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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 -655 1 Michael 92,716 4.238 0 2,096
2 Susan 45,946 2.191 3 -615 2 James 84,267 3.852 0 -575
3 Linda 44,496 2.121 0 -3,575 3 David 82,351 3.764 1 750
4 Debra 42,734 2.037 -2 -5,565 4 Robert 81,706 3.735 -1 -2,199
5 Karen 40,588 1.935 2 546 5 John 78,991 3.611 0 -1,768
6 Deborah 40,062 1.910 -2 -7,768 6 William 56,838 2.598 0 -2,097
7 Cynthia 39,321 1.875 1 6,979 7 Mark 52,805 2.414 1 3,997
8 Patricia 39,279 1.873 -2 -4,048 8 Richard 52,399 2.395 -1 -490
9 Barbara 29,683 1.415 0 -2,619 9 Thomas 44,581 2.038 0 -220
10 Donna 28,047 1.337 0 -1,800 10 Steven 36,826 1.683 0 -1,554
11 Nancy 27,509 1.312 0 -1,276 11 Charles 34,250 1.566 0 -954
12 Pamela 25,014 1.193 0 -1,899 12 Joseph 31,807 1.454 0 -900
13 Brenda 24,321 1.160 6 4,983 13 Gary 29,509 1.349 0 -2,286
14 Sharon 24,281 1.158 -1 -2,601 14 Kenneth 28,039 1.282 2 636
15 Sandra 22,768 1.085 -1 -1,520 15 Donald 27,856 1.273 -1 -347
16 Cheryl 22,640 1.079 2 1,362 16 Daniel 27,310 1.248 2 688
17 Diane 22,083 1.053 -2 -430 17 Ronald 27,182 1.243 -2 -542
18 Carol 21,902 1.044 -2 497 18 Paul 26,985 1.234 -1 119
19 Cindy 20,258 0.966 18 10,269 19 Timothy 24,729 1.130 0 1,458
20 Kathy 20,232 0.965 0 3,061 20 Kevin 24,274 1.110 2 2,511
21 Kathleen 19,741 0.941 -4 -1,627 21 Jeffrey 23,953 1.095 -1 689
22 Elizabeth 17,498 0.834 0 1,155 22 Larry 21,911 1.002 -1 -384
23 Janet 15,747 0.751 -2 -1,016 23 Gregory 21,448 0.980 1 366
24 Teresa 15,680 0.748 0 1,214 24 Stephen 19,711 0.901 -1 -1,486
25 Denise 15,136 0.722 -2 625 25 Edward 18,696 0.855 0 -721
26 Lisa 15,132 0.721 5 4,115 26 Brian 17,514 0.801 7 2,861
27 Debbie 14,376 0.685 12 4,508 27 Anthony 17,038 0.779 3 1,487
28 Julie 13,638 0.650 20 5,065 28 Dennis 16,896 0.772 -2 -1,458
29 Margaret 13,012 0.620 -4 -904 29 George 16,870 0.771 -2 -357
30 Robin 12,575 0.600 -1 954 30 Douglas 16,728 0.765 -1 366
31 Laura 12,175 0.580 3 1,604 31 Randy 16,453 0.752 -3 -91
32 Janice 11,962 0.570 -6 -1,051 32 Scott 15,744 0.720 2 2,527
33 Carolyn 11,569 0.552 0 932 33 Terry 15,605 0.713 -2 553
34 Rebecca 11,486 0.548 -7 -688 34 Bruce 13,875 0.634 -2 -786
35 Kim 11,428 0.545 3 1,537 35 Jerry 13,270 0.607 0 658
36 Theresa 11,181 0.533 -4 341 36 Keith 12,424 0.568 0 946
37 Catherine 11,147 0.531 -9 -918 37 Peter 11,590 0.530 0 268
38 Judy 10,544 0.503 -3 353 38 Frank 11,262 0.515 0 122
39 Cathy 10,319 0.492 -3 186 39 Raymond 10,806 0.494 0 -288
40 Joyce 10,150 0.484 -10 -940 40 Ricky 10,574 0.483 3 1,804
41 Christine 9,574 0.456 1 195 41 Patrick 10,340 0.473 -1 6
42 Kimberly 9,447 0.450 32 2,714 42 Roger 9,859 0.451 -1 -280
43 Diana 9,426 0.449 13 1,574 43 Christopher 8,964 0.410 4 590
44 Ann 9,041 0.431 2 55 44 Steve 8,913 0.407 15 2,436
45 Lori 8,968 0.428 21 1,829 45 Danny 8,819 0.403 1 269
46 Shirley 8,850 0.422 -5 -576 46 Lawrence 8,742 0.400 -4 -138
47 Connie 8,762 0.418 -4 -598 47 Wayne 8,659 0.396 -3 -68
48 Beverly 8,553 0.408 -8 -901 48 Alan 8,209 0.375 -3 -514
49 Paula 8,543 0.407 -2 -381 49 Carl 8,186 0.374 -1 -118
50 Betty 8,473 0.404 -6 -742 50 Dale 7,879 0.360 0 172

 

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.