Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1939 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 1939:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.263 59,631
2 James 5.262 59,615
3 John 4.504 51,023
4 William 3.713 42,068
5 Richard 3.122 35,365
6 Charles 2.717 30,779
7 David 2.238 25,355
8 Donald 2.124 24,059
9 Thomas 1.953 22,122
10 Ronald 1.750 19,829
11 George 1.579 17,884
12 Joseph 1.564 17,717
13 Kenneth 1.298 14,702
14 Larry 1.282 14,524
15 Edward 1.274 14,428
16 Jerry 1.212 13,727
17 Paul 1.177 13,330
18 Michael 0.956 10,826
19 Gerald 0.887 10,051
20 Frank 0.881 9,982
21 Gary 0.855 9,681
22 Raymond 0.816 9,245
23 Harold 0.733 8,304
24 Billy 0.659 7,468
25 Walter 0.646 7,317
26 Jack 0.644 7,300
27 Joe 0.635 7,190
28 Roger 0.631 7,151
29 Bobby 0.622 7,046
30 Carl 0.582 6,596
31 Henry 0.579 6,557
32 Arthur 0.563 6,380
33 Willie 0.556 6,304
34 Dennis 0.548 6,212
35 Ralph 0.526 5,955
36 Eugene 0.519 5,876
37 Lawrence 0.518 5,874
38 Daniel 0.512 5,798
39 Wayne 0.498 5,647
40 Fred 0.488 5,534
41 Albert 0.483 5,474
42 Roy 0.455 5,151
43 Jimmy 0.419 4,751
44 Norman 0.418 4,738
45 Harry 0.411 4,659
46 Peter 0.410 4,642
47 Anthony 0.407 4,610
48 Howard 0.406 4,601
49 Louis 0.373 4,224
50 Earl 0.343 3,888
51 Melvin 0.340 3,850
52 Marvin 0.332 3,758
53 Francis 0.328 3,719
54 Leonard 0.328 3,713
55 Ernest 0.325 3,687
56 Don 0.316 3,584
57 Stanley 0.315 3,570
58 Douglas 0.315 3,564
59 Dale 0.312 3,532
60 Clarence 0.307 3,480
61 Leroy 0.299 3,385
62 Johnny 0.298 3,372
63 Samuel 0.287 3,251
64 Bruce 0.285 3,231
65 Stephen 0.280 3,174
66 Philip 0.280 3,171
67 Bill 0.279 3,161
68 Herbert 0.273 3,093
69 Gene 0.266 3,010
70 Alfred 0.264 2,987
71 Frederick 0.262 2,973
72 Allen 0.258 2,926
73 Russell 0.250 2,829
74 Ray 0.239 2,709
75 Jim 0.233 2,636
76 Bernard 0.232 2,629
77 Tommy 0.231 2,620
78 Lee 0.229 2,590
79 Patrick 0.223 2,529
80 Jimmie 0.223 2,523
81 Eddie 0.221 2,509
82 Gordon 0.221 2,508
83 Terry 0.216 2,446
84 Andrew 0.215 2,439
85 Alan 0.206 2,331
86 Leon 0.205 2,327
87 Glenn 0.203 2,301
88 Clifford 0.202 2,291
89 Bob 0.198 2,242
90 Theodore 0.194 2,194
91 Martin 0.193 2,191
92 Phillip 0.192 2,174
93 Jerome 0.190 2,150
94 Floyd 0.185 2,093
95 Lloyd 0.184 2,085
96 Edwin 0.182 2,063
97 Tom 0.179 2,028
98 Curtis 0.177 2,010
99 Jesse 0.177 2,009
100 Vernon 0.176 1,994
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.842 54,902
2 Barbara 3.286 37,261
3 Patricia 2.619 29,700
4 Betty 2.085 23,636
5 Shirley 1.803 20,446
6 Carol 1.778 20,165
7 Nancy 1.739 19,722
8 Judith 1.466 16,623
9 Dorothy 1.338 15,170
10 Margaret 1.319 14,951
11 Joan 1.247 14,138
12 Joyce 1.181 13,390
13 Sandra 1.055 11,967
14 Carolyn 0.996 11,289
15 Linda 0.945 10,711
16 Helen 0.918 10,414
17 Janet 0.892 10,113
18 Elizabeth 0.856 9,706
19 Marilyn 0.841 9,539
20 Donna 0.826 9,368
21 Virginia 0.814 9,227
22 Ruth 0.799 9,059
23 Sharon 0.795 9,013
24 Janice 0.774 8,778
25 Beverly 0.767 8,702
26 Frances 0.756 8,575
27 Martha 0.749 8,491
28 Judy 0.713 8,083
29 Doris 0.678 7,683
30 Phyllis 0.669 7,591
31 Alice 0.650 7,368
32 Jean 0.643 7,286
33 Ann 0.578 6,549
34 Peggy 0.533 6,047
35 Lois 0.532 6,034
36 Gloria 0.524 5,937
37 Marie 0.519 5,890
38 Norma 0.514 5,825
39 Karen 0.489 5,543
40 Evelyn 0.470 5,327
41 Geraldine 0.455 5,158
42 Rose 0.444 5,039
43 Anna 0.435 4,932
44 Susan 0.431 4,887
45 Elaine 0.422 4,785
46 Jane 0.421 4,770
47 Carole 0.413 4,678
48 Kathleen 0.411 4,656
49 Catherine 0.403 4,574
50 Wanda 0.402 4,560
51 Diane 0.382 4,337
52 Sally 0.374 4,243
53 Joanne 0.372 4,223
54 Annie 0.366 4,147
55 Mildred 0.365 4,136
56 Patsy 0.362 4,109
57 Joann 0.352 3,993
58 Dolores 0.351 3,979
59 Louise 0.349 3,958
60 Marjorie 0.345 3,908
61 Bonnie 0.343 3,888
62 Sylvia 0.341 3,871
63 Eleanor 0.336 3,808
64 Marlene 0.333 3,774
65 Loretta 0.332 3,770
66 Charlotte 0.330 3,741
67 Ruby 0.327 3,713
68 Sarah 0.324 3,671
69 Arlene 0.315 3,574
70 Jo 0.311 3,523
71 Roberta 0.301 3,412
72 Jacqueline 0.299 3,388
73 Gail 0.296 3,352
74 Irene 0.294 3,330
75 Darlene 0.290 3,287
76 Kay 0.287 3,258
77 Juanita 0.283 3,213
78 Rita 0.281 3,186
79 Delores 0.266 3,019
80 Ellen 0.265 3,006
81 Edna 0.256 2,902
82 Jeanette 0.255 2,892
83 June 0.252 2,863
84 Josephine 0.250 2,838
85 Anne 0.244 2,767
86 Brenda 0.243 2,756
87 Wilma 0.238 2,698
88 Thelma 0.238 2,696
89 Emma 0.237 2,685
90 Yvonne 0.234 2,649
91 Julia 0.232 2,636
92 Sue 0.231 2,621
93 Theresa 0.230 2,612
94 Rosemary 0.230 2,611
95 Florence 0.229 2,593
96 Lorraine 0.229 2,591
97 Anita 0.228 2,588
98 Audrey 0.226 2,567
99 Lillian 0.225 2,554
100 Ethel 0.220 2,493