Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1938 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1938:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.481 62,261
2 James 5.200 59,074
3 John 4.445 50,495
4 William 3.734 42,415
5 Richard 3.025 34,369
6 Charles 2.740 31,130
7 Donald 2.346 26,652
8 David 2.024 22,989
9 Thomas 1.882 21,377
10 Ronald 1.786 20,287
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.925 56,202
2 Barbara 3.441 39,266
3 Patricia 2.414 27,551
4 Betty 2.234 25,499
5 Shirley 2.082 23,766
6 Carol 1.702 19,423
7 Nancy 1.660 18,945
8 Dorothy 1.432 16,341
9 Margaret 1.343 15,327
10 Joan 1.253 14,302