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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 55,642 5.050 -125 -53,261 1 Robert 61,829 5.654 -64 -56,322
2 Barbara 34,907 3.168 -906 -34,615 2 James 56,549 5.171 -2 -42,317
3 Patricia 26,838 2.436 -886 -26,536 3 John 48,746 4.458 -24 -39,312
4 Shirley 26,816 2.434 -1,267 -26,632 4 William 40,709 3.723 1 -25,805
5 Betty 25,331 2.299 -1,315 -25,156 5 Richard 32,976 3.016 -170 -30,707
6 Carol 17,335 1.573 -1,808 -17,222 6 Charles 30,519 2.791 -43 -23,389
7 Nancy 17,069 1.549 -871 -16,761 7 Donald 27,866 2.548 -481 -27,272
8 Dorothy 16,572 1.504 -593 -16,074 8 David 20,973 1.918 -15 -10,849
9 Joan 15,298 1.389 -1,671 -15,171 9 Thomas 19,773 1.808 -39 -12,642
10 Margaret 15,145 1.375 -122 -12,903 10 George 18,428 1.685 -114 -15,277
11 Joyce 11,809 1.072 -825 -11,486 11 Ronald 18,136 1.659 -449 -17,481
12 Helen 11,454 1.040 -406 -10,696 12 Joseph 17,316 1.584 -7 -6,956
13 Marilyn 9,738 0.884 -515 -9,158 13 Edward 14,930 1.365 -156 -12,621
14 Beverly 9,631 0.874 -1,408 -9,472 14 Kenneth 13,215 1.209 -204 -11,464
15 Ruth 9,605 0.872 -250 -8,411 15 Paul 12,874 1.177 -210 -11,190
16 Virginia 9,512 0.863 -498 -8,904 16 Larry 10,320 0.944 -613 -9,909
17 Elizabeth 9,386 0.852 4 -471 17 Jerry 10,297 0.942 -539 -9,809
18 Janet 9,363 0.850 -1,343 -9,194 18 Frank 10,127 0.926 -355 -9,246
19 Frances 9,052 0.822 -419 -8,329 19 Raymond 9,572 0.875 -274 -8,380
20 Carolyn 8,938 0.811 -821 -8,617 20 Gerald 9,423 0.862 -804 -9,154
21 Donna 8,884 0.806 -1,695 -8,761 21 Harold 8,549 0.782 -778 -8,264
22 Doris 8,882 0.806 -2,067 -8,790 22 Billy 8,297 0.759 -813 -8,034
23 Jean 8,395 0.762 -2,435 -8,322 23 Jack 8,192 0.749 -12 227
24 Martha 7,953 0.722 -726 -7,583 24 Bobby 7,748 0.709 -763 -7,453
25 Janice 7,765 0.705 -1,468 -7,617 25 Joe 7,742 0.708 -659 -7,380
26 Sandra 7,520 0.683 -868 -7,221 26 Walter 7,483 0.684 -239 -6,130
27 Phyllis 7,244 0.657 -5,923 -7,223 27 Michael 7,095 0.649 15 5,484
28 Alice 7,123 0.647 -42 -3,319 28 Carl 6,908 0.632 -599 -6,497
29 Lois 6,933 0.629 -1,592 -6,800 29 Gary 6,769 0.619 -608 -6,366
30 Ann 6,712 0.609 -993 -6,461 30 Henry 6,670 0.610 12 3,736
31 Peggy 6,377 0.579 -5,563 -6,354 31 Arthur 6,313 0.577 -213 -4,810
32 Gloria 6,331 0.575 -529 -5,793 32 Willie 6,231 0.570 -772 -5,950
33 Norma 6,232 0.566 -2,292 -6,153 33 Eugene 5,998 0.549 -781 -5,724
34 Judith 6,146 0.558 -812 -5,827 34 Ralph 5,921 0.541 -1,037 -5,737
35 Marie 6,074 0.551 -616 -5,621 35 Fred 5,738 0.525 -1,524 -5,634
36 Evelyn 5,759 0.523 27 4,916 36 Roger 5,708 0.522 -589 -5,293
37 Dolores 5,567 0.505 -3,252 -5,519 37 Albert 5,668 0.518 -393 -4,954
38 Anna 5,449 0.495 -15 -929 38 Lawrence 5,505 0.503 -458 -4,926
39 Rose 5,447 0.494 -102 -3,388 39 Daniel 5,124 0.469 24 6,516
40 Marlene 5,037 0.457 -1,202 -4,846 40 Roy 4,889 0.447 -497 -4,367
41 Sharon 4,705 0.427 -1,008 -4,462 41 Harry 4,814 0.440 -608 -4,417
42 Jane 4,702 0.427 -240 -3,554 42 Howard 4,701 0.430 -957 -4,500
43 Mildred 4,645 0.422 -2,209 -4,562 43 Norman 4,674 0.427 -1,077 -4,504
44 Geraldine 4,554 0.413 -1,585 -4,422 44 Wayne 4,615 0.422 -772 -4,341
45 Elaine 4,526 0.411 -543 -4,020 45 Jimmy 4,516 0.413 -546 -4,060
46 Annie 4,481 0.407 -251 -3,394 46 Louis 4,357 0.398 -231 -3,067
47 Catherine 4,459 0.405 -151 -2,886 47 Anthony 4,335 0.396 15 4,467
48 Louise 4,381 0.398 -757 -4,045 48 Earl 3,943 0.361 -1,442 -3,832
49 Linda 4,380 0.398 -659 -3,976 49 Marvin 3,910 0.358 -510 -3,427
50 Sylvia 4,366 0.396 -438 -3,730 50 Melvin 3,891 0.356 -687 -3,570

 

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.