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

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1954 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 68,005 3.416 0 3,633 1 Michael 88,514 4.279 2 4,337
2 Linda 55,381 2.782 0 -5,894 2 James 86,288 4.172 0 279
3 Deborah 54,683 2.747 0 2,495 3 Robert 86,288 4.172 -2 93
4 Patricia 49,144 2.469 0 -1,869 4 John 81,166 3.924 0 1,041
5 Susan 47,158 2.369 0 2,873 5 David 79,532 3.845 0 3,436
6 Debra 45,886 2.305 1 9,030 6 William 61,420 2.969 0 -379
7 Barbara 36,374 1.827 -1 -2,086 7 Richard 57,026 2.757 0 -1,314
8 Karen 32,455 1.630 1 2,602 8 Thomas 47,156 2.280 0 185
9 Nancy 30,264 1.520 -1 -342 9 Gary 37,910 1.833 1 972
10 Cynthia 27,617 1.387 2 2,484 10 Charles 37,443 1.810 -1 -958
11 Donna 27,429 1.378 2 3,202 11 Steven 36,609 1.770 0 2,906
12 Pamela 27,366 1.375 -2 1,610 12 Mark 36,199 1.750 0 6,880
13 Sandra 26,061 1.309 -2 567 13 Joseph 31,201 1.508 0 1,943
14 Kathleen 22,460 1.128 0 -1,268 14 Donald 29,268 1.415 0 930
15 Carol 22,249 1.118 1 -37 15 Ronald 27,596 1.334 0 -108
16 Sharon 22,211 1.116 -1 -830 16 Paul 26,220 1.268 1 729
17 Diane 22,046 1.107 0 699 17 Kenneth 26,160 1.265 -1 657
18 Brenda 19,600 0.985 0 -532 18 Daniel 25,263 1.221 2 1,773
19 Janet 18,466 0.928 0 698 19 Larry 24,605 1.190 -1 -599
20 Elizabeth 16,581 0.833 1 489 20 Stephen 21,872 1.057 1 63
21 Margaret 15,225 0.765 -1 -976 21 Dennis 20,752 1.003 -2 -2,888
22 Cheryl 15,011 0.754 6 2,745 22 Edward 19,514 0.943 1 541
23 Kathy 14,166 0.712 0 770 23 Jeffrey 19,050 0.921 2 3,117
24 Denise 13,715 0.689 7 1,768 24 George 18,687 0.903 -2 -489
25 Janice 13,514 0.679 -3 -1,101 25 Gregory 17,611 0.851 -1 1,462
26 Rebecca 13,209 0.663 -2 249 26 Timothy 17,436 0.843 0 2,260
27 Carolyn 12,156 0.611 -2 -755 27 Terry 15,550 0.752 3 2,295
28 Joyce 12,090 0.607 -2 -704 28 Kevin 15,322 0.741 8 5,314
29 Judy 11,635 0.584 -2 -1,093 29 Douglas 14,702 0.711 -2 566
30 Judith 11,196 0.562 0 -769 30 Bruce 14,140 0.684 -2 108
31 Beverly 11,160 0.561 3 -73 31 Jerry 13,664 0.661 -2 -239
32 Catherine 11,081 0.557 3 241 32 Anthony 13,128 0.635 0 1,434
33 Shirley 10,911 0.548 -4 -1,229 33 Randy 12,624 0.610 2 1,958
34 Teresa 10,839 0.544 8 1,906 34 Roger 11,709 0.566 -3 -1,454
35 Marilyn 10,812 0.543 1 76 35 Raymond 11,238 0.543 -1 121
36 Betty 10,614 0.533 -3 -750 36 Frank 10,997 0.532 -3 -163
37 Gail 9,723 0.488 2 142 37 Peter 10,078 0.487 1 348
38 Paula 9,690 0.487 2 137 38 Patrick 9,920 0.480 1 447
39 Connie 9,635 0.484 8 1,062 39 Lawrence 9,601 0.464 -2 -246
40 Joan 9,518 0.478 -3 -254 40 Scott 9,451 0.457 6 1,962
41 Robin 9,046 0.454 25 3,009 41 Wayne 9,163 0.443 -1 260
42 Gloria 8,914 0.448 -4 -765 42 Danny 9,095 0.440 -1 473
43 Christine 8,787 0.441 -11 -3,008 43 Alan 8,710 0.421 0 266
44 Ann 8,754 0.440 2 178 44 Gerald 8,541 0.413 -2 -73
45 Laura 8,715 0.438 6 1,084 45 Keith 8,359 0.404 2 984
46 Martha 8,594 0.432 -5 -666 46 Ricky 8,159 0.394 5 1,277
47 Theresa 8,508 0.427 3 789 47 Carl 8,133 0.393 -3 313
48 Peggy 8,454 0.425 -4 -306 48 Brian 8,078 0.391 5 1,417
49 Jane 8,349 0.419 -6 -555 49 Walter 7,479 0.362 -4 -28
50 Vicki 8,219 0.413 11 1,398 50 Dale 7,445 0.360 -2 104

 

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.