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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 64,366 3.337 1 -1,279 51 Laura 7,630 0.396 2 443
2 Linda 61,258 3.176 -1 -5,824 52 Jean 7,568 0.392 -2 56
3 Deborah 52,188 2.705 1 2,380 53 Virginia 7,545 0.391 -4 -616
4 Patricia 51,005 2.644 -1 -2,089 54 Jo 7,519 0.390 1 424
5 Susan 44,280 2.295 0 2,938 55 Diana 7,443 0.386 -4 51
6 Barbara 38,458 1.994 0 -1,419 56 Cathy 7,301 0.378 0 290
7 Debra 36,856 1.911 2 10,024 57 Wanda 7,201 0.373 -3 39
8 Nancy 30,605 1.587 -1 -1,126 58 Jacqueline 7,130 0.370 0 188
9 Karen 29,850 1.547 -1 891 59 Rose 7,008 0.363 3 455
10 Pamela 25,754 1.335 7 4,881 60 Sheila 6,955 0.361 4 734
11 Sandra 25,496 1.322 -1 -587 61 Vicki 6,821 0.354 0 47
12 Cynthia 25,131 1.303 6 5,248 62 Ruth 6,577 0.341 -5 -371
13 Donna 24,227 1.256 0 514 63 Katherine 6,559 0.340 -4 -330
14 Kathleen 23,727 1.230 -3 -2,039 64 Rita 6,279 0.326 2 132
15 Sharon 23,045 1.195 -1 -339 65 Helen 6,120 0.317 -2 -347
16 Carol 22,281 1.155 -4 -1,708 66 Robin 6,037 0.313 36 2,395
17 Diane 21,349 1.107 -1 285 67 Lynn 5,994 0.311 4 178
18 Brenda 20,134 1.044 -3 -1,310 68 Maria 5,982 0.310 4 285
19 Janet 17,759 0.921 0 -169 69 Phyllis 5,962 0.309 -4 -188
20 Margaret 16,205 0.840 1 -881 70 Sherry 5,935 0.308 -2 -19
21 Elizabeth 16,091 0.834 1 70 71 Joanne 5,883 0.305 7 530
22 Janice 14,611 0.757 1 -372 72 Frances 5,783 0.300 -5 -296
23 Kathy 13,394 0.694 6 1,023 73 Alice 5,744 0.298 -4 -165
24 Rebecca 12,959 0.672 6 735 74 Julie 5,664 0.294 11 1,165
25 Carolyn 12,910 0.669 -1 -1,368 75 Darlene 5,592 0.290 2 163
26 Joyce 12,794 0.663 1 -327 76 Ellen 5,536 0.287 -6 -305
27 Judy 12,726 0.660 -1 -915 77 Elaine 5,491 0.285 -4 -160
28 Cheryl 12,267 0.636 3 71 78 Suzanne 5,471 0.284 6 564
29 Shirley 12,139 0.629 -1 -392 79 Vickie 5,297 0.275 -3 -187
30 Judith 11,961 0.620 -5 -2,104 80 Anne 5,255 0.272 -1 -1
31 Denise 11,945 0.619 2 294 81 Sally 5,179 0.268 0 142
32 Christine 11,792 0.611 -12 -5,750 82 Victoria 5,161 0.268 -8 -441
33 Betty 11,362 0.589 -1 -769 83 Marsha 5,130 0.266 -8 -455
34 Beverly 11,231 0.582 1 679 84 Marcia 5,063 0.262 -4 -144
35 Catherine 10,841 0.562 -1 -211 85 Rhonda 5,030 0.261 10 1,071
36 Marilyn 10,738 0.557 2 939 86 Marie 4,956 0.257 -4 -19
37 Joan 9,772 0.507 0 -501 87 Doris 4,900 0.254 -4 -52
38 Gloria 9,678 0.502 -2 -786 88 Valerie 4,585 0.238 -1 322
39 Gail 9,581 0.497 0 -186 89 Anita 4,406 0.228 2 273
40 Paula 9,552 0.495 7 987 90 Roberta 4,299 0.223 -2 72
41 Martha 9,260 0.480 -1 -437 91 Lois 4,220 0.219 -5 -143
42 Teresa 8,930 0.463 10 1,637 92 Maureen 4,110 0.213 2 72
43 Jane 8,903 0.462 -1 -422 93 Sarah 4,081 0.212 0 39
44 Peggy 8,758 0.454 -1 -230 94 Evelyn 4,063 0.211 -4 -91
45 Bonnie 8,608 0.446 -4 -783 95 Constance 4,025 0.209 -3 -92
46 Ann 8,576 0.445 -1 -78 96 Leslie 3,905 0.202 8 331
47 Connie 8,574 0.444 -3 -178 97 Jeanne 3,853 0.200 1 25
48 Kathryn 8,323 0.431 0 -173 98 Anna 3,836 0.199 3 121
49 Dorothy 8,152 0.423 -3 -457 99 Cindy 3,822 0.198 41 1,272
50 Theresa 7,717 0.400 10 906 100 Charlotte 3,814 0.198 -11 -392

 

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.