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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 20,513,515 male births and 19,732,188 female births.

Popular names of the 1950s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 James 843,377 Mary 625,532
2 Michael 837,084 Linda 564,261
3 Robert 830,032 Patricia 459,587
4 John 797,528 Susan 437,688
5 David 769,555 Deborah 430,493
6 William 590,973 Barbara 345,686
7 Richard 535,149 Debra 341,282
8 Thomas 454,169 Karen 332,483
9 Mark 382,419 Nancy 286,757
10 Charles 360,979 Donna 270,310
11 Steven 333,513 Cynthia 263,388
12 Gary 329,751 Sandra 251,533
13 Joseph 299,854 Pamela 237,367
14 Donald 273,413 Sharon 232,782
15 Ronald 271,011 Kathleen 224,300
16 Kenneth 262,683 Carol 222,620
17 Paul 253,081 Diane 210,605
18 Larry 245,535 Brenda 209,226
19 Daniel 243,591 Cheryl 171,355
20 Stephen 207,171 Janet 167,500
21 Dennis 204,131 Elizabeth 165,641
22 Timothy 198,230 Kathy 157,914
23 Edward 188,279 Margaret 149,560
24 Jeffrey 184,544 Janice 133,598
25 George 180,956 Carolyn 124,054
26 Gregory 178,357 Denise 123,768
27 Kevin 158,960 Judy 118,037
28 Douglas 148,136 Rebecca 115,681
29 Terry 140,633 Joyce 114,945
30 Anthony 136,622 Teresa 114,264
31 Jerry 136,507 Christine 113,331
32 Bruce 136,384 Catherine 108,817
33 Randy 120,484 Shirley 108,783
34 Brian 112,299 Judith 108,743
35 Frank 112,253 Betty 103,182
36 Scott 111,792 Beverly 97,773
37 Roger 110,089 Lisa 95,822
38 Raymond 108,887 Laura 95,518
39 Peter 102,710 Theresa 89,585
40 Patrick 96,819 Connie 88,796
41 Keith 91,199 Ann 87,032
42 Lawrence 91,071 Julie 86,693
43 Wayne 88,069 Gloria 86,688
44 Danny 86,582 Gail 85,610
45 Alan 83,940 Joan 85,163
46 Gerald 82,575 Paula 84,854
47 Ricky 79,120 Peggy 84,276
48 Carl 78,716 Cindy 83,972
49 Christopher 78,202 Martha 83,178
50 Dale 75,512 Bonnie 83,002
51 Walter 72,154 Jane 82,906
52 Craig 69,469 Cathy 82,705
53 Willie 66,429 Robin 82,415
54 Johnny 65,736 Debbie 82,091
55 Arthur 65,693 Diana 80,218
56 Steve 64,213 Marilyn 80,150
57 Joe 62,605 Kathryn 77,788
58 Randall 62,401 Dorothy 74,471
59 Jack 62,393 Wanda 72,440
60 Russell 62,377 Jean 72,259
61 Henry 62,224 Vicki 71,975
62 Harold 62,134 Sheila 70,152
63 Roy 61,801 Virginia 69,780
64 Andrew 60,965 Sherry 68,325
65 Philip 60,831 Katherine 66,852
66 Ralph 60,406 Rose 66,715
67 Billy 59,242 Lynn 66,035
68 Glenn 58,683 Jo 63,959
69 Stanley 57,135 Ruth 62,517
70 Jimmy 54,857 Maria 62,392
71 Rodney 54,785 Darlene 61,870
72 Barry 54,774 Jacqueline 60,463
73 Samuel 53,752 Rita 60,251
74 Eric 53,289 Rhonda 59,804
75 Bobby 53,256 Phyllis 57,766
76 Albert 52,824 Helen 57,566
77 Phillip 52,432 Vickie 56,855
78 Ronnie 51,269 Kim 56,074
79 Martin 50,959 Lori 56,065
80 Mike 48,343 Ellen 55,375
81 Eugene 48,259 Elaine 54,223
82 Louis 47,907 Joanne 53,544
83 Howard 47,836 Anne 52,390
84 Allen 47,299 Valerie 52,232
85 Curtis 46,302 Alice 52,066
86 Jeffery 45,845 Frances 51,183
87 Frederick 44,250 Suzanne 50,319
88 Leonard 43,535 Marie 49,255
89 Harry 43,314 Victoria 49,117
90 Micheal 40,933 Kimberly 48,959
91 Tony 40,783 Anita 47,586
92 Ernest 39,649 Laurie 46,953
93 Eddie 38,566 Michelle 46,784
94 Fred 37,434 Sally 46,704
95 Darrell 37,233 Terri 46,431
96 Jay 36,952 Marcia 43,723
97 Melvin 36,152 Terry 43,189
98 Matthew 35,815 Jennifer 43,075
