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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 10,850,564 male births and 11,045,263 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,668 Mary 572,906
2 James 547,346 Betty 300,361
3 John 487,823 Barbara 296,386
4 William 416,616 Shirley 229,354
5 Richard 330,416 Patricia 220,564
6 Charles 303,125 Dorothy 210,380
7 Donald 283,620 Joan 173,419
8 George 192,237 Margaret 157,351
9 Thomas 183,845 Nancy 142,473
10 Joseph 180,523 Helen 140,402
11 David 164,670 Carol 117,728
12 Edward 147,808 Joyce 115,498
13 Ronald 140,292 Doris 110,635
14 Paul 125,735 Ruth 109,184
15 Kenneth 125,075 Virginia 103,070
16 Frank 108,062 Marilyn 98,525
17 Raymond 99,571 Elizabeth 96,466
18 Jack 96,369 Jean 94,176
19 Harold 95,433 Frances 92,108
20 Billy 88,306 Beverly 80,838
21 Gerald 82,798 Lois 80,709
22 Walter 80,879 Alice 78,964
23 Jerry 80,676 Donna 78,838
24 Joe 71,457 Martha 77,691
25 Eugene 70,920 Dolores 77,122
26 Henry 70,408 Janet 76,027
27 Bobby 69,396 Phyllis 73,792
28 Arthur 67,704 Norma 72,867
29 Carl 66,742 Carolyn 69,518
30 Larry 65,228 Evelyn 69,349
31 Ralph 63,792 Gloria 68,574
32 Albert 62,799 Anna 66,583
33 Willie 62,460 Marie 65,793
34 Fred 56,144 Ann 64,048
35 Michael 55,999 Mildred 61,726
36 Lawrence 54,476 Rose 59,091
37 Harry 53,099 Peggy 56,263
38 Howard 51,477 Geraldine 50,033
39 Roy 51,472 Catherine 50,022
40 Norman 49,979 Judith 49,900
41 Roger 49,607 Louise 49,854
42 Daniel 47,990 Janice 49,343
43 Louis 47,739 Marjorie 49,210
44 Earl 44,589 Annie 48,941
45 Gary 43,597 Ruby 47,640
46 Clarence 42,658 Eleanor 46,373
47 Anthony 42,529 Jane 45,810
48 Francis 41,376 Sandra 45,394
49 Wayne 41,133 Irene 44,445
50 Marvin 41,073 Wanda 43,067
51 Ernest 39,323 Elaine 41,105
52 Leonard 39,201 June 40,740
53 Herbert 37,809 Joanne 40,576
54 Melvin 37,701 Rita 38,734
55 Stanley 37,124 Florence 37,932
56 Leroy 36,256 Delores 37,593
57 Don 35,970 Lillian 37,394
58 Peter 35,823 Marlene 37,354
59 Jimmy 35,391 Edna 36,968
60 Alfred 34,371 Sarah 36,504
61 Dale 32,525 Patsy 36,466
62 Bill 32,327 Lorraine 36,327
63 Samuel 32,126 Thelma 36,247
64 Bernard 30,545 Josephine 36,048
65 Ray 30,199 Juanita 35,912
66 Gene 29,305 Bonnie 35,800
67 Philip 28,839 Arlene 34,789
68 Russell 28,830 Gladys 34,757
69 Frederick 26,602 Joann 34,694
70 Franklin 26,379 Sally 34,675
71 Dennis 26,360 Charlotte 34,640
72 Douglas 26,023 Kathleen 34,548
73 Jimmie 25,808 Audrey 34,002
74 Gordon 25,458 Pauline 33,681
75 Andrew 25,027 Wilma 33,186
76 Theodore 24,951 Sylvia 33,001
77 Floyd 24,880 Theresa 32,780
78 Johnny 24,594 Jacqueline 32,110
79 Allen 24,348 Clara 31,656
80 Glenn 24,219 Ethel 31,583
81 Bruce 24,120 Loretta 31,530
82 Edwin 24,019 Grace 31,353
83 Lee 23,950 Sharon 31,086
84 Lloyd 23,789 Edith 31,044
85 Bob 23,288 Lucille 30,839
86 Clifford 23,091 Emma 30,016
87 Leon 23,004 Bernice 29,899
88 Leo 22,854 Marion 29,564
89 Clyde 22,442 Linda 29,365
90 Eddie 22,319 Jo 28,652
91 Vernon 22,190 Anne 28,616
92 Martin 21,922 Hazel 28,558
93 Alvin 21,481 Roberta 27,728
94 Jim 20,825 Carole 26,766
95 Herman 20,312 Darlene 25,955
96 Lewis 20,012 Esther 25,788
97 Harvey 19,900 Katherine 25,185
98 Tommy 19,853 Ellen 25,137
99 Vincent 19,402 Laura 25,089
100 Charlie 19,150 Julia 24,935
