Most Popular Baby Names in 1957

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1957. 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 1957, 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 Michael 92,718 Mary 61,104
2 James 84,309 Susan 45,948
3 David 82,374 Linda 44,500
4 Robert 81,739 Debra 42,739
5 John 79,007 Karen 40,587
6 William 56,837 Deborah 40,084
7 Mark 52,806 Cynthia 39,333
8 Richard 52,429 Patricia 39,276
9 Thomas 44,595 Barbara 29,689
10 Steven 36,823 Donna 28,040
11 Charles 34,256 Nancy 27,509
12 Joseph 31,812 Pamela 25,017
13 Gary 29,517 Brenda 24,331
14 Kenneth 28,041 Sharon 24,294
15 Donald 27,872 Sandra 22,765
16 Daniel 27,321 Cheryl 22,648
17 Ronald 27,210 Diane 22,088
18 Paul 26,994 Carol 21,899
19 Timothy 24,726 Cindy 20,266
20 Kevin 24,275 Kathy 20,231
21 Jeffrey 23,962 Kathleen 19,740
22 Larry 21,920 Elizabeth 17,496
23 Gregory 21,450 Janet 15,751
24 Stephen 19,715 Teresa 15,684
25 Edward 18,703 Denise 15,142
26 Brian 17,507 Lisa 15,136
27 Anthony 17,045 Debbie 14,386
28 Dennis 16,896 Julie 13,635
29 George 16,880 Margaret 13,012
30 Douglas 16,733 Robin 12,587
31 Randy 16,461 Laura 12,177
32 Scott 15,747 Janice 11,967
33 Terry 15,610 Carolyn 11,573
34 Bruce 13,870 Rebecca 11,483
35 Jerry 13,268 Kim 11,433
36 Keith 12,426 Theresa 11,179
37 Peter 11,592 Catherine 11,151
38 Frank 11,266 Judy 10,542
39 Raymond 10,805 Cathy 10,320
40 Ricky 10,578 Joyce 10,154
41 Patrick 10,349 Christine 9,577
42 Roger 9,863 Kimberly 9,446
43 Christopher 8,971 Diana 9,433
44 Steve 8,912 Ann 9,040
45 Danny 8,818 Lori 8,964
46 Lawrence 8,741 Shirley 8,848
47 Wayne 8,681 Connie 8,765
48 Alan 8,213 Beverly 8,551
49 Carl 8,196 Paula 8,548
50 Dale 7,871 Betty 8,479
51 Gerald 7,590 Vicki 8,108
52 Jeffery 7,508 Rhonda 8,051
53 Mike 7,247 Judith 8,020
54 Russell 7,219 Gail 7,949
55 Craig 7,068 Sherry 7,804
56 Andrew 6,995 Darlene 7,782
57 Joe 6,759 Jane 7,780
58 Walter 6,716 Sheila 7,762
59 Randall 6,676 Wanda 7,709
60 Eric 6,624 Joan 7,581
61 Johnny 6,495 Lynn 7,438
62 Glenn 6,268 Peggy 7,382
63 Willie 6,208 Martha 7,364
64 Billy 6,145 Bonnie 7,239
65 Roy 6,064 Kathryn 7,208
66 Arthur 6,061 Gloria 7,120
67 Jack 6,022 Jean 7,044
68 Philip 6,009 Terri 6,970
69 Martin 5,965 Rose 6,898
70 Rodney 5,865 Vickie 6,844
71 Tony 5,859 Maria 6,779
72 Barry 5,790 Katherine 6,635
73 Ronnie 5,770 Laurie 6,547
74 Harold 5,752 Dorothy 6,407
75 Henry 5,735 Virginia 6,240
76 Ralph 5,710 Valerie 6,228
77 Jimmy 5,669 Leslie 6,101
78 Bobby 5,616 Rita 6,020
79 Phillip 5,538 Michelle 5,981
