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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Linda 1   James 1
    Mary 2   Robert 2
    Patricia 3   John 3
    Barbara 4   William 4
    Sandra 5   Richard 5
    Carol 6   David 6
    Nancy 7   Michael 7
    Susan 8   Thomas 8
    Sharon 9   Charles 9
    Donna 10   Larry 10
    Kathleen 11   Ronald 11
    Judith 12   Gary 12
    Karen 13   Donald 13
    Judy 14   Joseph 14
    Carolyn 15   Kenneth 15
    Margaret 16   George 16
    Betty 17   Dennis 17
    Diane 18   Paul 18
    Shirley 19   Edward 19
    Joyce 20   Jerry 20
    Brenda 21   Stephen 21
    Janice 22   Daniel 22
    Janet 23   Frank 23
    Cheryl 24   Steven 24
    Elizabeth 25   Roger 25
    Dorothy 26   Terry 26
    Gloria 27   Raymond 27
    Pamela 28   Gerald 28
    Marilyn 29   Bruce 29
    Joan 30   Wayne 30
    Beverly 31   Douglas 31
    Martha 32   Lawrence 32
    Cynthia 33   Gregory 33
    Virginia 34   Walter 34
    Bonnie 35   Harold 35
    Jane 36   Peter 36
    Phyllis 37   Jack 37
    Helen 38   Arthur 38
    Frances 39   Carl 39
    Jean 40   Danny 40
    Ann 41   Anthony 41
    Peggy 42   Willie 42
    Connie 43   Joe 43
    Ruth 44   Jimmy 44
    Christine 45   Henry 45
    Catherine 46   Alan 46
    Alice 47   Mark 47
    Diana 48   Roy 48
    Gail 49   Johnny 49
    Elaine 50   Ralph 50
    Jo 51   Billy 51
    Rebecca 52   Timothy 52
    Suzanne 53   Patrick 53
    Paula 54   Harry 54
    Kathryn 55   Albert 55
    Joanne 56   Fred 56
    Marie 57   Philip 57
    Doris 58   Steve 58
    Jacqueline 59   Eugene 59
    Rita 60   Bobby 60
    Ellen 61   Ronnie 61
    Deborah 62   Howard 62
    Lois 63   Dale 63
    Kathy 64   Louis 64
    Rose 65   Mike 65
    Wanda 66   Jeffrey 66
    Sherry 67   Stanley 67
    Charlotte 68   Barry 68
    Sue 69   Russell 69
    Sally 70   Leonard 70
    Darlene 71   Glenn 71
    Evelyn 72   Samuel 72
    Sheila 73   Allen 73
    Laura 74   Phillip 74
    Lynn 75   Ernest 75
    Katherine 76   Bill 76
    Lynda 77   Jim 77
    Geraldine 78   Frederick 78
    Maria 79   Tommy 79
    Rosemary 80   Eddie 80
    Marcia 81   Norman 81
    Norma 82   Andrew 82
    Dianne 83   Earl 83
    Lorraine 84   Francis 84
    Theresa 85   Melvin 85
    Jeanne 86   Don 86
    Patsy 87   Clarence 87
    Marsha 88   Tom 88
    Joann 89   Marvin 89
    Roberta 90   Martin 90
    Eileen 91   Keith 91
    Anna 92   Lee 92
    Sarah 93   Craig 93
    Anita 94   Rodney 94
    Anne 95   Brian 95
    Glenda 96   Alfred 96
    Sylvia 97   Ray 97
    Maureen 98   Leroy 98
    Louise 99   Curtis 99
    Constance 100   Clifford 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1947

Baby Names in 1947

The year 1947 saw the rise of names like Linda, Deborah, and Lynda for girls and names like Steven, Gregory, and Mark for boys. The top overall girl name was Linda, which replaced the previous #1, Mary. The most popular boy name was James for the 8th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Carlotta, Robyn, and Deborah for girls and Jody, Brett, and Sean for boys. 1947 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Carole, Darla, and Nelda and the decline of boy names like Dwight, Dick, and Drew.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Carlotta +166%   Jody +162%
  Robyn +142%   Brett +96%
  Deborah +136%   Sean +87%
  Debbie +115%   Linda +86%
  Jody +110%   Lon +86%
  Candice +98%   Rocky +85%
  Kimberly +95%   Ricky +70%
  Karyn +91%   Cleve +68%
  Linda +89%   Rickey +67%
  Luana +82%   Gregory +65%
  Dena +81%   Greg +63%
  Laraine +80%   Forest +63%
  Jessica +79%   Dana +63%
  Cinda +77%   Gregg +61%
  Cathy +77%   Rickie +59%
  Shannon +70%   Alden +57%
  Cindy +67%   Marcel +56%
  Christie +67%   Jaime +55%
  Gina +67%   Ryan +55%
  Rene +66%   Randy +53%
  Debby +65%   Steven +52%
  Kristen +65%   Kevin +50%
  Debra +62%   Vince +50%
  Gaye +62%   Stephan +49%
  Lynda +61%   Bradley +48%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Suzette -23%   Sharon -32%
  Olive -22%   Reynold -30%
  Corliss -21%   Truman -28%
  Sherryl -21%   Mcarthur -26%
  Zelda -20%   Arlen -25%
  Pansy -19%   Marcos -24%
  Enid -19%   Edd -23%
  Veda -18%   Enoch -23%
  Hellen -18%   Leonardo -22%
  Bennie -17%   Merlin -21%
  Carole -17%   Alford -20%
  Gene -17%   Roddy -20%
  Goldie -16%   Maxwell -20%
  Dian -16%   Maxie -19%
  Gaynell -16%   Oren -19%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Deborah 62   Craig 93
  Lynda 77   Brian 95
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Jessica 385   Lon 414
  Robyn 452   Rickie 424
  Crystal 453   Brad 441
  Chris 457   Linda 459
  Melissa 462   Evan 463
  Celeste 469   Jerold 467
  Margery 472   Gus 482
  Janine 480   Dickie 483
  Terrie 481   Donny 485
  Mavis 484   Charley 488
  Sonia 490   Harris 489
  Teri 491   Riley 494
  Cheryle 492   Tracy 498
  Christy 493
  Kristin 495
  Heather 499

Birth Estimates

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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).