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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1947

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1947 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 Linda 99,689 5.484 -725 -99,300 1 James 94,757 5.102 -3 -81,232
2 Mary 71,687 3.944 -124 -69,360 2 Robert 91,640 4.934 -69 -86,500
3 Patricia 51,279 2.821 -910 -50,986 3 John 88,319 4.755 -24 -79,200
4 Barbara 48,792 2.684 -926 -48,507 4 William 66,989 3.607 1 -52,473
5 Sandra 34,775 1.913 -970 -34,506 5 Richard 58,521 3.151 -183 -56,402
6 Carol 33,539 1.845 -1,782 -33,426 6 David 57,806 3.112 -16 -48,109
7 Nancy 32,444 1.785 -832 -32,122 7 Michael 50,501 2.719 -7 -38,881
8 Susan 31,954 1.758 -1,071 -31,720 8 Thomas 44,835 2.414 -41 -38,056
9 Sharon 28,535 1.570 -1,118 -28,319 9 Charles 40,770 2.195 -43 -34,166
10 Donna 23,519 1.294 -1,557 -23,382 10 Larry 34,938 1.881 -696 -34,599
11 Kathleen 22,097 1.216 -883 -21,796 11 Ronald 34,887 1.878 -482 -34,309
12 Judith 21,997 1.210 -838 -21,679 12 Gary 30,030 1.617 -662 -29,663
13 Karen 21,648 1.191 -622 -21,180 13 Donald 28,257 1.521 -513 -27,724
14 Judy 21,034 1.157 -1,519 -20,893 14 Joseph 27,514 1.481 -9 -17,959
15 Carolyn 20,743 1.141 -845 -20,431 15 Kenneth 24,578 1.323 -211 -22,923
16 Margaret 20,100 1.106 -111 -17,788 16 George 23,918 1.288 -111 -20,859
17 Betty 18,962 1.043 -1,111 -18,747 17 Dennis 23,684 1.275 -539 -23,191
18 Diane 17,774 0.978 -2,455 -17,703 18 Paul 22,792 1.227 -216 -21,167
19 Shirley 17,648 0.971 -1,445 -17,498 19 Edward 20,544 1.106 -150 -18,276
20 Joyce 15,909 0.875 -927 -15,631 20 Jerry 18,790 1.012 -581 -18,339
21 Brenda 15,827 0.871 -991 -15,572 21 Stephen 15,326 0.825 -263 -14,090
22 Janice 15,408 0.848 -1,411 -15,255 22 Daniel 15,190 0.818 7 -4,017
23 Janet 15,234 0.838 -1,389 -15,077 23 Frank 13,998 0.754 -369 -13,195
24 Cheryl 13,891 0.764 -2,874 -13,834 24 Steven 13,532 0.729 -174 -11,510
25 Elizabeth 13,439 0.739 12 -4,926 25 Roger 12,759 0.687 -611 -12,348
26 Dorothy 12,749 0.701 -560 -12,232 26 Terry 12,752 0.687 -731 -12,443
27 Gloria 12,626 0.695 -557 -12,105 27 Raymond 12,353 0.665 -272 -11,204
28 Pamela 12,400 0.682 -1,556 -12,265 28 Gerald 10,750 0.579 -866 -10,509
29 Marilyn 11,880 0.654 -581 -11,386 29 Bruce 10,525 0.567 -449 -9,918
30 Joan 11,273 0.620 -1,697 -11,155 30 Wayne 10,168 0.547 -743 -9,869
31 Beverly 11,206 0.616 -1,262 -11,031 31 Douglas 9,896 0.533 -641 -9,525
32 Martha 10,651 0.586 -765 -10,310 32 Lawrence 9,580 0.516 -466 -9,007
33 Cynthia 10,531 0.579 -660 -10,115 33 Gregory 9,325 0.502 -375 -8,547
34 Virginia 10,406 0.572 -506 -9,828 34 Walter 9,214 0.496 -237 -7,911
35 Bonnie 10,217 0.562 -656 -9,800 35 Harold 8,902 0.479 -762 -8,621
36 Jane 9,942 0.547 -255 -8,819 36 Peter 8,591 0.463 -175 -6,779
37 Phyllis 9,184 0.505 -6,938 -9,167 37 Jack 8,508 0.458 9 326
38 Helen 8,978 0.494 -375 -8,233 38 Arthur 8,252 0.444 -192 -6,610
39 Frances 8,941 0.492 -406 -8,226 39 Danny 8,066 0.434 -501 -7,550
40 Jean 8,941 0.492 -2,353 -8,866 40 Carl 8,048 0.433 -660 -7,706
41 Ann 8,893 0.489 -942 -8,626 41 Anthony 8,014 0.431 3 -11
42 Peggy 8,876 0.488 -5,512 -8,853 42 Willie 7,997 0.431 -892 -7,773
43 Connie 8,642 0.475 -2,387 -8,569 43 Joe 7,902 0.425 -652 -7,557
44 Ruth 8,481 0.467 -221 -7,247 44 Jimmy 7,877 0.424 -609 -7,487
45 Christine 8,376 0.461 -881 -8,089 45 Alan 7,823 0.421 -127 -5,579
46 Catherine 7,889 0.434 -158 -6,391 46 Henry 7,809 0.420 30 2,840
47 Alice 7,848 0.432 -24 -4,205 47 Mark 7,771 0.418 -163 -5,912
48 Diana 7,621 0.419 -136 -6,016 48 Roy 7,564 0.407 -494 -7,050
49 Gail 7,240 0.398 -6,528 -7,222 49 Johnny 7,444 0.401 -305 -6,515
50 Elaine 7,062 0.388 -584 -6,594 50 Ralph 7,386 0.398 -901 -7,169

 

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.