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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   David 7
    Judith 8   Donald 8
    Dorothy 9   Thomas 9
    Margaret 10   Ronald 10
    Joan 11   George 11
    Joyce 12   Joseph 12
    Sandra 13   Kenneth 13
    Carolyn 14   Larry 14
    Linda 15   Edward 15
    Helen 16   Jerry 16
    Janet 17   Paul 17
    Elizabeth 18   Michael 18
    Marilyn 19   Gerald 19
    Donna 20   Frank 20
    Virginia 21   Gary 21
    Ruth 22   Raymond 22
    Sharon 23   Harold 23
    Janice 24   Billy 24
    Beverly 25   Walter 25
    Frances 26   Jack 26
    Martha 27   Joe 27
    Judy 28   Roger 28
    Doris 29   Bobby 29
    Phyllis 30   Carl 30
    Alice 31   Henry 31
    Jean 32   Arthur 32
    Ann 33   Willie 33
    Peggy 34   Dennis 34
    Lois 35   Ralph 35
    Gloria 36   Eugene 36
    Marie 37   Lawrence 37
    Norma 38   Daniel 38
    Karen 39   Wayne 39
    Evelyn 40   Fred 40
    Geraldine 41   Albert 41
    Rose 42   Roy 42
    Anna 43   Jimmy 43
    Susan 44   Norman 44
    Elaine 45   Harry 45
    Jane 46   Peter 46
    Carole 47   Anthony 47
    Kathleen 48   Howard 48
    Catherine 49   Louis 49
    Wanda 50   Earl 50
    Diane 51   Melvin 51
    Sally 52   Marvin 52
    Joanne 53   Francis 53
    Annie 54   Leonard 54
    Mildred 55   Ernest 55
    Patsy 56   Don 56
    Joann 57   Stanley 57
    Dolores 58   Douglas 58
    Louise 59   Dale 59
    Marjorie 60   Clarence 60
    Bonnie 61   Leroy 61
    Sylvia 62   Johnny 62
    Eleanor 63   Samuel 63
    Marlene 64   Bruce 64
    Loretta 65   Stephen 65
    Charlotte 66   Philip 66
    Ruby 67   Bill 67
    Sarah 68   Herbert 68
    Arlene 69   Gene 69
    Jo 70   Alfred 70
    Roberta 71   Frederick 71
    Jacqueline 72   Allen 72
    Gail 73   Russell 73
    Irene 74   Ray 74
    Darlene 75   Jim 75
    Kay 76   Bernard 76
    Juanita 77   Tommy 77
    Rita 78   Lee 78
    Delores 79   Patrick 79
    Ellen 80   Jimmie 80
    Edna 81   Eddie 81
    Jeanette 82   Gordon 82
    June 83   Terry 83
    Josephine 84   Andrew 84
    Anne 85   Alan 85
    Brenda 86   Leon 86
    Wilma 87   Glenn 87
    Thelma 88   Clifford 88
    Emma 89   Bob 89
    Yvonne 90   Theodore 90
    Julia 91   Martin 91
    Sue 92   Phillip 92
    Theresa 93   Jerome 93
    Rosemary 94   Floyd 94
    Florence 95   Lloyd 95
    Lorraine 96   Edwin 96
    Anita 97   Tom 97
    Audrey 98   Jesse 98
    Lillian 99   Curtis 99
    Ethel 100   Vernon 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1939

Baby Names in 1939

The year 1939 saw the rise of names like Judith, Linda, and Judy for girls and names like Dennis, Barry, and Steven for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 50th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 16th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Brenda, Penelope, and Gale for girls and Jeffrey, Tyrone, and Judith for boys. 1939 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Rosalie, Shelby, and Cheryl and the decline of boy names like Luis, Laverne, and Erwin.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Brenda +307%   Jeffrey +141%
  Penelope +97%   Tyrone +94%
  Gale +89%   Judith +79%
  Melinda +78%   Brent +61%
  Wendy +71%   Arlyn +57%
  Jeraldine +68%   Dayton +48%
  Marleen +67%   Jacky +47%
  Judi +63%   Dennis +47%
  Judy +62%   Steven +46%
  Penny +62%   Jefferson +44%
  Cathy +61%   Rogelio +43%
  Judith +53%   Arvin +42%
  Linda +52%   Ron +40%
  Andrea +51%   Joshua +40%
  Judie +51%   Monty +39%
  Priscilla +50%   Raphael +38%
  Becky +49%   Denny +37%
  Kathy +48%   Robbie +37%
  David +48%   Errol +36%
  Ronnie +46%   Toby +36%
  Georgina +45%   Terrance +36%
  Sandy +44%   Dell +35%
  Lynda +41%   Carson +34%
  Karla +40%   Randy +34%
  Nan +40%   Garrett +34%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Rosalie -42%   Ottis -42%
  Aurelia -40%   Valentine -35%
  Shelva -39%   Denzil -35%
  Janyce -37%   Hobert -33%
  Sonia -34%   Tex -33%
  Harlene -34%   Harland -33%
  Arline -34%   Meredith -31%
  Ione -33%   Bruno -31%
  Marita -33%   Laverne -30%
  Shelby -32%   Avery -30%
  Erlinda -32%   Helen -30%
  Justine -32%   Merton -30%
  Lorelei -31%   Theadore -29%
  Marla -31%   Mose -29%
  Rubye -31%   Morton -29%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Brenda 86   Tom 97
  Yvonne 90   Jesse 98
  Julia 91   Curtis 99
  Sue 92   Vernon 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Gale 394   Brent 418
  Wendy 451   Robin 443
  Judie 460   Jerrold 452
  Gerry 471   Jerold 458
  Jeanine 476   Blaine 472
  Nan 477   Dana 474
  Helena 478   Kurt 477
  Ruthann 481   Domingo 479
  Melinda 484   Ernesto 480
  Jeannie 486   Monty 488
  Madeleine 487   Elias 490
  Jolene 492   Randy 492
  Elouise 493   Vito 494
  Roxie 495   Betty 498
  Katharine 497   Bradford 499
  Corine 499   Everette 500
  Leslie 500

Birth Estimates

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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).