80 Curtis 5,344 Tina 5,856
81 Stanley 5,263 Anita 5,812
82 Samuel 5,231 Marilyn 5,741
83 Matthew 5,224 Jo 5,721
84 Albert 5,047 Ruth 5,667
85 Micheal 4,836 Ellen 5,583
86 Louis 4,693 Anne 5,484
87 Rick 4,667 Jennifer 5,483
88 Jay 4,626 Victoria 5,329
89 Howard 4,610 Angela 5,327
90 Darrell 4,569 Phyllis 5,307
91 Allen 4,419 Jacqueline 5,288
92 Eugene 4,410 Terry 5,264
93 Dean 4,374 Dawn 5,157
94 Leonard 4,334 Joanne 5,109
95 Eddie 4,111 Helen 5,020
96 Jeff 4,091 Elaine 5,013
97 Victor 4,081 Annette 4,887
98 Vincent 4,074 Marie 4,861
99 Frederick 4,005 Michele 4,745
100 Harry 3,796 Jill 4,731
101 Ernest 3,780 Wendy 4,704
102 Tommy 3,678 Suzanne 4,660
103 Fred 3,639 Maureen 4,596
104 Joel 3,604 Sue 4,491
105 Lee 3,589 Anna 4,447
106 Jim 3,544 Alice 4,433
107 Bradley 3,525 Tammy 4,364
108 Rickey 3,520 Beth 4,350
109 Jose 3,472 Sylvia 4,305
110 Jon 3,471 Stephanie 4,215
111 Marvin 3,410 Renee 4,173
112 Ray 3,409 Sheryl 4,133
113 Melvin 3,395 Frances 4,095
114 Calvin 3,394 Amy 4,078
115 Bryan 3,373 Sally 3,995
116 Don 3,350 Sarah 3,986
117 Tom 3,350 Jeanne 3,948
118 Norman 3,333 Colleen 3,891
119 Tim 3,257 Doris 3,723
120 Chris 3,256 Eileen 3,709
121 Dan 3,192 Roberta 3,707
122 Earl 3,133 Julia 3,689
123 Bill 3,119 Regina 3,664
124 Jonathan 3,046 Yvonne 3,647
125 Mitchell 3,024 Evelyn 3,636
126 Jerome 3,001 Marcia 3,540
127 Greg 2,970 Becky 3,523
128 Francis 2,936 Carla 3,467
129 Glen 2,924 Lorraine 3,417
130 Clifford 2,892 Andrea 3,370
131 Alfred 2,820 Loretta 3,348
132 Theodore 2,755 Gwendolyn 3,296
133 Jesse 2,737 Charlotte 3,252
134 Edwin 2,713 Glenda 3,198
135 Clarence 2,630 Dianne 3,183
136 Duane 2,616 Charlene 3,150
137 Bernard 2,530 Joann 3,057
138 Benjamin 2,492 Penny 3,044
139 Marc 2,480 Marianne 3,021
140 Gordon 2,466 Jan 2,988
141 Kurt 2,426 Norma 2,978
142 Reginald 2,419 Vicky 2,944
143 Todd 2,403 Joy 2,927
144 Alvin 2,384 Marsha 2,925
145 Perry 2,366 Lois 2,877
146 Karl 2,340 Melinda 2,824
147 Warren 2,338 Melissa 2,778
148 Leroy 2,312 Patti 2,698
149 Guy 2,304 Audrey 2,580
150 Kent 2,298 Doreen 2,519
151 Herbert 2,278 Monica 2,490
152 Nicholas 2,197 Melanie 2,472
153 Brad 2,191 Vivian 2,433
154 Dave 2,186 Constance 2,417
155 Kirk 2,184 Dana 2,407
156 Leslie 2,102 Juanita 2,402
157 Lonnie 2,048 Toni 2,393
158 Garry 2,040 Holly 2,392
159 Dwight 2,026 Vanessa 2,381
160 Wesley 1,992 Lynne 2,373
161 Vernon 1,977 Debora 2,369
162 Kim 1,974 Jackie 2,363
163 Gilbert 1,956 Kay 2,353
164 Lloyd 1,920 Belinda 2,349
165 Juan 1,900 Yolanda 2,328
166 Leon 1,885 Louise 2,310
167 Kelly 1,872 Jeanette 2,297
