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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1950 - 1959. 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 20,506,500 male births and 19,729,708 female births.

Popular names of the 1950s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 James 843,103 Mary 625,429
2 Michael 836,858 Linda 564,172
3 Robert 829,732 Patricia 459,516
4 John 797,248 Susan 437,646
5 David 769,328 Deborah 430,443
6 William 590,771 Barbara 345,618
7 Richard 534,952 Debra 341,246
8 Thomas 454,018 Karen 332,435
9 Mark 382,343 Nancy 286,718
10 Charles 360,830 Donna 270,293
11 Steven 333,446 Cynthia 263,350
12 Gary 329,618 Sandra 251,505
13 Joseph 299,755 Pamela 237,339
14 Donald 273,291 Sharon 232,759
15 Ronald 270,889 Kathleen 224,262
16 Kenneth 262,599 Carol 222,594
17 Paul 252,999 Diane 210,572
18 Larry 245,411 Brenda 209,205
19 Daniel 243,518 Cheryl 171,344
20 Stephen 207,106 Janet 167,470
21 Dennis 204,043 Elizabeth 165,616
22 Timothy 198,186 Kathy 157,900
23 Edward 188,202 Margaret 149,534
24 Jeffrey 184,511 Janice 133,585
25 George 180,868 Carolyn 124,037
26 Gregory 178,311 Denise 123,756
27 Kevin 158,949 Judy 118,023
28 Douglas 148,082 Rebecca 115,658
29 Terry 140,562 Joyce 114,940
30 Anthony 136,587 Teresa 114,248
31 Jerry 136,459 Christine 113,315
32 Bruce 136,310 Catherine 108,803
33 Randy 120,463 Shirley 108,773
34 Brian 112,285 Judith 108,718
35 Frank 112,204 Betty 103,170
36 Scott 111,775 Beverly 97,754
37 Roger 110,046 Lisa 95,822
38 Raymond 108,855 Laura 95,517
39 Peter 102,690 Theresa 89,582
40 Patrick 96,791 Connie 88,788
41 Keith 91,184 Ann 87,023
42 Lawrence 91,048 Julie 86,691
43 Wayne 88,029 Gloria 86,673
44 Danny 86,541 Gail 85,601
45 Alan 83,928 Joan 85,150
46 Gerald 82,542 Paula 84,846
47 Ricky 79,095 Peggy 84,259
48 Carl 78,691 Cindy 83,971
49 Christopher 78,162 Martha 83,170
50 Dale 75,480 Bonnie 82,996
51 Walter 72,119 Jane 82,894
52 Craig 69,454 Cathy 82,698
53 Willie 66,397 Robin 82,409
54 Johnny 65,708 Debbie 82,089
55 Arthur 65,666 Diana 80,196
56 Steve 64,190 Marilyn 80,145
57 Joe 62,583 Kathryn 77,768
58 Randall 62,384 Dorothy 74,464
59 Jack 62,366 Wanda 72,426
60 Russell 62,356 Jean 72,248
61 Henry 62,200 Vicki 71,969
62 Harold 62,105 Sheila 70,144
63 Roy 61,772 Virginia 69,768
64 Andrew 60,947 Sherry 68,320
65 Philip 60,811 Katherine 66,844
66 Ralph 60,379 Rose 66,709
67 Billy 59,218 Lynn 66,028
68 Glenn 58,670 Jo 63,952
69 Stanley 57,110 Ruth 62,501
70 Jimmy 54,838 Maria 62,356
71 Rodney 54,767 Darlene 61,858
72 Barry 54,751 Jacqueline 60,455
73 Samuel 53,743 Rita 60,243
74 Eric 53,274 Rhonda 59,799
75 Bobby 53,229 Phyllis 57,764
76 Albert 52,804 Helen 57,562
77 Phillip 52,419 Vickie 56,847
78 Ronnie 51,238 Kim 56,071
79 Martin 50,941 Lori 56,061
80 Mike 48,317 Ellen 55,365
81 Eugene 48,234 Elaine 54,215
82 Louis 47,881 Joanne 53,536
83 Howard 47,819 Anne 52,380
84 Allen 47,285 Valerie 52,227
85 Curtis 46,285 Alice 52,059
86 Jeffery 45,828 Frances 51,182
87 Frederick 44,240 Suzanne 50,311
88 Leonard 43,517 Marie 49,255
89 Harry 43,292 Victoria 49,112
90 Micheal 40,924 Kimberly 48,956
91 Tony 40,773 Anita 47,578
92 Ernest 39,632 Laurie 46,947
93 Eddie 38,552 Michelle 46,783
94 Fred 37,430 Sally 46,697
95 Darrell 37,223 Terri 46,430
96 Jay 36,946 Marcia 43,712
97 Melvin 36,127 Terry 43,183
