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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 61,095 2.913 0 -658 1 Michael 92,726 4.239 0 2,103
2 Susan 45,946 2.191 3 -612 2 James 84,257 3.852 0 -601
3 Linda 44,495 2.121 0 -3,572 3 David 82,371 3.765 1 771
4 Debra 42,729 2.037 -2 -5,569 4 Robert 81,707 3.735 -1 -2,203
5 Karen 40,584 1.935 2 539 5 John 78,985 3.611 0 -1,778
6 Deborah 40,065 1.910 -2 -7,764 6 William 56,826 2.598 0 -2,119
7 Cynthia 39,315 1.874 1 6,968 7 Mark 52,816 2.414 1 4,012
8 Patricia 39,277 1.873 -2 -4,055 8 Richard 52,404 2.395 -1 -474
9 Barbara 29,683 1.415 0 -2,620 9 Thomas 44,578 2.038 0 -227
10 Donna 28,048 1.337 0 -1,796 10 Steven 36,829 1.684 0 -1,552
11 Nancy 27,513 1.312 0 -1,270 11 Charles 34,247 1.565 0 -967
12 Pamela 25,014 1.193 0 -1,900 12 Joseph 31,812 1.454 0 -892
13 Brenda 24,319 1.159 6 4,980 13 Gary 29,509 1.349 0 -2,285
14 Sharon 24,279 1.158 -1 -2,603 14 Kenneth 28,041 1.282 2 637
15 Sandra 22,768 1.085 -1 -1,517 15 Donald 27,860 1.274 -1 -344
16 Cheryl 22,642 1.079 2 1,362 16 Daniel 27,307 1.248 2 681
17 Diane 22,083 1.053 -2 -430 17 Ronald 27,192 1.243 -2 -533
18 Carol 21,899 1.044 -2 493 18 Paul 26,984 1.233 -1 112
19 Cindy 20,258 0.966 18 10,271 19 Timothy 24,730 1.130 0 1,459
20 Kathy 20,233 0.965 0 3,062 20 Kevin 24,278 1.110 2 2,512
21 Kathleen 19,741 0.941 -4 -1,628 21 Jeffrey 23,954 1.095 -1 689
22 Elizabeth 17,496 0.834 0 1,152 22 Larry 21,913 1.002 -1 -381
23 Janet 15,747 0.751 -2 -1,018 23 Gregory 21,448 0.980 1 366
24 Teresa 15,681 0.748 0 1,216 24 Stephen 19,709 0.901 -1 -1,495
25 Denise 15,141 0.722 -2 629 25 Edward 18,705 0.855 0 -712
26 Lisa 15,134 0.722 5 4,117 26 Brian 17,510 0.800 7 2,860
27 Debbie 14,378 0.685 12 4,510 27 Anthony 17,033 0.779 3 1,478
28 Julie 13,636 0.650 20 5,061 28 Dennis 16,895 0.772 -2 -1,464
29 Margaret 13,011 0.620 -4 -905 29 George 16,862 0.771 -2 -373
30 Robin 12,574 0.599 -1 953 30 Douglas 16,727 0.765 -1 363
31 Laura 12,177 0.581 3 1,605 31 Randy 16,457 0.752 -3 -83
32 Janice 11,966 0.570 -6 -1,049 32 Scott 15,743 0.720 2 2,524
33 Carolyn 11,570 0.552 0 934 33 Terry 15,614 0.714 -2 566
34 Rebecca 11,486 0.548 -7 -687 34 Bruce 13,875 0.634 -2 -783
35 Kim 11,429 0.545 3 1,538 35 Jerry 13,269 0.607 0 655
36 Theresa 11,181 0.533 -4 342 36 Keith 12,426 0.568 0 945
37 Catherine 11,147 0.531 -9 -920 37 Peter 11,589 0.530 0 268
38 Judy 10,544 0.503 -3 353 38 Frank 11,262 0.515 0 124
39 Cathy 10,316 0.492 -3 181 39 Raymond 10,807 0.494 0 -282
40 Joyce 10,149 0.484 -10 -942 40 Ricky 10,572 0.483 3 1,803
41 Christine 9,576 0.457 1 197 41 Patrick 10,341 0.473 -1 8
42 Kimberly 9,446 0.450 32 2,713 42 Roger 9,860 0.451 -1 -286
43 Diana 9,428 0.449 13 1,578 43 Christopher 8,969 0.410 4 595
44 Ann 9,040 0.431 2 55 44 Steve 8,916 0.408 15 2,438
45 Lori 8,970 0.428 21 1,830 45 Danny 8,811 0.403 1 255
46 Shirley 8,847 0.422 -5 -580 46 Lawrence 8,742 0.400 -4 -137
47 Connie 8,763 0.418 -4 -594 47 Wayne 8,660 0.396 -2 -63
48 Beverly 8,554 0.408 -8 -899 48 Alan 8,210 0.375 -4 -514
49 Paula 8,542 0.407 -2 -382 49 Carl 8,190 0.374 -1 -115
50 Betty 8,474 0.404 -6 -739 50 Dale 7,879 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.