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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 10,848,345 male births and 11,044,142 female births.

Popular names of the 1930s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 590,551 Mary 572,850
2 James 547,225 Betty 300,324
3 John 487,736 Barbara 296,359
4 William 416,538 Shirley 229,338
5 Richard 330,360 Patricia 220,545
6 Charles 303,050 Dorothy 210,354
7 Donald 283,563 Joan 173,407
8 George 192,191 Margaret 157,330
9 Thomas 183,807 Nancy 142,459
10 Joseph 180,491 Helen 140,377
11 David 164,647 Carol 117,718
12 Edward 147,779 Joyce 115,486
13 Ronald 140,272 Doris 110,613
14 Paul 125,711 Ruth 109,173
15 Kenneth 125,054 Virginia 103,060
16 Frank 108,037 Marilyn 98,514
17 Raymond 99,550 Elizabeth 96,463
18 Jack 96,347 Jean 94,162
19 Harold 95,413 Frances 92,094
20 Billy 88,287 Beverly 80,838
21 Gerald 82,781 Lois 80,703
22 Walter 80,849 Alice 78,957
23 Jerry 80,662 Donna 78,835
24 Joe 71,448 Martha 77,682
25 Eugene 70,893 Dolores 77,110
26 Henry 70,389 Janet 76,019
27 Bobby 69,384 Phyllis 73,785
28 Arthur 67,687 Norma 72,859
29 Carl 66,734 Carolyn 69,515
30 Larry 65,224 Evelyn 69,339
31 Ralph 63,774 Gloria 68,563
32 Albert 62,791 Anna 66,583
33 Willie 62,447 Marie 65,786
34 Fred 56,137 Ann 64,042
35 Michael 55,996 Mildred 61,722
36 Lawrence 54,459 Rose 59,081
37 Harry 53,090 Peggy 56,260
38 Howard 51,461 Geraldine 50,031
39 Roy 51,459 Catherine 50,017
40 Norman 49,960 Judith 49,897
41 Roger 49,609 Louise 49,849
42 Daniel 47,985 Janice 49,339
43 Louis 47,734 Marjorie 49,209
44 Earl 44,582 Annie 48,940
45 Gary 43,597 Ruby 47,632
46 Clarence 42,650 Eleanor 46,368
47 Anthony 42,523 Jane 45,809
48 Francis 41,364 Sandra 45,389
49 Wayne 41,126 Irene 44,440
50 Marvin 41,060 Wanda 43,064
51 Ernest 39,316 Elaine 41,105
52 Leonard 39,197 June 40,737
53 Herbert 37,803 Joanne 40,573
54 Melvin 37,693 Rita 38,733
55 Stanley 37,115 Florence 37,926
56 Leroy 36,250 Delores 37,590
57 Don 35,965 Lillian 37,392
58 Peter 35,817 Marlene 37,346
59 Jimmy 35,385 Edna 36,961
60 Alfred 34,370 Sarah 36,503
61 Dale 32,522 Patsy 36,467
62 Bill 32,326 Lorraine 36,325
63 Samuel 32,123 Thelma 36,243
64 Bernard 30,542 Josephine 36,041
65 Ray 30,188 Juanita 35,904
66 Gene 29,299 Bonnie 35,794
67 Philip 28,833 Arlene 34,780
68 Russell 28,824 Gladys 34,754
69 Frederick 26,597 Joann 34,690
70 Franklin 26,372 Sally 34,674
71 Dennis 26,358 Charlotte 34,639
72 Douglas 26,020 Kathleen 34,546
73 Jimmie 25,807 Audrey 33,997
74 Gordon 25,452 Pauline 33,677
75 Andrew 25,023 Wilma 33,182
76 Theodore 24,942 Sylvia 32,999
77 Floyd 24,874 Theresa 32,780
78 Johnny 24,582 Jacqueline 32,105
79 Allen 24,338 Clara 31,652
80 Glenn 24,213 Ethel 31,580
81 Bruce 24,119 Loretta 31,524
82 Edwin 24,015 Grace 31,348
83 Lee 23,948 Sharon 31,085
84 Lloyd 23,783 Edith 31,043
85 Bob 23,286 Lucille 30,838
86 Clifford 23,091 Emma 30,014
87 Leon 22,999 Bernice 29,896
88 Leo 22,849 Marion 29,562
89 Clyde 22,441 Linda 29,363
90 Eddie 22,314 Jo 28,647
91 Vernon 22,187 Anne 28,614
92 Martin 21,917 Hazel 28,556
93 Alvin 21,474 Roberta 27,728
94 Jim 20,819 Carole 26,768
95 Herman 20,305 Darlene 25,953
96 Lewis 20,007 Esther 25,785
97 Harvey 19,895 Katherine 25,183
98 Tommy 19,851 Ellen 25,135
