Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1955

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1955. 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 1955, 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 63,173
2 Deborah 52,322
3 Linda 51,300
4 Debra 50,567
5 Susan 47,419
6 Patricia 46,222
7 Barbara 33,608
8 Karen 33,225
9 Nancy 30,021
10 Donna 27,946
11 Cynthia 27,184
12 Pamela 26,688
13 Sandra 25,118
14 Diane 23,297
15 Carol 22,044
16 Sharon 22,044
17 Kathleen 22,010
18 Brenda 19,115
19 Cheryl 19,110
20 Janet 17,918
21 Elizabeth 16,694
22 Kathy 15,325
23 Denise 14,559
24 Margaret 14,442
25 Janice 13,179
26 Teresa 13,121
27 Rebecca 12,396
28 Catherine 11,635
29 Joyce 11,283
30 Carolyn 11,176
31 Judith 10,434
32 Judy 10,376
33 Robin 10,219
34 Beverly 9,999
35 Connie 9,975
36 Betty 9,926
37 Shirley 9,757
38 Theresa 9,619
39 Paula 9,586
40 Christine 9,042
41 Laura 9,007
42 Gail 8,972
43 Ann 8,916
44 Cathy 8,663
45 Bonnie 8,637
46 Joan 8,555
47 Gloria 8,554
48 Lisa 8,538
49 Marilyn 8,407
50 Jane 8,344
51 Peggy 7,985
52 Vicki 7,975
53 Martha 7,930
54 Rose 7,849
55 Diana 7,844
56 Sherry 7,768
57 Sheila 7,661
58 Jo 7,659
59 Kathryn 7,642
60 Jean 7,481
61 Wanda 7,415
62 Lynn 7,354
63 Debbie 7,250
64 Dorothy 7,239
65 Katherine 7,239
66 Virginia 6,855
67 Julie 6,789
68 Vickie 6,639
69 Maria 6,208
70 Ruth 6,185
71 Rhonda 6,170
72 Rita 6,095
73 Jacqueline 6,040
74 Phyllis 5,688
75 Kim 5,687
76 Darlene 5,642
77 Elaine 5,634
78 Cindy 5,592
79 Helen 5,592
80 Valerie 5,514
81 Ellen 5,470
82 Victoria 5,359
83 Terry 5,353
84 Anne 5,219
85 Terri 5,153
86 Suzanne 5,136
87 Alice 5,076
88 Joanne 4,988
89 Lori 4,978
90 Laurie 4,955
91 Wendy 4,955
92 Marie 4,925
93 Michele 4,767
94 Anita 4,719
95 Sally 4,688
96 Frances 4,641
97 Michelle 4,528
98 Marcia 4,412
99 Leslie 4,404
100 Maureen 4,341
101 Doris 4,242
102 Jill 4,222
103 Dawn 4,216
104 Jennifer 4,124
105 Anna 4,091
106 Marsha 4,062
107 Sylvia 4,003
108 Sarah 3,981
109 Angela 3,896
110 Colleen 3,870
111 Kimberly 3,862
112 Evelyn 3,805
113 Roberta 3,781
114 Stephanie 3,752
115 Jeanne 3,734
116 Sue 3,728
117 Renee 3,692
118 Constance 3,662
119 Yvonne 3,546
120 Eileen 3,503
121 Dianne 3,496
122 Gwendolyn 3,459
123 Loretta 3,430
124 Lois 3,421
125 Sheryl 3,412
126 Lorraine 3,373
127 Regina 3,372
128 Glenda 3,346
129 Charlotte 3,327
130 Charlene 3,301
131 Julia 3,285
132 Tina 3,275
133 Beth 3,270
134 Amy 3,193
135 Carla 3,067
136 Joann 2,936
137 Norma 2,933
138 Jan 2,770
139 Andrea 2,763
140 Vanessa 2,697
141 Melanie 2,658
142 Marlene 2,568
143 Audrey 2,554
144 Holly 2,504
145 Juanita 2,498
146 Gayle 2,483
147 Louise 2,431
148 Irene 2,429
149 Melissa 2,415
150 Melinda 2,413
151 Claudia 2,410
152 Joy 2,389
153 Jeanette 2,379
154 Vivian 2,358
155 Lynne 2,347
156 Annette 2,343
157 Kay 2,327
158 Toni 2,327
159 Vicky 2,304
160 Annie 2,220
161 Penny 2,213
162 Geraldine 2,196
163 Patti 2,174
164 June 2,150
165 Roxanne 2,091
166 Debora 2,064
167 Yolanda 2,055
168 Carmen 2,047
169 Rosa 2,047
170 Belinda 2,036
171 Rosemary 2,015
172 Patsy 2,011
173 Ruby 2,009
174 Becky 2,003
175 Arlene 1,984
176 Sara 1,973
177 Marjorie 1,972
178 Lynda 1,884
179 Gina 1,840
180 Janis 1,840
181 Shelia 1,837
182 Lee 1,817
183 Monica 1,813
184 Christina 1,812
185 Melody 1,802
186 Rachel 1,800
187 Jackie 1,798
188 Delores 1,791
189 Eva 1,781
190 Dolores 1,780
191 Marianne 1,747
192 Shelley 1,738
193 Marla 1,724
194 Veronica 1,715
195 Lillian 1,660
196 Ramona 1,646
197 Mildred 1,640
198 Sherri 1,597
199 Josephine 1,594
200 Lydia 1,584
201 Dana 1,568
202 Esther 1,568
203 Doreen 1,558
204 Edna 1,524
205 Edith 1,523
206 Jody 1,509
207 Jacquelyn 1,500
208 Marian 1,499
209 Janie 1,482
210 Georgia 1,480
211 Emma 1,461
212 Joni 1,449
213 Carole 1,426
214 Candace 1,414
215 Lucy 1,404
216 Grace 1,392
217 Dianna 1,388
218 Teri 1,373
219 Luann 1,356
220 Nina 1,351
221 Pauline 1,350
222 Patty 1,330
223 Emily 1,304
224 Clara 1,300
225 Paulette 1,298
226 Margie 1,280
227 Priscilla 1,280
228 Sheree 1,268
229 April 1,251
230 Bonita 1,237
231 Gladys 1,228
232 Lou 1,225
233 Carrie 1,213
234 Karla 1,206
235 Jayne 1,179
236 Vera 1,170
237 Bobbie 1,160
238 Sherrie 1,155
239 Bertha 1,153
240 Marion 1,147
241 Jamie 1,145
242 Sheri 1,144
243 Lucille 1,140
244 Ella 1,125
245 Sabrina 1,120
246 Thelma 1,107
247 Ethel 1,103
248 Wilma 1,103
249 Billie 1,092
250 Mona 1,092

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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