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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 20,508,586 male births and 19,730,427 female births.

Popular names of the 1950s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 James 843,189 Mary 625,464
2 Michael 836,913 Linda 564,204
3 Robert 829,819 Patricia 459,530
4 John 797,331 Susan 437,662
5 David 769,391 Deborah 430,459
6 William 590,833 Barbara 345,635
7 Richard 535,007 Debra 341,256
8 Thomas 454,057 Karen 332,453
9 Mark 382,369 Nancy 286,725
10 Charles 360,871 Donna 270,297
11 Steven 333,456 Cynthia 263,359
12 Gary 329,664 Sandra 251,513
13 Joseph 299,791 Pamela 237,343
14 Donald 273,326 Sharon 232,773
15 Ronald 270,933 Kathleen 224,269
16 Kenneth 262,620 Carol 222,604
17 Paul 253,023 Diane 210,576
18 Larry 245,447 Brenda 209,215
19 Daniel 243,536 Cheryl 171,348
20 Stephen 207,130 Janet 167,482
21 Dennis 204,076 Elizabeth 165,631
22 Timothy 198,193 Kathy 157,905
23 Edward 188,222 Margaret 149,542
24 Jeffrey 184,521 Janice 133,589
25 George 180,889 Carolyn 124,036
26 Gregory 178,326 Denise 123,761
27 Kevin 158,951 Judy 118,027
28 Douglas 148,097 Rebecca 115,661
29 Terry 140,589 Joyce 114,941
30 Anthony 136,595 Teresa 114,255
31 Jerry 136,474 Christine 113,320
32 Bruce 136,337 Catherine 108,808
33 Randy 120,469 Shirley 108,778
34 Brian 112,286 Judith 108,731
35 Frank 112,216 Betty 103,179
36 Scott 111,783 Beverly 97,763
37 Roger 110,057 Lisa 95,821
38 Raymond 108,859 Laura 95,519
39 Peter 102,693 Theresa 89,581
40 Patrick 96,799 Connie 88,788
41 Keith 91,189 Ann 87,029
42 Lawrence 91,054 Julie 86,692
43 Wayne 88,035 Gloria 86,679
44 Danny 86,551 Gail 85,603
45 Alan 83,939 Joan 85,153
46 Gerald 82,552 Paula 84,849
47 Ricky 79,106 Peggy 84,260
48 Carl 78,695 Cindy 83,975
49 Christopher 78,166 Martha 83,170
50 Dale 75,489 Bonnie 82,998
51 Walter 72,129 Jane 82,898
52 Craig 69,460 Cathy 82,700
53 Willie 66,407 Robin 82,412
54 Johnny 65,715 Debbie 82,090
55 Arthur 65,676 Diana 80,203
56 Steve 64,195 Marilyn 80,143
57 Joe 62,590 Kathryn 77,771
58 Randall 62,386 Dorothy 74,465
59 Jack 62,372 Wanda 72,432
60 Russell 62,364 Jean 72,250
61 Henry 62,208 Vicki 71,972
62 Harold 62,112 Sheila 70,144
63 Roy 61,784 Virginia 69,767
64 Andrew 60,953 Sherry 68,321
65 Philip 60,816 Katherine 66,845
66 Ralph 60,386 Rose 66,710
67 Billy 59,227 Lynn 66,030
68 Glenn 58,676 Jo 63,956
69 Stanley 57,116 Ruth 62,505
70 Jimmy 54,846 Maria 62,364
71 Rodney 54,773 Darlene 61,862
72 Barry 54,758 Jacqueline 60,457
73 Samuel 53,744 Rita 60,244
74 Eric 53,279 Rhonda 59,803
75 Bobby 53,233 Phyllis 57,763
76 Albert 52,812 Helen 57,559
77 Phillip 52,426 Vickie 56,851
78 Ronnie 51,247 Kim 56,072
79 Martin 50,948 Lori 56,063
80 Mike 48,323 Ellen 55,368
81 Eugene 48,245 Elaine 54,218
82 Louis 47,888 Joanne 53,539
83 Howard 47,824 Anne 52,384
84 Allen 47,288 Valerie 52,231
85 Curtis 46,291 Alice 52,062
86 Jeffery 45,833 Frances 51,183
87 Frederick 44,242 Suzanne 50,313
88 Leonard 43,523 Marie 49,258
89 Harry 43,298 Victoria 49,114
90 Micheal 40,926 Kimberly 48,958
91 Tony 40,778 Anita 47,586
92 Ernest 39,637 Laurie 46,948
93 Eddie 38,562 Michelle 46,783
94 Fred 37,428 Sally 46,700
95 Darrell 37,227 Terri 46,431
96 Jay 36,947 Marcia 43,715
97 Melvin 36,129 Terry 43,185
