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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1953

 

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1953 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 64,368 3.337 1 -1,292 1 Robert 86,191 4.307 1 -377
2 Linda 61,264 3.176 -1 -5,828 2 James 86,000 4.298 -1 -1,076
3 Deborah 52,196 2.706 1 2,387 3 Michael 84,201 4.208 1 5,192
4 Patricia 51,007 2.644 -1 -2,083 4 John 80,123 4.004 -1 -2,984
5 Susan 44,283 2.296 0 2,944 5 David 76,079 3.802 0 4,329
6 Barbara 38,451 1.993 0 -1,427 6 William 61,807 3.089 0 -1,191
7 Debra 36,862 1.911 2 10,031 7 Richard 58,317 2.914 0 -16
8 Nancy 30,609 1.587 -1 -1,121 8 Thomas 46,991 2.348 0 -1,627
9 Karen 29,849 1.547 -1 890 9 Charles 38,380 1.918 0 -484
10 Pamela 25,755 1.335 7 4,874 10 Gary 36,952 1.847 0 -1,781
11 Sandra 25,498 1.322 -1 -586 11 Steven 33,707 1.684 0 1,677
12 Cynthia 25,132 1.303 6 5,247 12 Mark 29,313 1.465 5 3,645
13 Donna 24,229 1.256 0 516 13 Joseph 29,253 1.462 -1 745
14 Kathleen 23,724 1.230 -3 -2,045 14 Donald 28,348 1.417 -1 83
15 Sharon 23,050 1.195 -1 -327 15 Ronald 27,684 1.383 0 -103
16 Carol 22,277 1.155 -4 -1,716 16 Kenneth 25,507 1.275 0 -390
17 Diane 21,350 1.107 -1 289 17 Paul 25,497 1.274 2 1,215
18 Brenda 20,139 1.044 -3 -1,309 18 Larry 25,186 1.259 -4 -3,057
19 Janet 17,761 0.921 0 -165 19 Dennis 23,633 1.181 -1 -920
20 Margaret 16,205 0.840 1 -883 20 Daniel 23,479 1.173 0 50
21 Elizabeth 16,092 0.834 1 70 21 Stephen 21,802 1.090 0 -1,254
22 Janice 14,611 0.757 1 -376 22 George 19,168 0.958 0 -639
23 Kathy 13,394 0.694 6 1,024 23 Edward 18,970 0.948 0 -551
24 Rebecca 12,957 0.672 6 732 24 Gregory 16,143 0.807 0 935
25 Carolyn 12,909 0.669 -1 -1,368 25 Jeffrey 15,917 0.795 6 3,901
26 Joyce 12,791 0.663 1 -329 26 Timothy 15,174 0.758 1 1,006
27 Judy 12,727 0.660 -1 -915 27 Douglas 14,133 0.706 1 455
28 Cheryl 12,271 0.636 3 75 28 Bruce 14,025 0.701 -3 -463
29 Shirley 12,143 0.629 -1 -387 29 Jerry 13,904 0.695 -3 -542
30 Judith 11,960 0.620 -5 -2,107 30 Terry 13,251 0.662 -1 809
31 Denise 11,944 0.619 2 292 31 Roger 13,165 0.658 -1 1,035
32 Christine 11,795 0.611 -12 -5,745 32 Anthony 11,690 0.584 2 498
33 Betty 11,367 0.589 -1 -758 33 Frank 11,156 0.557 -1 -123
34 Beverly 11,230 0.582 1 675 34 Raymond 11,121 0.556 -1 -106
35 Catherine 10,839 0.562 -1 -213 35 Randy 10,657 0.533 6 1,999
36 Marilyn 10,741 0.557 2 942 36 Kevin 10,010 0.500 7 2,087
37 Joan 9,773 0.507 0 -501 37 Lawrence 9,840 0.492 -2 -459
38 Gloria 9,673 0.501 -2 -793 38 Peter 9,735 0.486 -2 154
39 Gail 9,583 0.497 0 -184 39 Patrick 9,474 0.473 -2 297
40 Paula 9,547 0.495 7 983 40 Wayne 8,902 0.445 -2 -190
41 Martha 9,262 0.480 -1 -437 41 Danny 8,611 0.430 -1 -212
42 Teresa 8,930 0.463 10 1,632 42 Gerald 8,609 0.430 -3 -421
43 Jane 8,903 0.462 -1 -420 43 Alan 8,440 0.422 -1 130
44 Peggy 8,759 0.454 -1 -229 44 Carl 7,825 0.391 1 4
45 Bonnie 8,607 0.446 -4 -784 45 Walter 7,498 0.375 -1 -408
46 Ann 8,576 0.445 -1 -81 46 Scott 7,489 0.374 8 954
47 Connie 8,574 0.444 -3 -177 47 Keith 7,375 0.369 2 209
48 Kathryn 8,323 0.431 0 -172 48 Dale 7,339 0.367 -2 -72
49 Dorothy 8,154 0.423 -3 -454 49 Willie 7,052 0.352 -1 -152
50 Theresa 7,720 0.400 10 911 50 Arthur 6,994 0.350 -3 -241

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration. All names are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States. 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.