100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1938

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Robert 0 62,246
2 James 0 59,065
3 John 0 50,490
4 William 0 42,414
5 Richard 0 34,368
6 Charles 0 31,123
7 Donald 0 26,643
8 David 0 22,987
9 Thomas 0 21,369
10 Ronald +1 20,285
11 George -1 18,430
12 Joseph 0 17,735
13 Edward 0 14,541
14 Kenneth 0 14,400
15 Paul 0 13,353
16 Larry 0 12,380
17 Jerry 0 12,162
18 Frank 0 10,244
19 Gerald +1 9,968
20 Raymond -1 9,725
21 Michael +6 9,073
22 Gary +7 8,852
23 Harold -2 8,546
24 Billy -2 8,240
25 Jack -2 8,138
26 Walter 0 7,553
27 Bobby -3 7,487
28 Joe -3 7,437
29 Carl -1 6,842
30 Henry 0 6,555
31 Roger +5 6,555
32 Arthur -1 6,521
33 Eugene 0 6,111
34 Willie -2 6,080
35 Ralph -1 6,014
36 Lawrence +2 5,868
37 Albert 0 5,791
38 Fred -3 5,766
39 Daniel 0 5,579
40 Wayne +4 5,226
41 Roy -1 5,032
42 Howard 0 5,018
43 Norman 0 4,948
44 Harry -3 4,820
45 Jimmy 0 4,730
46 Anthony +1 4,685
47 Louis -1 4,388
48 Peter +4 4,294
49 Dennis +14 4,236
50 Earl -2 4,008
51 Francis +4 3,947
52 Marvin -3 3,900
53 Don -2 3,899
54 Melvin -4 3,818
55 Ernest -2 3,706
56 Dale +3 3,687
57 Leonard 0 3,661
58 Clarence -4 3,634
59 Stanley -1 3,540
60 Douglas +14 3,510
61 Leroy -5 3,490
62 Samuel +4 3,244
63 Johnny +6 3,196
64 Philip -2 3,171
65 Gene -4 3,150
66 Bruce +4 3,127
67 Bill -3 3,109
68 Herbert -3 3,010
69 Alfred -9 3,008
70 Russell -3 2,945
71 Frederick -3 2,936
72 Ray -1 2,876
73 Allen +3 2,830
74 Stephen +18 2,726
75 Bernard -2 2,712
76 Jimmie -4 2,694
77 Tommy +7 2,665
78 Gordon -3 2,658
79 Eddie +3 2,611
80 Lee -2 2,572
81 Jim +2 2,496
82 Andrew -3 2,406
83 Glenn +6 2,368
84 Theodore +2 2,362
85 Leon 0 2,348
86 Terry +26 2,336
87 Martin 0 2,308
88 Patrick +6 2,292
89 Clifford +1 2,273
90 Edwin -2 2,248
91 Alan +12 2,239
92 Lloyd -1 2,215
93 Jerome +7 2,208
94 Bob -13 2,204
95 Phillip +3 2,152
96 Floyd -16 2,146
97 Clyde -4 2,133
98 Alvin +1 2,060
99 Harvey -4 2,049
100 Franklin -23 2,016
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 56,199
2 Barbara 0 39,262
3 Patricia 0 27,547
4 Betty +1 25,497
5 Shirley -1 23,762
6 Carol 0 19,421
7 Nancy 0 18,943
8 Dorothy 0 16,339
9 Margaret +1 15,328
10 Joan -1 14,300
11 Joyce 0 12,691
12 Judith +22 10,874
13 Helen -1 10,832
14 Sandra +12 10,800
15 Carolyn +5 10,585
16 Janet +2 9,868
17 Elizabeth 0 9,799
18 Beverly -4 9,771
19 Marilyn -6 9,747
20 Donna +1 9,696
21 Ruth -6 9,298
22 Virginia -6 9,266
23 Frances -4 8,917
24 Janice +1 8,711
25 Doris -3 8,602
26 Martha -2 8,583
27 Jean -4 7,759
28 Phyllis -1 7,644
29 Alice -1 7,488
30 Sharon +11 7,244
31 Linda +17 7,046
32 Ann -2 6,990
33 Lois -4 6,502
34 Norma -1 6,367
35 Peggy -4 6,342
36 Gloria -4 6,300
37 Marie -2 5,960
38 Evelyn -2 5,686
39 Rose 0 5,289
40 Anna -2 5,140
41 Judy +50 4,992
42 Elaine +3 4,835
43 Dolores -6 4,809
44 Jane -2 4,788
45 Geraldine -1 4,653
46 Carole +10 4,614
47 Annie -1 4,568
48 Catherine -1 4,527
49 Wanda +6 4,513
50 Karen +63 4,507
51 Marlene -11 4,473
52 Mildred -9 4,440
53 Marjorie +4 4,318
54 Sally +5 4,276
55 Sylvia -5 4,258
56 Patsy -2 4,256
57 Joanne -6 4,249
58 Kathleen +3 4,229
59 Louise -10 4,064
60 Eleanor -7 4,051
61 Ruby -9 3,938
62 Loretta +1 3,909
63 Arlene -3 3,892
64 Diane +12 3,828
65 Bonnie -1 3,773
66 Rosalie +113 3,757
67 Sarah -2 3,746
68 Joann -10 3,707
69 Jacqueline +1 3,632
70 Charlotte -3 3,625
71 Irene -9 3,555
72 Susan +25 3,554
73 Roberta -7 3,546
74 Rita -5 3,359
75 Darlene -3 3,319
76 Delores -8 3,318
77 Gail +22 3,216
78 Jo -5 3,171
79 June -8 3,142
80 Juanita -5 3,127
81 Kay -2 3,116
82 Edna -8 3,085
83 Josephine -1 2,978
84 Anne +8 2,884
85 Wilma -5 2,870
86 Thelma -8 2,866
87 Audrey -2 2,844
88 Lillian -4 2,825
89 Ellen +13 2,803
90 Florence -9 2,802
91 Jeanette -1 2,802
92 Theresa +3 2,763
93 Lorraine -10 2,741
94 Ethel -6 2,725
95 Rosemary +15 2,681
96 Emma -7 2,669
97 Clara +3 2,664
98 Pauline -11 2,664
99 Anita -6 2,637
100 Grace -6 2,608