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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 10,851,149 male births and 11,045,544 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,695 Mary 572,922
2 James 547,371 Betty 300,363
3 John 487,840 Barbara 296,393
4 William 416,637 Shirley 229,358
5 Richard 330,434 Patricia 220,570
6 Charles 303,147 Dorothy 210,386
7 Donald 283,639 Joan 173,419
8 George 192,245 Margaret 157,356
9 Thomas 183,848 Nancy 142,473
10 Joseph 180,527 Helen 140,409
11 David 164,671 Carol 117,730
12 Edward 147,817 Joyce 115,502
13 Ronald 140,298 Doris 110,638
14 Paul 125,744 Ruth 109,187
15 Kenneth 125,083 Virginia 103,075
16 Frank 108,069 Marilyn 98,528
17 Raymond 99,576 Elizabeth 96,471
18 Jack 96,375 Jean 94,176
19 Harold 95,442 Frances 92,110
20 Billy 88,309 Beverly 80,837
21 Gerald 82,801 Lois 80,710
22 Walter 80,888 Alice 78,963
23 Jerry 80,681 Donna 78,839
24 Joe 71,459 Martha 77,691
25 Eugene 70,921 Dolores 77,125
26 Henry 70,413 Janet 76,027
27 Bobby 69,404 Phyllis 73,795
28 Arthur 67,705 Norma 72,870
29 Carl 66,744 Carolyn 69,519
30 Larry 65,232 Evelyn 69,351
31 Ralph 63,798 Gloria 68,580
32 Albert 62,805 Anna 66,586
33 Willie 62,463 Marie 65,795
34 Fred 56,144 Ann 64,051
35 Michael 56,000 Mildred 61,728
36 Lawrence 54,479 Rose 59,095
37 Harry 53,102 Peggy 56,265
38 Howard 51,480 Geraldine 50,035
39 Roy 51,478 Catherine 50,021
40 Norman 49,983 Judith 49,901
41 Roger 49,608 Louise 49,855
42 Daniel 47,989 Janice 49,343
43 Louis 47,740 Marjorie 49,212
44 Earl 44,594 Annie 48,940
45 Gary 43,596 Ruby 47,643
46 Clarence 42,662 Eleanor 46,374
47 Anthony 42,531 Jane 45,811
48 Francis 41,380 Sandra 45,396
49 Wayne 41,134 Irene 44,444
50 Marvin 41,076 Wanda 43,071
51 Ernest 39,326 Elaine 41,106
52 Leonard 39,205 June 40,740
53 Herbert 37,812 Joanne 40,576
54 Melvin 37,702 Rita 38,734
55 Stanley 37,122 Florence 37,933
56 Leroy 36,256 Delores 37,596
57 Don 35,972 Lillian 37,393
58 Peter 35,824 Marlene 37,355
59 Jimmy 35,391 Edna 36,968
60 Alfred 34,373 Sarah 36,507
61 Dale 32,527 Patsy 36,467
62 Bill 32,326 Lorraine 36,327
63 Samuel 32,126 Thelma 36,248
64 Bernard 30,547 Josephine 36,050
65 Ray 30,199 Juanita 35,912
66 Gene 29,306 Bonnie 35,802
67 Philip 28,839 Arlene 34,790
68 Russell 28,831 Gladys 34,756
69 Frederick 26,602 Joann 34,694
70 Franklin 26,380 Sally 34,676
71 Dennis 26,362 Charlotte 34,640
72 Douglas 26,026 Kathleen 34,549
73 Jimmie 25,808 Audrey 34,003
74 Gordon 25,460 Pauline 33,681
75 Andrew 25,027 Wilma 33,186
76 Theodore 24,951 Sylvia 33,002
77 Floyd 24,880 Theresa 32,782
78 Johnny 24,595 Jacqueline 32,111
79 Allen 24,351 Clara 31,655
80 Glenn 24,219 Ethel 31,583
81 Bruce 24,120 Loretta 31,530
82 Edwin 24,019 Grace 31,354
83 Lee 23,950 Sharon 31,087
84 Lloyd 23,792 Edith 31,045
85 Bob 23,289 Lucille 30,840
86 Clifford 23,091 Emma 30,018
87 Leon 23,004 Bernice 29,901
88 Leo 22,856 Marion 29,565
89 Clyde 22,444 Linda 29,362
90 Eddie 22,320 Jo 28,652
91 Vernon 22,193 Anne 28,617
92 Martin 21,923 Hazel 28,559
93 Alvin 21,481 Roberta 27,729
94 Jim 20,825 Carole 26,766
95 Herman 20,314 Darlene 25,955
96 Lewis 20,014 Esther 25,788
97 Harvey 19,901 Katherine 25,188
98 Tommy 19,855 Ellen 25,137
99 Vincent 19,403 Laura 25,090
100 Charlie 19,152 Julia 24,935
