Most Popular Baby Names in 1932

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1932. 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 1932, 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 59,265 Mary 59,883
2 James 51,922 Betty 34,419
3 John 48,622 Barbara 26,315
4 William 42,126 Dorothy 24,975
5 Richard 31,806 Joan 21,044
6 Charles 31,095 Patricia 17,990
7 Donald 29,786 Margaret 16,553
8 George 20,441 Helen 16,375
9 Joseph 18,568 Shirley 14,477
10 Thomas 16,836 Doris 12,910
11 Edward 15,189 Ruth 12,253
12 David 12,138 Joyce 11,362
13 Paul 12,070 Nancy 10,946
14 Kenneth 11,740 Virginia 10,755
15 Frank 11,498 Jean 10,671
16 Ronald 11,141 Marilyn 10,568
17 Jack 10,716 Elizabeth 9,997
18 Harold 10,431 Dolores 9,630
19 Raymond 10,344 Frances 9,554
20 Billy 9,435 Lois 9,519
21 Walter 8,666 Alice 8,535
22 Eugene 8,047 Norma 8,406
23 Henry 7,471 Evelyn 7,960
24 Gerald 7,347 Anna 7,924
25 Arthur 6,917 Gloria 7,812
26 Albert 6,863 Mildred 7,644
27 Ralph 6,728 Martha 7,580
28 Carl 6,714 Beverly 7,526
29 Joe 6,693 Donna 7,361
30 Bobby 6,597 Phyllis 7,310
31 Willie 6,547 Marie 6,912
32 Harry 5,704 Carol 6,569
33 Fred 5,523 Rose 6,474
34 Jerry 5,303 Ann 6,194
35 Lawrence 5,295 Janet 5,786
36 Howard 5,294 Louise 5,642
37 Norman 5,269 Marjorie 5,608
38 Roy 5,237 Ruby 5,469
39 Louis 5,135 Catherine 5,448
40 Clarence 4,893 Peggy 5,445
41 Earl 4,822 Annie 5,386
42 Daniel 4,448 Geraldine 5,334
43 Francis 4,388 Irene 5,202
44 Herbert 4,368 June 4,844
45 Anthony 4,223 Eleanor 4,835
46 Marvin 4,188 Carolyn 4,586
47 Ernest 4,165 Florence 4,540
48 Leonard 4,100 Lillian 4,352
49 Alfred 3,899 Jane 4,348
50 Roger 3,788 Edna 4,279
51 Melvin 3,776 Thelma 4,271
52 Stanley 3,759 Wanda 4,261
53 Leroy 3,677 Rita 4,256
54 Michael 3,608 Gladys 4,184
55 Don 3,454 Lorraine 4,162
56 Samuel 3,410 Delores 4,151
57 Wayne 3,388 Josephine 4,094
58 Bill 3,361 Juanita 4,015
59 Ray 3,264 Pauline 3,901
60 Bernard 3,251 Theresa 3,816
61 Dale 3,139 Audrey 3,735
62 Peter 3,131 Joanne 3,730
63 Russell 3,022 Lucille 3,650
64 Gene 2,949 Bonnie 3,620
65 Larry 2,825 Wilma 3,612
66 Franklin 2,754 Ethel 3,606
67 Theodore 2,674 Sarah 3,598
68 Floyd 2,667 Elaine 3,575
69 Andrew 2,645 Edith 3,570
70 Philip 2,624 Clara 3,563
71 Lloyd 2,589 Bernice 3,543
72 Edwin 2,568 Grace 3,535
73 Frederick 2,502 Marion 3,493
74 Leo 2,500 Charlotte 3,363
75 Jimmie 2,475 Hazel 3,340
76 Jimmy 2,461 Emma 3,330
77 Glenn 2,435 Patsy 3,254
78 Vernon 2,428 Marlene 3,219
79 Bob 2,425 Joann 3,115
80 Allen 2,419 Arlene 3,109
81 Gordon 2,408 Anne 2,969
82 Clyde 2,319 Esther 2,960
83 Leon 2,295 Kathleen 2,944
84 Clifford 2,286 Sally 2,917
85 Douglas 2,285 Jacqueline 2,874
86 Lee 2,285 Marian 2,837
87 Alvin 2,274 Beatrice 2,787
88 Martin 2,255 Laura 2,748
89 Herman 2,192 Loretta 2,747
90 Charlie 2,128 Willie 2,664
91 Eddie 2,112 Vivian 2,662
92 Lewis 2,111 Julia 2,658
93 Vincent 2,067 Billie 2,635
94 Elmer 2,058 Janice 2,628
95 Harvey 2,030 Katherine 2,590
96 Johnny 2,012 Sylvia 2,568
97 Gilbert 1,975 Elsie 2,553
98 Bruce 1,936 Eva 2,522
99 Jesse 1,862 Constance 2,492
100 Arnold 1,820 Rosemary 2,483
101 Lester 1,813 Bertha 2,473
102 Warren 1,792 Margie 2,424
103 Curtis 1,774 Jo 2,388
104 Jim 1,764 Ellen 2,369
105 Duane 1,710 Ida 2,316
106 Milton 1,709 Jeanette 2,290
107 Jerome 1,668 Kathryn 2,262
108 Cecil 1,655 Ella 2,256
109 Tommy 1,613 Roberta 2,244
110 Roland 1,611 Maxine 2,223
111 Victor 1,611 Lillie 2,218
112 Chester 1,606 Jeanne 2,130
113 Johnnie 1,600 Bobbie 2,126
114 Patrick 1,579 Eileen 2,121
115 Benjamin 1,540 Agnes 2,117
116 Tom 1,537 Anita 2,098
117 Wallace 1,526 Bessie 2,095
118 Glen 1,465 Georgia 2,064
119 Calvin 1,455 Alma 2,045
