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Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Betty 2   John 2
    Dorothy 3   James 3
    Helen 4   William 4
    Margaret 5   Charles 5
    Ruth 6   Richard 6
    Doris 7   Donald 7
    Barbara 8   George 8
    Virginia 9   Joseph 9
    Shirley 10   Edward 10
    Patricia 11   Thomas 11
    Jean 12   Frank 12
    Frances 13   Paul 13
    Elizabeth 14   Harold 14
    Mildred 15   Jack 15
    Anna 16   Raymond 16
    Evelyn 17   Kenneth 17
    Lois 18   Walter 18
    Alice 19   David 19
    Dolores 20   Eugene 20
    Marie 21   Henry 21
    Martha 22   Arthur 22
    Norma 23   Albert 23
    Rose 24   Ralph 24
    Gloria 25   Herbert 25
    Phyllis 26   Harry 26
    Joan 27   Billy 27
    Irene 28   Carl 28
    Marjorie 29   Willie 29
    Joyce 30   Joe 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1928

Baby Names in 1928

The year 1928 saw the rise of names like Dolores, Joan, and Delores for girls and names like Herbert, Alfred, and Ronald for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 39th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 5th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Jeannine, Ramona, and Diane for girls and Hoover, Huey, and Gary for boys. 1928 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Leatrice, Althea, and Angie and the decline of boy names like Cleo, Woodrow, and Jess.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Jeannine New   Hoover New
  Ramona +292%   Huey +88%
  Diane +287%   Gary +75%
  Charmaine +257%   Gilberto +68%
  Bertie +66%   Herbert +60%
  Myrna +64%   Eduardo +52%
  Greta +61%   Duncan +52%
  Pamela +49%   Elvis +50%
  Marianne +45%   Brian +43%
  Marceline +45%   Gail +43%
  Lilia +43%   Barry +42%
  Deborah +43%   Reynold +37%
  Peggie +42%   Donnie +35%
  Joanne +42%   Romeo +34%
  Dolores +42%   Danny +34%
  Elisa +40%   Porter +33%
  Delores +40%   Norwood +32%
  Rosaline +38%   Alfred +32%
  Caryl +36%   Glendon +31%
  Gerry +35%   Bobby +30%
  Sharon +35%   Lambert +28%
  Herminia +34%   Merwin +28%
  Bernita +33%   Ronald +28%
  Jeannie +33%   Larry +28%
  Raquel +32%   Emilio +27%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Lita -42%   Valentino -44%
  Marilynn -38%   Murphy -40%
  Cathryn -36%   Lindbergh -38%
  Marylou -35%   Carmelo -38%
  Rosamond -35%   Abe -35%
  Velva -34%   Ruby -33%
  Elayne -33%   Lucien -33%
  Rozella -33%   Evert -33%
  Darline -33%   Woodrow -32%
  Verona -31%   Hyman -32%
  Lulu -31%   Edsel -30%
  Rosia -30%   Oran -29%
  Eulalia -30%   Brady -29%
  Golda -30%   Cleo -29%
  Maryellen -30%   Casper -29%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Carol 77   Jimmie 100
  Delores 94
  Janet 95
  Billie 96
  Jacqueline 97
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Diane 260   Hoover 365
  Jeannine 321   Gary 391
  Charmaine 419   Huey 412
  Marceline 436   Emilio 451
  Greta 443   Gilberto 452
  Esperanza 453   Gail 454
  Monica 468   Hiram 461
  Zella 470   Alden 464
  Josefina 478   Jules 489
  Germaine 481   Major 499
  Juana 483
  Richard 484
  Francisca 488
  Roxie 489
  Syble 495
  Bobby 498
  Rae 499
  Lucia 500

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).