98 Matthew 35,819 Jennifer 43,072
99 Lee 35,798 Leslie 43,042
100 Vincent 35,327 Doris 42,884
101 Tommy 34,922 Maureen 42,808
102 Francis 34,745 Wendy 42,654
103 Marvin 34,677 Michele 41,952
104 Dean 34,543 Anna 41,667
105 Rick 34,373 Marsha 41,550
106 Victor 33,877 Angela 40,342
107 Norman 33,723 Sarah 39,958
108 Earl 32,604 Sylvia 39,514
109 Jose 31,374 Jill 39,057
110 Calvin 30,528 Dawn 38,894
111 Ray 29,884 Sue 38,843
112 Clifford 29,839 Evelyn 38,386
113 Alfred 29,714 Roberta 37,908
114 Jerome 29,689 Jeanne 37,661
115 Bradley 29,482 Charlotte 36,993
116 Clarence 29,450 Eileen 36,554
117 Don 29,433 Lois 36,185
118 Theodore 29,021 Colleen 35,904
119 Jon 28,917 Stephanie 35,563
120 Rickey 27,929 Annette 35,343
121 Joel 27,836 Glenda 35,213
122 Jesse 26,627 Yvonne 35,035
123 Jim 26,199 Dianne 34,483
124 Edwin 26,175 Tina 33,989
125 Dan 26,001 Beth 33,984
126 Bernard 25,861 Lorraine 33,577
127 Chris 25,854 Constance 33,517
128 Jonathan 25,804 Renee 32,943
129 Gordon 25,709 Charlene 32,713
130 Glen 25,374 Joann 32,649
131 Jeff 24,918 Julia 32,445
132 Warren 24,595 Gwendolyn 31,936
133 Leroy 24,568 Norma 30,799
134 Herbert 24,273 Regina 30,783
135 Duane 24,124 Amy 30,589
136 Bill 23,872 Sheryl 30,381
137 Benjamin 23,831 Loretta 30,377
138 Tom 23,736 Carla 29,424
139 Alvin 23,059 Andrea 29,370
140 Nicholas 22,607 Tammy 29,177
141 Tim 22,215 Irene 26,961
142 Mitchell 21,950 Jan 26,160
143 Marc 21,920 Louise 25,841
144 Leslie 21,367 Juanita 25,644
145 Leon 21,323 Marlene 25,238
146 Kim 21,191 Penny 25,113
147 Dwight 20,831 Rosemary 24,987
148 Bryan 20,629 Becky 24,834
149 Lloyd 20,605 Kay 24,643
150 Vernon 20,114 Joy 24,507
151 Gene 19,681 Geraldine 24,216
152 Reginald 19,324 Jeanette 23,981
153 Lonnie 19,171 Gayle 23,725
154 Guy 19,137 Annie 23,679
155 Gilbert 18,821 Vivian 23,538
156 Garry 18,774 Claudia 23,142
157 Juan 18,751 Lynda 22,683
158 Karl 18,718 Melissa 22,294
159 Kent 18,677 Audrey 22,212
160 Kurt 18,635 Lynne 22,189
161 Todd 18,563 Patsy 21,726
162 Jackie 18,420 Melinda 21,505
163 Greg 18,237 Vicky 21,331
164 Lewis 18,116 Toni 21,303
165 Wesley 18,070 June 21,101
166 Clyde 17,877 Belinda 20,938
167 Floyd 17,846 Marjorie 20,928
168 Neil 17,697 Arlene 20,653
169 Allan 17,684 Patti 20,597
170 Donnie 17,144 Ruby 20,547
171 Perry 17,066 Sara 20,489
172 Franklin 17,004 Yolanda 19,936
173 Lester 16,547 Rosa 19,869
174 Brad 16,475 Christina 19,848
175 Manuel 16,355 Melanie 19,846
176 Kirk 16,209 Delores 19,363
177 Carlos 15,808 Jackie 19,304
178 Leo 15,527 Vanessa 19,160
179 Jimmie 15,516 Carmen 18,935
180 Randolph 15,487 Monica 18,706
181 Charlie 15,263 Janis 18,670
182 Robin 15,211 Holly 18,632
183 Dana 15,148 Marianne 18,470
184 Darryl 15,089 Dolores 18,309
185 Dave 14,845 Shelley 18,216
186 Ted 14,714 Veronica 17,615
187 Milton 14,565 Mildred 17,563
188 Daryl 14,493 Dana 17,109
189 Kerry 14,398 Eva 17,105
190 Freddie 14,387 Rachel 16,775
191 Brent 14,322 Shelia 16,753
192 Harvey 14,239 Roxanne 16,602
193 Gerard 14,204 Carole 16,534
194 Stuart 14,072 Lillian 16,499
195 Johnnie 14,030 Josephine 16,402
196 Herman 13,820 Carrie 16,178
197 Lynn 13,755 Patty 16,104
198 Rex 13,484 Sherri 16,102
199 Arnold 13,186 Doreen 16,080
200 Kelly 13,122 Grace 15,908
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2013. See the limitations of this data source.