Most Popular Baby Names in 1929

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1929. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1929, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Robert 59,804 Mary 63,511
2 James 52,126 Betty 36,679
3 John 52,113 Dorothy 31,479
4 William 47,808 Helen 20,982
5 Charles 29,932 Margaret 19,207
6 Richard 29,573 Doris 16,497
7 Donald 27,186 Barbara 16,039
8 George 23,018 Ruth 16,023
9 Joseph 21,166 Shirley 14,578
10 Edward 17,223 Patricia 13,624
11 Thomas 16,275 Virginia 13,233
12 Frank 12,964 Jean 11,866
13 Paul 12,430 Joan 11,665
14 Jack 12,170 Dolores 11,506
15 Raymond 11,907 Elizabeth 11,249
16 Harold 11,676 Frances 11,091
17 David 11,302 Lois 10,294
18 Kenneth 10,840 Mildred 10,254
19 Walter 9,851 Evelyn 9,884
20 Eugene 9,045 Anna 9,750
21 Henry 8,571 Alice 9,480
22 Arthur 8,472 Marie 9,158
23 Billy 8,318 Joyce 8,597
24 Albert 8,079 Phyllis 7,996
25 Herbert 7,876 Norma 7,895
26 Ralph 7,713 Rose 7,786
27 Harry 7,142 Martha 7,640
28 Carl 6,895 Gloria 7,539
29 Willie 6,615 Irene 7,040
30 Joe 6,596 Marjorie 6,986
31 Howard 6,012 Louise 6,902
32 Louis 5,995 Nancy 6,870
33 Gerald 5,968 Marilyn 6,730
34 Fred 5,858 Catherine 6,277
35 Roy 5,813 Florence 6,212
36 Earl 5,740 Ruby 6,149
37 Clarence 5,732 Annie 5,954
38 Lawrence 5,305 Eleanor 5,865
39 Francis 5,270 Beverly 5,863
40 Norman 5,156 Lillian 5,710
41 Alfred 4,930 Thelma 5,476
42 Leonard 4,826 Lorraine 5,353
43 Ernest 4,754 Geraldine 5,334
44 Anthony 4,734 Gladys 5,327
45 Ronald 4,476 Josephine 5,298
46 Marvin 4,390 Ann 5,172
47 Daniel 4,369 Donna 5,141
48 Stanley 4,266 June 5,095
49 Melvin 4,100 Theresa 5,067
50 Bobby 3,924 Pauline 5,026
51 Leroy 3,818 Edna 4,931
52 Bernard 3,809 Rita 4,766
53 Samuel 3,567 Marion 4,633
54 Michael 3,466 Grace 4,569
55 Peter 3,217 Bernice 4,550
56 Russell 3,183 Ethel 4,518
57 Ray 3,177 Lucille 4,502
58 Floyd 3,080 Audrey 4,460
59 Andrew 3,078 Edith 4,456
60 Leo 3,018 Juanita 4,412
61 Jerry 2,992 Wanda 4,397
62 Bill 2,947 Jane 4,353
63 Lloyd 2,947 Carol 4,279
64 Roger 2,928 Hazel 4,164
65 Theodore 2,903 Clara 4,148
66 Edwin 2,896 Wilma 4,007
67 Frederick 2,812 Elaine 3,853
68 Gene 2,808 Sarah 3,815
69 Wayne 2,740 Emma 3,803
70 Elmer 2,697 Peggy 3,780
71 Vernon 2,683 Esther 3,586
72 Clifford 2,671 Beatrice 3,574
73 Dale 2,663 Charlotte 3,538
74 Clyde 2,629 Delores 3,517
75 Herman 2,623 Marian 3,447
76 Philip 2,606 Willie 3,319
77 Alvin 2,554 Carolyn 3,272
78 Don 2,518 Elsie 3,231
79 Gordon 2,493 Billie 3,191
80 Glenn 2,433 Rosemary 3,107
81 Leon 2,336 Vivian 3,101
82 Vincent 2,331 Janet 3,052
83 Martin 2,309 Eva 3,019
84 Lewis 2,227 Katherine 3,016
85 Lee 2,210 Maxine 2,993
86 Allen 2,188 Bonnie 2,974
87 Charlie 2,186 Jacqueline 2,970
88 Lester 2,106 Julia 2,950
89 Bob 2,103 Kathleen 2,941
90 Harvey 2,064 Laura 2,935
91 Gilbert 2,056 Anne 2,881
92 Warren 2,036 Jeanne 2,818
93 Jesse 2,030 Bertha 2,800
94 Milton 2,029 Agnes 2,770
95 Arnold 1,979 Gertrude 2,725
96 Chester 1,968 Ida 2,673
97 Douglas 1,965 Ellen 2,567
98 Jimmie 1,952 Eileen 2,558
99 Curtis 1,946 Vera 2,549
100 Victor 1,941 Maria 2,535
101 Cecil 1,888 Joanne 2,497
102 Eddie 1,877 Ella 2,473
103 Johnnie 1,762 Lillie 2,440
104 Roland 1,730 Kathryn 2,434
105 Sam 1,729 Arlene 2,398
106 Wallace 1,706 Alma 2,388
107 Benjamin 1,695 Bessie 2,380
108 Jose 1,692 Margie 2,337
109 Calvin 1,664 Viola 2,289
110 Jerome 1,662 Jessie 2,258
111 Manuel 1,625 Violet 2,215
112 Bruce 1,619 Sally 2,212
113 Johnny 1,532 Nellie 2,198
114 Willard 1,513 Pearl 2,172
115 Jimmy 1,489 Lucy 2,128
116 Edgar 1,487 Georgia 2,126
117 Oscar 1,480 Myrtle 2,125
118 Marion 1,451 Patsy 2,042
119 Claude 1,449 Sylvia 2,038
