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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1930 - 1939. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 10,849,211 male births and 11,044,524 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,599 Mary 572,868
2 James 547,275 Betty 300,335
3 John 487,777 Barbara 296,371
4 William 416,559 Shirley 229,342
5 Richard 330,377 Patricia 220,554
6 Charles 303,077 Dorothy 210,366
7 Donald 283,591 Joan 173,412
8 George 192,209 Margaret 157,335
9 Thomas 183,815 Nancy 142,464
10 Joseph 180,496 Helen 140,386
11 David 164,658 Carol 117,721
12 Edward 147,792 Joyce 115,490
13 Ronald 140,282 Doris 110,618
14 Paul 125,719 Ruth 109,176
15 Kenneth 125,058 Virginia 103,062
16 Frank 108,048 Marilyn 98,520
17 Raymond 99,559 Elizabeth 96,463
18 Jack 96,354 Jean 94,171
19 Harold 95,420 Frances 92,098
20 Billy 88,296 Beverly 80,836
21 Gerald 82,790 Lois 80,704
22 Walter 80,859 Alice 78,961
23 Jerry 80,669 Donna 78,835
24 Joe 71,455 Martha 77,686
25 Eugene 70,903 Dolores 77,113
26 Henry 70,401 Janet 76,020
27 Bobby 69,391 Phyllis 73,788
28 Arthur 67,693 Norma 72,858
29 Carl 66,738 Carolyn 69,515
30 Larry 65,224 Evelyn 69,343
31 Ralph 63,784 Gloria 68,566
32 Albert 62,798 Anna 66,585
33 Willie 62,457 Marie 65,790
34 Fred 56,140 Ann 64,044
35 Michael 55,995 Mildred 61,722
36 Lawrence 54,467 Rose 59,086
37 Harry 53,095 Peggy 56,264
38 Howard 51,469 Geraldine 50,030
39 Roy 51,461 Catherine 50,019
40 Norman 49,966 Judith 49,898
41 Roger 49,608 Louise 49,851
42 Daniel 47,987 Janice 49,340
43 Louis 47,735 Marjorie 49,210
44 Earl 44,585 Annie 48,942
45 Gary 43,595 Ruby 47,634
46 Clarence 42,652 Eleanor 46,367
47 Anthony 42,524 Jane 45,811
48 Francis 41,370 Sandra 45,389
49 Wayne 41,131 Irene 44,443
50 Marvin 41,069 Wanda 43,066
51 Ernest 39,320 Elaine 41,106
52 Leonard 39,198 June 40,738
53 Herbert 37,805 Joanne 40,576
54 Melvin 37,698 Rita 38,733
55 Stanley 37,118 Florence 37,927
56 Leroy 36,251 Delores 37,591
57 Don 35,967 Lillian 37,391
58 Peter 35,819 Marlene 37,349
59 Jimmy 35,389 Edna 36,963
60 Alfred 34,370 Sarah 36,502
61 Dale 32,522 Patsy 36,466
62 Bill 32,328 Lorraine 36,326
63 Samuel 32,122 Thelma 36,242
64 Bernard 30,538 Josephine 36,046
65 Ray 30,190 Juanita 35,909
66 Gene 29,300 Bonnie 35,795
67 Philip 28,836 Arlene 34,781
68 Russell 28,828 Gladys 34,755
69 Frederick 26,600 Joann 34,691
70 Franklin 26,375 Sally 34,674
71 Dennis 26,358 Charlotte 34,638
72 Douglas 26,022 Kathleen 34,546
73 Jimmie 25,808 Audrey 33,999
74 Gordon 25,456 Pauline 33,677
75 Andrew 25,025 Wilma 33,183
76 Theodore 24,945 Sylvia 33,000
77 Floyd 24,875 Theresa 32,780
78 Johnny 24,589 Jacqueline 32,108
79 Allen 24,341 Clara 31,653
80 Glenn 24,216 Ethel 31,582
81 Bruce 24,119 Loretta 31,528
82 Edwin 24,018 Grace 31,351
83 Lee 23,949 Sharon 31,087
84 Lloyd 23,785 Edith 31,043
85 Bob 23,286 Lucille 30,839
86 Clifford 23,090 Emma 30,012
87 Leon 23,000 Bernice 29,895
88 Leo 22,851 Marion 29,564
89 Clyde 22,442 Linda 29,362
90 Eddie 22,316 Jo 28,650
91 Vernon 22,187 Anne 28,614
92 Martin 21,918 Hazel 28,555
93 Alvin 21,478 Roberta 27,728
94 Jim 20,820 Carole 26,767
95 Herman 20,307 Darlene 25,953
96 Lewis 20,009 Esther 25,785
97 Harvey 19,897 Katherine 25,184
98 Tommy 19,852 Ellen 25,137
99 Vincent 19,399 Laura 25,087
100 Charlie 19,147 Julia 24,932
