The Most Popular Names From The 1930s

Franklin D. Roosevelt spent most of the decade as president, 2.8 million cars were sold -- and Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Bette Davis were all Academy Award winners for the first time.
Here's what those people were naming their babies the 1930s!

  1. Robert
  2. James
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. Charles
  7. Donald
  8. George
  9. Thomas
  10. Joseph
  11. David
  12. Edward
  13. Ronald
  14. Paul
  15. Kenneth
  16. Frank
  17. Raymond
  18. Jack
  19. Harold
  20. Billy

  1. Mary
  2. Betty
  3. Barbara
  4. Shirley
  5. Patricia
  6. Dorothy
  7. Joan
  8. Margaret
  9. Nancy
  10. Helen
  11. Carol
  12. Joyce
  13. Doris
  14. Ruth
  15. Virginia
  16. Marilyn
  17. Elizabeth
  18. Jean
  19. Frances
  20. Dolores

This data comes from a 5% sampling of Social Security card applications with dates of birth from January 1930 through December 1939. PregnancyAndBaby.com

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