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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 54,362 5.046 0 -710 1 Robert 58,489 5.497 0 1,969
2 Shirley 35,161 3.263 0 -7,193 2 James 54,674 5.138 0 -317
3 Barbara 31,679 2.940 0 986 3 John 47,665 4.479 0 176
4 Betty 25,863 2.400 0 -2,810 4 William 39,386 3.701 0 -809
5 Patricia 23,912 2.219 0 1,036 5 Richard 33,484 3.147 0 -454
6 Dorothy 17,668 1.640 0 -1,732 6 Charles 29,081 2.733 0 -889
7 Joan 17,067 1.584 0 -1,155 7 Donald 28,633 2.691 0 -1,022
8 Nancy 16,756 1.555 1 2,214 8 Thomas 18,340 1.724 1 663
9 Margaret 14,594 1.355 -1 -124 9 George 18,192 1.710 -1 -362
10 Carol 14,521 1.348 1 2,789 10 David 17,476 1.642 1 1,815
11 Helen 12,232 1.135 -1 -546 11 Joseph 17,451 1.640 -1 268
12 Joyce 11,990 1.113 0 625 12 Ronald 16,917 1.590 0 1,437
13 Marilyn 11,066 1.027 1 650 13 Edward 14,193 1.334 0 357
14 Virginia 9,650 0.896 2 -210 14 Kenneth 12,487 1.173 1 424
15 Doris 9,221 0.856 -2 -1,383 15 Paul 12,303 1.156 -1 -255
16 Ruth 9,212 0.855 -1 -777 16 Frank 10,191 0.958 0 -225
17 Beverly 8,900 0.826 3 906 17 Raymond 9,452 0.888 0 -108
18 Elizabeth 8,860 0.822 -1 -215 18 Jerry 9,270 0.871 4 822
19 Frances 8,785 0.815 0 18 19 Gerald 9,016 0.847 2 563
20 Jean 8,535 0.792 -2 -316 20 Jack 8,857 0.832 -2 -576
21 Janet 8,082 0.750 1 226 21 Harold 8,627 0.811 -1 -539
22 Donna 7,933 0.736 1 142 22 Billy 8,587 0.807 -3 -651
23 Carolyn 7,907 0.734 5 940 23 Joe 8,022 0.754 2 469
24 Martha 7,387 0.686 0 -234 24 Bobby 7,734 0.727 0 9
25 Phyllis 7,371 0.684 2 5 25 Larry 7,612 0.715 8 1,635
26 Lois 7,228 0.671 -5 -764 26 Walter 7,538 0.708 -3 -277
27 Alice 7,198 0.668 -2 -247 27 Carl 6,588 0.619 1 -107
28 Ann 6,662 0.618 2 -45 28 Henry 6,447 0.606 -2 -406
29 Norma 6,632 0.616 0 -237 29 Eugene 6,375 0.599 -2 -471
30 Dolores 6,417 0.596 -4 -956 30 Arthur 6,263 0.589 -1 -280
31 Janice 6,148 0.571 16 1,703 31 Ralph 6,030 0.567 1 -60
32 Gloria 6,140 0.570 0 -206 32 Willie 6,011 0.565 -2 -317
33 Marie 6,131 0.569 0 -163 33 Michael 5,802 0.545 8 895
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 5,724 0.531 -2 -439 36 Fred 5,602 0.526 -2 111
37 Rose 5,698 0.529 0 468 37 Lawrence 5,341 0.502 -2 -7
38 Sandra 5,525 0.513 12 1,436 38 Gary 5,190 0.488 6 700
39 Marlene 5,332 0.495 0 504 39 Harry 4,928 0.463 -2 -125
40 Mildred 5,053 0.469 -5 -493 40 Howard 4,876 0.458 -1 -90
41 Geraldine 4,862 0.451 -1 45 41 Roy 4,817 0.453 -1 -122
42 Jane 4,720 0.438 1 75 42 Daniel 4,816 0.453 1 227
43 Judith 4,579 0.425 11 706 43 Norman 4,646 0.437 -5 -393
44 Catherine 4,535 0.421 -2 -163 44 Louis 4,419 0.415 -2 -197
45 Annie 4,527 0.420 -7 -326 45 Wayne 4,406 0.414 4 349
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 -109
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 3,943 0.371 -4 -327
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. All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. 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.