100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1948

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 James 0 88,542
2 Robert 0 85,426
3 John 0 82,729
4 William 0 61,923
5 David +1 56,586
6 Michael +1 52,546
7 Richard -2 50,922
8 Thomas 0 43,765
9 Charles 0 38,658
10 Ronald +1 33,464
11 Larry -1 33,429
12 Gary 0 28,339
13 Joseph +1 26,797
14 Donald -1 26,437
15 Kenneth 0 23,529
16 George 0 21,909
17 Dennis 0 21,744
18 Paul 0 21,232
19 Edward 0 18,952
20 Stephen +1 17,051
21 Jerry -1 16,816
22 Daniel 0 16,488
23 Steven +1 15,984
24 Roger +1 12,799
25 Frank -2 12,665
26 Terry 0 12,123
27 Raymond 0 11,598
28 Bruce +1 11,060
29 Mark +18 10,274
30 Gerald -2 9,820
31 Lawrence +1 9,760
32 Gregory +1 9,711
33 Douglas -2 9,457
34 Wayne -4 8,671
35 Walter -1 8,620
36 Harold -1 8,142
37 Peter -1 8,048
38 Timothy +14 8,029
39 Danny +1 8,018
40 Willie +2 7,974
41 Anthony 0 7,883
42 Carl -3 7,817
43 Jack -6 7,631
44 Arthur -6 7,578
45 Henry 0 7,409
46 Alan 0 7,393
47 Joe -4 7,290
48 Patrick +5 7,181
49 Roy -1 7,062
50 Jimmy -6 6,932
51 Ralph -1 6,907
52 Johnny -3 6,869
53 Billy -2 6,221
54 Philip +3 6,164
55 Albert 0 6,156
56 Dale +7 6,080
57 Harry -3 5,944
58 Jeffrey +8 5,931
59 Ronnie +2 5,896
60 Steve -2 5,746
61 Eugene -2 5,603
62 Bobby -2 5,576
63 Howard -1 5,487
64 Stanley +3 5,381
65 Louis -1 5,376
66 Fred -10 5,354
67 Russell +2 5,103
68 Mike -3 5,037
69 Phillip +5 5,019
70 Samuel +2 5,001
71 Leonard -1 4,768
72 Allen +1 4,767
73 Glenn -2 4,738
74 Barry -6 4,667
75 Ernest 0 4,513
76 Frederick +2 4,500
77 Andrew +5 4,310
78 Eddie +2 4,237
79 Tommy 0 4,229
80 Francis +4 4,212
81 Melvin +4 4,040
82 Craig +11 3,983
83 Earl 0 3,980
84 Bill -8 3,918
85 Norman -4 3,899
86 Jim -9 3,799
87 Clarence 0 3,792
88 Martin +2 3,704
89 Keith +2 3,651
90 Marvin -1 3,622
91 Don -5 3,532
92 Rodney +2 3,460
93 Lee -1 3,446
94 Tom -6 3,428
95 Brian 0 3,355
96 Alfred 0 3,238
97 Leroy +1 3,236
98 Randall +8 3,175
99 Randy +17 3,143
100 Ray -3 3,135
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Linda 0 96,185
2 Mary 0 68,582
3 Barbara +1 46,811
4 Patricia -1 46,127
5 Susan +3 35,972
6 Sandra -1 31,064
7 Nancy 0 29,388
8 Carol -2 28,969
9 Sharon 0 26,135
10 Kathleen +1 23,249
11 Donna -1 22,036
12 Karen +1 21,981
13 Margaret +3 18,872
14 Carolyn +1 18,615
15 Judith -3 17,776
16 Judy -2 17,716
17 Brenda +4 17,703
18 Betty -1 16,626
19 Diane -1 16,609
20 Shirley -1 16,151
21 Joyce -1 14,372
22 Pamela +6 14,283
23 Janice -1 14,158
24 Janet -1 13,982
25 Cheryl -1 13,208
26 Elizabeth -1 13,199
27 Cynthia +6 12,243
28 Gloria -1 11,695
29 Dorothy -3 11,317
30 Deborah +32 11,247
31 Beverly 0 10,792
32 Martha 0 10,013
33 Marilyn -4 9,927
34 Bonnie +1 9,820
35 Christine +10 9,680
36 Virginia -2 9,298
37 Joan -7 9,269
38 Peggy +4 9,089
39 Jane -3 8,786
40 Helen -2 8,308
41 Catherine +5 8,245
42 Frances -3 8,183
43 Connie 0 8,053
44 Ann -3 8,029
45 Ruth -1 7,902
46 Phyllis -9 7,875
47 Jean -7 7,767
48 Diana 0 7,700
49 Alice -2 6,973
50 Rebecca +2 6,796
51 Gail -2 6,603
52 Paula +2 6,597
53 Elaine -3 6,390
54 Kathryn +1 6,171
55 Kathy +9 6,145
56 Jo -5 5,986
57 Wanda +9 5,921
58 Jacqueline +1 5,834
59 Rita +1 5,828
60 Marie -3 5,790
61 Sherry +6 5,714
62 Theresa +23 5,558
63 Rose +2 5,551
64 Doris -6 5,549
65 Joanne -9 5,496
66 Suzanne -13 5,443
67 Ellen -6 5,286
68 Katherine +8 5,166
69 Charlotte -1 5,161
70 Lois -7 5,076
71 Sheila +2 5,017
72 Sally -2 5,015
73 Laura +1 4,902
74 Evelyn -2 4,847
75 Maria +4 4,812
76 Marsha +12 4,719
77 Darlene -6 4,691
78 Sue -9 4,667
79 Marcia +2 4,647
80 Lynn -5 4,610
81 Vicki +20 4,369
82 Teresa +39 4,217
83 Geraldine -5 4,212
84 Lynda -7 4,171
85 Sarah +8 4,152
86 Dianne -3 4,143
87 Anne +8 4,121
88 Maureen +10 4,082
89 Anna +3 4,046
90 Rosemary -10 3,873
91 Eileen 0 3,836
92 Glenda +4 3,833
93 Constance +7 3,811
94 Joann -5 3,800
95 Jeanne -9 3,790
96 Lorraine -12 3,743
97 Annie +6 3,723
98 Patsy -11 3,714
99 Louise 0 3,682
100 Sylvia -3 3,669