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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   James 1
    Linda 2   Robert 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Barbara 4   William 4
    Carol 5   Richard 5
    Sandra 6   David 6
    Nancy 7   Michael 7
    Susan 8   Thomas 8
    Sharon 9   Charles 9
    Judith 10   Ronald 10
    Judy 11   Larry 11
    Carolyn 12   Gary 12
    Donna 13   Donald 13
    Betty 14   Joseph 14
    Karen 15   Kenneth 15
    Kathleen 16   George 16
    Margaret 17   Dennis 17
    Shirley 18   Paul 18
    Diane 19   Edward 19
    Joyce 20   Jerry 20
    Janet 21   Daniel 21
    Janice 22   Frank 22
    Dorothy 23   Roger 23
    Brenda 24   Stephen 24
    Elizabeth 25   Raymond 25
    Gloria 26   Terry 26
    Cheryl 27   Gerald 27
    Joan 28   Steven 28
    Marilyn 29   Wayne 29
    Beverly 30   Walter 30
    Virginia 31   Lawrence 31
    Martha 32   Bruce 32
    Bonnie 33   Harold 33
    Pamela 34   Douglas 34
    Jane 35   Jack 35
    Helen 36   Joe 36
    Jean 37   Arthur 37
    Ruth 38   Peter 38
    Frances 39   Carl 39
    Ann 40   Willie 40
    Phyllis 41   Henry 41
    Diana 42   Jimmy 42
    Peggy 43   Roy 43
    Alice 44   Anthony 44
    Connie 45   Billy 45
    Cynthia 46   Danny 46
    Elaine 47   Johnny 47
    Catherine 48   Ralph 48
    Gail 49   Alan 49
    Christine 50   Harry 50
    Doris 51   Fred 51
    Suzanne 52   Albert 52
    Jo 53   Bobby 53
    Marie 54   Ronnie 54
    Lois 55   Howard 55
    Rita 56   Gregory 56
    Joanne 57   Eugene 57
    Wanda 58   Mark 58
    Ellen 59   Patrick 59
    Rose 60   Timothy 60
    Sue 61   Philip 61
    Jacqueline 62   Dale 62
    Kathryn 63   Louis 63
    Charlotte 64   Mike 64
    Evelyn 65   Stanley 65
    Geraldine 66   Russell 66
    Sally 67   Leonard 67
    Rebecca 68   Barry 68
    Paula 69   Steve 69
    Sheila 70   Samuel 70
    Darlene 71   Ernest 71
    Carole 72   Bill 72
    Sherry 73   Jim 73
    Laura 74   Allen 74
    Rosemary 75   Frederick 75
    Dianne 76   Norman 76
    Norma 77   Tommy 77
    Katherine 78   Jeffrey 78
    Kathy 79   Don 79
    Eileen 80   Francis 80
    Anne 81   Glenn 81
    Sylvia 82   Earl 82
    Jeanne 83   Phillip 83
    Anita 84   Andrew 84
    Roberta 85   Eddie 85
    Patsy 86   Melvin 86
    Anna 87   Tom 87
    Maria 88   Marvin 88
    Marcia 89   Clarence 89
    Joann 90   Leroy 90
    Louise 91   Lee 91
    Sarah 92   Martin 92
    Lorraine 93   Rodney 93
    Lynn 94   Alfred 94
    Maureen 95   Ray 95
    Theresa 96   Keith 96
    Annie 97   Herbert 97
    Marsha 98   Gene 98
    Glenda 99   Curtis 99
    Constance 100   Clifford 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1946

Baby Names in 1946

The year 1946 saw the rise of names like Cynthia, Janis, and Terry for girls and names like Danny, Ronnie, and Gregory for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 57th year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 7th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Suzette, Gilda, and Cheri for girls and Drew, Gregory, and Rickie for boys. 1946 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Victoria, Sharyn, and Daisy and the decline of boy names like Victor, Junior, and Truman.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Suzette New   Drew +162%
  Gilda +349%   Gregory +129%
  Cheri +169%   Rickie +128%
  Candice +168%   Greg +127%
  Denise +150%   Brad +123%
  Kim +147%   Kim +114%
  Veda +141%   Dane +97%
  Corliss +130%   Garold +90%
  Christy +125%   Brent +87%
  Cynthia +120%   Cornell +85%
  Kristine +109%   Rickey +84%
  Cindy +103%   Gregg +84%
  Debra +103%   Rod +82%
  Janine +102%   Kirby +82%
  Robyn +101%   Bradley +80%
  Terry +101%   Scott +79%
  Crystal +101%   Shannon +72%
  Debbie +97%   Dana +71%
  Cathy +96%   Clint +69%
  Darla +95%   Robbie +69%
  Rhonda +92%   Dwain +68%
  Kristin +91%   Allyn +65%
  Gayla +91%   Rick +65%
  April +89%   Michel +64%
  Hope +88%   Maxie +64%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Laraine -36%   Delano -57%
  Carolee -29%   Truman -47%
  Concetta -23%   Franklyn -32%
  Charla -21%   Willian -29%
  Margot -20%   Alden -25%
  Zella -18%   Eldridge -25%
  Dessie -17%   Betty -24%
  Zelma -17%   Mcarthur -23%
  Harriette -16%   Otha -23%
  Eliza -16%   Elias -23%
  Laureen -16%   Winfred -22%
  Lottie -15%   Hermon -21%
  Lily -14%   Jamie -20%
  Teri -14%   Arther -19%
  Elouise -13%   Joaquin -19%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sherry 73   Rodney 93
  Kathy 79   Keith 96
  Lynn 94
  Maureen 95
  Marsha 98
  Constance 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kristine 359   Drew 416
  Debra 368   Monte 425
  Suzette 418   Monty 459
  Candy 420   Kirby 462
  Sherri 430   Domingo 464
  Rosanne 437   Randal 465
  Tamara 441   Terrell 468
  Gilda 442   Blaine 471
  Sheri 453   Alphonso 473
  Tanya 454   Christian 477
  Kitty 455   Sandy 483
  Ingrid 457   Carey 488
  Dian 459   Ramiro 491
  Debbie 470   Rod 492
  Merry 474   Pablo 498
  Karin 475
  Candice 477
  Madelyn 480
  Arleen 483
  Ladonna 485
  Ronnie 490
  Sherrill 492
  Georgette 493
  Jolene 495
  Clarice 496

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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).