99 Lee 35,811 Leslie 43,043
100 Vincent 35,343 Doris 42,894
101 Tommy 34,943 Maureen 42,811
102 Francis 34,752 Wendy 42,664
103 Marvin 34,688 Michele 41,956
104 Dean 34,559 Anna 41,680
105 Rick 34,385 Marsha 41,553
106 Victor 33,884 Angela 40,345
107 Norman 33,730 Sarah 39,965
108 Earl 32,634 Sylvia 39,529
109 Jose 31,397 Jill 39,057
110 Calvin 30,540 Dawn 38,899
111 Ray 29,899 Sue 38,847
112 Clifford 29,848 Evelyn 38,398
113 Alfred 29,729 Roberta 37,912
114 Jerome 29,696 Jeanne 37,662
115 Bradley 29,484 Charlotte 36,992
116 Clarence 29,467 Eileen 36,558
117 Don 29,440 Lois 36,192
118 Theodore 29,033 Colleen 35,911
119 Jon 28,924 Stephanie 35,562
120 Rickey 27,941 Annette 35,345
121 Joel 27,846 Glenda 35,220
122 Jesse 26,634 Yvonne 35,036
123 Jim 26,208 Dianne 34,485
124 Edwin 26,187 Tina 33,991
125 Dan 26,009 Beth 33,986
126 Bernard 25,867 Lorraine 33,580
127 Chris 25,863 Constance 33,524
128 Jonathan 25,810 Renee 32,947
129 Gordon 25,716 Charlene 32,718
130 Glen 25,382 Joann 32,658
131 Jeff 24,923 Julia 32,451
132 Warren 24,602 Gwendolyn 31,942
133 Leroy 24,577 Norma 30,800
134 Herbert 24,287 Regina 30,786
135 Duane 24,130 Amy 30,590
136 Bill 23,879 Loretta 30,382
137 Benjamin 23,843 Sheryl 30,381
138 Tom 23,743 Carla 29,427
139 Alvin 23,070 Andrea 29,374
140 Nicholas 22,614 Tammy 29,179
141 Tim 22,215 Irene 26,965
142 Mitchell 21,955 Jan 26,160
143 Marc 21,926 Louise 25,846
144 Leslie 21,375 Juanita 25,647
145 Leon 21,336 Marlene 25,246
146 Kim 21,200 Penny 25,118
147 Dwight 20,838 Rosemary 24,993
148 Bryan 20,632 Becky 24,835
149 Lloyd 20,611 Kay 24,644
150 Vernon 20,125 Joy 24,514
151 Gene 19,689 Geraldine 24,219
152 Reginald 19,331 Jeanette 23,982
153 Lonnie 19,188 Gayle 23,725
154 Guy 19,140 Annie 23,676
155 Gilbert 18,834 Vivian 23,545
156 Garry 18,785 Claudia 23,147
157 Juan 18,760 Lynda 22,689
158 Karl 18,725 Melissa 22,294
159 Kent 18,686 Audrey 22,217
160 Kurt 18,635 Lynne 22,189
161 Todd 18,565 Patsy 21,729
162 Jackie 18,437 Melinda 21,506
163 Greg 18,244 Vicky 21,332
164 Lewis 18,125 Toni 21,306
165 Wesley 18,075 June 21,101
166 Clyde 17,884 Belinda 20,939
167 Floyd 17,857 Marjorie 20,933
168 Neil 17,704 Arlene 20,654
169 Allan 17,687 Patti 20,602
170 Donnie 17,151 Ruby 20,549
171 Perry 17,069 Sara 20,491
172 Franklin 17,009 Yolanda 19,942
173 Lester 16,557 Rosa 19,870
174 Brad 16,478 Christina 19,848
175 Manuel 16,366 Melanie 19,847
176 Kirk 16,218 Delores 19,361
177 Carlos 15,815 Jackie 19,303
178 Leo 15,530 Vanessa 19,160
179 Jimmie 15,520 Carmen 18,942
180 Randolph 15,494 Monica 18,711
181 Charlie 15,279 Janis 18,670
182 Robin 15,215 Holly 18,635
183 Dana 15,150 Marianne 18,472
184 Darryl 15,088 Dolores 18,308
185 Dave 14,852 Shelley 18,221
186 Ted 14,719 Veronica 17,619
187 Milton 14,565 Mildred 17,569
188 Daryl 14,496 Dana 17,108
189 Kerry 14,399 Eva 17,103
190 Freddie 14,391 Rachel 16,774
191 Brent 14,324 Shelia 16,756
192 Harvey 14,245 Roxanne 16,603
193 Gerard 14,209 Carole 16,533
194 Stuart 14,070 Lillian 16,506
195 Johnnie 14,037 Josephine 16,404
196 Herman 13,825 Carrie 16,180
197 Lynn 13,766 Patty 16,107
198 Rex 13,494 Sherri 16,103
199 Arnold 13,193 Doreen 16,085
200 Kelly 13,124 Grace 15,915
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2016. See the limitations of this data source.