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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 0 -3,768 1 Robert 60,696 5.319 0 -973
2 Betty 36,079 3.018 1 656 2 John 53,755 4.711 0 -2,192
3 Dorothy 33,730 2.822 -1 -2,261 3 James 52,753 4.623 0 -922
4 Helen 22,934 1.918 0 -2,385 4 William 49,111 4.304 0 -2,371
5 Margaret 20,294 1.698 0 -1,670 5 Charles 31,245 2.738 0 -690
6 Ruth 17,861 1.494 0 -1,556 6 Richard 28,796 2.523 0 2,029
7 Doris 16,571 1.386 0 62 7 Donald 25,698 2.252 1 1,857
8 Barbara 14,872 1.244 2 1,710 8 George 24,397 2.138 -1 -1,552
9 Virginia 14,500 1.213 -1 -1,225 9 Joseph 22,306 1.955 0 -1,198
10 Shirley 14,212 1.189 -1 899 10 Edward 18,489 1.620 0 -624
11 Patricia 12,333 1.032 7 1,780 11 Thomas 16,576 1.453 0 -446
12 Jean 12,206 1.021 2 -306 12 Frank 13,568 1.189 0 -810
13 Frances 12,135 1.015 -1 -853 13 Paul 13,160 1.153 0 -445
14 Elizabeth 11,762 0.984 -1 -765 14 Harold 12,679 1.111 0 -552
15 Mildred 11,646 0.974 -4 -1,409 15 Jack 12,494 1.095 1 -301
16 Anna 10,574 0.885 0 -641 16 Raymond 11,952 1.047 -1 -853
17 Evelyn 10,536 0.881 -2 -961 17 Kenneth 11,170 0.979 1 322
18 Lois 10,422 0.872 1 -83 18 Walter 10,651 0.933 -1 -694
19 Alice 10,140 0.848 -2 -539 19 David 10,002 0.876 2 578
20 Dolores 9,614 0.804 14 2,843 20 Eugene 9,703 0.850 0 -43
21 Marie 9,289 0.777 -1 -1,026 21 Henry 9,317 0.816 -2 -548
22 Martha 8,249 0.690 2 -58 22 Arthur 8,879 0.778 0 -461
23 Norma 8,163 0.683 3 167 23 Albert 8,816 0.773 0 -311
24 Rose 8,160 0.683 -1 -340 24 Ralph 8,100 0.710 0 -333
25 Gloria 8,116 0.679 -3 -418 25 Herbert 8,070 0.707 17 3,050
26 Phyllis 7,920 0.663 3 496 26 Harry 7,607 0.667 -1 -411
27 Joan 7,856 0.657 14 1,824 27 Billy 7,309 0.640 4 846
28 Irene 7,730 0.647 -7 -878 28 Carl 6,945 0.609 -2 -336
29 Marjorie 7,633 0.639 -4 -482 29 Willie 6,820 0.598 -2 -149
30 Joyce 7,242 0.606 5 557 30 Joe 6,680 0.585 0 142
31 Louise 7,055 0.590 -4 -645 31 Howard 6,494 0.569 -3 -339
32 Florence 6,970 0.583 -4 -674 32 Louis 6,298 0.552 -3 -367
33 Catherine 6,912 0.578 -2 -344 33 Alfred 6,247 0.547 12 1,496
34 Ruby 6,692 0.560 -4 -572 34 Roy 6,227 0.546 0 -158
35 Lillian 6,575 0.550 -3 -607 35 Clarence 6,070 0.532 -3 -388
36 Eleanor 6,536 0.547 -3 -423 36 Fred 6,034 0.529 -1 -279
37 Annie 6,327 0.529 -1 -234 37 Earl 5,967 0.523 -4 -437
38 Marilyn 6,066 0.507 8 511 38 Lawrence 5,596 0.490 -1 27
39 Lorraine 5,983 0.500 5 256 39 Norman 5,586 0.490 0 98
40 Thelma 5,978 0.500 -2 -326 40 Francis 5,514 0.483 -4 -131
41 Gladys 5,794 0.485 -4 -619 41 Gerald 5,490 0.481 -3 -21
42 Josephine 5,670 0.474 -3 -439 42 Leonard 5,135 0.450 -2 -175
43 Nancy 5,536 0.463 13 513 43 Ernest 4,939 0.433 -2 -267
44 June 5,519 0.462 -1 -217 44 Anthony 4,717 0.413 -1 -202
45 Edna 5,475 0.458 -5 -608 45 Stanley 4,478 0.392 -1 -427
46 Beverly 5,435 0.455 11 503 46 Marvin 4,454 0.390 1 60
47 Marion 5,422 0.454 4 211 47 Daniel 4,435 0.389 -1 -181
48 Pauline 5,389 0.451 -6 -620 48 Melvin 4,248 0.372 0 47
49 Theresa 5,334 0.446 3 206 49 Bernard 4,066 0.356 1 -99
50 Geraldine 5,155 0.431 8 225 50 Ronald 3,976 0.348 13 865

 

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.