120 Junior 1,442 Ramona 2,036
121 Patrick 1,442 Mattie 2,028
122 Billie 1,430 Leona 2,021
123 Glen 1,428 Christine 2,014
124 Hubert 1,385 Minnie 1,994
125 Maurice 1,376 Anita 1,977
126 Stephen 1,357 Roberta 1,971
127 Virgil 1,339 Loretta 1,938
128 Max 1,336 Velma 1,930
129 Jessie 1,328 Rosa 1,887
130 Everett 1,310 Geneva 1,846
131 Wilbur 1,293 Jeanette 1,840
132 Jim 1,290 Mae 1,766
133 Dean 1,287 Sara 1,747
134 Tom 1,270 Claire 1,699
135 Larry 1,268 Harriet 1,697
136 Leslie 1,259 Stella 1,691
137 Duane 1,246 Janice 1,690
138 Keith 1,242 Lena 1,625
139 Hugh 1,229 Naomi 1,600
140 Rudolph 1,220 Jo 1,593
141 Homer 1,206 Dora 1,584
142 Nicholas 1,191 Genevieve 1,582
143 Wesley 1,181 Alberta 1,569
144 Tommy 1,163 Joann 1,551
145 Luther 1,120 Eunice 1,547
146 Alan 1,101 Bobbie 1,529
147 Morris 1,091 Mabel 1,516
148 Franklin 1,061 Carrie 1,511
149 Sidney 1,058 Muriel 1,463
150 Willis 1,030 Opal 1,452
151 Phillip 1,027 Emily 1,445
152 Lyle 1,007 Jennie 1,418
153 Horace 1,003 Cora 1,389
154 Dennis 997 Rosie 1,366
155 Earnest 997 Marguerite 1,361
156 Alexander 985 Verna 1,341
157 Delbert 962 Hilda 1,334
158 Bennie 960 Lula 1,333
159 Ben 957 Constance 1,326
160 Allan 930 Darlene 1,301
161 Salvatore 929 Beulah 1,278
162 Steve 887 Blanche 1,275
163 Oliver 884 Lola 1,268
164 Juan 876 Hattie 1,261
165 Tony 875 Inez 1,257
166 Clayton 855 Erma 1,246
167 Ted 852 Rachel 1,214
168 Dick 842 Yvonne 1,211
169 Jay 842 Fannie 1,199
170 Julius 841 Laverne 1,194
171 Edmund 830 Caroline 1,192
172 Freddie 823 Jeannine 1,183
173 Guy 820 Madeline 1,181
174 Orville 808 Imogene 1,179
175 Dan 799 Rosalie 1,159
176 Otis 796 Mamie 1,150
177 Angelo 795 Joy 1,137
178 Clifton 781 Ada 1,129
179 Jackie 780 Flora 1,124
180 Alex 775 Lila 1,108
181 Jesus 766 Rebecca 1,086
182 Leland 762 Daisy 1,080
183 Clinton 761 Faye 1,080
184 Nathaniel 761 Irma 1,074
185 Irving 754 Miriam 1,074
186 Antonio 734 Colleen 1,067
187 Archie 732 Carmen 1,065
188 Merle 731 Mable 1,059
189 Matthew 727 Marcella 1,036
190 Lonnie 722 Bettie 1,029
191 Alton 716 Eula 1,027
192 Carroll 707 Teresa 1,022
193 Lowell 701 Nora 1,017
194 Mike 697 Eloise 1,013
195 Darrell 696 Johnnie 989
196 Neil 696 Iris 980
197 Marshall 694 Nina 968
198 Ramon 693 Sue 944
199 Wilbert 685 Antoinette 937
200 Myron 658 Charlene 932
201 Ira 654 Jeannette 929
202 Ivan 651 Susie 927
203 Jacob 647 Rosemarie 925
204 Irvin 646 Ernestine 913
205 Ervin 644 Estelle 909
206 Wendell 640 Olga 897
207 Karl 637 Gwendolyn 891
208 Dewey 634 Regina 890
209 Wilfred 611 Bette 884
210 Bobbie 603 Susan 875
211 Forrest 603 Della 866
212 Elbert 601 Maggie 860
213 Malcolm 597 Lorene 853
214 Julian 592 Priscilla 842
215 Nelson 590 Sadie 828
216 Nick 588 Victoria 825
217 Laurence 586 Melba 818
218 Isaac 585 Winifred 816
219 Pete 584 Diane 796
220 Norbert 583 Angelina 780
221 Eldon 580 Henrietta 762
222 Mark 577 Katie 759
223 Perry 576 Lydia 745
224 Sylvester 571 Annette 731
225 Rufus 567 Janie 707
226 Bert 566 Bettye 700
227 Doyle 559 Freda 696
228 Carlos 557 Jewel 690
229 Gerard 553 Amelia 687
230 Loren 553 Ollie 681
231 Burton 545 Fern 679
232 Ellis 545 Ina 677
233 Rodney 539 Angela 676
234 Gary 537 Lottie 674
235 Francisco 532 Isabel 672
236 Owen 526 Deloris 670
237 Byron 520 Nettie 669
238 Tommie 514 Essie 666
239 Nathan 513 Connie 665
240 Mack 507 Therese 664
241 Loyd 506 Judith 661
242 Troy 506 Luella 660
243 Fredrick 505 Nadine 659
244 Grady 505 Fay 654
245 Sherman 503 Olive 651
246 Carlton 502 Iva 648
247 Irwin 499 Reba 642
248 Emil 498 Natalie 634
249 Felix 497 Ora 633
250 Percy 497 Sophie 632

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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