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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
    Barbara 3   John 3
    Dorothy 4   William 4
    Joan 5   Richard 5
    Patricia 6   Charles 6
    Margaret 7   Donald 7
    Helen 8   George 8
    Shirley 9   Joseph 9
    Doris 10   Thomas 10
    Ruth 11   Edward 11
    Joyce 12   David 12
    Nancy 13   Paul 13
    Virginia 14   Kenneth 14
    Jean 15   Frank 15
    Marilyn 16   Ronald 16
    Elizabeth 17   Jack 17
    Dolores 18   Harold 18
    Frances 19   Raymond 19
    Lois 20   Billy 20
    Alice 21   Walter 21
    Norma 22   Eugene 22
    Evelyn 23   Henry 23
    Anna 24   Gerald 24
    Gloria 25   Arthur 25
    Mildred 26   Albert 26
    Martha 27   Ralph 27
    Beverly 28   Carl 28
    Donna 29   Joe 29
    Phyllis 30   Bobby 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1932

Baby Names in 1932

The year 1932 saw the rise of names like Carol, Sylvia, and Diane for girls and names like Ronald, Franklin, and Roosevelt for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 43rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 9th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Adrienne, Sondra, and Karen for girls and Franklin, Ronnie, and Jon for boys. 1932 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Bernadine, Celia, and Elinor and the decline of boy names like Francisco, Austin, and Seymour.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Adrienne +119%   Franklin +153%
  Sondra +105%   Ronnie +126%
  Karen +97%   Jon +96%
  Sandra +80%   Rosevelt +92%
  Marylyn +75%   Roosevelt +78%
  Diane +68%   Barry +71%
  Jeannie +67%   Melvyn +67%
  Sonya +64%   Ronald +66%
  Carole +54%   Maxie +56%
  Claudette +54%   Terence +54%
  Judy +49%   Lucius +52%
  Gail +48%   Taylor +51%
  Toni +48%   Terry +50%
  Stephanie +47%   Ambrose +44%
  Felicia +46%   Ernie +44%
  Mickey +46%   Denny +43%
  Dean +45%   Omar +43%
  Linda +45%   Franklyn +42%
  Dottie +43%   Leeroy +41%
  Cathleen +43%   Jere +41%
  Brenda +42%   Leander +40%
  Dianne +40%   Dickie +40%
  Andrea +40%   Aldo +40%
  Lucretia +39%   Shelton +40%
  Lynn +38%   Clark +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Joretta -58%   Willian -38%
  Jack -40%   Fidel -34%
  Raquel -40%   Stanford -34%
  Floy -38%   Edsel -33%
  Billye -34%   Isadore -32%
  Hortencia -31%   Carlo -32%
  Vilma -30%   Federico -31%
  Concepcion -29%   Hilton -31%
  Jeanine -28%   Constantine -31%
  Bobbye -27%   Pearl -31%
  Jocelyn -27%   Aurelio -30%
  Elisabeth -27%   Guillermo -29%
  Maryjane -27%   Quentin -27%
  Freeda -27%   Dock -27%
  Mayme -26%   Dudley -27%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Janice 94   Franklin 66
  Sylvia 96   Johnny 96
  Constance 99   Bruce 98
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Karen 366   Jon 437
  Sondra 375   Alphonso 453
  Adrienne 416   Daryl 463
  Gay 449   Denver 467
  Deborah 454   Augustus 473
  Sonia 466   Hoyt 479
  Carla 467   Buster 483
  Emogene 470   Emerson 484
  Rosalyn 484   Hiram 486
  Dessie 488   Monte 488
  Lucia 489   Lyman 494
  Francine 491   Blaine 495
  Claudette 494   Houston 496
  Rowena 495   Bernie 500
  Katharine 496
  Vernell 497
  Marilynn 498
  Carlene 499

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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).