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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 63,508 5.486 -125 -61,181 1 Robert 59,798 5.399 -70 -54,658
2 Betty 36,675 3.168 -1,126 -36,460 2 James 52,127 4.706 -2 -38,602
3 Dorothy 31,477 2.719 -583 -30,960 3 John 52,113 4.705 -24 -42,994
4 Helen 20,985 1.813 -409 -20,240 4 William 47,805 4.316 1 -33,289
5 Margaret 19,206 1.659 -122 -16,894 5 Charles 29,931 2.702 -47 -23,327
6 Doris 16,496 1.425 -1,808 -16,385 6 Richard 29,569 2.670 -182 -27,450
7 Barbara 16,037 1.385 -923 -15,752 7 Donald 27,186 2.455 -519 -26,653
8 Ruth 16,019 1.384 -257 -14,785 8 George 23,017 2.078 -119 -19,958
9 Shirley 14,579 1.259 -1,455 -14,429 9 Joseph 21,162 1.911 -14 -11,607
10 Patricia 13,625 1.177 -903 -13,332 10 Edward 17,226 1.555 -159 -14,958
11 Virginia 13,234 1.143 -529 -12,656 11 Thomas 16,277 1.470 -38 -9,498
12 Jean 11,867 1.025 -2,381 -11,792 12 Frank 12,962 1.170 -380 -12,159
13 Joan 11,665 1.008 -1,714 -11,547 13 Paul 12,432 1.122 -221 -10,807
14 Dolores 11,504 0.994 -3,910 -11,467 14 Jack 12,168 1.099 -14 -3,334
15 Elizabeth 11,250 0.972 2 -2,737 15 Raymond 11,902 1.075 -284 -10,753
16 Frances 11,092 0.958 -429 -10,377 16 Harold 11,672 1.054 -781 -11,391
17 Lois 10,294 0.889 -1,676 -10,172 17 David 11,298 1.020 -5 -1,601
18 Mildred 10,254 0.886 -2,051 -10,161 18 Kenneth 10,842 0.979 -208 -9,187
19 Evelyn 9,882 0.854 9 494 19 Walter 9,848 0.889 -252 -8,545
20 Anna 9,751 0.842 -34 -5,606 20 Eugene 9,046 0.817 -842 -8,794
21 Alice 9,479 0.819 -50 -5,836 21 Henry 8,573 0.774 5 2,076
22 Marie 9,159 0.791 -554 -8,629 22 Arthur 8,473 0.765 -208 -6,831
23 Joyce 8,597 0.743 -924 -8,319 23 Billy 8,320 0.751 -822 -8,060
24 Phyllis 7,996 0.691 -6,951 -7,979 24 Albert 8,077 0.729 -428 -7,420
25 Norma 7,894 0.682 -2,246 -7,814 25 Herbert 7,873 0.711 -2,002 -7,802
26 Rose 7,786 0.673 -97 -5,354 26 Ralph 7,711 0.696 -925 -7,494
27 Martha 7,639 0.660 -770 -7,298 27 Harry 7,141 0.645 -593 -6,714
28 Gloria 7,540 0.651 -556 -7,019 28 Carl 6,894 0.622 -672 -6,552
29 Irene 7,039 0.608 -608 -6,575 29 Willie 6,614 0.597 -905 -6,390
30 Marjorie 6,986 0.604 -1,137 -6,781 30 Joe 6,595 0.595 -665 -6,250
31 Louise 6,904 0.596 -769 -6,565 31 Howard 6,012 0.543 -937 -5,799
32 Nancy 6,871 0.594 -807 -6,549 32 Louis 5,994 0.541 -231 -4,626
33 Marilyn 6,727 0.581 -577 -6,233 33 Gerald 5,965 0.539 -861 -5,724
34 Catherine 6,276 0.542 -170 -4,778 34 Fred 5,859 0.529 -1,616 -5,762
35 Florence 6,212 0.537 -936 -5,943 35 Roy 5,813 0.525 -507 -5,299
36 Ruby 6,150 0.531 -38 -2,598 36 Earl 5,741 0.518 -1,628 -5,646
37 Annie 5,952 0.514 -271 -4,872 37 Clarence 5,730 0.517 -1,079 -5,558
38 Eleanor 5,866 0.507 6 -172 38 Lawrence 5,306 0.479 -460 -4,733
39 Beverly 5,862 0.506 -1,254 -5,687 39 Francis 5,271 0.476 -441 -4,665
40 Lillian 5,711 0.493 6 -177 40 Norman 5,157 0.466 -1,184 -5,006
41 Thelma 5,477 0.473 -4,917 -5,450 41 Alfred 4,932 0.445 -831 -4,683
42 Lorraine 5,353 0.462 -1,528 -5,216 42 Leonard 4,827 0.436 -591 -4,412
43 Geraldine 5,335 0.461 -1,676 -5,216 43 Ernest 4,754 0.429 -935 -4,544
44 Gladys 5,328 0.460 -3,395 -5,283 44 Anthony 4,733 0.427 6 3,270
45 Josephine 5,298 0.458 -46 -2,275 45 Ronald 4,478 0.404 -448 -3,900
46 Ann 5,172 0.447 -937 -4,905 46 Marvin 4,390 0.396 -534 -3,917
47 Donna 5,140 0.444 -1,520 -5,003 47 Daniel 4,369 0.394 32 6,804
48 June 5,093 0.440 -193 -3,751 48 Stanley 4,265 0.385 -659 -3,926
49 Theresa 5,068 0.438 -1,057 -4,847 49 Melvin 4,099 0.370 -671 -3,769
50 Pauline 5,026 0.434 -2,735 -4,965 50 Bobby 3,923 0.354 -774 -3,655

 

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.