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Baby Names : 1950 - 1959

Here are the most popular names of the decade.

  • SSA is Social Security Administration (alternate spellings are not combined) and
  • SFS is Some Fun Site (alternate spellings are combined).

Male names are first. Or you can start with the female names.

  • Most Popular is the total of the names over the whole decade.
  • Most Change is the difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade. It has the subcategories of Rising and Falling
    • Rising is the highest difference in count (which name has improved the most over the decade).
    • Falling is the lowest difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade (which name has dropped the most over the decade).

Top 25 Names of the Decade - 1950s

Male Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. James 842772
2. Michael 836632
3. Robert 829485
4. John 797000
5. David 769134
6. William 590562
7. Richard 534796
8. Thomas 453857
9. Mark 382262
10. Charles 360694
11. Steven 333357
12. Gary 329502
13. Joseph 299667
14. Donald 273203
15. Ronald 270789
16. Kenneth 262513
17. Paul 252920
18. Larry 245299
19. Daniel 243435
20. Stephen 207047
21. Dennis 203969
22. Timothy 198124
23. Edward 188171
24. Jeffrey 184472
25. George 180797

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Michael 881930
2. James 842772
3. Robert 829485
4. John 825916
5. David 769134
6. William 590562
7. Steven 540404
8. Richard 534796
9. Thomas 455754
10. Mark 404177
11. Charles 360694
12. Gary 348266
13. Joseph 299667
14. Donald 273203
15. Ronald 270789
16. Kenneth 264783
17. Paul 252920
18. Larry 245474
19. Daniel 245147
20. Jeffrey 242005
21. Dennis 208912
22. Timothy 198520
23. Edward 188171
24. George 180797
25. Gregory 178882

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Mark 40300
2. David 23202
3. Kevin 21983
4. Timothy 20246
5. Michael 20147
6. Jeffrey 18603
7. Brian 16286
8. Scott 15496
9. Ricky 11093
10. Randy 10676
11. Steven 10330
12. Mike 9386
13. Anthony 9319
14. Christopher 8070
15. Keith 7188
16. Jeff 7182
17. Steve 6874
18. Eric 6620
19. Gregory 6546
20. Jeffery 6257
21. Tim 6069
22. Daniel 5934
23. Tony 5795
24. Matthew 5254
25. Craig 5030

Rising (SFS)

1. Mark 41292
2. Jeffrey 25388
3. David 23202
4. Kevin 22162
5. Michael 21795
6. Brian 20449
7. Timothy 20343
8. Scott 15962
9. Ricky 10970
10. Randy 10676
11. Mike 9386
12. Anthony 9319
13. Christopher 8163
14. Keith 7253
15. Jeff 7182
16. Eric 7121
17. Steve 6874
18. Gregory 6634
19. Steven 6322
20. Daniel 6071
21. Tim 6069
22. Tony 5904
23. Matthew 5524
24. Craig 5153
25. Chris 4891

Falling (SSA)

1. Larry -13035
2. Gary -10439
3. William -9307
4. Robert -9033
5. Charles -8326
6. James -7504
7. Ronald -6819
8. Dennis -6785
9. Thomas -5309
10. George -5160
11. Stephen -4008
12. Richard -3802
13. Roger -3746
14. Lawrence -3581
15. Donald -3093
16. Gerald -3085
17. John -2972
18. Jerry -2942
19. Willie -2359
20. Harold -2271
21. Harry -2080
22. Henry -1915
23. Jack -1813
24. Edward -1807
25. Arthur -1683

Falling (SFS)

1. Larry -13091
2. Gary -10507
3. William -9307
4. Robert -9033
5. Charles -8326
6. James -7504
7. Dennis -6893
8. Ronald -6819
9. Thomas -5290
10. George -5160
11. Lawrence -3987
12. Roger -3871
13. Richard -3802
14. Gerald -3494
15. Donald -3093
16. Jerry -2782
17. Willie -2359
18. Harold -2271
19. Harry -2080
20. Henry -1915
21. Jack -1813
22. Edward -1807
23. Arthur -1683
24. Walter -1671
25. Eugene -1593

