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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 20,515,686 male births and 19,733,148 female births.

Popular names of the 1950s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 James 843,489 Mary 625,558
2 Michael 837,142 Linda 564,312
3 Robert 830,134 Patricia 459,623
4 John 797,660 Susan 437,723
5 David 769,652 Deborah 430,515
6 William 591,025 Barbara 345,706
7 Richard 535,238 Debra 341,306
8 Thomas 454,195 Karen 332,485
9 Mark 382,430 Nancy 286,779
10 Charles 361,035 Donna 270,325
11 Steven 333,520 Cynthia 263,397
12 Gary 329,814 Sandra 251,563
13 Joseph 299,908 Pamela 237,375
14 Donald 273,453 Sharon 232,789
15 Ronald 271,053 Kathleen 224,316
16 Kenneth 262,718 Carol 222,631
17 Paul 253,094 Diane 210,610
18 Larry 245,612 Brenda 209,232
19 Daniel 243,613 Cheryl 171,366
20 Stephen 207,193 Janet 167,505
21 Dennis 204,183 Elizabeth 165,646
22 Timothy 198,238 Kathy 157,920
23 Edward 188,286 Margaret 149,571
24 Jeffrey 184,569 Janice 133,597
25 George 180,973 Carolyn 124,063
26 Gregory 178,382 Denise 123,766
27 Kevin 158,955 Judy 118,042
28 Douglas 148,149 Rebecca 115,688
29 Terry 140,668 Joyce 114,958
30 Anthony 136,619 Teresa 114,273
31 Jerry 136,542 Christine 113,333
32 Bruce 136,402 Catherine 108,822
33 Randy 120,503 Shirley 108,793
34 Brian 112,298 Judith 108,751
35 Frank 112,291 Betty 103,194
36 Scott 111,779 Beverly 97,778
37 Roger 110,102 Lisa 95,816
38 Raymond 108,909 Laura 95,512
39 Peter 102,715 Theresa 89,594
40 Patrick 96,823 Connie 88,804
41 Keith 91,195 Ann 87,032
42 Lawrence 91,081 Gloria 86,698
43 Wayne 88,078 Julie 86,691
44 Danny 86,610 Gail 85,613
45 Alan 83,944 Joan 85,166
46 Gerald 82,586 Paula 84,862
47 Ricky 79,127 Peggy 84,283
48 Carl 78,715 Cindy 83,972
49 Christopher 78,228 Martha 83,177
50 Dale 75,532 Bonnie 83,005
51 Walter 72,175 Jane 82,911
52 Craig 69,470 Cathy 82,710
53 Willie 66,436 Robin 82,416
54 Johnny 65,747 Debbie 82,091
55 Arthur 65,710 Diana 80,223
56 Steve 64,226 Marilyn 80,153
57 Joe 62,614 Kathryn 77,797
58 Randall 62,407 Dorothy 74,476
59 Russell 62,385 Wanda 72,443
60 Jack 62,380 Jean 72,262
61 Henry 62,217 Vicki 71,976
62 Harold 62,151 Sheila 70,165
63 Roy 61,815 Virginia 69,781
64 Andrew 60,951 Sherry 68,326
65 Philip 60,828 Katherine 66,847
66 Ralph 60,408 Rose 66,712
67 Billy 59,252 Lynn 66,046
68 Glenn 58,694 Jo 63,959
69 Stanley 57,138 Ruth 62,523
70 Jimmy 54,874 Maria 62,421
71 Rodney 54,796 Darlene 61,872
72 Barry 54,784 Jacqueline 60,461
73 Samuel 53,756 Rita 60,255
74 Eric 53,287 Rhonda 59,805
75 Bobby 53,261 Phyllis 57,770
76 Albert 52,825 Helen 57,566
77 Phillip 52,438 Vickie 56,855
78 Ronnie 51,279 Kim 56,075
79 Martin 50,967 Lori 56,063
80 Mike 48,350 Ellen 55,379
81 Eugene 48,267 Elaine 54,230
82 Louis 47,910 Joanne 53,547
83 Howard 47,841 Anne 52,386
84 Allen 47,305 Valerie 52,230
85 Curtis 46,306 Alice 52,063
86 Jeffery 45,853 Frances 51,194
87 Frederick 44,263 Suzanne 50,322
88 Leonard 43,549 Marie 49,259
89 Harry 43,323 Victoria 49,119
90 Micheal 40,928 Kimberly 48,951
91 Tony 40,781 Anita 47,587
92 Ernest 39,662 Laurie 46,953
93 Eddie 38,576 Michelle 46,782
94 Fred 37,438 Sally 46,701
95 Darrell 37,245 Terri 46,432
96 Jay 36,953 Marcia 43,729
97 Melvin 36,160 Terry 43,189
