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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 0 -3,364 1 Robert 59,798 5.399 0 -901
2 Betty 36,675 3.168 0 595 2 James 52,127 4.706 1 -627
3 Dorothy 31,477 2.719 0 -2,254 3 John 52,113 4.705 -1 -1,642
4 Helen 20,985 1.813 0 -1,949 4 William 47,805 4.316 0 -1,312
5 Margaret 19,206 1.659 0 -1,089 5 Charles 29,931 2.702 0 -1,316
6 Doris 16,496 1.425 1 -76 6 Richard 29,569 2.670 0 775
7 Barbara 16,037 1.385 1 1,164 7 Donald 27,186 2.455 0 1,488
8 Ruth 16,019 1.384 -2 -1,839 8 George 23,017 2.078 0 -1,383
9 Shirley 14,579 1.259 1 367 9 Joseph 21,162 1.911 0 -1,149
10 Patricia 13,625 1.177 1 1,293 10 Edward 17,226 1.555 0 -1,263
11 Virginia 13,234 1.143 -2 -1,267 11 Thomas 16,277 1.470 0 -300
12 Jean 11,867 1.025 0 -338 12 Frank 12,962 1.170 0 -606
13 Joan 11,665 1.008 14 3,810 13 Paul 12,432 1.122 0 -726
14 Dolores 11,504 0.994 6 1,888 14 Jack 12,168 1.099 1 -325
15 Elizabeth 11,250 0.972 -1 -513 15 Raymond 11,902 1.075 1 -51
16 Frances 11,092 0.958 -3 -1,043 16 Harold 11,672 1.054 -2 -1,009
17 Lois 10,294 0.889 1 -128 17 David 11,298 1.020 2 1,297
18 Mildred 10,254 0.886 -3 -1,393 18 Kenneth 10,842 0.979 -1 -326
19 Evelyn 9,882 0.854 -2 -652 19 Walter 9,848 0.889 -1 -804
20 Anna 9,751 0.842 -4 -823 20 Eugene 9,046 0.817 0 -660
21 Alice 9,479 0.819 -2 -660 21 Henry 8,573 0.774 0 -743
22 Marie 9,159 0.791 -1 -126 22 Arthur 8,473 0.765 0 -406
23 Joyce 8,597 0.743 7 1,354 23 Billy 8,320 0.751 4 1,010
24 Phyllis 7,996 0.691 2 76 24 Albert 8,077 0.729 -1 -738
25 Norma 7,894 0.682 -2 -270 25 Herbert 7,873 0.711 0 -196
26 Rose 7,786 0.673 -2 -375 26 Ralph 7,711 0.696 -2 -389
27 Martha 7,639 0.660 -5 -610 27 Harry 7,141 0.645 -1 -466
28 Gloria 7,540 0.651 -3 -577 28 Carl 6,894 0.622 0 -50
29 Irene 7,039 0.608 -1 -691 29 Willie 6,614 0.597 0 -205
30 Marjorie 6,986 0.604 -1 -646 30 Joe 6,595 0.595 0 -87
31 Louise 6,904 0.596 0 -149 31 Howard 6,012 0.543 0 -481
32 Nancy 6,871 0.594 11 1,335 32 Louis 5,994 0.541 0 -302
33 Marilyn 6,727 0.581 5 661 33 Gerald 5,965 0.539 8 476
34 Catherine 6,276 0.542 -1 -636 34 Fred 5,859 0.529 2 -175
35 Florence 6,212 0.537 -3 -758 35 Roy 5,813 0.525 -1 -415
36 Ruby 6,150 0.531 -2 -542 36 Earl 5,741 0.518 1 -225
37 Annie 5,952 0.514 0 -374 37 Clarence 5,730 0.517 -2 -338
38 Eleanor 5,866 0.507 -2 -670 38 Lawrence 5,306 0.479 0 -290
39 Beverly 5,862 0.506 7 427 39 Francis 5,271 0.476 1 -244
40 Lillian 5,711 0.493 -5 -864 40 Norman 5,157 0.466 -1 -432
41 Thelma 5,477 0.473 -1 -501 41 Alfred 4,932 0.445 -8 -1,315
42 Lorraine 5,353 0.462 -3 -628 42 Leonard 4,827 0.436 0 -307
43 Geraldine 5,335 0.461 7 179 43 Ernest 4,754 0.429 0 -186
44 Gladys 5,328 0.460 -3 -466 44 Anthony 4,733 0.427 0 17
45 Josephine 5,298 0.458 -3 -372 45 Ronald 4,478 0.404 5 504
46 Ann 5,172 0.447 8 241 46 Marvin 4,390 0.396 0 -62
47 Donna 5,140 0.444 14 672 47 Daniel 4,369 0.394 0 -65
48 June 5,093 0.440 -4 -425 48 Stanley 4,265 0.385 -3 -214
49 Theresa 5,068 0.438 0 -264 49 Melvin 4,099 0.370 -1 -149
50 Pauline 5,026 0.434 -2 -362 50 Bobby 3,923 0.354 15 953

 

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.