Female Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Mary 625359
2. Linda 564066
3. Patricia 459446
4. Susan 437603
5. Deborah 430372
6. Barbara 345566
7. Debra 341216
8. Karen 332393
9. Nancy 286692
10. Donna 270258
11. Cynthia 263321
12. Sandra 251474
13. Pamela 237316
14. Sharon 232731
15. Kathleen 224233
16. Carol 222564
17. Diane 210540
18. Brenda 209182
19. Cheryl 171327
20. Janet 167441
21. Elizabeth 165590
22. Kathy 157887
23. Margaret 149520
24. Janice 133560
25. Carolyn 124009

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Mary 632656
2. Linda 586750
3. Deborah 471891
4. Patricia 459446
5. Susan 441171
6. Karen 348964
7. Barbara 347233
8. Debra 318946
9. Nancy 288923
10. Donna 274167
11. Catherine 267177
12. Cynthia 263321
13. Kathy 256471
14. Sandra 255286
15. Diane 251184
16. Carol 243278
17. Pamela 241056
18. Sharon 238554
19. Kathleen 234698
20. Brenda 209182
21. Cheryl 208680
22. Teresa 193715
23. Janet 173538
24. Elizabeth 168148
25. Margaret 157747

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Debra 25175
2. Lisa 24520
3. Debbie 18366
4. Cynthia 15734
5. Cindy 15497
6. Donna 14836
7. Lori 14836
8. Tammy 13612
9. Julie 13072
10. Kathy 12714
11. Teresa 12662
12. Karen 12625
13. Kimberly 12338
14. Kim 11306
15. Robin 10864
16. Denise 10132
17. Cheryl 9117
18. Laura 8797
19. Pamela 8514
20. Terri 7678
21. Tina 7188
22. Michelle 7135
23. Dawn 6481
24. Kelly 6283
25. Rhonda 6282

Rising (SFS)

1. Debra 63184
2. Teresa 29091
3. Lisa 25512
4. Lori 25018
5. Debbie 19716
6. Tammy 19031
7. Kathy 18605
8. Terri 17118
9. Cindy 16197
10. Cynthia 15734
11. Donna 14800
12. Michelle 14130
13. Kimberly 13622
14. Julie 13317
15. Karen 13259
16. Robin 12310
17. Kim 11306
18. Cheryl 10456
19. Denise 10361
20. Laura 9174
21. Pamela 8671
22. Kelly 8458
23. Tina 7725
24. Sherry 7203
25. Rhonda 7099

Falling (SSA)

1. Linda -39997
2. Barbara -16203
3. Patricia -12677
4. Mary -10970
5. Judith -8780
6. Shirley -8592
7. Kathleen -8062
8. Carol -8032
9. Nancy -6540
10. Margaret -6538
11. Betty -6312
12. Carolyn -5859
13. Sandra -5534
14. Gloria -5105
15. Marilyn -4939
16. Joyce -4906
17. Janice -4514
18. Dorothy -4330
19. Judy -4324
20. Martha -3388
21. Sharon -3319
22. Bonnie -3287
23. Frances -3261
24. Christine -3195
25. Virginia -3050

Falling (SFS)

1. Linda -41265
2. Deborah -35724
3. Barbara -16272
4. Patricia -12677
5. Mary -10693
6. Theresa -10242
7. Marsha -10237
8. Carol -9012
9. Judith -8780
10. Shirley -8682
11. Kathleen -8057
12. Margaret -7110
13. Betty -6869
14. Nancy -6645
15. Carolyn -5892
16. Janice -5794
17. Sandra -5699
18. Delores -5438
19. Marilyn -5124
20. Gloria -5105
21. Joyce -4906
22. Dorothy -4441
23. Terry -4208
24. Judy -4194
25. Michele -4022

View Top 1000 Names for each year of the 1950s


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