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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Michael 1
    Susan 2   David 2
    Linda 3   James 3
    Karen 4   John 4
    Donna 5   Robert 5
    Patricia 6   Mark 6
    Debra 7   William 7
    Cynthia 8   Richard 8
    Deborah 9   Thomas 9
    Lisa 10   Steven 10
    Barbara 11   Charles 11
    Pamela 12   Timothy 12
    Sandra 13   Joseph 13
    Nancy 14   Kevin 14
    Kathy 15   Kenneth 15
    Brenda 16   Jeffrey 16
    Sharon 17   Paul 17
    Cheryl 18   Daniel 18
    Diane 19   Donald 19
    Debbie 20   Gary 20
    Elizabeth 21   Ronald 21
    Carol 22   Brian 22
    Kathleen 23   Gregory 23
    Teresa 24   Scott 24
    Cindy 25   Larry 25
    Julie 26   Anthony 26
    Lori 27   Edward 27
    Janet 28   Stephen 28
    Denise 29   Dennis 29
    Laura 30   Douglas 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1959

Baby Names in 1959

The year 1959 saw the rise of names like Dawn, Kelly, and Tracy for girls and names like Craig, Darryl, and Shawn for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 7th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 6th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Gigi, Monique, and Nola for girls and Darren, Ty, and Layne for boys. 1959 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Peggy, Jo, and Patrice and the decline of boy names like Garry, Oliver, and Marlon.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Gigi +102%   Darren +212%
  Monique +90%   Ty +129%
  Nola +75%   Layne +118%
  Sonya +69%   Shannon +110%
  Janine +68%   Fidel +97%
  Brigitte +67%   Josh +84%
  Antionette +63%   Lane +71%
  Annemarie +61%   Rory +66%
  Jeanine +61%   Shawn +66%
  Tracy +60%   Wayde +65%
  Meg +57%   Xavier +60%
  Tamie +50%   Darryl +52%
  Tami +50%   Damon +50%
  Cara +49%   Chip +48%
  Bridgette +49%   Bart +48%
  Traci +46%   Brendan +46%
  Karrie +44%   Wally +45%
  Tracey +44%   Shaun +44%
  Tammie +43%   Brooks +43%
  Shauna +43%   Maxwell +43%
  Kelli +43%   Britt +42%
  Kelly +43%   Brandon +41%
  Tammi +42%   Dwain +41%
  Juana +42%   Donell +40%
  Tonya +41%   Royal +40%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Unknown -30%   Dion -40%
  Gisele -29%   Maverick -31%
  Peggie -29%   Sonny -31%
  Lizabeth -28%   Unknown -30%
  Delphine -28%   Benito -29%
  Sharlene -27%   Elvis -29%
  Cheryle -27%   Derrell -27%
  Patrice -27%   Christophe -27%
  Peggy -26%   Issac -26%
  Melva -24%   Hiram -25%
  Katheryn -24%   Wyatt -25%
  Rachael -23%   Rhett -25%
  Cathie -23%   Keven -24%
  Clarice -23%   Dannie -24%
  Jo -22%   Dudley -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kelly 74   Greg 90
  Wendy 83   Bryan 94
  Suzanne 96   Todd 98
  Anna 99
  Renee 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Tammi 419   Lane 432
  Monique 457   Damon 433
  Angelia 463   Shannon 460
  Judi 470   Stacy 469
  Deana 476   Nicky 471
  Darcy 478   Shaun 476
  Danette 483   Reggie 481
  Kimberlee 487   Zachary 485
  Benita 488   Dwain 489
  Kerri 489   Lamont 493
  Isabel 492   Wayde 494
  Tamela 493   Sergio 497
  Malinda 494
  Tracie 496
  Traci 497

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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).