100 Most Popular Baby Names of The 1940's

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 James +1 795,233
2 Robert -1 757,565
3 John 0 711,106
4 William 0 556,025
5 Richard 0 477,133
6 David +5 426,045
7 Charles -1 361,473
8 Thomas +1 350,579
9 Michael +26 336,360
10 Ronald +3 282,239
11 Larry +19 255,706
12 Donald -5 247,598
13 Joseph -3 230,110
14 Gary +31 217,579
15 George -7 208,870
16 Kenneth -1 198,411
17 Paul -3 183,225
18 Edward -6 174,665
19 Jerry +4 167,096
20 Dennis +51 161,981
21 Frank -5 119,325
22 Daniel +20 112,691
23 Raymond -6 108,978
24 Roger +17 107,506
25 Stephen +80 106,704
26 Gerald -5 103,262
27 Walter -5 83,686
28 Harold -9 82,092
29 Steven +212 81,167
30 Douglas +42 80,711
31 Lawrence +5 80,395
32 Terry +112 76,898
33 Wayne +16 75,062
34 Arthur -6 73,934
35 Jack -17 73,885
36 Carl -7 72,672
37 Henry -11 72,413
38 Willie -5 72,328
39 Bruce +42 72,049
40 Joe -16 71,962
41 Peter +17 69,313
42 Billy -22 67,770
43 Roy -4 65,577
44 Ralph -13 64,923
45 Anthony +2 64,793
46 Jimmy +13 63,460
47 Albert -15 60,222
48 Bobby -21 58,845
49 Eugene -24 57,222
50 Johnny +28 57,143
51 Fred -17 56,601
52 Harry -15 56,196
53 Howard -15 53,484
54 Mark +128 50,725
55 Alan +60 50,272
56 Louis -13 49,393
57 Philip +10 48,723
58 Patrick +46 48,571
59 Dale +2 46,780
60 Danny +125 46,632
61 Stanley -6 46,224
62 Leonard -10 44,239
63 Timothy +169 43,474
64 Gregory +216 43,206
65 Samuel -2 43,110
66 Ronnie +101 42,430
67 Norman -27 42,149
68 Ernest -17 41,716
69 Russell -1 41,295
70 Francis -22 39,497
71 Melvin -17 39,195
72 Earl -28 39,100
73 Frederick -4 39,070
74 Allen +5 39,035
75 Bill -13 37,746
76 Tommy +22 37,006
77 Phillip +35 36,972
78 Marvin -28 36,405
79 Steve +92 36,266
80 Don -23 36,216
81 Clarence -35 36,163
82 Barry +113 36,161
83 Glenn -3 35,690
84 Jim +10 35,612
85 Eddie +5 34,771
86 Mike +90 34,613
87 Andrew -12 34,599
88 Jeffrey +599 34,314
89 Leroy -33 33,833
90 Alfred -30 31,974
91 Martin +1 31,393
92 Lee -9 30,968
93 Tom +21 29,865
94 Ray -29 29,633
95 Herbert -42 28,685
96 Gene -30 27,727
97 Bernard -33 26,424
98 Theodore -22 26,217
99 Curtis +7 25,993
100 Keith +25 25,857
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 639,863
2 Linda +87 531,515
3 Barbara 0 425,141
4 Patricia +1 411,330
5 Carol +6 292,250
6 Sandra +42 265,466
7 Nancy +2 251,977
8 Sharon +75 221,186
9 Judith +31 217,972
10 Susan +107 211,961
11 Betty -9 194,585
12 Carolyn +17 181,806
13 Margaret -5 172,982
14 Shirley -10 171,743
15 Judy +97 167,684
16 Karen +122 167,658
17 Donna +6 165,487
18 Kathleen +54 152,951
19 Joyce -7 151,455
20 Dorothy -14 132,208
21 Janet +5 130,729
22 Diane +93 122,856
23 Janice +19 118,865
24 Joan -17 117,668
25 Elizabeth -8 116,512
26 Brenda +269 112,397
27 Gloria +4 105,020
28 Virginia -13 98,966
29 Marilyn -13 98,944
30 Martha -6 95,363
31 Beverly -11 95,104
32 Helen -22 90,720
33 Bonnie +33 86,871
34 Ruth -20 85,638
35 Frances -16 85,412
36 Jean -18 80,344
37 Ann -3 76,776
38 Phyllis -11 76,126
39 Pamela +442 73,096
40 Jane +7 72,524
41 Alice -19 72,375
42 Peggy -5 72,093
43 Cheryl +566 70,932
44 Doris -31 64,130
45 Catherine -6 62,068
46 Elaine +5 60,092
47 Cynthia +144 58,050
48 Marie -15 57,501
49 Lois -28 56,850
50 Connie +95 56,586
51 Christine +78 54,554
52 Diana +143 53,675
53 Gail +91 53,124
54 Joanne -1 51,644
55 Rose -19 51,627
56 Wanda -6 50,769
57 Carole +37 50,297
58 Rita -4 49,840
59 Charlotte +12 49,462
60 Jo +30 48,439
61 Evelyn -31 48,154
62 Geraldine -24 47,921
63 Jacqueline +15 45,555
64 Ellen +34 45,396
65 Sally +5 45,337
66 Rebecca +97 45,299
67 Kathryn +43 44,570
68 Deborah +324 44,048
69 Norma -41 43,016
70 Suzanne +91 41,389
71 Anna -39 41,288
72 Sue +53 40,933
73 Darlene +22 40,314
74 Patsy -13 40,272
75 Joann -6 40,012
76 Sarah -16 39,954
77 Katherine +20 39,908
78 Paula +126 39,031
79 Annie -35 38,686
80 Louise -39 38,644
81 Roberta +12 38,040
82 Sylvia -6 37,280
83 Anne +8 36,150
84 Theresa -7 35,778
85 Sheila +92 35,728
86 Maria +32 35,553
87 Laura +12 35,060
88 Kathy +543 34,766
89 Eileen +24 34,682
90 Marcia +59 34,389
91 Rosemary +10 34,290
92 Glenda +87 33,341
93 Dolores -68 33,086
94 Mildred -59 33,066
95 Lorraine -33 33,040
96 Marjorie -53 32,893
97 Sherry +237 32,747
98 Kay +38 32,649
99 Anita +15 32,519
100 Dianne +212 32,288