99 Vincent 19,395 Laura 25,087
100 Charlie 19,145 Julia 24,931
101 Warren 19,142 Rosemary 24,854
102 Jerome 18,957 Jeanette 24,751
103 Jesse 18,922 Marian 23,900
104 Patrick 18,384 Willie 23,859
105 Stephen 18,263 Beatrice 23,708
106 Curtis 18,003 Margie 23,334
107 Arnold 17,880 Billie 23,288
108 Gilbert 17,737 Vivian 22,928
109 Elmer 17,363 Eva 22,791
110 Lester 16,974 Kathryn 22,574
111 Duane 16,842 Elsie 22,341
112 Phillip 16,526 Judy 22,313
113 Cecil 16,473 Eileen 22,255
114 Tom 16,423 Anita 22,219
115 Alan 16,370 Diane 22,196
116 Milton 15,714 Bertha 21,227
117 Jackie 15,672 Susan 21,034
118 Victor 15,558 Maria 20,631
119 Johnnie 15,333 Maxine 20,471
120 Roland 14,993 Ida 20,228
121 Benjamin 14,607 Yvonne 20,225
122 Glen 14,479 Ella 19,957
123 Chester 14,402 Lillie 19,921
124 Calvin 14,171 Constance 19,888
125 Keith 13,864 Sue 19,499
126 Dean 13,621 Bobbie 19,475
127 Sam 13,345 Georgia 18,999
128 Wallace 13,240 Jeanne 18,756
129 Claude 12,732 Christine 18,476
130 Maurice 12,638 Sara 18,254
131 Willard 12,452 Alma 18,243
132 Manuel 12,322 Bessie 18,032
133 Jose 12,287 Agnes 18,030
134 Leslie 12,242 Vera 18,015
135 Marion 11,852 Nellie 17,697
136 Edgar 11,851 Kay 17,295
137 Max 11,752 Jessie 17,243
138 Hugh 11,695 Karen 16,698
139 Oscar 11,370 Lucy 16,412
140 Allan 11,355 Mattie 16,298
141 Virgil 11,352 Gertrude 16,135
142 Jessie 11,225 Rosa 16,042
143 Darrell 11,115 Minnie 15,866
144 Terry 11,027 Gail 15,852
145 Everett 10,939 Connie 15,655
146 Wesley 10,934 Geneva 14,273
147 Ted 10,522 Viola 14,253
148 Freddie 10,453 Velma 14,247
149 Jay 10,211 Marcia 14,245
150 Dick 10,159 Leona 14,171
151 Hubert 9,810 Myrtle 14,127
152 Nicholas 9,706 Violet 13,858
153 Billie 9,700 Rosalie 13,709
154 Rodney 9,694 Harriet 13,686
155 Lowell 9,652 Annette 13,528
156 Dan 9,623 Naomi 13,496
157 Neil 9,457 Charlene 13,470
158 Sidney 9,413 Pearl 13,291
159 Homer 9,405 Joy 13,185
160 Delbert 9,166 Mae 12,853
161 Tony 9,157 Suzanne 12,759
162 Morris 9,111 Claire 12,638
163 Lyle 9,048 Rebecca 12,608
164 Wilbur 9,040 Faye 12,552
165 Luther 8,853 Carrie 12,522
166 Earnest 8,723 Pat 12,461
167 Ronnie 8,710 Dora 12,381
168 Bennie 8,696 Rachel 12,266
169 Joel 8,684 Rosie 12,056
170 Ben 8,635 Emily 11,918
171 Steve 8,573 Eunice 11,598
172 Rudolph 8,194 Maureen 11,461
173 Willis 8,191 Alberta 11,342
174 Horace 8,117 Cora 11,246
175 Lonnie 8,111 Stella 11,199
176 Mike 8,024 Lula 11,072
177 Junior 7,998 Sheila 10,957
178 Carroll 7,961 Caroline 10,843
179 Karl 7,723 Glenda 10,589
180 Guy 7,562 Verna 10,581
181 Roosevelt 7,472 Lena 10,533
182 Otis 7,448 Lola 10,386
183 Mark 7,445 Myrna 10,233
184 Nathaniel 7,412 Hattie 10,229
185 Danny 7,233 Rosemarie 10,126
186 Alton 7,210 Ramona 10,119
187 Marshall 7,171 Gwendolyn 10,107
188 Clayton 7,167 Jeannette 9,798
189 Alexander 7,089 Erma 9,695
190 Benny 6,860 Genevieve 9,687
191 Clifton 6,850 Cynthia 9,665
192 Archie 6,730 Nina 9,660
193 Oliver 6,708 Patty 9,624
194 Clinton 6,707 Fannie 9,550
195 Barry 6,641 Diana 9,500
196 Juan 6,608 Jennie 9,485
197 Salvatore 6,479 Hilda 9,449
198 Nelson 6,472 Marguerite 9,327
199 Jon 6,362 Johnnie 9,059
200 Alex 6,304 Daisy 9,058
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2013. See the limitations of this data source.