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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
    Susan 5   David 5
    Barbara 6   William 6
    Nancy 7   Richard 7
    Karen 8   Thomas 8
    Debra 9   Charles 9
    Sandra 10   Gary 10
    Kathleen 11   Steven 11
    Carol 12   Joseph 12
    Donna 13   Donald 13
    Sharon 14   Larry 14
    Brenda 15   Ronald 15
    Diane 16   Kenneth 16
    Pamela 17   Mark 17
    Cynthia 18   Dennis 18
    Janet 19   Paul 19
    Christine 20   Daniel 20
    Margaret 21   Stephen 21
    Elizabeth 22   George 22
    Janice 23   Edward 23
    Carolyn 24   Gregory 24
    Judith 25   Bruce 25
    Judy 26   Jerry 26
    Joyce 27   Timothy 27
    Shirley 28   Douglas 28
    Kathy 29   Terry 29
    Rebecca 30   Roger 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1952

Baby Names in 1952

The year 1952 saw the rise of names like Debra, Denise, and Lisa for girls and names like Randy, Ricky, and Rick for boys. The top overall girl name was Linda for the 6th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 13th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Vanessa, Charmaine, and Kim for girls and Beverly, Kim, and Jamie for boys. 1952 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Rosemarie, Johnnie, and Bette and the decline of boy names like Lanny, Galen, and Vaughn.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Vanessa +294%   Beverly +62%
  Charmaine +223%   Kim +59%
  Kim +127%   Jamie +58%
  Mitzi +116%   Brad +57%
  Kimberly +98%   Kurt +56%
  Kristy +92%   Stevie +55%
  Geralyn +84%   Taylor +55%
  Lori +84%   Corey +54%
  Kelly +79%   Ricky +52%
  Lisa +67%   Kris +50%
  Jeanine +65%   Len +50%
  Lorrie +65%   Blake +50%
  April +64%   Ike +48%
  Bridget +63%   Marlon +46%
  Debra +57%   Alva +45%
  Leticia +56%   Brandon +45%
  Jody +55%   Tod +44%
  Gina +54%   Deborah +44%
  Janeen +53%   Randy +44%
  Elissa +52%   Kelvin +44%
  Tracy +51%   Rocky +42%
  Danielle +50%   Warner +42%
  Mavis +50%   Sean +40%
  Sherrie +48%   Audie +40%
  Denice +47%   Shawn +40%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Angeline -32%   Ezzard -36%
  Sherryl -32%   Reynaldo -29%
  Sharyn -28%   Arnulfo -28%
  Sophia -28%   Gaylon -27%
  Dian -28%   Ezra -27%
  Portia -27%   Elmo -26%
  Marva -26%   Benedict -26%
  Kyle -26%   Santos -25%
  Ruthann -26%   Alvis -25%
  Wilhelmina -25%   Hoyt -25%
  Bettie -24%   Buster -25%
  Myrna -24%   Emerson -23%
  Bonny -24%   Dorsey -23%
  Carmella -24%   Garold -23%
  Carlotta -24%   Earle -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Rhonda 95   Ricky 81
  Clifford 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Vanessa 304   Kelvin 435
  Charmaine 331   Kris 475
  Denice 452   Sean 480
  Gina 462   Blake 482
  Kristy 464   Eddy 483
  Rene 467   Tomas 487
  Merry 470   Jaime 488
  Janelle 476   Sandy 489
  Suzan 485   Fredric 494
  Candy 486   Stevie 495
  Cherry 487   Ramiro 496
  Kelly 490   Reid 497
  Tracy 491
  Colette 493
  Essie 496
  Ana 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).