168 Robin 1,866 Rosemary 2,275
169 Gene 1,838 Irene 2,260
170 Floyd 1,827 Christina 2,250
171 Bob 1,815 Sherri 2,245
172 Darryl 1,797 Carmen 2,223
173 Carlos 1,791 Gayle 2,191
174 Brent 1,779 Patty 2,171
175 Kerry 1,748 Carrie 2,157
176 Clyde 1,740 Jody 2,135
177 Donnie 1,714 Marlene 2,125
178 Jackie 1,707 Gina 2,108
179 Daryl 1,693 Sara 2,108
180 Franklin 1,691 Shelia 2,092
181 Lewis 1,674 Rosa 2,080
182 Neil 1,674 Melody 1,991
183 Lester 1,637 Tracy 1,964
184 Ted 1,636 Pam 1,957
185 Manuel 1,633 Veronica 1,940
186 Dana 1,619 Grace 1,921
187 Allan 1,571 Kelly 1,904
188 Gregg 1,548 Sandy 1,889
189 Gerard 1,516 June 1,854
190 Leo 1,514 Geraldine 1,854
191 Jimmie 1,467 Tamara 1,845
192 Randal 1,457 Lee 1,836
193 Charlie 1,453 Annie 1,831
194 Stuart 1,427 Rachel 1,822
195 Tyrone 1,410 Lynda 1,816
196 Maurice 1,393 Eva 1,799
197 Ruben 1,385 Ruby 1,784
198 Milton 1,363 Roxanne 1,773
199 Randolph 1,359 Dianna 1,771
200 Marty 1,348 Shelley 1,721
201 Aaron 1,345 Teri 1,720
202 Freddie 1,338 Ramona 1,716
203 Rex 1,327 Arlene 1,692
204 Herman 1,322 Claudia 1,662
205 Antonio 1,320 Delores 1,655
206 Terrence 1,308 Lydia 1,621
207 Johnnie 1,293 Patsy 1,610
208 Ron 1,281 Carole 1,609
209 Harvey 1,276 Lillian 1,604
210 Lynn 1,272 Marjorie 1,588
211 Arnold 1,266 Sheri 1,588
212 Nathaniel 1,262 Dolores 1,571
213 Alexander 1,261 Janis 1,553
214 Byron 1,261 Joni 1,535
215 Nathan 1,223 Karla 1,530
216 Roland 1,209 Jayne 1,525
217 Oscar 1,201 Esther 1,481
218 Neal 1,192 Sherrie 1,454
219 Ricardo 1,184 Heidi 1,453
220 Ken 1,183 Priscilla 1,449
221 Chester 1,180 Josephine 1,442
222 Lance 1,158 Jeannie 1,425
223 Tracy 1,155 Edith 1,412
224 Mario 1,153 Crystal 1,411
225 Wade 1,140 Mildred 1,411
226 Luis 1,118 Maryann 1,396
227 Wendell 1,114 Lucy 1,351
228 Marshall 1,097 Marian 1,350
229 Clinton 1,091 Pauline 1,341
230 Kenny 1,074 Darla 1,333
231 Sam 1,072 Marla 1,328
232 Cecil 1,071 Nina 1,320
233 Jessie 1,067 April 1,308
234 Andre 1,056 Janie 1,304
235 Clifton 1,054 Lauren 1,304
236 Fredrick 1,047 Deanna 1,288
237 Terrance 1,040 Margie 1,287
238 Joey 1,036 Jamie 1,277
239 Marcus 1,034 Georgia 1,251
240 Dwayne 1,034 Susie 1,245
241 Kyle 1,031 Edna 1,242
242 Clayton 1,023 Mona 1,233
243 Claude 1,019 Emma 1,215
244 Andy 977 Shelly 1,212
245 Hugh 966 Gale 1,209
246 Carlton 958 Emily 1,207
247 Ross 954 Tanya 1,203
248 Mickey 949 Jacquelyn 1,198
249 Derrick 944 Robyn 1,185
250 Nelson 942 Nora 1,163

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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