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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1949

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1949 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 91,016 5.185 -707 -90,612 1 James 86,855 4.820 -3 -72,623
2 Mary 66,862 3.809 -124 -64,481 2 Robert 83,869 4.655 -63 -78,362
3 Patricia 46,330 2.639 -886 -46,028 3 John 81,155 4.504 -24 -71,721
4 Barbara 42,598 2.427 -904 -42,306 4 William 61,501 3.413 1 -46,597
5 Susan 37,707 2.148 -958 -37,435 5 Michael 60,039 3.332 -7 -47,460
6 Sandra 30,643 1.746 -888 -30,344 6 David 59,602 3.308 -17 -49,478
7 Nancy 29,244 1.666 -871 -28,936 7 Richard 50,936 2.827 -168 -48,667
8 Carol 26,782 1.526 -1,806 -26,669 8 Thomas 45,204 2.509 -40 -38,073
9 Kathleen 26,353 1.501 -862 -26,043 9 Charles 40,043 2.222 -40 -32,913
10 Sharon 25,710 1.465 -1,039 -25,467 10 Larry 31,809 1.765 -619 -31,398
11 Karen 22,467 1.280 -545 -21,915 11 Ronald 31,495 1.748 -449 -30,840
12 Donna 22,057 1.256 -1,704 -21,934 12 Gary 28,925 1.605 -625 -28,522
13 Brenda 20,544 1.170 -902 -20,254 13 Donald 27,106 1.504 -475 -26,512
14 Margaret 19,451 1.108 -118 -17,209 14 Joseph 26,410 1.466 -5 -16,050
15 Deborah 19,208 1.094 -759 -18,855 15 Kenneth 23,585 1.309 -203 -21,834
16 Judith 17,610 1.003 -830 -17,291 16 Dennis 21,746 1.207 -528 -21,236
17 Carolyn 17,403 0.991 -824 -17,082 17 Paul 21,588 1.198 -208 -19,904
18 Shirley 17,278 0.984 -1,253 -17,094 18 George 21,313 1.183 -106 -18,162
19 Diane 17,250 0.983 -2,211 -17,166 19 Stephen 20,479 1.137 -252 -19,158
20 Judy 15,980 0.910 -1,591 -15,846 20 Steven 19,923 1.106 -162 -17,775
21 Pamela 15,130 0.862 -1,441 -14,977 21 Edward 19,170 1.064 -148 -16,861
22 Betty 14,944 0.851 -1,298 -14,769 22 Daniel 18,233 1.012 7 -6,593
23 Janet 14,856 0.846 -1,338 -14,687 23 Jerry 15,864 0.880 -533 -15,376
24 Janice 14,452 0.823 -1,469 -14,304 24 Mark 13,728 0.762 -179 -11,792
25 Elizabeth 13,712 0.781 12 -4,797 25 Roger 12,821 0.712 -600 -12,406
26 Joyce 13,571 0.773 -810 -13,248 26 Bruce 12,266 0.681 -405 -11,552
27 Cynthia 12,897 0.735 -610 -12,437 27 Frank 11,958 0.664 -346 -11,077
28 Cheryl 12,006 0.684 -2,928 -11,951 28 Terry 11,456 0.636 -664 -11,102
29 Gloria 11,878 0.677 -532 -11,340 29 Douglas 11,323 0.628 -599 -10,912
30 Christine 11,798 0.672 -756 -11,452 30 Raymond 11,305 0.627 -263 -10,113
31 Beverly 10,555 0.601 -1,391 -10,396 31 Gregory 10,980 0.609 -344 -10,099
32 Dorothy 10,407 0.593 -569 -9,909 32 Lawrence 10,251 0.569 -464 -9,672
33 Marilyn 9,867 0.562 -495 -9,287 33 Gerald 9,805 0.544 -791 -9,536
34 Martha 9,810 0.559 -716 -9,440 34 Timothy 9,342 0.518 -130 -6,949
35 Bonnie 9,730 0.554 -662 -9,318 35 Wayne 8,923 0.495 -781 -8,649
36 Joan 9,205 0.524 -1,644 -9,078 36 Anthony 8,449 0.469 4 353
37 Catherine 9,134 0.520 -161 -7,561 37 Walter 8,295 0.460 -228 -6,942
38 Peggy 9,118 0.519 -5,556 -9,095 38 Peter 8,263 0.459 -175 -6,486
39 Virginia 8,894 0.507 -475 -8,286 39 Patrick 8,074 0.448 -132 -5,791
40 Rebecca 8,775 0.500 -176 -7,359 40 Danny 8,022 0.445 -464 -7,450
41 Jane 8,718 0.497 -241 -7,570 41 Willie 7,914 0.439 -763 -7,633
42 Kathy 8,451 0.481 -1,830 -8,343 42 Harold 7,813 0.434 -757 -7,528
43 Connie 8,219 0.468 -2,916 -8,164 43 Carl 7,691 0.427 -584 -7,280
44 Ann 7,869 0.448 -979 -7,618 44 Arthur 7,476 0.415 -200 -5,973
45 Jean 7,762 0.442 -2,413 -7,689 45 Alan 7,256 0.403 -114 -4,820
46 Helen 7,706 0.439 -372 -6,948 46 Henry 7,178 0.398 28 3,228
47 Ruth 7,651 0.436 -218 -6,457 47 Jack 7,132 0.396 12 1,287
48 Diana 7,534 0.429 -182 -6,176 48 Jeffrey 6,987 0.388 -275 -5,938
49 Frances 7,440 0.424 -389 -6,717 49 Johnny 6,970 0.387 -297 -6,006
50 Phyllis 7,314 0.417 -5,900 -7,293 50 Ralph 6,746 0.374 -1,021 -6,562

 

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.