101 Warren 19,145 Rosemary 24,855
102 Jerome 18,958 Jeanette 24,752
103 Jesse 18,924 Marian 23,900
104 Patrick 18,386 Willie 23,859
105 Stephen 18,267 Beatrice 23,709
106 Curtis 18,003 Margie 23,334
107 Arnold 17,880 Billie 23,290
108 Gilbert 17,737 Vivian 22,929
109 Elmer 17,363 Eva 22,792
110 Lester 16,978 Kathryn 22,576
111 Duane 16,843 Elsie 22,344
112 Phillip 16,527 Judy 22,313
113 Cecil 16,472 Eileen 22,257
114 Tom 16,423 Anita 22,221
115 Alan 16,370 Diane 22,196
116 Milton 15,715 Bertha 21,228
117 Jackie 15,673 Susan 21,034
118 Victor 15,559 Maria 20,632
119 Johnnie 15,333 Maxine 20,473
120 Roland 14,995 Ida 20,232
121 Benjamin 14,607 Yvonne 20,224
122 Glen 14,480 Ella 19,959
123 Chester 14,404 Lillie 19,922
124 Calvin 14,170 Constance 19,890
125 Keith 13,866 Sue 19,499
126 Dean 13,622 Bobbie 19,477
127 Sam 13,346 Georgia 19,001
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,755
129 Claude 12,735 Christine 18,478
130 Maurice 12,638 Sara 18,256
131 Willard 12,453 Alma 18,244
132 Manuel 12,323 Bessie 18,034
133 Jose 12,288 Agnes 18,031
134 Leslie 12,242 Vera 18,017
135 Marion 11,854 Nellie 17,697
136 Edgar 11,851 Kay 17,296
137 Max 11,752 Jessie 17,245
138 Hugh 11,696 Karen 16,699
139 Oscar 11,371 Lucy 16,413
140 Allan 11,355 Mattie 16,298
141 Virgil 11,352 Gertrude 16,133
142 Jessie 11,226 Rosa 16,044
143 Darrell 11,116 Minnie 15,866
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,852
145 Everett 10,942 Connie 15,655
146 Wesley 10,936 Geneva 14,275
147 Ted 10,523 Viola 14,253
148 Freddie 10,454 Velma 14,248
149 Jay 10,212 Marcia 14,245
150 Dick 10,159 Leona 14,172
151 Hubert 9,811 Myrtle 14,129
152 Nicholas 9,709 Violet 13,860
153 Billie 9,701 Rosalie 13,709
154 Rodney 9,694 Harriet 13,686
155 Lowell 9,654 Annette 13,530
156 Dan 9,625 Naomi 13,496
157 Neil 9,459 Charlene 13,469
158 Sidney 9,414 Pearl 13,292
159 Homer 9,408 Joy 13,185
160 Delbert 9,166 Mae 12,855
161 Tony 9,160 Suzanne 12,759
162 Morris 9,113 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,049 Rebecca 12,607
164 Wilbur 9,040 Faye 12,552
165 Luther 8,853 Carrie 12,524
166 Earnest 8,721 Pat 12,461
167 Ronnie 8,709 Dora 12,382
168 Bennie 8,700 Rachel 12,266
169 Joel 8,684 Rosie 12,056
170 Ben 8,637 Emily 11,919
171 Steve 8,573 Eunice 11,599
172 Rudolph 8,192 Maureen 11,461
173 Willis 8,192 Alberta 11,342
174 Horace 8,121 Cora 11,247
175 Lonnie 8,113 Stella 11,199
176 Mike 8,026 Lula 11,073
177 Junior 8,000 Sheila 10,957
178 Carroll 7,961 Caroline 10,843
179 Karl 7,722 Glenda 10,590
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,581
181 Roosevelt 7,473 Lena 10,535
182 Otis 7,448 Lola 10,387
183 Mark 7,446 Myrna 10,233
184 Nathaniel 7,412 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,233 Rosemarie 10,126
186 Alton 7,210 Ramona 10,119
187 Marshall 7,171 Gwendolyn 10,107
188 Clayton 7,168 Jeannette 9,798
189 Alexander 7,091 Erma 9,695
190 Benny 6,860 Genevieve 9,687
191 Clifton 6,852 Cynthia 9,665
192 Archie 6,730 Nina 9,660
193 Oliver 6,708 Patty 9,624
194 Clinton 6,706 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,641 Diana 9,501
196 Juan 6,609 Jennie 9,486
197 Salvatore 6,479 Hilda 9,450
198 Nelson 6,473 Marguerite 9,328
199 Jon 6,362 Daisy 9,060
200 Alex 6,303 Johnnie 9,060
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.