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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
 
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

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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).