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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 0 -424 1 Robert 59,262 5.516 0 -1,251
2 Betty 34,415 3.111 0 -1,689 2 James 51,920 4.833 0 707
3 Barbara 26,315 2.379 1 4,518 3 John 48,611 4.525 0 191
4 Dorothy 24,973 2.258 -1 -1,549 4 William 42,114 3.920 0 -1,155
5 Joan 21,045 1.902 0 1,929 5 Richard 31,799 2.960 0 -17
6 Patricia 17,990 1.626 2 1,522 6 Charles 31,097 2.895 0 1,173
7 Margaret 16,548 1.496 0 -785 7 Donald 29,778 2.772 0 674
8 Helen 16,374 1.480 -2 -1,286 8 George 20,436 1.902 0 -249
9 Shirley 14,473 1.308 0 68 9 Joseph 18,560 1.728 0 -771
10 Doris 12,911 1.167 0 -713 10 Thomas 16,833 1.567 0 -13
11 Ruth 12,255 1.108 0 -874 11 Edward 15,187 1.414 0 -459
12 Joyce 11,362 1.027 3 782 12 David 12,138 1.130 1 360
13 Nancy 10,945 0.989 4 912 13 Paul 12,072 1.124 -1 -178
14 Virginia 10,756 0.972 -2 -1,126 14 Kenneth 11,742 1.093 0 176
15 Jean 10,669 0.964 -2 -343 15 Frank 11,495 1.070 1 26
16 Marilyn 10,567 0.955 3 901 16 Ronald 11,139 1.037 11 4,413
17 Elizabeth 9,994 0.903 -1 -299 17 Jack 10,719 0.998 -2 -758
18 Dolores 9,631 0.871 -4 -1,176 18 Harold 10,425 0.970 0 -268
19 Frances 9,557 0.864 -1 -158 19 Raymond 10,343 0.963 -2 -513
20 Lois 9,518 0.860 0 167 20 Billy 9,431 0.878 -1 169
21 Alice 8,534 0.771 0 -281 21 Walter 8,660 0.806 -1 -283
22 Norma 8,407 0.760 0 -354 22 Eugene 8,048 0.749 -1 -99
23 Evelyn 7,958 0.719 1 -533 23 Henry 7,468 0.695 -1 -332
24 Anna 7,919 0.716 1 -511 24 Gerald 7,345 0.684 2 522
25 Gloria 7,810 0.706 -2 -739 25 Arthur 6,917 0.644 -2 -609
26 Mildred 7,642 0.691 0 -524 26 Albert 6,865 0.639 -2 -265
27 Martha 7,581 0.685 1 102 27 Ralph 6,726 0.626 -2 -230
28 Beverly 7,526 0.680 3 738 28 Carl 6,711 0.625 0 131
29 Donna 7,360 0.665 3 759 29 Joe 6,696 0.623 0 251
30 Phyllis 7,308 0.661 -1 96 30 Bobby 6,596 0.614 2 739
31 Marie 6,909 0.625 -4 -637 31 Willie 6,549 0.610 0 589
32 Carol 6,568 0.594 14 1,677 32 Harry 5,703 0.531 -2 -337
33 Rose 6,472 0.585 -3 -407 33 Fred 5,519 0.514 0 -185
34 Ann 6,197 0.560 1 341 34 Jerry 5,304 0.494 9 935
35 Janet 5,787 0.523 10 840 35 Lawrence 5,294 0.493 3 -73
36 Louise 5,643 0.510 -3 -252 36 Howard 5,292 0.493 -2 -329
37 Marjorie 5,607 0.507 -3 -274 37 Norman 5,270 0.491 0 -152
38 Ruby 5,469 0.494 1 136 38 Roy 5,236 0.487 -3 -251
39 Catherine 5,447 0.492 -3 -195 39 Louis 5,134 0.478 -3 -289
40 Peggy 5,445 0.492 2 368 40 Clarence 4,893 0.455 -1 -170
41 Annie 5,383 0.487 0 291 41 Earl 4,820 0.449 -1 -223
42 Geraldine 5,337 0.482 -4 -74 42 Daniel 4,447 0.414 2 88
43 Irene 5,202 0.470 -6 -412 43 Francis 4,388 0.408 -1 -346
44 June 4,843 0.438 0 -159 44 Herbert 4,368 0.407 -3 -419
45 Eleanor 4,836 0.437 -5 -421 45 Anthony 4,221 0.393 1 -81
46 Carolyn 4,586 0.415 14 577 46 Marvin 4,187 0.390 -1 -172
47 Florence 4,540 0.410 -4 -470 47 Ernest 4,164 0.388 0 -134
48 Lillian 4,352 0.393 -1 -454 48 Leonard 4,101 0.382 0 -177
49 Jane 4,345 0.393 1 -189 49 Alfred 3,898 0.363 1 -50
50 Edna 4,279 0.387 2 -182 50 Roger 3,786 0.352 3 162

 

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.