100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1956

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael 0 90,587
2 James +1 84,840
3 Robert +1 83,869
4 David -2 81,597
5 John 0 80,735
6 William 0 58,927
7 Richard 0 52,851
8 Mark +1 48,790
9 Thomas -1 44,785
10 Steven 0 38,373
11 Charles 0 35,198
12 Joseph +1 32,706
13 Gary -1 31,793
14 Donald 0 28,191
15 Ronald +3 27,723
16 Kenneth -1 27,398
17 Paul -1 26,853
18 Daniel -1 26,626
19 Timothy +3 23,268
20 Jeffrey 0 23,267
21 Larry -2 22,293
22 Kevin +5 21,759
23 Stephen -2 21,206
24 Gregory 0 21,073
25 Edward 0 19,415
26 Dennis -3 18,345
27 George -1 17,228
28 Randy +2 16,534
29 Douglas 0 16,357
30 Anthony +1 15,546
31 Terry -3 15,032
32 Brian +8 14,650
33 Bruce -1 14,646
34 Scott +4 13,229
35 Jerry -2 12,610
36 Keith +3 11,476
37 Peter -2 11,320
38 Frank -4 11,126
39 Raymond -3 11,080
40 Patrick +1 10,326
41 Roger -4 10,143
42 Lawrence 0 8,884
43 Ricky +3 8,772
44 Wayne 0 8,729
45 Alan -2 8,720
46 Danny -1 8,554
47 Christopher +2 8,376
48 Carl -1 8,305
49 Gerald -1 7,975
50 Dale +2 7,701
51 Craig -1 7,428
52 Russell +5 7,403
53 Walter -2 7,014
54 Randall -1 6,892
55 Johnny 0 6,632
56 Andrew +10 6,592
57 Jeffery +16 6,553
58 Willie -4 6,483
59 Steve +13 6,480
60 Arthur -4 6,274
61 Glenn -2 6,202
62 Roy -4 6,128
63 Joe +5 6,111
64 Philip -2 6,110
65 Rodney 0 6,058
66 Jack -5 6,054
67 Ralph 0 6,030
68 Billy +1 6,005
69 Barry +1 5,977
70 Stanley -6 5,967
71 Henry -11 5,951
72 Harold -9 5,948
73 Martin +4 5,672
74 Samuel -3 5,573
75 Ronnie +5 5,507
76 Phillip -2 5,414
77 Bobby -2 5,360
78 Jimmy 0 5,339
79 Eric +6 5,241
80 Curtis -1 5,157
81 Albert -5 5,153
82 Louis 0 4,893
83 Micheal +4 4,731
84 Howard 0 4,688
85 Tony +8 4,675
86 Eugene -5 4,610
87 Allen -4 4,597
88 Darrell +3 4,454
89 Leonard -1 4,372
90 Matthew +15 4,360
91 Frederick -5 4,300
92 Jay +10 4,117
93 Eddie -1 3,992
94 Ernest -4 3,948
95 Harry -6 3,922
96 Mike +27 3,907
97 Victor +4 3,894
98 Vincent +1 3,758
99 Dean +13 3,718
100 Rick +8 3,646
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 61,752
2 Debra +2 48,303
3 Linda 0 48,067
4 Deborah -2 47,836
5 Susan 0 46,557
6 Patricia 0 43,333
7 Karen +1 40,045
8 Cynthia +3 32,348
9 Barbara -2 32,289
10 Donna 0 29,848
11 Nancy -2 28,778
12 Pamela 0 26,913
13 Sharon +2 26,867
14 Sandra -1 24,286
15 Diane -1 22,518
16 Carol 0 21,401
17 Kathleen 0 21,369
18 Cheryl +1 21,270
19 Brenda -1 19,335
20 Kathy +2 17,170
21 Janet -1 16,770
22 Elizabeth -1 16,348
23 Denise 0 14,504
24 Teresa +2 14,466
25 Margaret -1 13,914
26 Janice -1 13,023
27 Rebecca 0 12,171
28 Catherine 0 12,067
29 Robin +4 11,618
30 Joyce -1 11,094
31 Lisa +17 11,019
32 Theresa +6 10,839
33 Carolyn -3 10,635
34 Laura +7 10,572
35 Judy -3 10,193
36 Cathy +8 10,137
37 Cindy +42 9,987
38 Kim +37 9,895
39 Debbie +24 9,865
40 Beverly -6 9,451
41 Shirley -4 9,433
42 Christine -2 9,380
43 Connie -8 9,357
44 Betty -8 9,219
45 Judith -14 9,109
46 Ann -3 8,979
47 Paula -8 8,932
48 Julie +19 8,577
49 Gail -7 8,446
50 Jane 0 8,248
51 Bonnie -6 8,130
52 Joan -6 8,081
53 Gloria -6 7,931
54 Sherry +2 7,890
55 Sheila +2 7,866
56 Diana -1 7,853
57 Vicki -5 7,762
58 Lynn +4 7,736
59 Martha -6 7,711
60 Kathryn -1 7,588
61 Wanda 0 7,554
62 Rhonda +9 7,523
63 Peggy -12 7,486
64 Rose -10 7,331
65 Jean -5 7,178
66 Lori +23 7,140
67 Katherine -2 7,079
68 Vickie 0 6,958
69 Jo -11 6,951
70 Marilyn -21 6,929
71 Darlene +5 6,923
72 Dorothy -8 6,865
73 Kimberly +38 6,731
74 Maria -4 6,726
75 Virginia -9 6,377
76 Laurie +14 6,200
77 Jacqueline -4 6,069
78 Ruth -9 6,063
79 Rita -7 6,054
80 Valerie 0 5,913
81 Terri +4 5,745
82 Phyllis -8 5,655
83 Anita +11 5,500
84 Ellen -3 5,439
85 Victoria -2 5,389
86 Anne -2 5,355
87 Tina +45 5,328
88 Michelle +9 5,327
89 Elaine -12 5,311
90 Helen -12 5,272
91 Terry -9 5,266
92 Dawn +11 5,126
93 Angela +16 5,028
94 Suzanne -8 5,020
95 Wendy -4 4,864
96 Marie -4 4,790
97 Jennifer +7 4,709
98 Alice -11 4,681
99 Joanne -11 4,664
100 Michele -7 4,615