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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 0 -3,850 1 Robert 60,508 5.657 0 -1,641
2 Betty 36,105 3.271 0 -2,129 2 James 51,219 4.789 0 -2,722
3 Dorothy 26,524 2.403 0 -3,885 3 John 48,423 4.527 0 -4,011
4 Barbara 21,797 1.975 2 3,516 4 William 43,276 4.046 0 -3,989
5 Joan 19,117 1.732 3 3,638 5 Richard 31,816 2.975 0 -367
6 Helen 17,661 1.600 -2 -2,253 6 Charles 29,924 2.798 0 -1,947
7 Margaret 17,333 1.571 -2 -1,021 7 Donald 29,102 2.721 0 54
8 Patricia 16,468 1.492 -1 717 8 George 20,687 1.934 0 -2,097
9 Shirley 14,405 1.305 2 -371 9 Joseph 19,330 1.807 0 -1,651
10 Doris 13,629 1.235 -1 -1,835 10 Thomas 16,846 1.575 1 -168
11 Ruth 13,130 1.190 -1 -1,810 11 Edward 15,645 1.463 -1 -1,704
12 Virginia 11,884 1.077 0 -1,314 12 Paul 12,252 1.145 0 -705
13 Jean 11,012 0.998 1 -973 13 David 11,780 1.101 2 -496
14 Dolores 10,807 0.979 -1 -2,031 14 Kenneth 11,567 1.081 3 -134
15 Joyce 10,580 0.959 3 921 15 Jack 11,478 1.073 -1 -951
16 Elizabeth 10,291 0.932 -1 -705 16 Frank 11,470 1.072 -3 -1,071
17 Nancy 10,033 0.909 7 963 17 Raymond 10,856 1.015 -1 -860
18 Frances 9,715 0.880 -2 -931 18 Harold 10,692 1.000 0 -968
19 Marilyn 9,666 0.876 3 378 19 Billy 9,263 0.866 1 -22
20 Lois 9,350 0.847 -3 -764 20 Walter 8,943 0.836 -1 -786
21 Alice 8,816 0.799 -1 -700 21 Eugene 8,146 0.762 0 -885
22 Norma 8,760 0.794 3 249 22 Henry 7,802 0.729 0 -789
23 Gloria 8,549 0.775 7 945 23 Arthur 7,526 0.704 0 -754
24 Evelyn 8,491 0.769 -5 -1,046 24 Albert 7,130 0.667 0 -813
25 Anna 8,430 0.764 -2 -649 25 Ralph 6,956 0.650 0 -681
26 Mildred 8,167 0.740 -5 -1,185 26 Gerald 6,823 0.638 4 340
27 Marie 7,548 0.684 -1 -879 27 Ronald 6,724 0.629 10 1,089
28 Martha 7,479 0.678 -1 -353 28 Carl 6,581 0.615 -2 -371
29 Phyllis 7,212 0.653 -1 -558 29 Joe 6,444 0.602 -2 -433
30 Rose 6,881 0.623 -1 -809 30 Harry 6,039 0.565 -2 -810
31 Beverly 6,788 0.615 3 332 31 Willie 5,962 0.557 -2 -705
32 Donna 6,601 0.598 5 622 32 Bobby 5,855 0.547 9 672
33 Louise 5,895 0.534 -2 -1,047 33 Fred 5,699 0.533 -1 -348
34 Marjorie 5,880 0.533 -2 -753 34 Howard 5,621 0.526 -3 -721
35 Ann 5,857 0.531 6 325 35 Roy 5,487 0.513 -2 -429
36 Catherine 5,642 0.511 -1 -656 36 Louis 5,424 0.507 -2 -385
37 Irene 5,613 0.509 -4 -850 37 Norman 5,421 0.507 3 125
38 Geraldine 5,410 0.490 5 -39 38 Lawrence 5,367 0.502 -2 -269
39 Ruby 5,333 0.483 -3 -660 39 Clarence 5,063 0.473 0 -433
40 Eleanor 5,257 0.476 -1 -565 40 Earl 5,044 0.472 -2 -521
41 Annie 5,091 0.461 -1 -663 41 Herbert 4,787 0.448 -6 -886
42 Peggy 5,077 0.460 25 993 42 Francis 4,735 0.443 0 -254
43 Florence 5,010 0.454 -5 -855 43 Jerry 4,369 0.408 8 477
44 June 5,002 0.453 3 -93 44 Daniel 4,359 0.408 3 -106
45 Janet 4,947 0.448 8 346 45 Marvin 4,357 0.407 3 -45
46 Carol 4,892 0.443 8 295 46 Anthony 4,304 0.402 -2 -373
47 Lillian 4,806 0.435 -3 -642 47 Ernest 4,297 0.402 -4 -489
48 Rita 4,614 0.418 -6 -854 48 Leonard 4,275 0.400 -3 -386
49 Lorraine 4,587 0.416 -3 -579 49 Stanley 4,200 0.393 0 -184
50 Jane 4,533 0.411 5 -42 50 Alfred 3,949 0.369 -4 -605

 

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.