The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1950 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name: James 86,021 Linda 80,378
2 Name: Robert 83,499 Mary 65,428
3 Name: John 79,343 Patricia 47,897
4 Name: Michael 65,143 Barbara 41,543
5 Name: David 60,694 Susan 37,987
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  1. James & Mary were the most popular baby names for all of the 1950s.
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Sources:  Social Security Online

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1950 (US)

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