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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 0 1,269 1 Robert 61,829 5.654 0 3,338
2 Barbara 34,907 3.168 1 3,226 2 James 56,549 5.171 0 1,865
3 Patricia 26,838 2.436 2 2,924 3 John 48,746 4.458 0 1,079
4 Shirley 26,816 2.434 -2 -8,343 4 William 40,709 3.723 0 1,322
5 Betty 25,331 2.299 -1 -534 5 Richard 32,976 3.016 0 -508
6 Carol 17,335 1.573 4 2,814 6 Charles 30,519 2.791 0 1,436
7 Nancy 17,069 1.549 1 313 7 Donald 27,866 2.548 0 -769
8 Dorothy 16,572 1.504 -2 -1,096 8 David 20,973 1.918 2 3,495
9 Joan 15,298 1.389 -2 -1,770 9 Thomas 19,773 1.808 -1 1,435
10 Margaret 15,145 1.375 -1 552 10 George 18,428 1.685 -1 233
11 Joyce 11,809 1.072 1 -180 11 Ronald 18,136 1.659 1 1,216
12 Helen 11,454 1.040 -1 -780 12 Joseph 17,316 1.584 -1 -137
13 Marilyn 9,738 0.884 0 -1,327 13 Edward 14,930 1.365 0 737
14 Beverly 9,631 0.874 3 730 14 Kenneth 13,215 1.209 0 730
15 Ruth 9,605 0.872 1 392 15 Paul 12,874 1.177 0 569
16 Virginia 9,512 0.863 -2 -139 16 Larry 10,320 0.944 9 2,708
17 Elizabeth 9,386 0.852 1 526 17 Jerry 10,297 0.942 1 1,025
18 Janet 9,363 0.850 3 1,281 18 Frank 10,127 0.926 -2 -60
19 Frances 9,052 0.822 0 265 19 Raymond 9,572 0.875 -2 119
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 8,882 0.806 -7 -340 22 Billy 8,297 0.759 0 -292
23 Jean 8,395 0.762 -3 -139 23 Jack 8,192 0.749 -3 -664
24 Martha 7,953 0.722 0 564 24 Bobby 7,748 0.709 0 14
25 Janice 7,765 0.705 6 1,616 25 Joe 7,742 0.708 -2 -280
26 Sandra 7,520 0.683 12 1,995 26 Walter 7,483 0.684 0 -55
27 Phyllis 7,244 0.657 -2 -129 27 Michael 7,095 0.649 6 1,293
28 Alice 7,123 0.647 -1 -78 28 Carl 6,908 0.632 -1 319
29 Lois 6,933 0.629 -3 -297 29 Gary 6,769 0.619 9 1,579
30 Ann 6,712 0.609 -2 48 30 Henry 6,670 0.610 -2 224
31 Peggy 6,377 0.579 4 309 31 Arthur 6,313 0.577 -1 50
32 Gloria 6,331 0.575 0 192 32 Willie 6,231 0.570 0 218
33 Norma 6,232 0.566 -4 -402 33 Eugene 5,998 0.549 -4 -376
34 Judith 6,146 0.558 9 1,566 34 Ralph 5,921 0.541 -3 -108
35 Marie 6,074 0.551 -2 -57 35 Fred 5,738 0.525 1 136
36 Evelyn 5,759 0.523 -2 -349 36 Roger 5,708 0.522 -1 5
37 Dolores 5,567 0.505 -7 -850 37 Albert 5,668 0.518 -3 -86
38 Anna 5,449 0.495 -2 -276 38 Lawrence 5,505 0.503 -1 164
39 Rose 5,447 0.494 -2 -252 39 Daniel 5,124 0.469 3 309
40 Marlene 5,037 0.457 -1 -295 40 Roy 4,889 0.447 1 73
41 Sharon 4,705 0.427 19 1,132 41 Harry 4,814 0.440 -2 -114
42 Jane 4,702 0.427 0 -18 42 Howard 4,701 0.430 -2 -175
43 Mildred 4,645 0.422 -3 -408 43 Norman 4,674 0.427 0 29
44 Geraldine 4,554 0.413 -3 -308 44 Wayne 4,615 0.422 1 209
45 Elaine 4,526 0.411 5 267 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 -76 47 Anthony 4,335 0.396 1 357
48 Louise 4,381 0.398 -2 30 48 Earl 3,943 0.361 -1 -163
49 Linda 4,380 0.398 48 1,941 49 Marvin 3,910 0.358 0 -32
50 Sylvia 4,366 0.396 3 210 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.