Most Popular Baby Names in 1958

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1958. 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 1958, 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 90,564 Mary 55,858
2 David 82,603 Susan 45,171
3 James 78,739 Linda 41,907
4 Robert 77,295 Karen 38,465
5 John 76,006 Patricia 37,947
6 William 54,211 Debra 35,519
7 Mark 52,674 Deborah 32,941
8 Richard 49,954 Cynthia 31,005
9 Thomas 42,064 Barbara 27,877
10 Steven 32,959 Donna 26,953
11 Charles 32,245 Pamela 25,262
12 Joseph 30,106 Nancy 24,816
13 Timothy 28,773 Cheryl 24,114
14 Kenneth 26,666 Kathy 23,941
15 Paul 26,249 Sandra 21,831
16 Daniel 25,608 Brenda 21,340
17 Gary 25,271 Sharon 21,111
18 Donald 25,011 Diane 20,819
19 Ronald 24,807 Lisa 20,202
20 Kevin 24,660 Carol 19,684
21 Jeffrey 24,216 Kathleen 19,204
22 Larry 20,076 Elizabeth 18,532
23 Gregory 19,796 Julie 18,211
24 Brian 19,268 Debbie 17,858
25 Scott 19,153 Cindy 16,587
26 Stephen 17,950 Teresa 15,605
27 Anthony 17,428 Denise 14,958
28 Edward 17,368 Janet 14,817
29 Dennis 16,424 Laura 13,512
30 Douglas 15,779 Lori 13,034
31 George 15,631 Margaret 12,312
32 Randy 15,187 Robin 11,542
33 Terry 15,005 Theresa 11,454
34 Ricky 13,377 Cathy 10,935
35 Jerry 12,919 Janice 10,883
36 Bruce 12,472 Judy 10,836
37 Keith 11,896 Carolyn 10,807
38 Frank 11,323 Catherine 10,769
39 Christopher 11,077 Kimberly 10,713
40 Mike 10,778 Kim 10,652
41 Peter 10,742 Rebecca 10,410
42 Patrick 10,236 Peggy 10,069
43 Raymond 10,224 Christine 10,055
44 Steve 10,087 Tammy 9,984
45 Danny 8,940 Diana 9,162
46 Dale 8,493 Joyce 9,031
47 Roger 8,369 Ann 8,851
48 Wayne 8,325 Rhonda 8,345
49 Alan 8,227 Darlene 8,274
50 Eric 8,185 Connie 8,209
51 Carl 7,723 Terri 8,183
52 Lawrence 7,532 Shirley 8,098
53 Craig 7,279 Paula 8,027
54 Russell 7,152 Betty 7,707
55 Andrew 7,104 Beverly 7,688
56 Joe 7,072 Michelle 7,457
57 Tony 6,940 Vicki 7,431
58 Gerald 6,859 Kathryn 7,326
59 Jeffery 6,839 Sheila 7,287
60 Matthew 6,375 Lynn 7,219
61 Johnny 6,334 Jane 7,196
62 Randall 6,312 Judith 7,106
63 Walter 6,309 Bonnie 6,991
64 Billy 6,159 Valerie 6,918
65 Rodney 5,857 Maria 6,897
66 Ronnie 5,851 Wanda 6,890
67 Philip 5,828 Sherry 6,801
68 Jeff 5,817 Joan 6,782
69 Bobby 5,736 Martha 6,750
70 Willie 5,694 Laurie 6,728
71 Arthur 5,666 Tina 6,620
72 Martin 5,666 Gail 6,606
73 Jimmy 5,608 Jean 6,522
74 Tim 5,547 Katherine 6,434
75 Roy 5,524 Vickie 6,247
76 Rick 5,462 Annette 6,133
77 Glenn 5,453 Gloria 6,131
78 Ralph 5,451 Rose 6,051
79 Barry 5,318 Leslie 6,010
80 Jack 5,299 Joanne 5,925
