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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1927

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1927 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 70,637 5.713 -125 -68,256 1 Robert 61,669 5.308 -64 -56,162
2 Dorothy 35,991 2.911 -599 -35,493 2 John 55,947 4.815 -25 -46,513
3 Betty 35,423 2.865 -1,317 -35,248 3 James 53,675 4.620 -1 -39,443
4 Helen 25,319 2.048 -414 -24,561 4 William 51,482 4.431 1 -36,578
5 Margaret 21,964 1.776 -127 -19,722 5 Charles 31,935 2.749 -44 -24,805
6 Ruth 19,417 1.570 -259 -18,223 6 Richard 26,767 2.304 -169 -24,498
7 Doris 16,509 1.335 -2,082 -16,417 7 George 25,949 2.233 -117 -22,798
8 Virginia 15,725 1.272 -506 -15,117 8 Donald 23,841 2.052 -480 -23,247
9 Shirley 13,313 1.077 -1,262 -13,129 9 Joseph 23,504 2.023 -10 -13,144
10 Barbara 13,162 1.065 -898 -12,870 10 Edward 19,113 1.645 -159 -16,804
11 Mildred 13,055 1.056 -2,241 -12,972 11 Thomas 17,022 1.465 -37 -9,891
12 Frances 12,988 1.050 -426 -12,265 12 Frank 14,378 1.238 -361 -13,497
13 Elizabeth 12,527 1.013 0 -3,612 13 Paul 13,605 1.171 -212 -11,921
14 Jean 12,512 1.012 -2,444 -12,439 14 Harold 13,231 1.139 -785 -12,946
15 Evelyn 11,497 0.930 6 -822 15 Raymond 12,805 1.102 -278 -11,613
16 Anna 11,215 0.907 -37 -6,695 16 Jack 12,795 1.101 -19 -4,376
17 Alice 10,679 0.864 -53 -6,875 17 Walter 11,345 0.976 -248 -9,992
18 Patricia 10,553 0.854 -871 -10,251 18 Kenneth 10,848 0.934 -200 -9,097
19 Lois 10,505 0.850 -1,602 -10,372 19 Henry 9,865 0.849 1 541
20 Marie 10,315 0.834 -631 -9,862 20 Eugene 9,746 0.839 -794 -9,472
21 Irene 8,608 0.696 -573 -8,107 21 David 9,424 0.811 -2 700
22 Gloria 8,534 0.690 -539 -7,996 22 Arthur 9,340 0.804 -222 -7,837
23 Rose 8,500 0.687 -118 -6,441 23 Albert 9,127 0.786 -407 -8,413
24 Martha 8,307 0.672 -726 -7,937 24 Ralph 8,433 0.726 -1,047 -8,249
25 Marjorie 8,115 0.656 -921 -7,838 25 Harry 8,018 0.690 -624 -7,621
26 Norma 7,996 0.647 -2,299 -7,917 26 Carl 7,281 0.627 -601 -6,870
27 Louise 7,700 0.623 -778 -7,364 27 Willie 6,969 0.600 -777 -6,688
28 Florence 7,644 0.618 -952 -7,380 28 Howard 6,833 0.588 -971 -6,632
29 Phyllis 7,424 0.600 -5,921 -7,403 29 Louis 6,665 0.574 -248 -5,375
30 Ruby 7,264 0.588 -49 -3,724 30 Joe 6,538 0.563 -654 -6,176
31 Catherine 7,256 0.587 -167 -5,683 31 Billy 6,463 0.556 -804 -6,200
32 Lillian 7,182 0.581 5 -1,050 32 Clarence 6,458 0.556 -1,169 -6,305
33 Eleanor 6,959 0.563 -2 -1,440 33 Earl 6,404 0.551 -1,457 -6,293
34 Dolores 6,771 0.548 -3,255 -6,723 34 Roy 6,385 0.550 -503 -5,863
35 Joyce 6,685 0.541 -801 -6,362 35 Fred 6,313 0.543 -1,524 -6,209
36 Annie 6,561 0.531 -261 -5,474 36 Francis 5,645 0.486 -425 -4,994
37 Gladys 6,413 0.519 -2,418 -6,340 37 Lawrence 5,569 0.479 -459 -4,990
38 Thelma 6,304 0.510 -5,104 -6,278 38 Gerald 5,511 0.474 -786 -5,242
39 Josephine 6,109 0.494 -68 -3,318 39 Norman 5,488 0.472 -1,081 -5,318
40 Edna 6,083 0.492 -2,463 -6,012 40 Leonard 5,310 0.457 -562 -4,876
41 Joan 6,032 0.488 -1,639 -5,905 41 Ernest 5,206 0.448 -926 -4,993
42 Pauline 6,009 0.486 -2,769 -5,949 42 Herbert 5,020 0.432 -1,838 -4,943
43 June 5,736 0.464 -201 -4,448 43 Anthony 4,919 0.423 11 3,883
44 Lorraine 5,727 0.463 -1,544 -5,590 44 Stanley 4,905 0.422 -658 -4,557
45 Lucille 5,632 0.456 -219 -4,435 45 Alfred 4,751 0.409 -816 -4,501
46 Marilyn 5,555 0.449 -482 -4,975 46 Daniel 4,616 0.397 31 7,024
47 Ethel 5,486 0.444 -4,786 -5,458 47 Marvin 4,394 0.378 -512 -3,911
48 Edith 5,403 0.437 -428 -4,754 48 Melvin 4,201 0.362 -689 -3,880
49 Bernice 5,305 0.429 -2,485 -5,236 49 Samuel 4,186 0.360 28 6,137
50 Grace 5,304 0.429 29 1,687 50 Bernard 4,165 0.358 -1,114 -4,005

 

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.