100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1953

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Robert +1 86,081
2 James -1 85,897
3 Michael +1 84,133
4 John -1 80,036
5 David 0 76,013
6 William 0 61,745
7 Richard 0 58,259
8 Thomas 0 46,937
9 Charles 0 38,328
10 Gary 0 36,901
11 Steven 0 33,691
12 Mark +5 29,291
13 Joseph -1 29,190
14 Donald -1 28,303
15 Ronald 0 27,643
16 Kenneth 0 25,476
17 Paul +2 25,465
18 Larry -4 25,147
19 Dennis -1 23,612
20 Daniel 0 23,450
21 Stephen 0 21,789
22 George 0 19,155
23 Edward 0 18,955
24 Gregory 0 16,142
25 Jeffrey +6 15,904
26 Timothy +1 15,158
27 Douglas +1 14,136
28 Bruce -3 14,008
29 Jerry -3 13,881
30 Terry -1 13,257
31 Roger -1 13,153
32 Anthony +2 11,672
33 Frank -1 11,133
34 Raymond -1 11,096
35 Randy +6 10,628
36 Kevin +7 9,996
37 Lawrence -2 9,839
38 Peter -2 9,725
39 Patrick -2 9,465
40 Wayne -2 8,889
41 Gerald -2 8,601
42 Danny -2 8,595
43 Alan -1 8,435
44 Carl +1 7,820
45 Walter -1 7,494
46 Scott +8 7,486
47 Keith +2 7,372
48 Dale -2 7,324
49 Willie -1 7,038
50 Arthur -3 6,989
51 Ricky +30 6,889
52 Johnny +1 6,677
53 Brian +11 6,648
54 Roy +1 6,646
55 Henry -5 6,645
56 Harold -5 6,563
57 Jack -5 6,535
58 Rodney +26 6,522
59 Ralph -3 6,504
60 Craig -1 6,453
61 Stanley -3 6,283
62 Philip -2 6,267
63 Christopher -6 6,047
64 Randall -1 5,958
65 Billy 0 5,829
66 Joe -4 5,777
67 Glenn -6 5,729
68 Andrew 0 5,609
69 Albert -2 5,419
70 Samuel -4 5,399
71 Russell -1 5,371
72 Jimmy 0 5,297
73 Bobby +4 5,194
74 Barry -5 5,172
75 Eugene -4 5,133
76 Phillip -2 5,098
77 Howard -4 4,978
78 Louis +1 4,977
79 Ronnie +3 4,950
80 Frederick -4 4,859
81 Allen -3 4,850
82 Martin -2 4,767
83 Harry -8 4,568
84 Steve +1 4,536
85 Leonard -2 4,399
86 Curtis 0 4,350
87 Ernest 0 4,090
88 Micheal +6 3,974
89 Eric -1 3,927
90 Francis -1 3,866
91 Melvin 0 3,806
92 Fred -2 3,775
93 Lee -1 3,582
94 Marvin +1 3,553
95 Tommy +2 3,454
96 Earl +2 3,417
97 Eddie -4 3,403
98 Norman -2 3,370
99 Jay +7 3,236
100 Rick +19 3,170
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary +1 64,325
2 Linda -1 61,243
3 Deborah +1 52,170
4 Patricia -1 50,979
5 Susan 0 44,264
6 Barbara 0 38,439
7 Debra +2 36,853
8 Nancy -1 30,586
9 Karen -1 29,829
10 Pamela +7 25,750
11 Sandra -1 25,496
12 Cynthia +6 25,114
13 Donna 0 24,215
14 Kathleen -3 23,715
15 Sharon -1 23,038
16 Carol -4 22,263
17 Diane -1 21,349
18 Brenda -3 20,130
19 Janet 0 17,758
20 Margaret +1 16,205
21 Elizabeth +1 16,089
22 Janice +1 14,604
23 Kathy +6 13,381
24 Rebecca +6 12,953
25 Carolyn -1 12,896
26 Joyce +1 12,790
27 Judy -1 12,719
28 Cheryl +3 12,271
29 Shirley -1 12,154
30 Judith -5 11,950
31 Denise +2 11,936
32 Christine -12 11,798
33 Betty -1 11,361
34 Beverly +1 11,219
35 Catherine -1 10,828
36 Marilyn +2 10,732
37 Joan 0 9,772
38 Gloria -2 9,669
39 Gail 0 9,576
40 Paula +7 9,540
41 Martha -1 9,252
42 Teresa +10 8,921
43 Jane -1 8,900
44 Peggy -1 8,762
45 Bonnie -4 8,603
46 Ann -1 8,572
47 Connie -3 8,572
48 Kathryn 0 8,319
49 Dorothy -3 8,144
50 Theresa +10 7,724
51 Laura +2 7,620
52 Jean -2 7,565
53 Virginia -4 7,538
54 Jo +1 7,521
55 Diana -4 7,438
56 Cathy 0 7,298
57 Wanda -3 7,185
58 Jacqueline -1 7,127
59 Rose +3 7,009
60 Sheila +4 6,958
61 Vicki 0 6,820
62 Ruth -4 6,570
63 Katherine -4 6,555
64 Rita +2 6,281
65 Helen -2 6,117
66 Robin +36 6,027
67 Lynn +4 5,992
68 Maria +4 5,980
69 Phyllis -4 5,951
70 Sherry -2 5,933
71 Joanne +7 5,875
72 Frances -5 5,782
73 Alice -4 5,744
74 Julie +11 5,666
75 Darlene +2 5,586
76 Ellen -6 5,537
77 Elaine -4 5,494
78 Suzanne +6 5,471
79 Vickie -3 5,292
80 Anne -1 5,252
81 Sally 0 5,179
82 Victoria -8 5,165
83 Marsha -8 5,132
84 Marcia -4 5,060
85 Rhonda +10 5,030
86 Marie -4 4,949
87 Doris -4 4,902
88 Valerie -1 4,579
89 Anita +2 4,406
90 Roberta -2 4,300
91 Lois -5 4,220
92 Maureen +1 4,104
93 Sarah +1 4,074
94 Evelyn -4 4,060
95 Constance -3 4,021
96 Leslie +8 3,902
97 Jeanne +1 3,851
98 Anna +3 3,836
99 Cindy +41 3,825
100 Sylvia -1 3,815