Most Popular Baby Names in 1933

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1933. 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 1933, 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 54,223 Mary 55,516
2 James 51,110 Betty 31,527
3 John 46,223 Barbara 26,949
4 William 39,049 Dorothy 22,049
5 Richard 31,335 Joan 19,290
6 Charles 28,990 Patricia 18,631
7 Donald 28,442 Margaret 15,239
8 George 18,356 Helen 14,644
9 Joseph 17,160 Shirley 14,316
10 Thomas 16,501 Doris 12,025
11 Edward 13,796 Nancy 11,869
12 Ronald 12,061 Joyce 11,192
13 David 12,025 Ruth 11,139
14 Paul 11,852 Jean 9,966
15 Kenneth 11,406 Virginia 9,720
16 Frank 10,960 Marilyn 9,125
17 Jack 9,837 Elizabeth 9,017
18 Harold 9,544 Frances 8,884
19 Raymond 9,513 Lois 8,653
20 Billy 8,937 Carol 8,220
21 Walter 7,757 Dolores 8,020
22 Gerald 7,421 Alice 7,698
23 Eugene 7,353 Norma 7,482
24 Henry 6,726 Donna 7,360
25 Arthur 6,524 Janet 7,342
26 Bobby 6,489 Beverly 7,185
27 Joe 6,409 Martha 7,165
28 Carl 6,188 Phyllis 7,111
29 Ralph 6,184 Anna 7,072
30 Albert 6,087 Evelyn 6,946
31 Jerry 6,065 Gloria 6,752
32 Willie 5,981 Mildred 6,569
33 Franklin 5,364 Marie 6,242
34 Fred 5,288 Ann 6,208
35 Harry 5,135 Rose 5,770
36 Howard 4,994 Peggy 5,533
37 Norman 4,955 Annie 5,123
38 Lawrence 4,910 Eleanor 5,104
39 Roy 4,905 Louise 5,080
40 Louis 4,693 Marjorie 5,043
41 Earl 4,376 Carolyn 5,042
42 Daniel 4,311 Geraldine 4,961
43 Clarence 4,281 Ruby 4,944
44 Marvin 4,131 Catherine 4,909
45 Francis 4,093 June 4,677
46 Anthony 3,975 Irene 4,506
47 Leonard 3,956 Jane 4,377
48 Roger 3,917 Wanda 4,268
49 Herbert 3,683 Florence 4,077
50 Ernest 3,674 Marlene 4,044
51 Melvin 3,589 Lillian 3,997
52 Wayne 3,564 Delores 3,891
53 Michael 3,547 Rita 3,841
54 Don 3,451 Lorraine 3,797
55 Stanley 3,432 Edna 3,730
56 Leroy 3,356 Joanne 3,719
57 Alfred 3,268 Thelma 3,638
58 Larry 3,252 Sarah 3,620
59 Bill 3,221 Audrey 3,612
60 Peter 3,136 Gladys 3,581
61 Samuel 3,109 Elaine 3,571
62 Ray 3,032 Josephine 3,570
63 Bernard 3,005 Juanita 3,549
64 Jimmy 2,931 Pauline 3,543
65 Dale 2,925 Patsy 3,451
66 Gene 2,780 Wilma 3,417
67 Russell 2,696 Clara 3,413
68 Theodore 2,611 Bonnie 3,372
69 Floyd 2,539 Grace 3,329
70 Philip 2,529 Theresa 3,267
71 Gordon 2,524 Ethel 3,217
72 Jimmie 2,490 Joann 3,209
73 Lloyd 2,414 Marion 3,198
74 Glenn 2,366 Arlene 3,185
75 Leo 2,351 Emma 3,151
76 Andrew 2,344 Sally 3,146
77 Edwin 2,328 Kathleen 3,121
78 Frederick 2,321 Lucille 3,116
79 Lee 2,302 Charlotte 3,113
80 Gary 2,255 Edith 3,110
81 Douglas 2,252 Janice 3,061
82 Bob 2,221 Hazel 3,028
83 Vernon 2,206 Bernice 3,007
84 Allen 2,204 Sylvia 2,935
85 Leon 2,190 Anne 2,767
86 Clifford 2,158 Jacqueline 2,756
87 Clyde 2,141 Loretta 2,704
88 Alvin 2,128 Esther 2,675
89 Martin 2,064 Marian 2,638
90 Johnny 2,052 Jo 2,541
91 Lewis 2,038 Laura 2,537
92 Bruce 2,036 Billie 2,482
93 Eddie 2,014 Willie 2,447
94 Vincent 1,983 Beatrice 2,410
95 Charlie 1,978 Darlene 2,408
96 Herman 1,945 Margie 2,408
97 Harvey 1,896 Julia 2,403
98 Jim 1,876 Vivian 2,377
99 Warren 1,808 Elsie 2,376
100 Jesse 1,804 Katherine 2,330
101 Elmer 1,786 Eva 2,282
102 Duane 1,764 Rosemary 2,227
103 Arnold 1,749 Jeanette 2,223
104 Gilbert 1,703 Ellen 2,202
105 Jerome 1,693 Constance 2,192
106 Dennis 1,685 Bertha 2,163
107 Curtis 1,680 Carole 2,149
108 Lester 1,644 Kathryn 2,121
109 Tommy 1,630 Ida 2,063
110 Patrick 1,573 Maxine 2,061
111 Cecil 1,506 Lillie 2,060
112 Calvin 1,489 Roberta 2,038
113 Milton 1,486 Ella 2,028
114 Roland 1,474 Bobbie 2,009
115 Johnnie 1,461 Eileen 2,004
116 Victor 1,431 Anita 1,904
117 Tom 1,423 Bessie 1,880
118 Benjamin 1,412 Agnes 1,873
