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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 61,094 2.913 0 -662 1 Michael 92,704 4.238 0 2,048
2 Susan 45,948 2.191 3 -623 2 James 84,275 3.853 0 -588
3 Linda 44,500 2.121 0 -3,575 3 David 82,349 3.765 1 725
4 Debra 42,737 2.037 -2 -5,565 4 Robert 81,717 3.736 -1 -2,200
5 Karen 40,586 1.935 2 539 5 John 78,984 3.611 0 -1,806
6 Deborah 40,071 1.910 -2 -7,766 6 William 56,829 2.598 0 -2,128
7 Cynthia 39,326 1.875 1 6,982 7 Mark 52,794 2.414 1 3,962
8 Patricia 39,270 1.872 -2 -4,072 8 Richard 52,401 2.396 -1 -505
9 Barbara 29,687 1.415 0 -2,611 9 Thomas 44,572 2.038 0 -246
10 Donna 28,039 1.337 0 -1,817 10 Steven 36,819 1.683 0 -1,578
11 Nancy 27,507 1.311 0 -1,277 11 Charles 34,246 1.566 0 -973
12 Pamela 25,010 1.192 0 -1,917 12 Joseph 31,794 1.454 0 -938
13 Brenda 24,323 1.160 6 4,980 13 Gary 29,503 1.349 0 -2,306
14 Sharon 24,288 1.158 -1 -2,598 14 Kenneth 28,029 1.281 2 604
15 Sandra 22,768 1.085 -1 -1,526 15 Donald 27,864 1.274 -1 -349
16 Cheryl 22,645 1.080 2 1,369 16 Daniel 27,307 1.248 2 678
17 Diane 22,087 1.053 -2 -423 17 Ronald 27,185 1.243 -2 -556
18 Carol 21,899 1.044 -2 494 18 Paul 26,985 1.234 -1 100
19 Cindy 20,265 0.966 18 10,281 19 Timothy 24,726 1.130 1 1,454
20 Kathy 20,231 0.964 0 3,056 20 Kevin 24,264 1.109 2 2,497
21 Kathleen 19,741 0.941 -4 -1,629 21 Jeffrey 23,957 1.095 -2 685
22 Elizabeth 17,496 0.834 0 1,151 22 Larry 21,919 1.002 -1 -384
23 Janet 15,749 0.751 -2 -1,015 23 Gregory 21,447 0.980 1 360
24 Teresa 15,684 0.748 0 1,221 24 Stephen 19,708 0.901 -1 -1,486
25 Denise 15,140 0.722 -2 633 25 Edward 18,708 0.855 0 -707
26 Lisa 15,132 0.721 5 4,118 26 Brian 17,513 0.801 7 2,856
27 Debbie 14,385 0.686 12 4,522 27 Anthony 17,040 0.779 3 1,481
28 Julie 13,633 0.650 20 5,060 28 Dennis 16,890 0.772 -2 -1,471
29 Margaret 13,009 0.620 -4 -909 29 George 16,877 0.772 -2 -350
30 Robin 12,581 0.600 -1 965 30 Douglas 16,728 0.765 -1 369
31 Laura 12,176 0.580 3 1,605 31 Randy 16,454 0.752 -3 -97
32 Janice 11,964 0.570 -6 -1,052 32 Scott 15,741 0.720 2 2,527
33 Carolyn 11,572 0.552 0 931 33 Terry 15,599 0.713 -2 544
34 Rebecca 11,484 0.547 -7 -688 34 Bruce 13,871 0.634 -2 -794
35 Kim 11,430 0.545 3 1,537 35 Jerry 13,262 0.606 0 631
36 Theresa 11,178 0.533 -4 333 36 Keith 12,425 0.568 0 941
37 Catherine 11,149 0.532 -9 -913 37 Peter 11,592 0.530 0 266
38 Judy 10,543 0.503 -3 344 38 Frank 11,265 0.515 0 115
39 Cathy 10,317 0.492 -3 180 39 Raymond 10,805 0.494 0 -294
40 Joyce 10,150 0.484 -10 -942 40 Ricky 10,569 0.483 3 1,790
41 Christine 9,575 0.456 1 198 41 Patrick 10,346 0.473 -1 19
42 Kimberly 9,448 0.450 32 2,717 42 Roger 9,861 0.451 -1 -280
43 Diana 9,426 0.449 13 1,574 43 Christopher 8,963 0.410 4 587
44 Ann 9,040 0.431 2 53 44 Steve 8,913 0.407 15 2,435
45 Lori 8,966 0.427 21 1,820 45 Danny 8,817 0.403 1 261
46 Shirley 8,847 0.422 -5 -582 46 Lawrence 8,739 0.400 -4 -148
47 Connie 8,763 0.418 -4 -601 47 Wayne 8,667 0.396 -3 -56
48 Beverly 8,551 0.408 -8 -902 48 Alan 8,210 0.375 -3 -509
49 Paula 8,545 0.407 -2 -379 49 Carl 8,190 0.374 -1 -121
50 Betty 8,478 0.404 -6 -742 50 Dale 7,873 0.360 0 162

 

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.