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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1947

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1947 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Linda 99,686 5.484 1 46,975 1 James 94,756 5.102 0 7,325
2 Mary 71,688 3.944 -1 4,220 2 Robert 91,642 4.934 0 7,508
3 Patricia 51,278 2.821 0 4,982 3 John 88,318 4.755 0 9,057
4 Barbara 48,791 2.684 0 3,668 4 William 66,986 3.606 0 6,947
5 Sandra 34,774 1.913 1 3,082 5 Richard 58,516 3.150 0 -349
6 Carol 33,538 1.845 -1 -746 6 David 57,804 3.112 0 11,367
7 Nancy 32,442 1.785 0 4,098 7 Michael 50,500 2.719 0 9,321
8 Susan 31,953 1.758 0 3,687 8 Thomas 44,833 2.414 0 5,965
9 Sharon 28,536 1.570 0 713 9 Charles 40,772 2.195 0 2,572
10 Donna 23,518 1.294 3 3,749 10 Larry 34,935 1.881 1 6,490
11 Kathleen 22,097 1.216 5 3,337 11 Ronald 34,884 1.878 -1 3,031
12 Judith 21,998 1.210 -2 -309 12 Gary 30,028 1.617 0 3,106
13 Karen 21,645 1.191 2 2,000 13 Donald 28,255 1.521 0 1,995
14 Judy 21,034 1.157 -3 555 14 Joseph 27,513 1.481 0 3,234
15 Carolyn 20,743 1.141 -3 843 15 Kenneth 24,578 1.323 0 2,543
16 Margaret 20,103 1.106 1 1,971 16 George 23,919 1.288 0 2,347
17 Betty 18,963 1.043 -3 -749 17 Dennis 23,684 1.275 0 2,242
18 Diane 17,774 0.978 1 1,943 18 Paul 22,795 1.227 0 1,740
19 Shirley 17,650 0.971 -1 -216 19 Edward 20,544 1.106 0 1,964
20 Joyce 15,910 0.875 0 699 20 Jerry 18,792 1.012 0 1,230
21 Brenda 15,827 0.871 3 3,138 21 Stephen 15,326 0.825 3 3,491
22 Janice 15,408 0.848 0 1,371 22 Daniel 15,188 0.818 -1 2,321
23 Janet 15,235 0.838 -2 1,093 23 Frank 13,997 0.754 -1 1,334
24 Cheryl 13,890 0.764 3 2,365 24 Steven 13,533 0.729 4 4,655
25 Elizabeth 13,441 0.739 0 1,689 25 Roger 12,758 0.687 -2 345
26 Dorothy 12,750 0.701 -3 -48 26 Terry 12,751 0.687 0 2,075
27 Gloria 12,626 0.695 -1 939 27 Raymond 12,354 0.665 -2 1,067
28 Pamela 12,400 0.682 6 3,034 28 Gerald 10,750 0.579 -1 724
29 Marilyn 11,880 0.654 0 1,169 29 Bruce 10,526 0.567 3 2,069
30 Joan 11,273 0.620 -2 54 30 Wayne 10,169 0.547 -1 1,362
31 Beverly 11,207 0.617 -1 777 31 Douglas 9,896 0.533 3 1,564
32 Martha 10,652 0.586 0 891 32 Lawrence 9,579 0.516 -1 1,063
33 Cynthia 10,530 0.579 13 3,637 33 Gregory 9,324 0.502 24 3,653
34 Virginia 10,405 0.572 -3 389 34 Walter 9,213 0.496 -4 549
35 Bonnie 10,216 0.562 -2 709 35 Harold 8,902 0.479 -2 533
36 Jane 9,942 0.547 -1 970 36 Peter 8,591 0.463 2 1,109
37 Phyllis 9,184 0.505 4 1,137 37 Jack 8,509 0.458 -2 708
38 Helen 8,979 0.494 -2 128 38 Arthur 8,253 0.444 -2 716
39 Jean 8,942 0.492 -2 388 39 Danny 8,066 0.434 7 1,416
40 Frances 8,941 0.492 -1 491 40 Carl 8,048 0.433 -1 668
41 Ann 8,893 0.489 -1 816 41 Anthony 8,012 0.431 3 1,241
42 Peggy 8,877 0.488 1 1,479 42 Willie 7,997 0.431 -2 665
43 Connie 8,642 0.475 2 1,426 43 Joe 7,900 0.425 -6 364
44 Ruth 8,481 0.467 -6 9 44 Jimmy 7,877 0.424 -2 749
45 Christine 8,376 0.461 5 2,173 45 Alan 7,823 0.421 4 1,333
46 Catherine 7,889 0.434 2 1,523 46 Henry 7,807 0.420 -5 492
47 Alice 7,847 0.432 -3 484 47 Mark 7,773 0.418 11 2,443
48 Diana 7,622 0.419 -6 80 48 Roy 7,562 0.407 -5 644
49 Gail 7,240 0.398 0 1,012 49 Johnny 7,444 0.401 -2 839
50 Elaine 7,063 0.389 -3 262 50 Ralph 7,388 0.398 -2 801

 

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.