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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1951

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1951 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 73,978 4.005 -725 -73,589 1 James 87,261 4.565 -3 -73,736
2 Mary 65,721 3.558 -124 -63,394 2 Robert 86,351 4.517 -69 -81,211
3 Patricia 56,442 3.055 -910 -56,149 3 John 81,574 4.267 -24 -72,455
4 Deborah 42,052 2.276 -775 -41,705 4 Michael 72,797 3.808 -10 -61,177
5 Barbara 40,620 2.199 -925 -40,335 5 David 64,792 3.389 -17 -55,095
6 Susan 40,228 2.178 -1,073 -39,994 6 William 62,782 3.284 3 -48,266
7 Nancy 30,347 1.643 -832 -30,025 7 Richard 54,549 2.853 -181 -52,430
8 Karen 27,998 1.516 -627 -27,530 8 Thomas 48,284 2.526 -41 -41,505
9 Sandra 27,667 1.498 -966 -27,398 9 Charles 39,397 2.061 -43 -32,793
10 Kathleen 26,715 1.446 -884 -26,414 10 Gary 38,163 1.996 -664 -37,796
11 Carol 24,779 1.341 -1,777 -24,666 11 Larry 30,561 1.599 -695 -30,222
12 Donna 24,075 1.303 -1,555 -23,938 12 Ronald 29,050 1.520 -481 -28,472
13 Sharon 23,922 1.295 -1,114 -23,706 13 Steven 28,363 1.484 -185 -26,341
14 Brenda 21,716 1.176 -998 -21,461 14 Joseph 28,155 1.473 -9 -18,600
15 Diane 19,840 1.074 -2,458 -19,769 15 Donald 27,918 1.460 -511 -27,385
16 Pamela 18,569 1.005 -1,568 -18,434 16 Kenneth 25,845 1.352 -210 -24,190
17 Margaret 17,692 0.958 -110 -15,380 17 Dennis 24,263 1.269 -539 -23,770
18 Debra 17,066 0.924 -3,179 -17,016 18 Paul 22,846 1.195 -216 -21,221
19 Janet 16,948 0.917 -1,393 -16,791 19 Stephen 22,474 1.176 -265 -21,238
20 Cynthia 16,293 0.882 -673 -15,877 20 Mark 21,207 1.109 -190 -19,348
21 Janice 15,955 0.864 -1,412 -15,802 21 Daniel 21,121 1.105 6 -9,948
22 Carolyn 15,210 0.823 -838 -14,898 22 George 20,214 1.057 -105 -17,155
23 Elizabeth 15,120 0.819 10 -6,607 23 Edward 19,912 1.042 -146 -17,644
24 Christine 15,018 0.813 -902 -14,731 24 Jerry 15,163 0.793 -577 -14,712
25 Judith 14,935 0.808 -825 -14,617 25 Gregory 14,104 0.738 -383 -13,326
26 Judy 14,017 0.759 -1,507 -13,876 26 Bruce 14,085 0.737 -452 -13,478
27 Shirley 13,920 0.754 -1,437 -13,770 27 Douglas 13,898 0.727 -645 -13,527
28 Joyce 13,471 0.729 -919 -13,193 28 Timothy 12,702 0.664 -137 -10,372
29 Betty 12,825 0.694 -1,099 -12,610 29 Roger 12,424 0.650 -607 -12,013
30 Cheryl 11,987 0.649 -2,868 -11,930 30 Terry 12,220 0.639 -727 -11,911
31 Gloria 10,952 0.593 -553 -10,431 31 Frank 11,469 0.600 -361 -10,666
32 Rebecca 10,931 0.592 -182 -9,489 32 Raymond 11,227 0.587 -267 -10,078
33 Beverly 10,857 0.588 -1,260 -10,682 33 Lawrence 10,261 0.537 -465 -9,688
34 Catherine 10,566 0.572 -170 -9,068 34 Anthony 9,846 0.515 -4 -1,843
35 Kathy 10,409 0.563 -2,075 -10,319 35 Jeffrey 9,715 0.508 -296 -8,712
36 Gail 9,884 0.535 -6,541 -9,866 36 Gerald 9,541 0.499 -858 -9,300
37 Bonnie 9,707 0.525 -654 -9,290 37 Wayne 9,329 0.488 -736 -9,030
38 Martha 9,603 0.520 -759 -9,262 38 Peter 9,003 0.471 -173 -7,191
39 Joan 9,404 0.509 -1,688 -9,286 39 Patrick 8,751 0.458 -150 -6,640
40 Peggy 9,211 0.499 -5,514 -9,188 40 Alan 8,411 0.440 -132 -6,167
41 Marilyn 9,149 0.495 -569 -8,655 41 Danny 8,178 0.428 -499 -7,662
42 Dorothy 9,090 0.492 -544 -8,573 42 Walter 8,040 0.421 -229 -6,737
43 Jane 8,942 0.484 -248 -7,819 43 Carl 7,641 0.400 -657 -7,299
44 Connie 8,722 0.472 -2,386 -8,649 44 Arthur 7,414 0.388 -186 -5,772
45 Kathryn 8,461 0.458 -408 -7,769 45 Willie 7,229 0.378 -889 -7,005
46 Ann 8,421 0.456 -937 -8,154 46 Harold 7,174 0.375 -751 -6,893
47 Virginia 8,180 0.443 -493 -7,602 47 Henry 7,120 0.372 31 3,529
48 Denise 8,118 0.439 -1,021 -7,882 48 Jack 7,003 0.366 20 1,831
49 Jean 7,626 0.413 -2,344 -7,551 49 Dale 6,966 0.364 -1,339 -6,840
50 Diana 7,396 0.400 -134 -5,791 50 Johnny 6,696 0.350 -304 -5,767

 

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.