Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1928

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1928. 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 girl names in 1928, 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

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 66,873
2 Betty 36,079
3 Dorothy 33,732
4 Helen 22,937
5 Margaret 20,297
6 Ruth 17,858
7 Doris 16,575
8 Barbara 14,873
9 Virginia 14,503
10 Shirley 14,213
11 Patricia 12,332
12 Jean 12,207
13 Frances 12,137
14 Elizabeth 11,765
15 Mildred 11,649
16 Anna 10,575
17 Evelyn 10,534
18 Lois 10,422
19 Alice 10,139
20 Dolores 9,615
21 Marie 9,287
22 Martha 8,251
23 Norma 8,165
24 Rose 8,161
25 Gloria 8,117
26 Phyllis 7,923
27 Joan 7,855
28 Irene 7,729
29 Marjorie 7,632
30 Joyce 7,244
31 Louise 7,054
32 Florence 6,970
33 Catherine 6,910
34 Ruby 6,693
35 Lillian 6,575
36 Eleanor 6,536
37 Annie 6,328
38 Marilyn 6,067
39 Lorraine 5,982
40 Thelma 5,979
41 Gladys 5,793
42 Josephine 5,672
43 Nancy 5,537
44 June 5,517
45 Edna 5,473
46 Beverly 5,435
47 Marion 5,420
48 Pauline 5,389
49 Theresa 5,332
50 Geraldine 5,156
51 Lucille 5,094
52 Grace 4,989
53 Bernice 4,943
54 Ann 4,931
55 Ethel 4,927
56 Edith 4,846
57 Rita 4,811
58 Juanita 4,734
59 Hazel 4,649
60 Audrey 4,630
61 Donna 4,468
62 Jane 4,409
63 Wanda 4,318
64 Sarah 4,244
65 Clara 4,104
66 Esther 4,097
67 Emma 4,017
68 Elaine 4,005
69 Wilma 3,936
70 Beatrice 3,922
71 Marian 3,886
72 Charlotte 3,474
73 Elsie 3,469
74 Willie 3,443
75 Katherine 3,398
76 Peggy 3,381
77 Carol 3,350
78 Vivian 3,310
79 Eva 3,212
80 Julia 3,206
81 Bertha 3,161
82 Kathleen 3,152
83 Laura 3,146
84 Maxine 3,126
85 Agnes 3,023
86 Gertrude 3,011
87 Ida 2,995
88 Rosemary 2,972
89 Bonnie 2,923
90 Jeanne 2,879
91 Carolyn 2,848
92 Vera 2,842
93 Anne 2,824
94 Delores 2,810
95 Janet 2,782
96 Billie 2,776
97 Jacqueline 2,738
98 Ellen 2,683
99 Kathryn 2,680
100 Ella 2,670
101 Bessie 2,663
102 Eileen 2,644
103 Viola 2,624
104 Lillie 2,621
105 Maria 2,566
106 Arlene 2,521
107 Alma 2,497
108 Margie 2,437
109 Jessie 2,423
110 Pearl 2,367
111 Nellie 2,346
112 Lucy 2,321
113 Violet 2,321
114 Velma 2,291
115 Georgia 2,290
116 Myrtle 2,243
117 Ramona 2,239
118 Minnie 2,229
119 Sylvia 2,222
120 Christine 2,177
121 Mattie 2,127
122 Leona 2,085
123 Loretta 1,996
124 Geneva 1,981
125 Rosa 1,971
126 Jeanette 1,943
127 Roberta 1,923
128 Sally 1,891
129 Sara 1,873
130 Lena 1,806
131 Mae 1,806
132 Stella 1,804
133 Harriet 1,785
134 Genevieve 1,747
135 Mabel 1,742
136 Claire 1,734
137 Anita 1,725
138 Eunice 1,721
139 Muriel 1,660
140 Carrie 1,652
141 Naomi 1,652
142 Joanne 1,650
143 Jennie 1,642
144 Dora 1,640
145 Patsy 1,623
146 Opal 1,591
147 Marguerite 1,583
148 Hilda 1,574
149 Janice 1,566
150 Emily 1,559
151 Alberta 1,556
152 Verna 1,458
153 Blanche 1,427
154 Beulah 1,422
155 Cora 1,393
156 Rosie 1,385
157 Erma 1,382
158 Lula 1,376
159 Hattie 1,375
160 Inez 1,370
161 Fannie 1,361
162 Constance 1,319
163 Imogene 1,315
164 Lola 1,294
165 Laverne 1,293
166 Bobbie 1,257
167 Madeline 1,252
168 Miriam 1,250
169 Daisy 1,246
170 Rosalie 1,236
171 Ada 1,213
172 Teresa 1,212
173 Flora 1,201
174 Marcella 1,193
175 Caroline 1,189
176 Darlene 1,186
177 Rachel 1,181
178 Mamie 1,178
179 Jo 1,168
180 Mable 1,152
181 Yvonne 1,133
182 Johnnie 1,127
183 Rebecca 1,120
184 Irma 1,102
185 Colleen 1,099
186 Bettie 1,098
187 Estelle 1,095
188 Joy 1,092
189 Eula 1,089
190 Nora 1,083
191 Eloise 1,082
192 Faye 1,078
193 Ernestine 1,058
194 Susie 1,051
195 Lila 1,034
196 Antoinette 1,027
197 Nina 1,023
198 Maggie 1,021
199 Carmen 1,017
200 Iris 1,011
201 Joann 1,001
202 Bette 1,000
203 Gwendolyn 988
204 Regina 956
205 Winifred 955
206 Olga 934
207 Lorene 929
208 Rosemarie 912
209 Della 897
210 Sadie 895
211 Jeannette 889
212 Priscilla 887
213 Angelina 872
214 Melba 868
215 Charlene 854
216 Henrietta 847
217 Victoria 833
218 Katie 826
219 Lydia 815
220 Susan 812
221 Essie 806
222 Fern 806
223 Olive 790
224 Annette 780
225 Sue 780
226 Therese 776
227 Amelia 755
228 Ollie 753
229 Freda 748
230 Jewel 743
231 Reba 729
232 Adeline 721
233 Nettie 711
234 Janie 709
235 Sophie 708
236 May 705
237 Veronica 695
238 Natalie 687
239 Nadine 679
240 Angeline 674
241 Bettye 663
242 Luella 661
243 Lela 660
244 Connie 658
245 Lottie 658
246 Ora 655
247 Jewell 652
248 Isabel 652
249 Deloris 647
250 Iva 643

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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