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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1930s

Here are the most popular names of the 1930s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Robert
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
2 James
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
3 John
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
4 William
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
5 Richard
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
6 Charles
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
7 Donald
Celtic: Dark stranger; Scottish: Great chief. Donald…
8 George
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
9 Thomas
Hebrew: Twin
10 Joseph
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
11 David
Hebrew: Dearly loved
12 Edward
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
13 Ronald
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
14 Paul
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
15 Kenneth
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
16 Frank
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
17 Raymond
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
18 Jack
English: God has been gracious, has shown favor. Bas…
19 Harold
English: Army commander
20 Billy
English: Nickname for William (resolute protector) o…
21 Gerald
German: Rules by the spear; English: Rules by the spear
22 Walter
German: Powerful ruler
23 Jerry
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
24 Joe
English: Abbreviation of Joseph.
25 Eugene

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