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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 70,639 5.713 -125 -68,312 1 Robert 61,669 5.308 -70 -56,529
2 Dorothy 35,987 2.911 -584 -35,470 2 John 55,954 4.816 -25 -46,835
3 Betty 35,422 2.865 -1,125 -35,207 3 James 53,674 4.619 -1 -40,149
4 Helen 25,320 2.048 -409 -24,575 4 William 51,482 4.431 1 -36,966
5 Margaret 21,964 1.776 -122 -19,652 5 Charles 31,936 2.749 -47 -25,332
6 Ruth 19,414 1.570 -259 -18,180 6 Richard 26,771 2.304 -182 -24,652
7 Doris 16,510 1.335 -1,807 -16,399 7 George 25,949 2.233 -120 -22,890
8 Virginia 15,725 1.272 -532 -15,147 8 Donald 23,840 2.052 -518 -23,307
9 Shirley 13,315 1.077 -1,455 -13,165 9 Joseph 23,506 2.023 -14 -13,951
10 Barbara 13,161 1.064 -920 -12,876 10 Edward 19,113 1.645 -159 -16,845
11 Mildred 13,053 1.056 -2,058 -12,960 11 Thomas 17,024 1.465 -38 -10,245
12 Frances 12,989 1.051 -433 -12,274 12 Frank 14,377 1.237 -380 -13,574
13 Elizabeth 12,527 1.013 0 -4,014 13 Paul 13,606 1.171 -221 -11,981
14 Jean 12,511 1.012 -2,379 -12,436 14 Harold 13,230 1.139 -783 -12,949
15 Evelyn 11,497 0.930 5 -1,121 15 Raymond 12,807 1.102 -284 -11,658
16 Anna 11,215 0.907 -38 -7,070 16 Jack 12,798 1.101 -12 -3,964
17 Alice 10,680 0.864 -54 -7,037 17 Walter 11,344 0.976 -254 -10,041
18 Patricia 10,553 0.854 -895 -10,260 18 Kenneth 10,847 0.934 -208 -9,192
19 Lois 10,505 0.850 -1,674 -10,383 19 Henry 9,865 0.849 3 784
20 Marie 10,314 0.834 -556 -9,784 20 Eugene 9,745 0.839 -842 -9,493
21 Irene 8,607 0.696 -616 -8,143 21 David 9,422 0.811 -1 275
22 Gloria 8,534 0.690 -562 -8,013 22 Arthur 9,339 0.804 -208 -7,697
23 Rose 8,499 0.687 -100 -6,067 23 Albert 9,128 0.786 -429 -8,471
24 Martha 8,305 0.672 -773 -7,964 24 Ralph 8,434 0.726 -927 -8,217
25 Marjorie 8,116 0.656 -1,142 -7,911 25 Harry 8,017 0.690 -595 -7,590
26 Norma 7,997 0.647 -2,245 -7,917 26 Carl 7,281 0.627 -674 -6,939
27 Louise 7,700 0.623 -773 -7,361 27 Willie 6,968 0.600 -907 -6,744
28 Florence 7,644 0.618 -943 -7,375 28 Howard 6,833 0.588 -940 -6,620
29 Phyllis 7,424 0.600 -6,946 -7,407 29 Louis 6,665 0.574 -234 -5,297
30 Ruby 7,264 0.588 -44 -3,712 30 Joe 6,540 0.563 -665 -6,195
31 Catherine 7,255 0.587 -173 -5,757 31 Billy 6,463 0.556 -814 -6,203
32 Lillian 7,181 0.581 -2 -1,647 32 Clarence 6,458 0.556 -1,084 -6,286
33 Eleanor 6,960 0.563 1 -1,266 33 Earl 6,403 0.551 -1,631 -6,308
34 Dolores 6,769 0.547 -3,890 -6,732 34 Roy 6,384 0.549 -508 -5,870
35 Joyce 6,685 0.541 -912 -6,407 35 Fred 6,312 0.543 -1,615 -6,215
36 Annie 6,563 0.531 -272 -5,483 36 Francis 5,644 0.486 -444 -5,038
37 Gladys 6,414 0.519 -3,402 -6,369 37 Lawrence 5,571 0.479 -461 -4,998
38 Thelma 6,305 0.510 -4,920 -6,278 38 Gerald 5,511 0.474 -856 -5,270
39 Josephine 6,109 0.494 -52 -3,086 39 Norman 5,487 0.472 -1,185 -5,336
40 Edna 6,084 0.492 -1,697 -5,967 40 Leonard 5,311 0.457 -593 -4,896
41 Joan 6,032 0.488 -1,686 -5,914 41 Ernest 5,207 0.448 -937 -4,997
42 Pauline 6,012 0.486 -2,743 -5,951 42 Herbert 5,019 0.432 -1,985 -4,948
43 June 5,736 0.464 -198 -4,394 43 Anthony 4,920 0.423 5 3,083
44 Lorraine 5,728 0.463 -1,526 -5,591 44 Stanley 4,904 0.422 -663 -4,565
45 Lucille 5,633 0.456 -250 -4,518 45 Alfred 4,752 0.409 -827 -4,503
46 Marilyn 5,555 0.449 -564 -5,061 46 Daniel 4,617 0.397 31 6,556
47 Ethel 5,486 0.444 -4,309 -5,454 47 Marvin 4,396 0.378 -533 -3,923
48 Edith 5,402 0.437 -470 -4,803 48 Melvin 4,202 0.362 -672 -3,872
49 Bernice 5,305 0.429 -2,619 -5,241 49 Samuel 4,187 0.360 28 5,547
50 Grace 5,304 0.429 26 1,420 50 Bernard 4,165 0.358 -1,101 -4,000

 

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.