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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
    Susan 5   Michael 5
    Sandra 6   David 6
    Nancy 7   Richard 7
    Carol 8   Thomas 8
    Kathleen 9   Charles 9
    Sharon 10   Larry 10
    Karen 11   Ronald 11
    Donna 12   Gary 12
    Brenda 13   Donald 13
    Margaret 14   Joseph 14
    Deborah 15   Kenneth 15
    Judith 16   Dennis 16
    Carolyn 17   Paul 17
    Shirley 18   George 18
    Diane 19   Stephen 19
    Judy 20   Steven 20
    Pamela 21   Edward 21
    Betty 22   Daniel 22
    Janet 23   Jerry 23
    Janice 24   Mark 24
    Elizabeth 25   Roger 25
    Joyce 26   Bruce 26
    Cynthia 27   Frank 27
    Cheryl 28   Terry 28
    Gloria 29   Douglas 29
    Christine 30   Raymond 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1949

Baby Names in 1949

The year 1949 saw the rise of names like Deborah, Kathy, and Valerie for girls and names like Mark, Kevin, and Scott for boys. The top overall girl name was Linda for the 3rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was James for the 10th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Belinda, Shelley, and Debra for girls and Donn, Kirk, and Derek for boys. 1949 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Elsie, Sandy, and Pat and the decline of boy names like Mike, Bill, and Jim.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Belinda +248%   Donn +115%
  Shelley +147%   Kirk +115%
  Debra +113%   Derek +81%
  Rhonda +105%   Lanny +69%
  Althea +87%   Unknown +69%
  Shari +81%   Erik +68%
  Shelly +78%   Jerel +61%
  Janell +73%   Randell +58%
  Wendy +72%   Reed +55%
  Deborah +71%   Monty +54%
  Blanca +66%   Gaylen +52%
  Amy +61%   Hardy +51%
  Caryn +59%   Randal +48%
  Laureen +56%   Kevin +48%
  Debora +56%   Stacy +48%
  Christy +56%   Javier +45%
  Unknown +51%   Nicolas +44%
  Renae +49%   Mathew +43%
  Lynnette +49%   Stevie +42%
  Jacque +46%   Seth +41%
  Tracy +45%   Monte +41%
  Kerry +45%   Joshua +40%
  Valarie +44%   Cedric +39%
  Valerie +43%   Reid +37%
  Kelly +41%   Rocky +37%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Pat -46%   Dick -38%
  Sharyn -43%   Stan -36%
  Starr -42%   Newton -33%
  Pam -40%   Ron -32%
  Judie -39%   Rod -30%
  Arleen -38%   Odis -30%
  Aleta -36%   Les -30%
  Judi -34%   Bill -30%
  Laraine -34%   Jim -28%
  Veda -32%   Isidro -28%
  Janna -32%   Federico -28%
  Marianna -30%   Emory -27%
  Sandi -28%   Ken -27%
  Dottie -28%   Greg -27%
  Carrol -28%   Darell -27%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Cathy 81   Christopher 81
  Victoria 96   Kevin 95
  Roberta 97   Curtis 97
  Anita 99   Scott 99
  Charlene 100   Theodore 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Christie 438   Donn 368
  Sharlene 462   Unknown 403
  Rosalinda 464   Reed 417
  Willa 470   Randell 469
  Lynnette 478   Jeffry 475
  Gayla 483   Lamont 476
  Opal 489   Reynaldo 480
  Rhoda 490   Sandy 484
  Ronda 491   Joshua 489
  Alexis 492   Jorge 492
  Angie 494   Marty 493
  Shannon 496   Carter 494
  Jannie 499   Clay 497
  Jerold 499
  Joesph 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).