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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1957

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1957 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 61,094 2.913 -125 -58,767 1 Michael 92,704 4.238 -13 -81,084
2 Susan 45,948 2.191 -1,077 -45,714 2 James 84,275 3.853 -2 -70,750
3 Linda 44,500 2.121 -723 -44,111 3 David 82,349 3.765 -19 -72,652
4 Debra 42,737 2.037 -3,193 -42,687 4 Robert 81,717 3.736 -67 -76,577
5 Karen 40,586 1.935 -630 -40,118 5 John 78,984 3.611 -22 -69,865
6 Deborah 40,071 1.910 -773 -39,724 6 William 56,829 2.598 3 -42,313
7 Cynthia 39,326 1.875 -686 -38,910 7 Mark 52,794 2.414 -203 -50,935
8 Patricia 39,270 1.872 -905 -38,977 8 Richard 52,401 2.396 -180 -50,282
9 Barbara 29,687 1.415 -921 -29,402 9 Thomas 44,572 2.038 -40 -37,793
10 Donna 28,039 1.337 -1,557 -27,902 10 Steven 36,819 1.683 -188 -34,797
11 Nancy 27,507 1.311 -828 -27,185 11 Charles 34,246 1.566 -41 -27,642
12 Pamela 25,010 1.192 -1,572 -24,875 12 Joseph 31,794 1.454 -11 -22,239
13 Brenda 24,323 1.160 -999 -24,068 13 Gary 29,503 1.349 -661 -29,136
14 Sharon 24,288 1.158 -1,113 -24,072 14 Kenneth 28,029 1.281 -212 -26,374
15 Sandra 22,768 1.085 -960 -22,499 15 Donald 27,864 1.274 -511 -27,331
16 Cheryl 22,645 1.080 -2,882 -22,588 16 Daniel 27,307 1.248 1 -16,134
17 Diane 22,087 1.053 -2,456 -22,016 17 Ronald 27,185 1.243 -476 -26,607
18 Carol 21,899 1.044 -1,770 -21,786 18 Paul 26,985 1.234 -216 -25,360
19 Cindy 20,265 0.966 -1,310 -20,096 19 Timothy 24,726 1.130 -146 -22,396
20 Kathy 20,231 0.964 -2,090 -20,141 20 Kevin 24,264 1.109 -105 -21,140
21 Kathleen 19,741 0.941 -873 -19,440 21 Jeffrey 23,957 1.095 -310 -22,954
22 Elizabeth 17,496 0.834 9 -8,983 22 Larry 21,919 1.002 -684 -21,580
23 Janet 15,749 0.751 -1,389 -15,592 23 Gregory 21,447 0.980 -385 -20,669
24 Teresa 15,684 0.748 -774 -15,343 24 Stephen 19,708 0.901 -260 -18,472
25 Denise 15,140 0.722 -1,044 -14,904 25 Edward 18,708 0.855 -144 -16,440
26 Lisa 15,132 0.721 -865 -14,830 26 Brian 17,513 0.801 -209 -15,895
27 Debbie 14,385 0.686 -5,773 -14,364 27 Anthony 17,040 0.779 -11 -9,037
28 Julie 13,633 0.650 -560 -13,117 28 Dennis 16,890 0.772 -528 -16,397
29 Margaret 13,009 0.620 -98 -10,697 29 George 16,877 0.772 -98 -13,818
30 Robin 12,581 0.600 -944 -12,312 30 Douglas 16,728 0.765 -642 -16,357
31 Laura 12,176 0.580 -309 -11,241 31 Randy 16,454 0.752 -642 -16,084
32 Janice 11,964 0.570 -1,401 -11,811 32 Scott 15,741 0.720 -488 -15,200
33 Carolyn 11,572 0.552 -827 -11,260 33 Terry 15,599 0.713 -724 -15,290
34 Rebecca 11,484 0.547 -180 -10,042 34 Bruce 13,871 0.634 -444 -13,264
35 Kim 11,430 0.545 -4,045 -11,395 35 Jerry 13,262 0.606 -566 -12,811
36 Theresa 11,178 0.533 -1,070 -10,957 36 Keith 12,425 0.568 -468 -11,860
37 Catherine 11,149 0.532 -167 -9,651 37 Peter 11,592 0.530 -174 -9,780
38 Judy 10,543 0.503 -1,495 -10,402 38 Frank 11,265 0.515 -354 -10,462
39 Cathy 10,317 0.492 -3,460 -10,273 39 Raymond 10,805 0.494 -260 -9,656
40 Joyce 10,150 0.484 -907 -9,872 40 Ricky 10,569 0.483 -641 -10,205
41 Christine 9,575 0.456 -885 -9,288 41 Patrick 10,346 0.473 -148 -8,235
42 Kimberly 9,448 0.450 -128 -7,752 42 Roger 9,861 0.451 -594 -9,450
43 Diana 9,426 0.449 -141 -7,821 43 Christopher 8,963 0.410 1 -1,702
44 Ann 9,040 0.431 -939 -8,773 44 Steve 8,913 0.407 -1,118 -8,749
45 Lori 8,966 0.427 -1,530 -8,830 45 Danny 8,817 0.403 -495 -8,301
46 Shirley 8,847 0.422 -1,418 -8,697 46 Lawrence 8,739 0.400 -452 -8,166
47 Connie 8,763 0.418 -2,383 -8,690 47 Wayne 8,667 0.396 -726 -8,368
48 Beverly 8,551 0.408 -1,245 -8,376 48 Alan 8,210 0.375 -124 -5,966
49 Paula 8,545 0.407 -744 -8,203 49 Carl 8,190 0.374 -651 -7,848
50 Betty 8,478 0.404 -1,078 -8,263 50 Dale 7,873 0.360 -1,338 -7,747

 

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.