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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1930

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1930 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 64,146 5.499 -125 -61,819 1 Robert 62,149 5.502 -70 -57,009
2 Betty 38,234 3.278 -1,126 -38,019 2 James 53,941 4.776 -2 -40,416
3 Dorothy 30,409 2.607 -583 -29,892 3 John 52,434 4.642 -24 -43,315
4 Helen 19,914 1.707 -409 -19,169 4 William 47,265 4.185 1 -32,749
5 Margaret 18,354 1.573 -122 -16,042 5 Richard 32,183 2.849 -183 -30,064
6 Barbara 18,281 1.567 -924 -17,996 6 Charles 31,871 2.822 -46 -25,267
7 Patricia 15,751 1.350 -906 -15,458 7 Donald 29,048 2.572 -519 -28,515
8 Joan 15,479 1.327 -1,719 -15,361 8 George 22,784 2.017 -119 -19,725
9 Doris 15,464 1.326 -1,805 -15,353 9 Joseph 20,981 1.858 -14 -11,426
10 Ruth 14,940 1.281 -255 -13,706 10 Edward 17,349 1.536 -159 -15,081
11 Shirley 14,776 1.267 -1,453 -14,626 11 Thomas 17,014 1.506 -38 -10,235
12 Virginia 13,198 1.131 -528 -12,620 12 Paul 12,957 1.147 -222 -11,332
13 Dolores 12,838 1.101 -3,911 -12,801 13 Frank 12,541 1.110 -379 -11,738
14 Jean 11,985 1.027 -2,379 -11,910 14 Jack 12,429 1.100 -14 -3,595
15 Elizabeth 10,996 0.943 2 -2,483 15 David 12,276 1.087 -7 -2,579
16 Frances 10,646 0.913 -429 -9,931 16 Raymond 11,716 1.037 -283 -10,567
17 Lois 10,114 0.867 -1,676 -9,992 17 Kenneth 11,701 1.036 -209 -10,046
18 Joyce 9,659 0.828 -929 -9,381 18 Harold 11,660 1.032 -779 -11,379
19 Evelyn 9,537 0.818 9 839 19 Walter 9,729 0.861 -252 -8,426
20 Alice 9,516 0.816 -51 -5,873 20 Billy 9,285 0.822 -825 -9,025
21 Mildred 9,352 0.802 -2,048 -9,259 21 Eugene 9,031 0.800 -841 -8,779
22 Marilyn 9,288 0.796 -588 -8,794 22 Henry 8,591 0.761 6 2,058
23 Anna 9,079 0.778 -31 -4,934 23 Arthur 8,280 0.733 -207 -6,638
24 Nancy 9,070 0.778 -815 -8,748 24 Albert 7,943 0.703 -428 -7,286
25 Norma 8,511 0.730 -2,246 -8,431 25 Ralph 7,637 0.676 -926 -7,420
26 Marie 8,427 0.722 -550 -7,897 26 Carl 6,952 0.616 -674 -6,610
27 Martha 7,832 0.671 -770 -7,491 27 Joe 6,877 0.609 -668 -6,532
28 Phyllis 7,770 0.666 -6,947 -7,753 28 Harry 6,849 0.606 -592 -6,422
29 Rose 7,690 0.659 -94 -5,258 29 Willie 6,667 0.590 -905 -6,443
30 Gloria 7,604 0.652 -554 -7,083 30 Gerald 6,483 0.574 -864 -6,242
31 Louise 6,942 0.595 -769 -6,603 31 Howard 6,342 0.561 -937 -6,129
32 Marjorie 6,633 0.569 -1,135 -6,428 32 Fred 6,047 0.535 -1,618 -5,950
33 Irene 6,463 0.554 -604 -5,999 33 Roy 5,916 0.524 -509 -5,402
34 Beverly 6,456 0.553 -1,259 -6,281 34 Louis 5,809 0.514 -229 -4,441
35 Catherine 6,298 0.540 -169 -4,800 35 Herbert 5,673 0.502 -1,992 -5,602
36 Ruby 5,993 0.514 -38 -2,441 36 Lawrence 5,636 0.499 -462 -5,063
37 Donna 5,979 0.513 -1,530 -5,842 37 Ronald 5,635 0.499 -456 -5,057
38 Florence 5,865 0.503 -933 -5,596 38 Earl 5,565 0.493 -1,626 -5,470
39 Eleanor 5,822 0.499 7 -128 39 Clarence 5,496 0.487 -1,077 -5,324
40 Annie 5,754 0.493 -268 -4,674 40 Norman 5,296 0.469 -1,184 -5,145
41 Ann 5,532 0.474 -942 -5,265 41 Bobby 5,183 0.459 -783 -4,915
42 Rita 5,468 0.469 -1,209 -5,284 42 Francis 4,989 0.442 -438 -4,383
43 Geraldine 5,449 0.467 -1,676 -5,330 43 Ernest 4,786 0.424 -935 -4,576
44 Lillian 5,448 0.467 10 86 44 Anthony 4,677 0.414 6 3,326
45 Thelma 5,248 0.450 -4,913 -5,221 45 Leonard 4,661 0.413 -588 -4,246
46 Lorraine 5,166 0.443 -1,524 -5,029 46 Alfred 4,554 0.403 -826 -4,305
47 June 5,095 0.437 -194 -3,753 47 Daniel 4,465 0.395 32 6,708
48 Gladys 5,064 0.434 -3,391 -5,019 48 Marvin 4,402 0.390 -532 -3,929
49 Josephine 4,988 0.428 -42 -1,965 49 Stanley 4,384 0.388 -658 -4,045
50 Theresa 4,781 0.410 -1,056 -4,560 50 Melvin 4,048 0.358 -670 -3,718

 

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.