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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
 
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

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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).