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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
 
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).