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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 1 -1,267 1 Robert 86,195 4.307 1 -427
2 Linda 61,275 3.176 -1 -5,813 2 James 86,009 4.298 -1 -1,098
3 Deborah 52,188 2.705 1 2,363 3 Michael 84,177 4.206 1 5,101
4 Patricia 51,013 2.644 -1 -2,088 4 John 80,125 4.004 -1 -3,038
5 Susan 44,285 2.296 0 2,935 5 David 76,096 3.802 0 4,318
6 Barbara 38,460 1.994 0 -1,411 6 William 61,799 3.088 0 -1,260
7 Debra 36,856 1.911 2 10,019 7 Richard 58,340 2.915 0 -33
8 Nancy 30,606 1.587 -1 -1,136 8 Thomas 46,971 2.347 0 -1,684
9 Karen 29,853 1.548 -1 895 9 Charles 38,401 1.919 0 -474
10 Pamela 25,756 1.335 7 4,879 10 Gary 36,938 1.846 0 -1,839
11 Sandra 25,494 1.322 -1 -607 11 Steven 33,703 1.684 0 1,655
12 Cynthia 25,133 1.303 6 5,247 12 Mark 29,319 1.465 5 3,637
13 Donna 24,227 1.256 0 512 13 Joseph 29,258 1.462 -1 734
14 Kathleen 23,728 1.230 -3 -2,043 14 Donald 28,338 1.416 -1 50
15 Sharon 23,041 1.194 -1 -349 15 Ronald 27,704 1.384 0 -105
16 Carol 22,286 1.155 -4 -1,705 16 Kenneth 25,503 1.274 0 -414
17 Diane 21,347 1.107 -1 282 17 Paul 25,491 1.274 2 1,191
18 Brenda 20,132 1.044 -3 -1,315 18 Larry 25,204 1.259 -4 -3,045
19 Janet 17,768 0.921 0 -159 19 Dennis 23,640 1.181 -1 -923
20 Margaret 16,201 0.840 1 -896 20 Daniel 23,490 1.174 0 64
21 Elizabeth 16,092 0.834 1 69 21 Stephen 21,809 1.090 0 -1,240
22 Janice 14,615 0.758 1 -367 22 George 19,176 0.958 0 -650
23 Kathy 13,396 0.694 6 1,023 23 Edward 18,973 0.948 0 -547
24 Rebecca 12,960 0.672 6 732 24 Gregory 16,149 0.807 0 942
25 Carolyn 12,911 0.669 -1 -1,365 25 Jeffrey 15,933 0.796 6 3,913
26 Joyce 12,794 0.663 1 -331 26 Timothy 15,176 0.758 1 1,003
27 Judy 12,728 0.660 -1 -908 27 Douglas 14,136 0.706 1 451
28 Cheryl 12,266 0.636 3 67 28 Bruce 14,032 0.701 -3 -459
29 Shirley 12,140 0.629 -1 -395 29 Jerry 13,903 0.695 -3 -545
30 Judith 11,965 0.620 -5 -2,097 30 Terry 13,255 0.662 -1 812
31 Denise 11,947 0.619 2 293 31 Roger 13,163 0.658 -1 1,027
32 Christine 11,795 0.611 -12 -5,753 32 Anthony 11,694 0.584 2 503
33 Betty 11,364 0.589 -1 -769 33 Frank 11,160 0.558 -1 -131
34 Beverly 11,233 0.582 1 683 34 Raymond 11,117 0.556 -1 -126
35 Catherine 10,840 0.562 -1 -214 35 Randy 10,666 0.533 6 2,006
36 Marilyn 10,736 0.557 2 932 36 Kevin 10,008 0.500 7 2,086
37 Joan 9,772 0.507 0 -505 37 Lawrence 9,847 0.492 -2 -455
38 Gloria 9,679 0.502 -2 -785 38 Peter 9,730 0.486 -2 140
39 Gail 9,581 0.497 0 -187 39 Patrick 9,473 0.473 -2 295
40 Paula 9,553 0.495 7 987 40 Wayne 8,903 0.445 -2 -194
41 Martha 9,260 0.480 -1 -437 41 Danny 8,622 0.431 -1 -204
42 Teresa 8,933 0.463 10 1,642 42 Gerald 8,614 0.430 -3 -421
43 Jane 8,904 0.462 -1 -419 43 Alan 8,444 0.422 -1 138
44 Peggy 8,760 0.454 -1 -231 44 Carl 7,820 0.391 1 -8
45 Bonnie 8,609 0.446 -4 -779 45 Walter 7,507 0.375 -1 -397
46 Ann 8,576 0.445 -1 -76 46 Scott 7,489 0.374 8 946
47 Connie 8,573 0.444 -3 -185 47 Keith 7,375 0.369 2 200
48 Kathryn 8,321 0.431 0 -182 48 Dale 7,341 0.367 -2 -73
49 Dorothy 8,154 0.423 -3 -460 49 Willie 7,056 0.353 -1 -139
50 Theresa 7,719 0.400 10 908 50 Arthur 6,996 0.350 -3 -242

 

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.