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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1948

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1948 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1947
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1947
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Linda 96,209 5.521 0 -3,477 1 James 88,588 4.970 0 -6,168
2 Mary 68,596 3.936 0 -3,092 2 Robert 85,467 4.795 0 -6,175
3 Barbara 46,827 2.687 1 -1,964 3 John 82,830 4.647 0 -5,488
4 Patricia 46,134 2.647 -1 -5,144 4 William 61,964 3.476 0 -5,022
5 Susan 35,985 2.065 3 4,032 5 David 56,616 3.176 1 -1,188
6 Sandra 31,060 1.782 -1 -3,714 6 Michael 52,565 2.949 1 2,065
7 Nancy 29,411 1.688 0 -3,031 7 Richard 50,970 2.859 -2 -7,546
8 Carol 28,979 1.663 -2 -4,559 8 Thomas 43,778 2.456 0 -1,055
9 Sharon 26,141 1.500 0 -2,395 9 Charles 38,677 2.170 0 -2,095
10 Kathleen 23,258 1.335 1 1,161 10 Ronald 33,516 1.880 1 -1,368
11 Donna 22,030 1.264 -1 -1,488 11 Larry 33,429 1.875 -1 -1,506
12 Karen 21,996 1.262 1 351 12 Gary 28,390 1.593 0 -1,638
13 Margaret 18,872 1.083 3 -1,231 13 Joseph 26,804 1.504 1 -709
14 Carolyn 18,617 1.068 1 -2,126 14 Donald 26,442 1.483 -1 -1,813
15 Judith 17,786 1.021 -3 -4,212 15 Kenneth 23,548 1.321 0 -1,030
16 Judy 17,702 1.016 -2 -3,332 16 George 21,922 1.230 0 -1,997
17 Brenda 17,695 1.015 4 1,868 17 Dennis 21,756 1.220 0 -1,928
18 Betty 16,621 0.954 -1 -2,342 18 Paul 21,246 1.192 0 -1,549
19 Diane 16,605 0.953 -1 -1,169 19 Edward 18,977 1.065 0 -1,567
20 Shirley 16,128 0.926 -1 -1,522 20 Stephen 17,057 0.957 1 1,731
21 Joyce 14,379 0.825 -1 -1,531 21 Jerry 16,806 0.943 -1 -1,986
22 Pamela 14,279 0.819 6 1,879 22 Daniel 16,508 0.926 0 1,320
23 Janice 14,161 0.813 -1 -1,247 23 Steven 15,979 0.896 1 2,446
24 Janet 13,979 0.802 -1 -1,256 24 Roger 12,813 0.719 1 55
25 Cheryl 13,221 0.759 -1 -669 25 Frank 12,695 0.712 -2 -1,302
26 Elizabeth 13,211 0.758 -1 -230 26 Terry 12,132 0.681 0 -619
27 Cynthia 12,241 0.702 6 1,711 27 Raymond 11,612 0.651 0 -742
28 Gloria 11,687 0.671 -1 -939 28 Bruce 11,064 0.621 1 538
29 Dorothy 11,324 0.650 -3 -1,426 29 Mark 10,268 0.576 18 2,495
30 Deborah 11,245 0.645 32 5,407 30 Gerald 9,845 0.552 -2 -905
31 Beverly 10,796 0.620 0 -411 31 Lawrence 9,762 0.548 1 183
32 Martha 10,006 0.574 0 -646 32 Gregory 9,724 0.546 1 400
33 Marilyn 9,935 0.570 -4 -1,945 33 Douglas 9,467 0.531 -2 -429
34 Bonnie 9,817 0.563 1 -399 34 Wayne 8,682 0.487 -4 -1,487
35 Christine 9,679 0.555 10 1,303 35 Walter 8,626 0.484 -1 -587
36 Virginia 9,298 0.534 -2 -1,107 36 Harold 8,142 0.457 -1 -760
37 Joan 9,272 0.532 -7 -2,001 37 Peter 8,050 0.452 -1 -541
38 Peggy 9,088 0.522 4 211 38 Timothy 8,038 0.451 14 1,293
39 Jane 8,781 0.504 -3 -1,161 39 Danny 8,006 0.449 0 -60
40 Helen 8,304 0.477 -2 -675 40 Willie 7,968 0.447 2 -29
41 Catherine 8,245 0.473 5 356 41 Anthony 7,881 0.442 0 -131
42 Frances 8,177 0.469 -2 -764 42 Carl 7,829 0.439 -2 -219
43 Connie 8,054 0.462 0 -588 43 Jack 7,612 0.427 -6 -897
44 Ann 8,024 0.460 -3 -869 44 Arthur 7,583 0.425 -6 -670
45 Ruth 7,904 0.454 -1 -577 45 Henry 7,420 0.416 1 -387
46 Phyllis 7,875 0.452 -9 -1,309 46 Alan 7,394 0.415 -1 -429
47 Jean 7,773 0.446 -8 -1,169 47 Joe 7,289 0.409 -4 -611
48 Diana 7,702 0.442 0 80 48 Patrick 7,190 0.403 5 567
49 Alice 6,982 0.401 -2 -865 49 Roy 7,065 0.396 -1 -497
50 Rebecca 6,795 0.390 2 463 50 Jimmy 6,923 0.388 -6 -954

 

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.