81 Phillip 5,278 Jennifer 5,879
82 Curtis 5,254 Anita 5,774
83 Henry 5,151 Angela 5,762
84 Harold 5,144 Dawn 5,678
85 Samuel 5,040 Virginia 5,665
86 Jay 5,023 Dorothy 5,539
87 Jim 4,920 Anne 5,453
88 Stanley 4,918 Rita 5,336
89 Albert 4,806 Terry 5,327
90 Darrell 4,772 Ruth 5,246
91 Micheal 4,566 Jo 5,225
92 Allen 4,513 Michele 5,210
93 Chris 4,455 Ellen 5,159
94 Louis 4,448 Phyllis 5,078
95 Howard 4,366 Beth 4,978
96 Tom 4,366 Marilyn 4,944
97 Dean 4,298 Amy 4,820
98 Vincent 4,264 Jill 4,807
99 Bill 4,214 Jacqueline 4,787
100 Eddie 4,133 Helen 4,765
101 Bryan 4,086 Elaine 4,743
102 Eugene 4,017 Sue 4,672
103 Leonard 4,015 Anna 4,660
104 Tommy 3,829 Suzanne 4,633
105 Greg 3,795 Renee 4,496
106 Rickey 3,786 Marie 4,486
107 Victor 3,740 Wendy 4,481
108 Bradley 3,728 Kelly 4,473
109 Dan 3,697 Victoria 4,465
110 Frederick 3,632 Maureen 4,459
111 Don 3,584 Becky 4,363
112 Harry 3,583 Sally 4,303
113 Ernest 3,518 Stephanie 4,252
114 Fred 3,516 Sylvia 4,158
115 Lee 3,513 Alice 4,124
116 Todd 3,466 Colleen 3,920
117 Jon 3,437 Sarah 3,909
118 Jose 3,413 Frances 3,845
119 Marvin 3,296 Julia 3,834
120 Joel 3,220 Regina 3,825
121 Ray 3,187 Sheryl 3,789
122 Melvin 3,144 Joann 3,696
123 Calvin 3,116 Jeanne 3,609
124 Jonathan 3,080 Penny 3,557
125 Norman 3,074 Eileen 3,527
126 Dave 2,956 Carla 3,505
127 Mitchell 2,844 Tamara 3,409
128 Clifford 2,812 Marcia 3,353
129 Jerome 2,812 Yvonne 3,327
130 Earl 2,801 Melissa 3,325
131 Glen 2,789 Doris 3,315
132 Perry 2,736 Loretta 3,311
133 Alfred 2,710 Roberta 3,299
134 Kurt 2,674 Evelyn 3,274
135 Duane 2,614 Andrea 3,241
136 Francis 2,612 Lorraine 3,160
137 Edwin 2,598 Patti 3,111
138 Bob 2,520 Charlene 3,067
139 Clarence 2,520 Pam 3,065
140 Theodore 2,507 Charlotte 3,016
141 Reginald 2,499 Glenda 2,981
142 Jesse 2,489 Melinda 2,934
143 Marc 2,401 Dianne 2,931
144 Kent 2,400 Belinda 2,821
145 Bernard 2,400 Gina 2,816
146 Karl 2,348 Patty 2,787
147 Kirk 2,338 Joy 2,760
148 Kelly 2,300 Norma 2,740
149 Warren 2,295 Vanessa 2,739
150 Brad 2,258 Vicky 2,674
151 Benjamin 2,256 Gwendolyn 2,670
152 Gordon 2,217 Jackie 2,659
153 Alvin 2,184 Jan 2,629
154 Nicholas 2,183 Lois 2,622
155 Brett 2,135 Carrie 2,578
156 Guy 2,103 Sandy 2,567
157 Herbert 2,083 Melanie 2,534
158 Leroy 2,076 Marsha 2,500
159 Brent 2,072 Sherri 2,473
160 Wesley 1,953 Monica 2,415
161 Juan 1,941 Doreen 2,396
162 Leslie 1,939 Dana 2,388
163 Leon 1,937 Toni 2,386
164 Vernon 1,925 Audrey 2,342
165 Carlos 1,901 Christina 2,307
166 Lloyd 1,838 Yolanda 2,260
167 Darryl 1,826 Debora 2,250
