100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1950

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 James 0 86,094
2 Robert 0 83,521
3 John 0 79,384
4 Michael +1 65,137
5 David +1 60,704
6 William -2 60,679
7 Richard 0 50,962
8 Thomas 0 45,594
9 Charles 0 39,104
10 Gary +2 33,734
11 Larry -1 31,444
12 Ronald -1 29,921
13 Joseph +1 27,014
14 Donald -1 26,976
15 Kenneth 0 23,809
16 Steven +4 23,266
17 Dennis -1 22,832
18 Paul -1 21,728
19 Stephen 0 20,506
20 George -2 20,166
21 Daniel +1 19,187
22 Edward -1 18,723
23 Mark +1 16,616
24 Jerry -1 15,256
25 Gregory +6 13,310
26 Bruce 0 12,663
27 Roger -2 12,530
28 Douglas +1 12,252
29 Frank -2 11,619
30 Terry -2 11,437
31 Raymond -1 11,167
32 Timothy +2 10,492
33 Lawrence -1 10,181
34 Gerald -1 9,718
35 Wayne 0 9,260
36 Anthony 0 8,620
37 Peter +1 8,365
38 Patrick +1 8,180
39 Danny +1 8,150
40 Walter -3 7,788
41 Alan +4 7,740
42 Willie -1 7,722
43 Jeffrey +5 7,650
44 Carl -1 7,287
45 Harold -3 7,208
46 Arthur -2 7,154
47 Henry -1 6,976
48 Jack -1 6,845
49 Dale +5 6,769
50 Johnny -1 6,586
51 Roy 0 6,459
52 Ralph -2 6,402
53 Philip +2 6,064
54 Joe -2 6,039
55 Albert +1 5,756
56 Jimmy -3 5,755
57 Billy 0 5,671
58 Eugene 0 5,482
59 Glenn +2 5,459
60 Stanley 0 5,451
61 Harry -2 5,356
62 Samuel 0 5,227
63 Howard 0 5,169
64 Phillip +2 5,051
65 Bobby +2 5,023
66 Louis -2 4,939
67 Andrew +8 4,937
68 Russell +1 4,931
69 Craig +8 4,888
70 Randall +9 4,846
71 Allen 0 4,840
72 Christopher +9 4,833
73 Kevin +22 4,762
74 Barry -1 4,696
75 Frederick -5 4,656
76 Ronnie -11 4,602
77 Leonard -3 4,583
78 Keith +6 4,568
79 Brian +7 4,458
80 Randy +12 4,356
81 Ernest -5 4,308
82 Scott +17 4,262
83 Fred -11 4,200
84 Steve -16 4,191
85 Martin -2 4,181
86 Francis -8 4,076
87 Melvin -5 3,882
88 Rodney -1 3,849
89 Eddie -9 3,765
90 Norman 0 3,635
91 Lee +2 3,609
92 Earl -1 3,588
93 Marvin -4 3,502
94 Tommy -9 3,437
95 Clarence -1 3,338
96 Alfred 0 3,225
97 Curtis 0 3,202
98 Eric +8 3,101
99 Theodore +1 2,964
100 Clifford +3 2,943
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Linda 0 80,408
2 Mary 0 65,444
3 Patricia 0 47,910
4 Barbara 0 41,558
5 Susan 0 38,010
6 Nancy +1 29,625
7 Deborah +8 29,073
8 Sandra -2 28,889
9 Carol -1 26,155
10 Kathleen -1 25,691
11 Sharon -1 24,609
12 Karen -1 24,134
13 Donna -1 21,626
14 Brenda -1 20,799
15 Margaret -1 18,113
16 Diane +3 17,615
17 Pamela +4 16,199
18 Janet +5 16,190
19 Shirley -1 15,879
20 Carolyn -3 15,595
21 Judith -5 15,354
22 Janice +2 15,009
23 Cynthia +4 14,447
24 Elizabeth +1 14,331
25 Judy -5 14,205
26 Betty -4 13,623
27 Joyce -1 13,413
28 Christine +2 12,667
29 Cheryl -1 11,823
30 Gloria -1 11,027
31 Beverly 0 10,508
32 Martha +2 9,823
33 Bonnie +2 9,746
34 Catherine +3 9,652
35 Dorothy -3 9,563
36 Rebecca +4 9,427
37 Marilyn -4 9,287
38 Kathy +4 9,091
39 Jane +2 8,962
40 Joan -4 8,871
41 Peggy -3 8,524
42 Gail +9 8,350
43 Virginia -4 8,308
44 Connie -1 8,156
45 Ann -1 7,928
46 Kathryn +6 7,855
47 Diana +1 7,441
48 Jean -3 7,432
49 Ruth -2 7,127
50 Helen -4 7,061
51 Frances -2 6,974
52 Wanda +4 6,921
53 Phyllis -3 6,693
54 Paula +1 6,633
55 Jacqueline +3 6,456
56 Rita -2 6,426
57 Alice -4 6,360
58 Katherine +1 6,209
59 Debra +74 6,185
60 Elaine -3 6,035
61 Vicki +9 5,833
62 Sherry +6 5,799
63 Laura +2 5,725
64 Jo -4 5,672
65 Theresa -2 5,629
66 Ellen -2 5,561
67 Joanne -6 5,498
68 Marsha +11 5,399
69 Rose -3 5,369
70 Sheila +6 5,321
71 Suzanne -9 5,266
72 Marie -5 5,232
73 Maria -1 5,076
74 Doris -5 5,058
75 Cathy +6 5,029
76 Lynn -2 5,023
77 Marcia +1 4,951
78 Sally -1 4,872
79 Darlene -4 4,831
80 Charlotte -9 4,735
81 Teresa +2 4,725
82 Denise +58 4,524
83 Lois -10 4,501
84 Anne +2 4,457
85 Constance -3 4,438
86 Evelyn -6 4,281
87 Glenda 0 4,213
88 Sarah -4 4,158
89 Maureen 0 4,070
90 Dianne -5 3,923
91 Eileen +4 3,883
92 Irene +19 3,822
93 Anna -2 3,816
94 Victoria +2 3,780
95 Jeanne -3 3,738
96 Roberta +1 3,630
97 Sylvia -3 3,617
98 Joann +3 3,598
99 Anita 0 3,569
100 Sue -12 3,501