98 Matthew 35,820 Jennifer 43,076
99 Lee 35,802 Leslie 43,044
100 Vincent 35,333 Doris 42,885
101 Tommy 34,929 Maureen 42,808
102 Francis 34,744 Wendy 42,656
103 Marvin 34,677 Michele 41,953
104 Dean 34,552 Anna 41,668
105 Rick 34,378 Marsha 41,549
106 Victor 33,881 Angela 40,344
107 Norman 33,725 Sarah 39,964
108 Earl 32,614 Sylvia 39,520
109 Jose 31,378 Jill 39,056
110 Calvin 30,532 Dawn 38,896
111 Ray 29,889 Sue 38,844
112 Clifford 29,843 Evelyn 38,387
113 Alfred 29,715 Roberta 37,909
114 Jerome 29,692 Jeanne 37,662
115 Bradley 29,483 Charlotte 36,992
116 Clarence 29,457 Eileen 36,555
117 Don 29,433 Lois 36,185
118 Theodore 29,023 Colleen 35,907
119 Jon 28,916 Stephanie 35,564
120 Rickey 27,931 Annette 35,345
121 Joel 27,839 Glenda 35,218
122 Jesse 26,629 Yvonne 35,035
123 Jim 26,200 Dianne 34,484
124 Edwin 26,178 Tina 33,991
125 Dan 26,003 Beth 33,984
126 Bernard 25,862 Lorraine 33,575
127 Chris 25,857 Constance 33,522
128 Jonathan 25,807 Renee 32,944
129 Gordon 25,711 Charlene 32,713
130 Glen 25,375 Joann 32,650
131 Jeff 24,918 Julia 32,447
132 Warren 24,600 Gwendolyn 31,940
133 Leroy 24,572 Norma 30,799
134 Herbert 24,278 Regina 30,784
135 Duane 24,123 Amy 30,588
136 Bill 23,874 Sheryl 30,380
137 Benjamin 23,837 Loretta 30,378
138 Tom 23,738 Carla 29,426
139 Alvin 23,061 Andrea 29,369
140 Nicholas 22,610 Tammy 29,179
141 Tim 22,213 Irene 26,960
142 Mitchell 21,951 Jan 26,159
143 Marc 21,920 Louise 25,842
144 Leslie 21,370 Juanita 25,644
145 Leon 21,326 Marlene 25,240
146 Kim 21,193 Penny 25,114
147 Dwight 20,832 Rosemary 24,989
148 Bryan 20,629 Becky 24,835
149 Lloyd 20,604 Kay 24,645
150 Vernon 20,118 Joy 24,509
151 Gene 19,684 Geraldine 24,218
152 Reginald 19,326 Jeanette 23,981
153 Lonnie 19,176 Gayle 23,725
154 Guy 19,137 Annie 23,676
155 Gilbert 18,825 Vivian 23,539
156 Garry 18,778 Claudia 23,142
157 Juan 18,754 Lynda 22,684
158 Karl 18,724 Melissa 22,294
159 Kent 18,680 Audrey 22,214
160 Kurt 18,636 Lynne 22,189
161 Todd 18,564 Patsy 21,729
162 Jackie 18,426 Melinda 21,505
163 Greg 18,239 Vicky 21,332
164 Lewis 18,121 Toni 21,304
165 Wesley 18,072 June 21,103
166 Clyde 17,883 Belinda 20,938
167 Floyd 17,848 Marjorie 20,929
168 Neil 17,698 Arlene 20,652
169 Allan 17,687 Patti 20,597
170 Donnie 17,144 Ruby 20,549
171 Perry 17,065 Sara 20,488
172 Franklin 17,005 Yolanda 19,936
173 Lester 16,551 Rosa 19,873
174 Brad 16,476 Christina 19,849
175 Manuel 16,358 Melanie 19,848
176 Kirk 16,214 Delores 19,362
177 Carlos 15,810 Jackie 19,304
178 Leo 15,530 Vanessa 19,160
179 Jimmie 15,519 Carmen 18,936
180 Randolph 15,489 Monica 18,708
181 Charlie 15,272 Janis 18,670
182 Robin 15,213 Holly 18,633
183 Dana 15,149 Marianne 18,471
184 Darryl 15,088 Dolores 18,309
185 Dave 14,848 Shelley 18,219
186 Ted 14,714 Veronica 17,616
187 Milton 14,565 Mildred 17,565
188 Daryl 14,493 Dana 17,109
189 Kerry 14,398 Eva 17,104
190 Freddie 14,388 Rachel 16,775
191 Brent 14,323 Shelia 16,753
192 Harvey 14,240 Roxanne 16,603
193 Gerard 14,207 Carole 16,533
194 Stuart 14,070 Lillian 16,501
195 Johnnie 14,033 Josephine 16,402
196 Herman 13,823 Carrie 16,177
197 Lynn 13,760 Patty 16,105
198 Rex 13,487 Sherri 16,102
199 Arnold 13,187 Doreen 16,081
200 Kelly 13,122 Grace 15,908
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.