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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Michael 1
    Debra 2   James 2
    Linda 3   Robert 3
    Deborah 4   David 4
    Susan 5   John 5
    Patricia 6   William 6
    Karen 7   Richard 7
    Cynthia 8   Mark 8
    Barbara 9   Thomas 9
    Donna 10   Steven 10
    Nancy 11   Charles 11
    Pamela 12   Joseph 12
    Sharon 13   Gary 13
    Sandra 14   Donald 14
    Diane 15   Ronald 15
    Carol 16   Kenneth 16
    Kathleen 17   Paul 17
    Cheryl 18   Daniel 18
    Brenda 19   Timothy 19
    Kathy 20   Jeffrey 20
    Janet 21   Larry 21
    Elizabeth 22   Kevin 22
    Denise 23   Stephen 23
    Teresa 24   Gregory 24
    Margaret 25   Edward 25
    Janice 26   Dennis 26
    Rebecca 27   George 27
    Catherine 28   Randy 28
    Robin 29   Douglas 29
    Joyce 30   Anthony 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1956

Baby Names in 1956

The year 1956 saw the rise of names like Cindy, Kim, and Kimberly for girls and names like Brian, Mike, and Bryan for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 4th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 3rd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Cindi, Pam, and Cindy for girls and Elvis, Clint, and Dino for boys. 1956 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Marilyn, Marsha, and Constance and the decline of boy names like Jan, Marlon, and Bart.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Cindi +104%   Elvis +528%
  Pam +82%   Clint +124%
  Cindy +79%   Dino +117%
  Kerri +78%   Wyatt +106%
  Erin +75%   Matt +92%
  Kimberly +74%   Les +92%
  Kendra +74%   Drew +88%
  Kim +74%   Doug +82%
  Candy +70%   Russ +75%
  Doreen +65%   Keven +70%
  Tina +63%   Chuck +68%
  Annette +60%   Audie +65%
  Lauri +57%   Brandon +63%
  Sharlene +57%   Marty +63%
  Althea +56%   Bryon +57%
  Kimberley +55%   Bryan +55%
  Dina +55%   Ron +53%
  Kelly +54%   Jeff +50%
  Jodi +53%   Tim +50%
  Yvette +53%   Ken +49%
  Rachelle +53%   Lyndon +48%
  Stacy +52%   Everette +47%
  Sandi +52%   Tracy +47%
  Debi +51%   Timmy +47%
  Natalie +50%   Kelley +46%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Jacalyn -59%   Davy -53%
  Roni -55%   Napoleon -35%
  Elyse -30%   Xavier -33%
  Marietta -30%   Federico -32%
  Athena -28%   Geary -31%
  Shauna -28%   Fletcher -30%
  Desiree -28%   Hoyt -28%
  Marilee -27%   Alva -27%
  Kathie -25%   Herschel -27%
  Lucia -25%   Arlen -26%
  Bernadine -25%   Jules -26%
  Elissa -24%   Augustus -26%
  Mable -24%   Connie -26%
  Constance -23%   Jerrold -24%
  Janine -23%   Wilmer -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kimberly 73   Matthew 90
  Tina 87   Jay 92
  Dawn 92   Mike 96
  Angela 93   Victor 97
  Jennifer 97   Dean 99
  Rick 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Stacy 426   Elvis 358
  Ladonna 427   Matt 391
  Melodie 451   Chuck 411
  Robbin 459   Ed 463
  Althea 475   Audie 467
  Lea 480   Clint 469
  Sharlene 481   Wyatt 472
  Angie 482   Bryant 484
  Roslyn 483   Seth 485
  Kristy 485   Stan 486
  Cathryn 487   Toby 488
  Suzette 488   Damon 492
  Sharron 489   Kennith 495
  Mamie 493   Mathew 499
  Bobbi 495
  Estella 497

Birth Estimates

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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).