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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 0 1,273 1 Robert 61,835 5.655 0 3,343
2 Barbara 34,912 3.169 1 3,230 2 James 56,551 5.171 0 1,865
3 Patricia 26,839 2.436 2 2,925 3 John 48,746 4.458 0 1,077
4 Shirley 26,816 2.434 -2 -8,345 4 William 40,713 3.723 0 1,327
5 Betty 25,332 2.299 -1 -534 5 Richard 32,973 3.015 0 -514
6 Carol 17,336 1.573 4 2,815 6 Charles 30,524 2.791 0 1,440
7 Nancy 17,069 1.549 1 313 7 Donald 27,868 2.548 0 -767
8 Dorothy 16,572 1.504 -2 -1,097 8 David 20,974 1.918 2 3,495
9 Joan 15,299 1.389 -2 -1,770 9 Thomas 19,775 1.808 -1 1,436
10 Margaret 15,143 1.374 -1 549 10 George 18,430 1.685 -1 235
11 Joyce 11,809 1.072 1 -180 11 Ronald 18,136 1.658 1 1,216
12 Helen 11,454 1.040 -1 -782 12 Joseph 17,319 1.584 -1 -134
13 Marilyn 9,738 0.884 0 -1,327 13 Edward 14,930 1.365 0 736
14 Beverly 9,631 0.874 3 730 14 Kenneth 13,215 1.208 0 728
15 Ruth 9,605 0.872 1 392 15 Paul 12,880 1.178 0 576
16 Virginia 9,514 0.864 -2 -136 16 Larry 10,320 0.944 9 2,707
17 Elizabeth 9,385 0.852 1 525 17 Jerry 10,298 0.942 1 1,027
18 Janet 9,363 0.850 3 1,281 18 Frank 10,128 0.926 -2 -58
19 Frances 9,053 0.822 0 267 19 Raymond 9,571 0.875 -2 116
20 Carolyn 8,938 0.811 3 1,030 20 Gerald 9,423 0.862 -1 405
21 Donna 8,884 0.806 1 951 21 Harold 8,549 0.782 0 -80
22 Doris 8,881 0.806 -7 -343 22 Billy 8,296 0.759 0 -293
23 Jean 8,395 0.762 -3 -140 23 Jack 8,193 0.749 -3 -663
24 Martha 7,954 0.722 0 565 24 Bobby 7,749 0.709 0 15
25 Janice 7,766 0.705 6 1,617 25 Joe 7,744 0.708 -2 -276
26 Sandra 7,520 0.683 12 1,995 26 Walter 7,483 0.684 0 -54
27 Phyllis 7,244 0.657 -2 -129 27 Michael 7,095 0.649 6 1,294
28 Alice 7,122 0.646 -1 -79 28 Carl 6,909 0.632 -1 320
29 Lois 6,932 0.629 -3 -298 29 Gary 6,767 0.619 9 1,577
30 Ann 6,712 0.609 -2 47 30 Henry 6,670 0.610 -2 224
31 Peggy 6,377 0.579 4 309 31 Arthur 6,314 0.577 -1 50
32 Gloria 6,331 0.575 0 192 32 Willie 6,229 0.570 0 217
33 Norma 6,233 0.566 -4 -401 33 Eugene 5,998 0.548 -4 -376
34 Judith 6,146 0.558 9 1,566 34 Ralph 5,921 0.541 -3 -108
35 Marie 6,075 0.551 -2 -56 35 Fred 5,740 0.525 1 138
36 Evelyn 5,759 0.523 -2 -349 36 Roger 5,710 0.522 -1 8
37 Dolores 5,567 0.505 -7 -850 37 Albert 5,667 0.518 -3 -88
38 Anna 5,449 0.495 -2 -276 38 Lawrence 5,504 0.503 -1 163
39 Rose 5,446 0.494 -2 -253 39 Daniel 5,123 0.468 3 308
40 Marlene 5,037 0.457 -1 -295 40 Roy 4,890 0.447 1 72
41 Sharon 4,705 0.427 19 1,132 41 Harry 4,813 0.440 -2 -116
42 Jane 4,702 0.427 0 -18 42 Howard 4,701 0.430 -2 -174
43 Mildred 4,644 0.422 -3 -409 43 Norman 4,674 0.427 0 29
44 Geraldine 4,554 0.413 -3 -309 44 Wayne 4,616 0.422 1 210
45 Elaine 4,525 0.411 5 265 45 Jimmy 4,516 0.413 1 308
46 Annie 4,481 0.407 -1 -48 46 Louis 4,357 0.398 -2 -61
47 Catherine 4,459 0.405 -3 -77 47 Anthony 4,336 0.397 1 358
48 Louise 4,382 0.398 -2 29 48 Earl 3,943 0.361 -1 -161
49 Linda 4,380 0.398 48 1,941 49 Marvin 3,910 0.358 0 -32
50 Sylvia 4,367 0.396 3 211 50 Melvin 3,891 0.356 3 164

 

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.