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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 -61,765 1 Robert 62,147 5.503 -64 -56,640
2 Betty 38,233 3.278 -1,318 -38,058 2 James 53,944 4.776 -2 -39,712
3 Dorothy 30,407 2.607 -598 -29,909 3 John 52,432 4.642 -24 -42,998
4 Helen 19,914 1.707 -414 -19,156 4 William 47,259 4.184 1 -32,355
5 Margaret 18,351 1.573 -127 -16,109 5 Richard 32,178 2.849 -170 -29,909
6 Barbara 18,281 1.567 -902 -17,989 6 Charles 31,863 2.821 -43 -24,733
7 Patricia 15,752 1.350 -882 -15,450 7 Donald 29,046 2.572 -481 -28,452
8 Joan 15,480 1.327 -1,672 -15,353 8 George 22,779 2.017 -116 -19,628
9 Doris 15,467 1.326 -2,080 -15,375 9 Joseph 20,981 1.858 -10 -10,621
10 Ruth 14,940 1.281 -255 -13,746 10 Edward 17,347 1.536 -159 -15,038
11 Shirley 14,776 1.267 -1,260 -14,592 11 Thomas 17,013 1.506 -37 -9,882
12 Virginia 13,199 1.132 -502 -12,591 12 Paul 12,960 1.147 -213 -11,276
13 Dolores 12,838 1.101 -3,276 -12,790 13 Frank 12,539 1.110 -360 -11,658
14 Jean 11,984 1.027 -2,444 -11,911 14 Jack 12,431 1.101 -21 -4,012
15 Elizabeth 10,995 0.943 2 -2,080 15 David 12,272 1.087 -8 -2,148
16 Frances 10,646 0.913 -422 -9,923 16 Raymond 11,715 1.037 -277 -10,523
17 Lois 10,114 0.867 -1,604 -9,981 17 Kenneth 11,701 1.036 -201 -9,950
18 Joyce 9,658 0.828 -818 -9,335 18 Harold 11,659 1.032 -781 -11,374
19 Evelyn 9,536 0.818 10 1,139 19 Walter 9,728 0.861 -246 -8,375
20 Alice 9,517 0.816 -50 -5,713 20 Billy 9,284 0.822 -815 -9,021
21 Mildred 9,351 0.802 -2,231 -9,268 21 Eugene 9,028 0.799 -793 -8,754
22 Marilyn 9,287 0.796 -506 -8,707 22 Henry 8,593 0.761 4 1,813
23 Anna 9,079 0.778 -30 -4,559 23 Arthur 8,279 0.733 -221 -6,776
24 Nancy 9,069 0.778 -854 -8,761 24 Albert 7,942 0.703 -406 -7,228
25 Norma 8,510 0.730 -2,300 -8,431 25 Ralph 7,638 0.676 -1,046 -7,454
26 Marie 8,426 0.722 -625 -7,973 26 Carl 6,953 0.616 -601 -6,542
27 Martha 7,831 0.671 -723 -7,461 27 Joe 6,878 0.609 -657 -6,516
28 Phyllis 7,770 0.666 -5,922 -7,749 28 Harry 6,847 0.606 -621 -6,450
29 Rose 7,691 0.659 -112 -5,632 29 Willie 6,668 0.590 -775 -6,387
30 Gloria 7,603 0.652 -531 -7,065 30 Gerald 6,482 0.574 -794 -6,213
31 Louise 6,941 0.595 -774 -6,605 31 Howard 6,341 0.561 -968 -6,140
32 Marjorie 6,632 0.569 -914 -6,355 32 Fred 6,044 0.535 -1,527 -5,940
33 Irene 6,463 0.554 -561 -5,962 33 Roy 5,916 0.524 -504 -5,394
34 Beverly 6,456 0.553 -1,388 -6,297 34 Louis 5,809 0.514 -243 -4,519
35 Catherine 6,298 0.540 -163 -4,725 35 Herbert 5,671 0.502 -1,845 -5,594
36 Ruby 5,991 0.514 -43 -2,451 36 Lawrence 5,636 0.499 -460 -5,057
37 Donna 5,979 0.513 -1,679 -5,856 37 Ronald 5,634 0.499 -423 -4,979
38 Florence 5,865 0.503 -942 -5,601 38 Earl 5,566 0.493 -1,452 -5,455
39 Eleanor 5,822 0.499 4 -303 39 Clarence 5,496 0.487 -1,162 -5,343
40 Annie 5,754 0.493 -257 -4,667 40 Norman 5,296 0.469 -1,080 -5,126
41 Ann 5,531 0.474 -982 -5,280 41 Bobby 5,181 0.459 -746 -4,886
42 Rita 5,468 0.469 -1,137 -5,262 42 Francis 4,990 0.442 -419 -4,339
43 Lillian 5,449 0.467 16 683 43 Ernest 4,784 0.424 -924 -4,571
44 Geraldine 5,448 0.467 -1,585 -5,316 44 Anthony 4,678 0.414 12 4,124
45 Thelma 5,246 0.450 -5,097 -5,220 45 Leonard 4,659 0.413 -557 -4,225
46 Lorraine 5,164 0.443 -1,542 -5,027 46 Alfred 4,555 0.403 -815 -4,305
47 June 5,094 0.437 -197 -3,806 47 Daniel 4,465 0.395 32 7,175
48 Gladys 5,064 0.434 -2,407 -4,991 48 Marvin 4,401 0.390 -511 -3,918
49 Josephine 4,987 0.428 -58 -2,196 49 Stanley 4,383 0.388 -653 -4,035
50 Theresa 4,781 0.410 -1,081 -4,562 50 Melvin 4,049 0.359 -687 -3,728

 

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.