Popular Names in the United States

Information from the Social Security Administration. Different spellings of similar names are not combined.
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Boys
Rank Name Times +/-
1.
  
Robert
590,298 0
2.
  
James
546,987 +1
3.
  
John
487,514 -1
4.
  
William
416,347 0
5.
  
Richard
330,238 +3
6.
  
Charles
302,916 -1
7.
  
Donald
283,429 +3
8.
  
George
192,089 -2
9.
  
Thomas
183,719 +2
10.
  
Joseph
180,396 -3
11.
  
David
164,590 +11
12.
  
Edward
147,696 -3
13.
  
Ronald
140,225 +80
14.
  
Paul
125,650 0
15.
  
Kenneth
125,016 +4
16.
  
Frank
107,992 -4
17.
  
Raymond
99,491 -2
18.
  
Jack
96,300 -1
19.
  
Harold
95,369 -6
20.
  
Billy
88,246 +28
21.
  
Gerald
82,751 +23
22.
  
Walter
80,818 -6
23.
  
Jerry
80,649 +79
24.
  
Joe
71,411 +10
25.
  
Eugene
70,852 -1
26.
  
Henry
70,354 -8
27.
  
Bobby
69,343 +102
28.
  
Arthur
67,665 -8
29.
  
Carl
66,700 -2
30.
  
Larry
65,224 +160
31.
  
Ralph
63,731 -6
32.
  
Albert
62,753 -11
33.
  
Willie
62,410 -5
34.
  
Fred
56,115 -1
35.
  
Michael
55,984 +17
36.
  
Lawrence
54,440 0
37.
  
Harry
53,077 -14
38.
  
Howard
51,439 -12
39.
  
Roy
51,433 -7
40.
  
Norman
49,935 +3
41.
  
Roger
49,600 +48
42.
  
Daniel
47,964 +3
43.
  
Louis
47,712 -14
44.
  
Earl
44,568 -13
45.
  
Gary
43,590 +446
46.
  
Clarence
42,611 -16
47.
  
Anthony
42,500 -6
48.
  
Francis
41,348 -13
49.
  
Wayne
41,109 +24
50.
  
Marvin
41,034 0
51.
  
Ernest
39,294 -12
52.
  
Leonard
39,175 -14
53.
  
Herbert
37,781 -16
54.
  
Melvin
37,668 -5
55.
  
Stanley
37,111 -13
56.
  
Leroy
36,231 -3
57.
  
Don
35,956 +49
58.
  
Peter
35,805 +1
59.
  
Jimmy
35,377 +126
60.
  
Alfred
34,356 -20
61.
  
Dale
32,512 +24
62.
  
Bill
32,317 +25
63.
  
Samuel
32,100 -17
64.
  
Bernard
30,525 -17
65.
  
Ray
30,172 -3
66.
  
Gene
29,289 +35
67.
  
Philip
28,817 +3
68.
  
Russell
28,809 -14
69.
  
Frederick
26,585 -6
70.
  
Franklin
26,366 +68
71.
  
Dennis
26,345 +103
72.
  
Douglas
26,010 +31
73.
  
Jimmie
25,788 +51
74.
  
Gordon
25,432 +1
75.
  
Andrew
25,008 -19
76.
  
Theodore
24,930 -12
77.
  
Floyd
24,861 -17
78.
  
Johnny
24,571 +67
79.
  
Allen
24,328 +16
80.
  
Glenn
24,201 -1
81.
  
Bruce
24,116 +52
82.
  
Edwin
24,007 -25
83.
  
Lee
23,940 0
84.
  
Lloyd
23,769 -23
85.
  
Bob
23,283 +45
86.
  
Clifford
23,079 -21
87.
  
Leon
22,977 -11
88.
  
Leo
22,839 -33
89.
  
Clyde
22,429 -21
90.
  
Eddie
22,303 +17
91.
  
Vernon
22,180 -25
92.
  
Martin
21,913 -11
93.
  
Alvin
21,467 -22
94.
  
Jim
20,817 +58
95.
  
Herman
20,297 -28
96.
  
Lewis
20,003 -19
97.
  
Harvey
19,887 -9
98.
  
Tommy
19,846 +105
99.
  
Vincent
19,393 -25
100.
  
