Popular Baby Names 1950’s

Popular names of the period 1950s

The most popular name for males in the 1950s was James where public birth records show 843,606 men were named James, The most popular name for females in the 1950s was Mary where public birth records show 625,587 ladies were named Mary.
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 James 843,606 Mary 625,587
2 Michael 837,265 Linda 564,331
3 Robert 830,245 Patricia 459,646
4 John 797,789 Susan 437,749
5 David 769,743 Deborah 430,532
6 William 591,118 Barbara 345,709
7 Richard 535,326 Debra 341,329
8 Thomas 454,284 Karen 332,500
9 Mark 382,484 Nancy 286,794
10 Charles 361,099 Donna 270,326
11 Steven 333,578 Cynthia 263,409
12 Gary 329,866 Sandra 251,583
13 Joseph 299,943 Pamela 237,383
14 Donald 273,508 Sharon 232,794
15 Ronald 271,110 Kathleen 224,326
16 Kenneth 262,760 Carol 222,638
17 Paul 253,136 Diane 210,622
18 Larry 245,645 Brenda 209,236
19 Daniel 243,657 Cheryl 171,377
20 Stephen 207,217 Janet 167,510
21 Dennis 204,219 Elizabeth 165,650
22 Timothy 198,253 Kathy 157,927
23 Edward 188,296 Margaret 149,580
24 Jeffrey 184,600 Janice 133,607
25 George 180,995 Carolyn 124,063
26 Gregory 178,402 Denise 123,771
27 Kevin 158,972 Judy 118,050
28 Douglas 148,165 Rebecca 115,687
29 Terry 140,689 Joyce 114,967
30 Anthony 136,617 Teresa 114,274
31 Jerry 136,555 Christine 113,336
32 Bruce 136,423 Catherine 108,830
33 Randy 120,520 Shirley 108,807
34 Brian 112,311 Judith 108,749
35 Frank 112,310 Betty 103,202
36 Scott 111,786 Beverly 97,782
37 Roger 110,130 Lisa 95,815
38 Raymond 108,912 Laura 95,518
39 Peter 102,714 Theresa 89,600
40 Patrick 96,833 Connie 88,805
41 Keith 91,208 Ann 87,038
42 Lawrence 91,088 Gloria 86,704
43 Wayne 88,090 Julie 86,693
44 Danny 86,631 Gail 85,617
45 Alan 83,958 Joan 85,167
46 Gerald 82,602 Paula 84,869
47 Ricky 79,143 Peggy 84,284
48 Carl 78,733 Cindy 83,975
49 Christopher 78,243 Martha 83,180
50 Dale 75,547 Bonnie 83,010
51 Walter 72,184 Jane 82,919
52 Craig 69,472 Cathy 82,716
53 Willie 66,441 Robin 82,421
54 Johnny 65,762 Debbie 82,097
55 Arthur 65,708 Diana 80,226
56 Steve 64,231 Marilyn 80,156
57 Joe 62,622 Kathryn 77,804
58 Randall 62,424 Dorothy 74,476
59 Russell 62,388 Wanda 72,447
60 Jack 62,382 Jean 72,263
61 Henry 62,220 Vicki 71,978
62 Harold 62,168 Sheila 70,168
63 Roy 61,831 Virginia 69,781
64 Andrew 60,947 Sherry 68,327
65 Philip 60,835 Katherine 66,849
66 Ralph 60,423 Rose 66,702
67 Billy 59,267 Lynn 66,049
68 Glenn 58,703 Jo 63,955
69 Stanley 57,142 Ruth 62,528
70 Jimmy 54,881 Maria 62,447
71 Rodney 54,804 Darlene 61,877
72 Barry 54,795 Jacqueline 60,460
73 Samuel 53,759 Rita 60,261
74 Eric 53,293 Rhonda 59,811
75 Bobby 53,272 Phyllis 57,772
76 Albert 52,826 Helen 57,568
77 Phillip 52,444 Vickie 56,855
78 Ronnie 51,291 Kim 56,078
79 Martin 50,979 Lori 56,070
80 Mike 48,351 Ellen 55,382
81 Eugene 48,272 Elaine 54,233
82 Louis 47,921 Joanne 53,558
83 Howard 47,847 Anne 52,390
84 Allen 47,307 Valerie 52,232
85 Curtis 46,307 Alice 52,066
86 Jeffery 45,862 Frances 51,197
87 Frederick 44,268 Suzanne 50,326
88 Leonard 43,553 Marie 49,259
89 Harry 43,329 Victoria 49,123
90 Micheal 40,924 Kimberly 48,951
91 Tony 40,782 Anita 47,589
92 Ernest 39,666 Laurie 46,956
93 Eddie 38,586 Michelle 46,780
94 Fred 37,450 Sally 46,704
95 Darrell 37,255 Terri 46,434
96 Jay 36,957 Marcia 43,732
