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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1934

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1934 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 56,924 5.260 -125 -54,543 1 Robert 55,828 5.258 -64 -50,321
2 Betty 31,083 2.872 -1,318 -30,908 2 James 54,243 5.109 -2 -40,011
3 Barbara 29,233 2.701 -905 -28,941 3 John 46,737 4.402 -24 -37,303
4 Shirley 22,841 2.111 -1,267 -22,657 4 William 40,168 3.783 1 -25,264
5 Dorothy 21,283 1.967 -596 -20,785 5 Richard 33,156 3.123 -170 -30,887
6 Patricia 20,845 1.926 -883 -20,543 6 Donald 30,407 2.864 -482 -29,813
7 Joan 19,463 1.798 -1,673 -19,336 7 Charles 29,791 2.806 -42 -22,661
8 Margaret 15,146 1.400 -124 -12,904 8 George 18,497 1.742 -116 -15,346
9 Helen 14,100 1.303 -409 -13,342 9 Thomas 17,367 1.636 -39 -10,236
10 Nancy 13,517 1.249 -868 -13,209 10 Joseph 17,103 1.611 -9 -6,743
11 Doris 11,623 1.074 -2,078 -11,531 11 Ronald 14,084 1.327 -449 -13,429
12 Joyce 11,460 1.059 -824 -11,137 12 David 13,999 1.319 -11 -3,875
13 Ruth 10,567 0.976 -252 -9,373 13 Edward 13,918 1.311 -156 -11,609
14 Carol 10,273 0.949 -1,800 -10,160 14 Paul 12,197 1.149 -211 -10,513
15 Virginia 9,999 0.924 -499 -9,391 15 Kenneth 11,801 1.111 -203 -10,050
16 Jean 9,716 0.898 -2,442 -9,643 16 Frank 10,635 1.002 -357 -9,754
17 Marilyn 9,382 0.867 -511 -8,802 17 Jack 9,985 0.940 -18 -1,566
18 Elizabeth 9,344 0.863 5 -429 18 Harold 9,925 0.935 -781 -9,640
19 Frances 9,205 0.851 -419 -8,482 19 Raymond 9,588 0.903 -274 -8,396
20 Lois 8,386 0.775 -1,601 -8,253 20 Billy 9,555 0.900 -815 -9,292
21 Janet 8,068 0.746 -1,340 -7,899 21 Walter 8,089 0.762 -244 -6,736
22 Beverly 7,887 0.729 -1,400 -7,728 22 Gerald 7,817 0.736 -802 -7,548
23 Donna 7,868 0.727 -1,693 -7,745 23 Bobby 7,528 0.709 -764 -7,233
24 Norma 7,786 0.719 -2,301 -7,707 24 Eugene 7,142 0.673 -790 -6,868
25 Alice 7,784 0.719 -45 -3,980 25 Jerry 7,130 0.672 -531 -6,642
26 Dolores 7,688 0.710 -3,263 -7,640 26 Joe 7,084 0.667 -658 -6,722
27 Martha 7,603 0.703 -723 -7,233 27 Henry 6,735 0.634 9 3,671
28 Phyllis 7,178 0.663 -5,922 -7,157 28 Carl 6,680 0.629 -599 -6,269
29 Evelyn 6,978 0.645 20 3,697 29 Arthur 6,442 0.607 -215 -4,939
30 Gloria 6,809 0.629 -531 -6,271 30 Willie 6,347 0.598 -774 -6,066
31 Anna 6,679 0.617 -22 -2,159 31 Ralph 6,281 0.592 -1,040 -6,097
32 Ann 6,639 0.613 -991 -6,388 32 Albert 6,001 0.565 -398 -5,287
33 Carolyn 6,470 0.598 -808 -6,149 33 Fred 5,463 0.515 -1,526 -5,359
34 Marie 6,326 0.585 -617 -5,873 34 Lawrence 5,325 0.502 -462 -4,746
35 Mildred 6,178 0.571 -2,217 -6,095 35 Roy 5,104 0.481 -502 -4,582
36 Peggy 6,026 0.557 -5,558 -6,003 36 Harry 5,095 0.480 -613 -4,698
37 Rose 5,579 0.516 -104 -3,520 37 Howard 5,065 0.477 -962 -4,864
38 Annie 5,017 0.464 -259 -3,930 38 Norman 4,989 0.470 -1,082 -4,819
39 Ruby 4,979 0.460 -40 -1,439 39 Roger 4,766 0.449 -586 -4,351
40 Louise 4,973 0.460 -765 -4,637 40 Louis 4,680 0.441 -237 -3,390
41 Marjorie 4,973 0.460 -905 -4,696 41 Earl 4,627 0.436 -1,449 -4,516
42 Catherine 4,934 0.456 -156 -3,361 42 Daniel 4,499 0.424 27 7,141
43 Geraldine 4,837 0.447 -1,586 -4,705 43 Larry 4,470 0.421 -586 -4,059
44 Eleanor 4,717 0.436 9 802 44 Marvin 4,218 0.397 -515 -3,735
45 Joanne 4,543 0.420 -1,812 -4,434 45 Clarence 4,212 0.397 -1,156 -4,059
46 June 4,385 0.405 -198 -3,097 46 Franklin 4,156 0.391 -394 -3,456
47 Wanda 4,369 0.404 -5,100 -4,343 47 Michael 4,105 0.387 35 8,474
48 Jane 4,357 0.403 -234 -3,209 48 Wayne 4,033 0.380 -768 -3,759
49 Irene 4,348 0.402 -545 -3,847 49 Francis 4,005 0.377 -412 -3,354
50 Joann 4,148 0.383 -2,348 -4,073 50 Don 3,925 0.370 -1,669 -3,835

 

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.