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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 54,477 2.621 -125 -52,096 1 Michael 85,255 3.936 -11 -72,676
2 Susan 41,598 2.001 -961 -41,326 2 David 83,926 3.874 -21 -73,802
3 Linda 40,410 1.944 -705 -40,006 3 James 78,601 3.628 -1 -64,369
4 Karen 36,773 1.769 -552 -36,221 4 John 76,419 3.528 -23 -66,985
5 Donna 36,467 1.754 -1,711 -36,344 5 Robert 74,494 3.439 -60 -68,987
6 Patricia 35,219 1.694 -883 -34,917 6 Mark 56,917 2.627 -197 -54,981
7 Debra 31,372 1.509 -3,466 -31,328 7 William 51,364 2.371 4 -36,460
8 Cynthia 30,169 1.451 -629 -29,709 8 Richard 47,173 2.178 -167 -44,904
9 Deborah 29,552 1.422 -765 -29,199 9 Thomas 40,269 1.859 -39 -33,138
10 Lisa 25,689 1.236 -874 -25,384 10 Steven 33,575 1.550 -172 -31,427
11 Barbara 25,356 1.220 -897 -25,064 11 Charles 30,762 1.420 -38 -23,632
12 Pamela 24,711 1.189 -1,450 -24,558 12 Timothy 30,752 1.420 -152 -28,359
13 Sandra 23,355 1.124 -881 -23,056 13 Joseph 29,523 1.363 -6 -19,163
14 Nancy 23,079 1.110 -864 -22,771 14 Kevin 26,756 1.235 -87 -22,951
15 Kathy 21,816 1.050 -1,857 -21,708 15 Kenneth 26,626 1.229 -203 -24,875
16 Brenda 21,418 1.030 -899 -21,128 16 Jeffrey 26,265 1.212 -307 -25,216
17 Sharon 21,290 1.024 -1,032 -21,047 17 Paul 25,694 1.186 -208 -24,010
18 Cheryl 20,943 1.008 -2,938 -20,888 18 Daniel 25,134 1.160 3 -13,494
19 Diane 19,974 0.961 -2,211 -19,890 19 Donald 23,867 1.102 -469 -23,273
20 Debbie 19,537 0.940 -5,338 -19,513 20 Gary 23,295 1.075 -617 -22,892
21 Elizabeth 18,432 0.887 8 -9,517 21 Ronald 23,108 1.067 -439 -22,453
22 Carol 18,129 0.872 -1,792 -18,016 22 Brian 20,737 0.957 -195 -18,974
23 Kathleen 17,627 0.848 -848 -17,317 23 Gregory 19,873 0.917 -352 -18,992
24 Teresa 17,390 0.837 -696 -16,995 24 Scott 19,753 0.912 -460 -19,151
25 Cindy 16,966 0.816 -1,068 -16,736 25 Larry 18,417 0.850 -604 -18,006
26 Julie 16,220 0.780 -492 -15,621 26 Anthony 17,953 0.829 -6 -9,151
27 Lori 15,024 0.723 -1,654 -14,897 27 Edward 16,902 0.780 -142 -14,593
28 Janet 14,960 0.720 -1,333 -14,791 28 Stephen 16,494 0.761 -243 -15,173
29 Denise 14,661 0.705 -1,117 -14,446 29 Dennis 16,037 0.740 -515 -15,527
30 Laura 14,530 0.699 -310 -13,591 30 Douglas 15,281 0.705 -598 -14,870
31 Tammy 13,707 0.659 -2,877 -13,650 31 Randy 15,025 0.694 -634 -14,644
32 Robin 12,858 0.619 -988 -12,606 32 George 15,001 0.692 -92 -11,850
33 Kimberly 12,781 0.615 -131 -10,958 33 Terry 14,547 0.672 -659 -14,193
34 Theresa 11,643 0.560 -1,097 -11,424 34 Ricky 13,206 0.610 -656 -12,849
35 Kim 11,593 0.558 -3,364 -11,547 35 Christopher 12,903 0.596 -3 -4,648
36 Margaret 11,573 0.557 -96 -9,331 36 Jerry 12,317 0.569 -520 -11,829
37 Janice 10,488 0.505 -1,456 -10,340 37 Mike 11,996 0.554 -912 -11,778
38 Rebecca 10,475 0.504 -178 -9,059 38 Bruce 11,907 0.550 -393 -11,193
39 Cathy 10,414 0.501 -4,435 -10,383 39 Keith 11,743 0.542 -454 -11,161
40 Catherine 10,023 0.482 -158 -8,450 40 Peter 11,286 0.521 -173 -9,509
41 Judy 9,883 0.475 -1,570 -9,749 41 Steve 11,067 0.511 -1,021 -10,881
42 Carolyn 9,735 0.468 -799 -9,414 42 Frank 10,935 0.505 -331 -10,054
43 Christine 9,470 0.456 -743 -9,124 43 Patrick 10,551 0.487 -128 -8,268
44 Ann 8,919 0.429 -979 -8,668 44 Craig 9,920 0.458 -940 -9,713
45 Rhonda 8,853 0.426 -6,403 -8,834 45 Raymond 9,794 0.452 -248 -8,602
46 Terri 8,784 0.423 -3,541 -8,741 46 Eric 9,724 0.449 -97 -6,967
47 Michelle 8,776 0.422 -167 -7,355 47 Roger 8,790 0.406 -578 -8,375
48 Connie 8,660 0.417 -2,911 -8,605 48 Danny 8,727 0.403 -456 -8,155
49 Diana 8,639 0.416 -181 -7,281 49 Dale 8,344 0.385 -1,166 -8,194
50 Joyce 8,514 0.410 -786 -8,191 50 Alan 8,148 0.376 -109 -5,712

 

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.