98 Lee 35,814 Jennifer 43,073
99 Matthew 35,800 Leslie 43,042
100 Vincent 35,344 Doris 42,897
101 Tommy 34,951 Maureen 42,811
102 Francis 34,755 Wendy 42,669
103 Marvin 34,690 Michele 41,958
104 Dean 34,563 Anna 41,692
105 Rick 34,382 Marsha 41,554
106 Victor 33,876 Angela 40,347
107 Norman 33,735 Sarah 39,963
108 Earl 32,636 Sylvia 39,532
109 Jose 31,412 Jill 39,054
110 Calvin 30,543 Dawn 38,899
111 Ray 29,911 Sue 38,851
112 Clifford 29,853 Evelyn 38,401
113 Alfred 29,737 Roberta 37,913
114 Jerome 29,697 Jeanne 37,663
115 Bradley 29,479 Charlotte 36,994
116 Clarence 29,471 Eileen 36,560
117 Don 29,446 Lois 36,196
118 Theodore 29,035 Colleen 35,912
119 Jon 28,928 Stephanie 35,557
120 Rickey 27,944 Annette 35,342
121 Joel 27,849 Glenda 35,222
122 Jesse 26,638 Yvonne 35,035
123 Jim 26,210 Dianne 34,485
124 Edwin 26,194 Tina 33,989
125 Dan 26,011 Beth 33,985
126 Bernard 25,879 Lorraine 33,583
127 Chris 25,875 Constance 33,527
128 Jonathan 25,800 Renee 32,948
129 Gordon 25,722 Charlene 32,716
130 Glen 25,385 Joann 32,660
131 Jeff 24,922 Julia 32,454
132 Warren 24,599 Gwendolyn 31,945
133 Leroy 24,581 Norma 30,799
134 Herbert 24,289 Regina 30,789
135 Duane 24,131 Amy 30,587
136 Bill 23,879 Loretta 30,386
137 Benjamin 23,839 Sheryl 30,382
138 Tom 23,750 Carla 29,428
139 Alvin 23,077 Andrea 29,372
140 Nicholas 22,612 Tammy 29,178
141 Tim 22,216 Irene 26,970
142 Mitchell 21,956 Jan 26,162
143 Marc 21,930 Louise 25,847
144 Leslie 21,380 Juanita 25,650
145 Leon 21,342 Marlene 25,248
146 Kim 21,202 Penny 25,121
147 Dwight 20,841 Rosemary 24,999
148 Bryan 20,626 Becky 24,836
149 Lloyd 20,616 Kay 24,644
150 Vernon 20,130 Joy 24,516
151 Gene 19,690 Geraldine 24,220
152 Reginald 19,334 Jeanette 23,985
153 Lonnie 19,195 Gayle 23,726
154 Guy 19,143 Annie 23,676
155 Gilbert 18,839 Vivian 23,548
156 Garry 18,785 Claudia 23,148
157 Juan 18,760 Lynda 22,690
158 Karl 18,729 Melissa 22,289
159 Kent 18,687 Audrey 22,218
160 Kurt 18,640 Lynne 22,193
161 Todd 18,565 Patsy 21,732
162 Jackie 18,437 Melinda 21,505
163 Greg 18,241 Vicky 21,330
164 Lewis 18,130 Toni 21,306
165 Wesley 18,074 June 21,101
166 Clyde 17,893 Belinda 20,939
167 Floyd 17,859 Marjorie 20,934
168 Neil 17,705 Arlene 20,653
169 Allan 17,689 Patti 20,603
170 Donnie 17,159 Ruby 20,550
171 Perry 17,073 Sara 20,491
172 Franklin 17,006 Yolanda 19,945
173 Lester 16,563 Rosa 19,875
174 Brad 16,475 Melanie 19,848
175 Manuel 16,367 Christina 19,841
176 Kirk 16,217 Delores 19,360
177 Carlos 15,812 Jackie 19,302
178 Jimmie 15,527 Vanessa 19,163
179 Leo 15,527 Carmen 18,947
180 Randolph 15,494 Monica 18,712
181 Charlie 15,279 Janis 18,672
182 Robin 15,216 Holly 18,635
183 Dana 15,153 Marianne 18,476
184 Darryl 15,086 Dolores 18,307
185 Dave 14,848 Shelley 18,224
186 Ted 14,717 Veronica 17,620
187 Milton 14,570 Mildred 17,569
188 Daryl 14,497 Eva 17,107
189 Kerry 14,408 Dana 17,105
190 Freddie 14,401 Rachel 16,774
191 Brent 14,325 Shelia 16,755
192 Harvey 14,248 Roxanne 16,605
193 Gerard 14,209 Carole 16,532
194 Stuart 14,069 Lillian 16,505
195 Johnnie 14,041 Josephine 16,406
196 Herman 13,827 Carrie 16,181
197 Lynn 13,765 Patty 16,108
198 Rex 13,494 Sherri 16,104
199 Arnold 13,191 Doreen 16,086
200 Kelly 13,124 Grace 15,916
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.