Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 Charles 1.642 35,203
12 Joseph 1.525 32,708
13 Gary 1.483 31,793
14 Donald 1.315 28,192
15 Ronald 1.293 27,729
16 Kenneth 1.278 27,410
17 Paul 1.253 26,860
18 Daniel 1.242 26,637
19 Timothy 1.085 23,271
20 Jeffrey 1.085 23,270
21 Larry 1.040 22,295
22 Kevin 1.015 21,763
23 Stephen 0.989 21,208
24 Gregory 0.983 21,080
25 Edward 0.905 19,417
26 Dennis 0.856 18,351
27 George 0.803 17,230
28 Randy 0.771 16,537
29 Douglas 0.763 16,359
30 Anthony 0.725 15,552
31 Terry 0.701 15,040
32 Brian 0.683 14,652
33 Bruce 0.683 14,651
34 Scott 0.617 13,226
35 Jerry 0.588 12,608
36 Keith 0.535 11,476
37 Peter 0.528 11,322
38 Frank 0.519 11,130
39 Raymond 0.517 11,078
40 Patrick 0.482 10,333
41 Roger 0.473 10,144
42 Lawrence 0.414 8,880
43 Ricky 0.409 8,775
44 Wayne 0.407 8,728
45 Alan 0.407 8,721
46 Danny 0.399 8,553
47 Christopher 0.391 8,377
48 Carl 0.387 8,304
49 Gerald 0.372 7,979
50 Dale 0.359 7,705
51 Craig 0.346 7,428
52 Russell 0.345 7,408
53 Walter 0.327 7,017
54 Randall 0.322 6,897
55 Johnny 0.309 6,631
56 Andrew 0.307 6,592
57 Jeffery 0.306 6,559
58 Willie 0.303 6,489
59 Steve 0.302 6,481
60 Arthur 0.293 6,274
61 Glenn 0.289 6,202
62 Roy 0.286 6,133
63 Joe 0.285 6,118
64 Philip 0.285 6,110
65 Rodney 0.282 6,058
66 Jack 0.282 6,055
67 Ralph 0.281 6,029
68 Billy 0.280 6,009
69 Barry 0.279 5,980
70 Stanley 0.278 5,972
71 Henry 0.278 5,951
72 Harold 0.277 5,947
73 Martin 0.265 5,675
74 Samuel 0.260 5,572
75 Ronnie 0.257 5,509
76 Phillip 0.252 5,414
77 Bobby 0.250 5,358
78 Jimmy 0.249 5,339
79 Eric 0.244 5,242
80 Albert 0.240 5,156
81 Curtis 0.240 5,154
82 Louis 0.228 4,895
83 Micheal 0.221 4,733
84 Howard 0.219 4,688
85 Tony 0.218 4,669
86 Eugene 0.215 4,612
87 Allen 0.214 4,596
88 Darrell 0.208 4,456
89 Leonard 0.204 4,377
90 Matthew 0.203 4,363
91 Frederick 0.201 4,303
92 Jay 0.192 4,119
93 Eddie 0.186 3,990
94 Ernest 0.184 3,950
95 Harry 0.183 3,922
96 Mike 0.182 3,910
97 Victor 0.182 3,894
98 Vincent 0.175 3,759
99 Dean 0.173 3,719
100 Rick 0.170 3,649
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
11 Nancy 1.398 28,780
12 Pamela 1.307 26,913
13 Sharon 1.305 26,871
14 Sandra 1.179 24,285
15 Diane 1.093 22,516
16 Carol 1.039 21,403
17 Kathleen 1.038 21,371
18 Cheryl 1.033 21,273
19 Brenda 0.939 19,335
20 Kathy 0.834 17,169
21 Janet 0.814 16,768
22 Elizabeth 0.794 16,346
23 Denise 0.705 14,508
24 Teresa 0.702 14,466
25 Margaret 0.676 13,914
26 Janice 0.632 13,021
27 Rebecca 0.591 12,171
28 Catherine 0.586 12,069
29 Robin 0.564 11,619
30 Joyce 0.539 11,093
31 Lisa 0.535 11,019
32 Theresa 0.527 10,843
33 Carolyn 0.517 10,639
34 Laura 0.513 10,569
35 Judy 0.495 10,193
36 Cathy 0.492 10,141
37 Cindy 0.485 9,987
38 Kim 0.481 9,895
39 Debbie 0.479 9,866
40 Beverly 0.459 9,451
41 Shirley 0.458 9,432
42 Christine 0.455 9,380
43 Connie 0.454 9,358
44 Betty 0.447 9,214
45 Judith 0.442 9,108
46 Ann 0.436 8,981
47 Paula 0.434 8,928
48 Julie 0.416 8,576
49 Gail 0.410 8,443
50 Jane 0.401 8,248
51 Bonnie 0.395 8,129
52 Joan 0.392 8,079
53 Gloria 0.385 7,926
54 Sherry 0.383 7,895
55 Sheila 0.382 7,865
56 Diana 0.381 7,851
57 Vicki 0.377 7,762
58 Lynn 0.376 7,738
59 Martha 0.375 7,715
60 Kathryn 0.368 7,587
61 Wanda 0.367 7,556
62 Rhonda 0.365 7,524
63 Peggy 0.363 7,485
64 Rose 0.356 7,333
65 Jean 0.349 7,178
66 Lori 0.347 7,140
67 Katherine 0.344 7,080
68 Vickie 0.338 6,957
69 Jo 0.338 6,951
70 Marilyn 0.337 6,931
71 Darlene 0.336 6,920
72 Dorothy 0.333 6,864
73 Kimberly 0.327 6,732
74 Maria 0.327 6,730
75 Virginia 0.310 6,379
76 Laurie 0.301 6,200
77 Jacqueline 0.295 6,071
78 Ruth 0.295 6,066
79 Rita 0.294 6,056
80 Valerie 0.287 5,915
81 Terri 0.279 5,745
82 Phyllis 0.274 5,652
83 Anita 0.267 5,497
84 Ellen 0.264 5,437
85 Victoria 0.262 5,388
86 Anne 0.260 5,355
87 Tina 0.259 5,328
87 Michelle 0.259 5,328
89 Elaine 0.258 5,311
90 Helen 0.256 5,278
91 Terry 0.256 5,268
92 Dawn 0.249 5,127
93 Angela 0.244 5,029
94 Suzanne 0.244 5,023
95 Wendy 0.236 4,863
96 Marie 0.233 4,790
97 Jennifer 0.229 4,711
98 Alice 0.227 4,679
99 Joanne 0.227 4,667
100 Michele 0.224 4,614