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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 0 -1,376 1 Michael 85,255 3.936 0 -5,265
2 Susan 41,598 2.001 0 -3,574 2 David 83,926 3.874 0 1,342
3 Linda 40,410 1.944 0 -1,488 3 James 78,601 3.628 0 -108
4 Karen 36,773 1.769 0 -1,691 4 John 76,419 3.528 1 427
5 Donna 36,467 1.754 5 9,521 5 Robert 74,494 3.439 -1 -2,792
6 Patricia 35,219 1.694 -1 -2,717 6 Mark 56,917 2.627 1 4,255
7 Debra 31,372 1.509 -1 -4,145 7 William 51,364 2.371 -1 -2,831
8 Cynthia 30,169 1.451 0 -834 8 Richard 47,173 2.178 0 -2,768
9 Deborah 29,552 1.422 -2 -3,383 9 Thomas 40,269 1.859 0 -1,797
10 Lisa 25,689 1.236 9 5,481 10 Steven 33,575 1.550 0 629
11 Barbara 25,356 1.220 -2 -2,523 11 Charles 30,762 1.420 0 -1,474
12 Pamela 24,711 1.189 -1 -551 12 Timothy 30,752 1.420 1 1,991
13 Sandra 23,355 1.124 2 1,531 13 Joseph 29,523 1.363 -1 -572
14 Nancy 23,079 1.110 -2 -1,737 14 Kevin 26,756 1.235 6 2,106
15 Kathy 21,816 1.050 -1 -2,127 15 Kenneth 26,626 1.229 -1 -36
16 Brenda 21,418 1.030 0 78 16 Jeffrey 26,265 1.212 5 2,059
17 Sharon 21,290 1.024 0 182 17 Paul 25,694 1.186 -2 -553
18 Cheryl 20,943 1.008 -5 -3,170 18 Daniel 25,134 1.160 -2 -478
19 Diane 19,974 0.961 -1 -843 19 Donald 23,867 1.102 -1 -1,133
20 Debbie 19,537 0.940 4 1,678 20 Gary 23,295 1.075 -3 -1,975
21 Elizabeth 18,432 0.887 1 -96 21 Ronald 23,108 1.067 -2 -1,699
22 Carol 18,129 0.872 -2 -1,556 22 Brian 20,737 0.957 2 1,482
23 Kathleen 17,627 0.848 -2 -1,572 23 Gregory 19,873 0.917 0 83
24 Teresa 17,390 0.837 2 1,786 24 Scott 19,753 0.912 1 595
25 Cindy 16,966 0.816 0 383 25 Larry 18,417 0.850 -3 -1,649
26 Julie 16,220 0.780 -3 -1,983 26 Anthony 17,953 0.829 1 528
27 Lori 15,024 0.723 3 1,990 27 Edward 16,902 0.780 1 -464
28 Janet 14,960 0.720 0 143 28 Stephen 16,494 0.761 -2 -1,455
29 Denise 14,661 0.705 -2 -291 29 Dennis 16,037 0.740 0 -374
30 Laura 14,530 0.699 -1 1,023 30 Douglas 15,281 0.705 0 -495
31 Tammy 13,707 0.659 13 3,724 31 Randy 15,025 0.694 1 -154
32 Robin 12,858 0.619 0 1,319 32 George 15,001 0.692 -1 -634
33 Kimberly 12,781 0.615 6 2,069 33 Terry 14,547 0.672 0 -444
34 Theresa 11,643 0.560 -1 190 34 Ricky 13,206 0.610 0 -167
35 Kim 11,593 0.558 5 941 35 Christopher 12,903 0.596 4 1,827
36 Margaret 11,573 0.557 -5 -739 36 Jerry 12,317 0.569 -1 -601
37 Janice 10,488 0.505 -2 -393 37 Mike 11,996 0.554 3 1,220
38 Rebecca 10,475 0.504 3 71 38 Bruce 11,907 0.550 -2 -549
39 Cathy 10,414 0.501 -5 -520 39 Keith 11,743 0.542 -2 -152
40 Catherine 10,023 0.482 -2 -740 40 Peter 11,286 0.521 1 545
41 Judy 9,883 0.475 -5 -945 41 Steve 11,067 0.511 3 979
42 Carolyn 9,735 0.468 -5 -1,070 42 Frank 10,935 0.505 -4 -377
43 Christine 9,470 0.456 0 -583 43 Patrick 10,551 0.487 -1 320
44 Ann 8,919 0.429 3 70 44 Craig 9,920 0.458 9 2,638
45 Rhonda 8,853 0.426 3 505 45 Raymond 9,794 0.452 -2 -423
46 Terri 8,784 0.423 5 602 46 Eric 9,724 0.449 4 1,534
47 Michelle 8,776 0.422 9 1,320 47 Roger 8,790 0.406 0 421
48 Connie 8,660 0.417 2 451 48 Danny 8,727 0.403 -3 -212
49 Diana 8,639 0.416 -4 -522 49 Dale 8,344 0.385 -3 -138
50 Joyce 8,514 0.410 -4 -517 50 Alan 8,148 0.376 -1 -79

 

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.