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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1928

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1928 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 66,869 5.594 -125 -64,488 1 Robert 60,696 5.319 -64 -55,189
2 Betty 36,079 3.018 -1,318 -35,904 2 John 53,755 4.711 -25 -44,321
3 Dorothy 33,730 2.822 -598 -33,232 3 James 52,753 4.623 -1 -38,521
4 Helen 22,934 1.918 -414 -22,176 4 William 49,111 4.304 1 -34,207
5 Margaret 20,294 1.698 -127 -18,052 5 Charles 31,245 2.738 -44 -24,115
6 Ruth 17,861 1.494 -259 -16,667 6 Richard 28,796 2.523 -169 -26,527
7 Doris 16,571 1.386 -2,082 -16,479 7 Donald 25,698 2.252 -481 -25,104
8 Barbara 14,872 1.244 -900 -14,580 8 George 24,397 2.138 -116 -21,246
9 Virginia 14,500 1.213 -505 -13,892 9 Joseph 22,306 1.955 -10 -11,946
10 Shirley 14,212 1.189 -1,261 -14,028 10 Edward 18,489 1.620 -159 -16,180
11 Patricia 12,333 1.032 -878 -12,031 11 Thomas 16,576 1.453 -37 -9,445
12 Jean 12,206 1.021 -2,446 -12,133 12 Frank 13,568 1.189 -361 -12,687
13 Frances 12,135 1.015 -425 -11,412 13 Paul 13,160 1.153 -212 -11,476
14 Elizabeth 11,762 0.984 1 -2,847 14 Harold 12,679 1.111 -785 -12,394
15 Mildred 11,646 0.974 -2,237 -11,563 15 Jack 12,494 1.095 -20 -4,075
16 Anna 10,574 0.885 -37 -6,054 16 Raymond 11,952 1.047 -277 -10,760
17 Evelyn 10,536 0.881 8 139 17 Kenneth 11,170 0.979 -201 -9,419
18 Lois 10,422 0.872 -1,603 -10,289 18 Walter 10,651 0.933 -247 -9,298
19 Alice 10,140 0.848 -51 -6,336 19 David 10,002 0.876 -4 122
20 Dolores 9,614 0.804 -3,269 -9,566 20 Eugene 9,703 0.850 -794 -9,429
21 Marie 9,289 0.777 -630 -8,836 21 Henry 9,317 0.816 3 1,089
22 Martha 8,249 0.690 -728 -7,879 22 Arthur 8,879 0.778 -222 -7,376
23 Norma 8,163 0.683 -2,302 -8,084 23 Albert 8,816 0.773 -407 -8,102
24 Rose 8,160 0.683 -117 -6,101 24 Ralph 8,100 0.710 -1,047 -7,916
25 Gloria 8,116 0.679 -536 -7,578 25 Herbert 8,070 0.707 -1,855 -7,993
26 Phyllis 7,920 0.663 -5,924 -7,899 26 Harry 7,607 0.667 -623 -7,210
27 Joan 7,856 0.657 -1,653 -7,729 27 Billy 7,309 0.640 -808 -7,046
28 Irene 7,730 0.647 -566 -7,229 28 Carl 6,945 0.609 -599 -6,534
29 Marjorie 7,633 0.639 -917 -7,356 29 Willie 6,820 0.598 -775 -6,539
30 Joyce 7,242 0.606 -806 -6,919 30 Joe 6,680 0.585 -654 -6,318
31 Louise 7,055 0.590 -774 -6,719 31 Howard 6,494 0.569 -968 -6,293
32 Florence 6,970 0.583 -948 -6,706 32 Louis 6,298 0.552 -245 -5,008
33 Catherine 6,912 0.578 -165 -5,339 33 Alfred 6,247 0.547 -828 -5,997
34 Ruby 6,692 0.560 -45 -3,152 34 Roy 6,227 0.546 -503 -5,705
35 Lillian 6,575 0.550 8 -443 35 Clarence 6,070 0.532 -1,166 -5,917
36 Eleanor 6,536 0.547 1 -1,017 36 Fred 6,034 0.529 -1,523 -5,930
37 Annie 6,327 0.529 -260 -5,240 37 Earl 5,967 0.523 -1,453 -5,856
38 Marilyn 6,066 0.507 -490 -5,486 38 Lawrence 5,596 0.490 -458 -5,017
39 Lorraine 5,983 0.500 -1,549 -5,846 39 Norman 5,586 0.490 -1,081 -5,416
40 Thelma 5,978 0.500 -5,102 -5,952 40 Francis 5,514 0.483 -421 -4,863
41 Gladys 5,794 0.485 -2,414 -5,721 41 Gerald 5,490 0.481 -783 -5,221
42 Josephine 5,670 0.474 -65 -2,879 42 Leonard 5,135 0.450 -560 -4,701
43 Nancy 5,536 0.463 -835 -5,228 43 Ernest 4,939 0.433 -924 -4,726
44 June 5,519 0.462 -200 -4,231 44 Anthony 4,717 0.413 12 4,085
45 Edna 5,475 0.458 -2,458 -5,404 45 Stanley 4,478 0.392 -657 -4,130
46 Beverly 5,435 0.455 -1,376 -5,276 46 Marvin 4,454 0.390 -513 -3,971
47 Marion 5,422 0.454 -1,500 -5,281 47 Daniel 4,435 0.389 32 7,205
48 Pauline 5,389 0.451 -2,763 -5,329 48 Melvin 4,248 0.372 -689 -3,927
49 Theresa 5,334 0.446 -1,082 -5,115 49 Bernard 4,066 0.356 -1,115 -3,906
50 Geraldine 5,155 0.431 -1,579 -5,023 50 Ronald 3,976 0.348 -410 -3,321

 

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.