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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 0 2,807 1 Robert 61,669 5.308 0 539
2 Dorothy 35,987 2.911 0 -630 2 John 55,954 4.816 0 -156
3 Betty 35,422 2.865 0 2,458 3 James 53,674 4.619 0 465
4 Helen 25,320 2.048 0 -1,564 4 William 51,482 4.431 0 -438
5 Margaret 21,964 1.776 0 -1,106 5 Charles 31,936 2.749 0 2,415
6 Ruth 19,414 1.570 0 -809 6 Richard 26,771 2.304 1 1,622
7 Doris 16,510 1.335 0 212 7 George 25,949 2.233 -1 45
8 Virginia 15,725 1.272 0 -437 8 Donald 23,840 2.052 1 2,928
9 Shirley 13,315 1.077 5 1,554 9 Joseph 23,506 2.023 -1 -253
10 Barbara 13,161 1.064 6 2,081 10 Edward 19,113 1.645 0 -265
11 Mildred 13,053 1.056 -2 -498 11 Thomas 17,024 1.465 0 426
12 Frances 12,989 1.051 -2 -366 12 Frank 14,377 1.237 0 -117
13 Elizabeth 12,527 1.013 -2 -308 13 Paul 13,606 1.171 0 -50
14 Jean 12,511 1.012 -2 343 14 Harold 13,230 1.139 0 -81
15 Evelyn 11,497 0.930 -2 -283 15 Raymond 12,807 1.102 0 0
16 Anna 11,215 0.907 -1 -483 16 Jack 12,798 1.101 0 598
17 Alice 10,680 0.864 0 -276 17 Walter 11,344 0.976 0 -428
18 Patricia 10,553 0.854 5 1,964 18 Kenneth 10,847 0.934 0 506
19 Lois 10,505 0.850 0 686 19 Henry 9,865 0.849 0 -136
20 Marie 10,314 0.834 -2 -318 20 Eugene 9,745 0.839 3 731
21 Irene 8,607 0.696 0 -561 21 David 9,422 0.811 1 384
22 Gloria 8,534 0.690 -2 -662 22 Arthur 9,339 0.804 -2 -128
23 Rose 8,499 0.687 2 -10 23 Albert 9,128 0.786 -2 -16
24 Martha 8,305 0.672 0 -249 24 Ralph 8,434 0.726 0 -20
25 Marjorie 8,116 0.656 -3 -524 25 Harry 8,017 0.690 0 -197
26 Norma 7,997 0.647 3 469 26 Carl 7,281 0.627 0 341
27 Louise 7,700 0.623 0 -283 27 Willie 6,968 0.600 1 148
28 Florence 7,644 0.618 -2 -536 28 Howard 6,833 0.588 -1 -5
29 Phyllis 7,424 0.600 4 504 29 Louis 6,665 0.574 1 153
30 Ruby 7,264 0.588 0 -209 30 Joe 6,540 0.563 3 204
31 Catherine 7,255 0.587 0 -213 31 Billy 6,463 0.556 9 1,283
32 Lillian 7,181 0.581 -4 -481 32 Clarence 6,458 0.556 -3 -82
33 Eleanor 6,960 0.563 -1 -345 33 Earl 6,403 0.551 -1 -41
34 Dolores 6,769 0.547 15 1,552 34 Roy 6,384 0.549 0 157
35 Joyce 6,685 0.541 9 981 35 Fred 6,312 0.543 -4 -134
36 Annie 6,563 0.531 -2 -313 36 Francis 5,644 0.486 -1 -145
37 Gladys 6,414 0.519 -2 -219 37 Lawrence 5,571 0.479 -1 -11
38 Thelma 6,305 0.510 -2 -278 38 Gerald 5,511 0.474 3 389
39 Josephine 6,109 0.494 -2 -298 39 Norman 5,487 0.472 0 200
40 Edna 6,084 0.492 -2 -311 40 Leonard 5,311 0.457 -2 -91
41 Joan 6,032 0.488 10 1,037 41 Ernest 5,207 0.448 -4 -231
42 Pauline 6,012 0.486 -3 -344 42 Herbert 5,019 0.432 2 81
43 June 5,736 0.464 -3 -340 43 Anthony 4,920 0.423 -1 -140
44 Lorraine 5,728 0.463 9 837 44 Stanley 4,904 0.422 -1 -60
45 Lucille 5,633 0.456 -2 -127 45 Alfred 4,752 0.409 0 20
46 Marilyn 5,555 0.449 19 1,185 46 Daniel 4,617 0.397 0 102
47 Ethel 5,486 0.444 -6 -372 47 Marvin 4,396 0.378 3 284
48 Edith 5,402 0.437 -6 -386 48 Melvin 4,202 0.362 -1 8
49 Bernice 5,305 0.429 -4 -138 49 Samuel 4,187 0.360 -1 8
50 Grace 5,304 0.429 -4 -123 50 Bernard 4,165 0.358 -1 -7

 

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.