Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1951 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 1951:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 4.566 87,099
2 Robert 4.520 86,235
3 John 4.268 81,415
4 Michael 3.811 72,705
5 David 3.391 64,689
6 William 3.283 62,633
7 Richard 2.853 54,433
8 Thomas 2.526 48,191
9 Charles 2.061 39,313
10 Gary 1.996 38,087
11 Larry 1.597 30,463
12 Ronald 1.519 28,974
13 Steven 1.484 28,309
14 Joseph 1.473 28,092
15 Donald 1.460 27,857
16 Kenneth 1.353 25,815
17 Dennis 1.269 24,200
18 Paul 1.195 22,790
19 Stephen 1.175 22,408
20 Mark 1.109 21,160
21 Daniel 1.105 21,071
22 George 1.058 20,178
23 Edward 1.040 19,844
24 Jerry 0.793 15,121
25 Gregory 0.737 14,067
26 Bruce 0.737 14,056
27 Douglas 0.727 13,871
28 Timothy 0.666 12,705
29 Roger 0.650 12,404
30 Terry 0.638 12,171
31 Frank 0.599 11,418
32 Raymond 0.588 11,210
33 Lawrence 0.537 10,241
34 Anthony 0.515 9,828
35 Jeffrey 0.509 9,707
36 Gerald 0.499 9,515
37 Wayne 0.488 9,310
38 Peter 0.472 9,003
39 Patrick 0.458 8,738
40 Alan 0.440 8,393
41 Danny 0.428 8,157
42 Walter 0.420 8,015
43 Carl 0.400 7,624
44 Arthur 0.387 7,387
45 Willie 0.377 7,198
46 Harold 0.375 7,157
47 Henry 0.372 7,095
48 Jack 0.366 6,978
49 Dale 0.365 6,955
50 Johnny 0.351 6,697
51 Ralph 0.341 6,501
52 Roy 0.338 6,446
53 Kevin 0.332 6,334
54 Stanley 0.324 6,179
55 Philip 0.320 6,098
56 Randy 0.316 6,034
57 Joe 0.305 5,815
58 Glenn 0.304 5,792
59 Keith 0.302 5,767
60 Albert 0.302 5,753
61 Christopher 0.299 5,697
62 Jimmy 0.297 5,672
63 Craig 0.294 5,614
64 Billy 0.294 5,605
65 Eugene 0.292 5,564
66 Randall 0.290 5,528
67 Samuel 0.287 5,471
68 Scott 0.282 5,380
69 Andrew 0.281 5,365
70 Harry 0.278 5,296
71 Barry 0.276 5,268
72 Russell 0.271 5,175
73 Allen 0.271 5,170
74 Brian 0.267 5,095
74 Howard 0.267 5,095
76 Louis 0.266 5,084
77 Frederick 0.261 4,982
78 Bobby 0.261 4,979
79 Phillip 0.257 4,898
80 Leonard 0.248 4,722
81 Martin 0.241 4,591
82 Ronnie 0.237 4,527
83 Ernest 0.229 4,369
84 Rodney 0.225 4,285
85 Francis 0.220 4,203
86 Steve 0.212 4,044
87 Fred 0.209 3,990
88 Melvin 0.200 3,823
89 Eddie 0.196 3,738
90 Norman 0.195 3,724
91 Curtis 0.195 3,711
92 Lee 0.193 3,678
93 Eric 0.191 3,650
94 Tommy 0.187 3,567
95 Earl 0.186 3,557
96 Marvin 0.186 3,547
97 Micheal 0.172 3,279
98 Clarence 0.169 3,218
99 Theodore 0.169 3,216
100 Alfred 0.168 3,196
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Linda 4.004 73,884
2 Mary 3.557 65,634
3 Patricia 3.057 56,405
4 Deborah 2.278 42,029
5 Barbara 2.198 40,557
6 Susan 2.178 40,200
7 Nancy 1.643 30,325
8 Karen 1.516 27,977
9 Sandra 1.498 27,642
10 Kathleen 1.446 26,693
11 Carol 1.342 24,761
12 Donna 1.304 24,057
13 Sharon 1.296 23,911
14 Brenda 1.175 21,690
15 Diane 1.074 19,823
16 Pamela 1.005 18,554
17 Margaret 0.957 17,669
18 Debra 0.924 17,052
19 Janet 0.918 16,936
20 Cynthia 0.882 16,280
21 Janice 0.864 15,936
22 Carolyn 0.823 15,180
23 Elizabeth 0.818 15,097
24 Christine 0.813 15,009
25 Judith 0.809 14,923
26 Judy 0.759 14,001
27 Shirley 0.753 13,898
28 Joyce 0.729 13,452
29 Betty 0.694 12,806
30 Cheryl 0.649 11,984
31 Gloria 0.593 10,942
32 Rebecca 0.592 10,926
33 Beverly 0.587 10,834
34 Catherine 0.572 10,562
35 Kathy 0.563 10,398
36 Gail 0.536 9,885
37 Bonnie 0.526 9,700
38 Martha 0.520 9,595
39 Joan 0.509 9,401
40 Peggy 0.499 9,209
41 Marilyn 0.495 9,135
42 Dorothy 0.491 9,062
43 Jane 0.484 8,926
44 Connie 0.472 8,712
45 Kathryn 0.458 8,450
46 Ann 0.456 8,408
47 Virginia 0.443 8,170
48 Denise 0.440 8,114
49 Jean 0.413 7,619
50 Diana 0.401 7,394
51 Paula 0.395 7,286
52 Wanda 0.392 7,227
53 Ruth 0.384 7,078
54 Helen 0.376 6,940
55 Katherine 0.375 6,915
56 Jacqueline 0.374 6,908
57 Phyllis 0.368 6,787
58 Vicki 0.359 6,620
59 Frances 0.356 6,573
60 Laura 0.350 6,464
61 Rita 0.347 6,410
62 Alice 0.342 6,308
63 Teresa 0.337 6,211
64 Theresa 0.335 6,191
65 Rose 0.335 6,184
66 Elaine 0.328 6,061
67 Jo 0.324 5,988
68 Ellen 0.322 5,935
69 Sherry 0.320 5,898
70 Sheila 0.319 5,891
71 Cathy 0.308 5,691
72 Lynn 0.304 5,615
73 Joanne 0.290 5,355
74 Marcia 0.287 5,296
75 Maria 0.283 5,223
76 Marsha 0.281 5,188
77 Sally 0.278 5,135
78 Marie 0.274 5,048
79 Darlene 0.272 5,025
80 Doris 0.271 5,010
81 Victoria 0.266 4,902
82 Anne 0.264 4,870
83 Suzanne 0.261 4,822
84 Charlotte 0.251 4,640
85 Lois 0.245 4,529
86 Constance 0.236 4,362
87 Vickie 0.234 4,314
88 Evelyn 0.228 4,215
89 Glenda 0.224 4,131
90 Dianne 0.219 4,035
91 Sarah 0.218 4,028
92 Roberta 0.215 3,976
93 Maureen 0.210 3,874
94 Anna 0.209 3,857
95 Eileen 0.207 3,813
96 Anita 0.205 3,779
97 Jeanne 0.204 3,765
98 Sylvia 0.204 3,763
99 Julie 0.200 3,686
100 Valerie 0.193 3,554