Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 George 1.623 18,432
12 Joseph 1.561 17,737
13 Edward 1.280 14,542
14 Kenneth 1.267 14,396
15 Paul 1.176 13,354
16 Larry 1.090 12,382
17 Jerry 1.071 12,164
18 Frank 0.902 10,250
19 Gerald 0.877 9,967
20 Raymond 0.856 9,728
21 Michael 0.799 9,076
22 Gary 0.779 8,853
23 Harold 0.752 8,548
24 Billy 0.725 8,240
25 Jack 0.716 8,139
26 Walter 0.665 7,555
27 Bobby 0.659 7,491
28 Joe 0.655 7,438
29 Carl 0.602 6,843
30 Henry 0.577 6,558
31 Roger 0.577 6,556
32 Arthur 0.574 6,521
33 Eugene 0.538 6,111
34 Willie 0.535 6,081
35 Ralph 0.529 6,015
36 Lawrence 0.517 5,868
37 Albert 0.510 5,791
38 Fred 0.507 5,765
39 Daniel 0.491 5,581
40 Wayne 0.460 5,225
41 Roy 0.443 5,034
42 Howard 0.442 5,018
43 Norman 0.436 4,948
44 Harry 0.425 4,823
45 Jimmy 0.416 4,731
46 Anthony 0.412 4,685
47 Louis 0.386 4,390
48 Peter 0.378 4,295
49 Dennis 0.373 4,237
50 Earl 0.353 4,009
51 Francis 0.347 3,947
52 Don 0.343 3,899
52 Marvin 0.343 3,899
54 Melvin 0.336 3,819
55 Ernest 0.326 3,705
56 Dale 0.325 3,688
57 Leonard 0.323 3,664
58 Clarence 0.320 3,635
59 Stanley 0.312 3,541
60 Douglas 0.309 3,509
61 Leroy 0.307 3,491
62 Samuel 0.286 3,245
63 Johnny 0.281 3,193
64 Philip 0.279 3,171
65 Gene 0.277 3,150
66 Bruce 0.275 3,129
67 Bill 0.274 3,109
68 Herbert 0.265 3,012
69 Alfred 0.265 3,008
70 Russell 0.259 2,947
71 Frederick 0.258 2,936
72 Ray 0.253 2,877
73 Allen 0.249 2,831
74 Stephen 0.240 2,725
75 Bernard 0.239 2,712
76 Jimmie 0.237 2,695
77 Tommy 0.235 2,665
78 Gordon 0.234 2,659
79 Eddie 0.230 2,612
80 Lee 0.227 2,574
81 Jim 0.220 2,497
82 Andrew 0.212 2,406
83 Glenn 0.208 2,368
84 Theodore 0.208 2,361
85 Leon 0.207 2,352
86 Terry 0.206 2,336
87 Martin 0.203 2,311
88 Patrick 0.202 2,291
89 Clifford 0.200 2,274
90 Edwin 0.198 2,247
91 Alan 0.197 2,240
92 Lloyd 0.195 2,215
93 Jerome 0.194 2,208
94 Bob 0.194 2,204
95 Phillip 0.190 2,153
96 Floyd 0.189 2,148
97 Clyde 0.188 2,133
98 Alvin 0.181 2,060
99 Harvey 0.180 2,049
100 Franklin 0.178 2,017
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
11 Joyce 1.112 12,694
12 Judith 0.953 10,875
13 Helen 0.949 10,833
14 Sandra 0.947 10,802
15 Carolyn 0.928 10,586
16 Janet 0.865 9,869
17 Elizabeth 0.859 9,800
18 Beverly 0.856 9,772
19 Marilyn 0.854 9,746
20 Donna 0.850 9,697
21 Ruth 0.815 9,297
22 Virginia 0.812 9,266
23 Frances 0.782 8,919
24 Janice 0.763 8,711
25 Doris 0.754 8,603
26 Martha 0.752 8,582
27 Jean 0.680 7,762
28 Phyllis 0.670 7,645
29 Alice 0.656 7,486
30 Sharon 0.635 7,244
31 Linda 0.617 7,046
32 Ann 0.612 6,989
33 Lois 0.570 6,505
34 Norma 0.558 6,369
35 Peggy 0.556 6,343
36 Gloria 0.552 6,300
37 Marie 0.522 5,959
38 Evelyn 0.498 5,686
39 Rose 0.463 5,289
40 Anna 0.450 5,140
41 Judy 0.437 4,992
42 Elaine 0.424 4,835
43 Dolores 0.421 4,808
44 Jane 0.420 4,788
45 Geraldine 0.408 4,653
46 Carole 0.404 4,615
47 Annie 0.400 4,566
48 Catherine 0.397 4,526
49 Wanda 0.395 4,511
50 Karen 0.395 4,507
51 Marlene 0.392 4,473
52 Mildred 0.389 4,441
53 Marjorie 0.378 4,317
54 Sally 0.375 4,276
55 Patsy 0.373 4,256
55 Sylvia 0.373 4,256
57 Joanne 0.372 4,249
58 Kathleen 0.371 4,229
59 Louise 0.356 4,065
60 Eleanor 0.355 4,050
61 Ruby 0.345 3,940
62 Loretta 0.343 3,909
63 Arlene 0.341 3,891
64 Diane 0.335 3,828
65 Bonnie 0.331 3,773
66 Rosalie 0.329 3,759
67 Sarah 0.328 3,746
68 Joann 0.325 3,708
69 Jacqueline 0.318 3,633
70 Charlotte 0.318 3,624
71 Irene 0.312 3,556
72 Susan 0.311 3,554
73 Roberta 0.311 3,546
74 Rita 0.294 3,358
75 Darlene 0.291 3,319
76 Delores 0.291 3,318
77 Gail 0.282 3,216
78 Jo 0.278 3,172
79 June 0.275 3,142
80 Juanita 0.274 3,127
81 Kay 0.273 3,114
82 Edna 0.270 3,083
83 Josephine 0.261 2,979
84 Anne 0.253 2,886
85 Wilma 0.252 2,871
86 Thelma 0.251 2,864
87 Audrey 0.249 2,844
88 Lillian 0.247 2,824
89 Ellen 0.246 2,804
89 Florence 0.246 2,804
91 Jeanette 0.246 2,803
92 Theresa 0.242 2,763
93 Lorraine 0.240 2,741
94 Ethel 0.239 2,725
95 Rosemary 0.235 2,681
96 Emma 0.234 2,670
97 Clara 0.233 2,664
97 Pauline 0.233 2,664
99 Anita 0.231 2,637
100 Grace 0.229 2,609