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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 10,849,930 male births and 11,044,925 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,642 Mary 572,890
2 James 547,312 Betty 300,350
3 John 487,804 Barbara 296,375
4 William 416,592 Shirley 229,345
5 Richard 330,393 Patricia 220,556
6 Charles 303,104 Dorothy 210,374
7 Donald 283,609 Joan 173,417
8 George 192,220 Margaret 157,346
9 Thomas 183,830 Nancy 142,469
10 Joseph 180,507 Helen 140,394
11 David 164,667 Carol 117,724
12 Edward 147,797 Joyce 115,494
13 Ronald 140,288 Doris 110,626
14 Paul 125,726 Ruth 109,182
15 Kenneth 125,068 Virginia 103,066
16 Frank 108,056 Marilyn 98,522
17 Raymond 99,569 Elizabeth 96,465
18 Jack 96,366 Jean 94,178
19 Harold 95,428 Frances 92,103
20 Billy 88,303 Beverly 80,838
21 Gerald 82,794 Lois 80,708
22 Walter 80,868 Alice 78,964
23 Jerry 80,674 Donna 78,837
24 Joe 71,455 Martha 77,689
25 Eugene 70,911 Dolores 77,116
26 Henry 70,404 Janet 76,024
27 Bobby 69,392 Phyllis 73,791
28 Arthur 67,701 Norma 72,862
29 Carl 66,738 Carolyn 69,516
30 Larry 65,225 Evelyn 69,341
31 Ralph 63,788 Gloria 68,571
32 Albert 62,800 Anna 66,584
33 Willie 62,457 Marie 65,790
34 Fred 56,141 Ann 64,045
35 Michael 55,997 Mildred 61,723
36 Lawrence 54,471 Rose 59,088
37 Harry 53,097 Peggy 56,260
38 Howard 51,475 Geraldine 50,031
39 Roy 51,468 Catherine 50,022
40 Norman 49,969 Judith 49,899
41 Roger 49,608 Louise 49,851
42 Daniel 47,990 Janice 49,340
43 Louis 47,737 Marjorie 49,210
44 Earl 44,587 Annie 48,942
45 Gary 43,594 Ruby 47,636
46 Clarence 42,656 Eleanor 46,371
47 Anthony 42,526 Jane 45,811
48 Francis 41,372 Sandra 45,391
49 Wayne 41,134 Irene 44,444
50 Marvin 41,071 Wanda 43,065
51 Ernest 39,322 Elaine 41,106
52 Leonard 39,202 June 40,738
53 Herbert 37,806 Joanne 40,577
54 Melvin 37,701 Rita 38,733
55 Stanley 37,121 Florence 37,931
56 Leroy 36,254 Delores 37,591
57 Don 35,968 Lillian 37,393
58 Peter 35,822 Marlene 37,351
59 Jimmy 35,391 Edna 36,966
60 Alfred 34,369 Sarah 36,502
61 Dale 32,524 Patsy 36,466
62 Bill 32,328 Lorraine 36,327
63 Samuel 32,125 Thelma 36,243
64 Bernard 30,543 Josephine 36,047
65 Ray 30,192 Juanita 35,909
66 Gene 29,302 Bonnie 35,798
67 Philip 28,837 Arlene 34,785
68 Russell 28,828 Gladys 34,756
69 Frederick 26,602 Joann 34,692
70 Franklin 26,377 Sally 34,674
71 Dennis 26,358 Charlotte 34,640
72 Douglas 26,022 Kathleen 34,548
73 Jimmie 25,809 Audrey 34,001
74 Gordon 25,457 Pauline 33,679
75 Andrew 25,025 Wilma 33,184
76 Theodore 24,950 Sylvia 33,001
77 Floyd 24,879 Theresa 32,779
78 Johnny 24,592 Jacqueline 32,109
79 Allen 24,346 Clara 31,654
80 Glenn 24,219 Ethel 31,584
81 Bruce 24,119 Loretta 31,529
82 Edwin 24,018 Grace 31,352
83 Lee 23,951 Sharon 31,086
84 Lloyd 23,789 Edith 31,044
85 Bob 23,287 Lucille 30,840
86 Clifford 23,091 Emma 30,013
87 Leon 23,004 Bernice 29,896
88 Leo 22,851 Marion 29,564
89 Clyde 22,442 Linda 29,364
90 Eddie 22,318 Jo 28,651
91 Vernon 22,188 Anne 28,616
92 Martin 21,921 Hazel 28,557
93 Alvin 21,480 Roberta 27,727
94 Jim 20,824 Carole 26,767
95 Herman 20,310 Darlene 25,955
96 Lewis 20,010 Esther 25,786
97 Harvey 19,897 Katherine 25,185
98 Tommy 19,854 Ellen 25,137
99 Vincent 19,401 Laura 25,086
100 Charlie 19,150 Julia 24,935
101 Warren 19,149 Rosemary 24,854
