Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1940 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 1940:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 5.267 62,452
2 Robert 5.160 61,184
3 John 4.618 54,762
4 William 3.775 44,766
5 Richard 3.155 37,411
6 Charles 2.671 31,675
7 David 2.334 27,678
8 Thomas 2.023 23,985
9 Donald 1.948 23,097
10 Ronald 1.748 20,729
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.758 56,201
2 Barbara 3.110 36,733
3 Patricia 2.765 32,660
4 Judith 1.895 22,378
5 Betty 1.869 22,073
6 Carol 1.842 21,758
7 Nancy 1.670 19,730
8 Linda 1.555 18,368
9 Shirley 1.513 17,873
10 Sandra 1.367 16,150