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Most Popular Baby Names of 1936

Here are the most popular names of 1936. 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 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
9 George
 
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
10 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
11 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
12 Ronald
 
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
13 Edward
 
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
14 Kenneth
 
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
15 Paul
 
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
16 Frank
 
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
17 Raymond
 
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
18 Jerry
 
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
19 Gerald
 
German: Rules by the spear; English: Rules by the spear
20 Jack
 
English: God has been gracious, has shown favor. Bas…
21 Harold
 
English: Army commander
22 Billy
 
English: Nickname for William (resolute protector) o…
23 Joe
 
English: Abbreviation of Joseph.
24 Bobby
 
English: Abbreviation of Robert
25 Larry
 
English: Abbreviation of Lawrence or Laurence often …

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