Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1931

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1931. 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 1931, 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 60,295
2 Betty 36,105
3 Dorothy 26,526
4 Barbara 21,798
5 Joan 19,118
6 Helen 17,663
7 Margaret 17,333
8 Patricia 16,469
9 Shirley 14,405
10 Doris 13,628
11 Ruth 13,131
12 Virginia 11,884
13 Jean 11,012
14 Dolores 10,806
15 Joyce 10,581
16 Elizabeth 10,292
17 Nancy 10,035
18 Frances 9,717
19 Marilyn 9,665
20 Lois 9,349
21 Alice 8,816
22 Norma 8,760
23 Gloria 8,549
24 Evelyn 8,490
25 Anna 8,430
26 Mildred 8,168
27 Marie 7,549
28 Martha 7,481
29 Phyllis 7,213
30 Rose 6,881
31 Beverly 6,789
32 Donna 6,601
33 Louise 5,896
34 Marjorie 5,880
35 Ann 5,859
36 Catherine 5,643
37 Irene 5,614
38 Geraldine 5,412
39 Ruby 5,333
40 Eleanor 5,257
41 Annie 5,089
42 Peggy 5,078
43 Florence 5,011
44 June 5,002
45 Janet 4,948
46 Carol 4,892
47 Lillian 4,807
48 Rita 4,613
49 Lorraine 4,588
50 Jane 4,533
51 Josephine 4,496
52 Edna 4,462
53 Thelma 4,440
54 Wanda 4,395
55 Gladys 4,350
56 Pauline 4,191
57 Juanita 4,128
58 Delores 4,050
59 Theresa 4,032
60 Carolyn 4,009
61 Clara 3,899
62 Lucille 3,854
63 Bernice 3,823
64 Audrey 3,790
65 Edith 3,772
66 Marion 3,764
67 Ethel 3,762
68 Joanne 3,757
69 Wilma 3,741
70 Grace 3,712
71 Sarah 3,636
72 Elaine 3,623
73 Bonnie 3,551
74 Hazel 3,508
75 Charlotte 3,403
76 Emma 3,308
77 Arlene 3,217
78 Jacqueline 3,136
79 Esther 3,034
80 Anne 2,978
81 Billie 2,921
82 Vivian 2,893
83 Patsy 2,867
84 Marian 2,862
85 Beatrice 2,842
86 Elsie 2,808
87 Kathleen 2,800
88 Rosemary 2,722
89 Laura 2,669
90 Joann 2,655
91 Julia 2,624
92 Katherine 2,623
93 Willie 2,596
94 Eva 2,592
95 Marlene 2,586
96 Loretta 2,580
97 Sally 2,557
98 Jeanne 2,524
99 Ellen 2,450
100 Ida 2,418
101 Maxine 2,392
102 Bertha 2,364
103 Agnes 2,303
104 Janice 2,287
105 Jeanette 2,235
106 Eileen 2,224
107 Margie 2,206
108 Kathryn 2,203
109 Maria 2,186
110 Ella 2,162
111 Vera 2,160
112 Lillie 2,119
113 Alma 2,115
114 Bessie 2,115
115 Gertrude 2,094
116 Jo 2,085
117 Anita 2,080
118 Constance 2,073
119 Nellie 1,987
120 Georgia 1,961
121 Roberta 1,955
122 Jessie 1,930
123 Sylvia 1,927
124 Bobbie 1,902
125 Christine 1,884
126 Lucy 1,827
127 Viola 1,823
128 Darlene 1,822
129 Minnie 1,771
130 Mattie 1,765
131 Velma 1,758
132 Violet 1,750
133 Leona 1,743
134 Myrtle 1,712
135 Sara 1,707
136 Geneva 1,664
137 Pearl 1,648
138 Rosa 1,632
139 Claire 1,626
140 Naomi 1,517
141 Mae 1,462
142 Stella 1,419
143 Harriet 1,415
144 Dora 1,363
145 Genevieve 1,359
146 Alberta 1,353
147 Eunice 1,344
148 Carrie 1,308
149 Lena 1,302
150 Jennie 1,288
151 Yvonne 1,270
152 Joy 1,224
153 Sue 1,220
154 Verna 1,213
155 Rosie 1,207
156 Lola 1,200
157 Marguerite 1,191
158 Faye 1,188
159 Emily 1,188
160 Cora 1,182
161 Rachel 1,171
162 Lula 1,154
163 Erma 1,151
164 Ramona 1,130
165 Caroline 1,125
166 Inez 1,111
167 Hilda 1,098
168 Judith 1,098
169 Fannie 1,093
170 Rebecca 1,089
171 Opal 1,087
172 Muriel 1,081
173 Beulah 1,063
174 Mabel 1,060
175 Hattie 1,057
176 Laverne 1,042
177 Bettie 1,032
178 Daisy 1,010
179 Charlene 1,009
180 Susan 1,005
181 Rosalie 1,002
182 Nina 997
183 Connie 995
184 Lila 995
185 Jeannette 974
186 Ada 973
187 Johnnie 967
188 Flora 965
189 Marcella 958
190 Blanche 956
191 Mamie 947
192 Teresa 947
193 Ernestine 941
194 Rosemarie 940
195 Irma 938
196 Carmen 934
197 Eloise 926
198 Pat 926
199 Madeline 925
200 Deloris 917
201 Imogene 908
202 Nora 903
203 Mable 897
204 Iris 895
205 Gwendolyn 893
206 Antoinette 879
207 Eula 872
208 Miriam 869
209 Susie 869
210 Della 863
211 Diane 857
212 Carole 851
213 Patty 827
214 Suzanne 805
215 Marcia 799
216 Regina 777
217 Melba 770
218 Estelle 764
219 Colleen 760
220 Katie 752
221 Priscilla 749
222 Maggie 742
223 Annette 741
224 Bettye 741
225 Maureen 741
226 Lorene 738
227 Sadie 728
228 Victoria 712
229 Bette 709
230 Janie 696
231 Olga 674
232 Winifred 670
233 Reba 652
234 Henrietta 649
235 Lydia 646
236 Jacquelyn 645
237 Freda 640
238 Cynthia 632
239 Jackie 631
240 Fay 630
241 Nadine 630
242 Angela 619
243 Angelina 618
244 Dixie 617
245 Ina 616
246 Marianne 612
247 Natalie 599
248 Amelia 591
249 Nettie 588
250 Paula 585

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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