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See Baby Name Trends of the 1930's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Betty 2   James 2
    Dorothy 3   John 3
    Barbara 4   William 4
    Joan 5   Richard 5
    Helen 6   Charles 6
    Margaret 7   Donald 7
    Patricia 8   George 8
    Shirley 9   Joseph 9
    Doris 10   Thomas 10
    Ruth 11   Edward 11
    Virginia 12   Paul 12
    Jean 13   David 13
    Dolores 14   Kenneth 14
    Joyce 15   Jack 15
    Elizabeth 16   Frank 16
    Nancy 17   Raymond 17
    Frances 18   Harold 18
    Marilyn 19   Billy 19
    Lois 20   Walter 20
    Alice 21   Eugene 21
    Norma 22   Henry 22
    Gloria 23   Arthur 23
    Evelyn 24   Albert 24
    Anna 25   Ralph 25
    Mildred 26   Gerald 26
    Marie 27   Ronald 27
    Martha 28   Carl 28
    Phyllis 29   Joe 29
    Rose 30   Harry 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1931

Baby Names in 1931

The year 1931 saw the rise of names like Arlene, Marlene, and Constance for girls and names like Lowell, Gary, and Guadalupe for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 42nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 8th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Joretta, Marlene, and Carole for girls and Dewayne, Lowell, and Verlin for boys. 1931 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Frieda, George, and Emogene and the decline of boy names like Pedro, Luis, and Roscoe.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Joretta New   Dewayne +74%
  Marlene +741%   Lowell +51%
  Carole +100%   Verlin +46%
  Claudette +95%   Dino +43%
  Jan +73%   Hyman +42%
  Mitzi +60%   Gary +39%
  Kay +59%   Garrett +38%
  Sheila +57%   Claire +38%
  Karen +54%   Loyal +37%
  Sandra +53%   Lauren +36%
  Marlyn +49%   Ronnie +35%
  Leatha +44%   Dudley +35%
  Dianne +42%   Reynaldo +35%
  Constance +41%   Jordan +34%
  Maureen +39%   Jerold +34%
  Doreen +36%   Boyce +33%
  Eldora +35%   Kevin +33%
  Bridget +34%   Donnie +33%
  Roseann +32%   Durwood +33%
  Edwina +32%   Bradley +32%
  Dawn +32%   Edison +31%
  Marlys +31%   Garry +30%
  Bobbye +31%   Emmit +29%
  Dorcas +31%   Federico +29%
  Zona +30%   Guadalupe +28%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Ardeth -52%   Hoover -46%
  Dorla -51%   Nickolas -42%
  Catalina -40%   Dolores -39%
  Andrea -39%   Claudie -38%
  Arden -38%   Romeo -36%
  Marilou -38%   Angel -36%
  Chloe -36%   Andres -34%
  David -35%   Gino -33%
  Phylis -32%   Merton -33%
  Maryellen -32%   Taylor -33%
  Idella -32%   Major -33%
  Margot -32%   Hugo -33%
  Cherie -31%   Alford -32%
  Arleen -31%   Justin -32%
  Beverlee -31%   Donn -31%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Arlene 77   Larry 88
  Joann 90   Jimmy 89
  Marlene 95
  Loretta 96
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Rae 453   Ronnie 406
  Noreen 461   Gaylord 437
  Joretta 463   Everette 439
  Monica 468   Bradley 444
  Retha 469   Burl 449
  Twila 472   Gilberto 466
  Marylou 482   Dwayne 468
  Lynn 484   Dalton 470
  Edythe 485   Rodger 472
  Reta 490   Luke 474
  Ione 491   Arlen 477
  Rosalee 493   Arlie 486
  Nita 494   Mickey 487
  Esperanza 495   Elroy 488
  Verla 496   Domingo 493
  Ardith 497   Morgan 496
  Gayle 498   Dewayne 500
  Petra 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).