Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1950 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 1950:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 4.738 86,227
2 Robert 4.591 83,552
3 John 4.366 79,444
4 Michael 3.581 65,174
5 William 3.338 60,736
6 David 3.337 60,725
7 Richard 2.803 51,007
8 Thomas 2.507 45,627
9 Charles 2.149 39,114
10 Gary 1.855 33,753
11 Larry 1.730 31,479
12 Ronald 1.645 29,938
13 Joseph 1.486 27,041
14 Donald 1.483 26,990
15 Kenneth 1.310 23,835
16 Steven 1.278 23,263
17 Dennis 1.256 22,853
18 Paul 1.195 21,753
19 Stephen 1.128 20,518
20 George 1.109 20,177
21 Daniel 1.055 19,201
22 Edward 1.029 18,727
23 Mark 0.913 16,617
24 Jerry 0.840 15,280
25 Gregory 0.732 13,313
26 Bruce 0.696 12,666
27 Roger 0.689 12,546
28 Douglas 0.674 12,258
29 Frank 0.639 11,634
30 Terry 0.629 11,438
31 Raymond 0.614 11,176
32 Timothy 0.577 10,494
33 Lawrence 0.560 10,193
34 Gerald 0.535 9,729
35 Wayne 0.509 9,271
36 Anthony 0.474 8,628
37 Peter 0.460 8,365
38 Patrick 0.450 8,184
39 Danny 0.448 8,157
40 Walter 0.428 7,788
41 Alan 0.425 7,737
42 Willie 0.425 7,725
43 Jeffrey 0.420 7,650
44 Carl 0.401 7,293
45 Harold 0.397 7,222
46 Arthur 0.393 7,153
47 Henry 0.383 6,978
48 Jack 0.376 6,846
49 Dale 0.373 6,779
50 Johnny 0.362 6,588
51 Roy 0.355 6,465
52 Ralph 0.352 6,413
53 Philip 0.333 6,067
54 Joe 0.332 6,044
55 Jimmy 0.317 5,765
56 Albert 0.316 5,756
57 Billy 0.312 5,675
58 Eugene 0.301 5,483
59 Glenn 0.300 5,464
60 Stanley 0.300 5,454
61 Harry 0.295 5,370
62 Samuel 0.288 5,235
63 Howard 0.284 5,170
64 Phillip 0.278 5,056
65 Bobby 0.276 5,023
66 Louis 0.272 4,950
67 Andrew 0.271 4,939
68 Russell 0.271 4,937
69 Craig 0.269 4,889
70 Randall 0.266 4,846
71 Allen 0.266 4,839
72 Christopher 0.266 4,832
73 Kevin 0.262 4,765
74 Barry 0.258 4,697
75 Frederick 0.256 4,661
76 Ronnie 0.253 4,608
77 Leonard 0.252 4,587
78 Keith 0.251 4,572
79 Brian 0.245 4,457
80 Randy 0.239 4,356
81 Ernest 0.237 4,312
82 Scott 0.234 4,262
83 Fred 0.231 4,201
83 Steve 0.231 4,201
85 Martin 0.230 4,185
86 Francis 0.224 4,080
87 Melvin 0.214 3,887
88 Rodney 0.212 3,853
89 Eddie 0.207 3,768
90 Norman 0.200 3,640
91 Lee 0.198 3,609
92 Earl 0.197 3,587
93 Marvin 0.192 3,498
94 Tommy 0.189 3,438
95 Clarence 0.184 3,345
96 Alfred 0.177 3,227
97 Curtis 0.176 3,206
98 Eric 0.170 3,100
99 Theodore 0.163 2,961
100 Clifford 0.162 2,945
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Linda 4.573 80,437
2 Mary 3.722 65,461
3 Patricia 2.726 47,942
4 Barbara 2.363 41,560
5 Susan 2.162 38,024
6 Nancy 1.684 29,624
7 Deborah 1.653 29,075
8 Sandra 1.643 28,897
9 Carol 1.487 26,162
10 Kathleen 1.461 25,700
11 Sharon 1.399 24,615
12 Karen 1.372 24,141
13 Donna 1.230 21,634
14 Brenda 1.183 20,801
15 Margaret 1.030 18,111
16 Diane 1.002 17,627
17 Pamela 0.921 16,206
18 Janet 0.921 16,195
19 Shirley 0.903 15,887
20 Carolyn 0.887 15,597
21 Judith 0.873 15,355
22 Janice 0.854 15,019
23 Cynthia 0.822 14,451
24 Elizabeth 0.815 14,336
25 Judy 0.808 14,209
26 Betty 0.774 13,621
27 Joyce 0.763 13,427
28 Christine 0.720 12,672
29 Cheryl 0.672 11,822
30 Gloria 0.627 11,031
31 Beverly 0.598 10,510
32 Martha 0.559 9,831
33 Bonnie 0.554 9,749
34 Catherine 0.549 9,657
35 Dorothy 0.543 9,558
36 Rebecca 0.536 9,423
37 Marilyn 0.528 9,284
38 Kathy 0.517 9,093
39 Jane 0.510 8,967
40 Joan 0.504 8,866
41 Peggy 0.485 8,525
42 Gail 0.474 8,345
43 Virginia 0.473 8,315
44 Connie 0.464 8,154
45 Ann 0.451 7,927
46 Kathryn 0.447 7,859
47 Diana 0.423 7,439
48 Jean 0.423 7,433
49 Ruth 0.405 7,125
50 Helen 0.402 7,063
51 Frances 0.397 6,976
52 Wanda 0.394 6,931
53 Phyllis 0.381 6,698
54 Paula 0.377 6,634
55 Jacqueline 0.367 6,457
56 Rita 0.365 6,426
57 Alice 0.362 6,363
58 Katherine 0.353 6,211
59 Debra 0.352 6,186
60 Elaine 0.343 6,037
61 Vicki 0.331 5,829
62 Sherry 0.330 5,804
63 Laura 0.326 5,727
64 Jo 0.323 5,676
65 Theresa 0.320 5,629
66 Ellen 0.316 5,565
67 Joanne 0.312 5,495
68 Marsha 0.307 5,400
69 Rose 0.305 5,370
70 Sheila 0.303 5,323
71 Suzanne 0.299 5,268
72 Marie 0.297 5,229
73 Maria 0.289 5,077
74 Doris 0.287 5,052
75 Cathy 0.286 5,029
76 Lynn 0.286 5,023
77 Marcia 0.281 4,951
78 Sally 0.277 4,871
79 Darlene 0.275 4,832
80 Charlotte 0.269 4,739
81 Teresa 0.269 4,725
82 Denise 0.257 4,525
83 Lois 0.256 4,505
84 Anne 0.253 4,459
85 Constance 0.253 4,442
86 Evelyn 0.243 4,280
87 Glenda 0.240 4,214
88 Sarah 0.236 4,152
89 Maureen 0.231 4,071
90 Dianne 0.223 3,923
91 Eileen 0.221 3,884
92 Irene 0.217 3,820
93 Anna 0.217 3,818
94 Victoria 0.215 3,783
95 Jeanne 0.212 3,737
96 Roberta 0.207 3,633
97 Sylvia 0.205 3,614
98 Joann 0.205 3,599
99 Anita 0.203 3,570
100 Sue 0.199 3,502