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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 0 -3,359 1 Robert 59,796 5.399 0 -900
2 Betty 36,673 3.168 0 594 2 James 52,122 4.706 1 -631
3 Dorothy 31,478 2.719 0 -2,252 3 John 52,116 4.706 -1 -1,639
4 Helen 20,984 1.813 0 -1,950 4 William 47,809 4.317 0 -1,302
5 Margaret 19,207 1.659 0 -1,087 5 Charles 29,932 2.703 0 -1,313
6 Doris 16,496 1.425 1 -75 6 Richard 29,572 2.670 0 776
7 Barbara 16,037 1.385 1 1,165 7 Donald 27,186 2.455 0 1,488
8 Ruth 16,015 1.384 -2 -1,846 8 George 23,019 2.078 0 -1,378
9 Shirley 14,580 1.260 1 368 9 Joseph 21,164 1.911 0 -1,142
10 Patricia 13,624 1.177 1 1,291 10 Edward 17,225 1.555 0 -1,264
11 Virginia 13,234 1.143 -2 -1,266 11 Thomas 16,276 1.470 0 -300
12 Jean 11,866 1.025 0 -340 12 Frank 12,959 1.170 0 -609
13 Joan 11,664 1.008 14 3,808 13 Paul 12,429 1.122 0 -731
14 Dolores 11,503 0.994 6 1,889 14 Jack 12,167 1.099 1 -327
15 Elizabeth 11,251 0.972 -1 -511 15 Raymond 11,902 1.075 1 -50
16 Frances 11,092 0.958 -3 -1,043 16 Harold 11,671 1.054 -2 -1,008
17 Lois 10,294 0.889 1 -128 17 David 11,300 1.020 2 1,298
18 Mildred 10,255 0.886 -3 -1,391 18 Kenneth 10,839 0.979 -1 -331
19 Evelyn 9,882 0.854 -2 -654 19 Walter 9,850 0.889 -1 -801
20 Anna 9,751 0.842 -4 -823 20 Eugene 9,047 0.817 0 -656
21 Alice 9,479 0.819 -2 -661 21 Henry 8,572 0.774 0 -745
22 Marie 9,159 0.791 -1 -130 22 Arthur 8,472 0.765 0 -407
23 Joyce 8,596 0.743 7 1,354 23 Billy 8,321 0.751 4 1,012
24 Phyllis 7,996 0.691 2 76 24 Albert 8,075 0.729 -1 -741
25 Norma 7,894 0.682 -2 -269 25 Herbert 7,869 0.710 0 -201
26 Rose 7,787 0.673 -2 -373 26 Ralph 7,711 0.696 -2 -389
27 Martha 7,638 0.660 -5 -611 27 Harry 7,139 0.645 -1 -468
28 Gloria 7,540 0.651 -3 -576 28 Carl 6,892 0.622 0 -53
29 Irene 7,037 0.608 -1 -693 29 Willie 6,612 0.597 0 -208
30 Marjorie 6,986 0.604 -1 -647 30 Joe 6,596 0.596 0 -84
31 Louise 6,904 0.596 0 -151 31 Howard 6,010 0.543 0 -484
32 Nancy 6,873 0.594 11 1,337 32 Louis 5,993 0.541 0 -305
33 Marilyn 6,727 0.581 5 661 33 Gerald 5,965 0.539 8 475
34 Catherine 6,276 0.542 -1 -636 34 Fred 5,858 0.529 2 -176
35 Florence 6,212 0.537 -3 -758 35 Roy 5,813 0.525 -1 -414
36 Ruby 6,151 0.531 -2 -541 36 Earl 5,740 0.518 1 -227
37 Annie 5,951 0.514 0 -376 37 Clarence 5,728 0.517 -2 -342
38 Eleanor 5,866 0.507 -2 -670 38 Lawrence 5,304 0.479 0 -292
39 Beverly 5,862 0.506 7 427 39 Francis 5,271 0.476 1 -243
40 Lillian 5,710 0.493 -5 -865 40 Norman 5,157 0.466 -1 -429
41 Thelma 5,477 0.473 -1 -501 41 Alfred 4,933 0.445 -8 -1,314
42 Lorraine 5,353 0.462 -3 -630 42 Leonard 4,827 0.436 0 -308
43 Geraldine 5,335 0.461 7 180 43 Ernest 4,754 0.429 0 -185
44 Gladys 5,328 0.460 -3 -466 44 Anthony 4,732 0.427 0 15
45 Josephine 5,297 0.458 -3 -373 45 Ronald 4,477 0.404 5 501
46 Ann 5,173 0.447 8 243 46 Marvin 4,390 0.396 0 -64
47 Donna 5,140 0.444 14 672 47 Daniel 4,369 0.394 0 -66
48 June 5,092 0.440 -4 -427 48 Stanley 4,266 0.385 -3 -212
49 Theresa 5,067 0.438 0 -267 49 Melvin 4,098 0.370 -1 -150
50 Pauline 5,026 0.434 -2 -363 50 Bobby 3,923 0.354 15 954

 

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.