Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1952

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1952. 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 1952, 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 67,079
2 Mary 65,625
3 Patricia 53,098
4 Deborah 49,809
5 Susan 41,346
6 Barbara 39,865
7 Nancy 31,738
8 Karen 28,955
9 Debra 26,831
10 Sandra 26,100
11 Kathleen 25,767
12 Carol 23,994
13 Donna 23,716
14 Sharon 23,386
15 Brenda 21,442
16 Diane 21,063
17 Pamela 20,880
18 Cynthia 19,884
19 Janet 17,921
20 Christine 17,547
21 Margaret 17,100
22 Elizabeth 16,020
23 Janice 14,977
24 Carolyn 14,273
25 Judith 14,062
26 Judy 13,634
27 Joyce 13,127
28 Shirley 12,530
29 Kathy 12,368
30 Rebecca 12,225
31 Cheryl 12,198
32 Betty 12,129
33 Denise 11,652
34 Catherine 11,052
35 Beverly 10,547
36 Gloria 10,461
37 Joan 10,276
38 Marilyn 9,801
39 Gail 9,762
40 Martha 9,694
41 Bonnie 9,384
42 Jane 9,323
43 Peggy 8,989
44 Connie 8,756
45 Ann 8,653
46 Dorothy 8,610
47 Paula 8,566
48 Kathryn 8,504
49 Virginia 8,162
50 Jean 7,510
51 Diana 7,392
52 Teresa 7,293
53 Laura 7,186
54 Wanda 7,163
55 Jo 7,092
56 Cathy 7,010
57 Ruth 6,952
58 Jacqueline 6,937
59 Katherine 6,890
60 Theresa 6,810
61 Vicki 6,773
62 Rose 6,553
63 Helen 6,465
64 Sheila 6,218
65 Phyllis 6,153
66 Rita 6,149
67 Frances 6,080
68 Sherry 5,956
69 Alice 5,911
70 Ellen 5,842
71 Lynn 5,817
72 Maria 5,696
73 Elaine 5,651
74 Victoria 5,604
75 Marsha 5,584
76 Vickie 5,482
77 Darlene 5,429
78 Joanne 5,352
79 Anne 5,257
80 Marcia 5,209
81 Sally 5,037
82 Marie 4,977
83 Doris 4,950
84 Suzanne 4,909
85 Julie 4,497
86 Lois 4,362
87 Valerie 4,263
88 Roberta 4,228
89 Charlotte 4,204
90 Evelyn 4,154
91 Anita 4,134
92 Constance 4,117
93 Sarah 4,048
94 Maureen 4,039
95 Rhonda 3,960
96 Dianne 3,895
97 Glenda 3,880
98 Jeanne 3,827
99 Sylvia 3,790
100 Eileen 3,741
101 Anna 3,713
102 Robin 3,641
103 Yvonne 3,624
104 Leslie 3,574
105 Wendy 3,556
106 Charlene 3,546
107 Jennifer 3,526
108 Colleen 3,471
109 Lorraine 3,465
110 Michele 3,406
111 Claudia 3,382
112 Norma 3,341
113 Sue 3,336
114 Gwendolyn 3,329
115 Laurie 3,271
116 Joann 3,267
117 Marlene 3,131
118 Jill 3,052
119 Geraldine 3,046
120 Terry 3,033
121 Irene 3,016
122 Louise 2,978
123 Stephanie 2,930
124 Michelle 2,880
125 Juanita 2,847
126 Lisa 2,845
127 Annie 2,837
128 Patsy 2,826
129 Lynda 2,813
130 Rosemary 2,786
131 Julia 2,782
132 Andrea 2,770
133 Kay 2,769
134 Angela 2,642
135 Gayle 2,635
136 Loretta 2,616
137 Jeanette 2,580
138 Carla 2,565
139 Regina 2,558
140 Cindy 2,546
141 Marjorie 2,521
142 Vivian 2,508
143 Jan 2,482
144 Debbie 2,453
145 Ruby 2,374
146 Beth 2,360
147 Arlene 2,329
148 June 2,318
149 Joy 2,276
150 Lynne 2,265
151 Sheryl 2,241
152 Delores 2,192
153 Janis 2,181
154 Renee 2,179
155 Christina 2,169
156 Annette 2,160
157 Penny 2,091
158 Terri 2,073
159 Mildred 2,050
160 Sara 2,044
161 Dolores 2,043
162 Rosa 1,942
163 Paulette 1,886
164 Shelley 1,886
165 Kristine 1,885
166 Dawn 1,884
167 Toni 1,882
168 Audrey 1,868
169 Josephine 1,862
170 Carole 1,837
171 Candace 1,835
172 Belinda 1,831
173 Yolanda 1,775
174 Vicky 1,760
175 Amy 1,750
176 Georgia 1,749
177 Edna 1,745
178 Lillian 1,732
179 Emma 1,711
180 Esther 1,711
181 Eva 1,704
182 Jacquelyn 1,674
183 Edith 1,639
184 Carmen 1,607
185 Rachel 1,599
186 Pauline 1,596
187 Roxanne 1,578
188 Veronica 1,572
189 Janie 1,569
190 Jackie 1,560
191 Marianne 1,551
192 Priscilla 1,547
193 Becky 1,537
194 Grace 1,525
195 Melinda 1,513
196 Clara 1,512
197 Monica 1,464
198 Patti 1,457
199 Bonita 1,456
200 Lucille 1,452
201 Melissa 1,442
202 Wilma 1,422
203 Lucy 1,415
204 Margie 1,410
205 Ethel 1,398
206 Dianna 1,394
207 Emily 1,392
208 Billie 1,389
209 Thelma 1,358
210 Nina 1,357
211 Melanie 1,351
212 Bobbie 1,333
213 Lydia 1,327
214 Holly 1,318
215 Gladys 1,305
216 Kim 1,292
217 Marion 1,264
218 Eleanor 1,250
219 Bertha 1,249
220 Ella 1,245
221 Marian 1,245
222 Florence 1,242
223 Shelia 1,235
224 Ramona 1,228
225 Beatrice 1,223
226 Faye 1,221
227 Bernice 1,212
228 Willie 1,201
229 Maryann 1,189
230 Maxine 1,160
231 Dana 1,144
232 Melody 1,131
233 Lillie 1,125
234 Nora 1,122
235 Carrie 1,109
236 Dale 1,108
237 Lana 1,104
238 Tina 1,100
239 Vera 1,090
240 Patrice 1,085
241 Claire 1,077
242 Ida 1,062
243 Hazel 1,058
244 Francine 1,051
245 Patty 1,045
246 Alma 1,029
247 Rosie 1,004
248 Stella 996
249 Bernadette 995
250 Cecilia 984

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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