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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 59,874 5.412 -125 -57,547 1 Robert 59,266 5.516 -70 -54,126
2 Betty 34,417 3.111 -1,126 -34,202 2 James 51,922 4.833 -2 -38,397
3 Barbara 26,314 2.379 -927 -26,029 3 John 48,617 4.525 -24 -39,498
4 Dorothy 24,974 2.258 -582 -24,457 4 William 42,117 3.920 1 -27,601
5 Joan 21,045 1.902 -1,722 -20,927 5 Richard 31,798 2.960 -183 -29,679
6 Patricia 17,989 1.626 -907 -17,696 6 Charles 31,095 2.894 -46 -24,491
7 Margaret 16,549 1.496 -120 -14,237 7 Donald 29,786 2.772 -519 -29,253
8 Helen 16,376 1.480 -405 -15,631 8 George 20,436 1.902 -119 -17,377
9 Shirley 14,476 1.309 -1,455 -14,326 9 Joseph 18,563 1.728 -14 -9,008
10 Doris 12,909 1.167 -1,804 -12,798 10 Thomas 16,834 1.567 -39 -10,055
11 Ruth 12,254 1.108 -254 -11,020 11 Edward 15,189 1.414 -158 -12,921
12 Joyce 11,362 1.027 -935 -11,084 12 David 12,138 1.130 -10 -2,441
13 Nancy 10,947 0.990 -826 -10,625 13 Paul 12,070 1.123 -221 -10,445
14 Virginia 10,755 0.972 -526 -10,177 14 Kenneth 11,740 1.093 -212 -10,085
15 Jean 10,670 0.965 -2,378 -10,595 15 Frank 11,495 1.070 -377 -10,692
16 Marilyn 10,569 0.955 -594 -10,075 16 Ronald 11,141 1.037 -477 -10,563
17 Elizabeth 9,996 0.904 4 -1,483 17 Jack 10,719 0.998 -11 -1,885
18 Dolores 9,630 0.871 -3,906 -9,593 18 Harold 10,427 0.971 -779 -10,146
19 Frances 9,558 0.864 -426 -8,843 19 Raymond 10,343 0.963 -280 -9,194
20 Lois 9,518 0.860 -1,673 -9,396 20 Billy 9,434 0.878 -825 -9,174
21 Alice 8,534 0.771 -50 -4,891 21 Walter 8,663 0.806 -250 -7,360
22 Norma 8,407 0.760 -2,249 -8,327 22 Eugene 8,050 0.749 -840 -7,798
23 Evelyn 7,958 0.719 13 2,418 23 Henry 7,469 0.695 7 3,180
24 Anna 7,919 0.716 -30 -3,774 24 Gerald 7,345 0.684 -870 -7,104
25 Gloria 7,810 0.706 -559 -7,289 25 Arthur 6,916 0.644 -205 -5,274
26 Mildred 7,643 0.691 -2,043 -7,550 26 Albert 6,865 0.639 -426 -6,208
27 Martha 7,581 0.685 -770 -7,240 27 Ralph 6,728 0.626 -924 -6,511
28 Beverly 7,526 0.680 -1,265 -7,351 28 Carl 6,711 0.625 -672 -6,369
29 Donna 7,361 0.665 -1,538 -7,224 29 Joe 6,698 0.623 -666 -6,353
30 Phyllis 7,310 0.661 -6,945 -7,293 30 Bobby 6,596 0.614 -794 -6,328
31 Marie 6,908 0.624 -545 -6,378 31 Willie 6,548 0.609 -903 -6,324
32 Carol 6,569 0.594 -1,756 -6,456 32 Harry 5,705 0.531 -588 -5,278
33 Rose 6,472 0.585 -90 -4,040 33 Fred 5,522 0.514 -1,617 -5,425
34 Ann 6,196 0.560 -949 -5,929 34 Jerry 5,304 0.494 -567 -4,853
35 Janet 5,786 0.523 -1,377 -5,629 35 Lawrence 5,294 0.493 -463 -4,721
36 Louise 5,642 0.510 -764 -5,303 36 Howard 5,293 0.493 -932 -5,080
37 Marjorie 5,608 0.507 -1,130 -5,403 37 Norman 5,270 0.491 -1,187 -5,119
38 Ruby 5,469 0.494 -36 -1,917 38 Roy 5,237 0.487 -504 -4,723
39 Catherine 5,447 0.492 -165 -3,949 39 Louis 5,134 0.478 -224 -3,766
40 Peggy 5,446 0.492 -5,514 -5,423 40 Clarence 4,893 0.455 -1,076 -4,721
41 Annie 5,383 0.487 -267 -4,303 41 Earl 4,820 0.449 -1,623 -4,725
42 Geraldine 5,337 0.482 -1,677 -5,218 42 Daniel 4,449 0.414 27 6,724
43 Irene 5,202 0.470 -594 -4,738 43 Francis 4,388 0.408 -437 -3,782
44 June 4,844 0.438 -197 -3,502 44 Herbert 4,368 0.407 -1,983 -4,297
45 Eleanor 4,837 0.437 13 857 45 Anthony 4,221 0.393 7 3,782
46 Carolyn 4,586 0.415 -814 -4,274 46 Marvin 4,188 0.390 -534 -3,715
47 Florence 4,540 0.410 -924 -4,271 47 Ernest 4,165 0.388 -931 -3,955
48 Lillian 4,353 0.393 14 1,181 48 Leonard 4,102 0.382 -585 -3,687
49 Jane 4,347 0.393 -242 -3,224 49 Alfred 3,898 0.363 -823 -3,649
50 Edna 4,279 0.387 -1,687 -4,162 50 Roger 3,786 0.352 -586 -3,375

 

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.