97 Melvin 36,167 Terry 43,195
98 Lee 35,817 Jennifer 43,068
99 Matthew 35,794 Leslie 43,044
100 Vincent 35,336 Doris 42,897
101 Tommy 34,959 Maureen 42,812
102 Francis 34,761 Wendy 42,671
103 Marvin 34,700 Michele 41,970
104 Dean 34,570 Anna 41,699
105 Rick 34,381 Marsha 41,554
106 Victor 33,876 Angela 40,353
107 Norman 33,740 Sarah 39,964
108 Earl 32,647 Sylvia 39,535
109 Jose 31,422 Jill 39,059
110 Calvin 30,548 Dawn 38,899
111 Ray 29,913 Sue 38,853
112 Clifford 29,854 Evelyn 38,405
113 Alfred 29,747 Roberta 37,914
114 Jerome 29,700 Jeanne 37,665
115 Bradley 29,487 Charlotte 36,997
116 Clarence 29,476 Eileen 36,561
117 Don 29,454 Lois 36,200
118 Theodore 29,039 Colleen 35,911
119 Jon 28,938 Stephanie 35,557
120 Rickey 27,947 Annette 35,342
121 Joel 27,857 Glenda 35,224
122 Jesse 26,645 Yvonne 35,039
123 Jim 26,215 Dianne 34,487
124 Edwin 26,200 Tina 33,989
125 Dan 26,017 Beth 33,984
126 Chris 25,892 Lorraine 33,585
127 Bernard 25,881 Constance 33,527
128 Jonathan 25,803 Renee 32,949
129 Gordon 25,727 Charlene 32,716
130 Glen 25,390 Joann 32,665
131 Jeff 24,927 Julia 32,451
132 Warren 24,599 Gwendolyn 31,942
133 Leroy 24,582 Norma 30,800
134 Herbert 24,289 Regina 30,794
135 Duane 24,135 Amy 30,582
136 Bill 23,879 Loretta 30,387
137 Benjamin 23,831 Sheryl 30,381
138 Tom 23,755 Carla 29,429
139 Alvin 23,082 Andrea 29,373
140 Nicholas 22,611 Tammy 29,176
141 Tim 22,221 Irene 26,973
142 Mitchell 21,958 Jan 26,164
143 Marc 21,933 Louise 25,849
144 Leslie 21,381 Juanita 25,650
145 Leon 21,343 Marlene 25,249
146 Kim 21,205 Penny 25,122
147 Dwight 20,845 Rosemary 25,008
148 Bryan 20,624 Becky 24,836
149 Lloyd 20,620 Kay 24,643
150 Vernon 20,134 Joy 24,515
151 Gene 19,691 Geraldine 24,221
152 Reginald 19,336 Jeanette 23,984
153 Lonnie 19,196 Gayle 23,730
154 Guy 19,148 Annie 23,677
155 Gilbert 18,845 Vivian 23,552
156 Garry 18,784 Claudia 23,146
157 Juan 18,767 Lynda 22,690
158 Karl 18,729 Melissa 22,291
159 Kent 18,688 Audrey 22,219
160 Kurt 18,638 Lynne 22,193
161 Todd 18,563 Patsy 21,732
162 Jackie 18,437 Melinda 21,506
163 Greg 18,242 Vicky 21,332
164 Lewis 18,130 Toni 21,306
165 Wesley 18,074 June 21,102
166 Clyde 17,903 Belinda 20,939
167 Floyd 17,857 Marjorie 20,938
168 Neil 17,710 Arlene 20,654
169 Allan 17,690 Patti 20,603
170 Donnie 17,164 Ruby 20,550
171 Perry 17,077 Sara 20,490
172 Franklin 17,009 Yolanda 19,944
173 Lester 16,563 Rosa 19,876
174 Brad 16,476 Melanie 19,848
175 Manuel 16,370 Christina 19,844
176 Kirk 16,219 Delores 19,362
177 Carlos 15,819 Jackie 19,303
178 Leo 15,528 Vanessa 19,167
179 Jimmie 15,527 Carmen 18,950
180 Randolph 15,496 Monica 18,717
181 Charlie 15,281 Janis 18,673
182 Robin 15,221 Holly 18,635
183 Dana 15,155 Marianne 18,477
184 Darryl 15,088 Dolores 18,307
185 Dave 14,851 Shelley 18,225
186 Ted 14,717 Veronica 17,620
187 Milton 14,573 Mildred 17,572
188 Daryl 14,502 Eva 17,109
189 Kerry 14,413 Dana 17,104
190 Freddie 14,405 Rachel 16,775
191 Brent 14,331 Shelia 16,753
192 Harvey 14,251 Roxanne 16,606
193 Gerard 14,215 Carole 16,533
194 Stuart 14,073 Lillian 16,508
195 Johnnie 14,042 Josephine 16,408
196 Herman 13,833 Carrie 16,181
197 Lynn 13,767 Patty 16,109
198 Rex 13,496 Sherri 16,103
199 Arnold 13,193 Doreen 16,086
200 Kelly 13,128 Grace 15,924
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 1950’s
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