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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1932

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1932 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 59,872 5.412 -125 -57,491 1 Robert 59,262 5.516 -64 -53,755
2 Betty 34,415 3.111 -1,318 -34,240 2 James 51,920 4.833 -2 -37,688
3 Barbara 26,315 2.379 -905 -26,023 3 John 48,611 4.525 -24 -39,177
4 Dorothy 24,973 2.258 -597 -24,475 4 William 42,114 3.920 1 -27,210
5 Joan 21,045 1.902 -1,675 -20,918 5 Richard 31,799 2.960 -170 -29,530
6 Patricia 17,990 1.626 -883 -17,688 6 Charles 31,097 2.895 -43 -23,967
7 Margaret 16,548 1.496 -125 -14,306 7 Donald 29,778 2.772 -481 -29,184
8 Helen 16,374 1.480 -410 -15,616 8 George 20,436 1.902 -116 -17,285
9 Shirley 14,473 1.308 -1,262 -14,289 9 Joseph 18,560 1.728 -10 -8,200
10 Doris 12,911 1.167 -2,079 -12,819 10 Thomas 16,833 1.567 -38 -9,702
11 Ruth 12,255 1.108 -254 -11,061 11 Edward 15,187 1.414 -158 -12,878
12 Joyce 11,362 1.027 -824 -11,039 12 David 12,138 1.130 -11 -2,014
13 Nancy 10,945 0.989 -865 -10,637 13 Paul 12,072 1.124 -212 -10,388
14 Virginia 10,756 0.972 -500 -10,148 14 Kenneth 11,742 1.093 -204 -9,991
15 Jean 10,669 0.964 -2,443 -10,596 15 Frank 11,495 1.070 -358 -10,614
16 Marilyn 10,567 0.955 -512 -9,987 16 Ronald 11,139 1.037 -444 -10,484
17 Elizabeth 9,994 0.903 4 -1,079 17 Jack 10,719 0.998 -18 -2,300
18 Dolores 9,631 0.871 -3,271 -9,583 18 Harold 10,425 0.970 -781 -10,140
19 Frances 9,557 0.864 -419 -8,834 19 Raymond 10,343 0.963 -274 -9,151
20 Lois 9,518 0.860 -1,601 -9,385 20 Billy 9,431 0.878 -815 -9,168
21 Alice 8,534 0.771 -49 -4,730 21 Walter 8,660 0.806 -244 -7,307
22 Norma 8,407 0.760 -2,303 -8,328 22 Eugene 8,048 0.749 -792 -7,774
23 Evelyn 7,958 0.719 14 2,717 23 Henry 7,468 0.695 5 2,938
24 Anna 7,919 0.716 -29 -3,399 24 Gerald 7,345 0.684 -800 -7,076
25 Gloria 7,810 0.706 -536 -7,272 25 Arthur 6,917 0.644 -219 -5,414
26 Mildred 7,642 0.691 -2,226 -7,559 26 Albert 6,865 0.639 -404 -6,151
27 Martha 7,581 0.685 -723 -7,211 27 Ralph 6,726 0.626 -1,044 -6,542
28 Beverly 7,526 0.680 -1,394 -7,367 28 Carl 6,711 0.625 -599 -6,300
29 Donna 7,360 0.665 -1,687 -7,237 29 Joe 6,696 0.623 -655 -6,334
30 Phyllis 7,308 0.661 -5,920 -7,287 30 Bobby 6,596 0.614 -757 -6,301
31 Marie 6,909 0.625 -620 -6,456 31 Willie 6,549 0.610 -773 -6,268
32 Carol 6,568 0.594 -1,782 -6,455 32 Harry 5,703 0.531 -617 -5,306
33 Rose 6,472 0.585 -108 -4,413 33 Fred 5,519 0.514 -1,526 -5,415
34 Ann 6,197 0.560 -989 -5,946 34 Jerry 5,304 0.494 -522 -4,816
35 Janet 5,787 0.523 -1,326 -5,618 35 Lawrence 5,294 0.493 -461 -4,715
36 Louise 5,643 0.510 -769 -5,307 36 Howard 5,292 0.493 -963 -5,091
37 Marjorie 5,607 0.507 -909 -5,330 37 Norman 5,270 0.491 -1,083 -5,100
38 Ruby 5,469 0.494 -41 -1,929 38 Roy 5,236 0.487 -499 -4,714
39 Catherine 5,447 0.492 -159 -3,874 39 Louis 5,134 0.478 -238 -3,844
40 Peggy 5,445 0.492 -5,554 -5,422 40 Clarence 4,893 0.455 -1,161 -4,740
41 Annie 5,383 0.487 -256 -4,296 41 Earl 4,820 0.449 -1,449 -4,709
42 Geraldine 5,337 0.482 -1,587 -5,205 42 Daniel 4,447 0.414 27 7,193
43 Irene 5,202 0.470 -551 -4,701 43 Francis 4,388 0.408 -418 -3,737
44 June 4,843 0.438 -200 -3,555 44 Herbert 4,368 0.407 -1,836 -4,291
45 Eleanor 4,836 0.437 10 683 45 Anthony 4,221 0.393 13 4,581
46 Carolyn 4,586 0.415 -795 -4,265 46 Marvin 4,187 0.390 -513 -3,704
47 Florence 4,540 0.410 -933 -4,276 47 Ernest 4,164 0.388 -920 -3,951
48 Lillian 4,352 0.393 21 1,780 48 Leonard 4,101 0.382 -554 -3,667
49 Jane 4,345 0.393 -233 -3,197 49 Alfred 3,898 0.363 -812 -3,648
50 Edna 4,279 0.387 -2,453 -4,208 50 Roger 3,786 0.352 -575 -3,371

 

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.