101 Warren 19,148 Rosemary 24,853
102 Jerome 18,966 Jeanette 24,751
103 Jesse 18,925 Marian 23,906
104 Patrick 18,387 Willie 23,865
105 Stephen 18,272 Beatrice 23,714
106 Curtis 18,008 Margie 23,337
107 Arnold 17,886 Billie 23,293
108 Gilbert 17,741 Vivian 22,931
109 Elmer 17,369 Eva 22,793
110 Lester 16,981 Kathryn 22,581
111 Duane 16,851 Elsie 22,343
112 Phillip 16,530 Judy 22,313
113 Cecil 16,479 Eileen 22,257
114 Tom 16,423 Anita 22,222
115 Alan 16,371 Diane 22,197
116 Milton 15,725 Bertha 21,229
117 Jackie 15,676 Susan 21,031
118 Victor 15,566 Maria 20,633
119 Johnnie 15,333 Maxine 20,473
120 Roland 14,997 Ida 20,232
121 Benjamin 14,611 Yvonne 20,223
122 Glen 14,482 Ella 19,962
123 Chester 14,408 Lillie 19,926
124 Calvin 14,175 Constance 19,893
125 Keith 13,868 Sue 19,502
126 Dean 13,624 Bobbie 19,479
127 Sam 13,350 Georgia 19,009
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,755
129 Claude 12,741 Christine 18,483
130 Maurice 12,639 Sara 18,260
131 Willard 12,458 Alma 18,249
132 Manuel 12,326 Bessie 18,037
133 Jose 12,290 Agnes 18,031
134 Leslie 12,244 Vera 18,021
135 Edgar 11,857 Nellie 17,700
136 Marion 11,857 Kay 17,297
137 Max 11,756 Jessie 17,248
138 Hugh 11,698 Karen 16,698
139 Oscar 11,373 Lucy 16,413
140 Virgil 11,356 Mattie 16,296
141 Allan 11,354 Gertrude 16,134
142 Jessie 11,231 Rosa 16,044
143 Darrell 11,121 Minnie 15,870
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,854
145 Everett 10,947 Connie 15,655
146 Wesley 10,939 Geneva 14,276
147 Ted 10,525 Viola 14,258
148 Freddie 10,454 Velma 14,250
149 Jay 10,214 Marcia 14,244
150 Dick 10,161 Leona 14,173
151 Hubert 9,814 Myrtle 14,132
152 Nicholas 9,712 Violet 13,863
153 Billie 9,702 Rosalie 13,710
154 Rodney 9,694 Harriet 13,689
155 Lowell 9,655 Annette 13,531
156 Dan 9,627 Naomi 13,498
157 Neil 9,463 Charlene 13,470
158 Sidney 9,414 Pearl 13,293
159 Homer 9,411 Joy 13,184
160 Delbert 9,167 Mae 12,856
161 Tony 9,160 Suzanne 12,758
162 Morris 9,114 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,053 Rebecca 12,611
164 Wilbur 9,040 Faye 12,553
165 Luther 8,855 Carrie 12,525
166 Earnest 8,721 Pat 12,462
167 Ronnie 8,708 Dora 12,384
168 Bennie 8,702 Rachel 12,268
169 Joel 8,687 Rosie 12,061
170 Ben 8,637 Emily 11,918
171 Steve 8,573 Eunice 11,600
172 Rudolph 8,196 Maureen 11,460
173 Willis 8,192 Alberta 11,345
174 Horace 8,123 Cora 11,250
175 Lonnie 8,115 Stella 11,201
176 Mike 8,027 Lula 11,079
177 Junior 8,001 Sheila 10,958
178 Carroll 7,961 Caroline 10,844
179 Karl 7,723 Glenda 10,591
180 Guy 7,563 Verna 10,582
181 Roosevelt 7,476 Lena 10,536
182 Otis 7,452 Lola 10,389
183 Mark 7,447 Myrna 10,235
184 Nathaniel 7,409 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,233 Rosemarie 10,129
186 Alton 7,214 Ramona 10,118
187 Marshall 7,173 Gwendolyn 10,107
188 Clayton 7,169 Jeannette 9,797
189 Alexander 7,092 Erma 9,699
190 Benny 6,861 Genevieve 9,688
191 Clifton 6,854 Cynthia 9,664
192 Archie 6,730 Nina 9,661
193 Oliver 6,710 Patty 9,625
194 Clinton 6,706 Fannie 9,551
195 Barry 6,642 Diana 9,501
196 Juan 6,611 Jennie 9,487
197 Salvatore 6,482 Hilda 9,453
198 Nelson 6,473 Marguerite 9,327
199 Jon 6,361 Johnnie 9,063
200 Alex 6,305 Daisy 9,062
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2017. See the limitations of this data source.