Charlie
19,140 -22
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
1.
  
Mary
572,725 0
2.
  
Betty
300,267 +2
3.
  
Barbara
296,327 +15
4.
  
Shirley
229,290 +13
5.
  
Patricia
220,514 +25
6.
  
Dorothy
210,310 -4
7.
  
Joan
173,377 +53
8.
  
Margaret
157,321 -3
9.
  
Nancy
142,442 +53
10.
  
Helen
140,357 -7
11.
  
Carol
117,707 +105
12.
  
Joyce
115,469 +49
13.
  
Doris
110,588 -5
14.
  
Ruth
109,157 -8
15.
  
Virginia
103,048 -8
16.
  
Marilyn
98,505 +66
17.
  
Elizabeth
96,437 -6
18.
  
Jean
94,148 -2
19.
  
Frances
92,076 -9
20.
  
Beverly
80,831 +72
21.
  
Lois
80,697 +1
22.
  
Alice
78,947 -7
23.
  
Donna
78,823 +81
24.
  
Martha
77,663 -1
25.
  
Dolores
77,093 +23
26.
  
Janet
76,008 +86
27.
  
Phyllis
73,773 +15
28.
  
Norma
72,847 +8
29.
  
Carolyn
69,509 +90
30.
  
Evelyn
69,328 -18
31.
  
Gloria
68,547 +9
32.
  
Anna
66,568 -19
33.
  
Marie
65,778 -19
34.
  
Ann
64,041 +17
35.
  
Mildred
61,709 -26
36.
  
Rose
59,075 -12
37.
  
Peggy
56,247 +88
38.
  
Geraldine
50,020 +19
39.
  
Catherine
50,012 -12
40.
  
Judith
49,897 +248
41.
  
Louise
49,840 -15
42.
  
Janice
49,334 +140
43.
  
Marjorie
49,201 -23
44.
  
Annie
48,938 -12
45.
  
Ruby
47,621 -17
46.
  
Eleanor
46,358 -17
47.
  
Jane
45,808 +9
48.
  
Sandra
45,388 +515
49.
  
Irene
44,436 -30
50.
  
Wanda
43,053 +26
51.
  
Elaine
41,104 +29
52.
  
June
40,735 -7
53.
  
Joanne
40,568 +168
54.
  
Rita
38,727 -5
55.
  
Florence
37,924 -34
56.
  
Delores
37,579 +92
57.
  
Lillian
37,379 -32
58.
  
Marlene
37,342 +791
59.
  
Edna
36,959 -24
60.
  
Sarah
36,493 -2
61.
  
Patsy
36,466 +164
62.
  
Lorraine
36,319 -12
63.
  
Thelma
36,235 -29
64.
  
Josephine
36,034 -31
65.
  
Juanita
35,896 -11
66.
  
Bonnie
35,788 +49
67.
  
Arlene
34,773 +57
68.
  
Gladys
34,746 -37
69.
  
Joann
34,683 +208
70.
  
Sally
34,670 +97
71.
  
Charlotte
34,634 +7
72.
  
Kathleen
34,536 +13
73.
  
Audrey
33,991 0
74.
  
Pauline
33,664 -37
75.
  
Wilma
33,165 -7
76.
  
Sylvia
32,992 +27
77.
  
Theresa
32,776 -3
78.
  
Jacqueline
32,107 +67
79.
  
Clara
31,649 -24
80.
  
Ethel
31,578 -39
81.
  
Loretta
31,512 +48
82.
  
Grace
31,344 -39
83.
  
Sharon
31,082 +674
84.
  
Edith
31,043 -45
85.
  
Lucille
30,831 -47
86.
  
Emma
30,008 -27
87.
  
Bernice
29,899 -41
88.
  
Marion
29,553 -41
89.
  
Linda
29,366 +228
90.
  
Jo
28,643 +164
91.
  
Anne
28,607 -10
92.
  
Hazel
28,548 -48
93.
  
Roberta
27,726 +48
94.
  
Carole
26,764 +398
95.
  
Darlene
25,954 +143
96.
  
Esther
25,780 -44
97.
  
Katherine
25,178 -34
98.
  
Ellen
25,129 +2
99.
  
Laura
25,085 -22
100.
  
Julia
24,923 -34
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