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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 10,851,529 male births and 11,045,792 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,716 Mary 572,942
2 James 547,383 Betty 300,369
3 John 487,860 Barbara 296,392
4 William 416,646 Shirley 229,355
5 Richard 330,437 Patricia 220,573
6 Charles 303,163 Dorothy 210,393
7 Donald 283,648 Joan 173,425
8 George 192,255 Margaret 157,361
9 Thomas 183,855 Nancy 142,479
10 Joseph 180,536 Helen 140,412
11 David 164,674 Carol 117,728
12 Edward 147,824 Joyce 115,503
13 Ronald 140,312 Doris 110,646
14 Paul 125,749 Ruth 109,196
15 Kenneth 125,081 Virginia 103,077
16 Frank 108,074 Marilyn 98,529
17 Raymond 99,576 Elizabeth 96,470
18 Jack 96,376 Jean 94,177
19 Harold 95,447 Frances 92,115
20 Billy 88,314 Beverly 80,839
21 Gerald 82,805 Lois 80,711
22 Walter 80,891 Alice 78,967
23 Jerry 80,682 Donna 78,840
24 Joe 71,463 Martha 77,692
25 Eugene 70,924 Dolores 77,126
26 Henry 70,410 Janet 76,027
27 Bobby 69,407 Phyllis 73,797
28 Arthur 67,710 Norma 72,872
29 Carl 66,743 Carolyn 69,520
30 Larry 65,233 Evelyn 69,354
31 Ralph 63,799 Gloria 68,581
32 Albert 62,807 Anna 66,587
33 Willie 62,463 Marie 65,794
34 Fred 56,147 Ann 64,055
35 Michael 56,000 Mildred 61,731
36 Lawrence 54,480 Rose 59,097
37 Harry 53,103 Peggy 56,266
38 Roy 51,484 Geraldine 50,037
39 Howard 51,481 Catherine 50,021
40 Norman 49,983 Judith 49,901
41 Roger 49,607 Louise 49,858
42 Daniel 47,990 Janice 49,344
43 Louis 47,743 Marjorie 49,212
44 Earl 44,600 Annie 48,943
45 Gary 43,597 Ruby 47,645
46 Clarence 42,666 Eleanor 46,375
47 Anthony 42,533 Jane 45,811
48 Francis 41,379 Sandra 45,398
49 Wayne 41,136 Irene 44,445
50 Marvin 41,078 Wanda 43,075
51 Ernest 39,332 Elaine 41,106
52 Leonard 39,206 June 40,745
53 Herbert 37,814 Joanne 40,576
54 Melvin 37,701 Rita 38,735
55 Stanley 37,125 Florence 37,936
56 Leroy 36,256 Delores 37,597
57 Don 35,972 Lillian 37,393
58 Peter 35,820 Marlene 37,355
59 Jimmy 35,391 Edna 36,968
60 Alfred 34,379 Sarah 36,509
61 Dale 32,528 Patsy 36,467
62 Bill 32,326 Lorraine 36,328
63 Samuel 32,127 Thelma 36,248
64 Bernard 30,546 Josephine 36,050
65 Ray 30,202 Juanita 35,914
66 Gene 29,306 Bonnie 35,802
67 Philip 28,840 Arlene 34,791
68 Russell 28,831 Gladys 34,761
69 Frederick 26,602 Joann 34,695
70 Franklin 26,379 Sally 34,676
71 Dennis 26,363 Charlotte 34,643
72 Douglas 26,027 Kathleen 34,551
73 Jimmie 25,807 Audrey 34,002
74 Gordon 25,461 Pauline 33,681
75 Andrew 25,025 Wilma 33,187
76 Theodore 24,955 Sylvia 33,004
77 Floyd 24,881 Theresa 32,783
78 Johnny 24,596 Jacqueline 32,110
79 Allen 24,354 Clara 31,658
80 Glenn 24,221 Ethel 31,582
81 Bruce 24,121 Loretta 31,533
82 Edwin 24,019 Grace 31,356
83 Lee 23,949 Sharon 31,087
84 Lloyd 23,792 Edith 31,045
85 Bob 23,291 Lucille 30,841
86 Clifford 23,093 Emma 30,021
87 Leon 23,005 Bernice 29,902
88 Leo 22,858 Marion 29,565
89 Clyde 22,445 Linda 29,362
90 Eddie 22,321 Jo 28,652
91 Vernon 22,195 Anne 28,617
92 Martin 21,925 Hazel 28,559
93 Alvin 21,482 Roberta 27,729
94 Jim 20,824 Carole 26,765
95 Herman 20,316 Darlene 25,956
96 Lewis 20,014 Esther 25,788
97 Harvey 19,902 Katherine 25,190
98 Tommy 19,856 Ellen 25,136
99 Vincent 19,402 Laura 25,091
100 Charlie 19,152 Julia 24,936
101 Warren 19,146 Rosemary 24,854
