 1 385
22 Gloria 8,534 0.690 -2 -662 22 Arthur 9,340 0.804 -2 -124
23 Rose 8,500 0.687 2 -9 23 Albert 9,127 0.786 -2 -17
24 Martha 8,307 0.672 0 -248 24 Ralph 8,433 0.726 0 -21
25 Marjorie 8,115 0.656 -3 -525 25 Harry 8,018 0.690 0 -193
26 Norma 7,996 0.647 3 468 26 Carl 7,281 0.627 0 342
27 Louise 7,700 0.623 0 -283 27 Willie 6,969 0.600 1 150
28 Florence 7,644 0.618 -2 -537 28 Howard 6,833 0.588 -1 -5
29 Phyllis 7,424 0.600 4 504 29 Louis 6,665 0.574 1 154
30 Ruby 7,264 0.588 0 -209 30 Joe 6,538 0.563 3 201
31 Catherine 7,256 0.587 0 -212 31 Billy 6,463 0.556 9 1,282
32 Lillian 7,182 0.581 -4 -479 32 Clarence 6,458 0.556 -3 -81
33 Eleanor 6,959 0.563 -1 -346 33 Earl 6,404 0.551 -1 -39
34 Dolores 6,771 0.548 15 1,554 34 Roy 6,385 0.550 0 158
35 Joyce 6,685 0.541 9 979 35 Fred 6,313 0.543 -4 -133
36 Annie 6,561 0.531 -2 -316 36 Francis 5,645 0.486 -1 -144
37 Gladys 6,413 0.519 -2 -220 37 Lawrence 5,569 0.479 -1 -16
38 Thelma 6,304 0.510 -2 -280 38 Gerald 5,511 0.474 3 389
39 Josephine 6,109 0.494 -2 -298 39 Norman 5,488 0.472 0 203
40 Edna 6,083 0.492 -2 -312 40 Leonard 5,310 0.457 -2 -93
41 Joan 6,032 0.488 10 1,037 41 Ernest 5,206 0.448 -4 -234
42 Pauline 6,009 0.486 -3 -349 42 Herbert 5,020 0.432 2 82
43 June 5,736 0.464 -3 -339 43 Anthony 4,919 0.423 -1 -142
44 Lorraine 5,727 0.463 9 835 44 Stanley 4,905 0.422 -1 -57
45 Lucille 5,632 0.456 -2 -128 45 Alfred 4,751 0.409 0 19
46 Marilyn 5,555 0.449 19 1,185 46 Daniel 4,616 0.397 0 102
47 Ethel 5,486 0.444 -6 -373 47 Marvin 4,394 0.378 3 284
48 Edith 5,403 0.437 -6 -385 48 Melvin 4,201 0.362 -1 7
49 Bernice 5,305 0.429 -4 -138 49 Samuel 4,186 0.360 -1 7
50 Grace 5,304 0.429 -4 -124 50 Bernard 4,165 0.358 -1 -6

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.