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Most Popular Baby Names of 1936

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
2 Shirley
 
English: From the white meadow
3 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
4 Betty
 
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
5 Patricia
 
Spanish: Noble
6 Dorothy
 
Greek: Gift of God
7 Joan
 
Hebrew: Gift from God; English: Feminine of John
8 Nancy
 
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
9 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
10 Carol
 
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
11 Helen
 
12 Joyce
 
Celtic: Feminine of Jodoc; English: Cheerful, merry
13 Marilyn
 
English: Blend of Marie or Mary and Lyn.
14 Virginia
 
English: Chaste, virginal; Spanish: Virgin
15 Doris
 
16 Ruth
 
Hebrew: Friend
17 Beverly
 
English: Woman from the beaver meadow. Beaver stream.
18 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
19 Frances
 
20 Jean
 
French: Variant of John.; Scottish: Scottish form of…
21 Janet
 
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
22 Donna
 
Italian: Lady
23 Carolyn
 
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly
24 Martha
 
Hebrew: Bitter
25 Phyllis
 
Greek: A green branch

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