Mid-’50s families: Top 100 baby names for boys in the year 1955

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What were the keenest, neatest and most popular names for newborns in the mid-fifties?

Check out this table of the top 100 names for baby boys who were born in the year 1955, based on Social Security card applications for births in the US!

Top 50 baby names of 1950

Baby name popularity in 1955
RankingBoy’s name# people with the name
1Michael88,279
2David86,181
3James84,128
4Robert83,671
5John80,021
6William59,912
7Richard53,517
8Thomas45,796
9Mark42,201
10Steven37,797
11Charles35,329
12Gary34,389
13Joseph31,585
14Donald27,694
15Kenneth26,729
16Paul26,670
17Daniel26,433
18Ronald26,142
19Larry22,826
20Jeffrey22,502
21Stephen22,106
22Timothy20,731
23Dennis20,396
24Gregory19,792
25Edward19,254
26George18,154
27Kevin17,148
28Terry15,565
29Douglas15,300
30Randy14,948
31Anthony14,156
32Bruce14,070
33Jerry12,976
34Frank11,103
35Peter11,009
36Raymond10,990
37Roger10,958
38Scott10,768
39Keith10,400
40Brian10,104
41Patrick9,861
42Lawrence9,134
43Alan9,029
44Wayne8,715
45Danny8,696
46Ricky8,331
47Carl8,291
48Gerald8,070
49Christopher7,900
50Craig7,434
51Walter7,288
52Dale7,159
53Randall6,682
54Willie6,626
55Johnny6,616
56Arthur6,573
57Russell6,522
58Roy6,315
59Glenn6,245
60Jack6,207
61Henry6,201
62Philip6,155
63Harold6,085
64Stanley6,049
65Rodney6,042
66Andrew6,010
67Ralph5,965
68Joe5,860
69Billy5,763
70Barry5,599
71Samuel5,531
72Steve5,510
73Jeffery5,463
74Phillip5,395
75Bobby5,215
76Albert5,160
77Martin5,056
78Jimmy5,019
79Curtis4,972
80Ronnie4,956
81Eugene4,793
82Louis4,776
83Howard4,750
84Allen4,749
85Eric4,665
86Frederick4,546
87Micheal4,535
88Leonard4,249
89Harry4,132
90Ernest3,974
91Darrell3,896
92Eddie3,777
93Tony3,752
94Marvin3,657
95Melvin3,642
96Lee3,598
97Kim3,493
98Vincent3,493
99Fred3,490
100Francis3,440
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