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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1949

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1949 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1948
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Linda 91,016 5.185 0 -5,193 1 James 86,855 4.820 0 -1,733
2 Mary 66,862 3.809 0 -1,734 2 Robert 83,869 4.655 0 -1,598
3 Patricia 46,330 2.639 1 196 3 John 81,155 4.504 0 -1,675
4 Barbara 42,598 2.427 -1 -4,229 4 William 61,501 3.413 0 -463
5 Susan 37,707 2.148 0 1,722 5 Michael 60,039 3.332 1 7,474
6 Sandra 30,643 1.746 0 -417 6 David 59,602 3.308 -1 2,986
7 Nancy 29,244 1.666 0 -167 7 Richard 50,936 2.827 0 -34
8 Carol 26,782 1.526 0 -2,197 8 Thomas 45,204 2.509 0 1,426
9 Kathleen 26,353 1.501 1 3,095 9 Charles 40,043 2.222 0 1,366
10 Sharon 25,710 1.465 -1 -431 10 Larry 31,809 1.765 1 -1,620
11 Karen 22,467 1.280 1 471 11 Ronald 31,495 1.748 -1 -2,021
12 Donna 22,057 1.256 -1 27 12 Gary 28,925 1.605 0 535
13 Brenda 20,544 1.170 4 2,849 13 Donald 27,106 1.504 1 664
14 Margaret 19,451 1.108 -1 579 14 Joseph 26,410 1.466 -1 -394
15 Deborah 19,208 1.094 15 7,963 15 Kenneth 23,585 1.309 0 37
16 Judith 17,610 1.003 -1 -176 16 Dennis 21,746 1.207 1 -10
17 Carolyn 17,403 0.991 -3 -1,214 17 Paul 21,588 1.198 1 342
18 Shirley 17,278 0.984 2 1,150 18 George 21,313 1.183 -2 -609
19 Diane 17,250 0.983 0 645 19 Stephen 20,479 1.137 1 3,422
20 Judy 15,980 0.910 -4 -1,722 20 Steven 19,923 1.106 3 3,944
21 Pamela 15,130 0.862 1 851 21 Edward 19,170 1.064 -2 193
22 Betty 14,944 0.851 -4 -1,677 22 Daniel 18,233 1.012 0 1,725
23 Janet 14,856 0.846 1 877 23 Jerry 15,864 0.880 -2 -942
24 Janice 14,452 0.823 -1 291 24 Mark 13,728 0.762 5 3,460
25 Elizabeth 13,712 0.781 1 501 25 Roger 12,821 0.712 -1 8
26 Joyce 13,571 0.773 -5 -808 26 Bruce 12,266 0.681 2 1,202
27 Cynthia 12,897 0.735 0 656 27 Frank 11,958 0.664 -2 -737
28 Cheryl 12,006 0.684 -3 -1,215 28 Terry 11,456 0.636 -2 -676
29 Gloria 11,878 0.677 -1 191 29 Douglas 11,323 0.628 4 1,856
30 Christine 11,798 0.672 5 2,119 30 Raymond 11,305 0.627 -3 -307
31 Beverly 10,555 0.601 0 -241 31 Gregory 10,980 0.609 1 1,256
32 Dorothy 10,407 0.593 -3 -917 32 Lawrence 10,251 0.569 -1 489
33 Marilyn 9,867 0.562 0 -68 33 Gerald 9,805 0.544 -3 -40
34 Martha 9,810 0.559 -2 -196 34 Timothy 9,342 0.518 4 1,304
35 Bonnie 9,730 0.554 -1 -87 35 Wayne 8,923 0.495 -1 241
36 Joan 9,205 0.524 1 -67 36 Anthony 8,449 0.469 5 568
37 Catherine 9,134 0.520 4 889 37 Walter 8,295 0.460 -2 -331
38 Peggy 9,118 0.519 0 30 38 Peter 8,263 0.459 -1 213
39 Virginia 8,894 0.507 -3 -404 39 Patrick 8,074 0.448 9 884
40 Rebecca 8,775 0.500 10 1,980 40 Danny 8,022 0.445 -1 16
41 Jane 8,718 0.497 -2 -63 41 Willie 7,914 0.439 -1 -54
42 Kathy 8,451 0.481 13 2,303 42 Harold 7,813 0.434 -6 -329
43 Connie 8,219 0.468 0 165 43 Carl 7,691 0.427 -1 -138
44 Ann 7,869 0.448 0 -155 44 Arthur 7,476 0.415 0 -107
45 Jean 7,762 0.442 2 -11 45 Alan 7,256 0.403 1 -138
46 Helen 7,706 0.439 -6 -598 46 Henry 7,178 0.398 -1 -242
47 Ruth 7,651 0.436 -2 -253 47 Jack 7,132 0.396 -4 -480
48 Diana 7,534 0.429 0 -168 48 Jeffrey 6,987 0.388 10 1,059
49 Frances 7,440 0.424 -7 -737 49 Johnny 6,970 0.387 3 112
50 Phyllis 7,314 0.417 -4 -561 50 Ralph 6,746 0.374 1 -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.