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See Baby Name Trends of the 1930's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Barbara 2   James 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Betty 4   William 4
    Shirley 5   Richard 5
    Carol 6   Charles 6
    Nancy 7   Donald 7
    Dorothy 8   David 8
    Margaret 9   Thomas 9
    Joan 10   Ronald 10
    Joyce 11   George 11
    Judith 12   Joseph 12
    Helen 13   Edward 13
    Sandra 14   Kenneth 14
    Carolyn 15   Paul 15
    Janet 16   Larry 16
    Elizabeth 17   Jerry 17
    Beverly 18   Frank 18
    Marilyn 19   Gerald 19
    Donna 20   Raymond 20
    Ruth 21   Michael 21
    Virginia 22   Gary 22
    Frances 23   Harold 23
    Janice 24   Billy 24
    Doris 25   Jack 25
    Martha 26   Walter 26
    Jean 27   Bobby 27
    Phyllis 28   Joe 28
    Alice 29   Carl 29
    Sharon 30   Henry 30
    Linda 31   Roger 31
    Ann 32   Arthur 32
    Lois 33   Eugene 33
    Norma 34   Willie 34
    Peggy 35   Ralph 35
    Gloria 36   Lawrence 36
    Marie 37   Albert 37
    Evelyn 38   Fred 38
    Rose 39   Daniel 39
    Anna 40   Wayne 40
    Judy 41   Roy 41
    Elaine 42   Howard 42
    Dolores 43   Norman 43
    Jane 44   Harry 44
    Geraldine 45   Jimmy 45
    Carole 46   Anthony 46
    Annie 47   Louis 47
    Catherine 48   Peter 48
    Wanda 49   Dennis 49
    Karen 50   Earl 50
    Marlene 51   Francis 51
    Mildred 52   Marvin 52
    Marjorie 53   Don 53
    Sally 54   Melvin 54
    Sylvia 55   Ernest 55
    Patsy 56   Dale 56
    Joanne 57   Leonard 57
    Kathleen 58   Clarence 58
    Louise 59   Stanley 59
    Eleanor 60   Douglas 60
    Ruby 61   Leroy 61
    Loretta 62   Samuel 62
    Arlene 63   Johnny 63
    Diane 64   Philip 64
    Bonnie 65   Gene 65
    Rosalie 66   Bruce 66
    Sarah 67   Bill 67
    Joann 68   Herbert 68
    Jacqueline 69   Alfred 69
    Charlotte 70   Russell 70
    Irene 71   Frederick 71
    Susan 72   Ray 72
    Roberta 73   Allen 73
    Rita 74   Stephen 74
    Darlene 75   Bernard 75
    Delores 76   Jimmie 76
    Gail 77   Tommy 77
    Jo 78   Gordon 78
    June 79   Eddie 79
    Juanita 80   Lee 80
    Kay 81   Jim 81
    Edna 82   Andrew 82
    Josephine 83   Glenn 83
    Anne 84   Theodore 84
    Wilma 85   Leon 85
    Thelma 86   Terry 86
    Audrey 87   Martin 87
    Lillian 88   Patrick 88
    Ellen 89   Clifford 89
    Florence 90   Edwin 90
    Jeanette 91   Alan 91
    Theresa 92   Lloyd 92
    Lorraine 93   Jerome 93
    Ethel 94   Bob 94
    Rosemary 95   Phillip 95
    Emma 96   Floyd 96
    Clara 97   Clyde 97
    Pauline 98   Alvin 98
    Anita 99   Harvey 99
    Grace 100   Franklin 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1938

Baby Names in 1938

The year 1938 saw the rise of names like Judith, Sharon, and Linda for girls and names like Douglas, Terry, and Jon for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 49th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 15th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Rosalie, Arleen, and Brenda for girls and Lance, Tyrone, and Jeffrey for boys. 1938 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Yvonne, Arline, and Effie and the decline of boy names like Franklin, Shirley, and Irwin.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Rosalie +237%   Lance +281%
  Arleen +217%   Tyrone +194%
  Brenda +192%   Jeffrey +80%
  Cheryl +174%   Tim +65%
  Vicki +148%   Jennings +64%
  Andrea +136%   Douglass +63%
  Laurel +121%   Ferdinand +61%
  Karen +102%   Darryl +54%
  Sheryl +100%   Arlin +48%
  Sonja +99%   Blair +47%
  Margo +98%   Reed +46%
  Dian +95%   Meredith +45%
  Julianne +85%   Giles +45%
  Judy +82%   Steven +45%
  Lynda +81%   Sherwood +45%
  Rosalee +79%   Barry +44%
  Judie +77%   Donovan +42%
  Judith +77%   Mel +42%
  Sandy +68%   Maxwell +42%
  Celestine +67%   Santo +40%
  Saundra +66%   Marc +39%
  Wendy +63%   Rudy +39%
  Linda +61%   Adolphus +39%
  Justine +58%   Terry +39%
  Kathy +57%   Kevin +38%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Arline -38%   Delano -46%
  Cordelia -37%   Buster -35%
  Erna -33%   Lacy -34%
  Rhea -29%   Arvin -31%
  Marylyn -28%   Buck -30%
  Ava -26%   Ramiro -28%
  Jacklyn -26%   Arvid -28%
  Shelba -26%   Ezra -28%
  Velva -26%   Walker -28%
  Georgene -26%   Hardy -27%
  Simone -25%   Ora -27%
  Georgie -25%   Kyle -26%
  Leonora -25%   Kirby -26%
  Clementine -25%   Artis -25%
  Dessie -24%   Hugo -25%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Karen 50   Terry 86
  Rosalie 66   Alan 91
  Ellen 89
  Rosemary 95
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Cheryl 312   Lance 339
  Vicki 332   Tyrone 393
  Margo 366   Jeffrey 463
  Arleen 374   Herschel 465
  Laurel 398   Tomas 467
  Rosalee 405   Ulysses 469
  Kathy 426   Connie 477
  Penny 439   Normand 479
  Meredith 477   Silas 480
  Roseann 485   Rocco 483
  Penelope 487   Arden 486
  Madelyn 488   Carmine 495
  Jayne 492   Elmo 496
  Callie 493   Kelly 497
  Dianna 494   Alphonso 499
  Sandy 497
  Claudine 498
  Becky 499

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).