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  Girl Names
# of babies
  Boy Names
# of babies
1. Mary 639,863 1. James 795,233
2. Linda 531,515 2. Robert 757,565
3. Barbara 425,141 3. John 711,106
4. Patricia 411,330 4. William 556,025
5. Carol 292,250 5. Richard 477,133
6. Sandra 265,466 6. David 426,045
7. Nancy 251,977 7. Charles 361,473
8. Sharon 221,186 8. Thomas 350,579
9. Judith 217,972 9. Michael 336,360
10. Susan 211,961 10. Ronald 282,239
11. Betty 194,585 11. Larry 255,706
12. Carolyn 181,806 12. Donald 247,598
13. Margaret 172,982 13. Joseph 230,110
14. Shirley 171,743 14. Gary 217,579
15. Judy 167,684 15. George 208,870
16. Karen 167,658 16. Kenneth 198,411
17. Donna 165,487 17. Paul 183,225
18. Kathleen 152,951 18. Edward 174,665
19. Joyce 151,455 19. Jerry 167,096
20. Dorothy 132,208 20. Dennis 161,981
21. Janet 130,729 21. Frank 119,325
22. Diane 122,856 22. Daniel 112,691
23. Janice 118,865 23. Raymond 108,978
24. Joan 117,668 24. Roger 107,506
25. Elizabeth 116,512 25. Stephen 106,704
26. Brenda 112,397 26. Gerald 103,262
27. Gloria 105,020 27. Walter 83,686
28. Virginia 98,966 28. Harold 82,092
29. Marilyn 98,944 29. Steven 81,167
30. Martha 95,363 30. Douglas 80,711
31. Beverly 95,104 31. Lawrence 80,395
32. Helen 90,720 32. Terry 76,898
33. Bonnie 86,871 33. Wayne 75,062
34. Ruth 85,638 34. Arthur 73,934
35. Frances 85,412 35. Jack 73,885
36. Jean 80,344 36. Carl 72,672
37. Ann 76,776 37. Henry 72,413
38. Phyllis 76,126 38. Willie 72,328
39. Pamela 73,096 39. Bruce 72,049
40. Jane 72,524 40. Joe 71,962
41. Alice 72,375 41. Peter 69,313
42. Peggy 72,093 42. Billy 67,770
43. Cheryl 70,932 43. Roy 65,577
44. Doris 64,130 44. Ralph 64,923
45. Catherine 62,068 45. Anthony 64,793
46. Elaine 60,092 46. Jimmy 63,460
47. Cynthia 58,050 47. Albert 60,222
48. Marie 57,501 48. Bobby 58,845
49. Lois 56,850 49. Eugene 57,222
50. Connie 56,586 50. Johnny 57,143
 
Baby Name Trends of the 1940's

These baby names were much more popular in the 1940's than in other decades.

  Girl Names
  Boy Names
Linda
 
 
Larry
 
 
Sandra
 
 
Michael
 
 
Sharon
 
 
Gary
 
 
Susan
 
 
David
 
 
Judith
 
 
Dennis
 
 
Karen
 
 
Ronald
 
 
Judy
 
 
Thomas
 
 
Carol
 
 
James
 
 
Patricia
 
 
Jerry
 
 
Brenda
 
 
John
 
 
Kathleen
 
 
Stephen
 
 
Carolyn
 
 
Terry
 
 
Diane
 
 
Roger
 
 
Pamela
 
 
Richard
 
 
Cheryl
 
 
Douglas
 
 
Nancy
 
 
Ronnie
 
 
Donna
 
 
Danny
 
 
Janice
 
 
Bruce
 
 
Cynthia
 
 
Johnny
 
 
Diana
 
 
Kenneth
 
 
Bonnie
 
 
Barry
 
 
Deborah
 
 
Jimmy
 
 
Connie
 
 
Mike
 
 
Gail
 
 
Alan
 
 
Kathy
 
 
Wayne