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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1936

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1936 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 54,372 5.046 -125 -52,045 1 Robert 58,492 5.496 -70 -53,352
2 Shirley 35,161 3.263 -1,462 -35,011 2 James 54,686 5.139 -2 -41,161
3 Barbara 31,682 2.940 -927 -31,397 3 John 47,669 4.479 -24 -38,550
4 Betty 25,866 2.401 -1,124 -25,651 4 William 39,386 3.701 1 -24,870
5 Patricia 23,914 2.219 -908 -23,621 5 Richard 33,487 3.147 -183 -31,368
6 Dorothy 17,669 1.640 -580 -17,152 6 Charles 29,084 2.733 -46 -22,480
7 Joan 17,069 1.584 -1,720 -16,951 7 Donald 28,635 2.691 -519 -28,102
8 Nancy 16,756 1.555 -831 -16,434 8 Thomas 18,339 1.723 -41 -11,560
9 Margaret 14,594 1.354 -118 -12,282 9 George 18,195 1.710 -118 -15,136
10 Carol 14,521 1.348 -1,778 -14,408 10 David 17,479 1.642 -12 -7,782
11 Helen 12,236 1.136 -402 -11,491 11 Joseph 17,453 1.640 -12 -7,898
12 Joyce 11,989 1.113 -935 -11,711 12 Ronald 16,920 1.590 -481 -16,342
13 Marilyn 11,065 1.027 -597 -10,571 13 Edward 14,194 1.334 -156 -11,926
14 Virginia 9,650 0.896 -526 -9,072 14 Kenneth 12,487 1.173 -212 -10,832
15 Doris 9,224 0.856 -1,799 -9,113 15 Paul 12,304 1.156 -219 -10,679
16 Ruth 9,213 0.855 -249 -7,979 16 Frank 10,186 0.957 -376 -9,383
17 Beverly 8,901 0.826 -1,276 -8,726 17 Raymond 9,455 0.888 -282 -8,306
18 Elizabeth 8,860 0.822 5 -347 18 Jerry 9,271 0.871 -583 -8,820
19 Frances 8,786 0.815 -426 -8,071 19 Gerald 9,018 0.847 -875 -8,777
20 Jean 8,535 0.792 -2,373 -8,460 20 Jack 8,856 0.832 -8 -22
21 Janet 8,082 0.750 -1,391 -7,925 21 Harold 8,629 0.811 -776 -8,348
22 Donna 7,933 0.736 -1,545 -7,796 22 Billy 8,589 0.807 -823 -8,329
23 Carolyn 7,908 0.734 -837 -7,596 23 Joe 8,020 0.754 -672 -7,675
24 Martha 7,389 0.686 -773 -7,048 24 Bobby 7,734 0.727 -800 -7,466
25 Phyllis 7,373 0.684 -6,950 -7,356 25 Larry 7,613 0.715 -681 -7,274
26 Lois 7,230 0.671 -1,667 -7,108 26 Walter 7,537 0.708 -245 -6,234
27 Alice 7,201 0.668 -44 -3,558 27 Carl 6,589 0.619 -673 -6,247
28 Ann 6,665 0.619 -955 -6,398 28 Henry 6,446 0.606 12 4,203
29 Norma 6,634 0.616 -2,242 -6,554 29 Eugene 6,374 0.599 -833 -6,122
30 Dolores 6,417 0.596 -3,894 -6,380 30 Arthur 6,264 0.589 -200 -4,622
31 Janice 6,149 0.571 -1,402 -5,996 31 Ralph 6,029 0.567 -920 -5,812
32 Gloria 6,139 0.570 -552 -5,618 32 Willie 6,012 0.565 -902 -5,788
33 Marie 6,131 0.569 -543 -5,601 33 Michael 5,801 0.545 19 5,819
34 Evelyn 6,108 0.567 24 4,268 34 Albert 5,755 0.541 -418 -5,098
35 Peggy 6,068 0.563 -5,519 -6,045 35 Roger 5,702 0.536 -601 -5,291
36 Anna 5,725 0.531 -18 -1,580 36 Fred 5,602 0.526 -1,614 -5,505
37 Rose 5,699 0.529 -86 -3,267 37 Lawrence 5,341 0.502 -461 -4,768
38 Sandra 5,525 0.513 -937 -5,256 38 Gary 5,190 0.488 -636 -4,823
39 Marlene 5,332 0.495 -1,344 -5,170 39 Harry 4,929 0.463 -581 -4,502
40 Mildred 5,053 0.469 -2,029 -4,960 40 Howard 4,875 0.458 -928 -4,662
41 Geraldine 4,863 0.451 -1,678 -4,744 41 Roy 4,818 0.453 -501 -4,304
42 Jane 4,720 0.438 -249 -3,597 42 Daniel 4,815 0.452 27 6,358
43 Judith 4,580 0.425 -807 -4,262 43 Norman 4,645 0.436 -1,181 -4,494
44 Catherine 4,536 0.421 -160 -3,038 44 Louis 4,418 0.415 -219 -3,050
45 Annie 4,529 0.420 -263 -3,449 45 Wayne 4,406 0.414 -728 -4,107
46 Louise 4,353 0.404 -754 -4,014 46 Jimmy 4,208 0.395 -607 -3,818
47 Eleanor 4,340 0.403 15 1,354 47 Earl 4,104 0.386 -1,617 -4,009
48 Joanne 4,305 0.400 -2,079 -4,216 48 Anthony 3,978 0.374 10 4,025
49 Marjorie 4,279 0.397 -1,118 -4,074 49 Marvin 3,942 0.370 -531 -3,469
50 Elaine 4,260 0.395 -584 -3,792 50 Francis 3,876 0.364 -430 -3,270

 

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.