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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 0 -422 1 Robert 59,266 5.516 0 -1,242
2 Betty 34,417 3.111 0 -1,688 2 James 51,922 4.833 0 703
3 Barbara 26,314 2.379 1 4,517 3 John 48,617 4.525 0 194
4 Dorothy 24,974 2.258 -1 -1,550 4 William 42,117 3.920 0 -1,159
5 Joan 21,045 1.902 0 1,928 5 Richard 31,798 2.960 0 -18
6 Patricia 17,989 1.626 2 1,521 6 Charles 31,095 2.894 0 1,171
7 Margaret 16,549 1.496 0 -784 7 Donald 29,786 2.772 0 684
8 Helen 16,376 1.480 -2 -1,285 8 George 20,436 1.902 0 -251
9 Shirley 14,476 1.309 0 71 9 Joseph 18,563 1.728 0 -767
10 Doris 12,909 1.167 0 -720 10 Thomas 16,834 1.567 0 -12
11 Ruth 12,254 1.108 0 -876 11 Edward 15,189 1.414 0 -456
12 Joyce 11,362 1.027 3 782 12 David 12,138 1.130 1 358
13 Nancy 10,947 0.990 4 914 13 Paul 12,070 1.123 -1 -182
14 Virginia 10,755 0.972 -2 -1,129 14 Kenneth 11,740 1.093 0 173
15 Jean 10,670 0.965 -2 -342 15 Frank 11,495 1.070 1 25
16 Marilyn 10,569 0.955 3 903 16 Ronald 11,141 1.037 11 4,417
17 Elizabeth 9,996 0.904 -1 -295 17 Jack 10,719 0.998 -2 -759
18 Dolores 9,630 0.871 -4 -1,177 18 Harold 10,427 0.971 0 -265
19 Frances 9,558 0.864 -1 -157 19 Raymond 10,343 0.963 -2 -513
20 Lois 9,518 0.860 0 168 20 Billy 9,434 0.878 -1 171
21 Alice 8,534 0.771 0 -282 21 Walter 8,663 0.806 -1 -280
22 Norma 8,407 0.760 0 -353 22 Eugene 8,050 0.749 -1 -96
23 Evelyn 7,958 0.719 1 -533 23 Henry 7,469 0.695 -1 -333
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 6,916 0.644 -2 -610
26 Mildred 7,643 0.691 0 -524 26 Albert 6,865 0.639 -2 -265
27 Martha 7,581 0.685 1 102 27 Ralph 6,728 0.626 -2 -228
28 Beverly 7,526 0.680 3 738 28 Carl 6,711 0.625 0 130
29 Donna 7,361 0.665 3 760 29 Joe 6,698 0.623 0 254
30 Phyllis 7,310 0.661 -1 98 30 Bobby 6,596 0.614 2 741
31 Marie 6,908 0.624 -4 -640 31 Willie 6,548 0.609 0 586
32 Carol 6,569 0.594 14 1,677 32 Harry 5,705 0.531 -2 -334
33 Rose 6,472 0.585 -3 -409 33 Fred 5,522 0.514 0 -177
34 Ann 6,196 0.560 1 339 34 Jerry 5,304 0.494 9 935
35 Janet 5,786 0.523 10 839 35 Lawrence 5,294 0.493 3 -73
36 Louise 5,642 0.510 -3 -253 36 Howard 5,293 0.493 -2 -328
37 Marjorie 5,608 0.507 -3 -272 37 Norman 5,270 0.491 0 -151
38 Ruby 5,469 0.494 1 136 38 Roy 5,237 0.487 -3 -250
39 Catherine 5,447 0.492 -3 -195 39 Louis 5,134 0.478 -3 -290
40 Peggy 5,446 0.492 2 369 40 Clarence 4,893 0.455 -1 -170
41 Annie 5,383 0.487 0 292 41 Earl 4,820 0.449 -1 -224
42 Geraldine 5,337 0.482 -4 -73 42 Daniel 4,449 0.414 2 90
43 Irene 5,202 0.470 -6 -411 43 Francis 4,388 0.408 -1 -347
44 June 4,844 0.438 0 -158 44 Herbert 4,368 0.407 -3 -419
45 Eleanor 4,837 0.437 -5 -420 45 Anthony 4,221 0.393 1 -83
46 Carolyn 4,586 0.415 14 577 46 Marvin 4,188 0.390 -1 -169
47 Florence 4,540 0.410 -4 -470 47 Ernest 4,165 0.388 0 -132
48 Lillian 4,353 0.393 -1 -453 48 Leonard 4,102 0.382 0 -173
49 Jane 4,347 0.393 1 -186 49 Alfred 3,898 0.363 1 -51
50 Edna 4,279 0.387 2 -183 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.