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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 54,368 5.046 0 -699 1 Robert 58,489 5.496 0 1,970
2 Shirley 35,161 3.263 0 -7,193 2 James 54,679 5.138 0 -319
3 Barbara 31,682 2.940 0 989 3 John 47,667 4.479 0 174
4 Betty 25,864 2.400 0 -2,806 4 William 39,388 3.701 0 -809
5 Patricia 23,912 2.219 0 1,036 5 Richard 33,485 3.147 0 -456
6 Dorothy 17,668 1.640 0 -1,735 6 Charles 29,081 2.733 0 -896
7 Joan 17,067 1.584 0 -1,156 7 Donald 28,633 2.691 0 -1,025
8 Nancy 16,756 1.555 1 2,213 8 Thomas 18,340 1.723 1 661
9 Margaret 14,593 1.354 -1 -127 9 George 18,193 1.710 -1 -364
10 Carol 14,521 1.348 1 2,790 10 David 17,475 1.642 1 1,812
11 Helen 12,233 1.135 -1 -549 11 Joseph 17,449 1.640 -1 264
12 Joyce 11,990 1.113 0 624 12 Ronald 16,919 1.590 0 1,438
13 Marilyn 11,065 1.027 1 650 13 Edward 14,195 1.334 0 358
14 Virginia 9,650 0.896 2 -211 14 Kenneth 12,485 1.173 1 422
15 Doris 9,221 0.856 -2 -1,385 15 Paul 12,304 1.156 -1 -254
16 Ruth 9,212 0.855 -1 -777 16 Frank 10,188 0.957 0 -230
17 Beverly 8,900 0.826 3 906 17 Raymond 9,452 0.888 0 -110
18 Elizabeth 8,860 0.822 -1 -216 18 Jerry 9,272 0.871 4 823
19 Frances 8,786 0.815 0 18 19 Gerald 9,017 0.847 2 561
20 Jean 8,534 0.792 -2 -317 20 Jack 8,856 0.832 -2 -579
21 Janet 8,082 0.750 1 226 21 Harold 8,628 0.811 -1 -537
22 Donna 7,933 0.736 1 143 22 Billy 8,589 0.807 -3 -649
23 Carolyn 7,907 0.734 5 939 23 Joe 8,022 0.754 2 469
24 Martha 7,387 0.686 0 -233 24 Bobby 7,733 0.727 0 9
25 Phyllis 7,372 0.684 2 6 25 Larry 7,613 0.715 8 1,636
26 Lois 7,231 0.671 -5 -759 26 Walter 7,539 0.708 -3 -276
27 Alice 7,199 0.668 -2 -243 27 Carl 6,588 0.619 1 -107
28 Ann 6,663 0.618 2 -44 28 Henry 6,447 0.606 -2 -408
29 Norma 6,632 0.616 0 -238 29 Eugene 6,377 0.599 -2 -471
30 Dolores 6,417 0.596 -4 -956 30 Arthur 6,263 0.589 -1 -282
31 Janice 6,148 0.571 16 1,703 31 Ralph 6,028 0.566 1 -63
32 Gloria 6,139 0.570 0 -209 32 Willie 6,011 0.565 -2 -317
33 Marie 6,131 0.569 0 -163 33 Michael 5,800 0.545 8 892
34 Evelyn 6,107 0.567 -3 -452 34 Albert 5,755 0.541 -3 -336
35 Peggy 6,066 0.563 1 797 35 Roger 5,704 0.536 1 554
36 Anna 5,725 0.531 -2 -437 36 Fred 5,602 0.526 -2 111
37 Rose 5,698 0.529 0 466 37 Lawrence 5,341 0.502 -2 -7
38 Sandra 5,525 0.513 12 1,436 38 Gary 5,189 0.488 6 698
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 4,875 0.458 -1 -92
41 Geraldine 4,862 0.451 -1 45 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 4,646 0.437 -5 -395
44 Catherine 4,535 0.421 -2 -163 44 Louis 4,418 0.415 -2 -198
45 Annie 4,527 0.420 -7 -326 45 Wayne 4,406 0.414 4 350
46 Louise 4,351 0.404 -2 -217 46 Jimmy 4,208 0.395 1 34
47 Eleanor 4,340 0.403 1 174 47 Earl 4,107 0.386 -1 -110
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 4,258 0.395 1 179 50 Francis 3,874 0.364 3 -20

 

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.