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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1959

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1959 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 54,474 2.621 -125 -52,147 1 Michael 85,251 3.935 -13 -73,631
2 Susan 41,599 2.001 -1,077 -41,365 2 David 83,931 3.875 -20 -74,234
3 Linda 40,403 1.944 -723 -40,014 3 James 78,606 3.629 -1 -65,081
4 Karen 36,776 1.769 -631 -36,308 4 John 76,407 3.527 -23 -67,288
5 Donna 36,465 1.754 -1,562 -36,328 5 Robert 74,502 3.439 -66 -69,362
6 Patricia 35,220 1.695 -907 -34,927 6 Mark 56,909 2.627 -204 -55,050
7 Debra 31,373 1.509 -3,190 -31,323 7 William 51,366 2.371 4 -36,850
8 Cynthia 30,167 1.451 -685 -29,751 8 Richard 47,169 2.177 -180 -45,050
9 Deborah 29,552 1.422 -770 -29,205 9 Thomas 40,276 1.859 -40 -33,497
10 Lisa 25,691 1.236 -881 -25,389 10 Steven 33,572 1.550 -188 -31,550
11 Barbara 25,356 1.220 -919 -25,071 11 Charles 30,770 1.420 -41 -24,166
12 Pamela 24,713 1.189 -1,572 -24,578 12 Timothy 30,747 1.419 -153 -28,417
13 Sandra 23,353 1.124 -962 -23,084 13 Joseph 29,519 1.363 -10 -19,964
14 Nancy 23,080 1.110 -825 -22,758 14 Kevin 26,760 1.235 -111 -23,636
15 Kathy 21,818 1.050 -2,095 -21,728 15 Kenneth 26,624 1.229 -211 -24,969
16 Brenda 21,415 1.030 -996 -21,160 16 Jeffrey 26,261 1.212 -315 -25,258
17 Sharon 21,289 1.024 -1,110 -21,073 17 Paul 25,694 1.186 -217 -24,069
18 Cheryl 20,944 1.008 -2,880 -20,887 18 Daniel 25,134 1.160 3 -13,961
19 Diane 19,974 0.961 -2,454 -19,903 19 Donald 23,868 1.102 -507 -23,335
20 Debbie 19,536 0.940 -5,780 -19,515 20 Gary 23,297 1.075 -654 -22,930
21 Elizabeth 18,425 0.886 8 -9,912 21 Ronald 23,104 1.067 -472 -22,526
22 Carol 18,127 0.872 -1,766 -18,014 22 Brian 20,735 0.957 -213 -19,117
23 Kathleen 17,626 0.848 -871 -17,325 23 Gregory 19,876 0.918 -385 -19,098
24 Teresa 17,390 0.837 -774 -17,049 24 Scott 19,757 0.912 -496 -19,216
25 Cindy 16,967 0.816 -1,304 -16,798 25 Larry 18,414 0.850 -681 -18,075
26 Julie 16,219 0.780 -562 -15,703 26 Anthony 17,956 0.829 -12 -9,953
27 Lori 15,025 0.723 -1,548 -14,889 27 Edward 16,902 0.780 -142 -14,634
28 Janet 14,957 0.720 -1,384 -14,800 28 Stephen 16,495 0.761 -256 -15,259
29 Denise 14,661 0.705 -1,040 -14,425 29 Dennis 16,033 0.740 -527 -15,540
30 Laura 14,529 0.699 -310 -13,594 30 Douglas 15,279 0.705 -642 -14,908
31 Tammy 13,706 0.659 -4,071 -13,671 31 Randy 15,025 0.694 -642 -14,655
32 Robin 12,857 0.619 -942 -12,588 32 George 14,999 0.692 -95 -11,940
33 Kimberly 12,782 0.615 -137 -11,086 33 Terry 14,545 0.671 -724 -14,236
34 Theresa 11,645 0.560 -1,072 -11,424 34 Ricky 13,208 0.610 -647 -12,844
35 Kim 11,595 0.558 -4,045 -11,560 35 Christopher 12,897 0.595 -7 -5,636
36 Margaret 11,572 0.557 -91 -9,260 36 Jerry 12,312 0.568 -565 -11,861
37 Janice 10,489 0.505 -1,396 -10,336 37 Mike 11,996 0.554 -1,088 -11,825
38 Rebecca 10,474 0.504 -176 -9,032 38 Bruce 11,907 0.550 -440 -11,300
39 Cathy 10,414 0.501 -3,460 -10,370 39 Keith 11,743 0.542 -465 -11,178
40 Catherine 10,023 0.482 -164 -8,525 40 Peter 11,283 0.521 -171 -9,471
41 Judy 9,882 0.475 -1,492 -9,741 41 Steve 11,068 0.511 -1,121 -10,904
42 Carolyn 9,731 0.468 -818 -9,419 42 Frank 10,937 0.505 -350 -10,134
43 Christine 9,469 0.456 -883 -9,182 43 Patrick 10,550 0.487 -146 -8,439
44 Ann 8,920 0.429 -939 -8,653 44 Craig 9,922 0.458 -1,144 -9,763
45 Rhonda 8,854 0.426 -5,881 -8,833 45 Raymond 9,794 0.452 -254 -8,645
46 Terri 8,784 0.423 -4,377 -8,752 46 Eric 9,725 0.449 -114 -7,336
47 Michelle 8,778 0.422 -216 -7,539 47 Roger 8,788 0.406 -589 -8,377
48 Connie 8,659 0.417 -2,382 -8,586 48 Danny 8,727 0.403 -492 -8,211
49 Diana 8,638 0.416 -135 -7,033 49 Dale 8,344 0.385 -1,339 -8,218
50 Joyce 8,513 0.410 -897 -8,235 50 Alan 8,147 0.376 -122 -5,903

 

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.