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See Baby Name Trends of the 1920's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Betty 2   James 2
    Dorothy 3   John 3
    Helen 4   William 4
    Margaret 5   Charles 5
    Doris 6   Richard 6
    Barbara 7   Donald 7
    Ruth 8   George 8
    Shirley 9   Joseph 9
    Patricia 10   Edward 10
    Virginia 11   Thomas 11
    Jean 12   Frank 12
    Joan 13   Paul 13
    Dolores 14   Jack 14
    Elizabeth 15   Raymond 15
    Frances 16   Harold 16
    Lois 17   David 17
    Mildred 18   Kenneth 18
    Evelyn 19   Walter 19
    Anna 20   Eugene 20
    Alice 21   Henry 21
    Marie 22   Arthur 22
    Joyce 23   Billy 23
    Phyllis 24   Albert 24
    Norma 25   Herbert 25
    Rose 26   Ralph 26
    Martha 27   Harry 27
    Gloria 28   Carl 28
    Irene 29   Willie 29
    Marjorie 30   Joe 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1929

Baby Names in 1929

The year 1929 saw the rise of names like Joan, Carol, and Joanne for girls and names like Bobby, Jackie, and Gary for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 40th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 6th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Jeanine, Jeannine, and Sharon for girls and Gary, Evert, and Ronnie for boys. 1929 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Aileen, Leah, and Bertie and the decline of boy names like Calvin, Randolph, and Elmo.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Jeanine +190%   Gary +134%
  Jeannine +179%   Evert +57%
  Sharon +126%   Ronnie +55%
  Marvel +69%   Tim +46%
  Marianne +56%   Verlin +44%
  Joann +54%   Jerrold +43%
  Joanne +51%   Arlen +41%
  Evangelina +50%   Reynaldo +40%
  Joan +48%   Buddy +40%
  Bulah +46%   Curtiss +39%
  Noreen +44%   Leopoldo +39%
  Willene +39%   Loran +38%
  Sheila +37%   Jason +38%
  Jo +36%   Willian +38%
  Verona +35%   Durward +35%
  Carla +35%   Carey +35%
  Lina +35%   Normand +32%
  Vonda +33%   Bobby +32%
  Dorcas +32%   Dee +31%
  Carole +32%   Sonny +31%
  Diana +32%   Freddy +30%
  Pat +30%   Hans +30%
  Marlene +30%   Jackie +28%
  Diane +29%   Warner +26%
  Peggie +29%   Ramiro +25%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Charmaine -57%   Lindy -52%
  Elease -38%   Joshua -38%
  Larue -36%   Edsel -38%
  Martina -36%   Glynn -35%
  Imelda -33%   Glendon -33%
  Lilia -32%   Reid -33%
  Wynona -32%   Emerson -33%
  Bertie -32%   Abe -32%
  Eldora -32%   Frances -31%
  Sammie -31%   Emmitt -30%
  Madge -30%   Christ -29%
  Linnie -30%   Buck -29%
  Doretha -29%   Carson -29%
  Magdalene -29%   Elmo -28%
  Loyce -29%   Dempsey -28%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Eileen 98   Douglas 97
  Maria 100   Curtis 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sharon 342   Jerald 444
  Dawn 441   Frederic 458
  Dortha 452   Blaine 475
  Gwen 461   Hugo 476
  Jenny 464   Elroy 479
  Angie 473   Hoyt 481
  Jeanine 482   Ernesto 484
  Vilma 483   Barry 486
  Birdie 485   Julio 488
  Petra 493   Donnie 490
  Charlie 495   Kelly 493
  Glenda 497   Omer 495
  Marylou 498   Kent 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).