Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1957

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1957. 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 1957, 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 61,104
2 Susan 45,948
3 Linda 44,500
4 Debra 42,739
5 Karen 40,587
6 Deborah 40,084
7 Cynthia 39,333
8 Patricia 39,276
9 Barbara 29,689
10 Donna 28,040
11 Nancy 27,509
12 Pamela 25,017
13 Brenda 24,331
14 Sharon 24,294
15 Sandra 22,765
16 Cheryl 22,648
17 Diane 22,088
18 Carol 21,899
19 Cindy 20,266
20 Kathy 20,231
21 Kathleen 19,740
22 Elizabeth 17,496
23 Janet 15,751
24 Teresa 15,684
25 Denise 15,142
26 Lisa 15,136
27 Debbie 14,386
28 Julie 13,635
29 Margaret 13,012
30 Robin 12,587
31 Laura 12,177
32 Janice 11,967
33 Carolyn 11,573
34 Rebecca 11,483
35 Kim 11,433
36 Theresa 11,179
37 Catherine 11,151
38 Judy 10,542
39 Cathy 10,320
40 Joyce 10,154
41 Christine 9,577
42 Kimberly 9,446
43 Diana 9,433
44 Ann 9,040
45 Lori 8,964
46 Shirley 8,848
47 Connie 8,765
48 Beverly 8,551
49 Paula 8,548
50 Betty 8,479
51 Vicki 8,108
52 Rhonda 8,051
53 Judith 8,020
54 Gail 7,949
55 Sherry 7,804
56 Darlene 7,782
57 Jane 7,780
58 Sheila 7,762
59 Wanda 7,709
60 Joan 7,581
61 Lynn 7,438
62 Peggy 7,382
63 Martha 7,364
64 Bonnie 7,239
65 Kathryn 7,208
66 Gloria 7,120
67 Jean 7,044
68 Terri 6,970
69 Rose 6,898
70 Vickie 6,844
71 Maria 6,779
72 Katherine 6,635
73 Laurie 6,547
74 Dorothy 6,407
75 Virginia 6,240
76 Valerie 6,228
77 Leslie 6,101
78 Rita 6,020
79 Michelle 5,981
80 Tina 5,856
81 Anita 5,812
82 Marilyn 5,741
83 Jo 5,721
84 Ruth 5,667
85 Ellen 5,583
86 Anne 5,484
87 Jennifer 5,483
88 Victoria 5,329
89 Angela 5,327
90 Phyllis 5,307
91 Jacqueline 5,288
92 Terry 5,264
93 Dawn 5,157
94 Joanne 5,109
95 Helen 5,020
96 Elaine 5,013
97 Annette 4,887
98 Marie 4,861
99 Michele 4,745
100 Jill 4,731
101 Wendy 4,704
102 Suzanne 4,660
103 Maureen 4,596
104 Sue 4,491
105 Anna 4,447
106 Alice 4,433
107 Tammy 4,364
108 Beth 4,350
109 Sylvia 4,305
110 Stephanie 4,215
111 Renee 4,173
112 Sheryl 4,133
113 Frances 4,095
114 Amy 4,078
115 Sally 3,995
116 Sarah 3,986
117 Jeanne 3,948
118 Colleen 3,891
119 Doris 3,723
120 Eileen 3,709
121 Roberta 3,707
122 Julia 3,689
123 Regina 3,664
124 Yvonne 3,647
125 Evelyn 3,636
126 Marcia 3,540
127 Becky 3,523
128 Carla 3,467
129 Lorraine 3,417
130 Andrea 3,370
131 Loretta 3,348
132 Gwendolyn 3,296
133 Charlotte 3,252
134 Glenda 3,198
135 Dianne 3,183
136 Charlene 3,150
137 Joann 3,057
138 Penny 3,044
139 Marianne 3,021
140 Jan 2,988
141 Norma 2,978
142 Vicky 2,944
143 Joy 2,927
144 Marsha 2,925
145 Lois 2,877
146 Melinda 2,824
147 Melissa 2,778
148 Patti 2,698
149 Audrey 2,580
150 Doreen 2,519
151 Monica 2,490
152 Melanie 2,472
153 Vivian 2,433
154 Constance 2,417
155 Dana 2,407
156 Juanita 2,402
157 Toni 2,393
158 Holly 2,392
159 Vanessa 2,381
160 Lynne 2,373
161 Debora 2,369
162 Jackie 2,363
163 Kay 2,353
164 Belinda 2,349
165 Yolanda 2,328
166 Louise 2,310
167 Jeanette 2,297
168 Rosemary 2,275
169 Irene 2,260
170 Christina 2,250
171 Sherri 2,245
172 Carmen 2,223
173 Gayle 2,191
174 Patty 2,171
175 Carrie 2,157
176 Jody 2,135
177 Marlene 2,125
178 Gina 2,108
179 Sara 2,108
180 Shelia 2,092
181 Rosa 2,080
182 Melody 1,991
183 Tracy 1,964
184 Pam 1,957
185 Veronica 1,940
186 Grace 1,921
187 Kelly 1,904
188 Sandy 1,889
189 June 1,854
190 Geraldine 1,854
191 Tamara 1,845
192 Lee 1,836
193 Annie 1,831
194 Rachel 1,822
195 Lynda 1,816
196 Eva 1,799
197 Ruby 1,784
198 Roxanne 1,773
199 Dianna 1,771
200 Shelley 1,721
201 Teri 1,720
202 Ramona 1,716
203 Arlene 1,692
204 Claudia 1,662
205 Delores 1,655
206 Lydia 1,621
207 Patsy 1,610
208 Carole 1,609
209 Lillian 1,604
210 Marjorie 1,588
211 Sheri 1,588
212 Dolores 1,571
213 Janis 1,553
214 Joni 1,535
215 Karla 1,530
216 Jayne 1,525
217 Esther 1,481
218 Sherrie 1,454
219 Heidi 1,453
220 Priscilla 1,449
221 Josephine 1,442
222 Jeannie 1,425
223 Edith 1,412
224 Crystal 1,411
225 Mildred 1,411
226 Maryann 1,396
227 Lucy 1,351
228 Marian 1,350
229 Pauline 1,341
230 Darla 1,333
231 Marla 1,328
232 Nina 1,320
233 April 1,308
234 Janie 1,304
235 Lauren 1,304
236 Deanna 1,288
237 Margie 1,287
238 Jamie 1,277
239 Georgia 1,251
240 Susie 1,245
241 Edna 1,242
242 Mona 1,233
243 Emma 1,215
244 Shelly 1,212
245 Gale 1,209
246 Emily 1,207
247 Tanya 1,203
248 Jacquelyn 1,198
249 Robyn 1,185
250 Nora 1,163

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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