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Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   James 1
    Linda 2   Robert 2
    Barbara 3   John 3
    Patricia 4   William 4
    Carol 5   Richard 5
    Sandra 6   David 6
    Nancy 7   Charles 7
    Sharon 8   Thomas 8
    Judith 9   Michael 9
    Susan 10   Ronald 10
    Betty 11   Larry 11
    Carolyn 12   Donald 12
    Judy 13   Gary 13
    Shirley 14   Joseph 14
    Margaret 15   George 15
    Karen 16   Kenneth 16
    Donna 17   Paul 17
    Joyce 18   Edward 18
    Kathleen 19   Dennis 19
    Janet 20   Jerry 20
    Dorothy 21   Frank 21
    Diane 22   Roger 22
    Gloria 23   Raymond 23
    Janice 24   Daniel 24
    Joan 25   Gerald 25
    Elizabeth 26   Stephen 26
    Marilyn 27   Walter 27
    Virginia 28   Harold 28
    Brenda 29   Douglas 29
    Martha 30   Lawrence 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1945

Baby Names in 1945

The year 1945 saw the rise of names like Diana, Laura, and Victoria for girls and names like Timothy, Mark, and Gregory for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 56th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 6th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Lauren, Sharyn, and Candy for girls and Truman, Marc, and Gregory for boys. 1945 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Carole, Penelope, and Jerry and the decline of boy names like Dewey, Billie, and Winston.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Lauren New   Truman +176%
  Sharyn +186%   Marc +110%
  Candy +119%   Gregory +90%
  Candace +105%   Greg +89%
  Teri +98%   Franklyn +75%
  Jamie +85%   Gilberto +68%
  Rhonda +82%   Rocky +59%
  Robin +65%   Van +59%
  Laurie +64%   Marcel +54%
  Terri +61%   Javier +53%
  Laura +60%   Jaime +51%
  Lynette +56%   Erik +49%
  Alison +56%   Russ +49%
  Janis +55%   Julio +48%
  Melody +54%   Elliott +45%
  Laurel +52%   Harland +41%
  Ginny +49%   Carson +41%
  Vicki +49%   Kim +40%
  Sandi +48%   Scott +39%
  Laraine +48%   Harmon +38%
  April +47%   Fredric +38%
  Karla +47%   Jonathan +38%
  Victoria +47%   Ernie +38%
  Linnea +44%   Randy +37%
  Jennifer +44%   Davis +37%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Dorinda -46%   Colin -47%
  Camilla -42%   Cyrus -40%
  Gussie -37%   Durwood -39%
  Madge -37%   Jere -38%
  Marjory -34%   Normand -37%
  Allie -33%   Sharon -36%
  Carolee -31%   Curley -35%
  Susann -31%   Maxie -35%
  Matilda -30%   Mervin -34%
  Charline -30%   Lucian -33%
  Juliana -30%   Elmo -33%
  Bonny -29%   Carlo -32%
  Marlyn -29%   Lyndon -32%
  Gaynell -28%   Rayford -32%
  Minerva -28%   Arlie -32%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Laura 77   Jeffrey 91
  Sheila 89   Victor 95
  Cynthia 90   Gregory 96
  Jeanne 98
  Arlene 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Lauren 354   Fredric 427
  Melody 405   Kim 434
  Rhonda 411   Gilberto 455
  Jeri 449   Alberto 465
  Lisa 452   Tomas 469
  April 458   Connie 473
  Teri 465   Jerrold 475
  Sonia 471   Andre 477
  Laraine 472   Elliot 480
  Marla 475   Felipe 486
  Jamie 479   Denver 487
  Sharlene 480   Stephan 490
  Effie 484   Tracy 493
  Loraine 488   Lupe 496
  Cheri 490   Shirley 497
  Cherry 491   Dickie 498
  Elnora 498   Reynaldo 500
  Angie 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).