Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1936 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1936:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.496 58,477
2 James 5.138 54,668
3 John 4.479 47,654
4 William 3.702 39,382
5 Richard 3.147 33,479
6 Charles 2.733 29,077
7 Donald 2.691 28,630
8 Thomas 1.724 18,337
9 George 1.710 18,193
10 David 1.643 17,480
11 Joseph 1.640 17,446
12 Ronald 1.590 16,916
13 Edward 1.334 14,188
14 Kenneth 1.174 12,487
15 Paul 1.156 12,299
16 Frank 0.958 10,189
17 Raymond 0.888 9,451
18 Jerry 0.871 9,271
19 Gerald 0.847 9,013
20 Jack 0.832 8,857
21 Harold 0.810 8,623
22 Billy 0.807 8,585
23 Joe 0.754 8,020
24 Bobby 0.727 7,735
25 Larry 0.716 7,613
26 Walter 0.708 7,536
27 Carl 0.619 6,586
28 Henry 0.606 6,447
29 Eugene 0.599 6,377
30 Arthur 0.589 6,262
31 Ralph 0.567 6,028
32 Willie 0.565 6,009
33 Michael 0.545 5,803
34 Albert 0.541 5,758
35 Roger 0.536 5,703
36 Fred 0.527 5,602
37 Lawrence 0.502 5,342
38 Gary 0.488 5,194
39 Harry 0.463 4,928
40 Howard 0.458 4,874
41 Roy 0.453 4,818
42 Daniel 0.453 4,816
43 Norman 0.437 4,645
44 Louis 0.415 4,419
45 Wayne 0.414 4,404
46 Jimmy 0.395 4,206
47 Earl 0.386 4,106
48 Anthony 0.374 3,977
49 Marvin 0.371 3,942
50 Francis 0.364 3,874
51 Don 0.360 3,829
52 Clarence 0.354 3,768
53 Melvin 0.350 3,726
54 Leonard 0.349 3,715
55 Peter 0.349 3,714
56 Ernest 0.349 3,713
57 Leroy 0.342 3,643
58 Stanley 0.328 3,491
59 Dale 0.319 3,392
60 Alfred 0.306 3,254
61 Bill 0.298 3,167
62 Herbert 0.292 3,112
63 Philip 0.285 3,032
64 Ray 0.276 2,939
65 Franklin 0.276 2,938
66 Gene 0.273 2,904
67 Samuel 0.271 2,887
68 Bernard 0.268 2,854
69 Russell 0.266 2,833
70 Frederick 0.265 2,816
71 Jimmie 0.257 2,734
72 Johnny 0.257 2,731
73 Bruce 0.247 2,629
74 Dennis 0.247 2,627
75 Gordon 0.241 2,566
76 Lee 0.227 2,418
77 Bob 0.226 2,408
78 Douglas 0.223 2,375
79 Eddie 0.221 2,347
80 Glenn 0.219 2,326
81 Allen 0.217 2,312
82 Leon 0.214 2,281
83 Andrew 0.214 2,277
84 Edwin 0.213 2,270
85 Jim 0.213 2,265
86 Floyd 0.210 2,230
87 Theodore 0.208 2,215
88 Lloyd 0.203 2,158
89 Clyde 0.202 2,152
90 Clifford 0.201 2,134
91 Tommy 0.198 2,109
92 Martin 0.198 2,104
93 Vernon 0.191 2,027
94 Leo 0.189 2,016
95 Warren 0.186 1,975
96 Harvey 0.185 1,972
97 Alvin 0.185 1,966
97 Jerome 0.185 1,966
99 Stephen 0.175 1,858
100 Patrick 0.175 1,857
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.046 54,361
2 Shirley 3.263 35,151
3 Barbara 2.940 31,676
4 Betty 2.400 25,861
5 Patricia 2.219 23,909
6 Dorothy 1.640 17,667
7 Joan 1.584 17,068
8 Nancy 1.555 16,754
9 Margaret 1.354 14,591
10 Carol 1.348 14,520
11 Helen 1.135 12,231
12 Joyce 1.112 11,985
13 Marilyn 1.027 11,064
14 Virginia 0.896 9,650
15 Doris 0.856 9,217
16 Ruth 0.855 9,212
17 Beverly 0.826 8,899
18 Elizabeth 0.823 8,863
19 Frances 0.815 8,781
20 Jean 0.792 8,537
21 Janet 0.750 8,081
22 Donna 0.736 7,930
23 Carolyn 0.734 7,906
24 Martha 0.685 7,385
25 Phyllis 0.684 7,369
26 Lois 0.671 7,228
27 Alice 0.668 7,199
28 Ann 0.618 6,663
29 Norma 0.616 6,634
30 Dolores 0.596 6,418
31 Janice 0.571 6,148
32 Gloria 0.570 6,138
33 Marie 0.569 6,134
34 Evelyn 0.567 6,107
35 Peggy 0.563 6,067
36 Anna 0.531 5,725
37 Rose 0.529 5,698
38 Sandra 0.513 5,523
39 Marlene 0.495 5,331
40 Mildred 0.469 5,053
41 Geraldine 0.451 4,861
42 Jane 0.438 4,719
43 Judith 0.425 4,579
44 Catherine 0.421 4,534
45 Annie 0.420 4,530
46 Louise 0.403 4,345
47 Eleanor 0.403 4,340
48 Joanne 0.400 4,305
49 Marjorie 0.397 4,281
50 Elaine 0.395 4,258
51 Ruby 0.392 4,224
52 Patsy 0.390 4,197
53 Sylvia 0.386 4,155
54 Arlene 0.362 3,898
55 Joann 0.360 3,883
56 Wanda 0.360 3,879
57 Irene 0.354 3,817
58 Delores 0.349 3,756
59 Sally 0.337 3,634
60 Sharon 0.331 3,571
61 Charlotte 0.330 3,555
62 June 0.327 3,518
63 Sarah 0.326 3,515
64 Roberta 0.322 3,467
65 Bonnie 0.313 3,371
66 Jacqueline 0.312 3,362
67 Kathleen 0.311 3,352
68 Audrey 0.310 3,344
69 Rita 0.309 3,332
70 Loretta 0.308 3,322
71 Edna 0.307 3,304
72 Jo 0.305 3,291
73 Carole 0.297 3,199
74 Thelma 0.297 3,197
75 Juanita 0.295 3,179
76 Lorraine 0.294 3,170
77 Josephine 0.292 3,144
78 Wilma 0.290 3,122
79 Lillian 0.289 3,116
80 Florence 0.286 3,086
81 Yvonne 0.282 3,037
82 Pauline 0.277 2,979
83 Darlene 0.275 2,962
84 Gladys 0.273 2,943
85 Emma 0.263 2,831
86 Grace 0.259 2,789
87 Edith 0.256 2,758
88 Anne 0.256 2,756
89 Theresa 0.256 2,755
90 Ethel 0.253 2,730
91 Clara 0.249 2,684
92 Lucille 0.244 2,633
93 Marion 0.240 2,582
94 Jeanette 0.237 2,552
95 Bernice 0.236 2,544
96 Hazel 0.233 2,510
97 Linda 0.226 2,439
98 Kay 0.224 2,409
99 Ellen 0.223 2,398
100 Katherine 0.219 2,357