Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1956 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 1956:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 4.225 90,611
2 James 3.957 84,859
3 Robert 3.912 83,888
4 David 3.805 81,593
5 John 3.766 80,750
6 William 2.749 58,957
7 Richard 2.465 52,867
8 Mark 2.275 48,796
9 Thomas 2.089 44,803
10 Steven 1.790 38,379
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 2.999 61,750
2 Debra 2.346 48,306
3 Linda 2.334 48,073
4 Deborah 2.323 47,833
5 Susan 2.261 46,560
6 Patricia 2.104 43,333
7 Karen 1.945 40,050
8 Cynthia 1.571 32,349
9 Barbara 1.568 32,291
10 Donna 1.449 29,847