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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 0 638 1 Robert 62,149 5.502 0 2,351
2 Betty 38,234 3.278 0 1,559 2 James 53,941 4.776 0 1,814
3 Dorothy 30,409 2.607 0 -1,068 3 John 52,434 4.642 0 321
4 Helen 19,914 1.707 0 -1,071 4 William 47,265 4.185 0 -540
5 Margaret 18,354 1.573 0 -852 5 Richard 32,183 2.849 1 2,614
6 Barbara 18,281 1.567 1 2,244 6 Charles 31,871 2.822 -1 1,940
7 Patricia 15,751 1.350 3 2,126 7 Donald 29,048 2.572 0 1,862
8 Joan 15,479 1.327 5 3,814 8 George 22,784 2.017 0 -233
9 Doris 15,464 1.326 -3 -1,032 9 Joseph 20,981 1.858 0 -181
10 Ruth 14,940 1.281 -2 -1,079 10 Edward 17,349 1.536 0 123
11 Shirley 14,776 1.267 -2 197 11 Thomas 17,014 1.506 0 737
12 Virginia 13,198 1.131 -1 -36 12 Paul 12,957 1.147 1 525
13 Dolores 12,838 1.101 1 1,334 13 Frank 12,541 1.110 -1 -421
14 Jean 11,985 1.027 -2 118 14 Jack 12,429 1.100 0 261
15 Elizabeth 10,996 0.943 0 -254 15 David 12,276 1.087 2 978
16 Frances 10,646 0.913 0 -446 16 Raymond 11,716 1.037 -1 -186
17 Lois 10,114 0.867 0 -180 17 Kenneth 11,701 1.036 1 859
18 Joyce 9,659 0.828 5 1,062 18 Harold 11,660 1.032 -2 -12
19 Evelyn 9,537 0.818 0 -345 19 Walter 9,729 0.861 0 -119
20 Alice 9,516 0.816 1 37 20 Billy 9,285 0.822 3 965
21 Mildred 9,352 0.802 -3 -902 21 Eugene 9,031 0.800 -1 -15
22 Marilyn 9,288 0.796 11 2,561 22 Henry 8,591 0.761 -1 18
23 Anna 9,079 0.778 -3 -672 23 Arthur 8,280 0.733 -1 -193
24 Nancy 9,070 0.778 8 2,199 24 Albert 7,943 0.703 0 -134
25 Norma 8,511 0.730 0 617 25 Ralph 7,637 0.676 1 -74
26 Marie 8,427 0.722 -4 -732 26 Carl 6,952 0.616 2 58
27 Martha 7,832 0.671 0 193 27 Joe 6,877 0.609 3 282
28 Phyllis 7,770 0.666 -4 -226 28 Harry 6,849 0.606 -1 -292
29 Rose 7,690 0.659 -3 -96 29 Willie 6,667 0.590 0 53
30 Gloria 7,604 0.652 -2 64 30 Gerald 6,483 0.574 3 518
31 Louise 6,942 0.595 0 38 31 Howard 6,342 0.561 0 330
32 Marjorie 6,633 0.569 -2 -353 32 Fred 6,047 0.535 2 188
33 Irene 6,463 0.554 -4 -576 33 Roy 5,916 0.524 2 103
34 Beverly 6,456 0.553 5 594 34 Louis 5,809 0.514 -2 -185
35 Catherine 6,298 0.540 -1 22 35 Herbert 5,673 0.502 -10 -2,200
36 Ruby 5,993 0.514 0 -157 36 Lawrence 5,636 0.499 2 330
37 Donna 5,979 0.513 10 839 37 Ronald 5,635 0.499 8 1,157
38 Florence 5,865 0.503 -3 -347 38 Earl 5,565 0.493 -2 -176
39 Eleanor 5,822 0.499 -1 -44 39 Clarence 5,496 0.487 -2 -234
40 Annie 5,754 0.493 -3 -198 40 Norman 5,296 0.469 0 139
41 Ann 5,532 0.474 5 360 41 Bobby 5,183 0.459 9 1,260
42 Rita 5,468 0.469 10 702 42 Francis 4,989 0.442 -3 -282
43 Geraldine 5,449 0.467 0 114 43 Ernest 4,786 0.424 0 32
44 Lillian 5,448 0.467 -4 -263 44 Anthony 4,677 0.414 0 -56
45 Thelma 5,248 0.450 -4 -229 45 Leonard 4,661 0.413 -3 -166
46 Lorraine 5,166 0.443 -4 -187 46 Alfred 4,554 0.403 -5 -378
47 June 5,095 0.437 1 2 47 Daniel 4,465 0.395 0 96
48 Gladys 5,064 0.434 -4 -264 48 Marvin 4,402 0.390 -2 12
49 Josephine 4,988 0.428 -4 -310 49 Stanley 4,384 0.388 -1 119
50 Theresa 4,781 0.410 -1 -287 50 Melvin 4,048 0.358 -1 -51

 

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.