Popular Baby Names 1930’s

Popular names of the period 1930s

The most popular name for males in the 1930s was Robert where public birth records show 590,771 men were named Robert, The most popular name for females in the 1930s was Mary where public birth records show 572,976 ladies were named Mary.
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,771 Mary 572,976
2 James 547,442 Betty 300,391
3 John 487,912 Barbara 296,407
4 William 416,700 Shirley 229,365
5 Richard 330,470 Patricia 220,578
6 Charles 303,197 Dorothy 210,409
7 Donald 283,685 Joan 173,432
8 George 192,277 Margaret 157,367
9 Thomas 183,870 Nancy 142,483
10 Joseph 180,557 Helen 140,419
11 David 164,691 Carol 117,730
12 Edward 147,837 Joyce 115,506
13 Ronald 140,322 Doris 110,655
14 Paul 125,766 Ruth 109,200
15 Kenneth 125,089 Virginia 103,084
16 Frank 108,086 Marilyn 98,534
17 Raymond 99,581 Elizabeth 96,475
18 Jack 96,384 Jean 94,182
19 Harold 95,462 Frances 92,116
20 Billy 88,333 Beverly 80,840
21 Gerald 82,815 Lois 80,711
22 Walter 80,898 Alice 78,970
23 Jerry 80,685 Donna 78,843
24 Joe 71,465 Martha 77,697
25 Eugene 70,936 Dolores 77,130
26 Henry 70,416 Janet 76,029
27 Bobby 69,416 Phyllis 73,804
28 Arthur 67,720 Norma 72,875
29 Carl 66,750 Carolyn 69,524
30 Larry 65,243 Evelyn 69,362
31 Ralph 63,799 Gloria 68,587
32 Albert 62,814 Anna 66,592
33 Willie 62,467 Marie 65,799
34 Fred 56,157 Ann 64,060
35 Michael 56,007 Mildred 61,734
36 Lawrence 54,485 Rose 59,100
37 Harry 53,114 Peggy 56,270
38 Roy 51,492 Geraldine 50,041
39 Howard 51,488 Catherine 50,028
40 Norman 49,989 Judith 49,904
41 Roger 49,611 Louise 49,860
42 Daniel 47,996 Janice 49,343
43 Louis 47,747 Marjorie 49,213
44 Earl 44,606 Annie 48,942
45 Gary 43,600 Ruby 47,648
46 Clarence 42,672 Eleanor 46,377
47 Anthony 42,540 Jane 45,814
48 Francis 41,381 Sandra 45,399
49 Wayne 41,139 Irene 44,447
50 Marvin 41,078 Wanda 43,074
51 Ernest 39,339 Elaine 41,107
52 Leonard 39,210 June 40,745
53 Herbert 37,819 Joanne 40,576
54 Melvin 37,704 Rita 38,740
55 Stanley 37,129 Florence 37,940
56 Leroy 36,257 Delores 37,601
57 Don 35,974 Lillian 37,394
58 Peter 35,822 Marlene 37,355
59 Jimmy 35,394 Edna 36,972
60 Alfred 34,385 Sarah 36,511
61 Dale 32,534 Patsy 36,472
62 Bill 32,332 Lorraine 36,332
63 Samuel 32,133 Thelma 36,252
64 Bernard 30,546 Josephine 36,049
65 Ray 30,207 Juanita 35,915
66 Gene 29,308 Bonnie 35,801
67 Philip 28,845 Arlene 34,793
68 Russell 28,837 Gladys 34,762
69 Frederick 26,604 Joann 34,696
70 Franklin 26,378 Sally 34,678
71 Dennis 26,366 Charlotte 34,645
72 Douglas 26,032 Kathleen 34,552
73 Jimmie 25,811 Audrey 34,005
74 Gordon 25,462 Pauline 33,685
75 Andrew 25,029 Wilma 33,187
76 Theodore 24,956 Sylvia 33,006
77 Floyd 24,883 Theresa 32,787
78 Johnny 24,595 Jacqueline 32,112
79 Allen 24,356 Clara 31,658
80 Glenn 24,222 Ethel 31,584
81 Bruce 24,122 Loretta 31,535
82 Edwin 24,021 Grace 31,358
83 Lee 23,953 Sharon 31,087
84 Lloyd 23,795 Edith 31,046
85 Bob 23,291 Lucille 30,841
86 Clifford 23,098 Emma 30,020
87 Leon 23,007 Bernice 29,905
88 Leo 22,864 Marion 29,565
89 Clyde 22,447 Linda 29,360
90 Eddie 22,324 Jo 28,652
91 Vernon 22,196 Anne 28,620
92 Martin 21,928 Hazel 28,564
93 Alvin 21,483 Roberta 27,729
94 Jim 20,824 Carole 26,767
95 Herman 20,318 Darlene 25,955
96 Lewis 20,016 Esther 25,791
97 Harvey 19,904 Katherine 25,192
98 Tommy 19,857 Ellen 25,139
99 Vincent 19,406 Laura 25,093