102 Jerome 18,967 Jeanette 24,751
103 Jesse 18,926 Marian 23,905
104 Patrick 18,385 Willie 23,869
105 Stephen 18,270 Beatrice 23,713
106 Curtis 18,008 Margie 23,337
107 Arnold 17,888 Billie 23,294
108 Gilbert 17,742 Vivian 22,930
109 Elmer 17,370 Eva 22,794
110 Lester 16,981 Kathryn 22,582
111 Duane 16,852 Elsie 22,342
112 Phillip 16,532 Judy 22,313
113 Cecil 16,481 Eileen 22,257
114 Tom 16,424 Anita 22,222
115 Alan 16,371 Diane 22,197
116 Milton 15,728 Bertha 21,229
117 Jackie 15,676 Susan 21,031
118 Victor 15,565 Maria 20,634
119 Johnnie 15,332 Maxine 20,473
120 Roland 15,000 Ida 20,232
121 Benjamin 14,610 Yvonne 20,224
122 Glen 14,482 Ella 19,963
123 Chester 14,408 Lillie 19,925
124 Calvin 14,176 Constance 19,894
125 Keith 13,867 Sue 19,503
126 Dean 13,625 Bobbie 19,480
127 Sam 13,350 Georgia 19,012
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,755
129 Claude 12,742 Christine 18,486
130 Maurice 12,639 Sara 18,261
131 Willard 12,458 Alma 18,249
132 Manuel 12,328 Bessie 18,036
133 Jose 12,292 Agnes 18,030
134 Leslie 12,242 Vera 18,022
135 Edgar 11,858 Nellie 17,701
136 Marion 11,857 Kay 17,298
137 Max 11,756 Jessie 17,248
138 Hugh 11,698 Karen 16,697
139 Oscar 11,371 Lucy 16,413
140 Virgil 11,358 Mattie 16,295
141 Allan 11,355 Gertrude 16,136
142 Jessie 11,232 Rosa 16,045
143 Darrell 11,122 Minnie 15,870
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,853
145 Everett 10,949 Connie 15,655
146 Wesley 10,938 Geneva 14,276
147 Ted 10,525 Viola 14,256
148 Freddie 10,454 Velma 14,250
149 Jay 10,215 Marcia 14,244
150 Dick 10,161 Leona 14,173
151 Hubert 9,816 Myrtle 14,133
152 Nicholas 9,712 Violet 13,863
153 Billie 9,703 Rosalie 13,711
154 Rodney 9,694 Harriet 13,689
155 Lowell 9,656 Annette 13,531
156 Dan 9,627 Naomi 13,499
157 Neil 9,463 Charlene 13,471
158 Sidney 9,417 Pearl 13,294
159 Homer 9,411 Joy 13,185
160 Delbert 9,168 Mae 12,858
161 Tony 9,161 Suzanne 12,759
162 Morris 9,113 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,054 Rebecca 12,611
164 Wilbur 9,040 Faye 12,553
165 Luther 8,856 Carrie 12,525
166 Earnest 8,721 Pat 12,462
167 Ronnie 8,709 Dora 12,386
168 Bennie 8,702 Rachel 12,268
169 Joel 8,687 Rosie 12,060
170 Ben 8,638 Emily 11,918
171 Steve 8,572 Eunice 11,600
172 Rudolph 8,196 Maureen 11,460
173 Willis 8,192 Alberta 11,345
174 Horace 8,125 Cora 11,251
175 Lonnie 8,116 Stella 11,201
176 Mike 8,028 Lula 11,079
177 Junior 8,002 Sheila 10,958
178 Carroll 7,962 Caroline 10,844
179 Karl 7,723 Glenda 10,591
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,582
181 Roosevelt 7,477 Lena 10,535
182 Otis 7,452 Lola 10,389
183 Mark 7,447 Myrna 10,235
184 Nathaniel 7,409 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,235 Rosemarie 10,129
186 Alton 7,214 Ramona 10,118
187 Marshall 7,173 Gwendolyn 10,108
188 Clayton 7,169 Jeannette 9,797
189 Alexander 7,092 Erma 9,699
190 Benny 6,861 Genevieve 9,689
191 Clifton 6,854 Cynthia 9,664
192 Archie 6,731 Nina 9,663
193 Oliver 6,708 Patty 9,625
194 Clinton 6,706 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,642 Diana 9,501
196 Juan 6,612 Jennie 9,488
197 Salvatore 6,481 Hilda 9,453
198 Nelson 6,474 Marguerite 9,328
199 Jon 6,362 Johnnie 9,064
200 Alex 6,305 Daisy 9,062
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.