100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1939

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Robert 0 59,623
2 James 0 59,602
3 John 0 51,024
4 William 0 42,059
5 Richard 0 35,364
6 Charles 0 30,777
7 David +1 25,357
8 Donald -1 24,060
9 Thomas 0 22,123
10 Ronald 0 19,823
11 George 0 17,882
12 Joseph 0 17,716
13 Kenneth +1 14,700
14 Larry +2 14,527
15 Edward -2 14,424
16 Jerry +1 13,727
17 Paul -2 13,330
18 Michael +3 10,827
19 Gerald 0 10,048
20 Frank -2 9,985
21 Gary +1 9,681
22 Raymond -2 9,245
23 Harold 0 8,302
24 Billy 0 7,465
25 Walter +1 7,319
26 Jack -1 7,298
27 Joe +1 7,191
28 Roger +3 7,151
29 Bobby -2 7,046
30 Carl -1 6,596
31 Henry -1 6,558
32 Arthur 0 6,377
33 Willie +1 6,301
34 Dennis +15 6,211
35 Ralph 0 5,956
36 Eugene -3 5,878
37 Lawrence -1 5,873
38 Daniel +1 5,797
39 Wayne +1 5,647
40 Fred -2 5,532
41 Albert -4 5,475
42 Roy -1 5,153
43 Jimmy +2 4,752
44 Norman -1 4,736
45 Harry -1 4,660
46 Peter +2 4,642
47 Anthony -1 4,612
48 Howard -6 4,601
49 Louis -2 4,224
50 Earl 0 3,886
51 Melvin +3 3,849
52 Marvin 0 3,757
53 Francis -2 3,718
54 Leonard +3 3,713
55 Ernest 0 3,683
56 Don -3 3,582
57 Stanley +2 3,570
58 Douglas +2 3,564
59 Dale -3 3,531
60 Clarence -2 3,478
61 Leroy 0 3,386
62 Johnny +1 3,370
63 Samuel -1 3,250
64 Bruce +2 3,231
65 Stephen +9 3,174
66 Philip -2 3,171
67 Bill 0 3,164
68 Herbert 0 3,094
69 Gene -4 3,009
70 Alfred -1 2,988
71 Frederick 0 2,973
72 Allen +1 2,927
73 Russell -3 2,828
74 Ray -2 2,709
75 Jim +6 2,636
76 Bernard -1 2,628
77 Tommy 0 2,620
78 Lee +2 2,592
79 Patrick +9 2,527
80 Jimmie -4 2,523
81 Eddie -2 2,508
82 Gordon -4 2,507
83 Terry +3 2,444
84 Andrew -2 2,438
85 Alan +6 2,331
86 Leon -1 2,326
87 Glenn -4 2,300
88 Clifford +1 2,290
89 Bob +5 2,242
90 Theodore -6 2,193
91 Martin -4 2,191
92 Phillip +3 2,173
93 Jerome 0 2,149
94 Floyd +2 2,093
95 Lloyd -3 2,085
96 Edwin -6 2,062
97 Tom +9 2,027
98 Jesse +9 2,010
99 Curtis +2 2,008
100 Vernon +3 1,994
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 54,903
2 Barbara 0 37,262
3 Patricia 0 29,699
4 Betty 0 23,637
5 Shirley 0 20,442
6 Carol 0 20,164
7 Nancy 0 19,723
8 Judith +4 16,619
9 Dorothy -1 15,169
10 Margaret -1 14,948
11 Joan -1 14,136
12 Joyce -1 13,388
13 Sandra +1 11,968
14 Carolyn +1 11,290
15 Linda +16 10,711
16 Helen -3 10,416
17 Janet -1 10,112
18 Elizabeth -1 9,705
19 Marilyn 0 9,540
20 Donna 0 9,368
21 Virginia +1 9,227
22 Ruth -1 9,059
23 Sharon +7 9,013
24 Janice 0 8,778
25 Beverly -7 8,702
26 Frances -3 8,578
27 Martha -1 8,490
28 Judy +13 8,083
29 Doris -4 7,683
30 Phyllis -2 7,591
31 Alice -2 7,367
32 Jean -5 7,286
33 Ann -1 6,549
34 Peggy +1 6,048
35 Lois -2 6,037
36 Gloria 0 5,939
37 Marie 0 5,889
38 Norma -4 5,823
39 Karen +11 5,543
40 Evelyn -2 5,327
41 Geraldine +4 5,158
42 Rose -3 5,040
43 Anna -3 4,933
44 Susan +28 4,887
45 Elaine -3 4,785
46 Jane -2 4,770
47 Carole -1 4,678
48 Kathleen +10 4,657
49 Catherine -1 4,575
50 Wanda -1 4,557
51 Diane +13 4,337
52 Sally +2 4,243
53 Joanne +4 4,222
54 Annie -7 4,147
55 Mildred -3 4,136
56 Patsy 0 4,109
57 Joann +11 3,993
58 Dolores -15 3,979
59 Louise 0 3,956
60 Marjorie -7 3,909
61 Bonnie +4 3,887
62 Sylvia -7 3,869
63 Eleanor -3 3,808
64 Marlene -13 3,773
65 Loretta -3 3,770
66 Charlotte +4 3,740
67 Ruby -6 3,717
68 Sarah -1 3,669
69 Arlene -6 3,572
70 Jo +8 3,523
71 Roberta +2 3,412
72 Jacqueline -3 3,388
73 Gail +4 3,352
74 Irene -3 3,331
75 Darlene 0 3,286
76 Kay +5 3,256
77 Juanita +3 3,213
78 Rita -4 3,185
79 Delores -3 3,020
80 Ellen +9 3,006
81 Edna +1 2,901
82 Jeanette +9 2,893
83 June -4 2,863
84 Josephine -1 2,839
85 Anne -1 2,765
86 Brenda +157 2,756
87 Wilma -2 2,698
88 Thelma -2 2,693
89 Emma +7 2,684
90 Yvonne +11 2,649
91 Julia +16 2,636
92 Sue +12 2,621
93 Theresa -1 2,614
94 Rosemary +1 2,611
95 Florence -5 2,593
96 Lorraine -3 2,591
97 Anita +2 2,588
98 Audrey -11 2,567
99 Lillian -11 2,555
100 Ethel -6 2,493