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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
    Deborah 4   Michael 4
    Barbara 5   David 5
    Susan 6   William 6
    Nancy 7   Richard 7
    Karen 8   Thomas 8
    Sandra 9   Charles 9
    Kathleen 10   Gary 10
    Carol 11   Larry 11
    Donna 12   Ronald 12
    Sharon 13   Steven 13
    Brenda 14   Joseph 14
    Diane 15   Donald 15
    Pamela 16   Kenneth 16
    Margaret 17   Dennis 17
    Debra 18   Paul 18
    Janet 19   Stephen 19
    Cynthia 20   Mark 20
    Janice 21   Daniel 21
    Carolyn 22   George 22
    Elizabeth 23   Edward 23
    Christine 24   Jerry 24
    Judith 25   Gregory 25
    Judy 26   Bruce 26
    Shirley 27   Douglas 27
    Joyce 28   Timothy 28
    Betty 29   Roger 29
    Cheryl 30   Terry 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1951

Baby Names in 1951

The year 1951 saw the rise of names like Debra, Denise, and Laurie for girls and names like Randy, Ricky, and Jeffery for boys. The top overall girl name was Linda for the 5th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 12th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Lori, Debra, and Mindy for girls and Kim, Ritchie, and Rolando for boys. 1951 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Nellie, Fannie, and Sharron and the decline of boy names like Bill, Jim, and Tom.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Lori +182%   Kim +86%
  Debra +176%   Ritchie +78%
  Mindy +141%   Rolando +63%
  Kyle +107%   Geary +55%
  Jocelyn +100%   Patricia +54%
  Kim +100%   Brooks +53%
  Kristie +97%   Dwaine +53%
  Randi +96%   Christophe +49%
  Vanessa +95%   Chad +48%
  Debora +88%   Layne +47%
  Patrice +86%   Ricky +46%
  Jacalyn +82%   Mcarthur +45%
  Bonny +80%   Rickie +45%
  Denise +79%   Dorsey +44%
  Crystal +72%   Kelly +43%
  Denice +72%   Kyle +42%
  Kelly +70%   Garold +41%
  Laurie +70%   Rex +40%
  Marcy +70%   Walker +40%
  Eve +69%   Derek +39%
  Kristi +65%   Randy +38%
  Debbra +63%   Mathew +38%
  Allison +61%   Blair +38%
  Patti +61%   Kenton +37%
  Kristy +60%   Kris +36%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Roseanna -49%   Truman -38%
  Shari -36%   Williams -33%
  Shauna -29%   Alva -33%
  Sharyn -28%   Lavern -32%
  Jacque -27%   Carrol -32%
  Petra -26%   Cliff -31%
  Caryl -26%   Chuck -30%
  Pat -26%   Glynn -27%
  David -26%   Ed -24%
  Maryjane -25%   Bud -24%
  Suellen -24%   Shawn -24%
  Consuelo -24%   Noble -23%
  Kathaleen -23%   Sydney -23%
  Kathlene -23%   Taylor -22%
  Aleta -22%   Arden -22%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Vickie 87   Micheal 97
  Julie 99
  Valerie 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Lori 346   Christophe 431
  Marcy 432   Derrick 454
  Randi 436   Darnell 461
  Jacalyn 444   Elwood 471
  Heidi 466   Ward 479
  Jerri 469   Blair 480
  Mindy 476   Curt 485
  Lesley 479   Cornell 492
  Maryellen 480   Rocco 496
  Elise 483   Garrett 497
  Nita 486   Timmy 499
  Gayla 489   Abel 500
  Chris 491
  Kristi 493
  Jocelyn 494
  Sharlene 495
  Bridget 496
  Delois 498
  Earline 499
  Elva 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).