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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1939

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1939 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 54,903 4.841 -125 -52,522 1 Robert 59,645 5.264 -64 -54,138
2 Barbara 37,258 3.285 -906 -36,966 2 James 59,628 5.262 -2 -45,396
3 Patricia 29,706 2.619 -886 -29,404 3 John 51,017 4.502 -24 -41,583
4 Betty 23,640 2.085 -1,316 -23,465 4 William 42,078 3.713 1 -27,174
5 Shirley 20,446 1.803 -1,266 -20,262 5 Richard 35,372 3.122 -170 -33,103
6 Carol 20,166 1.778 -1,808 -20,053 6 Charles 30,785 2.717 -43 -23,655
7 Nancy 19,728 1.740 -871 -19,420 7 David 25,361 2.238 -16 -15,237
8 Judith 16,626 1.466 -838 -16,307 8 Donald 24,055 2.123 -480 -23,461
9 Dorothy 15,171 1.338 -592 -14,673 9 Thomas 22,127 1.953 -39 -14,996
10 Margaret 14,952 1.318 -122 -12,710 10 Ronald 19,835 1.750 -450 -19,180
11 Joan 14,140 1.247 -1,669 -14,013 11 George 17,887 1.579 -113 -14,736
12 Joyce 13,394 1.181 -824 -13,071 12 Joseph 17,715 1.563 -7 -7,355
13 Sandra 11,970 1.056 -881 -11,671 13 Kenneth 14,710 1.298 -205 -12,959
14 Carolyn 11,291 0.996 -827 -10,970 14 Larry 14,528 1.282 -615 -14,117
15 Linda 10,714 0.945 -693 -10,310 15 Edward 14,428 1.273 -154 -12,119
16 Helen 10,418 0.919 -402 -9,660 16 Jerry 13,729 1.212 -540 -13,241
17 Janet 10,114 0.892 -1,344 -9,945 17 Paul 13,331 1.176 -208 -11,647
18 Elizabeth 9,707 0.856 5 -792 18 Michael 10,824 0.955 6 1,755
19 Marilyn 9,539 0.841 -509 -8,959 19 Gerald 10,052 0.887 -805 -9,783
20 Donna 9,370 0.826 -1,696 -9,247 20 Frank 9,987 0.881 -353 -9,106
21 Virginia 9,227 0.814 -493 -8,619 21 Gary 9,680 0.854 -616 -9,277
22 Ruth 9,060 0.799 -243 -7,866 22 Raymond 9,247 0.816 -271 -8,055
23 Sharon 9,013 0.795 -1,026 -8,770 23 Harold 8,302 0.733 -776 -8,017
24 Janice 8,779 0.774 -1,469 -8,631 24 Billy 7,469 0.659 -811 -7,206
25 Beverly 8,701 0.767 -1,397 -8,542 25 Walter 7,319 0.646 -240 -5,966
26 Frances 8,578 0.756 -412 -7,855 26 Jack 7,306 0.645 -9 1,113
27 Martha 8,493 0.749 -723 -8,123 27 Joe 7,192 0.635 -657 -6,830
28 Judy 8,082 0.713 -1,583 -7,948 28 Roger 7,152 0.631 -597 -6,737
29 Doris 7,683 0.677 -2,060 -7,591 29 Bobby 7,055 0.623 -758 -6,760
30 Phyllis 7,590 0.669 -5,920 -7,569 30 Carl 6,594 0.582 -597 -6,183
31 Alice 7,367 0.650 -39 -3,563 31 Henry 6,557 0.579 13 3,849
32 Jean 7,290 0.643 -2,426 -7,217 32 Arthur 6,380 0.563 -212 -4,877
33 Ann 6,550 0.578 -990 -6,299 33 Willie 6,303 0.556 -771 -6,022
34 Peggy 6,048 0.533 -5,560 -6,025 34 Dennis 6,211 0.548 -510 -5,701
35 Lois 6,033 0.532 -1,586 -5,900 35 Ralph 5,957 0.526 -1,036 -5,773
36 Gloria 5,939 0.524 -525 -5,401 36 Lawrence 5,882 0.519 -460 -5,303
37 Marie 5,889 0.519 -614 -5,436 37 Eugene 5,875 0.518 -777 -5,601
38 Norma 5,827 0.514 -2,287 -5,748 38 Daniel 5,797 0.512 23 5,843
39 Karen 5,542 0.489 -517 -4,990 39 Wayne 5,651 0.499 -777 -5,377
40 Evelyn 5,329 0.470 31 5,346 40 Fred 5,536 0.489 -1,519 -5,432
41 Geraldine 5,159 0.455 -1,588 -5,027 41 Albert 5,477 0.483 -389 -4,763
42 Rose 5,040 0.444 -99 -2,981 42 Roy 5,153 0.455 -495 -4,631
43 Anna 4,931 0.435 -10 -411 43 Jimmy 4,751 0.419 -548 -4,295
44 Susan 4,886 0.431 -919 -4,614 44 Norman 4,741 0.418 -1,076 -4,571
45 Elaine 4,785 0.422 -543 -4,279 45 Harry 4,663 0.412 -604 -4,266
46 Jane 4,770 0.421 -236 -3,622 46 Peter 4,642 0.410 -167 -2,865
47 Carole 4,679 0.413 -11,733 -4,671 47 Anthony 4,609 0.407 15 4,193
48 Kathleen 4,656 0.411 -823 -4,346 48 Howard 4,607 0.407 -951 -4,406
49 Catherine 4,576 0.404 -149 -3,003 49 Louis 4,224 0.373 -228 -2,934
50 Wanda 4,559 0.402 -5,097 -4,533 50 Earl 3,894 0.344 -1,440 -3,783

 

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.