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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1930

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1930 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 64,146 5.499 0 636 1 Robert 62,147 5.503 0 2,351
2 Betty 38,233 3.278 0 1,560 2 James 53,944 4.776 0 1,822
3 Dorothy 30,407 2.607 0 -1,071 3 John 52,432 4.642 0 316
4 Helen 19,914 1.707 0 -1,070 4 William 47,259 4.184 0 -550
5 Margaret 18,351 1.573 0 -856 5 Richard 32,178 2.849 1 2,606
6 Barbara 18,281 1.567 1 2,244 6 Charles 31,863 2.821 -1 1,931
7 Patricia 15,752 1.350 3 2,128 7 Donald 29,046 2.572 0 1,860
8 Joan 15,480 1.327 5 3,816 8 George 22,779 2.017 0 -240
9 Doris 15,467 1.326 -3 -1,029 9 Joseph 20,981 1.858 0 -183
10 Ruth 14,940 1.281 -2 -1,075 10 Edward 17,347 1.536 0 122
11 Shirley 14,776 1.267 -2 196 11 Thomas 17,013 1.506 0 737
12 Virginia 13,199 1.132 -1 -35 12 Paul 12,960 1.147 1 531
13 Dolores 12,838 1.101 1 1,335 13 Frank 12,539 1.110 -1 -420
14 Jean 11,984 1.027 -2 118 14 Jack 12,431 1.101 0 264
15 Elizabeth 10,995 0.943 0 -256 15 David 12,272 1.087 2 972
16 Frances 10,646 0.913 0 -446 16 Raymond 11,715 1.037 -1 -187
17 Lois 10,114 0.867 0 -180 17 Kenneth 11,701 1.036 1 862
18 Joyce 9,658 0.828 5 1,062 18 Harold 11,659 1.032 -2 -12
19 Evelyn 9,536 0.818 0 -346 19 Walter 9,728 0.861 0 -122
20 Alice 9,517 0.816 1 38 20 Billy 9,284 0.822 3 963
21 Mildred 9,351 0.802 -3 -904 21 Eugene 9,028 0.799 -1 -19
22 Marilyn 9,287 0.796 11 2,560 22 Henry 8,593 0.761 -1 21
23 Anna 9,079 0.778 -3 -672 23 Arthur 8,279 0.733 -1 -193
24 Nancy 9,069 0.778 8 2,196 24 Albert 7,942 0.703 0 -133
25 Norma 8,510 0.730 0 616 25 Ralph 7,638 0.676 1 -73
26 Marie 8,426 0.722 -4 -733 26 Carl 6,953 0.616 2 61
27 Martha 7,831 0.671 0 193 27 Joe 6,878 0.609 3 282
28 Phyllis 7,770 0.666 -4 -226 28 Harry 6,847 0.606 -1 -292
29 Rose 7,691 0.659 -3 -96 29 Willie 6,668 0.590 0 56
30 Gloria 7,603 0.652 -2 63 30 Gerald 6,482 0.574 3 517
31 Louise 6,941 0.595 0 37 31 Howard 6,341 0.561 0 331
32 Marjorie 6,632 0.569 -2 -354 32 Fred 6,044 0.535 2 186
33 Irene 6,463 0.554 -4 -574 33 Roy 5,916 0.524 2 103
34 Beverly 6,456 0.553 5 594 34 Louis 5,809 0.514 -2 -184
35 Catherine 6,298 0.540 -1 22 35 Herbert 5,671 0.502 -10 -2,198
36 Ruby 5,991 0.514 0 -160 36 Lawrence 5,636 0.499 2 332
37 Donna 5,979 0.513 10 839 37 Ronald 5,634 0.499 8 1,157
38 Florence 5,865 0.503 -3 -347 38 Earl 5,566 0.493 -2 -174
39 Eleanor 5,822 0.499 -1 -44 39 Clarence 5,496 0.487 -2 -232
40 Annie 5,754 0.493 -3 -197 40 Norman 5,296 0.469 0 139
41 Ann 5,531 0.474 5 358 41 Bobby 5,181 0.459 9 1,258
42 Rita 5,468 0.469 10 702 42 Francis 4,990 0.442 -3 -281
43 Lillian 5,449 0.467 -3 -261 43 Ernest 4,784 0.424 0 30
44 Geraldine 5,448 0.467 -1 113 44 Anthony 4,678 0.414 0 -54
45 Thelma 5,246 0.450 -4 -231 45 Leonard 4,659 0.413 -3 -168
46 Lorraine 5,164 0.443 -4 -189 46 Alfred 4,555 0.403 -5 -378
47 June 5,094 0.437 1 2 47 Daniel 4,465 0.395 0 96
48 Gladys 5,064 0.434 -4 -264 48 Marvin 4,401 0.390 -2 11
49 Josephine 4,987 0.428 -4 -310 49 Stanley 4,383 0.388 -1 117
50 Theresa 4,781 0.410 -1 -286 50 Melvin 4,049 0.359 -1 -49

 

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.