100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1942

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 James 0 77,155
2 Robert 0 71,821
3 John 0 66,016
4 William 0 54,845
5 Richard 0 43,564
6 David +1 35,891
7 Charles -1 35,833
8 Thomas 0 31,098
9 Ronald 0 27,122
10 Donald 0 23,936
11 Joseph +1 22,425
12 Larry -1 22,082
13 Michael +3 21,724
14 George -1 21,266
15 Kenneth 0 18,203
16 Jerry -2 17,475
17 Edward 0 17,461
18 Gary +1 17,070
19 Paul -1 16,481
20 Dennis +3 13,277
21 Frank 0 12,240
22 Gerald -2 11,472
23 Douglas +30 11,233
24 Raymond -2 11,106
25 Roger 0 9,177
26 Walter 0 8,670
27 Harold -3 8,576
28 Daniel +3 8,506
29 Arthur +4 8,022
30 Lawrence +4 7,638
31 Henry -2 7,557
32 Stephen +9 7,500
33 Joe -3 7,381
34 Jack -2 7,358
35 Billy -8 7,302
36 Carl -8 7,267
37 Willie -1 7,091
38 Ralph 0 6,632
39 Peter +5 6,585
40 Albert 0 6,486
41 Wayne -4 6,480
42 Roy -3 6,307
43 Bobby -8 6,246
44 Anthony +2 6,210
45 Eugene -3 6,095
46 Fred -3 6,088
47 Jimmy -2 5,940
48 Harry 0 5,627
49 Howard -2 5,563
50 Bruce +1 5,384
51 Louis -1 5,148
52 Terry +12 4,810
53 Norman -4 4,679
54 Philip -2 4,601
55 Stanley +2 4,583
56 Johnny -2 4,582
57 Leonard -2 4,368
58 Francis +2 4,295
59 Samuel +6 4,197
60 Melvin -4 4,182
61 Ernest 0 4,073
62 Earl -4 4,045
63 Dale -4 3,866
64 Patrick +6 3,805
65 Marvin -2 3,793
66 Bill +2 3,791
67 Clarence -5 3,737
68 Frederick +1 3,736
69 Leroy -2 3,716
70 Russell +5 3,672
71 Allen +2 3,572
72 Don -6 3,560
73 Tommy -2 3,524
74 Jim +6 3,516
75 Steven +15 3,505
76 Alfred -2 3,402
77 Phillip 0 3,379
78 Ronnie +1 3,361
79 Barry +12 3,207
80 Andrew +2 3,144
81 Alan +3 3,136
82 Gene -10 3,123
83 Herbert -7 3,111
84 Ray -1 3,062
85 Martin 0 3,046
86 Eddie -8 3,016
87 Lee -6 2,924
88 Glenn -2 2,885
89 Tom -1 2,872
90 Bernard -3 2,723
91 Theodore +4 2,661
92 Gordon 0 2,602
93 Leon 0 2,544
94 Jimmie -5 2,536
95 Clifford -1 2,531
96 Lloyd 0 2,462
97 Warren +8 2,422
98 Curtis +2 2,417
99 Jesse 0 2,397
100 Victor +18 2,396
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 63,236
2 Barbara 0 44,732
3 Patricia 0 39,454
4 Linda +1 31,607
5 Carol -1 30,266
6 Sandra +3 24,988
7 Judith -1 24,785
8 Nancy 0 23,332
9 Betty -2 21,654
10 Carolyn +1 19,986
11 Sharon +4 19,651
12 Shirley -2 17,738
13 Joyce 0 16,726
14 Margaret -2 16,552
15 Judy +1 15,668
16 Karen +3 15,384
17 Dorothy -3 15,034
18 Joan -1 14,512
19 Janet -1 13,062
20 Donna 0 12,985
21 Susan +6 12,017
22 Elizabeth -1 11,179
23 Virginia 0 10,800
24 Kathleen +12 10,695
25 Janice -3 10,281
26 Helen -2 10,011
27 Marilyn +3 9,903
28 Diane +12 9,551
29 Martha -4 9,513
30 Frances +1 9,472
31 Gloria -5 9,446
32 Beverly -3 9,408
33 Ruth -5 9,314
34 Bonnie -1 8,821
35 Carole +13 8,406
36 Jean -4 8,254
37 Phyllis -2 7,792
38 Ann -1 7,669
39 Alice -5 7,381
40 Brenda +1 7,237
41 Doris -3 7,172
42 Peggy -3 6,580
43 Marie -1 6,556
44 Lois -1 6,407
45 Elaine -1 5,983
46 Jane 0 5,707
47 Geraldine -2 5,435
48 Joanne +6 5,339
49 Catherine +2 5,268
50 Rose -1 5,249
51 Charlotte +4 5,018
52 Norma -5 4,969
53 Evelyn -3 4,940
54 Wanda -1 4,790
55 Rita +8 4,707
56 Sally +5 4,655
57 Patsy -5 4,560
58 Joann 0 4,503
59 Anna -3 4,487
60 Gail +8 4,446
61 Louise +1 4,338
62 Annie -3 4,287
63 Dolores -6 4,269
64 Ellen +3 4,192
65 Jo +1 4,173
66 Roberta +6 4,103
67 Sarah -7 4,097
68 Diana +32 3,852
69 Jacqueline +4 3,829
70 Connie +9 3,821
71 Mildred -7 3,812
72 Sylvia -7 3,727
73 Sue +2 3,630
74 Marjorie -3 3,624
75 Kay -5 3,622
76 Anne +6 3,522
77 Darlene -1 3,516
78 Ruby -9 3,516
79 Loretta +2 3,405
80 Irene -6 3,379
81 Katherine +4 3,378
82 Kathryn +5 3,350
83 Arlene -6 3,331
84 Marlene -1 3,251
85 Rebecca +1 3,241
86 Delores -6 3,168
87 Eleanor -9 3,166
88 Eileen +33 3,108
89 Glenda +7 3,094
90 Juanita -6 3,076
91 Lorraine +2 3,009
92 Rosemary +2 3,003
93 Anita -2 2,999
94 Sheila +16 2,974
95 Julia -7 2,904
96 Christine +5 2,902
97 Maria +5 2,816
98 Theresa -3 2,799
99 Edna -10 2,765
100 Josephine -8 2,744