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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1957

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1957 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 61,092 2.913 0 -658 1 Michael 92,695 4.238 0 2,075
2 Susan 45,951 2.191 3 -616 2 James 84,270 3.852 0 -567
3 Linda 44,500 2.122 0 -3,565 3 David 82,358 3.765 1 762
4 Debra 42,738 2.038 -2 -5,561 4 Robert 81,706 3.735 -1 -2,192
5 Karen 40,585 1.935 2 543 5 John 78,981 3.611 0 -1,780
6 Deborah 40,070 1.910 -2 -7,761 6 William 56,829 2.598 0 -2,105
7 Cynthia 39,321 1.875 1 6,980 7 Mark 52,802 2.414 1 3,991
8 Patricia 39,275 1.872 -2 -4,053 8 Richard 52,397 2.395 -1 -494
9 Barbara 29,683 1.415 0 -2,620 9 Thomas 44,578 2.038 0 -222
10 Donna 28,042 1.337 0 -1,810 10 Steven 36,823 1.683 0 -1,562
11 Nancy 27,508 1.311 0 -1,276 11 Charles 34,252 1.566 0 -955
12 Pamela 25,016 1.193 0 -1,898 12 Joseph 31,806 1.454 0 -909
13 Brenda 24,320 1.159 6 4,980 13 Gary 29,508 1.349 0 -2,286
14 Sharon 24,284 1.158 -1 -2,598 14 Kenneth 28,035 1.282 2 629
15 Sandra 22,766 1.085 -1 -1,527 15 Donald 27,859 1.274 -1 -343
16 Cheryl 22,641 1.079 2 1,363 16 Daniel 27,305 1.248 2 682
17 Diane 22,079 1.053 -2 -432 17 Ronald 27,181 1.243 -2 -544
18 Carol 21,902 1.044 -2 500 18 Paul 26,983 1.234 -1 110
19 Cindy 20,262 0.966 18 10,276 19 Timothy 24,726 1.130 0 1,458
20 Kathy 20,231 0.965 0 3,060 20 Kevin 24,270 1.110 2 2,506
21 Kathleen 19,739 0.941 -4 -1,631 21 Jeffrey 23,957 1.095 -1 696
22 Elizabeth 17,497 0.834 0 1,157 22 Larry 21,912 1.002 -1 -382
23 Janet 15,748 0.751 -2 -1,015 23 Gregory 21,447 0.980 1 365
24 Teresa 15,684 0.748 0 1,219 24 Stephen 19,710 0.901 -1 -1,480
25 Denise 15,138 0.722 -2 632 25 Edward 18,699 0.855 0 -718
26 Lisa 15,134 0.722 5 4,118 26 Brian 17,518 0.801 7 2,869
27 Debbie 14,378 0.685 12 4,513 27 Anthony 17,038 0.779 3 1,486
28 Julie 13,636 0.650 20 5,063 28 Dennis 16,896 0.772 -2 -1,458
29 Margaret 13,009 0.620 -4 -905 29 George 16,868 0.771 -2 -354
30 Robin 12,577 0.600 -1 961 30 Douglas 16,724 0.765 -1 360
31 Laura 12,175 0.580 3 1,607 31 Randy 16,453 0.752 -3 -96
32 Janice 11,963 0.570 -6 -1,050 32 Scott 15,738 0.719 2 2,519
33 Carolyn 11,569 0.552 0 930 33 Terry 15,603 0.713 -2 555
34 Rebecca 11,487 0.548 -7 -684 34 Bruce 13,876 0.634 -2 -783
35 Kim 11,427 0.545 3 1,535 35 Jerry 13,265 0.606 0 649
36 Theresa 11,179 0.533 -4 338 36 Keith 12,424 0.568 0 948
37 Catherine 11,147 0.531 -9 -920 37 Peter 11,593 0.530 0 275
38 Judy 10,544 0.503 -3 351 38 Frank 11,266 0.515 0 122
39 Cathy 10,317 0.492 -3 182 39 Raymond 10,804 0.494 0 -290
40 Joyce 10,149 0.484 -10 -943 40 Ricky 10,569 0.483 3 1,797
41 Christine 9,577 0.457 1 201 41 Patrick 10,341 0.473 -1 14
42 Kimberly 9,447 0.450 31 2,715 42 Roger 9,860 0.451 -1 -274
43 Diana 9,426 0.449 13 1,574 43 Christopher 8,966 0.410 4 594
44 Ann 9,042 0.431 2 58 44 Steve 8,913 0.407 15 2,437
45 Lori 8,965 0.427 21 1,822 45 Danny 8,818 0.403 1 270
46 Shirley 8,847 0.422 -5 -578 46 Lawrence 8,741 0.400 -4 -140
47 Connie 8,761 0.418 -4 -601 47 Wayne 8,665 0.396 -2 -55
48 Beverly 8,552 0.408 -8 -900 48 Alan 8,208 0.375 -4 -514
49 Paula 8,544 0.407 -2 -379 49 Carl 8,188 0.374 -1 -116
50 Betty 8,477 0.404 -6 -737 50 Dale 7,877 0.360 0 170

 

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.