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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 66,872 5.594 -125 -64,545 1 Robert 60,699 5.319 -70 -55,559
2 Betty 36,080 3.018 -1,126 -35,865 2 John 53,755 4.710 -25 -44,636
3 Dorothy 33,731 2.822 -583 -33,214 3 James 52,754 4.623 -1 -39,229
4 Helen 22,934 1.918 -409 -22,189 4 William 49,117 4.304 1 -34,601
5 Margaret 20,295 1.698 -122 -17,983 5 Charles 31,247 2.738 -47 -24,643
6 Ruth 17,858 1.494 -259 -16,624 6 Richard 28,794 2.523 -182 -26,675
7 Doris 16,572 1.386 -1,807 -16,461 7 Donald 25,698 2.252 -519 -25,165
8 Barbara 14,873 1.244 -922 -14,588 8 George 24,400 2.138 -119 -21,341
9 Virginia 14,501 1.213 -531 -13,923 9 Joseph 22,311 1.955 -14 -12,756
10 Shirley 14,212 1.189 -1,454 -14,062 10 Edward 18,489 1.620 -159 -16,221
11 Patricia 12,332 1.032 -902 -12,039 11 Thomas 16,577 1.453 -38 -9,798
12 Jean 12,205 1.021 -2,381 -12,130 12 Frank 13,568 1.189 -380 -12,765
13 Frances 12,135 1.015 -432 -11,420 13 Paul 13,158 1.153 -221 -11,533
14 Elizabeth 11,763 0.984 1 -3,250 14 Harold 12,681 1.111 -783 -12,400
15 Mildred 11,647 0.974 -2,054 -11,554 15 Jack 12,493 1.095 -13 -3,659
16 Anna 10,574 0.884 -38 -6,429 16 Raymond 11,953 1.047 -283 -10,804
17 Evelyn 10,534 0.881 7 -158 17 Kenneth 11,168 0.979 -209 -9,513
18 Lois 10,422 0.872 -1,675 -10,300 18 Walter 10,652 0.933 -253 -9,349
19 Alice 10,139 0.848 -52 -6,496 19 David 10,001 0.876 -3 -304
20 Dolores 9,616 0.804 -3,904 -9,579 20 Eugene 9,706 0.851 -842 -9,454
21 Marie 9,285 0.777 -555 -8,755 21 Henry 9,316 0.816 5 1,333
22 Martha 8,249 0.690 -775 -7,908 22 Arthur 8,879 0.778 -208 -7,237
23 Norma 8,164 0.683 -2,248 -8,084 23 Albert 8,815 0.772 -429 -8,158
24 Rose 8,161 0.683 -99 -5,729 24 Ralph 8,100 0.710 -927 -7,883
25 Gloria 8,117 0.679 -559 -7,596 25 Herbert 8,069 0.707 -2,002 -7,998
26 Phyllis 7,920 0.662 -6,949 -7,903 26 Harry 7,607 0.667 -594 -7,180
27 Joan 7,855 0.657 -1,700 -7,737 27 Billy 7,310 0.641 -818 -7,050
28 Irene 7,730 0.647 -609 -7,266 28 Carl 6,944 0.609 -672 -6,602
29 Marjorie 7,632 0.638 -1,138 -7,427 29 Willie 6,819 0.598 -905 -6,595
30 Joyce 7,243 0.606 -917 -6,965 30 Joe 6,682 0.586 -665 -6,337
31 Louise 7,053 0.590 -769 -6,714 31 Howard 6,493 0.569 -937 -6,280
32 Florence 6,970 0.583 -939 -6,701 32 Louis 6,296 0.552 -231 -4,928
33 Catherine 6,912 0.578 -171 -5,414 33 Alfred 6,247 0.547 -839 -5,998
34 Ruby 6,692 0.560 -40 -3,140 34 Roy 6,228 0.546 -508 -5,714
35 Lillian 6,575 0.550 1 -1,041 35 Clarence 6,068 0.532 -1,081 -5,896
36 Eleanor 6,536 0.547 4 -842 36 Fred 6,034 0.529 -1,614 -5,937
37 Annie 6,326 0.529 -271 -5,246 37 Earl 5,966 0.523 -1,627 -5,871
38 Marilyn 6,066 0.507 -572 -5,572 38 Lawrence 5,596 0.490 -460 -5,023
39 Lorraine 5,981 0.500 -1,531 -5,844 39 Norman 5,589 0.490 -1,185 -5,438
40 Thelma 5,978 0.500 -4,918 -5,951 40 Francis 5,515 0.483 -440 -4,909
41 Gladys 5,794 0.485 -3,398 -5,749 41 Gerald 5,489 0.481 -853 -5,248
42 Josephine 5,670 0.474 -49 -2,647 42 Leonard 5,134 0.450 -591 -4,719
43 Nancy 5,536 0.463 -796 -5,214 43 Ernest 4,940 0.433 -935 -4,730
44 June 5,518 0.462 -197 -4,176 44 Anthony 4,716 0.413 6 3,287
45 Edna 5,475 0.458 -1,692 -5,358 45 Stanley 4,479 0.392 -662 -4,140
46 Beverly 5,435 0.455 -1,247 -5,260 46 Marvin 4,452 0.390 -534 -3,979
47 Marion 5,422 0.454 -1,558 -5,289 47 Daniel 4,434 0.389 32 6,739
48 Pauline 5,388 0.451 -2,737 -5,327 48 Melvin 4,248 0.372 -672 -3,918
49 Theresa 5,332 0.446 -1,057 -5,111 49 Bernard 4,066 0.356 -1,102 -3,901
50 Geraldine 5,156 0.431 -1,669 -5,037 50 Ronald 3,974 0.348 -443 -3,396

 

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.