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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1952

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1952 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Linda 67,088 3.527 0 -6,884 1 James 87,107 4.412 0 -165
2 Mary 65,639 3.451 0 -87 2 Robert 86,622 4.388 0 261
3 Patricia 53,101 2.791 0 -3,340 3 John 83,163 4.212 0 1,586
4 Deborah 49,825 2.619 0 7,775 4 Michael 79,076 4.005 0 6,277
5 Susan 41,350 2.174 1 1,123 5 David 71,778 3.636 0 6,977
6 Barbara 39,871 2.096 -1 -750 6 William 63,059 3.194 0 279
7 Nancy 31,742 1.669 0 1,396 7 Richard 58,373 2.957 0 3,822
8 Karen 28,958 1.522 0 957 8 Thomas 48,655 2.465 0 377
9 Debra 26,837 1.411 9 9,771 9 Charles 38,875 1.969 0 -530
10 Sandra 26,101 1.372 -1 -1,563 10 Gary 38,777 1.964 0 620
11 Kathleen 25,771 1.355 -1 -943 11 Steven 32,048 1.623 2 3,688
12 Carol 23,991 1.261 -1 -789 12 Joseph 28,524 1.445 2 368
13 Donna 23,715 1.247 -1 -359 13 Donald 28,288 1.433 2 370
14 Sharon 23,390 1.230 -1 -534 14 Larry 28,249 1.431 -3 -2,309
15 Brenda 21,447 1.127 -1 -269 15 Ronald 27,809 1.409 -3 -1,235
16 Diane 21,065 1.107 -1 1,224 16 Kenneth 25,917 1.313 0 75
17 Pamela 20,877 1.097 -1 2,305 17 Mark 25,682 1.301 3 4,472
18 Cynthia 19,886 1.045 2 3,590 18 Dennis 24,563 1.244 -1 301
19 Janet 17,927 0.942 0 979 19 Paul 24,300 1.231 -1 1,449
20 Christine 17,548 0.922 4 2,530 20 Daniel 23,426 1.187 1 2,301
21 Margaret 17,097 0.899 -4 -596 21 Stephen 23,049 1.168 -2 571
22 Elizabeth 16,023 0.842 1 903 22 George 19,826 1.004 0 -390
23 Janice 14,982 0.788 -2 -974 23 Edward 19,520 0.989 0 -392
24 Carolyn 14,276 0.750 -2 -934 24 Gregory 15,207 0.770 1 1,105
25 Judith 14,062 0.739 0 -871 25 Bruce 14,491 0.734 1 408
26 Judy 13,636 0.717 0 -382 26 Jerry 14,448 0.732 -2 -717
27 Joyce 13,125 0.690 1 -347 27 Timothy 14,173 0.718 1 1,467
28 Shirley 12,535 0.659 -1 -1,383 28 Douglas 13,685 0.693 -1 -213
29 Kathy 12,373 0.650 6 1,964 29 Terry 12,443 0.630 1 222
30 Rebecca 12,228 0.643 2 1,297 30 Roger 12,136 0.615 -1 -287
31 Cheryl 12,199 0.641 -1 212 31 Jeffrey 12,020 0.609 4 2,305
32 Betty 12,133 0.638 -3 -691 32 Frank 11,291 0.572 -1 -178
33 Denise 11,654 0.613 15 3,535 33 Raymond 11,243 0.570 -1 15
34 Catherine 11,054 0.581 0 487 34 Anthony 11,191 0.567 0 1,347
35 Beverly 10,550 0.555 -2 -307 35 Lawrence 10,302 0.522 -2 40
36 Gloria 10,464 0.550 -5 -488 36 Peter 9,590 0.486 2 582
37 Joan 10,277 0.540 2 873 37 Patrick 9,178 0.465 2 425
38 Marilyn 9,804 0.515 3 654 38 Wayne 9,097 0.461 -1 -234
39 Gail 9,768 0.513 -3 -117 39 Gerald 9,035 0.458 -3 -505
40 Martha 9,697 0.510 -2 93 40 Danny 8,826 0.447 1 649
41 Bonnie 9,388 0.494 -4 -318 41 Randy 8,660 0.439 15 2,627
42 Jane 9,323 0.490 1 382 42 Alan 8,306 0.421 -2 -107
43 Peggy 8,991 0.473 -3 -220 43 Kevin 7,922 0.401 10 1,570
44 Connie 8,758 0.460 0 36 44 Walter 7,904 0.400 -2 -138
45 Ann 8,652 0.455 1 230 45 Carl 7,828 0.397 -2 187
46 Dorothy 8,614 0.453 -4 -476 46 Dale 7,414 0.376 3 446
47 Paula 8,566 0.450 4 1,270 47 Arthur 7,238 0.367 -3 -178
48 Kathryn 8,503 0.447 -3 42 48 Willie 7,195 0.364 -3 -33
49 Virginia 8,161 0.429 -2 -18 49 Keith 7,175 0.363 10 1,405
50 Jean 7,512 0.395 -1 -114 50 Henry 6,975 0.353 -3 -145

 

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.