Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."  More

Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1954

* If Year is set to 'All', Compare To may only be set to 2018 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
1954 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
  Change to
2018
  Change to
2018
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 68,007 3.416 -125 -65,680 1 Michael 88,528 4.280 -13 -76,908
2 Linda 55,381 2.782 -724 -54,992 2 Robert 86,298 4.172 -69 -81,158
3 Deborah 54,677 2.747 -776 -54,330 3 James 86,272 4.171 -1 -72,747
4 Patricia 49,146 2.469 -909 -48,853 4 John 81,165 3.924 -23 -72,046
5 Susan 47,151 2.368 -1,074 -46,917 5 David 79,529 3.845 -17 -69,832
6 Debra 45,890 2.305 -3,191 -45,840 6 William 61,417 2.969 3 -46,901
7 Barbara 36,370 1.827 -923 -36,085 7 Richard 57,014 2.756 -181 -54,895
8 Karen 32,454 1.630 -627 -31,986 8 Thomas 47,158 2.280 -41 -40,379
9 Nancy 30,264 1.520 -830 -29,942 9 Gary 37,919 1.833 -665 -37,552
10 Cynthia 27,616 1.387 -683 -27,200 10 Charles 37,451 1.811 -42 -30,847
11 Donna 27,428 1.378 -1,556 -27,291 11 Steven 36,614 1.770 -187 -34,592
12 Pamela 27,365 1.375 -1,572 -27,230 12 Mark 36,193 1.750 -198 -34,334
13 Sandra 26,061 1.309 -962 -25,792 13 Joseph 31,211 1.509 -10 -21,656
14 Kathleen 22,459 1.128 -880 -22,158 14 Donald 29,263 1.415 -512 -28,730
15 Carol 22,245 1.117 -1,773 -22,132 15 Ronald 27,604 1.335 -478 -27,026
16 Sharon 22,210 1.116 -1,111 -21,994 16 Paul 26,218 1.268 -218 -24,593
17 Diane 22,050 1.108 -2,456 -21,979 17 Kenneth 26,167 1.265 -209 -24,512
18 Brenda 19,602 0.985 -994 -19,347 18 Daniel 25,262 1.221 3 -14,089
19 Janet 18,470 0.928 -1,393 -18,313 19 Larry 24,599 1.189 -687 -24,260
20 Elizabeth 16,580 0.833 7 -8,067 20 Stephen 21,874 1.057 -264 -20,638
21 Margaret 15,228 0.765 -106 -12,916 21 Dennis 20,751 1.003 -535 -20,258
22 Cheryl 15,013 0.754 -2,876 -14,956 22 Edward 19,515 0.943 -147 -17,247
23 Kathy 14,169 0.712 -2,087 -14,079 23 Jeffrey 19,057 0.921 -308 -18,054
24 Denise 13,716 0.689 -1,045 -13,480 24 George 18,687 0.903 -103 -15,628
25 Janice 13,513 0.679 -1,408 -13,360 25 Gregory 17,615 0.852 -383 -16,837
26 Rebecca 13,210 0.664 -188 -11,768 26 Timothy 17,428 0.843 -139 -15,098
27 Carolyn 12,153 0.610 -833 -11,841 27 Terry 15,552 0.752 -730 -15,243
28 Joyce 12,088 0.607 -919 -11,810 28 Kevin 15,320 0.741 -97 -12,196
29 Judy 11,633 0.584 -1,504 -11,492 29 Douglas 14,702 0.711 -643 -14,331
30 Judith 11,197 0.562 -820 -10,879 30 Bruce 14,142 0.684 -448 -13,535
31 Beverly 11,160 0.561 -1,262 -10,985 31 Jerry 13,666 0.661 -570 -13,215
32 Catherine 11,077 0.556 -172 -9,579 32 Anthony 13,127 0.635 -6 -5,124
33 Shirley 10,910 0.548 -1,431 -10,760 33 Randy 12,628 0.611 -640 -12,258
34 Teresa 10,840 0.545 -764 -10,499 34 Roger 11,715 0.566 -602 -11,304
35 Marilyn 10,811 0.543 -575 -10,317 35 Raymond 11,237 0.543 -264 -10,088
36 Betty 10,616 0.533 -1,092 -10,401 36 Frank 10,992 0.531 -356 -10,189
37 Gail 9,724 0.488 -6,540 -9,706 37 Peter 10,082 0.487 -174 -8,270
38 Paula 9,688 0.487 -755 -9,346 38 Patrick 9,922 0.480 -151 -7,811
39 Connie 9,633 0.484 -2,391 -9,560 39 Lawrence 9,599 0.464 -459 -9,026
40 Joan 9,518 0.478 -1,687 -9,400 40 Scott 9,454 0.457 -480 -8,913
41 Robin 9,043 0.454 -933 -8,774 41 Wayne 9,169 0.443 -732 -8,870
42 Gloria 8,920 0.448 -542 -8,399 42 Danny 9,099 0.440 -498 -8,583
43 Christine 8,787 0.441 -883 -8,500 43 Alan 8,709 0.421 -129 -6,465
44 Ann 8,753 0.440 -939 -8,486 44 Gerald 8,543 0.413 -850 -8,302
45 Laura 8,717 0.438 -295 -7,782 45 Keith 8,360 0.404 -459 -7,795
46 Martha 8,596 0.432 -751 -8,255 46 Ricky 8,157 0.394 -635 -7,793
47 Theresa 8,509 0.427 -1,059 -8,288 47 Carl 8,135 0.393 -653 -7,793
48 Peggy 8,456 0.425 -5,506 -8,433 48 Brian 8,074 0.390 -187 -6,456
49 Jane 8,347 0.419 -242 -7,224 49 Walter 7,477 0.361 -222 -6,174
50 Vicki 8,221 0.413 -7,633 -8,206 50 Dale 7,443 0.360 -1,338 -7,317

 

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.