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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1953

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1953 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 Mary 64,372 3.337 -125 -61,991 1 Robert 86,195 4.307 -64 -80,688
2 Linda 61,275 3.176 -706 -60,871 2 James 86,009 4.298 -2 -71,777
3 Deborah 52,188 2.705 -771 -51,835 3 Michael 84,177 4.206 -9 -71,598
4 Patricia 51,013 2.644 -885 -50,711 4 John 80,125 4.004 -23 -70,691
5 Susan 44,285 2.296 -958 -44,013 5 David 76,096 3.802 -18 -65,972
6 Barbara 38,460 1.994 -902 -38,168 6 William 61,799 3.088 3 -46,895
7 Debra 36,856 1.911 -3,466 -36,812 7 Richard 58,340 2.915 -168 -56,071
8 Nancy 30,606 1.587 -870 -30,298 8 Thomas 46,971 2.347 -40 -39,840
9 Karen 29,853 1.548 -547 -29,301 9 Charles 38,401 1.919 -40 -31,271
10 Pamela 25,756 1.335 -1,452 -25,603 10 Gary 36,938 1.846 -627 -36,535
11 Sandra 25,494 1.322 -883 -25,195 11 Steven 33,703 1.684 -171 -31,555
12 Cynthia 25,133 1.303 -625 -24,673 12 Mark 29,319 1.465 -191 -27,383
13 Donna 24,227 1.256 -1,703 -24,104 13 Joseph 29,258 1.462 -6 -18,898
14 Kathleen 23,728 1.230 -857 -23,418 14 Donald 28,338 1.416 -474 -27,744
15 Sharon 23,041 1.194 -1,034 -22,798 15 Ronald 27,704 1.384 -445 -27,049
16 Carol 22,286 1.155 -1,798 -22,173 16 Kenneth 25,503 1.274 -202 -23,752
17 Diane 21,347 1.107 -2,213 -21,263 17 Paul 25,491 1.274 -208 -23,807
18 Brenda 20,132 1.044 -897 -19,842 18 Larry 25,204 1.259 -611 -24,793
19 Janet 17,768 0.921 -1,342 -17,599 19 Dennis 23,640 1.181 -525 -23,130
20 Margaret 16,201 0.840 -112 -13,959 20 Daniel 23,490 1.174 5 -11,850
21 Elizabeth 16,092 0.834 8 -7,177 21 Stephen 21,809 1.090 -250 -20,488
22 Janice 14,615 0.758 -1,471 -14,467 22 George 19,176 0.958 -102 -16,025
23 Kathy 13,396 0.694 -1,849 -13,288 23 Edward 18,973 0.948 -146 -16,664
24 Rebecca 12,960 0.672 -192 -11,544 24 Gregory 16,149 0.807 -351 -15,268
25 Carolyn 12,911 0.669 -816 -12,590 25 Jeffrey 15,933 0.796 -298 -14,884
26 Joyce 12,794 0.663 -810 -12,471 26 Timothy 15,176 0.758 -138 -12,783
27 Judy 12,728 0.660 -1,584 -12,594 27 Douglas 14,136 0.706 -601 -13,725
28 Cheryl 12,266 0.636 -2,928 -12,211 28 Bruce 14,032 0.701 -403 -13,318
29 Shirley 12,140 0.629 -1,242 -11,956 29 Jerry 13,903 0.695 -527 -13,415
30 Judith 11,965 0.620 -816 -11,646 30 Terry 13,255 0.662 -662 -12,901
31 Denise 11,947 0.619 -1,115 -11,732 31 Roger 13,163 0.658 -594 -12,748
32 Christine 11,795 0.611 -754 -11,449 32 Anthony 11,694 0.584 0 -2,892
33 Betty 11,364 0.589 -1,287 -11,189 33 Frank 11,160 0.558 -340 -10,279
34 Beverly 11,233 0.582 -1,388 -11,074 34 Raymond 11,117 0.556 -259 -9,925
35 Catherine 10,840 0.562 -163 -9,267 35 Randy 10,666 0.533 -630 -10,285
36 Marilyn 10,736 0.557 -492 -10,156 36 Kevin 10,008 0.500 -65 -6,203
37 Joan 9,772 0.507 -1,643 -9,645 37 Lawrence 9,847 0.492 -459 -9,268
38 Gloria 9,679 0.502 -523 -9,141 38 Peter 9,730 0.486 -175 -7,953
39 Gail 9,581 0.497 -8,344 -9,568 39 Patrick 9,473 0.473 -132 -7,190
40 Paula 9,553 0.495 -807 -9,234 40 Wayne 8,903 0.445 -776 -8,629
41 Martha 9,260 0.480 -709 -8,890 41 Danny 8,622 0.431 -463 -8,050
42 Teresa 8,933 0.463 -678 -8,538 42 Gerald 8,614 0.430 -782 -8,345
43 Jane 8,904 0.462 -239 -7,756 43 Alan 8,444 0.422 -116 -6,008
44 Peggy 8,760 0.454 -5,550 -8,737 44 Carl 7,820 0.391 -583 -7,409
45 Bonnie 8,609 0.446 -652 -8,197 45 Walter 7,507 0.375 -220 -6,154
46 Ann 8,576 0.445 -977 -8,325 46 Scott 7,489 0.374 -438 -6,887
47 Connie 8,573 0.444 -2,912 -8,518 47 Keith 7,375 0.369 -446 -6,793
48 Kathryn 8,321 0.431 -376 -7,577 48 Dale 7,341 0.367 -1,167 -7,191
49 Dorothy 8,154 0.423 -552 -7,656 49 Willie 7,056 0.353 -755 -6,775
50 Theresa 7,719 0.400 -1,081 -7,500 50 Arthur 6,996 0.350 -194 -5,493

 

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.