168 Gene 1,818 Holly 2,244
169 Gilbert 1,811 Kay 2,240
170 Daryl 1,786 Jody 2,226
171 Lonnie 1,776 Rosemary 2,221
172 Garry 1,765 Vivian 2,205
173 Ted 1,739 Veronica 2,169
174 Neil 1,711 Juanita 2,163
175 Ron 1,701 Irene 2,148
176 Dwight 1,699 Lynne 2,136
177 Lewis 1,668 Carmen 2,124
178 Manuel 1,660 Tracy 2,109
179 Floyd 1,626 Jeanette 2,096
180 Allan 1,603 Shelia 2,090
181 Donnie 1,599 Marianne 2,073
182 Franklin 1,587 Louise 2,008
183 Clyde 1,554 Constance 1,998
184 Dana 1,534 Sara 1,992
185 Tyrone 1,532 Marlene 1,965
186 Ken 1,527 Gayle 1,947
187 Bret 1,513 Heidi 1,945
188 Jackie 1,505 Teri 1,883
189 Gregg 1,474 Rosa 1,864
190 Randal 1,474 Tami 1,830
191 Gerard 1,473 June 1,829
192 Lester 1,461 Arlene 1,778
193 Robin 1,444 Eva 1,764
194 Kerry 1,439 Lynda 1,741
195 Charlie 1,428 Melody 1,741
196 Leo 1,425 Annie 1,724
197 Kenny 1,423 Shelley 1,721
198 Marty 1,414 Dianna 1,708
199 Aaron 1,403 Grace 1,708
200 Dwayne 1,401 Lee 1,697
201 Doug 1,393 Rachel 1,661
202 Ruben 1,372 Ruby 1,639
203 Stuart 1,337 Sheri 1,601
204 Milton 1,325 Delores 1,595
205 Kim 1,320 Roxanne 1,587
206 Jimmie 1,315 Claudia 1,585
207 Antonio 1,307 Lydia 1,577
208 Ricardo 1,294 Geraldine 1,563
209 Maurice 1,292 Ramona 1,554
210 Johnnie 1,271 Dolores 1,525
211 Freddie 1,263 Patrice 1,511
212 Tracy 1,250 Carole 1,510
213 Rex 1,242 Bernadette 1,495
214 Nathan 1,241 Karla 1,484
215 Luis 1,223 Patsy 1,451
216 Terrence 1,214 Marjorie 1,441
217 Herman 1,210 Joni 1,422
218 Byron 1,205 Lillian 1,420
219 Alexander 1,187 Priscilla 1,394
220 Mario 1,187 Shelly 1,379
221 Wendell 1,187 Deanna 1,378
222 Randolph 1,185 Susie 1,359
223 Shawn 1,185 Darla 1,354
224 Sam 1,177 April 1,352
225 Harvey 1,176 Lauren 1,346
226 Timmy 1,170 Chris 1,343
227 Neal 1,157 Esther 1,342
228 Wade 1,148 Sherrie 1,339
229 Arnold 1,135 Jayne 1,326
230 Andy 1,134 Edith 1,318
231 Lance 1,131 Mildred 1,313
232 Clayton 1,125 Tammie 1,312
233 Andre 1,120 Jamie 1,311
234 Nathaniel 1,108 Crystal 1,305
235 Roland 1,108 Margie 1,290
236 Clinton 1,072 Betsy 1,288
237 Joey 1,069 Myra 1,286
238 Oscar 1,069 Natalie 1,283
239 Chester 1,052 Josephine 1,275
240 Lynn 1,048 Jodi 1,273
241 Marshall 1,039 Lucy 1,253
242 Hugh 1,033 Tanya 1,247
243 Ross 1,033 Maryann 1,233
244 Derrick 1,029 Edna 1,226
245 Alex 1,018 Janis 1,225
246 Jessie 1,017 Janie 1,215
247 Kyle 1,013 Marla 1,210
248 Sean 1,013 Pauline 1,209
249 Cecil 1,011 Cheri 1,203
250 Clifton 998 Jenny 1,203

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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