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See Baby Name Trends of the 1950's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Linda 1   James 1
    Mary 2   Robert 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Barbara 4   Michael 4
    Susan 5   David 5
    Nancy 6   William 6
    Deborah 7   Richard 7
    Sandra 8   Thomas 8
    Carol 9   Charles 9
    Kathleen 10   Gary 10
    Sharon 11   Larry 11
    Karen 12   Ronald 12
    Donna 13   Joseph 13
    Brenda 14   Donald 14
    Margaret 15   Kenneth 15
    Diane 16   Steven 16
    Pamela 17   Dennis 17
    Janet 18   Paul 18
    Shirley 19   Stephen 19
    Carolyn 20   George 20
    Judith 21   Daniel 21
    Janice 22   Edward 22
    Cynthia 23   Mark 23
    Elizabeth 24   Jerry 24
    Judy 25   Gregory 25
    Betty 26   Bruce 26
    Joyce 27   Roger 27
    Christine 28   Douglas 28
    Cheryl 29   Frank 29
    Gloria 30   Terry 30
    Beverly 31   Raymond 31
    Martha 32   Timothy 32
    Bonnie 33   Lawrence 33
    Catherine 34   Gerald 34
    Dorothy 35   Wayne 35
    Rebecca 36   Anthony 36
    Marilyn 37   Peter 37
    Kathy 38   Patrick 38
    Jane 39   Danny 39
    Joan 40   Walter 40
    Peggy 41   Alan 41
    Gail 42   Willie 42
    Virginia 43   Jeffrey 43
    Connie 44   Carl 44
    Ann 45   Harold 45
    Kathryn 46   Arthur 46
    Diana 47   Henry 47
    Jean 48   Jack 48
    Ruth 49   Dale 49
    Helen 50   Johnny 50
    Frances 51   Roy 51
    Wanda 52   Ralph 52
    Phyllis 53   Philip 53
    Paula 54   Joe 54
    Jacqueline 55   Albert 55
    Rita 56   Jimmy 56
    Alice 57   Billy 57
    Katherine 58   Eugene 58
    Debra 59   Glenn 59
    Elaine 60   Stanley 60
    Vicki 61   Harry 61
    Sherry 62   Samuel 62
    Laura 63   Howard 63
    Jo 64   Phillip 64
    Theresa 65   Bobby 65
    Ellen 66   Louis 66
    Joanne 67   Andrew 67
    Marsha 68   Russell 68
    Rose 69   Craig 69
    Sheila 70   Randall 70
    Suzanne 71   Allen 71
    Marie 72   Christopher 72
    Maria 73   Kevin 73
    Doris 74   Barry 74
    Cathy 75   Frederick 75
    Lynn 76   Ronnie 76
    Marcia 77   Leonard 77
    Sally 78   Keith 78
    Darlene 79   Brian 79
    Charlotte 80   Randy 80
    Teresa 81   Ernest 81
    Denise 82   Scott 82
    Lois 83   Fred 83
    Anne 84   Steve 84
    Constance 85   Martin 85
    Evelyn 86   Francis 86
    Glenda 87   Melvin 87
    Sarah 88   Rodney 88
    Maureen 89   Eddie 89
    Dianne 90   Norman 90
    Eileen 91   Lee 91
    Irene 92   Earl 92
    Anna 93   Marvin 93
    Victoria 94   Tommy 94
    Jeanne 95   Clarence 95
    Roberta 96   Alfred 96
    Sylvia 97   Curtis 97
    Joann 98   Eric 98
    Anita 99   Theodore 99
    Sue 100   Clifford 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1950

Baby Names in 1950

The year 1950 saw the rise of names like Deborah, Debra, and Denise for girls and names like Kevin, Scott, and Kirk for boys. The top overall girl name was Linda for the 4th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 11th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Patrice, Debra, and Marta for girls and Derrick, Derek, and Kyle for boys. 1950 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Carole, Paulette, and Dixie and the decline of boy names like Mike, Bill, and Jim.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Patrice +200%   Derrick +104%
  Debra +158%   Derek +76%
  Marta +155%   Kyle +67%
  Roseanna +113%   Christophe +62%
  Mona +111%   Donnell +59%
  Roxanne +107%   Geary +57%
  Roxann +104%   Blair +53%
  Denise +102%   Lindsay +53%
  Rosanna +98%   Brett +52%
  Lisa +97%   Blake +50%
  Debora +85%   Javier +49%
  Shelly +83%   Darnell +48%
  Valorie +78%   Unknown +48%
  Jacque +69%   Brad +47%
  Jacalyn +68%   Kevin +45%
  Denice +67%   Jonathon +43%
  Arleen +67%   Newton +43%
  Shelley +64%   Ivory +42%
  Robin +56%   Kirk +41%
  Coleen +54%   Carey +41%
  Nona +54%   Odis +41%
  Deborah +51%   Avery +40%
  Blanca +49%   Zachary +40%
  Marla +49%   Scott +40%
  Clementine +49%   Gerardo +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Ingrid -45%   Maxie -37%
  Pat -34%   Hardy -35%
  Pam -33%   Prince -35%
  Elinor -30%   Lannie -34%
  Sandi -30%   Ron -33%
  Sharyn -29%   Bob -33%
  Lelia -29%   Clint -33%
  Elissa -28%   Walker -32%
  Judi -28%   Ed -32%
  Claudine -26%   Brooks -32%
  Bonny -26%   Art -31%
  Sandy -25%   Boyce -30%
  Lela -25%   Mike -30%
  Ina -24%   Mary -29%
  Peggie -24%   Jim -29%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Debra 59   Eric 98
  Denise 82   Clifford 100
  Irene 92
  Joann 98
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Patrice 345   Kyle 429
  Marta 382   Javier 440
  Nanette 420   Jerrold 444
  Nona 425   Brett 450
  Coleen 434   Thaddeus 459
  Debora 437   Evan 462
  Shelly 442   Derek 473
  Janine 446   Pablo 476
  Yvette 454   Dexter 478
  Heather 460   Michel 488
  Althea 461   Joey 491
  Ava 469   Elvin 497
  Kim 480   Shawn 500
  Kristina 483
  Janelle 486
  Roseanna 487
  Roslyn 490
  Angelina 492
  Marietta 493
  Clare 496
  Dolly 498
  Jeanine 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).