Most Popular Baby Names of 1940

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
101 Ronnie +8 2,051
102 Clyde -1 2,012
103 Floyd -9 2,011
104 Vincent +6 1,974
105 Vernon -5 1,942
106 Alvin -3 1,912
107 Lewis 0 1,900
108 Jackie -3 1,888
109 Barry +18 1,834
110 Warren -6 1,810
111 Charlie +1 1,764
112 Leo -4 1,751
113 Herman -2 1,669
114 Wendell +92 1,625
115 Allan +10 1,607
116 Cecil -2 1,592
117 Lester -1 1,591
118 Arnold -5 1,579
119 Steven +25 1,570
120 Victor -1 1,566
121 Steve +18 1,554
122 Mike +7 1,550
123 Jon -2 1,546
124 Gilbert -9 1,528
125 Keith -8 1,512
126 Danny +11 1,478
127 Calvin -1 1,471
128 Benjamin -4 1,446
129 Johnnie -9 1,445
130 Glen -7 1,433
131 Darrell -1 1,431
132 Milton -4 1,425
133 Rodney -11 1,398
134 Timothy +17 1,387
135 Duane -17 1,386
136 Leslie 0 1,368
137 Chester -4 1,352
138 Freddie 0 1,318
139 Jay +3 1,294
140 Joel -6 1,278
141 Roland -10 1,265
142 Tony -2 1,231
143 Dean -8 1,222
144 Elmer -12 1,218
145 Claude -4 1,196
146 Wallace +6 1,172
147 Manuel -4 1,171
148 Jose 0 1,169
149 Mark +21 1,165
150 Sam -5 1,147
151 Willard -4 1,137
152 Wesley -6 1,127
153 Lonnie -3 1,102
154 Nicholas +2 1,102
155 Dan +6 1,097
156 Neil -3 1,066
157 Hugh +3 1,059
158 Marion -3 1,049
159 Lynn +8 1,047
160 Ted -11 1,047
161 Maurice -4 1,031
162 Jessie -8 1,018
163 Brian +14 1,011
164 Edgar -6 984
165 Max -3 951
166 Virgil -2 937
167 Oscar -8 936
168 Sidney +5 927
169 Everett -6 926
170 Morris -5 912
171 Dick -2 911
172 Lowell -6 870
173 Lyle +2 865
174 Karl -3 856
175 Bennie -7 843
176 Nathaniel +7 833
177 Luther +7 825
178 Ben +11 815
179 Benny -7 814
180 Delbert -6 812
181 Marshall +1 810
182 Nelson -4 807
183 Jeffrey +101 801
184 Earnest -8 795
185 Homer -5 774
186 Dave +7 769
187 Alexander -1 761
188 Hubert -7 761
189 Gregory +14 757
190 Carroll -11 754
191 Fredrick +7 741
192 Guy -5 716
193 Wilbur -3 705
194 Alton -2 692
195 Stuart +12 680
196 Juan +4 676
197 Donnie -1 674
198 Matthew +4 665
199 Horace -11 662
200 Otis -15 662
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
101 Thelma -13 2,459
102 Theresa -9 2,441
103 Kathryn +3 2,439
104 Pauline +1 2,409
105 Grace +3 2,385
106 Ethel -6 2,374
107 Laura 0 2,351
108 Glenda +4 2,350
109 Suzanne +13 2,337
110 Yvonne -20 2,321
111 Clara -8 2,315
112 Marcia -3 2,272
113 Lucille -3 2,270
114 Margie -1 2,266
115 Vivian +13 2,261
116 Gladys -12 2,245
117 Diana +21 2,193
118 Christine +6 2,161
119 Maria 0 2,136
120 Marion 0 2,111
121 Bernice -5 2,089
122 Sara +5 2,087
123 Hazel -5 2,068
124 Constance -1 2,039
125 Eileen -10 2,034
126 Annette -5 2,003
127 Priscilla +21 1,969
128 Willie -2 1,936
129 Jeanne +18 1,927
130 Sheila -5 1,922
131 Esther -14 1,901
132 Eva -3 1,888
133 Cynthia +19 1,880
134 Pat +8 1,863
135 Maureen +11 1,810
136 Deanna -3 1,800
137 Maxine 0 1,784
138 Georgia -7 1,773
139 Rosalie -25 1,735
140 Bertha -5 1,730
141 Beatrice -5 1,728
142 Marian -12 1,693
143 Lillie 0 1,691
144 Ida +1 1,688
145 Charlene -6 1,686
146 Ella -14 1,670
147 Bobbie -6 1,632
148 Rosa +3 1,551
149 Billie 0 1,484
150 Myrna -6 1,471
151 Elsie -11 1,466
152 Alma -2 1,429
153 Faye +8 1,391
154 Lucy 0 1,380
155 Paula +4 1,372
156 Maryann +11 1,365
157 Harriet -1 1,362
158 Jessie -3 1,334
159 Vera -6 1,321
160 Joy +6 1,310
161 Nellie -4 1,298
162 Bessie -4 1,297
163 Mattie +1 1,293
164 Emily -1 1,269
165 Lynda +55 1,266
166 Rachel -6 1,264
167 Dianne +26 1,234
168 Minnie -3 1,227
169 Gwendolyn -1 1,222
170 Agnes -8 1,190
171 Dixie -2 1,169
172 Caroline +14 1,161
173 Rosemarie +2 1,128
174 Rosie -3 1,120
175 Patty +6 1,101
176 Carrie 0 1,092
177 Gayle +29 1,086
178 Geneva -6 1,071
179 Naomi -5 1,053
180 Julie +52 1,040
181 Dora +1 1,038
182 Jeannette +2 1,038
183 Leona -6 1,026
184 Myrtle -5 1,019
185 Mae -5 1,018
186 Gertrude -13 1,010
187 Shelby -17 1,007
188 Velma -10 987
189 Jackie -4 982
190 Cora -7 965
191 Viola -4 965
192 Stella -4 962
193 Lynn +9 955
194 Claire -5 950
195 Alberta -4 926
196 Nina -2 912
197 Pearl +1 908
198 Hattie -3 893
199 Sondra +2 879
200 Madeline -1 872