Most Popular Baby Names in 1935

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1935. 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 1935, 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 56,522 Mary 55,072
2 James 55,002 Shirley 42,356
3 John 47,499 Barbara 30,697
4 William 40,200 Betty 28,676
5 Richard 33,947 Patricia 22,877
6 Charles 29,985 Dorothy 19,404
7 Donald 29,668 Joan 18,224
8 George 18,565 Margaret 14,725
9 Thomas 17,683 Nancy 14,544
10 Joseph 17,180 Helen 12,784
11 David 15,662 Carol 11,731
12 Ronald 15,490 Joyce 11,367
13 Edward 13,843 Doris 10,604
14 Paul 12,561 Marilyn 10,416
15 Kenneth 12,066 Ruth 9,989
16 Frank 10,420 Virginia 9,865
17 Raymond 9,562 Elizabeth 9,075
18 Jack 9,437 Jean 8,851
19 Billy 9,241 Frances 8,769
20 Harold 9,167 Beverly 7,994
21 Gerald 8,458 Lois 7,989
22 Jerry 8,452 Janet 7,855
23 Walter 7,815 Donna 7,791
24 Bobby 7,725 Martha 7,621
25 Joe 7,553 Alice 7,442
26 Eugene 6,857 Dolores 7,376
27 Henry 6,856 Phyllis 7,368
28 Carl 6,694 Carolyn 6,967
29 Arthur 6,548 Norma 6,869
30 Willie 6,329 Ann 6,705
31 Albert 6,095 Evelyn 6,561
32 Ralph 6,089 Gloria 6,348
33 Larry 5,975 Marie 6,294
34 Fred 5,494 Anna 6,162
35 Lawrence 5,349 Mildred 5,546
36 Roger 5,151 Peggy 5,267
37 Harry 5,055 Rose 5,232
38 Norman 5,042 Annie 4,852
39 Howard 4,969 Marlene 4,829
40 Roy 4,939 Geraldine 4,819
41 Michael 4,906 Ruby 4,764
42 Louis 4,618 Catherine 4,699
43 Daniel 4,590 Jane 4,645
44 Gary 4,491 Louise 4,565
45 Marvin 4,276 Joanne 4,564
46 Earl 4,222 Marjorie 4,481
47 Jimmy 4,174 Janice 4,442
48 Clarence 4,080 Eleanor 4,166
49 Wayne 4,056 Wanda 4,103
50 Leroy 3,919 Sandra 4,089
51 Don 3,915 Elaine 4,080
52 Anthony 3,908 Irene 3,940
53 Francis 3,896 Joann 3,913
54 Leonard 3,804 Judith 3,873
55 Ernest 3,698 June 3,839
56 Stanley 3,697 Patsy 3,798
57 Melvin 3,599 Delores 3,793
58 Herbert 3,438 Sally 3,710
59 Peter 3,422 Arlene 3,684
60 Bill 3,282 Sylvia 3,620
61 Dale 3,272 Sarah 3,616
62 Samuel 3,149 Bonnie 3,611
63 Alfred 3,124 Rita 3,578
64 Ray 3,069 Audrey 3,514
65 Philip 3,064 Charlotte 3,470
66 Gene 2,938 Lillian 3,422
67 Bernard 2,933 Edna 3,419
68 Russell 2,832 Lorraine 3,403
69 Jimmie 2,829 Loretta 3,368
70 Gordon 2,614 Wilma 3,361
71 Franklin 2,610 Kathleen 3,352
72 Dennis 2,596 Juanita 3,344
73 Frederick 2,583 Jo 3,296
74 Johnny 2,532 Florence 3,274
75 Douglas 2,529 Josephine 3,261
76 Floyd 2,506 Thelma 3,190
77 Bruce 2,448 Roberta 3,180
78 Glenn 2,437 Gladys 3,148
79 Theodore 2,433 Jacqueline 3,115
80 Lee 2,426 Pauline 3,077
81 Bob 2,388 Clara 3,068
82 Clyde 2,354 Ethel 3,004
83 Allen 2,312 Grace 2,996
84 Lloyd 2,297 Anne 2,893
85 Andrew 2,292 Lucille 2,887
86 Leon 2,283 Theresa 2,863
87 Eddie 2,281 Edith 2,830
88 Clifford 2,265 Marion 2,814
89 Edwin 2,259 Emma 2,801
90 Jim 2,244 Bernice 2,775
91 Alvin 2,166 Darlene 2,702
92 Leo 2,145 Hazel 2,694
93 Martin 2,116 Carole 2,680
94 Vernon 2,111 Esther 2,544
95 Tommy 2,030 Ellen 2,434
96 Jerome 2,010 Sharon 2,427
97 Warren 1,994 Rosemary 2,394
98 Lewis 1,970 Yvonne 2,387
99 Harvey 1,958 Willie 2,372
100 Charlie 1,925 Margie 2,368
101 Herman 1,920 Laura 2,358
102 Jackie 1,901 Julia 2,341
103 Arnold 1,882 Katherine 2,338
104 Jesse 1,865 Jeanette 2,289
105 Duane 1,830 Marian 2,265
106 Vincent 1,795 Billie 2,247
107 Phillip 1,782 Beatrice 2,241
108 Curtis 1,752 Eileen 2,199
109 Cecil 1,727 Diane 2,197
110 Tom 1,724 Eva 2,168
111 Gilbert 1,684 Kathryn 2,127
112 Patrick 1,666 Vivian 2,125
113 Stephen 1,650 Elsie 2,075
114 Lester 1,626 Bertha 2,070
115 Elmer 1,592 Sue 2,024
116 Victor 1,542 Bobbie 2,003
117 Milton 1,531 Maria 1,994
118 Johnnie 1,511 Lillie 1,953
