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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1937

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1937 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 55,645 5.050 -125 -53,318 1 Robert 61,835 5.655 -70 -56,695
2 Barbara 34,912 3.169 -928 -34,627 2 James 56,551 5.171 -2 -43,026
3 Patricia 26,839 2.436 -910 -26,546 3 John 48,746 4.458 -24 -39,627
4 Shirley 26,816 2.434 -1,460 -26,666 4 William 40,713 3.723 1 -26,197
5 Betty 25,332 2.299 -1,123 -25,117 5 Richard 32,973 3.015 -183 -30,854
6 Carol 17,336 1.573 -1,782 -17,223 6 Charles 30,524 2.791 -46 -23,920
7 Nancy 17,069 1.549 -832 -16,747 7 Donald 27,868 2.548 -519 -27,335
8 Dorothy 16,572 1.504 -578 -16,055 8 David 20,974 1.918 -14 -11,277
9 Joan 15,299 1.389 -1,718 -15,181 9 Thomas 19,775 1.808 -40 -12,996
10 Margaret 15,143 1.374 -117 -12,831 10 George 18,430 1.685 -117 -15,371
11 Joyce 11,809 1.072 -936 -11,531 11 Ronald 18,136 1.658 -482 -17,558
12 Helen 11,454 1.040 -401 -10,709 12 Joseph 17,319 1.584 -11 -7,764
13 Marilyn 9,738 0.884 -597 -9,244 13 Edward 14,930 1.365 -156 -12,662
14 Beverly 9,631 0.874 -1,279 -9,456 14 Kenneth 13,215 1.208 -212 -11,560
15 Ruth 9,605 0.872 -250 -8,371 15 Paul 12,880 1.178 -219 -11,255
16 Virginia 9,514 0.864 -524 -8,936 16 Larry 10,320 0.944 -690 -9,981
17 Elizabeth 9,385 0.852 4 -872 17 Jerry 10,298 0.942 -584 -9,847
18 Janet 9,363 0.850 -1,394 -9,206 18 Frank 10,128 0.926 -374 -9,325
19 Frances 9,053 0.822 -426 -8,338 19 Raymond 9,571 0.875 -280 -8,422
20 Carolyn 8,938 0.811 -840 -8,626 20 Gerald 9,423 0.862 -874 -9,182
21 Donna 8,884 0.806 -1,546 -8,747 21 Harold 8,549 0.782 -776 -8,268
22 Doris 8,881 0.806 -1,792 -8,770 22 Billy 8,296 0.759 -823 -8,036
23 Jean 8,395 0.762 -2,370 -8,320 23 Jack 8,193 0.749 -5 641
24 Martha 7,954 0.722 -773 -7,613 24 Bobby 7,749 0.709 -800 -7,481
25 Janice 7,766 0.705 -1,408 -7,613 25 Joe 7,744 0.708 -670 -7,399
26 Sandra 7,520 0.683 -949 -7,251 26 Walter 7,483 0.684 -245 -6,180
27 Phyllis 7,244 0.657 -6,948 -7,227 27 Michael 7,095 0.649 13 4,525
28 Alice 7,122 0.646 -43 -3,479 28 Carl 6,909 0.632 -672 -6,567
29 Lois 6,932 0.629 -1,664 -6,810 29 Gary 6,767 0.619 -645 -6,400
30 Ann 6,712 0.609 -953 -6,445 30 Henry 6,670 0.610 14 3,979
31 Peggy 6,377 0.579 -5,523 -6,354 31 Arthur 6,314 0.577 -199 -4,672
32 Gloria 6,331 0.575 -552 -5,810 32 Willie 6,229 0.570 -902 -6,005
33 Norma 6,233 0.566 -2,238 -6,153 33 Eugene 5,998 0.548 -829 -5,746
34 Judith 6,146 0.558 -816 -5,828 34 Ralph 5,921 0.541 -917 -5,704
35 Marie 6,075 0.551 -541 -5,545 35 Fred 5,740 0.525 -1,615 -5,643
36 Evelyn 5,759 0.523 26 4,617 36 Roger 5,710 0.522 -600 -5,299
37 Dolores 5,567 0.505 -3,887 -5,530 37 Albert 5,667 0.518 -415 -5,010
38 Anna 5,449 0.495 -16 -1,304 38 Lawrence 5,504 0.503 -460 -4,931
39 Rose 5,446 0.494 -84 -3,014 39 Daniel 5,123 0.468 24 6,050
40 Marlene 5,037 0.457 -1,343 -4,875 40 Roy 4,890 0.447 -502 -4,376
41 Sharon 4,705 0.427 -1,086 -4,489 41 Harry 4,813 0.440 -579 -4,386
42 Jane 4,702 0.427 -249 -3,579 42 Howard 4,701 0.430 -926 -4,488
43 Mildred 4,644 0.422 -2,026 -4,551 43 Norman 4,674 0.427 -1,181 -4,523
44 Geraldine 4,554 0.413 -1,675 -4,435 44 Wayne 4,616 0.422 -729 -4,317
45 Elaine 4,525 0.411 -589 -4,057 45 Jimmy 4,516 0.413 -608 -4,126
46 Annie 4,481 0.407 -262 -3,401 46 Louis 4,357 0.398 -217 -2,989
47 Catherine 4,459 0.405 -157 -2,961 47 Anthony 4,336 0.397 9 3,667
48 Louise 4,382 0.398 -752 -4,043 48 Earl 3,943 0.361 -1,616 -3,848
49 Linda 4,380 0.398 -677 -3,991 49 Marvin 3,910 0.358 -531 -3,437
50 Sylvia 4,367 0.396 -440 -3,736 50 Melvin 3,891 0.356 -670 -3,561

 

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.