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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
    Linda 3   John 3
    Patricia 4   William 4
    Carol 5   Richard 5
    Sandra 6   David 6
    Nancy 7   Charles 7
    Judith 8   Thomas 8
    Sharon 9   Michael 9
    Betty 10   Ronald 10
    Carolyn 11   Donald 11
    Judy 12   Larry 12
    Susan 13   Joseph 13
    Margaret 14   George 14
    Shirley 15   Gary 15
    Karen 16   Kenneth 16
    Donna 17   Paul 17
    Joyce 18   Edward 18
    Dorothy 19   Jerry 19
    Kathleen 20   Dennis 20
    Janet 21   Frank 21
    Joan 22   Raymond 22
    Elizabeth 23   Roger 23
    Diane 24   Gerald 24
    Gloria 25   Daniel 25
    Virginia 26   Walter 26
    Marilyn 27   Harold 27
    Janice 28   Stephen 28
    Martha 29   Jack 29
    Brenda 30   Arthur 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1944

Baby Names in 1944

The year 1944 saw the rise of names like Cheryl, Claudia, and Andrea for girls and names like Dwight, Randy, and Rick for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 55th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 5th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Cheryl, Cheryle, and Debra for girls and Ricky, Rickey, and Rick for boys. 1944 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Myrna, Roseann, and Shelby and the decline of boy names like Winston, Marlin, and Jasper.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Cheryl +177%   Ricky +116%
  Cheryle +120%   Rickey +99%
  Debra +115%   Rick +82%
  Sharyn +105%   Ismael +61%
  Jennifer +104%   Santos +45%
  Camilla +77%   Kerry +41%
  Kerry +72%   Dana +40%
  Deborah +64%   Herschel +38%
  Sheryl +61%   Randy +37%
  Debbie +61%   Lance +37%
  Cheri +60%   Dwayne +36%
  Bernadette +58%   Quentin +35%
  Cathie +49%   Alejandro +33%
  Sherri +48%   Pierre +33%
  Rhonda +47%   Gregg +33%
  Sherryl +46%   Rogelio +32%
  Cathleen +44%   Toby +31%
  Marta +43%   Marc +30%
  Andrea +43%   Abel +30%
  Nanci +43%   Greg +29%
  Ofelia +41%   Kim +29%
  Alexis +41%   Stanford +28%
  Laurie +40%   Edd +27%
  Claudia +40%   Rafael +26%
  Adela +39%   Cornell +25%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Olive -46%   Melvyn -50%
  Merrily -41%   Harmon -49%
  Eleanore -38%   Carson -43%
  Sidney -38%   Derek -43%
  Roma -37%   Lucius -43%
  Madeleine -37%   Marcel -42%
  Jeraldine -36%   Blair -39%
  Carolee -35%   Windell -36%
  Rosalind -35%   Bryce -35%
  Clementine -34%   Loy -35%
  Adelaide -34%   Fredric -35%
  Portia -33%   Arlin -35%
  Greta -32%   Marlin -34%
  Arleen -32%   Franklyn -34%
  Berta -31%   Bonnie -33%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Cheryl 36   Mark 93
  Maria 80   Warren 100
  Sherry 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Cathleen 423   Rickey 423
  Sharyn 438   Greg 445
  Sherrill 448   Rafael 457
  Cherie 458   Stan 469
  Dee 461   Vern 473
  Terri 463   Ernesto 482
  May 474   Everette 483
  Clare 477   Rolland 487
  Dollie 478   Ulysses 488
  Camilla 484   Gregg 492
  Debra 485   Toby 494
  Shelia 486   Eddy 495
  Karla 488   Hershel 497
  Karol 492   Kennith 498
  Consuelo 498
  Corrine 499
  Sherri 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).