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Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Linda 2   James 2
    Deborah 3   Michael 3
    Patricia 4   John 4
    Susan 5   David 5
    Barbara 6   William 6
    Debra 7   Richard 7
    Nancy 8   Thomas 8
    Karen 9   Charles 9
    Pamela 10   Gary 10
    Sandra 11   Steven 11
    Cynthia 12   Mark 12
    Donna 13   Joseph 13
    Kathleen 14   Donald 14
    Sharon 15   Ronald 15
    Carol 16   Kenneth 16
    Diane 17   Paul 17
    Brenda 18   Larry 18
    Janet 19   Dennis 19
    Margaret 20   Daniel 20
    Elizabeth 21   Stephen 21
    Janice 22   George 22
    Kathy 23   Edward 23
    Rebecca 24   Gregory 24
    Carolyn 25   Jeffrey 25
    Joyce 26   Timothy 26
    Judy 27   Douglas 27
    Cheryl 28   Bruce 28
    Shirley 29   Jerry 29
    Judith 30   Terry 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1953

Baby Names in 1953

The year 1953 saw the rise of names like Robin, Cindy, and Dawn for girls and names like Ricky, Rodney, and Jeffery for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary, which replaced the previous #1, Linda. The most popular boy name was Robert, which replaced the previous #1, James. The fastest rising names were Joni, Lu, and Luann for girls and Mikel, Shawn, and Sean for boys. 1953 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Christine, Lynda, and Christina and the decline of boy names like Neal, Irvin, and Gale.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Joni New   Mikel +83%
  Lu New   Shawn +81%
  Luann +486%   Sean +79%
  Luanne +192%   Brad +70%
  Vanessa +188%   Robin +58%
  Lou +151%   Jed +58%
  Sherri +129%   Ricki +55%
  Lori +83%   Brandon +54%
  Bobbi +77%   Hans +51%
  Jodi +75%   Andre +50%
  Gayla +68%   Garth +48%
  Robin +66%   Rodney +48%
  Heidi +65%   Ricky +48%
  Kimberley +59%   Benedict +47%
  Kathi +58%   Jamie +47%
  Shauna +55%   Efrain +46%
  Cindy +50%   Trent +46%
  Luz +49%   Rob +45%
  Kimberly +48%   Johnathan +44%
  Tracey +48%   Hank +41%
  Rachael +46%   Lonny +40%
  Tammy +45%   Gerardo +40%
  Mindy +44%   Issac +40%
  Mitzi +44%   Jeffery +38%
  Stacy +42%   Rickey +38%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Kristina -34%   Hilton -36%
  Kristine -34%   Alva -32%
  Christine -33%   King -32%
  Charmaine -31%   Joaquin -31%
  Rosanna -28%   Erick -30%
  Sydney -27%   Pasquale -29%
  Pearlie -26%   Quinton -28%
  Lindsay -25%   Mose -27%
  Evangeline -25%   Lauren -27%
  Kelly -23%   Ivory -27%
  Mavis -23%   Nickolas -26%
  Imogene -23%   Elliot -26%
  Althea -23%   Wilton -25%
  Marianna -23%   Millard -24%
  Estela -22%   Corey -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Robin 66   Jay 99
  Leslie 96   Rick 100
  Anna 98
  Cindy 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Luann 230   Shawn 370
  Joni 296   Abel 472
  Luanne 349   August 474
  Kathi 411   Kendall 476
  Mindy 441   Orlando 477
  Roxann 463   Rory 480
  Clare 480   Colin 481
  Lu 486   Cedric 488
  Mari 487   Ward 490
  Dena 488   Jamie 491
  Elena 489   Geary 493
  Earlene 491   Lamont 496
  Sonya 496   Gilberto 498
  Jocelyn 497   Pablo 499
  Leticia 498
  Mitzi 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).