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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1931

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1931 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1930
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 60,296 5.463 0 -3,850 1 Robert 60,513 5.658 0 -1,634
2 Betty 36,104 3.271 0 -2,129 2 James 51,213 4.788 0 -2,731
3 Dorothy 26,522 2.403 0 -3,885 3 John 48,420 4.527 0 -4,012
4 Barbara 21,797 1.975 2 3,516 4 William 43,269 4.045 0 -3,990
5 Joan 19,116 1.732 3 3,636 5 Richard 31,816 2.975 0 -362
6 Helen 17,660 1.600 -2 -2,254 6 Charles 29,924 2.798 0 -1,939
7 Margaret 17,333 1.571 -2 -1,018 7 Donald 29,104 2.721 0 58
8 Patricia 16,468 1.492 -1 716 8 George 20,685 1.934 0 -2,094
9 Shirley 14,405 1.305 2 -371 9 Joseph 19,331 1.807 0 -1,650
10 Doris 13,624 1.234 -1 -1,843 10 Thomas 16,846 1.575 1 -167
11 Ruth 13,129 1.190 -1 -1,811 11 Edward 15,646 1.463 -1 -1,701
12 Virginia 11,882 1.077 0 -1,317 12 Paul 12,250 1.145 0 -710
13 Jean 11,012 0.998 1 -972 13 David 11,778 1.101 2 -494
14 Dolores 10,807 0.979 -1 -2,031 14 Kenneth 11,566 1.081 3 -135
15 Joyce 10,580 0.959 3 922 15 Jack 11,477 1.073 -1 -954
16 Elizabeth 10,293 0.933 -1 -702 16 Frank 11,469 1.072 -3 -1,070
17 Nancy 10,033 0.909 7 964 17 Raymond 10,856 1.015 -1 -859
18 Frances 9,715 0.880 -2 -931 18 Harold 10,693 1.000 0 -966
19 Marilyn 9,666 0.876 3 379 19 Billy 9,262 0.866 1 -22
20 Lois 9,351 0.847 -3 -763 20 Walter 8,943 0.836 -1 -785
21 Alice 8,815 0.799 -1 -702 21 Eugene 8,147 0.762 0 -881
22 Norma 8,761 0.794 3 251 22 Henry 7,800 0.729 0 -793
23 Gloria 8,549 0.775 7 946 23 Arthur 7,526 0.704 0 -753
24 Evelyn 8,491 0.769 -5 -1,045 24 Albert 7,130 0.667 0 -812
25 Anna 8,430 0.764 -2 -649 25 Ralph 6,956 0.650 0 -682
26 Mildred 8,166 0.740 -5 -1,185 26 Gerald 6,823 0.638 4 341
27 Marie 7,546 0.684 -1 -880 27 Ronald 6,726 0.629 10 1,092
28 Martha 7,479 0.678 -1 -352 28 Carl 6,580 0.615 -2 -373
29 Phyllis 7,212 0.653 -1 -558 29 Joe 6,445 0.603 -2 -433
30 Rose 6,879 0.623 -1 -812 30 Harry 6,040 0.565 -2 -807
31 Beverly 6,788 0.615 3 332 31 Willie 5,960 0.557 -2 -708
32 Donna 6,601 0.598 5 622 32 Bobby 5,857 0.548 9 676
33 Louise 5,895 0.534 -2 -1,046 33 Fred 5,704 0.533 -1 -340
34 Marjorie 5,881 0.533 -2 -751 34 Howard 5,621 0.526 -3 -720
35 Ann 5,856 0.531 6 325 35 Roy 5,487 0.513 -2 -429
36 Catherine 5,642 0.511 -1 -656 36 Louis 5,423 0.507 -2 -386
37 Irene 5,614 0.509 -4 -849 37 Norman 5,422 0.507 3 126
38 Geraldine 5,411 0.490 6 -37 38 Lawrence 5,367 0.502 -2 -269
39 Ruby 5,333 0.483 -3 -658 39 Clarence 5,063 0.473 0 -433
40 Eleanor 5,257 0.476 -1 -565 40 Earl 5,043 0.472 -2 -523
41 Annie 5,092 0.461 -1 -662 41 Herbert 4,787 0.448 -6 -884
42 Peggy 5,077 0.460 25 993 42 Francis 4,734 0.443 0 -256
43 Florence 5,010 0.454 -5 -855 43 Jerry 4,369 0.408 8 477
44 June 5,002 0.453 3 -92 44 Daniel 4,359 0.408 3 -106
45 Janet 4,947 0.448 8 346 45 Marvin 4,359 0.408 3 -42
46 Carol 4,891 0.443 8 293 46 Anthony 4,302 0.402 -2 -376
47 Lillian 4,806 0.435 -4 -643 47 Ernest 4,298 0.402 -4 -486
48 Rita 4,614 0.418 -6 -854 48 Leonard 4,278 0.400 -3 -381
49 Lorraine 4,586 0.416 -3 -578 49 Stanley 4,199 0.393 0 -184
50 Jane 4,534 0.411 5 -40 50 Alfred 3,948 0.369 -4 -607

 

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.