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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
    Carol 4   William 4
    Linda 5   Richard 5
    Judith 6   Charles 6
    Betty 7   David 7
    Nancy 8   Thomas 8
    Sandra 9   Ronald 9
    Shirley 10   Donald 10
    Carolyn 11   Larry 11
    Margaret 12   Joseph 12
    Joyce 13   George 13
    Dorothy 14   Jerry 14
    Sharon 15   Kenneth 15
    Judy 16   Michael 16
    Joan 17   Edward 17
    Janet 18   Paul 18
    Karen 19   Gary 19
    Donna 20   Gerald 20
    Elizabeth 21   Frank 21
    Janice 22   Raymond 22
    Virginia 23   Dennis 23
    Helen 24   Harold 24
    Martha 25   Roger 25
    Gloria 26   Walter 26
    Susan 27   Billy 27
    Ruth 28   Carl 28
    Beverly 29   Henry 29
    Marilyn 30   Joe 30
    Frances 31   Daniel 31
    Jean 32   Jack 32
    Bonnie 33   Arthur 33
    Alice 34   Lawrence 34
    Phyllis 35   Bobby 35
    Kathleen 36   Willie 36
    Ann 37   Wayne 37
    Doris 38   Ralph 38
    Peggy 39   Roy 39
    Diane 40   Albert 40
    Brenda 41   Stephen 41
    Marie 42   Eugene 42
    Lois 43   Fred 43
    Elaine 44   Peter 44
    Geraldine 45   Jimmy 45
    Jane 46   Anthony 46
    Norma 47   Howard 47
    Carole 48   Harry 48
    Rose 49   Norman 49
    Evelyn 50   Louis 50
    Catherine 51   Bruce 51
    Patsy 52   Philip 52
    Wanda 53   Douglas 53
    Joanne 54   Johnny 54
    Charlotte 55   Leonard 55
    Anna 56   Melvin 56
    Dolores 57   Stanley 57
    Joann 58   Earl 58
    Annie 59   Dale 59
    Sarah 60   Francis 60
    Sally 61   Ernest 61
    Louise 62   Clarence 62
    Rita 63   Marvin 63
    Mildred 64   Terry 64
    Sylvia 65   Samuel 65
    Jo 66   Don 66
    Ellen 67   Leroy 67
    Gail 68   Bill 68
    Ruby 69   Frederick 69
    Kay 70   Patrick 70
    Marjorie 71   Tommy 71
    Roberta 72   Gene 72
    Jacqueline 73   Allen 73
    Irene 74   Alfred 74
    Sue 75   Russell 75
    Darlene 76   Herbert 76
    Arlene 77   Phillip 77
    Eleanor 78   Eddie 78
    Connie 79   Ronnie 79
    Delores 80   Jim 80
    Loretta 81   Lee 81
    Anne 82   Andrew 82
    Marlene 83   Ray 83
    Juanita 84   Alan 84
    Katherine 85   Martin 85
    Rebecca 86   Glenn 86
    Kathryn 87   Bernard 87
    Julia 88   Tom 88
    Edna 89   Jimmie 89
    June 90   Steven 90
    Anita 91   Barry 91
    Josephine 92   Gordon 92
    Lorraine 93   Leon 93
    Rosemary 94   Clifford 94
    Theresa 95   Theodore 95
    Glenda 96   Lloyd 96
    Suzanne 97   Edwin 97
    Jeanette 98   Franklin 98
    Emma 99   Jesse 99
    Diana 100   Curtis 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1941

Baby Names in 1941

The year 1941 saw the rise of names like Karen, Pamela, and Sherry for girls and names like Ronnie, Steven, and Mark for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 52nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 2nd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Pamela, Shari, and Sydney for girls and Lyndon, Jeffrey, and Ricky for boys. 1941 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Cecile, Sonia, and Zelma and the decline of boy names like Wendell, Nolan, and Shirley.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Pamela +132%   Lyndon +98%
  Shari +125%   Jeffrey +87%
  Sydney +99%   Ricky +81%
  Leslie +98%   Marc +70%
  Holly +80%   Winston +64%
  Laraine +79%   Jeffery +59%
  Sherrie +77%   Lindsey +58%
  Rubye +69%   Steven +57%
  Michele +69%   Judy +53%
  April +68%   Geoffrey +51%
  Cathy +61%   Gerold +49%
  Yvette +59%   Stan +48%
  Sharen +58%   Dexter +48%
  Shelia +57%   Lamont +47%
  Kathie +57%   Eric +46%
  Kathy +56%   Sandra +45%
  Jeri +56%   Giles +44%
  Margo +55%   Cedric +42%
  Diann +55%   Delano +42%
  Cheryl +55%   Carlo +41%
  Melanie +54%   Kevin +41%
  Lynnette +51%   Craig +41%
  Karen +49%   Rayburn +40%
  Nanette +48%   Mark +39%
  Veronica +48%   Randal +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Merlene -39%   Talmadge -45%
  Vivien -37%   Bryant -40%
  Emogene -36%   Williams -36%
  Vada -36%   Rosevelt -35%
  Ima -35%   Wendell -33%
  Erna -34%   Buster -31%
  Una -33%   Elvis -30%
  Zella -32%   Bertrand -29%
  Corine -31%   Major -28%
  Lolita -31%   Fay -27%
  Callie -30%   Kennith -27%
  Aline -29%   Vicente -27%
  Willia -29%   Tex -27%
  Dorcas -27%   Erwin -27%
  Lavada -27%   Ambrose -27%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kathryn 87   Ronnie 79
  Theresa 95   Steven 90
  Glenda 96   Barry 91
  Suzanne 97
  Diana 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Meredith 457   Marc 408
  Trudy 462   Jeffery 412
  Madelyn 463   Cary 443
  Katharine 468   Kirk 462
  Nita 473   Dexter 466
  Delois 474   Tomas 483
  Jolene 479   Bernie 485
  Odessa 481   Domingo 487
  Leila 482   Gearld 490
  Diann 484   Forest 491
  Olive 487   Dalton 494
  Maryellen 490   Elias 496
  Dee 493   Jere 497
  Elena 494   Andre 498
  Marla 495   Bradford 499
  Lynette 496
  Lilly 498
  Sheryl 499

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).