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List: Top ten most popular baby names in the 20th Century in the USA

Date: 2006

Source: www.BabyNamesGarden.com.

Base: All names from Social Security card applications for births occcuring in the United States between 1900 and 1999.

Notes: This list is taken from www.BabyNamesGarden.com top 100 names of the twentieth century. The site also has lots of other lists on this subject such as lists by decade, biblical names, lists by state plus guest interviews etc. Check it out!

Rank

Boy's

Count

Girl's

Count

1

James

4765477

Mary

3830985

 

2

John

4694438

Patricia

1558221

 

3

Robert

4601086

Linda

1439473

 

4

Michael

3966636

Barbara

1421343

 

5

William

3616326

Jennifer

1388086

 

6

David

3315232

Elizabeth

1359065

 

7

Richard

2474956

Margaret

1147017

 

8

Joseph

2254554

Susan

1106237

 

9

Charles

2168362

Dorothy

1088080

 

10

Thomas

2099470

Betty

991026


 
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