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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 0 -692 1 Robert 58,491 5.496 0 1,967
2 Shirley 35,159 3.263 0 -7,196 2 James 54,684 5.139 0 -316
3 Barbara 31,681 2.940 0 988 3 John 47,667 4.479 0 170
4 Betty 25,865 2.400 0 -2,806 4 William 39,387 3.701 0 -808
5 Patricia 23,914 2.219 0 1,038 5 Richard 33,484 3.146 0 -454
6 Dorothy 17,668 1.640 0 -1,735 6 Charles 29,083 2.733 0 -896
7 Joan 17,068 1.584 0 -1,156 7 Donald 28,635 2.691 0 -1,023
8 Nancy 16,756 1.555 1 2,212 8 Thomas 18,338 1.723 1 656
9 Margaret 14,593 1.354 -1 -131 9 George 18,195 1.710 -1 -364
10 Carol 14,521 1.348 1 2,790 10 David 17,478 1.642 1 1,816
11 Helen 12,234 1.135 -1 -547 11 Joseph 17,453 1.640 -1 271
12 Joyce 11,989 1.113 0 622 12 Ronald 16,920 1.590 0 1,437
13 Marilyn 11,065 1.027 1 650 13 Edward 14,193 1.334 0 356
14 Virginia 9,651 0.896 2 -211 14 Kenneth 12,485 1.173 1 422
15 Doris 9,222 0.856 -2 -1,385 15 Paul 12,305 1.156 -1 -253
16 Ruth 9,213 0.855 -1 -776 16 Frank 10,187 0.957 0 -232
17 Beverly 8,901 0.826 3 907 17 Raymond 9,453 0.888 0 -109
18 Elizabeth 8,860 0.822 -1 -215 18 Jerry 9,272 0.871 4 822
19 Frances 8,787 0.816 0 18 19 Gerald 9,018 0.847 2 564
20 Jean 8,534 0.792 -2 -317 20 Jack 8,856 0.832 -2 -580
21 Janet 8,082 0.750 1 227 21 Harold 8,629 0.811 -1 -536
22 Donna 7,933 0.736 1 142 22 Billy 8,589 0.807 -3 -651
23 Carolyn 7,908 0.734 5 940 23 Joe 8,022 0.754 2 466
24 Martha 7,389 0.686 0 -231 24 Bobby 7,734 0.727 0 10
25 Phyllis 7,373 0.684 2 5 25 Larry 7,612 0.715 8 1,635
26 Lois 7,230 0.671 -5 -760 26 Walter 7,538 0.708 -3 -276
27 Alice 7,201 0.668 -2 -241 27 Carl 6,589 0.619 1 -104
28 Ann 6,664 0.618 2 -43 28 Henry 6,446 0.606 -2 -408
29 Norma 6,634 0.616 0 -234 29 Eugene 6,374 0.599 -2 -476
30 Dolores 6,417 0.596 -4 -956 30 Arthur 6,263 0.589 -1 -286
31 Janice 6,149 0.571 16 1,704 31 Ralph 6,029 0.567 1 -61
32 Gloria 6,139 0.570 0 -209 32 Willie 6,013 0.565 -2 -315
33 Marie 6,131 0.569 0 -163 33 Michael 5,802 0.545 8 894
34 Evelyn 6,108 0.567 -3 -451 34 Albert 5,754 0.541 -3 -338
35 Peggy 6,068 0.563 1 800 35 Roger 5,703 0.536 1 553
36 Anna 5,725 0.531 -2 -437 36 Fred 5,602 0.526 -2 111
37 Rose 5,699 0.529 0 467 37 Lawrence 5,341 0.502 -2 -8
38 Sandra 5,525 0.513 12 1,436 38 Gary 5,190 0.488 6 699
39 Marlene 5,332 0.495 0 504 39 Harry 4,928 0.463 -2 -126
40 Mildred 5,053 0.469 -5 -492 40 Howard 4,876 0.458 -1 -91
41 Geraldine 4,862 0.451 -1 44 41 Roy 4,816 0.453 -1 -123
42 Jane 4,720 0.438 1 75 42 Daniel 4,815 0.452 1 225
43 Judith 4,580 0.425 11 707 43 Norman 4,645 0.436 -5 -396
44 Catherine 4,535 0.421 -2 -163 44 Louis 4,418 0.415 -2 -199
45 Annie 4,529 0.420 -7 -324 45 Wayne 4,406 0.414 4 350
46 Louise 4,351 0.404 -2 -217 46 Jimmy 4,208 0.395 1 35
47 Eleanor 4,340 0.403 1 174 47 Earl 4,106 0.386 -1 -113
48 Joanne 4,305 0.400 -3 -258 48 Anthony 3,978 0.374 4 70
49 Marjorie 4,279 0.397 -3 -203 49 Marvin 3,942 0.370 -4 -330
50 Elaine 4,259 0.395 1 180 50 Francis 3,874 0.364 3 -21

 

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.