Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1951

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1951. 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 1951, 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 73,979
2 Mary 65,724
3 Patricia 56,444
4 Deborah 42,054
5 Barbara 40,619
6 Susan 40,229
7 Nancy 30,348
8 Karen 27,999
9 Sandra 27,664
10 Kathleen 26,716
11 Carol 24,781
12 Donna 24,076
13 Sharon 23,923
14 Brenda 21,718
15 Diane 19,840
16 Pamela 18,571
17 Margaret 17,693
18 Debra 17,066
19 Janet 16,948
20 Cynthia 16,294
21 Janice 15,956
22 Carolyn 15,209
23 Elizabeth 15,119
24 Christine 15,019
25 Judith 14,935
26 Judy 14,017
27 Shirley 13,920
28 Joyce 13,470
29 Betty 12,823
30 Cheryl 11,987
31 Gloria 10,954
32 Rebecca 10,931
33 Beverly 10,858
34 Catherine 10,566
35 Kathy 10,408
36 Gail 9,885
37 Bonnie 9,707
38 Martha 9,604
39 Joan 9,403
40 Peggy 9,210
41 Marilyn 9,148
42 Dorothy 9,090
43 Jane 8,943
44 Connie 8,723
45 Kathryn 8,461
46 Ann 8,421
47 Virginia 8,180
48 Denise 8,117
49 Jean 7,626
50 Diana 7,397
51 Paula 7,292
52 Wanda 7,235
53 Ruth 7,076
54 Helen 6,950
55 Katherine 6,930
56 Jacqueline 6,917
57 Phyllis 6,789
58 Vicki 6,630
59 Frances 6,583
60 Laura 6,467
61 Rita 6,415
62 Alice 6,311
63 Teresa 6,213
64 Theresa 6,193
65 Rose 6,185
66 Elaine 6,069
67 Jo 6,001
68 Ellen 5,945
69 Sheila 5,896
70 Sherry 5,890
71 Cathy 5,698
72 Lynn 5,628
73 Joanne 5,359
74 Marcia 5,299
75 Maria 5,235
76 Marsha 5,187
77 Sally 5,139
78 Marie 5,046
79 Darlene 5,029
80 Doris 5,025
81 Victoria 4,906
82 Anne 4,872
83 Suzanne 4,828
84 Charlotte 4,649
85 Lois 4,534
86 Constance 4,367
87 Vickie 4,320
88 Evelyn 4,232
89 Glenda 4,135
90 Dianne 4,033
91 Sarah 4,029
92 Roberta 3,979
93 Maureen 3,878
94 Anna 3,869
95 Eileen 3,816
96 Anita 3,786
97 Sylvia 3,776
98 Jeanne 3,769
99 Julie 3,688
100 Valerie 3,558
101 Yvonne 3,536
102 Lorraine 3,483
103 Charlene 3,441
104 Joann 3,422
105 Irene 3,394
106 Sue 3,357
107 Norma 3,355
108 Geraldine 3,350
109 Wendy 3,345
110 Rosemary 3,344
111 Rhonda 3,212
112 Gwendolyn 3,193
113 Annie 3,061
114 Colleen 3,049
115 Terry 3,042
116 Lynda 3,026
117 Louise 3,012
118 Marlene 3,007
119 Jennifer 2,974
120 Kay 2,963
121 Patsy 2,904
122 Robin 2,890
123 Claudia 2,864
124 Gayle 2,826
125 Michele 2,793
126 Juanita 2,789
127 Julia 2,747
128 Marjorie 2,586
129 Stephanie 2,574
130 Jill 2,567
131 Janis 2,550
132 Jeanette 2,543
133 Leslie 2,541
134 Arlene 2,502
135 Loretta 2,489
136 Andrea 2,444
137 Regina 2,421
138 Vivian 2,405
139 Laurie 2,353
140 Ruby 2,352
141 Delores 2,331
142 June 2,279
143 Annette 2,253
144 Lynne 2,221
145 Jan 2,185
146 Mildred 2,184
147 Carla 2,172
148 Paulette 2,148
149 Dolores 2,141
150 Angela 2,138
151 Michelle 2,133
152 Sara 2,079
153 Penny 2,077
154 Cindy 2,032
155 Joy 2,012
156 Beth 1,980
157 Josephine 1,965
158 Christina 1,960
159 Carole 1,958
160 Rosa 1,955
161 Sheryl 1,935
162 Georgia 1,931
163 Jacquelyn 1,905
164 Renee 1,868
165 Edith 1,852
166 Shelley 1,845
167 Lillian 1,826
168 Audrey 1,825
169 Esther 1,808
170 Edna 1,802
171 Belinda 1,789
172 Kristine 1,755
173 Candace 1,734
174 Emma 1,730
175 Debbie 1,710
176 Janie 1,707
177 Lisa 1,698
178 Wilma 1,644
179 Yolanda 1,638
180 Pauline 1,620
181 Priscilla 1,590
182 Grace 1,579
183 Eva 1,574
184 Carmen 1,567
185 Terri 1,563
186 Clara 1,549
187 Dianna 1,536
188 Dawn 1,533
189 Thelma 1,529
190 Bonita 1,522
191 Ethel 1,492
192 Bobbie 1,489
193 Toni 1,484
194 Lucille 1,479
195 Veronica 1,473
196 Marianne 1,468
197 Jackie 1,467
198 Margie 1,461
199 Gladys 1,450
200 Amy 1,445
201 Vicky 1,441
202 Rachel 1,435
203 Maryann 1,430
204 Billie 1,420
205 Melinda 1,410
206 Ella 1,363
207 Marion 1,339
208 Bertha 1,332
209 Monica 1,298
210 Eleanor 1,296
211 Florence 1,290
212 Emily 1,287
213 Bernice 1,286
214 Beatrice 1,283
215 Willie 1,273
216 Lucy 1,269
217 Becky 1,258
218 Maxine 1,247
219 Faye 1,237
220 Marian 1,236
221 Lana 1,198
222 Lillie 1,174
223 Shelia 1,161
224 Nora 1,159
225 Lydia 1,150
226 Hazel 1,149
227 Francine 1,143
228 Patti 1,143
229 Melissa 1,129
230 Ramona 1,115
231 Vera 1,111
232 Mona 1,106
233 Rosie 1,088
234 Roxanne 1,080
235 Dana 1,076
236 Ida 1,076
237 Holly 1,069
238 Carrie 1,065
239 Claire 1,061
240 Stella 1,061
241 Nina 1,036
242 Dora 1,029
243 Myra 1,028
244 Melanie 1,006
245 Bernadette 990
246 Alma 981
247 Cecilia 954
248 Patrice 953
249 Jessie 940
250 Dale 927

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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