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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1928

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1928 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 66,872 5.594 0 -3,767 1 Robert 60,699 5.319 0 -970
2 Betty 36,080 3.018 1 658 2 John 53,755 4.710 0 -2,199
3 Dorothy 33,731 2.822 -1 -2,256 3 James 52,754 4.623 0 -920
4 Helen 22,934 1.918 0 -2,386 4 William 49,117 4.304 0 -2,365
5 Margaret 20,295 1.698 0 -1,669 5 Charles 31,247 2.738 0 -689
6 Ruth 17,858 1.494 0 -1,556 6 Richard 28,794 2.523 0 2,023
7 Doris 16,572 1.386 0 62 7 Donald 25,698 2.252 1 1,858
8 Barbara 14,873 1.244 2 1,712 8 George 24,400 2.138 -1 -1,549
9 Virginia 14,501 1.213 -1 -1,224 9 Joseph 22,311 1.955 0 -1,195
10 Shirley 14,212 1.189 -1 897 10 Edward 18,489 1.620 0 -624
11 Patricia 12,332 1.032 7 1,779 11 Thomas 16,577 1.453 0 -447
12 Jean 12,205 1.021 2 -306 12 Frank 13,568 1.189 0 -809
13 Frances 12,135 1.015 -1 -854 13 Paul 13,158 1.153 0 -448
14 Elizabeth 11,763 0.984 -1 -764 14 Harold 12,681 1.111 0 -549
15 Mildred 11,647 0.974 -4 -1,406 15 Jack 12,493 1.095 1 -305
16 Anna 10,574 0.884 0 -641 16 Raymond 11,953 1.047 -1 -854
17 Evelyn 10,534 0.881 -2 -963 17 Kenneth 11,168 0.979 1 321
18 Lois 10,422 0.872 1 -83 18 Walter 10,652 0.933 -1 -692
19 Alice 10,139 0.848 -2 -541 19 David 10,001 0.876 2 579
20 Dolores 9,616 0.804 14 2,847 20 Eugene 9,706 0.851 0 -39
21 Marie 9,285 0.777 -1 -1,029 21 Henry 9,316 0.816 -2 -549
22 Martha 8,249 0.690 2 -56 22 Arthur 8,879 0.778 0 -460
23 Norma 8,164 0.683 3 167 23 Albert 8,815 0.772 0 -313
24 Rose 8,161 0.683 -1 -338 24 Ralph 8,100 0.710 0 -334
25 Gloria 8,117 0.679 -3 -417 25 Herbert 8,069 0.707 17 3,050
26 Phyllis 7,920 0.662 3 496 26 Harry 7,607 0.667 -1 -410
27 Joan 7,855 0.657 14 1,823 27 Billy 7,310 0.641 4 847
28 Irene 7,730 0.647 -7 -877 28 Carl 6,944 0.609 -2 -337
29 Marjorie 7,632 0.638 -4 -484 29 Willie 6,819 0.598 -2 -149
30 Joyce 7,243 0.606 5 558 30 Joe 6,682 0.586 0 142
31 Louise 7,053 0.590 -4 -647 31 Howard 6,493 0.569 -3 -340
32 Florence 6,970 0.583 -4 -674 32 Louis 6,296 0.552 -3 -369
33 Catherine 6,912 0.578 -2 -343 33 Alfred 6,247 0.547 12 1,495
34 Ruby 6,692 0.560 -4 -572 34 Roy 6,228 0.546 0 -156
35 Lillian 6,575 0.550 -3 -606 35 Clarence 6,068 0.532 -3 -390
36 Eleanor 6,536 0.547 -3 -424 36 Fred 6,034 0.529 -1 -278
37 Annie 6,326 0.529 -1 -237 37 Earl 5,966 0.523 -4 -437
38 Marilyn 6,066 0.507 8 511 38 Lawrence 5,596 0.490 -1 25
39 Lorraine 5,981 0.500 5 253 39 Norman 5,589 0.490 0 102
40 Thelma 5,978 0.500 -2 -327 40 Francis 5,515 0.483 -4 -129
41 Gladys 5,794 0.485 -4 -620 41 Gerald 5,489 0.481 -3 -22
42 Josephine 5,670 0.474 -3 -439 42 Leonard 5,134 0.450 -2 -177
43 Nancy 5,536 0.463 13 514 43 Ernest 4,940 0.433 -2 -267
44 June 5,518 0.462 -1 -218 44 Anthony 4,716 0.413 -1 -204
45 Edna 5,475 0.458 -5 -609 45 Stanley 4,479 0.392 -1 -425
46 Beverly 5,435 0.455 11 503 46 Marvin 4,452 0.390 1 56
47 Marion 5,422 0.454 4 211 47 Daniel 4,434 0.389 -1 -183
48 Pauline 5,388 0.451 -6 -624 48 Melvin 4,248 0.372 0 46
49 Theresa 5,332 0.446 3 204 49 Bernard 4,066 0.356 1 -99
50 Geraldine 5,156 0.431 8 227 50 Ronald 3,974 0.348 13 863

 

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.