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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1929

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1929 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 63,510 5.487 -125 -61,129 1 Robert 59,796 5.399 -64 -54,289
2 Betty 36,673 3.168 -1,318 -36,498 2 James 52,122 4.706 -2 -37,890
3 Dorothy 31,478 2.719 -598 -30,980 3 John 52,116 4.706 -24 -42,682
4 Helen 20,984 1.813 -414 -20,226 4 William 47,809 4.317 1 -32,905
5 Margaret 19,207 1.659 -127 -16,965 5 Charles 29,932 2.703 -44 -22,802
6 Doris 16,496 1.425 -2,083 -16,404 6 Richard 29,572 2.670 -169 -27,303
7 Barbara 16,037 1.385 -901 -15,745 7 Donald 27,186 2.455 -481 -26,592
8 Ruth 16,015 1.384 -257 -14,821 8 George 23,019 2.078 -116 -19,868
9 Shirley 14,580 1.260 -1,262 -14,396 9 Joseph 21,164 1.911 -10 -10,804
10 Patricia 13,624 1.177 -879 -13,322 10 Edward 17,225 1.555 -159 -14,916
11 Virginia 13,234 1.143 -503 -12,626 11 Thomas 16,276 1.470 -37 -9,145
12 Jean 11,866 1.025 -2,446 -11,793 12 Frank 12,959 1.170 -361 -12,078
13 Joan 11,664 1.008 -1,667 -11,537 13 Paul 12,429 1.122 -212 -10,745
14 Dolores 11,503 0.994 -3,275 -11,455 14 Jack 12,167 1.099 -21 -3,748
15 Elizabeth 11,251 0.972 2 -2,336 15 Raymond 11,902 1.075 -278 -10,710
16 Frances 11,092 0.958 -422 -10,369 16 Harold 11,671 1.054 -783 -11,386
17 Lois 10,294 0.889 -1,604 -10,161 17 David 11,300 1.020 -6 -1,176
18 Mildred 10,255 0.886 -2,234 -10,172 18 Kenneth 10,839 0.979 -200 -9,088
19 Evelyn 9,882 0.854 10 793 19 Walter 9,850 0.889 -246 -8,497
20 Anna 9,751 0.842 -33 -5,231 20 Eugene 9,047 0.817 -794 -8,773
21 Alice 9,479 0.819 -49 -5,675 21 Henry 8,572 0.774 3 1,834
22 Marie 9,159 0.791 -629 -8,706 22 Arthur 8,472 0.765 -222 -6,969
23 Joyce 8,596 0.743 -813 -8,273 23 Billy 8,321 0.751 -812 -8,058
24 Phyllis 7,996 0.691 -5,926 -7,975 24 Albert 8,075 0.729 -406 -7,361
25 Norma 7,894 0.682 -2,300 -7,815 25 Herbert 7,869 0.710 -1,855 -7,792
26 Rose 7,787 0.673 -115 -5,728 26 Ralph 7,711 0.696 -1,045 -7,527
27 Martha 7,638 0.660 -723 -7,268 27 Harry 7,139 0.645 -622 -6,742
28 Gloria 7,540 0.651 -533 -7,002 28 Carl 6,892 0.622 -599 -6,481
29 Irene 7,037 0.608 -565 -6,536 29 Willie 6,612 0.597 -775 -6,331
30 Marjorie 6,986 0.604 -916 -6,709 30 Joe 6,596 0.596 -654 -6,234
31 Louise 6,904 0.596 -774 -6,568 31 Howard 6,010 0.543 -968 -5,809
32 Nancy 6,873 0.594 -846 -6,565 32 Louis 5,993 0.541 -245 -4,703
33 Marilyn 6,727 0.581 -495 -6,147 33 Gerald 5,965 0.539 -791 -5,696
34 Catherine 6,276 0.542 -164 -4,703 34 Fred 5,858 0.529 -1,525 -5,754
35 Florence 6,212 0.537 -945 -5,948 35 Roy 5,813 0.525 -502 -5,291
36 Ruby 6,151 0.531 -43 -2,611 36 Earl 5,740 0.518 -1,454 -5,629
37 Annie 5,951 0.514 -260 -4,864 37 Clarence 5,728 0.517 -1,164 -5,575
38 Eleanor 5,866 0.507 3 -347 38 Lawrence 5,304 0.479 -458 -4,725
39 Beverly 5,862 0.506 -1,383 -5,703 39 Francis 5,271 0.476 -422 -4,620
40 Lillian 5,710 0.493 13 422 40 Norman 5,157 0.466 -1,080 -4,987
41 Thelma 5,477 0.473 -5,101 -5,451 41 Alfred 4,933 0.445 -820 -4,683
42 Lorraine 5,353 0.462 -1,546 -5,216 42 Leonard 4,827 0.436 -560 -4,393
43 Geraldine 5,335 0.461 -1,586 -5,203 43 Ernest 4,754 0.429 -924 -4,541
44 Gladys 5,328 0.460 -2,411 -5,255 44 Anthony 4,732 0.427 12 4,070
45 Josephine 5,297 0.458 -62 -2,506 45 Ronald 4,477 0.404 -415 -3,822
46 Ann 5,173 0.447 -977 -4,922 46 Marvin 4,390 0.396 -513 -3,907
47 Donna 5,140 0.444 -1,669 -5,017 47 Daniel 4,369 0.394 32 7,271
48 June 5,092 0.440 -196 -3,804 48 Stanley 4,266 0.385 -654 -3,918
49 Theresa 5,067 0.438 -1,082 -4,848 49 Melvin 4,098 0.370 -688 -3,777
50 Pauline 5,026 0.434 -2,761 -4,966 50 Bobby 3,923 0.354 -737 -3,628

 

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.