101 Warren 19,149 Rosemary 24,853
102 Jerome 18,962 Jeanette 24,751
103 Jesse 18,926 Marian 23,904
104 Patrick 18,386 Willie 23,863
105 Stephen 18,272 Beatrice 23,713
106 Curtis 18,006 Margie 23,337
107 Arnold 17,885 Billie 23,293
108 Gilbert 17,741 Vivian 22,930
109 Elmer 17,365 Eva 22,793
110 Lester 16,980 Kathryn 22,579
111 Duane 16,850 Elsie 22,343
112 Phillip 16,528 Judy 22,314
113 Cecil 16,479 Eileen 22,258
114 Tom 16,423 Anita 22,222
115 Alan 16,369 Diane 22,196
116 Milton 15,722 Bertha 21,229
117 Jackie 15,676 Susan 21,031
118 Victor 15,564 Maria 20,631
119 Johnnie 15,333 Maxine 20,474
120 Roland 14,996 Ida 20,232
121 Benjamin 14,611 Yvonne 20,223
122 Glen 14,481 Ella 19,962
123 Chester 14,407 Lillie 19,926
124 Calvin 14,174 Constance 19,893
125 Keith 13,868 Sue 19,502
126 Dean 13,625 Bobbie 19,479
127 Sam 13,349 Georgia 19,005
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,755
129 Claude 12,737 Christine 18,482
130 Maurice 12,639 Sara 18,258
131 Willard 12,457 Alma 18,248
132 Manuel 12,325 Bessie 18,037
133 Jose 12,289 Agnes 18,031
134 Leslie 12,244 Vera 18,021
135 Marion 11,857 Nellie 17,699
136 Edgar 11,856 Kay 17,297
137 Max 11,753 Jessie 17,246
138 Hugh 11,699 Karen 16,698
139 Oscar 11,373 Lucy 16,413
140 Virgil 11,355 Mattie 16,296
141 Allan 11,354 Gertrude 16,133
142 Jessie 11,231 Rosa 16,043
143 Darrell 11,119 Minnie 15,870
144 Terry 11,028 Gail 15,854
145 Everett 10,946 Connie 15,655
146 Wesley 10,938 Geneva 14,275
147 Ted 10,525 Viola 14,255
148 Freddie 10,453 Velma 14,250
149 Jay 10,214 Marcia 14,244
150 Dick 10,161 Leona 14,172
151 Hubert 9,812 Myrtle 14,131
152 Nicholas 9,711 Violet 13,863
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 9,461 Charlene 13,470
158 Sidney 9,414 Pearl 13,293
159 Homer 9,410 Joy 13,184
160 Delbert 9,167 Mae 12,856
161 Tony 9,160 Suzanne 12,758
162 Morris 9,115 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,053 Rebecca 12,611
164 Wilbur 9,039 Faye 12,553
165 Luther 8,854 Carrie 12,524
166 Earnest 8,721 Pat 12,462
167 Ronnie 8,708 Dora 12,384
168 Bennie 8,700 Rachel 12,267
169 Joel 8,687 Rosie 12,059
170 Ben 8,637 Emily 11,919
171 Steve 8,573 Eunice 11,600
172 Rudolph 8,196 Maureen 11,461
173 Willis 8,192 Alberta 11,344
174 Horace 8,122 Cora 11,248
175 Lonnie 8,115 Stella 11,201
176 Mike 8,027 Lula 11,080
177 Junior 8,001 Sheila 10,958
178 Carroll 7,962 Caroline 10,844
179 Karl 7,722 Glenda 10,591
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,582
181 Roosevelt 7,473 Lena 10,536
182 Otis 7,450 Lola 10,388
183 Mark 7,446 Myrna 10,235
184 Nathaniel 7,410 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,233 Rosemarie 10,128
186 Alton 7,212 Ramona 10,118
187 Marshall 7,173 Gwendolyn 10,107
188 Clayton 7,168 Jeannette 9,798
189 Alexander 7,092 Erma 9,697
190 Benny 6,861 Genevieve 9,688
191 Clifton 6,854 Cynthia 9,665
192 Archie 6,731 Nina 9,660
193 Oliver 6,709 Patty 9,625
194 Clinton 6,705 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,642 Diana 9,501
196 Juan 6,609 Jennie 9,487
197 Salvatore 6,480 Hilda 9,453
198 Nelson 6,473 Marguerite 9,327
199 Jon 6,362 Johnnie 9,062
200 Alex 6,304 Daisy 9,060
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2016. See the limitations of this data source.