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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1950

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1950 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 80,431 4.574 0 -10,585 1 James 86,224 4.740 0 -633
2 Mary 65,481 3.724 0 -1,383 2 Robert 83,559 4.594 0 -313
3 Patricia 47,945 2.726 0 1,615 3 John 79,424 4.366 0 -1,737
4 Barbara 41,552 2.363 0 -1,049 4 Michael 65,144 3.581 1 5,098
5 Susan 38,017 2.162 0 311 5 David 60,727 3.339 1 1,126
6 Nancy 29,616 1.684 1 370 6 William 60,689 3.336 -2 -812
7 Deborah 29,063 1.653 8 9,854 7 Richard 51,000 2.804 0 61
8 Sandra 28,896 1.643 -2 -1,746 8 Thomas 45,599 2.507 0 397
9 Carol 26,164 1.488 -1 -619 9 Charles 39,102 2.150 0 -940
10 Kathleen 25,704 1.462 -1 -650 10 Gary 33,749 1.855 2 4,824
11 Sharon 24,613 1.400 -1 -1,098 11 Larry 31,484 1.731 -1 -325
12 Karen 24,136 1.373 -1 1,669 12 Ronald 29,914 1.645 -1 -1,578
13 Donna 21,629 1.230 -1 -428 13 Joseph 27,023 1.486 1 620
14 Brenda 20,795 1.183 -1 251 14 Donald 27,002 1.484 -1 -111
15 Margaret 18,109 1.030 -1 -1,342 15 Kenneth 23,820 1.310 0 235
16 Diane 17,635 1.003 3 385 16 Steven 23,252 1.278 4 3,331
17 Pamela 16,201 0.921 4 1,069 17 Dennis 22,860 1.257 -1 1,115
18 Janet 16,192 0.921 5 1,334 18 Paul 21,750 1.196 -1 165
19 Shirley 15,890 0.904 -1 -1,388 19 Stephen 20,510 1.128 0 29
20 Carolyn 15,587 0.886 -3 -1,818 20 George 20,176 1.109 -2 -1,137
21 Judith 15,353 0.873 -5 -2,257 21 Daniel 19,191 1.055 1 956
22 Janice 15,013 0.854 2 561 22 Edward 18,714 1.029 -1 -454
23 Cynthia 14,446 0.821 4 1,549 23 Mark 16,604 0.913 1 2,877
24 Elizabeth 14,335 0.815 1 623 24 Jerry 15,266 0.839 -1 -602
25 Judy 14,206 0.808 -5 -1,775 25 Gregory 13,311 0.732 6 2,331
26 Betty 13,613 0.774 -4 -1,329 26 Bruce 12,677 0.697 0 413
27 Joyce 13,416 0.763 -1 -155 27 Roger 12,549 0.690 -2 -272
28 Christine 12,674 0.721 2 877 28 Douglas 12,264 0.674 1 941
29 Cheryl 11,824 0.672 -1 -182 29 Frank 11,610 0.638 -2 -348
30 Gloria 11,038 0.628 -1 -839 30 Terry 11,434 0.629 -2 -23
31 Beverly 10,503 0.597 0 -52 31 Raymond 11,180 0.615 -1 -124
32 Martha 9,837 0.559 2 28 32 Timothy 10,505 0.578 2 1,163
33 Bonnie 9,748 0.554 2 18 33 Lawrence 10,174 0.559 -1 -78
34 Catherine 9,656 0.549 3 520 34 Gerald 9,722 0.534 -1 -85
35 Dorothy 9,552 0.543 -3 -855 35 Wayne 9,263 0.509 0 337
36 Rebecca 9,427 0.536 4 651 36 Anthony 8,618 0.474 0 166
37 Marilyn 9,286 0.528 -4 -581 37 Peter 8,364 0.460 1 101
38 Kathy 9,089 0.517 4 638 38 Patrick 8,181 0.450 1 107
39 Jane 8,963 0.510 2 244 39 Danny 8,145 0.448 1 121
40 Joan 8,862 0.504 -4 -343 40 Walter 7,793 0.428 -3 -502
41 Peggy 8,533 0.485 -3 -586 41 Alan 7,738 0.425 4 482
42 Gail 8,348 0.475 9 1,122 42 Willie 7,719 0.424 -1 -194
43 Virginia 8,313 0.473 -4 -581 43 Jeffrey 7,647 0.420 5 661
44 Connie 8,146 0.463 -1 -73 44 Carl 7,288 0.401 -1 -402
45 Ann 7,922 0.450 -1 53 45 Harold 7,219 0.397 -3 -594
46 Kathryn 7,864 0.447 6 680 46 Arthur 7,161 0.394 -2 -317
47 Diana 7,444 0.423 1 -91 47 Henry 6,964 0.383 -1 -215
48 Jean 7,432 0.423 -3 -328 48 Jack 6,838 0.376 -1 -295
49 Ruth 7,128 0.405 -2 -524 49 Dale 6,786 0.373 5 561
50 Helen 7,058 0.401 -4 -649 50 Johnny 6,583 0.362 -1 -386

 

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.