Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1930

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1930. 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 1930, 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 64,149
2 Betty 38,235
3 Dorothy 30,409
4 Helen 19,913
5 Margaret 18,353
6 Barbara 18,280
7 Patricia 15,751
8 Joan 15,479
9 Doris 15,466
10 Ruth 14,937
11 Shirley 14,776
12 Virginia 13,199
13 Dolores 12,840
14 Jean 11,986
15 Elizabeth 10,996
16 Frances 10,646
17 Lois 10,115
18 Joyce 9,659
19 Evelyn 9,537
20 Alice 9,515
21 Mildred 9,352
22 Marilyn 9,288
23 Anna 9,079
24 Nancy 9,070
25 Norma 8,512
26 Marie 8,426
27 Martha 7,832
28 Phyllis 7,770
29 Rose 7,690
30 Gloria 7,605
31 Louise 6,943
32 Marjorie 6,633
33 Irene 6,464
34 Beverly 6,455
35 Catherine 6,296
36 Ruby 5,993
37 Donna 5,979
38 Florence 5,866
39 Eleanor 5,823
40 Annie 5,755
41 Ann 5,532
42 Rita 5,469
43 Lillian 5,449
44 Geraldine 5,448
45 Thelma 5,249
46 Lorraine 5,166
47 June 5,094
48 Gladys 5,066
49 Josephine 4,988
50 Theresa 4,783
51 Edna 4,764
52 Pauline 4,655
53 Janet 4,601
54 Carol 4,597
55 Jane 4,575
56 Wanda 4,524
57 Juanita 4,514
58 Bernice 4,439
59 Lucille 4,329
60 Marion 4,305
61 Edith 4,272
62 Grace 4,218
63 Audrey 4,128
64 Clara 4,124
65 Ethel 4,101
66 Delores 4,099
67 Peggy 4,085
68 Wilma 4,075
69 Elaine 3,953
70 Sarah 3,920
71 Hazel 3,888
72 Carolyn 3,725
73 Emma 3,554
74 Jacqueline 3,413
75 Charlotte 3,406
76 Beatrice 3,391
77 Esther 3,349
78 Bonnie 3,267
79 Billie 3,241
80 Marian 3,212
81 Joanne 3,153
82 Rosemary 3,151
83 Anne 3,093
84 Kathleen 3,074
85 Katherine 3,032
86 Eva 3,019
87 Willie 3,017
88 Elsie 2,972
89 Laura 2,909
90 Julia 2,880
91 Vivian 2,872
92 Jeanne 2,720
93 Maxine 2,701
94 Ida 2,643
95 Bertha 2,605
96 Gertrude 2,554
97 Patsy 2,544
98 Sally 2,542
99 Maria 2,541
100 Ellen 2,522
101 Kathryn 2,515
102 Agnes 2,510
103 Arlene 2,508
104 Vera 2,492
105 Loretta 2,483
106 Jeanette 2,434
107 Ella 2,405
108 Bessie 2,383
109 Alma 2,380
110 Eileen 2,378
111 Lillie 2,366
112 Margie 2,241
113 Nellie 2,213
114 Jessie 2,195
115 Anita 2,184
116 Viola 2,162
117 Georgia 2,156
118 Joann 2,131
119 Lucy 2,121
120 Violet 2,098
121 Pearl 2,069
122 Minnie 2,008
123 Myrtle 1,996
124 Christine 1,994
125 Roberta 1,951
126 Janice 1,930
127 Velma 1,918
128 Mattie 1,891
129 Rosa 1,878
130 Leona 1,872
131 Jo 1,871
132 Sylvia 1,830
133 Geneva 1,798
134 Sara 1,770
135 Bobbie 1,765
136 Claire 1,654
137 Mae 1,651
138 Harriet 1,598
139 Naomi 1,594
140 Stella 1,569
141 Darlene 1,544
142 Dora 1,498
143 Genevieve 1,497
144 Lena 1,489
145 Carrie 1,466
146 Alberta 1,463
147 Constance 1,463
148 Eunice 1,438
149 Ramona 1,410
150 Mabel 1,369
151 Verna 1,360
152 Jennie 1,352
153 Rosie 1,345
154 Emily 1,344
155 Muriel 1,342
156 Opal 1,328
157 Lula 1,314
158 Hilda 1,303
159 Marguerite 1,289
160 Hattie 1,284
161 Cora 1,273
162 Lola 1,271
163 Joy 1,268
164 Rachel 1,261
165 Yvonne 1,242
166 Fannie 1,225
167 Sue 1,213
168 Beulah 1,210
169 Erma 1,207
170 Lila 1,203
171 Inez 1,174
172 Caroline 1,160
173 Madeline 1,144
174 Flora 1,142
175 Rosalie 1,119
176 Rebecca 1,114
177 Faye 1,099
178 Laverne 1,096
179 Blanche 1,093
180 Irma 1,084
181 Daisy 1,062
182 Eula 1,053
183 Miriam 1,052
184 Carmen 1,044
185 Ada 1,040
186 Marcella 1,036
187 Mamie 1,028
188 Eloise 1,023
189 Imogene 1,023
190 Nora 1,015
191 Bettie 1,005
192 Susan 1,003
193 Nina 996
194 Teresa 993
195 Charlene 987
196 Jeannette 987
197 Mable 977
198 Antoinette 975
199 Gwendolyn 960
200 Ernestine 959
201 Colleen 946
202 Judith 943
203 Iris 938
204 Rosemarie 926
205 Susie 922
206 Johnnie 912
207 Della 887
208 Deloris 882
209 Estelle 872
210 Melba 862
211 Lorene 856
212 Angelina 832
213 Priscilla 824
214 Sadie 821
215 Regina 800
216 Maggie 794
217 Suzanne 793
218 Marianne 791
219 Connie 783
220 Annette 781
221 Bette 774
222 Olga 774
223 Patty 769
224 Bettye 751
225 Diane 742
226 Katie 737
227 Pat 734
228 Victoria 713
229 Janie 707
230 Winifred 699
231 Marcia 692
232 Jewel 688
233 Lydia 687
234 Dorthy 685
235 Reba 680
236 Amelia 679
237 Ora 677
238 Henrietta 673
239 Nadine 668
240 Jacquelyn 666
241 Ollie 663
242 Nettie 657
243 Angela 640
244 Dorothea 640
245 Veronica 638
246 Fern 634
247 Jackie 626
248 Natalie 623
249 Ina 623
250 Essie 617

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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