Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1959 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 1959:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 3.937 85,285
2 David 3.874 83,915
3 James 3.628 78,593
4 John 3.528 76,428
5 Robert 3.439 74,502
6 Mark 2.628 56,923
7 William 2.372 51,378
8 Richard 2.178 47,174
9 Thomas 1.860 40,284
10 Steven 1.551 33,591
11 Charles 1.420 30,770
12 Timothy 1.420 30,756
13 Joseph 1.363 29,523
14 Kevin 1.235 26,762
15 Kenneth 1.229 26,624
16 Jeffrey 1.213 26,268
17 Paul 1.186 25,699
18 Daniel 1.160 25,133
19 Donald 1.102 23,875
20 Gary 1.076 23,303
21 Ronald 1.066 23,102
22 Brian 0.958 20,743
23 Gregory 0.917 19,875
24 Scott 0.912 19,760
25 Larry 0.850 18,408
26 Anthony 0.829 17,952
27 Edward 0.781 16,912
28 Stephen 0.761 16,496
29 Dennis 0.740 16,040
30 Douglas 0.705 15,282
31 Randy 0.694 15,029
32 George 0.692 14,997
33 Terry 0.672 14,547
34 Ricky 0.609 13,200
35 Christopher 0.596 12,912
36 Jerry 0.569 12,319
37 Mike 0.554 11,996
38 Bruce 0.550 11,907
39 Keith 0.543 11,757
40 Peter 0.521 11,282
41 Steve 0.511 11,069
42 Frank 0.505 10,930
43 Patrick 0.487 10,554
44 Craig 0.458 9,918
45 Raymond 0.453 9,808
46 Eric 0.449 9,725
47 Roger 0.406 8,786
48 Danny 0.403 8,723
49 Dale 0.385 8,349
50 Alan 0.376 8,152
51 Wayne 0.364 7,882
52 Jeff 0.357 7,726
53 Tony 0.349 7,560
54 Carl 0.346 7,506
55 Russell 0.345 7,473
56 Jeffery 0.345 7,469
57 Joe 0.341 7,384
58 Andrew 0.328 7,105
59 Randall 0.326 7,063
60 Tim 0.315 6,827
61 Gerald 0.306 6,629
62 Lawrence 0.305 6,606
63 Matthew 0.303 6,559
64 Billy 0.291 6,307
65 Johnny 0.291 6,303
66 Walter 0.283 6,122
67 Rodney 0.273 5,915
68 Philip 0.270 5,859
69 Jimmy 0.269 5,833
70 Jim 0.262 5,683
71 Bobby 0.262 5,668
71 Chris 0.262 5,668
73 Barry 0.259 5,604
74 Phillip 0.258 5,583
75 Curtis 0.255 5,527
76 Ronnie 0.253 5,471
77 Arthur 0.252 5,468
78 Willie 0.248 5,369
79 Glenn 0.247 5,353
80 Martin 0.247 5,347
81 Roy 0.239 5,176
82 Tom 0.234 5,064
83 Henry 0.233 5,057
84 Ralph 0.232 5,035
85 Jack 0.232 5,025
86 Samuel 0.229 4,957
87 Jay 0.228 4,940
88 Harold 0.228 4,936
89 Rick 0.228 4,930
90 Greg 0.214 4,643
91 Darrell 0.214 4,640
92 Bill 0.212 4,603
93 Albert 0.212 4,601
94 Bryan 0.208 4,499
95 Dean 0.204 4,430
96 Micheal 0.202 4,370
97 Allen 0.202 4,366
98 Todd 0.200 4,336
99 Stanley 0.200 4,333
100 Louis 0.199 4,305
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 2.621 54,473
2 Susan 2.002 41,599
3 Linda 1.944 40,410
4 Karen 1.769 36,765
5 Donna 1.754 36,460
6 Patricia 1.695 35,227
7 Debra 1.509 31,364
8 Cynthia 1.452 30,174
9 Deborah 1.422 29,555
10 Lisa 1.236 25,695
11 Barbara 1.220 25,351
12 Pamela 1.189 24,711
13 Sandra 1.124 23,355
14 Nancy 1.111 23,085
15 Kathy 1.050 21,813
16 Brenda 1.031 21,426
17 Sharon 1.024 21,292
18 Cheryl 1.007 20,938
19 Diane 0.961 19,981
20 Debbie 0.940 19,534
21 Elizabeth 0.887 18,432
22 Carol 0.872 18,122
23 Kathleen 0.848 17,625
24 Teresa 0.837 17,392
25 Cindy 0.816 16,962
26 Julie 0.780 16,214
27 Lori 0.723 15,025
28 Janet 0.720 14,962
29 Denise 0.705 14,660
30 Laura 0.699 14,526
31 Tammy 0.660 13,708
32 Robin 0.619 12,861
33 Kimberly 0.615 12,782
34 Theresa 0.560 11,642
35 Kim 0.558 11,596
36 Margaret 0.557 11,572
37 Janice 0.505 10,492
38 Rebecca 0.504 10,473
39 Cathy 0.501 10,413
40 Catherine 0.482 10,021
41 Judy 0.475 9,881
42 Carolyn 0.468 9,731
43 Christine 0.456 9,468
44 Ann 0.429 8,920
45 Rhonda 0.426 8,853
46 Terri 0.423 8,782
47 Michelle 0.422 8,769
48 Connie 0.417 8,664
49 Diana 0.415 8,633
50 Joyce 0.410 8,512
51 Paula 0.387 8,053
52 Sheila 0.384 7,986
53 Tina 0.381 7,917
54 Dawn 0.380 7,894
55 Beverly 0.375 7,790
56 Laurie 0.362 7,531
57 Peggy 0.356 7,409
58 Sherry 0.353 7,342
59 Betty 0.352 7,313
60 Valerie 0.352 7,306
61 Shirley 0.351 7,289
62 Maria 0.348 7,233
63 Lynn 0.340 7,059
64 Annette 0.333 6,918
65 Wanda 0.332 6,909
66 Jane 0.331 6,870
67 Darlene 0.330 6,867
68 Angela 0.326 6,774
69 Kathryn 0.324 6,741
70 Judith 0.316 6,570
71 Bonnie 0.311 6,457
72 Martha 0.310 6,437
73 Vicki 0.309 6,427
74 Kelly 0.307 6,379
75 Gail 0.306 6,350
76 Joan 0.305 6,337
77 Jean 0.300 6,238
78 Jennifer 0.300 6,233
79 Katherine 0.295 6,139
80 Beth 0.292 6,068
81 Gloria 0.285 5,927
82 Anne 0.276 5,741
83 Wendy 0.275 5,712
84 Leslie 0.272 5,654
85 Amy 0.269 5,583
86 Jill 0.267 5,552
87 Anita 0.263 5,476
88 Michele 0.262 5,446
89 Rose 0.262 5,441
90 Vickie 0.261 5,420
91 Ellen 0.259 5,389
92 Joanne 0.257 5,339
93 Virginia 0.253 5,260
94 Dorothy 0.252 5,236
95 Terry 0.251 5,213
96 Suzanne 0.249 5,165
97 Ruth 0.243 5,050
98 Rita 0.238 4,949
99 Anna 0.234 4,871
100 Renee 0.233 4,840