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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
 
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).