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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1931

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1931 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 60,296 5.463 -125 -57,915 1 Robert 60,513 5.658 -64 -55,006
2 Betty 36,104 3.271 -1,318 -35,929 2 James 51,213 4.788 -2 -36,981
3 Dorothy 26,522 2.403 -598 -26,024 3 John 48,420 4.527 -24 -38,986
4 Barbara 21,797 1.975 -904 -21,505 4 William 43,269 4.045 1 -28,365
5 Joan 19,116 1.732 -1,675 -18,989 5 Richard 31,816 2.975 -170 -29,547
6 Helen 17,660 1.600 -412 -16,902 6 Charles 29,924 2.798 -43 -22,794
7 Margaret 17,333 1.571 -125 -15,091 7 Donald 29,104 2.721 -481 -28,510
8 Patricia 16,468 1.492 -881 -16,166 8 George 20,685 1.934 -116 -17,534
9 Shirley 14,405 1.305 -1,262 -14,221 9 Joseph 19,331 1.807 -10 -8,971
10 Doris 13,624 1.234 -2,079 -13,532 10 Thomas 16,846 1.575 -38 -9,715
11 Ruth 13,129 1.190 -254 -11,935 11 Edward 15,646 1.463 -158 -13,337
12 Virginia 11,882 1.077 -502 -11,274 12 Paul 12,250 1.145 -213 -10,566
13 Jean 11,012 0.998 -2,445 -10,939 13 David 11,778 1.101 -10 -1,654
14 Dolores 10,807 0.979 -3,275 -10,759 14 Kenneth 11,566 1.081 -204 -9,815
15 Joyce 10,580 0.959 -821 -10,257 15 Jack 11,477 1.073 -20 -3,058
16 Elizabeth 10,293 0.933 3 -1,378 16 Frank 11,469 1.072 -357 -10,588
17 Nancy 10,033 0.909 -861 -9,725 17 Raymond 10,856 1.015 -276 -9,664
18 Frances 9,715 0.880 -420 -8,992 18 Harold 10,693 1.000 -781 -10,408
19 Marilyn 9,666 0.876 -509 -9,086 19 Billy 9,262 0.866 -816 -8,999
20 Lois 9,351 0.847 -1,601 -9,218 20 Walter 8,943 0.836 -245 -7,590
21 Alice 8,815 0.799 -49 -5,011 21 Eugene 8,147 0.762 -793 -7,873
22 Norma 8,761 0.794 -2,303 -8,682 22 Henry 7,800 0.729 4 2,606
23 Gloria 8,549 0.775 -538 -8,011 23 Arthur 7,526 0.704 -221 -6,023
24 Evelyn 8,491 0.769 15 2,184 24 Albert 7,130 0.667 -406 -6,416
25 Anna 8,430 0.764 -28 -3,910 25 Ralph 6,956 0.650 -1,046 -6,772
26 Mildred 8,166 0.740 -2,226 -8,083 26 Gerald 6,823 0.638 -798 -6,554
27 Marie 7,546 0.684 -624 -7,093 27 Ronald 6,726 0.629 -433 -6,071
28 Martha 7,479 0.678 -722 -7,109 28 Carl 6,580 0.615 -599 -6,169
29 Phyllis 7,212 0.653 -5,921 -7,191 29 Joe 6,445 0.603 -655 -6,083
30 Rose 6,879 0.623 -111 -4,820 30 Harry 6,040 0.565 -619 -5,643
31 Beverly 6,788 0.615 -1,391 -6,629 31 Willie 5,960 0.557 -773 -5,679
32 Donna 6,601 0.598 -1,684 -6,478 32 Bobby 5,857 0.548 -755 -5,562
33 Louise 5,895 0.534 -772 -5,559 33 Fred 5,704 0.533 -1,526 -5,600
34 Marjorie 5,881 0.533 -912 -5,604 34 Howard 5,621 0.526 -965 -5,420
35 Ann 5,856 0.531 -988 -5,605 35 Roy 5,487 0.513 -502 -4,965
36 Catherine 5,642 0.511 -162 -4,069 36 Louis 5,423 0.507 -241 -4,133
37 Irene 5,614 0.509 -557 -5,113 37 Norman 5,422 0.507 -1,083 -5,252
38 Geraldine 5,411 0.490 -1,591 -5,279 38 Lawrence 5,367 0.502 -458 -4,788
39 Ruby 5,333 0.483 -40 -1,793 39 Clarence 5,063 0.473 -1,162 -4,910
40 Eleanor 5,257 0.476 5 262 40 Earl 5,043 0.472 -1,450 -4,932
41 Annie 5,092 0.461 -256 -4,005 41 Herbert 4,787 0.448 -1,839 -4,710
42 Peggy 5,077 0.460 -5,552 -5,054 42 Francis 4,734 0.443 -419 -4,083
43 Florence 5,010 0.454 -937 -4,746 43 Jerry 4,369 0.408 -513 -3,881
44 June 5,002 0.453 -200 -3,714 44 Daniel 4,359 0.408 29 7,281
45 Janet 4,947 0.448 -1,316 -4,778 45 Marvin 4,359 0.408 -514 -3,876
46 Carol 4,891 0.443 -1,768 -4,778 46 Anthony 4,302 0.402 14 4,500
47 Lillian 4,806 0.435 20 1,326 47 Ernest 4,298 0.402 -920 -4,085
48 Rita 4,614 0.418 -1,131 -4,408 48 Leonard 4,278 0.400 -554 -3,844
49 Lorraine 4,586 0.416 -1,539 -4,449 49 Stanley 4,199 0.393 -653 -3,851
50 Jane 4,534 0.411 -232 -3,386 50 Alfred 3,948 0.369 -811 -3,698

 

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.