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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 0 1,420 1 Robert 55,829 5.258 0 1,611
2 Betty 31,085 2.872 0 -441 2 James 54,249 5.109 0 3,147
3 Barbara 29,234 2.701 0 2,283 3 John 46,734 4.401 0 512
4 Shirley 22,840 2.110 5 8,525 4 William 40,170 3.783 0 1,121
5 Dorothy 21,283 1.967 -1 -764 5 Richard 33,157 3.123 0 1,820
6 Patricia 20,845 1.926 0 2,214 6 Donald 30,409 2.864 1 1,972
7 Joan 19,464 1.798 -2 174 7 Charles 29,792 2.806 -1 804
8 Margaret 15,144 1.399 -1 -95 8 George 18,497 1.742 0 139
9 Helen 14,100 1.303 -1 -543 9 Thomas 17,369 1.636 1 869
10 Nancy 13,518 1.249 1 1,649 10 Joseph 17,101 1.611 -1 -61
11 Doris 11,625 1.074 -1 -399 11 Ronald 14,084 1.326 1 2,023
12 Joyce 11,458 1.059 0 266 12 David 13,999 1.318 1 1,975
13 Ruth 10,568 0.976 0 -569 13 Edward 13,917 1.311 -2 121
14 Carol 10,273 0.949 6 2,053 14 Paul 12,196 1.149 0 346
15 Virginia 9,999 0.924 0 278 15 Kenneth 11,800 1.111 0 397
16 Jean 9,717 0.898 -2 -249 16 Frank 10,636 1.002 0 -323
17 Marilyn 9,383 0.867 -1 258 17 Jack 9,985 0.940 0 150
18 Elizabeth 9,346 0.864 -1 331 18 Harold 9,925 0.935 0 381
19 Frances 9,205 0.851 -1 323 19 Raymond 9,588 0.903 0 76
20 Lois 8,386 0.775 -1 -267 20 Billy 9,559 0.900 0 622
21 Janet 8,068 0.745 4 726 21 Walter 8,091 0.762 0 333
22 Beverly 7,888 0.729 4 704 22 Gerald 7,818 0.736 0 396
23 Donna 7,868 0.727 1 508 23 Bobby 7,529 0.709 3 1,037
24 Norma 7,787 0.720 -1 306 24 Eugene 7,142 0.673 -1 -209
25 Alice 7,784 0.719 -3 89 25 Jerry 7,130 0.672 6 1,064
26 Dolores 7,688 0.710 -5 -332 26 Joe 7,086 0.667 1 677
27 Martha 7,603 0.703 0 440 27 Henry 6,736 0.634 -3 10
28 Phyllis 7,178 0.663 0 67 28 Carl 6,680 0.629 0 489
29 Evelyn 6,981 0.645 1 34 29 Arthur 6,441 0.607 -4 -80
30 Gloria 6,810 0.629 1 56 30 Willie 6,347 0.598 2 365
31 Anna 6,679 0.617 -2 -395 31 Ralph 6,280 0.591 -2 97
32 Ann 6,639 0.613 2 430 32 Albert 6,000 0.565 -2 -87
33 Carolyn 6,469 0.598 8 1,427 33 Fred 5,464 0.515 1 178
34 Marie 6,326 0.585 -1 86 34 Lawrence 5,325 0.502 4 417
35 Mildred 6,178 0.571 -3 -395 35 Roy 5,104 0.481 4 200
36 Peggy 6,025 0.557 0 492 36 Harry 5,097 0.480 -1 -39
37 Rose 5,581 0.516 -2 -189 37 Howard 5,066 0.477 -1 72
38 Annie 5,017 0.464 -1 -108 38 Norman 4,989 0.470 -1 34
39 Ruby 4,979 0.460 4 36 39 Roger 4,766 0.449 9 850
40 Louise 4,973 0.460 -1 -107 40 Louis 4,680 0.441 0 -13
41 Marjorie 4,973 0.460 -1 -70 41 Earl 4,626 0.436 0 250
42 Catherine 4,934 0.456 2 26 42 Daniel 4,499 0.424 0 187
43 Geraldine 4,837 0.447 -1 -123 43 Larry 4,471 0.421 15 1,219
44 Eleanor 4,717 0.436 -6 -385 44 Marvin 4,218 0.397 0 87
45 Joanne 4,543 0.420 11 824 45 Clarence 4,212 0.397 -2 -68
46 June 4,385 0.405 -1 -293 46 Franklin 4,154 0.391 -13 -1,209
47 Wanda 4,369 0.404 1 101 47 Michael 4,106 0.387 6 561
48 Jane 4,357 0.403 -1 -20 48 Wayne 4,033 0.380 4 469
49 Irene 4,348 0.402 -3 -158 49 Francis 4,005 0.377 -4 -88
50 Joann 4,148 0.383 22 940 50 Don 3,927 0.370 4 475

 

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.