Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1959

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1959. 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 1959, 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 54,478
2 Susan 41,600
3 Linda 40,410
4 Karen 36,773
5 Donna 36,464
6 Patricia 35,217
7 Debra 31,374
8 Cynthia 30,170
9 Deborah 29,547
10 Lisa 25,693
11 Barbara 25,358
12 Pamela 24,711
13 Sandra 23,357
14 Nancy 23,077
15 Kathy 21,818
16 Brenda 21,412
17 Sharon 21,283
18 Cheryl 20,941
19 Diane 19,970
20 Debbie 19,537
21 Elizabeth 18,424
22 Carol 18,129
23 Kathleen 17,626
24 Teresa 17,390
25 Cindy 16,966
26 Julie 16,214
27 Lori 15,027
28 Janet 14,955
29 Denise 14,656
30 Laura 14,526
31 Tammy 13,706
32 Robin 12,854
33 Kimberly 12,783
34 Theresa 11,647
35 Kim 11,594
36 Margaret 11,569
37 Janice 10,487
38 Rebecca 10,472
39 Cathy 10,413
40 Catherine 10,020
41 Judy 9,883
42 Carolyn 9,730
43 Christine 9,470
44 Ann 8,919
45 Rhonda 8,856
46 Terri 8,783
47 Michelle 8,776
48 Connie 8,657
49 Diana 8,636
50 Joyce 8,513
51 Paula 8,053
52 Sheila 7,984
53 Tina 7,917
54 Dawn 7,897
55 Beverly 7,790
56 Laurie 7,533
57 Peggy 7,411
58 Sherry 7,342
59 Betty 7,317
60 Valerie 7,306
61 Shirley 7,285
62 Maria 7,246
63 Lynn 7,059
64 Annette 6,918
65 Wanda 6,903
66 Darlene 6,873
67 Jane 6,871
68 Angela 6,771
69 Kathryn 6,742
70 Judith 6,564
71 Bonnie 6,456
72 Martha 6,436
73 Vicki 6,427
74 Kelly 6,378
75 Gail 6,351
76 Joan 6,338
77 Jennifer 6,235
78 Jean 6,234
79 Katherine 6,138
80 Beth 6,068
81 Gloria 5,922
82 Anne 5,742
83 Wendy 5,712
84 Leslie 5,649
85 Amy 5,582
86 Jill 5,552
87 Anita 5,477
88 Michele 5,447
89 Rose 5,442
90 Vickie 5,420
91 Ellen 5,390
92 Joanne 5,344
93 Virginia 5,256
94 Dorothy 5,233
95 Terry 5,213
96 Suzanne 5,163
97 Ruth 5,053
98 Rita 4,953
99 Anna 4,879
100 Renee 4,843
101 Stephanie 4,827
102 Becky 4,753
103 Phyllis 4,686
104 Marie 4,680
105 Elaine 4,453
106 Maureen 4,446
107 Sue 4,388
108 Helen 4,375
109 Marilyn 4,347
110 Colleen 4,337
111 Jacqueline 4,322
112 Alice 4,157
113 Victoria 4,151
114 Sally 4,066
115 Jo 4,055
116 Regina 3,937
117 Julia 3,936
118 Carla 3,933
119 Sarah 3,875
120 Sylvia 3,847
121 Tamara 3,798
122 Penny 3,756
123 Andrea 3,752
124 Frances 3,715
125 Pam 3,679
126 Melissa 3,628
127 Eileen 3,626
128 Sheryl 3,541
129 Jeanne 3,514
130 Joann 3,458
131 Tracy 3,365
132 Yvonne 3,288
133 Sandy 3,277
134 Evelyn 3,265
135 Gina 3,224
136 Loretta 3,159
137 Lorraine 3,140
138 Doris 3,138
139 Vanessa 3,118
140 Patty 3,116
141 Marcia 3,090
142 Roberta 3,081
143 Dana 2,970
144 Charlotte 2,968
145 Carrie 2,964
146 Joy 2,883
147 Sherri 2,868
148 Glenda 2,838
149 Melanie 2,827
150 Belinda 2,821
151 Melinda 2,809
152 Patti 2,760
153 Charlene 2,743
154 Tami 2,737
155 Jackie 2,735
156 Toni 2,729
157 Norma 2,720
158 Dianne 2,700
159 Gwendolyn 2,648
160 Monica 2,593
161 Jan 2,587
162 Lois 2,485
163 Marsha 2,470
164 Vicky 2,448
165 Christina 2,347
166 Audrey 2,307
167 Veronica 2,292
168 Holly 2,291
169 Shelia 2,283
170 Yolanda 2,278
171 Jeanette 2,244
172 Lynne 2,234
173 Rosemary 2,230
174 Carmen 2,211
175 Doreen 2,206
176 Juanita 2,195
177 Vivian 2,182
178 Teri 2,155
179 Irene 2,097
180 Sara 2,031
181 Lynda 2,022
182 Kay 2,000
183 Louise 1,964
184 Debora 1,961
185 Melody 1,951
186 Marianne 1,917
187 Heidi 1,912
188 Shelly 1,882
189 Tammie 1,880
190 Jody 1,860
191 Shelley 1,849
192 Sheri 1,847
193 Constance 1,840
194 Deanna 1,829
195 Gayle 1,828
196 Jamie 1,821
197 June 1,803
198 Rosa 1,796
199 Arlene 1,793
200 Marlene 1,780
201 Rachel 1,746
202 Roxanne 1,706
203 Darla 1,672
204 Grace 1,661
205 Ramona 1,648
206 Karla 1,634
207 Eva 1,630
208 Annie 1,586
209 Dianna 1,568
210 April 1,561
211 Lydia 1,560
212 Crystal 1,553
213 Lee 1,549
214 Shari 1,522
215 Ruby 1,500
216 Marjorie 1,483
217 Stacy 1,481
218 Lillian 1,468
219 Tanya 1,460
220 Geraldine 1,454
221 Claudia 1,420
222 Dolores 1,419
223 Carole 1,417
224 Chris 1,409
225 Tracey 1,409
226 Jodi 1,397
227 Betsy 1,391
228 Bernadette 1,390
229 Delores 1,376
230 Sherrie 1,367
231 Alicia 1,366
232 Joni 1,359
233 Esther 1,358
234 Edith 1,356
235 Lauren 1,351
236 Nina 1,341
237 Cheri 1,335
238 Patsy 1,326
239 Maryann 1,280
240 Susie 1,277
241 Jenny 1,276
242 Nora 1,275
243 Priscilla 1,270
244 Margie 1,266
245 Mildred 1,265
246 Myra 1,247
247 Natalie 1,232
248 Erin 1,228
249 Pauline 1,217
250 Emily 1,214

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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