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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Shirley 2   James 2
    Barbara 3   John 3
    Betty 4   William 4
    Patricia 5   Richard 5
    Dorothy 6   Charles 6
    Joan 7   Donald 7
    Nancy 8   Thomas 8
    Margaret 9   George 9
    Carol 10   David 10
    Helen 11   Joseph 11
    Joyce 12   Ronald 12
    Marilyn 13   Edward 13
    Virginia 14   Kenneth 14
    Doris 15   Paul 15
    Ruth 16   Frank 16
    Beverly 17   Raymond 17
    Elizabeth 18   Jerry 18
    Frances 19   Gerald 19
    Jean 20   Jack 20
    Janet 21   Harold 21
    Donna 22   Billy 22
    Carolyn 23   Joe 23
    Martha 24   Bobby 24
    Phyllis 25   Larry 25
    Lois 26   Walter 26
    Alice 27   Carl 27
    Ann 28   Henry 28
    Norma 29   Eugene 29
    Dolores 30   Arthur 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1936

Baby Names in 1936

The year 1936 saw the rise of names like Janice, Sharon, and Linda for girls and names like Terry, Jon, and Jerald for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 47th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 13th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Shelby, Marylyn, and Darla for girls and Landon, Ramiro, and Bennett for boys. 1936 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Lizzie, Winnie, and Alyce and the decline of boy names like Huey, Will, and Hal.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Shelby +1500%   Landon +278%
  Marylyn +198%   Ramiro +72%
  Darla +151%   Bennett +61%
  Marsha +129%   Jeffrey +60%
  Linda +104%   Jerrell +58%
  Sonja +96%   Daryl +54%
  Rochelle +89%   Jon +52%
  Marva +87%   Arlan +50%
  Lynda +85%   Monty +49%
  Marla +80%   Loyal +42%
  Sharron +73%   Theadore +42%
  Jacklyn +72%   Garold +41%
  Lynne +67%   Damon +40%
  Toby +62%   Nancy +40%
  Karol +61%   Barton +40%
  Kaye +59%   Jan +39%
  Karen +57%   Rodger +38%
  Ginger +57%   Brian +35%
  Shirlene +50%   Merritt +35%
  Margo +49%   Darryl +35%
  Paulette +49%   Terry +35%
  Penelope +48%   Terrance +34%
  Sharon +47%   Jerald +34%
  Kay +46%   Newell +33%
  Marylin +46%   Lafayette +33%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Fanny -44%   Hilton -42%
  Shirlee -43%   Adolfo -41%
  Dominga -41%   Edd -39%
  Magdalena -35%   Dock -39%
  Gilda -34%   Evert -36%
  Corene -33%   Arther -36%
  Margret -33%   Williams -36%
  Marina -32%   Brooks -34%
  Margarett -32%   Vicente -34%
  Cherry -32%   Jefferson -34%
  Blanch -32%   Elden -32%
  Lina -31%   Mckinley -31%
  Mitzi -31%   Wardell -31%
  Theodora -30%   Duwayne -31%
  Maxie -30%   Frances -30%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Jeanette 94   Stephen 100
  Linda 97
  Kay 98
  Katherine 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Shelby 178   Landon 423
  Marsha 349   Booker 458
  Darla 409   Delano 459
  Marylyn 418   Shelby 462
  Lynda 448   Wilton 474
  Denise 450   Denny 477
  Lilly 454   Kelly 482
  Dale 457   Terrance 485
  Rosalind 459   Freeman 488
  Kaye 467   Gerry 489
  Ginger 469   Cyril 491
  Susanne 472   Kenny 492
  Jeanine 474   Lanny 493
  Jill 478   Tim 494
  Sonja 479   Elroy 497
  Aline 485   Arden 499
  Lucia 490   Claud 500
  Delois 491
  Saundra 494
  Peggie 496
  Stephanie 497
  Dana 498

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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).