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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
    Sharon 8   Thomas 8
    Nancy 9   Ronald 9
    Betty 10   Michael 10
    Carolyn 11   Donald 11
    Shirley 12   Larry 12
    Judy 13   Joseph 13
    Margaret 14   George 14
    Karen 15   Kenneth 15
    Joyce 16   Gary 16
    Donna 17   Jerry 17
    Susan 18   Edward 18
    Dorothy 19   Paul 19
    Janet 20   Dennis 20
    Joan 21   Frank 21
    Kathleen 22   Raymond 22
    Elizabeth 23   Gerald 23
    Diane 24   Roger 24
    Virginia 25   Daniel 25
    Janice 26   Walter 26
    Marilyn 27   Harold 27
    Helen 28   Douglas 28
    Martha 29   Stephen 29
    Gloria 30   Arthur 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1943

Baby Names in 1943

The year 1943 saw the rise of names like Pamela, Paula, and Cheryl for girls and names like Dwight, Eric, and Randall for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 54th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 4th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Cheryl, Nikki, and Roseanne for girls and Rick, Dwight, and Lucius for boys. 1943 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Carole, Pearl, and Myrna and the decline of boy names like Douglas, Mack, and Lanny.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Cheryl +387%   Rick +147%
  Nikki +126%   Dwight +72%
  Roseanne +100%   Lucius +67%
  Pam +93%   Ricky +65%
  Trudy +89%   Rickey +58%
  Ingrid +85%   Kerry +56%
  Pamela +84%   Reynaldo +54%
  Sharyn +82%   Randy +54%
  Sheryl +81%   Guillermo +52%
  Candace +81%   Monty +52%
  Bernadette +76%   Milo +51%
  Roseann +70%   Dannie +48%
  Rosanne +69%   Durwood +47%
  Jennifer +69%   Eduardo +47%
  Carolee +68%   Woody +46%
  Laraine +68%   Ronny +45%
  Roxanne +67%   Greg +45%
  Carolina +62%   Kenton +44%
  Michelle +59%   Guadalupe +43%
  Rosann +55%   Lauren +41%
  Paula +54%   Ignacio +40%
  Aileen +54%   Howell +40%
  Andrea +52%   Arvid +40%
  Guadalupe +51%   Coleman +40%
  Paulette +49%   Jamie +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Kaaren -55%   Macarthur -57%
  Delilah -45%   Mcarthur -40%
  Jerilyn -44%   Mac -40%
  Karin -43%   Melvyn -37%
  Merrily -43%   Hans -32%
  Maudie -34%   Val -31%
  Marla -33%   Herb -31%
  Avis -31%   Mose -31%
  Aloma -30%   Douglass -30%
  Verla -29%   Lanny -29%
  Ima -28%   Orin -28%
  Garnet -27%   Bertram -27%
  Dessie -26%   Douglas -27%
  Lorine -26%   Franklyn -26%
  Lue -26%   Milan -25%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Pamela 54   Danny 88
  Suzanne 86   Mike 90
  Dianne 88   Steve 93
  Paula 93   Timothy 99
  Marcia 97
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Jennifer 397   Rick 399
  Rosanne 414   Kerry 429
  Pam 443   Monty 455
  Carolee 454   Dannie 457
  Sherrie 466   Wilmer 458
  Robert 467   Ricky 465
  Cassandra 475   Rodolfo 474
  Maryellen 478   Blaine 481
  Bennie 479   Todd 486
  Carolann 482   Dexter 487
  Candace 484   Enrique 488
  Angie 490   Freeman 491
  Darleen 492   Earle 493
  Delois 496   Tomas 494
  Elena 499   Reynaldo 495
  Domingo 497
  Solomon 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).