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

Girl Names

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    Mary 1   James 1
    Barbara 2   Robert 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Linda 4   William 4
    Carol 5   Richard 5
    Sandra 6   David 6
    Judith 7   Charles 7
    Nancy 8   Thomas 8
    Betty 9   Ronald 9
    Carolyn 10   Donald 10
    Sharon 11   Joseph 11
    Shirley 12   Larry 12
    Joyce 13   Michael 13
    Margaret 14   George 14
    Judy 15   Kenneth 15
    Karen 16   Jerry 16
    Dorothy 17   Edward 17
    Joan 18   Gary 18
    Janet 19   Paul 19
    Donna 20   Dennis 20
    Susan 21   Frank 21
    Elizabeth 22   Gerald 22
    Virginia 23   Douglas 23
    Kathleen 24   Raymond 24
    Janice 25   Roger 25
    Helen 26   Walter 26
    Marilyn 27   Harold 27
    Diane 28   Daniel 28
    Martha 29   Arthur 29
    Frances 30   Lawrence 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1942

Baby Names in 1942

The year 1942 saw the rise of names like Carole, Pamela, and Marsha for girls and names like Douglas, Victor, and Craig for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 53rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 3rd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Michele, Paulette, and Jerilynn for girls and Mcarthur, Mac, and Colin for boys. 1942 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Deanna, Myrna, and Shelby and the decline of boy names like Wendell, Roscoe, and Errol.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Michele +323%   Mcarthur New
  Paulette +249%   Mac +396%
  Jerilynn +189%   Colin +358%
  Vicky +148%   Doug +190%
  Jerilyn +141%   Douglas +171%
  Terri +131%   Douglass +123%
  Karin +124%   Mack +93%
  Cindy +116%   Jeffry +87%
  Jana +114%   Quentin +85%
  Dinah +106%   Randy +82%
  Pam +103%   Joey +81%
  Vicki +94%   Ambrose +81%
  Vickie +90%   Craig +65%
  Terry +84%   Kim +63%
  Lesley +82%   Bryant +62%
  Alexandra +81%   Blair +61%
  Pamela +79%   Michel +59%
  Jeri +78%   Stephan +58%
  Kathie +78%   Kelly +58%
  Delilah +78%   Rick +57%
  Georgette +76%   Mose +55%
  Marsha +75%   Jonathan +54%
  Michelle +75%   Linda +51%
  Ronnie +75%   King +50%
  Holly +74%   Damon +50%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Shelba -36%   Guillermo -41%
  Marge -30%   Windell -40%
  Ione -28%   Scotty -39%
  Shelby -28%   Raymon -38%
  Allene -26%   Arlo -34%
  Isabella -26%   Adolph -29%
  Laraine -26%   Doris -28%
  Bobby -25%   Adolphus -27%
  Sophia -24%   Clarance -25%
  Emilie -23%   Arlen -24%
  Deanna -22%   Milo -24%
  Bridget -22%   Delano -23%
  Marylin -21%   Gayle -23%
  Lelia -21%   Israel -23%
  Jaunita -21%   Wendell -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Eileen 88   Warren 97
  Sheila 94   Victor 100
  Christine 96
  Maria 97
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Michele 255   Mac 308
  Karin 343   Colin 323
  Vickie 385   Mcarthur 357
  Jerilyn 397   Doug 401
  Vicky 411   Erwin 442
  Gerry 471   Fernando 455
  Tina 472   Chuck 470
  Michelle 483   Basil 473
  April 484   Rocco 475
  Laurie 485   Vaughn 476
  Loraine 486   Ernesto 480
  Holly 489   Dickie 492
  Kathie 493   Gaylord 493
  Cindy 495   Evan 496
  Elma 496   Denver 497
  Queen 499   Wilford 499
  Aurora 500

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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).