Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."  More

Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1952

* If Year is set to 'All', Compare To may only be set to 2017 and Order By defaults to Number High to Low.
** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

Page  of  2
1952 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
  Change to
2017
  Change to
2017
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Linda 67,088 3.527 -707 -66,684 1 James 87,107 4.412 -3 -72,875
2 Mary 65,639 3.451 -124 -63,258 2 Robert 86,622 4.388 -63 -81,115
3 Patricia 53,101 2.791 -886 -52,799 3 John 83,163 4.212 -24 -73,729
4 Deborah 49,825 2.619 -770 -49,472 4 Michael 79,076 4.005 -8 -66,497
5 Susan 41,350 2.174 -958 -41,078 5 David 71,778 3.636 -18 -61,654
6 Barbara 39,871 2.096 -902 -39,579 6 William 63,059 3.194 3 -48,155
7 Nancy 31,742 1.669 -871 -31,434 7 Richard 58,373 2.957 -168 -56,104
8 Karen 28,958 1.522 -548 -28,406 8 Thomas 48,655 2.465 -40 -41,524
9 Debra 26,837 1.411 -3,464 -26,793 9 Charles 38,875 1.969 -40 -31,745
10 Sandra 26,101 1.372 -884 -25,802 10 Gary 38,777 1.964 -627 -38,374
11 Kathleen 25,771 1.355 -860 -25,461 11 Steven 32,048 1.623 -171 -29,900
12 Carol 23,991 1.261 -1,802 -23,878 12 Joseph 28,524 1.445 -7 -18,164
13 Donna 23,715 1.247 -1,703 -23,592 13 Donald 28,288 1.433 -475 -27,694
14 Sharon 23,390 1.230 -1,035 -23,147 14 Larry 28,249 1.431 -615 -27,838
15 Brenda 21,447 1.127 -900 -21,157 15 Ronald 27,809 1.409 -445 -27,154
16 Diane 21,065 1.107 -2,214 -20,981 16 Kenneth 25,917 1.313 -202 -24,166
17 Pamela 20,877 1.097 -1,445 -20,724 17 Mark 25,682 1.301 -186 -23,746
18 Cynthia 19,886 1.045 -619 -19,426 18 Dennis 24,563 1.244 -526 -24,053
19 Janet 17,927 0.942 -1,342 -17,758 19 Paul 24,300 1.231 -206 -22,616
20 Christine 17,548 0.922 -766 -17,202 20 Daniel 23,426 1.187 5 -11,786
21 Margaret 17,097 0.899 -111 -14,855 21 Stephen 23,049 1.168 -250 -21,728
22 Elizabeth 16,023 0.842 9 -7,108 22 George 19,826 1.004 -102 -16,675
23 Janice 14,982 0.788 -1,470 -14,834 23 Edward 19,520 0.989 -146 -17,211
24 Carolyn 14,276 0.750 -817 -13,955 24 Gregory 15,207 0.770 -351 -14,326
25 Judith 14,062 0.739 -821 -13,743 25 Bruce 14,491 0.734 -406 -13,777
26 Judy 13,636 0.717 -1,585 -13,502 26 Jerry 14,448 0.732 -530 -13,960
27 Joyce 13,125 0.690 -809 -12,802 27 Timothy 14,173 0.718 -137 -11,780
28 Shirley 12,535 0.659 -1,243 -12,351 28 Douglas 13,685 0.693 -600 -13,274
29 Kathy 12,373 0.650 -1,843 -12,265 29 Terry 12,443 0.630 -663 -12,089
30 Rebecca 12,228 0.643 -186 -10,812 30 Roger 12,136 0.615 -595 -11,721
31 Cheryl 12,199 0.641 -2,925 -12,144 31 Jeffrey 12,020 0.609 -292 -10,971
32 Betty 12,133 0.638 -1,288 -11,958 32 Frank 11,291 0.572 -341 -10,410
33 Denise 11,654 0.613 -1,113 -11,439 33 Raymond 11,243 0.570 -260 -10,051
34 Catherine 11,054 0.581 -164 -9,481 34 Anthony 11,191 0.567 2 -2,389
35 Beverly 10,550 0.555 -1,387 -10,391 35 Lawrence 10,302 0.522 -461 -9,723
36 Gloria 10,464 0.550 -525 -9,926 36 Peter 9,590 0.486 -177 -7,813
37 Joan 10,277 0.540 -1,643 -10,150 37 Patrick 9,178 0.465 -134 -6,895
38 Marilyn 9,804 0.515 -490 -9,224 38 Wayne 9,097 0.461 -778 -8,823
39 Gail 9,768 0.513 -8,344 -9,755 39 Gerald 9,035 0.458 -785 -8,766
40 Martha 9,697 0.510 -710 -9,327 40 Danny 8,826 0.447 -464 -8,254
41 Bonnie 9,388 0.494 -656 -8,976 41 Randy 8,660 0.439 -624 -8,279
42 Jane 9,323 0.490 -240 -8,175 42 Alan 8,306 0.421 -117 -5,870
43 Peggy 8,991 0.473 -5,551 -8,968 43 Kevin 7,922 0.401 -58 -4,117
44 Connie 8,758 0.460 -2,915 -8,703 44 Walter 7,904 0.400 -221 -6,551
45 Ann 8,652 0.455 -978 -8,401 45 Carl 7,828 0.397 -582 -7,417
46 Dorothy 8,614 0.453 -555 -8,116 46 Dale 7,414 0.376 -1,169 -7,264
47 Paula 8,566 0.450 -800 -8,247 47 Arthur 7,238 0.367 -197 -5,735
48 Kathryn 8,503 0.447 -376 -7,759 48 Willie 7,195 0.364 -756 -6,914
49 Virginia 8,161 0.429 -465 -7,553 49 Keith 7,175 0.363 -444 -6,593
50 Jean 7,512 0.395 -2,408 -7,439 50 Henry 6,975 0.353 32 3,431

 

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.