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See Baby Name Trends of the 1940's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   James 1
    Barbara 2   Robert 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Judith 4   William 4
    Betty 5   Richard 5
    Carol 6   Charles 6
    Nancy 7   David 7
    Linda 8   Thomas 8
    Shirley 9   Donald 9
    Sandra 10   Ronald 10
    Margaret 11   George 11
    Dorothy 12   Joseph 12
    Joyce 13   Larry 13
    Joan 14   Jerry 14
    Carolyn 15   Kenneth 15
    Judy 16   Edward 16
    Sharon 17   Paul 17
    Helen 18   Michael 18
    Janet 19   Gary 19
    Elizabeth 20   Frank 20
    Virginia 21   Gerald 21
    Janice 22   Raymond 22
    Donna 23   Harold 23
    Ruth 24   Dennis 24
    Marilyn 25   Walter 25
    Martha 26   Roger 26
    Beverly 27   Billy 27
    Frances 28   Joe 28
    Jean 29   Jack 29
    Gloria 30   Bobby 30
    Doris 31   Henry 31
    Alice 32   Carl 32
    Phyllis 33   Arthur 33
    Karen 34   Daniel 34
    Ann 35   Lawrence 35
    Susan 36   Willie 36
    Lois 37   Ralph 37
    Peggy 38   Eugene 38
    Bonnie 39   Wayne 39
    Kathleen 40   Fred 40
    Marie 41   Albert 41
    Brenda 42   Roy 42
    Norma 43   Peter 43
    Rose 44   Jimmy 44
    Diane 45   Howard 45
    Geraldine 46   Anthony 46
    Jane 47   Harry 47
    Evelyn 48   Norman 48
    Carole 49   Stephen 49
    Elaine 50   Louis 50
    Anna 51   Johnny 51
    Wanda 52   Earl 52
    Catherine 53   Melvin 53
    Joanne 54   Leonard 54
    Charlotte 55   Bruce 55
    Annie 56   Douglas 56
    Patsy 57   Dale 57
    Mildred 58   Ernest 58
    Louise 59   Stanley 59
    Sarah 60   Philip 60
    Sally 61   Francis 61
    Sylvia 62   Don 62
    Joann 63   Marvin 63
    Marjorie 64   Clarence 64
    Gail 65   Samuel 65
    Ruby 66   Leroy 66
    Dolores 67   Bill 67
    Eleanor 68   Frederick 68
    Loretta 69   Alfred 69
    Rita 70   Gene 70
    Roberta 71   Allen 71
    Jo 72   Russell 72
    Irene 73   Terry 73
    Ellen 74   Patrick 74
    Arlene 75   Herbert 75
    Jacqueline 76   Tommy 76
    Kay 77   Ray 77
    Juanita 78   Jim 78
    Darlene 79   Phillip 79
    Marlene 80   Lee 80
    Sue 81   Eddie 81
    June 82   Bernard 82
    Delores 83   Glenn 83
    Anne 84   Andrew 84
    Rosemary 85   Martin 85
    Edna 86   Jimmie 86
    Anita 87   Franklin 87
    Connie 88   Alan 88
    Josephine 89   Leon 89
    Jeanette 90   Theodore 90
    Katherine 91   Gordon 91
    Julia 92   Tom 92
    Wilma 93   Jesse 93
    Emma 94   Clifford 94
    Lorraine 95   Jerome 95
    Rebecca 96   Edwin 96
    Lillian 97   Curtis 97
    Edith 98   Harvey 98
    Audrey 99   Bob 99
    Florence 100   Lloyd 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1940

Baby Names in 1940

The year 1940 saw the rise of names like Linda, Bonnie, and Brenda for girls and names like Stephen, Wendell, and Steven for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 51st year in a row. The most popular boy name was James, which replaced the previous #1, Robert. The fastest rising names were Lana, Melanie, and Vivien for girls and Wendell, Jeffery, and Windell for boys. 1940 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Rosalie, Laurel, and Arleen and the decline of boy names like Delmar, Rene, and Al.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Lana +387%   Wendell +173%
  Melanie +251%   Jeffery +146%
  Vivien +185%   Windell +119%
  Tamara +175%   Jeffrey +112%
  Judi +142%   Winston +90%
  Paulette +124%   Reggie +79%
  Brenda +97%   Jeff +68%
  Pamela +87%   Geoffrey +68%
  April +81%   Gaylon +59%
  Michele +79%   Marc +58%
  Daphne +75%   Brent +57%
  Linda +71%   Tex +56%
  Lynda +66%   Leigh +55%
  Kathy +65%   Meredith +55%
  Jennifer +65%   Avery +54%
  Melinda +58%   Mickey +49%
  Robin +57%   Williams +46%
  Jeanie +57%   Houston +45%
  Michelle +56%   Orrin +44%
  Dottie +55%   Garth +43%
  Bonnie +53%   Lanny +42%
  Carolynn +53%   Harmon +42%
  Karon +52%   Fay +40%
  Georgette +49%   Chuck +40%
  Lolita +48%   Stephen +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Bobbye -37%   Gerold -43%
  Arleen -35%   Dayton -38%
  Iona -34%   Dell -31%
  Ouida -33%   Marcel -30%
  Dominga -31%   Arlyn -29%
  Shelva -30%   Arvin -27%
  Lorelei -29%   Normand -27%
  Rubye -29%   Newton -27%
  Coleen -29%   Lawerence -26%
  Olive -28%   Jennings -25%
  Germaine -28%   Elias -25%
  Artie -27%   Seymour -25%
  Shirlee -27%   Ferdinand -24%
  Angelina -26%   Quentin -23%
  Romona -26%   Verne -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Connie 88   Franklin 87
  Katherine 91   Harvey 98
  Rebecca 96
  Edith 98
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Lana 306   Connie 459
  Dana 434   Winfred 469
  Jeanie 435   Noah 473
  Jenny 441   Solomon 475
  Paulette 452   Geoffrey 476
  Jayne 464   Alphonso 485
  Maryanne 465   Dickie 491
  Robin 468   Eli 492
  Lucinda 471   Patricia 493
  Ginger 475   Alberto 494
  Judi 476   Vaughn 495
  Melanie 481   Gayle 496
  Dottie 485   Milford 498
  Retha 489   Terence 499
  Sherrill 490
  Cathy 496
  Carmella 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).