119 Chester 1,399 Judith 1,869
120 Wallace 1,366 Nellie 1,867
121 Sam 1,351 Vera 1,865
122 Alan 1,345 Sara 1,862
123 Jackie 1,339 Maria 1,861
124 Glen 1,335 Alma 1,839
125 Phillip 1,328 Jeanne 1,824
126 Stephen 1,321 Georgia 1,813
127 Keith 1,314 Jessie 1,808
128 Maurice 1,310 Christine 1,794
129 Dean 1,310 Lucy 1,747
130 Willard 1,283 Mattie 1,674
131 Claude 1,252 Sue 1,671
132 Roosevelt 1,207 Rosa 1,647
133 Marion 1,195 Gertrude 1,620
134 Manuel 1,189 Diane 1,603
135 Edgar 1,181 Minnie 1,603
136 Jose 1,171 Violet 1,517
137 Leslie 1,168 Velma 1,481
138 Virgil 1,140 Viola 1,478
139 Everett 1,128 Leona 1,461
140 Max 1,125 Naomi 1,430
141 Hugh 1,118 Geneva 1,419
142 Oscar 1,110 Myrtle 1,398
143 Jessie 1,078 Pearl 1,384
144 Dick 1,045 Claire 1,372
145 Ted 1,040 Sandra 1,365
146 Billie 1,038 Connie 1,320
147 Wesley 1,029 Joy 1,291
148 Darrell 1,026 Mae 1,290
149 Neil 996 Susan 1,264
150 Homer 965 Carrie 1,262
151 Jay 948 Dora 1,242
152 Sidney 948 Harriet 1,237
153 Dan 938 Faye 1,202
154 Allan 936 Eunice 1,189
155 Hubert 929 Rosie 1,181
156 Freddie 925 Charlene 1,174
157 Delbert 921 Cora 1,157
158 Lyle 916 Alberta 1,156
159 Wilbur 896 Yvonne 1,152
160 Nicholas 888 Pat 1,147
161 Lowell 880 Rachel 1,142
162 Luther 878 Marcia 1,140
163 Ben 868 Lola 1,123
164 Morris 868 Stella 1,122
165 Horace 865 Lena 1,089
166 Earnest 858 Lula 1,087
167 Rudolph 847 Hattie 1,085
168 Junior 821 Verna 1,078
169 Bennie 815 Rebecca 1,072
170 Willis 812 Maureen 1,063
171 Tony 810 Emily 1,062
172 Guy 789 Genevieve 1,055
173 Rodney 782 Caroline 1,050
174 Carroll 773 Fannie 1,025
175 Otis 755 Jennie 1,001
176 Lonnie 736 Erma 985
177 Clifton 733 Nina 976
178 Nathaniel 728 Sharon 962
179 Steve 728 Hilda 957
180 Mark 693 Ramona 952
181 Karl 682 Suzanne 950
182 Marshall 674 Opal 931
183 Salvatore 672 Gwendolyn 926
184 Alton 669 Rosalie 926
185 Joel 666 Bettie 921
186 Alexander 659 Miriam 912
187 Archie 659 Deloris 908
188 Clayton 655 Flora 902
189 Leland 645 Beulah 896
190 Clinton 639 Marguerite 895
191 Juan 631 Patty 894
192 Orville 627 Rosemarie 894
193 Wilbert 627 Nora 891
194 Rex 626 Inez 890
195 Bobbie 618 Johnnie 879
196 Doyle 611 Mabel 874
197 Alex 605 Daisy 872
198 Oliver 595 Muriel 872
199 Benny 594 Ada 870
200 Wendell 593 Kay 863
201 Matthew 581 Laverne 862
202 Ira 580 Mamie 861
203 Mike 574 Jeannette 860
204 Merle 573 Lila 859
205 Nelson 572 Bette 855
206 Terry 572 Della 850
207 Edmund 567 Ernestine 841
208 Carlos 563 Carmen 831
209 Myron 561 Madeline 823
210 Ramon 558 Eloise 819
211 Julius 553 Irma 817
212 Loren 549 Marcella 817
213 Jacob 539 Mable 804
214 Elbert 537 Blanche 797
215 Gerard 536 Imogene 788
216 Eldon 535 Linda 785
217 Ivan 534 Melba 775
218 Lynn 528 Cynthia 772
219 Malcolm 526 Iris 765
220 Angelo 520 Bettye 763
221 Buddy 520 Eula 762
222 Dewey 520 Annette 755
223 Troy 518 Teresa 753
224 Dwight 516 Katie 746
225 Fredrick 516 Susie 743
226 Jesus 514 Sheila 737
227 Pete 514 Diana 729
228 Ronnie 513 Judy 727
229 Tommie 508 Janie 710
230 Danny 502 Jackie 700
231 Nick 499 Sadie 682
232 Sylvester 495 Glenda 680
233 Conrad 493 Maggie 678
234 Carlton 490 Nadine 676
235 Barry 489 Priscilla 676
236 Perry 486 Colleen 675
237 Isaac 479 Lydia 667
238 Rufus 477 Regina 647
239 Teddy 476 Dixie 646
240 Antonio 475 Antoinette 646
241 Ervin 467 Jacquelyn 628
242 Aaron 464 Reba 627
243 Grady 461 Lorene 616
244 Forrest 454 Mona 615
245 Julian 454 Paula 611
246 Irvin 446 Fay 608
247 Sherman 442 Maryann 608
248 Byron 442 Amelia 608
249 Owen 440 Victoria 600
250 Stuart 438 Marianne 600

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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