Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1950

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1950. 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 1950, 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 Linda 80,431
2 Mary 65,478
3 Patricia 47,943
4 Barbara 41,553
5 Susan 38,016
6 Nancy 29,617
7 Deborah 29,064
8 Sandra 28,898
9 Carol 26,165
10 Kathleen 25,705
11 Sharon 24,612
12 Karen 24,136
13 Donna 21,629
14 Brenda 20,799
15 Margaret 18,108
16 Diane 17,636
17 Pamela 16,202
18 Janet 16,192
19 Shirley 15,890
20 Carolyn 15,587
21 Judith 15,353
22 Janice 15,012
23 Cynthia 14,447
24 Elizabeth 14,334
25 Judy 14,204
26 Betty 13,612
27 Joyce 13,417
28 Christine 12,673
29 Cheryl 11,824
30 Gloria 11,037
31 Beverly 10,502
32 Martha 9,838
33 Bonnie 9,747
34 Catherine 9,655
35 Dorothy 9,550
36 Rebecca 9,427
37 Marilyn 9,286
38 Kathy 9,089
39 Jane 8,963
40 Joan 8,860
41 Peggy 8,532
42 Gail 8,348
43 Virginia 8,313
44 Connie 8,145
45 Ann 7,923
46 Kathryn 7,864
47 Diana 7,445
48 Jean 7,432
49 Ruth 7,128
50 Helen 7,059
51 Frances 6,974
52 Wanda 6,929
53 Phyllis 6,695
54 Paula 6,630
55 Jacqueline 6,453
56 Rita 6,424
57 Alice 6,363
58 Katherine 6,205
59 Debra 6,178
60 Elaine 6,036
61 Vicki 5,825
62 Sherry 5,808
63 Laura 5,723
64 Jo 5,677
65 Theresa 5,629
66 Ellen 5,566
67 Joanne 5,491
68 Marsha 5,400
69 Rose 5,375
70 Sheila 5,322
71 Suzanne 5,267
72 Marie 5,222
73 Maria 5,077
74 Doris 5,053
75 Cathy 5,031
76 Lynn 5,019
77 Marcia 4,954
78 Sally 4,870
79 Darlene 4,832
80 Charlotte 4,735
81 Teresa 4,725
82 Denise 4,513
83 Lois 4,503
84 Anne 4,459
85 Constance 4,441
86 Evelyn 4,273
87 Glenda 4,215
88 Sarah 4,145
89 Maureen 4,070
90 Dianne 3,922
91 Eileen 3,883
92 Irene 3,825
93 Anna 3,816
94 Victoria 3,782
95 Jeanne 3,736
96 Roberta 3,630
97 Sylvia 3,612
98 Joann 3,600
99 Anita 3,572
100 Sue 3,502
101 Rosemary 3,456
102 Geraldine 3,451
103 Charlene 3,448
104 Norma 3,411
105 Lorraine 3,345
106 Annie 3,331
107 Lynda 3,300
108 Vickie 3,284
109 Louise 3,254
110 Yvonne 3,243
111 Julie 3,144
112 Marlene 3,130
113 Gwendolyn 3,040
114 Wendy 3,030
115 Valerie 3,028
116 Juanita 3,027
117 Patsy 2,930
118 Jennifer 2,801
119 Julia 2,727
120 Loretta 2,720
121 Marjorie 2,700
122 Stephanie 2,643
123 Kay 2,627
124 Colleen 2,619
125 Rhonda 2,567
126 Claudia 2,536
127 Terry 2,526
128 Michele 2,500
129 Delores 2,459
130 Ruby 2,415
131 Jeanette 2,413
132 Arlene 2,390
133 Gayle 2,368
134 Leslie 2,329
135 Mildred 2,296
136 Janis 2,295
137 June 2,290
138 Vivian 2,268
139 Dolores 2,226
140 Carole 2,218
141 Jill 2,196
142 Andrea 2,195
143 Regina 2,166
144 Annette 2,128
145 Sheryl 2,110
146 Josephine 2,092
147 Sara 2,059
148 Angela 2,057
149 Robin 1,993
150 Paulette 1,954
151 Edith 1,953
152 Lynne 1,940
153 Georgia 1,939
154 Emma 1,896
155 Rosa 1,887
156 Lillian 1,884
157 Edna 1,855
158 Audrey 1,803
159 Joy 1,775
160 Carla 1,753
161 Penny 1,751
162 Esther 1,740
163 Pauline 1,739
164 Janie 1,729
165 Christina 1,726
166 Jacquelyn 1,724
167 Jan 1,724
168 Renee 1,691
169 Priscilla 1,671
170 Shelley 1,671
171 Wilma 1,656
172 Candace 1,648
173 Belinda 1,634
174 Michelle 1,633
175 Eva 1,622
176 Ethel 1,601
177 Beth 1,580
178 Clara 1,571
179 Yolanda 1,567
180 Lucille 1,551
181 Bonita 1,528
182 Gladys 1,527
183 Grace 1,511
184 Margie 1,470
185 Cindy 1,467
186 Carmen 1,459
187 Thelma 1,455
188 Dianna 1,454
189 Rachel 1,454
190 Florence 1,446
191 Dawn 1,411
192 Marianne 1,402
193 Bertha 1,396
194 Laurie 1,392
195 Bobbie 1,388
196 Marion 1,387
197 Veronica 1,387
198 Ella 1,380
199 Eleanor 1,371
200 Maryann 1,354
201 Willie 1,339
202 Lillie 1,321
203 Emily 1,316
204 Billie 1,315
205 Lana 1,315
206 Bernice 1,301
207 Lucy 1,289
208 Toni 1,282
209 Jackie 1,276
210 Beatrice 1,271
211 Faye 1,271
212 Marian 1,258
213 Maxine 1,251
214 Kristine 1,247
215 Vicky 1,247
216 Becky 1,236
217 Ida 1,195
218 Amy 1,185
219 Hazel 1,181
220 Lisa 1,176
221 Melinda 1,163
222 Debbie 1,162
223 Lydia 1,127
224 Francine 1,124
225 Nora 1,118
226 Stella 1,113
227 Vera 1,112
228 Terri 1,106
229 Rosie 1,105
230 Mona 1,087
231 Monica 1,057
232 Alma 1,052
233 Bernadette 1,043
234 Claire 1,038
235 Ramona 1,036
236 Myra 1,032
237 Melanie 1,026
238 Nina 1,009
239 Iris 986
240 Melissa 980
241 Carrie 976
242 Shelia 957
243 Susie 942
244 Jessie 936
245 Harriet 935
246 Trudy 935
247 Mattie 929
248 Dana 928
249 Cecilia 920
250 Marguerite 904

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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