Most Popular Baby Names of 1956

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
101 Melvin -6 3,633
102 Fred -5 3,574
103 Bradley +4 3,511
104 Lee -8 3,510
105 Marvin -11 3,479
106 Joel +15 3,438
107 Norman -5 3,423
108 Jose -4 3,396
109 Calvin +1 3,330
110 Earl -4 3,302
111 Francis -10 3,291
112 Rickey +2 3,262
113 Ray 0 3,230
114 Jonathan +2 3,119
115 Tommy -6 3,112
116 Jon -1 3,075
117 Jerome -6 3,061
118 Kim -19 2,955
119 Theodore +1 2,951
120 Clarence -3 2,950
121 Alfred -2 2,938
122 Clifford -4 2,908
123 Don +2 2,894
124 Edwin 0 2,775
125 Glen +5 2,716
126 Jesse -4 2,621
127 Duane +8 2,597
128 Chris +12 2,527
129 Bernard -2 2,480
130 Gordon -2 2,477
131 Benjamin +1 2,471
132 Dan +4 2,438
133 Bryan +43 2,436
134 Marc -8 2,426
135 Alvin -1 2,425
136 Mitchell +1 2,407
137 Herbert -8 2,388
138 Kurt +11 2,383
139 Dwight +3 2,366
140 Leroy -7 2,349
141 Warren -10 2,338
142 Brad +11 2,260
143 Robin +15 2,240
144 Reginald 0 2,229
145 Jeff +37 2,220
146 Nicholas -5 2,216
147 Guy -2 2,215
148 Jim +18 2,190
149 Kent +7 2,136
150 Karl 0 2,058
151 Leslie -13 2,053
152 Vernon -6 2,049
153 Garry -14 2,041
154 Leon -11 2,040
155 Todd +18 2,013
156 Lonnie -1 2,012
157 Wesley -6 2,009
158 Lloyd -11 1,980
159 Bill +12 1,957
160 Gilbert -6 1,955
161 Tom +19 1,914
162 Kirk +10 1,900
163 Perry +20 1,867
164 Jackie -16 1,859
165 Daryl +13 1,831
166 Carlos +1 1,794
167 Franklin -5 1,783
168 Lewis -7 1,764
169 Gene -17 1,749
170 Neil -11 1,749
171 Juan -11 1,746
172 Floyd -7 1,727
173 Donnie -3 1,721
174 Clyde -10 1,719
175 Tim +38 1,712
176 Lester -8 1,700
177 Dana 0 1,635
178 Allan -21 1,633
179 Randolph -16 1,632
180 Gerard -1 1,620
181 Manuel -12 1,615
182 Greg +28 1,601
183 Kerry -9 1,580
184 Leo -9 1,546
185 Charlie -1 1,531
186 Stuart +4 1,489
187 Darryl -2 1,478
188 Milton -2 1,478
189 Kelly +15 1,472
190 Jimmie +2 1,469
191 Ted -3 1,459
192 Brent +1 1,451
193 Rex -2 1,449
194 Terrence -13 1,448
195 Gregg +3 1,434
196 Freddie -9 1,426
197 Tyrone +4 1,405
198 Harvey +1 1,375
199 Ruben +1 1,365
200 Dave +21 1,356
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
101 Jill +1 4,575
102 Maureen -2 4,505
103 Leslie -4 4,385
104 Anna +1 4,382
105 Sally -10 4,348
106 Renee +11 4,333
107 Frances -11 4,323
108 Sylvia -1 4,146
109 Doris -8 4,092
110 Marcia -12 4,061
111 Stephanie +3 3,911
112 Jeanne +3 3,908
113 Colleen -3 3,896
114 Sheryl +11 3,893
115 Sarah -7 3,875
116 Roberta -3 3,867
117 Beth +16 3,800
118 Annette +38 3,755
119 Sue -3 3,754
120 Evelyn -8 3,740
121 Yvonne -2 3,584
122 Amy +12 3,553
123 Eileen -3 3,446
124 Lorraine +2 3,426
125 Regina +2 3,421
126 Loretta -3 3,407
127 Andrea +12 3,393
128 Gwendolyn -6 3,381
129 Marsha -23 3,330
130 Julia +1 3,323
131 Carla +4 3,318
132 Charlene -2 3,277
133 Charlotte -4 3,266
134 Glenda -6 3,239
135 Lois -11 3,221
136 Jan +2 3,200
137 Dianne -16 3,069
138 Norma -1 3,049
139 Joann -3 2,998
140 Joy +12 2,822
141 Constance -23 2,820
142 Melinda +9 2,714
143 Melanie -2 2,692
144 Becky +30 2,688
145 Vanessa -5 2,616
146 Vicky +13 2,611
147 Doreen +56 2,572
148 Vivian +6 2,557
149 Audrey -6 2,541
150 Melissa -1 2,527
151 Toni +7 2,508
152 Juanita -7 2,469
153 Patti +10 2,421
154 Kay +3 2,392
155 Melody +31 2,388
156 Lynne -1 2,371
157 Janis +23 2,361
158 Penny +3 2,344
159 Irene -11 2,342
160 Jeanette -7 2,337
161 Debora +5 2,327
162 Holly -18 2,325
163 Gayle -17 2,289
164 Yolanda +3 2,272
165 Louise -18 2,240
166 Carmen +2 2,199
167 Belinda +3 2,190
168 Rosa +1 2,174
169 Monica +14 2,160
170 Marlene -28 2,124
171 Roxanne -6 2,112
172 Christina +12 2,110
173 Annie -13 2,108
174 Dana +27 2,073
175 Geraldine -13 2,061
176 Rosemary -4 2,060
177 Sherri +21 2,038
178 Sara -2 2,006
179 Ruby -6 1,992
180 Jackie +7 1,987
181 Gina -2 1,958
182 June -18 1,952
183 Shelia -2 1,951
184 Lee -2 1,936
185 Eva +4 1,926
186 Claudia -36 1,915
187 Marjorie -10 1,882
188 Delores 0 1,847
189 Grace +27 1,837
190 Veronica +4 1,817
191 Arlene -16 1,809
192 Patsy -21 1,802
193 Lynda -15 1,760
194 Jody +12 1,747
195 Sheri +47 1,716
196 Shelley -4 1,680
197 Rachel -12 1,668
198 Dolores -8 1,661
199 Ramona -3 1,646
200 Mildred -3 1,637