Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1936

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1936. 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 1936, 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 54,374
2 Shirley 35,163
3 Barbara 31,684
4 Betty 25,869
5 Patricia 23,915
6 Dorothy 17,668
7 Joan 17,071
8 Nancy 16,756
9 Margaret 14,595
10 Carol 14,520
11 Helen 12,234
12 Joyce 11,991
13 Marilyn 11,065
14 Virginia 9,650
15 Doris 9,226
16 Ruth 9,215
17 Beverly 8,900
18 Elizabeth 8,859
19 Frances 8,787
20 Jean 8,534
21 Janet 8,082
22 Donna 7,933
23 Carolyn 7,908
24 Martha 7,389
25 Phyllis 7,373
26 Lois 7,231
27 Alice 7,200
28 Ann 6,666
29 Norma 6,633
30 Dolores 6,416
31 Janice 6,149
32 Gloria 6,139
33 Marie 6,131
34 Evelyn 6,108
35 Peggy 6,068
36 Anna 5,725
37 Rose 5,698
38 Sandra 5,525
39 Marlene 5,331
40 Mildred 5,052
41 Geraldine 4,862
42 Jane 4,720
43 Judith 4,580
44 Catherine 4,535
45 Annie 4,528
46 Louise 4,353
47 Eleanor 4,340
48 Joanne 4,304
49 Marjorie 4,279
50 Elaine 4,259
51 Ruby 4,227
52 Patsy 4,196
53 Sylvia 4,156
54 Arlene 3,898
55 Joann 3,885
56 Wanda 3,881
57 Irene 3,817
58 Delores 3,759
59 Sally 3,634
60 Sharon 3,573
61 Charlotte 3,554
62 June 3,516
63 Sarah 3,516
64 Roberta 3,466
65 Bonnie 3,373
66 Jacqueline 3,361
67 Kathleen 3,353
68 Audrey 3,345
69 Rita 3,333
70 Loretta 3,323
71 Edna 3,305
72 Jo 3,292
73 Carole 3,199
74 Thelma 3,198
75 Juanita 3,181
76 Lorraine 3,169
77 Josephine 3,142
78 Wilma 3,123
79 Lillian 3,117
80 Florence 3,084
81 Yvonne 3,037
82 Pauline 2,980
83 Darlene 2,963
84 Gladys 2,944
85 Emma 2,833
86 Grace 2,790
87 Edith 2,759
88 Theresa 2,758
89 Anne 2,756
90 Ethel 2,731
91 Clara 2,683
92 Lucille 2,631
93 Marion 2,580
94 Jeanette 2,552
95 Bernice 2,543
96 Hazel 2,511
97 Linda 2,439
98 Kay 2,408
99 Ellen 2,398
100 Katherine 2,356
101 Margie 2,343
102 Gail 2,342
103 Eileen 2,320
104 Anita 2,304
105 Julia 2,278
106 Laura 2,255
107 Esther 2,252
108 Willie 2,224
109 Sue 2,222
110 Susan 2,154
111 Rosemary 2,148
112 Diane 2,146
113 Kathryn 2,110
114 Marian 2,059
115 Vivian 2,014
116 Eva 2,002
117 Billie 1,991
118 Bobbie 1,987
119 Judy 1,986
120 Maria 1,980
121 Beatrice 1,957
122 Bertha 1,914
123 Elsie 1,874
124 Lillie 1,865
125 Annette 1,852
126 Ella 1,838
127 Maxine 1,828
128 Georgia 1,823
129 Sara 1,823
130 Ida 1,801
131 Christine 1,722
132 Karen 1,718
133 Constance 1,698
134 Connie 1,681
135 Nellie 1,666
136 Bessie 1,645
137 Alma 1,608
138 Marcia 1,595
139 Agnes 1,592
140 Jessie 1,587
141 Jeanne 1,535
142 Vera 1,511
143 Mattie 1,503
144 Joy 1,483
145 Charlene 1,482
146 Rosa 1,452
147 Lucy 1,446
148 Minnie 1,429
149 Myrna 1,396
150 Glenda 1,366
151 Suzanne 1,350
152 Pat 1,344
153 Geneva 1,334
154 Harriet 1,332
155 Maureen 1,329
156 Gertrude 1,316
157 Sheila 1,312
158 Rosemarie 1,300
159 Naomi 1,281
160 Myrtle 1,239
161 Leona 1,235
162 Faye 1,216
163 Rachel 1,207
164 Rebecca 1,201
165 Viola 1,186
166 Carrie 1,183
167 Velma 1,182
168 Dora 1,163
169 Violet 1,153
170 Mae 1,136
171 Emily 1,123
172 Pearl 1,120
173 Rosie 1,108
174 Dixie 1,104
175 Lula 1,100
176 Claire 1,083
177 Caroline 1,075
178 Shelby 1,071
179 Eunice 1,062
180 Alberta 1,031
181 Cora 1,008
182 Maryann 996
183 Patty 986
184 Cynthia 983
185 Paula 982
186 Stella 967
187 Lola 960
188 Jeannette 954
189 Verna 950
190 Jackie 948
191 Gwendolyn 943
192 Hattie 938
193 Johnnie 937
194 Nina 937
195 Lena 891
196 Deloris 862
197 Ramona 859
198 Colleen 853
199 Carmen 847
200 Rosalie 845
201 Erma 841
202 Diana 834
203 Bettie 825
204 Hilda 822
205 Fannie 815
206 Jennie 798
207 Claudia 792
208 Ernestine 792
209 Marguerite 792
210 Nora 791
211 Iris 788
212 Daisy 776
213 Miriam 769
214 Genevieve 766
215 Priscilla 758
216 Janie 755
217 Ada 750
218 Flora 748
219 Irma 748
220 Inez 744
221 Beulah 743
222 Mabel 743
223 Susie 733
224 Madeline 727
225 Melba 721
226 Della 720
227 Bette 717
228 Gayle 717
229 Mable 712
230 Laverne 711
231 Opal 707
232 Claudette 703
233 Regina 703
234 Mamie 702
235 Muriel 697
236 Jacquelyn 694
237 Lydia 688
238 Marianne 682
239 Teresa 675
240 Marcella 673
241 Antoinette 662
242 Maggie 662
243 Mona 656
244 Lila 645
245 Blanche 644
246 Bettye 637
247 Katie 632
248 Arline 631
249 Eula 630
250 Eloise 611

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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