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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Michael 1
    Deborah 2   David 2
    Linda 3   James 3
    Debra 4   Robert 4
    Susan 5   John 5
    Patricia 6   William 6
    Barbara 7   Richard 7
    Karen 8   Thomas 8
    Nancy 9   Mark 9
    Donna 10   Steven 10
    Cynthia 11   Charles 11
    Pamela 12   Gary 12
    Sandra 13   Joseph 13
    Diane 14   Donald 14
    Sharon 15   Kenneth 15
    Carol 16   Paul 16
    Kathleen 17   Daniel 17
    Brenda 18   Ronald 18
    Cheryl 19   Larry 19
    Janet 20   Jeffrey 20
    Elizabeth 21   Stephen 21
    Kathy 22   Timothy 22
    Denise 23   Dennis 23
    Margaret 24   Gregory 24
    Janice 25   Edward 25
    Teresa 26   George 26
    Rebecca 27   Kevin 27
    Catherine 28   Terry 28
    Joyce 29   Douglas 29
    Carolyn 30   Randy 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1955

Baby Names in 1955

The year 1955 saw the rise of names like Lisa, Debbie, and Kim for girls and names like Jeffery, Jeff, and Gregg for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 3rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 2nd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Sabrina, Desiree, and Tina for girls and Marlon, Wyatt, and Corey for boys. 1955 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Marilyn, Marsha, and Shelley and the decline of boy names like Kirby, Jerrold, and Dane.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Sabrina +700%   Marlon +116%
  Desiree +667%   Wyatt +116%
  Tina +165%   Corey +69%
  Teena +116%   Rock +67%
  Trina +113%   Humberto +64%
  Gina +107%   Bart +62%
  Kimberlee +99%   Rusty +57%
  Roxane +98%   Kip +52%
  Kim +93%   Jeff +52%
  Sheree +85%   Cory +50%
  Kimberly +84%   Cordell +49%
  Kristie +73%   Jody +48%
  Silvia +67%   Marty +47%
  Kristi +66%   Bud +44%
  Debora +66%   Faron +43%
  Tara +66%   Clint +42%
  Joni +58%   Donovan +41%
  Bonny +57%   Zachary +41%
  Nanette +57%   Brendan +41%
  Melodie +57%   Tim +41%
  Debbie +55%   Joey +39%
  Tracy +54%   Jeffery +39%
  Renita +52%   Trent +39%
  Christi +50%   Mason +39%
  Bambi +48%   Noe +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Marian -63%   Brandon -36%
  Kathi -46%   Emerson -32%
  Lu -31%   Everette -32%
  Gayla -30%   Hank -31%
  Jacalyn -29%   Michale -30%
  Ophelia -29%   Jerrold -30%
  Louella -27%   Garold -28%
  Lottie -25%   Gil -28%
  Marlys -25%   Rand -26%
  Janell -25%   Nicky -25%
  Ola -23%   Garth -25%
  Gilda -23%   Jared -25%
  Gay -23%   Ritchie -25%
  Leta -22%   Silas -25%
  Rachael -22%   Robbin -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kim 75   Tony 93
  Lori 89   Kim 97
  Vincent 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sabrina 245   Marlon 344
  Desiree 308   Rusty 408
  Tara 424   Bart 413
  Shawn 456   Jody 423
  Debby 462   Zachary 443
  Jocelyn 463   Corey 465
  Kimberley 464   Joshua 470
  Leann 470   Eduardo 472
  Jodi 471   Kris 474
  Carlene 472   Chad 477
  Pat 479   Rocco 488
  Kristina 480   Doug 493
  Dinah 485   Cornell 496
  Katrina 488   Luke 499
  Shelby 490
  Trina 496
  Felicia 497
  Sonya 498
  Allison 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).