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Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Betty 2   James 2
    Dorothy 3   John 3
    Helen 4   William 4
    Margaret 5   Richard 5
    Barbara 6   Charles 6
    Patricia 7   Donald 7
    Joan 8   George 8
    Doris 9   Joseph 9
    Ruth 10   Edward 10
    Shirley 11   Thomas 11
    Virginia 12   Paul 12
    Dolores 13   Frank 13
    Jean 14   Jack 14
    Elizabeth 15   David 15
    Frances 16   Kenneth 16
    Lois 17   Raymond 17
    Joyce 18   Harold 18
    Evelyn 19   Walter 19
    Alice 20   Billy 20
    Mildred 21   Eugene 21
    Marilyn 22   Henry 22
    Anna 23   Arthur 23
    Nancy 24   Albert 24
    Norma 25   Ralph 25
    Marie 26   Carl 26
    Martha 27   Joe 27
    Phyllis 28   Harry 28
    Rose 29   Willie 29
    Gloria 30   Gerald 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1930

Baby Names in 1930

The year 1930 saw the rise of names like Joan, Marilyn, and Nancy for girls and names like Bobby, Larry, and Gary for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 41st year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 7th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Marlene, Maureen, and Wynona for girls and Barry, Jon, and Farrell for boys. 1930 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Ramona, Jeannine, and Leatrice and the decline of boy names like Herbert, Royal, and Hal.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Marlene +138%   Barry +66%
  Maureen +73%   Jon +62%
  Wynona +64%   Farrell +62%
  Kay +61%   Aurelio +53%
  Dorla +61%   Merlyn +47%
  Cherie +57%   Carson +47%
  Carmelita +55%   Connie +45%
  Janet +51%   Monte +45%
  Nedra +49%   Arlen +44%
  Ardith +47%   Felipe +44%
  Elease +46%   Dolores +43%
  Delois +46%   Glynn +43%
  Sharon +46%   Ignatius +42%
  Jeraldine +44%   Arden +40%
  Dixie +43%   Ronnie +40%
  Judith +43%   Abe +39%
  Lolita +43%   Wilber +38%
  Arden +43%   Larry +36%
  Maryellen +42%   Jerrold +36%
  Lawanda +41%   Gino +35%
  Lynn +41%   Emerson +35%
  Dale +41%   Oswald +35%
  Velva +38%   Edd +35%
  Margot +38%   Gary +34%
  Marilyn +38%   Terry +34%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Jeannine -50%   Hoover -56%
  Marceline -37%   Verlin -42%
  Annabell -37%   Parker -40%
  Dorcas -35%   Davey -40%
  Romona -34%   Evert -35%
  Elizebeth -33%   Garrett -32%
  Ramona -31%   Johny -30%
  Frank -30%   Curtiss -28%
  Harold -30%   Herbert -28%
  Myrtice -30%   Arlo -27%
  Audry -29%   Garth -26%
  Bridget -28%   Bertrand -26%
  Theda -28%   Bryant -26%
  Nova -28%   Darold -26%
  Leonora -27%   Lauren -25%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Joanne 81   Eddie 97
  Patsy 97   Cecil 99
  Sally 98
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Marlene 388   Emerson 454
  Valerie 452   Angel 460
  Marlys 465   Tomas 474
  Claudine 467   Betty 477
  Maurine 471   Olin 480
  Beryl 477   Dorothy 483
  Gail 478   Vaughn 488
  Rosalyn 479   Monte 493
  Janette 480   Wilber 495
  Ardis 481   Buster 499
  Edwina 485   Major 500
  Vada 486
  Zella 491
  Roxie 493
  Lucia 497
  Margret 498
  Gretchen 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).