119 Roland 1,486 Anita 1,932
120 Dean 1,435 Maxine 1,925
121 Chester 1,432 Ida 1,923
122 Alan 1,426 Ella 1,900
123 Benjamin 1,409 Georgia 1,871
124 Glen 1,394 Vera 1,813
125 Keith 1,368 Constance 1,804
126 Sam 1,364 Gail 1,800
127 Calvin 1,321 Susan 1,800
128 Max 1,283 Sara 1,773
129 Claude 1,263 Bessie 1,756
130 Maurice 1,233 Christine 1,743
131 Leslie 1,222 Nellie 1,739
132 Willard 1,214 Alma 1,678
133 Wallace 1,200 Jeanne 1,662
134 Marion 1,181 Kay 1,648
135 Jose 1,168 Jessie 1,619
136 Darrell 1,152 Mattie 1,605
137 Manuel 1,148 Rosa 1,598
138 Edgar 1,144 Agnes 1,589
139 Hugh 1,142 Minnie 1,581
140 Jessie 1,104 Connie 1,536
141 Virgil 1,104 Lucy 1,510
142 Dick 1,093 Annette 1,475
143 Oscar 1,091 Judy 1,474
144 Ted 1,085 Naomi 1,434
145 Freddie 1,082 Gertrude 1,425
146 Everett 1,071 Charlene 1,395
147 Jay 1,067 Velma 1,352
148 Wesley 1,040 Joy 1,349
149 Rodney 1,027 Marcia 1,339
150 Allan 1,015 Sheila 1,326
151 Dan 1,015 Viola 1,326
152 Lowell 994 Pat 1,325
153 Sidney 973 Myrtle 1,313
154 Terry 961 Suzanne 1,310
155 Bennie 935 Geneva 1,307
156 Lyle 934 Leona 1,307
157 Joel 919 Harriet 1,294
158 Nicholas 912 Carrie 1,278
159 Morris 908 Violet 1,274
160 Hubert 905 Mae 1,267
161 Ben 891 Faye 1,257
162 Tony 883 Maureen 1,231
163 Earnest 881 Rebecca 1,208
164 Ronnie 864 Rachel 1,199
165 Delbert 861 Linda 1,197
166 Wilbur 860 Rosie 1,191
167 Neil 858 Pearl 1,187
168 Billie 845 Dora 1,169
169 Luther 832 Glenda 1,144
170 Homer 821 Eunice 1,129
171 Karl 811 Claire 1,124
172 Carroll 809 Karen 1,097
173 Horace 788 Emily 1,094
174 Mark 788 Lula 1,086
175 Willis 788 Cora 1,071
176 Steve 773 Myrna 1,059
177 Guy 768 Alberta 1,054
178 Roosevelt 759 Caroline 1,048
179 Lonnie 758 Cynthia 990
180 Nathaniel 747 Gwendolyn 984
181 Rudolph 745 Verna 979
182 Barry 729 Hattie 976
183 Mike 728 Lena 966
184 Otis 728 Nina 966
185 Clinton 718 Lola 950
186 Alexander 702 Jeannette 949
187 Clayton 700 Stella 945
188 Alton 698 Dixie 930
189 Archie 680 Erma 929
190 Benny 678 Patty 916
191 Junior 677 Rosemarie 912
192 Danny 669 Nora 910
193 Marshall 661 Johnnie 904
194 Wendell 655 Daisy 903
195 Matthew 654 Genevieve 893
196 Clifton 649 Ernestine 892
197 Rex 647 Ramona 885
198 Oliver 646 Fannie 869
199 Doyle 629 Hilda 867
200 Juan 628 Deloris 860
201 Leland 623 Jennie 846
202 Buddy 604 Beulah 845
203 Salvatore 596 Flora 841
204 Pete 588 Irma 838
205 Ivan 587 Bettie 831
206 Myron 584 Carmen 830
207 Alex 581 Marguerite 829
208 Orville 581 Mabel 826
209 Nelson 578 Iris 817
210 Loren 573 Maryann 809
211 Bobbie 570 Jackie 805
212 Edmund 565 Diana 804
213 Julius 560 Inez 804
214 Carlos 558 Ada 799
215 Lynn 555 Muriel 797
216 Ira 550 Miriam 792
217 Troy 547 Laverne 785
218 Elbert 546 Rosalie 778
219 Fredrick 546 Opal 776
220 Ramon 546 Della 775
221 Malcolm 545 Paula 774
222 Wilbert 542 Priscilla 774
223 Jon 537 Mamie 773
224 Sylvester 529 Susie 766
225 Gerard 525 Melba 758
226 Merle 521 Lila 753
227 Perry 516 Janie 743
228 Eldon 514 Marcella 737
229 Sherman 511 Katie 731
230 Dewey 503 Eloise 729
231 Antonio 502 Blanche 726
232 Tommie 502 Mable 724
233 Jesus 500 Claudia 719
234 Ervin 497 Teresa 715
235 Julian 497 Madeline 714
236 Stuart 495 Eula 710
237 Huey 494 Gayle 705
238 Angelo 492 Claudette 703
239 Carlton 490 Bettye 701
240 Ruben 489 Maggie 686
241 Isaac 476 Jacquelyn 679
242 Jacob 476 Colleen 672
243 Dwight 475 Mona 669
244 Irvin 475 Lydia 669
245 Grady 475 Bette 658
246 Bert 470 Nadine 641
247 Dave 469 Regina 641
248 Nathan 468 Marianne 632
249 Sheldon 466 Antoinette 627
250 Aaron 460 Sadie 626

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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