100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1940

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 James +1 62,454
2 Robert -1 61,182
3 John 0 54,753
4 William 0 44,759
5 Richard 0 37,406
6 Charles 0 31,680
7 David 0 27,676
8 Thomas +1 23,982
9 Donald -1 23,091
10 Ronald 0 20,731
11 George 0 18,306
12 Joseph 0 18,194
13 Larry +1 17,203
14 Jerry +2 15,191
15 Kenneth -2 15,122
16 Edward -1 14,395
17 Paul 0 14,100
18 Michael 0 13,225
19 Gary +2 12,562
20 Frank 0 10,594
21 Gerald -2 10,233
22 Raymond 0 9,562
23 Harold 0 8,068
24 Dennis +10 7,842
25 Walter 0 7,723
26 Roger +2 7,596
27 Billy -3 7,594
28 Joe -1 7,216
29 Jack -3 7,042
30 Bobby -1 6,885
31 Henry 0 6,814
32 Carl -2 6,750
33 Arthur -1 6,505
34 Daniel +4 6,218
35 Lawrence +2 6,173
36 Willie -3 6,171
37 Ralph -2 5,829
38 Eugene -2 5,793
39 Wayne 0 5,723
40 Fred 0 5,585
41 Albert 0 5,566
42 Roy 0 5,565
43 Peter +3 5,051
44 Jimmy -1 4,965
45 Howard +3 4,824
46 Anthony +1 4,766
47 Harry -2 4,673
48 Norman -4 4,580
49 Stephen +16 4,425
50 Louis -1 4,323
51 Johnny +11 3,993
52 Earl -2 3,943
53 Melvin -2 3,934
54 Leonard 0 3,814
55 Bruce +9 3,789
56 Douglas +2 3,729
57 Dale +2 3,695
58 Ernest -3 3,693
59 Stanley -2 3,691
60 Philip +6 3,676
61 Francis -8 3,604
62 Don -6 3,547
63 Marvin -11 3,503
64 Clarence -4 3,481
65 Samuel -2 3,363
66 Leroy -5 3,311
67 Bill 0 3,267
68 Frederick +3 3,089
69 Alfred +1 3,063
70 Gene -1 3,059
71 Allen +1 3,031
72 Russell +1 3,009
73 Terry +10 2,980
74 Patrick +5 2,883
75 Herbert -7 2,871
76 Tommy +1 2,825
77 Ray -3 2,797
78 Jim -3 2,713
79 Phillip +13 2,627
80 Lee -2 2,623
81 Eddie 0 2,579
82 Bernard -6 2,467
83 Glenn +4 2,467
84 Andrew 0 2,433
85 Martin +6 2,425
86 Jimmie -6 2,408
87 Franklin +19 2,387
88 Alan -3 2,377
89 Leon -3 2,317
90 Theodore 0 2,306
91 Gordon -9 2,294
92 Tom +5 2,286
93 Jesse +5 2,206
94 Clifford -6 2,184
95 Jerome -2 2,177
96 Edwin 0 2,116
97 Curtis +2 2,101
98 Harvey +4 2,084
99 Bob -10 2,082
100 Lloyd -5 2,066
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 56,203
2 Barbara 0 36,730
3 Patricia 0 32,658
4 Judith +4 22,376
5 Betty -1 22,067
6 Carol 0 21,757
7 Nancy 0 19,730
8 Linda +7 18,368
9 Shirley -4 17,874
10 Sandra +3 16,148
11 Margaret -1 15,058
12 Dorothy -3 14,869
13 Joyce -1 14,800
14 Joan -3 13,286
15 Carolyn -1 12,658
16 Judy +12 11,382
17 Sharon +6 11,118
18 Helen -2 10,203
19 Janet -2 10,104
20 Elizabeth -2 9,956
21 Virginia 0 9,550
22 Janice +2 9,316
23 Donna -3 9,229
24 Ruth -2 8,886
25 Marilyn -6 8,699
26 Martha +1 8,691
27 Beverly -2 8,653
28 Frances -2 8,615
29 Jean +3 8,064
30 Gloria +6 8,022
31 Doris -2 7,767
32 Alice -1 7,600
33 Phyllis -3 7,415
34 Karen +5 7,283
35 Ann -2 7,192
36 Susan +8 6,757
37 Lois -2 6,125
38 Peggy -4 6,123
39 Bonnie +22 5,963
40 Kathleen +8 5,699
41 Marie -4 5,544
42 Brenda +44 5,442
43 Norma -5 5,334
44 Rose -2 5,199
45 Diane +6 5,174
46 Geraldine -5 5,152
47 Jane -1 5,090
48 Evelyn -8 4,984
49 Carole -2 4,788
50 Elaine -5 4,782
51 Anna -8 4,717
52 Wanda -2 4,709
53 Catherine -4 4,580
54 Joanne -1 4,420
55 Charlotte +11 4,291
56 Annie -2 4,213
57 Patsy -1 4,079
58 Mildred -3 3,936
59 Louise 0 3,925
60 Sarah +8 3,869
61 Sally -9 3,805
62 Sylvia 0 3,803
63 Joann -6 3,792
64 Marjorie -4 3,678
65 Gail +8 3,621
66 Ruby +1 3,614
67 Dolores -9 3,603
68 Eleanor -5 3,581
69 Loretta -4 3,499
70 Rita +8 3,440
71 Roberta 0 3,431
72 Jo -2 3,428
73 Irene +1 3,395
74 Ellen +6 3,316
75 Arlene -6 3,257
76 Jacqueline -4 3,219
77 Kay -1 3,200
78 Juanita -1 3,170
79 Darlene -4 3,119
80 Marlene -16 3,117
81 Sue +11 3,105
82 June +1 2,948
83 Delores -4 2,929
84 Anne +1 2,898
85 Rosemary +9 2,873
86 Edna -5 2,834
87 Anita +10 2,827
88 Connie +23 2,795
89 Josephine -5 2,738
90 Jeanette -8 2,726
91 Katherine +10 2,708
92 Julia -1 2,706
93 Wilma -6 2,620
94 Emma -5 2,606
95 Lorraine +1 2,582
96 Rebecca +38 2,555
97 Lillian +2 2,523
98 Edith +4 2,509
99 Audrey -1 2,502
100 Florence -5 2,464