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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 -57,969 1 Robert 60,508 5.657 -70 -55,368
2 Betty 36,105 3.271 -1,126 -35,890 2 James 51,219 4.789 -2 -37,694
3 Dorothy 26,524 2.403 -583 -26,007 3 John 48,423 4.527 -24 -39,304
4 Barbara 21,797 1.975 -926 -21,512 4 William 43,276 4.046 1 -28,760
5 Joan 19,117 1.732 -1,722 -18,999 5 Richard 31,816 2.975 -183 -29,697
6 Helen 17,661 1.600 -407 -16,916 6 Charles 29,924 2.798 -46 -23,320
7 Margaret 17,333 1.571 -120 -15,021 7 Donald 29,102 2.721 -519 -28,569
8 Patricia 16,468 1.492 -905 -16,175 8 George 20,687 1.934 -119 -17,628
9 Shirley 14,405 1.305 -1,455 -14,255 9 Joseph 19,330 1.807 -14 -9,775
10 Doris 13,629 1.235 -1,804 -13,518 10 Thomas 16,846 1.575 -39 -10,067
11 Ruth 13,130 1.190 -254 -11,896 11 Edward 15,645 1.463 -158 -13,377
12 Virginia 11,884 1.077 -528 -11,306 12 Paul 12,252 1.145 -222 -10,627
13 Jean 11,012 0.998 -2,380 -10,937 13 David 11,780 1.101 -9 -2,083
14 Dolores 10,807 0.979 -3,910 -10,770 14 Kenneth 11,567 1.081 -212 -9,912
15 Joyce 10,580 0.959 -932 -10,302 15 Jack 11,478 1.073 -13 -2,644
16 Elizabeth 10,291 0.932 3 -1,778 16 Frank 11,470 1.072 -376 -10,667
17 Nancy 10,033 0.909 -822 -9,711 17 Raymond 10,856 1.015 -282 -9,707
18 Frances 9,715 0.880 -427 -9,000 18 Harold 10,692 1.000 -779 -10,411
19 Marilyn 9,666 0.876 -591 -9,172 19 Billy 9,263 0.866 -826 -9,003
20 Lois 9,350 0.847 -1,673 -9,228 20 Walter 8,943 0.836 -251 -7,640
21 Alice 8,816 0.799 -50 -5,173 21 Eugene 8,146 0.762 -841 -7,894
22 Norma 8,760 0.794 -2,249 -8,680 22 Henry 7,802 0.729 6 2,847
23 Gloria 8,549 0.775 -561 -8,028 23 Arthur 7,526 0.704 -207 -5,884
24 Evelyn 8,491 0.769 14 1,885 24 Albert 7,130 0.667 -428 -6,473
25 Anna 8,430 0.764 -29 -4,285 25 Ralph 6,956 0.650 -926 -6,739
26 Mildred 8,167 0.740 -2,043 -8,074 26 Gerald 6,823 0.638 -868 -6,582
27 Marie 7,548 0.684 -549 -7,018 27 Ronald 6,724 0.629 -466 -6,146
28 Martha 7,479 0.678 -769 -7,138 28 Carl 6,581 0.615 -672 -6,239
29 Phyllis 7,212 0.653 -6,946 -7,195 29 Joe 6,444 0.602 -666 -6,099
30 Rose 6,881 0.623 -93 -4,449 30 Harry 6,039 0.565 -590 -5,612
31 Beverly 6,788 0.615 -1,262 -6,613 31 Willie 5,962 0.557 -903 -5,738
32 Donna 6,601 0.598 -1,535 -6,464 32 Bobby 5,855 0.547 -792 -5,587
33 Louise 5,895 0.534 -767 -5,556 33 Fred 5,699 0.533 -1,617 -5,602
34 Marjorie 5,880 0.533 -1,133 -5,675 34 Howard 5,621 0.526 -934 -5,408
35 Ann 5,857 0.531 -948 -5,590 35 Roy 5,487 0.513 -507 -4,973
36 Catherine 5,642 0.511 -168 -4,144 36 Louis 5,424 0.507 -227 -4,056
37 Irene 5,613 0.509 -600 -5,149 37 Norman 5,421 0.507 -1,187 -5,270
38 Geraldine 5,410 0.490 -1,681 -5,291 38 Lawrence 5,367 0.502 -460 -4,794
39 Ruby 5,333 0.483 -35 -1,781 39 Clarence 5,063 0.473 -1,077 -4,891
40 Eleanor 5,257 0.476 8 437 40 Earl 5,044 0.472 -1,624 -4,949
41 Annie 5,091 0.461 -267 -4,011 41 Herbert 4,787 0.448 -1,986 -4,716
42 Peggy 5,077 0.460 -5,512 -5,054 42 Francis 4,735 0.443 -438 -4,129
43 Florence 5,010 0.454 -928 -4,741 43 Jerry 4,369 0.408 -558 -3,918
44 June 5,002 0.453 -197 -3,660 44 Daniel 4,359 0.408 29 6,814
45 Janet 4,947 0.448 -1,367 -4,790 45 Marvin 4,357 0.407 -535 -3,884
46 Carol 4,892 0.443 -1,742 -4,779 46 Anthony 4,304 0.402 8 3,699
47 Lillian 4,806 0.435 13 728 47 Ernest 4,297 0.402 -931 -4,087
48 Rita 4,614 0.418 -1,203 -4,430 48 Leonard 4,275 0.400 -585 -3,860
49 Lorraine 4,587 0.416 -1,521 -4,450 49 Stanley 4,200 0.393 -658 -3,861
50 Jane 4,533 0.411 -241 -3,410 50 Alfred 3,949 0.369 -822 -3,700

 

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.