120 Sam 1,453 Maria 2,043
121 Dennis 1,421 Vera 2,023
122 Maurice 1,419 Darlene 2,019
123 Dean 1,416 Nellie 1,979
124 Stephen 1,389 Gertrude 1,968
125 Willard 1,355 Mattie 1,917
126 Claude 1,353 Jessie 1,896
127 Alan 1,339 Christine 1,858
128 Hugh 1,320 Lucy 1,829
129 Manuel 1,318 Minnie 1,810
130 Jackie 1,317 Sara 1,759
131 Jose 1,315 Rosa 1,756
132 Keith 1,315 Violet 1,692
133 Marion 1,314 Velma 1,689
134 Phillip 1,313 Leona 1,670
135 Edgar 1,307 Myrtle 1,669
136 Gary 1,295 Viola 1,668
137 Jessie 1,281 Geneva 1,633
138 Oscar 1,256 Pearl 1,618
139 Virgil 1,225 Claire 1,507
140 Everett 1,204 Sue 1,506
141 Billie 1,192 Mae 1,456
142 Leslie 1,177 Diane 1,439
143 Max 1,154 Dora 1,434
144 Wesley 1,136 Judith 1,433
145 Junior 1,117 Carrie 1,395
146 Hubert 1,087 Eunice 1,376
147 Ted 1,067 Joy 1,361
148 Homer 1,055 Naomi 1,356
149 Dick 1,053 Harriet 1,350
150 Lowell 1,047 Stella 1,341
151 Delbert 1,038 Carole 1,316
152 Wilbur 1,016 Rosie 1,313
153 Allan 1,008 Connie 1,304
154 Darrell 992 Alberta 1,286
155 Lyle 969 Lena 1,254
156 Ben 966 Rachel 1,254
157 Luther 961 Lula 1,229
158 Rudolph 960 Susan 1,227
159 Sidney 960 Faye 1,223
160 Morris 941 Yvonne 1,215
161 Jay 934 Lola 1,195
162 Neil 934 Rebecca 1,191
163 Nicholas 925 Jennie 1,190
164 Dan 922 Fannie 1,178
165 Willis 910 Verna 1,175
166 Freddie 909 Erma 1,167
167 Bennie 883 Genevieve 1,148
168 Horace 883 Emily 1,146
169 Earnest 872 Cora 1,136
170 Tony 855 Charlene 1,122
171 Roosevelt 832 Mabel 1,111
172 Rodney 828 Hilda 1,105
173 Carroll 815 Rosalie 1,104
174 Otis 813 Caroline 1,103
175 Clayton 787 Jeannette 1,080
176 Nathaniel 780 Daisy 1,079
177 Steve 780 Pat 1,061
178 Alexander 775 Hattie 1,060
179 Lonnie 761 Opal 1,052
180 Guy 758 Ramona 1,048
181 Salvatore 751 Muriel 1,046
182 Oliver 740 Marguerite 1,000
183 Clifton 738 Bettie 999
184 Alton 717 Beulah 999
185 Mark 716 Inez 988
186 Archie 715 Ada 984
187 Julius 712 Nina 974
188 Matthew 702 Mamie 971
189 Clinton 700 Nora 970
190 Edmund 691 Johnnie 964
191 Bobbie 690 Marcia 951
192 Alex 684 Blanche 950
193 Karl 670 Lila 949
194 Ira 661 Irma 946
195 Wilbert 653 Marcella 943
196 Juan 652 Imogene 941
197 Wendell 650 Deloris 933
198 Orville 649 Gwendolyn 929
199 Ramon 641 Laverne 927
200 Marshall 639 Mable 909
201 Leland 638 Miriam 904
202 Dwight 635 Madeline 900
203 Jesus 635 Flora 891
204 Nelson 628 Maureen 887
205 Ivan 627 Carmen 886
206 Joel 624 Ernestine 876
207 Mike 624 Melba 873
208 Myron 620 Eloise 867
209 Angelo 608 Rosemarie 866
210 Benny 593 Eula 858
211 Merle 593 Teresa 855
212 Dewey 583 Iris 850
213 Rex 580 Della 843
214 Doyle 576 Patty 839
215 Malcolm 572 Suzanne 828
216 Sylvester 560 Sandra 822
217 Julian 559 Susie 803
218 Jacob 558 Antoinette 787
219 Ervin 550 Linda 774
220 Eldon 547 Bette 772
221 Antonio 542 Lorene 761
222 Gerard 542 Katie 754
223 Troy 540 Estelle 747
224 Loren 538 Maggie 733
225 Elbert 532 Priscilla 728
226 Pete 530 Regina 714
227 Perry 528 Colleen 709
228 Carlton 525 Sharon 708
229 Conrad 523 Janie 704
230 Wilfred 521 Bettye 694
231 Carlos 520 Nadine 691
232 Irvin 518 Annette 682
233 Mack 515 Sadie 680
234 Barry 514 Essie 678
235 Aaron 514 Jackie 671
236 Rufus 511 Diana 661
237 Irving 509 Jacquelyn 660
238 Forrest 498 Kay 658
239 Lynn 496 Paula 658
240 Isaac 493 Reba 657
241 Nick 490 Fay 656
242 Fredrick 487 Ina 654
243 Nathan 486 Amelia 637
244 Laurence 479 Cynthia 637
245 Byron 471 Maryann 636
246 Norbert 470 Lydia 630
247 Ruben 469 Dixie 629
248 Buddy 467 Henrietta 626
249 Grady 465 Olga 613
250 Stuart 464 Mona 613

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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