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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
 
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).