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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 0 -5,195 1 James 86,857 4.820 0 -1,727
2 Mary 66,864 3.809 0 -1,733 2 Robert 83,872 4.655 0 -1,603
3 Patricia 46,330 2.639 1 194 3 John 81,161 4.504 0 -1,668
4 Barbara 42,601 2.427 -1 -4,225 4 William 61,501 3.413 0 -464
5 Susan 37,706 2.148 0 1,721 5 Michael 60,046 3.332 1 7,482
6 Sandra 30,642 1.745 0 -418 6 David 59,601 3.308 -1 2,978
7 Nancy 29,246 1.666 0 -165 7 Richard 50,939 2.827 0 -31
8 Carol 26,783 1.526 0 -2,196 8 Thomas 45,202 2.509 0 1,424
9 Kathleen 26,354 1.501 1 3,098 9 Charles 40,042 2.222 0 1,366
10 Sharon 25,711 1.465 -1 -431 10 Larry 31,809 1.765 1 -1,622
11 Karen 22,467 1.280 1 471 11 Ronald 31,492 1.748 -1 -2,026
12 Donna 22,057 1.256 -1 26 12 Gary 28,925 1.605 0 531
13 Brenda 20,544 1.170 4 2,848 13 Donald 27,113 1.505 1 670
14 Margaret 19,451 1.108 -1 577 14 Joseph 26,403 1.465 -1 -402
15 Deborah 19,209 1.094 15 7,965 15 Kenneth 23,585 1.309 0 34
16 Judith 17,610 1.003 -1 -178 16 Dennis 21,745 1.207 1 -13
17 Carolyn 17,405 0.991 -3 -1,214 17 Paul 21,585 1.198 1 335
18 Shirley 17,278 0.984 2 1,152 18 George 21,313 1.183 -2 -610
19 Diane 17,250 0.983 0 643 19 Stephen 20,481 1.137 1 3,422
20 Judy 15,981 0.910 -4 -1,721 20 Steven 19,921 1.106 3 3,940
21 Pamela 15,132 0.862 1 854 21 Edward 19,168 1.064 -2 191
22 Betty 14,942 0.851 -4 -1,680 22 Daniel 18,235 1.012 0 1,728
23 Janet 14,858 0.846 1 880 23 Jerry 15,868 0.881 -2 -939
24 Janice 14,452 0.823 -1 291 24 Mark 13,727 0.762 5 3,462
25 Elizabeth 13,712 0.781 1 500 25 Roger 12,821 0.712 -1 4
26 Joyce 13,571 0.773 -5 -810 26 Bruce 12,264 0.681 2 1,199
27 Cynthia 12,897 0.735 0 656 27 Frank 11,958 0.664 -2 -735
28 Cheryl 12,006 0.684 -3 -1,216 28 Terry 11,457 0.636 -2 -677
29 Gloria 11,877 0.677 -1 189 29 Douglas 11,323 0.628 4 1,854
30 Christine 11,797 0.672 5 2,118 30 Raymond 11,304 0.627 -3 -309
31 Beverly 10,555 0.601 0 -241 31 Gregory 10,980 0.609 1 1,257
32 Dorothy 10,407 0.593 -3 -917 32 Lawrence 10,252 0.569 -1 488
33 Marilyn 9,867 0.562 0 -68 33 Gerald 9,807 0.544 -3 -37
34 Martha 9,809 0.559 -2 -197 34 Timothy 9,342 0.518 4 1,302
35 Bonnie 9,730 0.554 -1 -87 35 Wayne 8,926 0.495 -1 245
36 Joan 9,205 0.524 1 -67 36 Anthony 8,452 0.469 5 572
37 Catherine 9,136 0.520 4 891 37 Walter 8,295 0.460 -2 -331
38 Peggy 9,119 0.519 0 31 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 8,776 0.500 10 1,981 40 Danny 8,024 0.445 -1 20
41 Jane 8,719 0.497 -2 -61 41 Willie 7,913 0.439 -1 -56
42 Kathy 8,451 0.481 13 2,303 42 Harold 7,813 0.434 -6 -330
43 Connie 8,219 0.468 0 164 43 Carl 7,690 0.427 -1 -140
44 Ann 7,869 0.448 0 -156 44 Arthur 7,478 0.415 0 -104
45 Jean 7,760 0.442 2 -13 45 Alan 7,256 0.403 1 -138
46 Helen 7,707 0.439 -6 -595 46 Henry 7,179 0.398 -1 -242
47 Ruth 7,652 0.436 -2 -252 47 Jack 7,133 0.396 -4 -479
48 Diana 7,535 0.429 0 -168 48 Jeffrey 6,986 0.388 10 1,058
49 Frances 7,440 0.424 -7 -737 49 Johnny 6,969 0.387 3 110
50 Phyllis 7,314 0.417 -4 -562 50 Ralph 6,746 0.374 1 -166

 

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.