102 Jerome 18,960 Jeanette 24,752
103 Jesse 18,926 Marian 23,903
104 Patrick 18,386 Willie 23,861
105 Stephen 18,270 Beatrice 23,712
106 Curtis 18,004 Margie 23,337
107 Arnold 17,882 Billie 23,292
108 Gilbert 17,741 Vivian 22,929
109 Elmer 17,365 Eva 22,792
110 Lester 16,980 Kathryn 22,578
111 Duane 16,845 Elsie 22,344
112 Phillip 16,529 Judy 22,314
113 Cecil 16,475 Eileen 22,257
114 Tom 16,423 Anita 22,221
115 Alan 16,369 Diane 22,195
116 Milton 15,718 Bertha 21,229
117 Jackie 15,674 Susan 21,030
118 Victor 15,561 Maria 20,631
119 Johnnie 15,333 Maxine 20,473
120 Roland 14,996 Ida 20,232
121 Benjamin 14,609 Yvonne 20,225
122 Glen 14,480 Ella 19,961
123 Chester 14,406 Lillie 19,923
124 Calvin 14,171 Constance 19,893
125 Keith 13,867 Sue 19,501
126 Dean 13,622 Bobbie 19,478
127 Sam 13,349 Georgia 19,003
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,755
129 Claude 12,736 Christine 18,479
130 Maurice 12,639 Sara 18,256
131 Willard 12,454 Alma 18,248
132 Manuel 12,324 Bessie 18,034
133 Jose 12,289 Agnes 18,032
134 Leslie 12,243 Vera 18,019
135 Marion 11,857 Nellie 17,698
136 Edgar 11,854 Kay 17,296
137 Max 11,753 Jessie 17,244
138 Hugh 11,697 Karen 16,699
139 Oscar 11,370 Lucy 16,413
140 Allan 11,354 Mattie 16,296
141 Virgil 11,352 Gertrude 16,133
142 Jessie 11,228 Rosa 16,043
143 Darrell 11,118 Minnie 15,868
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,852
145 Everett 10,944 Connie 15,654
146 Wesley 10,937 Geneva 14,275
147 Ted 10,524 Viola 14,254
148 Freddie 10,453 Velma 14,248
149 Jay 10,212 Marcia 14,244
150 Dick 10,160 Leona 14,172
151 Hubert 9,811 Myrtle 14,131
152 Nicholas 9,711 Violet 13,862
153 Billie 9,702 Rosalie 13,709
154 Rodney 9,694 Harriet 13,688
155 Lowell 9,655 Annette 13,530
156 Dan 9,625 Naomi 13,497
157 Neil 9,460 Charlene 13,470
158 Sidney 9,414 Pearl 13,294
159 Homer 9,408 Joy 13,185
160 Delbert 9,166 Mae 12,856
161 Tony 9,160 Suzanne 12,758
162 Morris 9,113 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,050 Rebecca 12,610
164 Wilbur 9,040 Faye 12,553
165 Luther 8,853 Carrie 12,524
166 Earnest 8,721 Pat 12,462
167 Ronnie 8,708 Dora 12,383
168 Bennie 8,700 Rachel 12,267
169 Joel 8,685 Rosie 12,058
170 Ben 8,637 Emily 11,920
171 Steve 8,573 Eunice 11,600
172 Rudolph 8,195 Maureen 11,461
173 Willis 8,192 Alberta 11,342
174 Horace 8,121 Cora 11,248
175 Lonnie 8,115 Stella 11,200
176 Mike 8,027 Lula 11,078
177 Junior 8,000 Sheila 10,957
178 Carroll 7,962 Caroline 10,843
179 Karl 7,722 Glenda 10,590
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,582
181 Roosevelt 7,473 Lena 10,536
182 Otis 7,449 Lola 10,388
183 Mark 7,446 Myrna 10,234
184 Nathaniel 7,410 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,233 Rosemarie 10,128
186 Alton 7,211 Ramona 10,118
187 Marshall 7,172 Gwendolyn 10,107
188 Clayton 7,168 Jeannette 9,798
189 Alexander 7,092 Erma 9,696
190 Benny 6,861 Genevieve 9,688
191 Clifton 6,854 Cynthia 9,665
192 Archie 6,731 Nina 9,660
193 Oliver 6,708 Patty 9,624
194 Clinton 6,705 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,641 Diana 9,502
196 Juan 6,609 Jennie 9,488
197 Salvatore 6,479 Hilda 9,453
198 Nelson 6,473 Marguerite 9,327
199 Jon 6,362 Daisy 9,061
200 Alex 6,304 Johnnie 9,061
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2015. See the limitations of this data source.