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Top 100 Baby Names For The Last 100 Years 1911-2010

     The following table shows the 100 most popular given names for male and female babies born during the last 100 years, 1911-2010. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. These time-tested popular names were taken from a universe that includes 164,341,001 male births and 161,801,384 female births.

    Popular names for births in 1911-2010
      Males Females
    Rank Name Number Name Number
    1 James 4,873,581 Mary 3,696,779
    2 John 4,773,654 Patricia 1,566,692
    3 Robert 4,676,298 Elizabeth 1,455,480
    4 Michael 4,230,343 Jennifer 1,455,078
    5 William 3,751,295 Linda 1,446,268
    6 David 3,501,167 Barbara 1,422,096
    7 Richard 2,515,816 Susan 1,108,242
    8 Joseph 2,423,585 Margaret 1,106,767
    9 Charles 2,210,908 Dorothy 1,044,917
    10 Thomas 2,185,231 Jessica 1,031,222
    11 Christopher 1,946,004 Sarah 988,669
    12 Daniel 1,793,531 Betty 984,037
    13 Matthew 1,494,614 Nancy 982,348
    14 Donald 1,397,722 Karen 980,080
    15 Paul 1,345,491 Lisa 962,245
    16 Anthony 1,341,265 Helen 883,512
    17 Mark 1,331,387 Sandra 870,657
    18 George 1,303,831 Donna 827,850
    19 Steven 1,259,886 Ashley 816,948
    20 Kenneth 1,250,601 Kimberly 814,903
    21 Edward 1,197,200 Carol 813,369
    22 Andrew 1,187,710 Michelle 796,579
    23 Brian 1,146,407 Amanda 766,459
    24 Kevin 1,128,247 Melissa 741,545
    25 Joshua 1,124,192 Laura 740,473
    26 Ronald 1,071,178 Emily 738,856
    27 Timothy 1,045,799 Deborah 737,223
    28 Jason 991,081 Stephanie 727,129
    29 Jeffrey 964,267 Rebecca 723,053
    30 Gary 895,899 Ruth 719,666
    31 Ryan 858,592 Sharon 719,184
    32 Eric 851,085 Cynthia 702,255
    33 Nicholas 844,211 Kathleen 701,888
    34 Stephen 840,064 Anna 696,383
    35 Frank 810,597 Shirley 681,086
    36 Larry 799,807 Amy 667,618
    37 Jacob 791,826 Angela 649,890
    38 Jonathan 775,454 Virginia 618,173
    39 Scott 764,709 Brenda 603,767
    40 Justin 740,098 Catherine 597,385
    41 Raymond 737,690 Pamela 592,687
    42 Brandon 713,673 Katherine 579,521
    43 Gregory 698,624 Christine 573,292
    44 Patrick 647,021 Nicole 568,611
    45 Samuel 646,277 Janet 551,295
    46 Benjamin 624,654 Debra 549,898
    47 Dennis 609,661 Carolyn 547,616
    48 Jack 607,881 Rachel 537,802
    49 Jerry 603,351 Samantha 528,753
    50 Walter 553,062 Frances 525,337
    51 Alexander 552,356 Heather 522,278
    52 Douglas 551,905 Diane 516,995
    53 Peter 547,837 Maria 513,074
    54 Henry 543,592 Joyce 503,645
    55 Tyler 541,340 Julie 501,504
    56 Harold 523,743 Martha 487,579
    57 Aaron 520,581 Joan 477,768
    58 Jose 517,534 Evelyn 472,812
    59 Adam 509,780 Kelly 465,714
    60 Zachary 494,181 Christina 465,094
    61 Carl 474,929 Alice 456,880
    62 Nathan 474,420 Marie 456,178
    63 Arthur 469,212 Judith 449,030
    64 Kyle 459,956 Doris 448,637
    65 Gerald 441,535 Ann 447,794
    66 Lawrence 437,050 Jean 446,652
    67 Albert 436,830 Lauren 445,128
    68 Roger 433,743 Cheryl 438,696
    69 Keith 428,854 Emma 431,294
    70 Joe 420,736 Megan 428,400
    71 Terry 418,988 Victoria 427,002
    72 Jeremy 417,112 Kathryn 425,157
    73 Willie 409,787 Jacqueline 411,346
    74 Sean 400,964 Andrea 411,170
    75 Ralph 389,101 Gloria 406,609
    76 Jesse 382,299 Teresa 405,678
    77 Billy 379,610 Rose 405,511
    78 Bruce 375,108 Janice 403,723
    79 Roy 372,318 Sara 398,100
    80 Austin 362,392 Mildred 391,435
    81 Eugene 361,842 Julia 388,987
    82 Bryan 360,132 Theresa 387,174
    83 Louis 358,101 Judy 380,600
    84 Harry 354,509 Beverly 375,590
    85 Christian 352,661 Hannah 372,959
    86 Wayne 347,505 Denise 369,519
    87 Russell 338,664 Grace 368,520
    88 Alan 328,702 Marilyn 365,212
    89 Philip 326,516 Amber 362,137
    90 Howard 323,690 Danielle 357,831
    91 Randy 323,134 Brittany 353,486
    92 Jordan 322,088 Jane 351,181
    93 Juan 315,869 Diana 347,984
    94 Bobby 310,698 Lori 339,910
    95 Vincent 307,334 Kathy 332,472
    96 Ethan 305,144 Tammy 331,317
    97 Johnny 301,711 Tiffany 331,101
    98 Phillip 298,532 Crystal 324,482
    99 Fred 297,481 Lillian 319,832
    100 Craig 296,607 Phyllis 318,976

     

    Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2011.