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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 56,929 5.260 -125 -54,602 1 Robert 55,829 5.258 -70 -50,689
2 Betty 31,085 2.872 -1,126 -30,870 2 James 54,249 5.109 -2 -40,724
3 Barbara 29,234 2.701 -927 -28,949 3 John 46,734 4.401 -24 -37,615
4 Shirley 22,840 2.110 -1,460 -22,690 4 William 40,170 3.783 1 -25,654
5 Dorothy 21,283 1.967 -581 -20,766 5 Richard 33,157 3.123 -183 -31,038
6 Patricia 20,845 1.926 -907 -20,552 6 Donald 30,409 2.864 -520 -29,876
7 Joan 19,464 1.798 -1,720 -19,346 7 Charles 29,792 2.806 -45 -23,188
8 Margaret 15,144 1.399 -119 -12,832 8 George 18,497 1.742 -119 -15,438
9 Helen 14,100 1.303 -404 -13,355 9 Thomas 17,369 1.636 -40 -10,590
10 Nancy 13,518 1.249 -829 -13,196 10 Joseph 17,101 1.611 -13 -7,546
11 Doris 11,625 1.074 -1,803 -11,514 11 Ronald 14,084 1.326 -482 -13,506
12 Joyce 11,458 1.059 -935 -11,180 12 David 13,999 1.318 -10 -4,302
13 Ruth 10,568 0.976 -252 -9,334 13 Edward 13,917 1.311 -156 -11,649
14 Carol 10,273 0.949 -1,774 -10,160 14 Paul 12,196 1.149 -220 -10,571
15 Virginia 9,999 0.924 -525 -9,421 15 Kenneth 11,800 1.111 -211 -10,145
16 Jean 9,717 0.898 -2,377 -9,642 16 Frank 10,636 1.002 -376 -9,833
17 Marilyn 9,383 0.867 -593 -8,889 17 Jack 9,985 0.940 -11 -1,151
18 Elizabeth 9,346 0.864 5 -833 18 Harold 9,925 0.935 -779 -9,644
19 Frances 9,205 0.851 -426 -8,490 19 Raymond 9,588 0.903 -280 -8,439
20 Lois 8,386 0.775 -1,673 -8,264 20 Billy 9,559 0.900 -825 -9,299
21 Janet 8,068 0.745 -1,391 -7,911 21 Walter 8,091 0.762 -250 -6,788
22 Beverly 7,888 0.729 -1,271 -7,713 22 Gerald 7,818 0.736 -872 -7,577
23 Donna 7,868 0.727 -1,544 -7,731 23 Bobby 7,529 0.709 -801 -7,261
24 Norma 7,787 0.720 -2,247 -7,707 24 Eugene 7,142 0.673 -838 -6,890
25 Alice 7,784 0.719 -46 -4,141 25 Jerry 7,130 0.672 -576 -6,679
26 Dolores 7,688 0.710 -3,898 -7,651 26 Joe 7,086 0.667 -669 -6,741
27 Martha 7,603 0.703 -770 -7,262 27 Henry 6,736 0.634 11 3,913
28 Phyllis 7,178 0.663 -6,947 -7,161 28 Carl 6,680 0.629 -672 -6,338
29 Evelyn 6,981 0.645 19 3,395 29 Arthur 6,441 0.607 -201 -4,799
30 Gloria 6,810 0.629 -554 -6,289 30 Willie 6,347 0.598 -904 -6,123
31 Anna 6,679 0.617 -23 -2,534 31 Ralph 6,280 0.591 -920 -6,063
32 Ann 6,639 0.613 -951 -6,372 32 Albert 6,000 0.565 -420 -5,343
33 Carolyn 6,469 0.598 -827 -6,157 33 Fred 5,464 0.515 -1,617 -5,367
34 Marie 6,326 0.585 -542 -5,796 34 Lawrence 5,325 0.502 -464 -4,752
35 Mildred 6,178 0.571 -2,034 -6,085 35 Roy 5,104 0.481 -507 -4,590
36 Peggy 6,025 0.557 -5,518 -6,002 36 Harry 5,097 0.480 -584 -4,670
37 Rose 5,581 0.516 -86 -3,149 37 Howard 5,066 0.477 -931 -4,853
38 Annie 5,017 0.464 -270 -3,937 38 Norman 4,989 0.470 -1,186 -4,838
39 Ruby 4,979 0.460 -35 -1,427 39 Roger 4,766 0.449 -597 -4,355
40 Louise 4,973 0.460 -760 -4,634 40 Louis 4,680 0.441 -223 -3,312
41 Marjorie 4,973 0.460 -1,126 -4,768 41 Earl 4,626 0.436 -1,623 -4,531
42 Catherine 4,934 0.456 -162 -3,436 42 Daniel 4,499 0.424 27 6,674
43 Geraldine 4,837 0.447 -1,676 -4,718 43 Larry 4,471 0.421 -663 -4,132
44 Eleanor 4,717 0.436 12 977 44 Marvin 4,218 0.397 -536 -3,745
45 Joanne 4,543 0.420 -2,082 -4,454 45 Clarence 4,212 0.397 -1,071 -4,040
46 June 4,385 0.405 -195 -3,043 46 Franklin 4,154 0.391 -389 -3,464
47 Wanda 4,369 0.404 -6,150 -4,349 47 Michael 4,106 0.387 33 7,514
48 Jane 4,357 0.403 -243 -3,234 48 Wayne 4,033 0.380 -725 -3,734
49 Irene 4,348 0.402 -588 -3,884 49 Francis 4,005 0.377 -431 -3,399
50 Joann 4,148 0.383 -2,344 -4,073 50 Don 3,927 0.370 -1,451 -3,814

 

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.