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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 54,373 5.046 -125 -51,992 1 Robert 58,491 5.496 -64 -52,984
2 Shirley 35,159 3.263 -1,269 -34,975 2 James 54,684 5.139 -2 -40,452
3 Barbara 31,681 2.940 -905 -31,389 3 John 47,667 4.479 -24 -38,233
4 Betty 25,865 2.400 -1,316 -25,690 4 William 39,387 3.701 1 -24,483
5 Patricia 23,914 2.219 -884 -23,612 5 Richard 33,484 3.146 -170 -31,215
6 Dorothy 17,668 1.640 -595 -17,170 6 Charles 29,083 2.733 -43 -21,953
7 Joan 17,068 1.584 -1,673 -16,941 7 Donald 28,635 2.691 -481 -28,041
8 Nancy 16,756 1.555 -870 -16,448 8 Thomas 18,338 1.723 -40 -11,207
9 Margaret 14,593 1.354 -123 -12,351 9 George 18,195 1.710 -115 -15,044
10 Carol 14,521 1.348 -1,804 -14,408 10 David 17,478 1.642 -13 -7,354
11 Helen 12,234 1.135 -407 -11,476 11 Joseph 17,453 1.640 -8 -7,093
12 Joyce 11,989 1.113 -824 -11,666 12 Ronald 16,920 1.590 -448 -16,265
13 Marilyn 11,065 1.027 -515 -10,485 13 Edward 14,193 1.334 -156 -11,884
14 Virginia 9,651 0.896 -500 -9,043 14 Kenneth 12,485 1.173 -204 -10,734
15 Doris 9,222 0.856 -2,074 -9,130 15 Paul 12,305 1.156 -210 -10,621
16 Ruth 9,213 0.855 -249 -8,019 16 Frank 10,187 0.957 -357 -9,306
17 Beverly 8,901 0.826 -1,405 -8,742 17 Raymond 9,453 0.888 -276 -8,261
18 Elizabeth 8,860 0.822 5 55 18 Jerry 9,272 0.871 -538 -8,784
19 Frances 8,787 0.816 -419 -8,064 19 Gerald 9,018 0.847 -805 -8,749
20 Jean 8,534 0.792 -2,438 -8,461 20 Jack 8,856 0.832 -15 -437
21 Janet 8,082 0.750 -1,340 -7,913 21 Harold 8,629 0.811 -778 -8,344
22 Donna 7,933 0.736 -1,694 -7,810 22 Billy 8,589 0.807 -813 -8,326
23 Carolyn 7,908 0.734 -818 -7,587 23 Joe 8,022 0.754 -661 -7,660
24 Martha 7,389 0.686 -726 -7,019 24 Bobby 7,734 0.727 -763 -7,439
25 Phyllis 7,373 0.684 -5,925 -7,352 25 Larry 7,612 0.715 -604 -7,201
26 Lois 7,230 0.671 -1,595 -7,097 26 Walter 7,538 0.708 -239 -6,185
27 Alice 7,201 0.668 -43 -3,397 27 Carl 6,589 0.619 -600 -6,178
28 Ann 6,664 0.618 -995 -6,413 28 Henry 6,446 0.606 10 3,960
29 Norma 6,634 0.616 -2,296 -6,555 29 Eugene 6,374 0.599 -785 -6,100
30 Dolores 6,417 0.596 -3,259 -6,369 30 Arthur 6,263 0.589 -214 -4,760
31 Janice 6,149 0.571 -1,462 -6,001 31 Ralph 6,029 0.567 -1,040 -5,845
32 Gloria 6,139 0.570 -529 -5,601 32 Willie 6,013 0.565 -772 -5,732
33 Marie 6,131 0.569 -618 -5,678 33 Michael 5,802 0.545 21 6,777
34 Evelyn 6,108 0.567 25 4,567 34 Albert 5,754 0.541 -396 -5,040
35 Peggy 6,068 0.563 -5,559 -6,045 35 Roger 5,703 0.536 -590 -5,288
36 Anna 5,725 0.531 -17 -1,205 36 Fred 5,602 0.526 -1,523 -5,498
37 Rose 5,699 0.529 -104 -3,640 37 Lawrence 5,341 0.502 -459 -4,762
38 Sandra 5,525 0.513 -856 -5,226 38 Gary 5,190 0.488 -599 -4,787
39 Marlene 5,332 0.495 -1,203 -5,141 39 Harry 4,928 0.463 -610 -4,531
40 Mildred 5,053 0.469 -2,212 -4,970 40 Howard 4,876 0.458 -959 -4,675
41 Geraldine 4,862 0.451 -1,588 -4,730 41 Roy 4,816 0.453 -496 -4,294
42 Jane 4,720 0.438 -240 -3,572 42 Daniel 4,815 0.452 27 6,825
43 Judith 4,580 0.425 -803 -4,261 43 Norman 4,645 0.436 -1,077 -4,475
44 Catherine 4,535 0.421 -154 -2,962 44 Louis 4,418 0.415 -233 -3,128
45 Annie 4,529 0.420 -252 -3,442 45 Wayne 4,406 0.414 -771 -4,132
46 Louise 4,351 0.404 -759 -4,015 46 Jimmy 4,208 0.395 -545 -3,752
47 Eleanor 4,340 0.403 12 1,179 47 Earl 4,106 0.386 -1,443 -3,995
48 Joanne 4,305 0.400 -1,809 -4,196 48 Anthony 3,978 0.374 16 4,824
49 Marjorie 4,279 0.397 -897 -4,002 49 Marvin 3,942 0.370 -510 -3,459
50 Elaine 4,259 0.395 -538 -3,753 50 Francis 3,874 0.364 -411 -3,223

 

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.