100 Charlie 19,153 Julia 24,938
101 Warren 19,149 Rosemary 24,856
102 Jerome 18,968 Jeanette 24,754
103 Jesse 18,929 Marian 23,906
104 Patrick 18,390 Willie 23,870
105 Stephen 18,271 Beatrice 23,712
106 Curtis 18,008 Margie 23,339
107 Arnold 17,889 Billie 23,296
108 Gilbert 17,746 Vivian 22,931
109 Elmer 17,370 Eva 22,796
110 Lester 16,985 Kathryn 22,582
111 Duane 16,854 Elsie 22,343
112 Phillip 16,532 Judy 22,312
113 Cecil 16,482 Eileen 22,258
114 Tom 16,426 Anita 22,223
115 Alan 16,373 Diane 22,196
116 Milton 15,727 Bertha 21,232
117 Jackie 15,678 Susan 21,030
118 Victor 15,567 Maria 20,637
119 Johnnie 15,332 Maxine 20,478
120 Roland 15,000 Ida 20,233
121 Benjamin 14,612 Yvonne 20,224
122 Glen 14,481 Ella 19,964
123 Chester 14,411 Lillie 19,924
124 Calvin 14,177 Constance 19,896
125 Keith 13,866 Sue 19,504
126 Dean 13,626 Bobbie 19,480
127 Sam 13,350 Georgia 19,013
128 Wallace 13,242 Jeanne 18,756
129 Claude 12,739 Christine 18,485
130 Maurice 12,639 Sara 18,261
131 Willard 12,457 Alma 18,249
132 Manuel 12,329 Bessie 18,036
133 Jose 12,293 Agnes 18,031
134 Leslie 12,243 Vera 18,022
135 Edgar 11,859 Nellie 17,704
136 Marion 11,858 Kay 17,300
137 Max 11,756 Jessie 17,247
138 Hugh 11,699 Karen 16,696
139 Oscar 11,374 Lucy 16,413
140 Virgil 11,361 Mattie 16,297
141 Allan 11,358 Gertrude 16,137
142 Jessie 11,233 Rosa 16,047
143 Darrell 11,123 Minnie 15,871
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,854
145 Everett 10,952 Connie 15,654
146 Wesley 10,938 Geneva 14,279
147 Ted 10,526 Viola 14,259
148 Freddie 10,455 Velma 14,249
149 Jay 10,216 Marcia 14,246
150 Dick 10,163 Leona 14,173
151 Hubert 9,818 Myrtle 14,134
152 Nicholas 9,716 Violet 13,862
153 Billie 9,703 Rosalie 13,712
154 Rodney 9,695 Harriet 13,689
155 Lowell 9,659 Annette 13,531
156 Dan 9,628 Naomi 13,500
157 Neil 9,465 Charlene 13,471
158 Sidney 9,419 Pearl 13,294
159 Homer 9,411 Joy 13,185
160 Delbert 9,168 Mae 12,859
161 Tony 9,161 Suzanne 12,760
162 Morris 9,113 Claire 12,639
163 Lyle 9,056 Rebecca 12,616
164 Wilbur 9,043 Faye 12,554
165 Luther 8,858 Carrie 12,526
166 Earnest 8,722 Pat 12,462
167 Ronnie 8,709 Dora 12,385
168 Bennie 8,702 Rachel 12,268
169 Joel 8,688 Rosie 12,060
170 Ben 8,641 Emily 11,918
171 Steve 8,572 Eunice 11,601
172 Rudolph 8,199 Maureen 11,460
173 Willis 8,191 Alberta 11,346
174 Horace 8,127 Cora 11,251
175 Lonnie 8,116 Stella 11,204
176 Mike 8,029 Lula 11,079
177 Junior 8,002 Sheila 10,958
178 Carroll 7,962 Caroline 10,845
179 Karl 7,723 Glenda 10,591
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,583
181 Roosevelt 7,477 Lena 10,537
182 Otis 7,455 Lola 10,390
183 Mark 7,447 Myrna 10,235
184 Nathaniel 7,409 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,235 Rosemarie 10,130
186 Alton 7,214 Ramona 10,118
187 Marshall 7,173 Gwendolyn 10,108
188 Clayton 7,171 Jeannette 9,797
189 Alexander 7,092 Erma 9,700
190 Benny 6,863 Genevieve 9,690
191 Clifton 6,856 Cynthia 9,666
192 Archie 6,733 Nina 9,663
193 Oliver 6,709 Patty 9,625
194 Clinton 6,708 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,643 Diana 9,502
196 Juan 6,613 Jennie 9,488
197 Salvatore 6,482 Hilda 9,454
198 Nelson 6,474 Marguerite 9,328
199 Jon 6,363 Johnnie 9,064
200 Alex 6,307 Daisy 9,063
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of of March 2020. See the limitations of this data source.
Popular Baby Names 1930’s
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