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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 51 Laura 7,629 0.395 2 445
2 Linda 61,264 3.176 -1 -5,828 52 Jean 7,567 0.392 -2 55
3 Deborah 52,196 2.706 1 2,387 53 Virginia 7,546 0.391 -4 -617
4 Patricia 51,007 2.644 -1 -2,083 54 Jo 7,518 0.390 1 418
5 Susan 44,283 2.296 0 2,944 55 Diana 7,442 0.386 -4 50
6 Barbara 38,451 1.993 0 -1,427 56 Cathy 7,303 0.379 0 293
7 Debra 36,862 1.911 2 10,031 57 Wanda 7,195 0.373 -3 30
8 Nancy 30,609 1.587 -1 -1,121 58 Jacqueline 7,129 0.370 0 186
9 Karen 29,849 1.547 -1 890 59 Rose 7,009 0.363 3 455
10 Pamela 25,755 1.335 7 4,874 60 Sheila 6,956 0.361 4 737
11 Sandra 25,498 1.322 -1 -586 61 Vicki 6,822 0.354 0 48
12 Cynthia 25,132 1.303 6 5,247 62 Ruth 6,579 0.341 -5 -368
13 Donna 24,229 1.256 0 516 63 Katherine 6,559 0.340 -4 -329
14 Kathleen 23,724 1.230 -3 -2,045 64 Rita 6,281 0.326 2 136
15 Sharon 23,050 1.195 -1 -327 65 Helen 6,120 0.317 -2 -350
16 Carol 22,277 1.155 -4 -1,716 66 Robin 6,036 0.313 36 2,395
17 Diane 21,350 1.107 -1 289 67 Lynn 5,994 0.311 4 180
18 Brenda 20,139 1.044 -3 -1,309 68 Maria 5,983 0.310 4 290
19 Janet 17,761 0.921 0 -165 69 Phyllis 5,959 0.309 -4 -194
20 Margaret 16,205 0.840 1 -883 70 Sherry 5,938 0.308 -2 -16
21 Elizabeth 16,092 0.834 1 70 71 Joanne 5,884 0.305 7 532
22 Janice 14,611 0.757 1 -376 72 Frances 5,780 0.300 -5 -301
23 Kathy 13,394 0.694 6 1,024 73 Alice 5,744 0.298 -4 -169
24 Rebecca 12,957 0.672 6 732 74 Julie 5,665 0.294 11 1,165
25 Carolyn 12,909 0.669 -1 -1,368 75 Darlene 5,589 0.290 2 157
26 Joyce 12,791 0.663 1 -329 76 Ellen 5,536 0.287 -6 -305
27 Judy 12,727 0.660 -1 -915 77 Elaine 5,491 0.285 -4 -163
28 Cheryl 12,271 0.636 3 75 78 Suzanne 5,472 0.284 6 566
29 Shirley 12,143 0.629 -1 -387 79 Vickie 5,295 0.274 -3 -191
30 Judith 11,960 0.620 -5 -2,107 80 Anne 5,255 0.272 -1 -1
31 Denise 11,944 0.619 2 292 81 Sally 5,178 0.268 0 140
32 Christine 11,795 0.611 -12 -5,745 82 Victoria 5,162 0.268 -8 -438
33 Betty 11,367 0.589 -1 -758 83 Marsha 5,130 0.266 -8 -453
34 Beverly 11,230 0.582 1 675 84 Marcia 5,064 0.263 -4 -142
35 Catherine 10,839 0.562 -1 -213 85 Rhonda 5,031 0.261 10 1,069
36 Marilyn 10,741 0.557 2 942 86 Marie 4,954 0.257 -4 -20
37 Joan 9,773 0.507 0 -501 87 Doris 4,902 0.254 -4 -49
38 Gloria 9,673 0.501 -2 -793 88 Valerie 4,584 0.238 -1 323
39 Gail 9,583 0.497 0 -184 89 Anita 4,407 0.228 2 276
40 Paula 9,547 0.495 7 983 90 Roberta 4,300 0.223 -2 74
41 Martha 9,262 0.480 -1 -437 91 Lois 4,218 0.219 -5 -145
42 Teresa 8,930 0.463 10 1,632 92 Maureen 4,109 0.213 2 71
43 Jane 8,903 0.462 -1 -420 93 Sarah 4,081 0.212 0 42
44 Peggy 8,759 0.454 -1 -229 94 Evelyn 4,064 0.211 -4 -89
45 Bonnie 8,607 0.446 -4 -784 95 Constance 4,026 0.209 -3 -89
46 Ann 8,576 0.445 -1 -81 96 Leslie 3,905 0.202 8 330
47 Connie 8,574 0.444 -3 -177 97 Jeanne 3,852 0.200 1 24
48 Kathryn 8,323 0.431 0 -172 98 Anna 3,837 0.199 3 122
49 Dorothy 8,154 0.423 -3 -454 99 Cindy 3,823 0.198 41 1,272
50 Theresa 7,720 0.400 10 911 100 Sylvia 3,815 0.198 -1 27

 

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.