Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1941 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 1941:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 5.319 66,714
2 Robert 5.120 64,226
3 John 4.584 57,500
4 William 3.809 47,782
5 Richard 3.117 39,102
6 Charles 2.609 32,725
7 David 2.435 30,544
8 Thomas 2.123 26,636
9 Ronald 1.945 24,396
10 Donald 1.803 22,618
11 Larry 1.605 20,127
12 Joseph 1.578 19,796
13 George 1.535 19,257
14 Jerry 1.340 16,804
15 Kenneth 1.286 16,127
16 Michael 1.270 15,930
17 Edward 1.242 15,575
18 Paul 1.208 15,154
19 Gary 1.161 14,562
20 Gerald 0.872 10,937
21 Frank 0.860 10,784
22 Raymond 0.793 9,947
23 Dennis 0.762 9,560
24 Harold 0.646 8,100
25 Roger 0.645 8,086
26 Walter 0.618 7,747
27 Billy 0.610 7,654
28 Carl 0.571 7,158
29 Henry 0.570 7,155
30 Joe 0.570 7,148
31 Daniel 0.562 7,051
32 Jack 0.554 6,949
33 Arthur 0.537 6,738
34 Lawrence 0.530 6,651
35 Bobby 0.525 6,583
36 Willie 0.520 6,528
37 Wayne 0.487 6,110
38 Ralph 0.481 6,036
39 Roy 0.474 5,943
40 Albert 0.472 5,922
41 Stephen 0.463 5,808
42 Eugene 0.459 5,752
43 Fred 0.448 5,615
43 Peter 0.448 5,615
45 Jimmy 0.425 5,328
46 Anthony 0.417 5,235
47 Howard 0.404 5,071
48 Harry 0.403 5,054
49 Norman 0.355 4,449
50 Louis 0.354 4,439
51 Bruce 0.342 4,296
52 Philip 0.332 4,164
53 Douglas 0.331 4,148
54 Johnny 0.318 3,987
55 Leonard 0.317 3,982
56 Melvin 0.315 3,955
57 Stanley 0.313 3,924
58 Earl 0.303 3,805
59 Dale 0.302 3,788
60 Francis 0.298 3,738
61 Ernest 0.297 3,725
62 Clarence 0.293 3,672
63 Marvin 0.289 3,620
64 Terry 0.287 3,605
65 Samuel 0.282 3,532
66 Don 0.281 3,531
67 Leroy 0.281 3,519
68 Bill 0.275 3,453
69 Frederick 0.262 3,288
70 Patrick 0.251 3,152
71 Tommy 0.246 3,087
72 Gene 0.245 3,073
73 Allen 0.244 3,055
74 Alfred 0.243 3,047
75 Russell 0.242 3,031
76 Herbert 0.236 2,963
77 Phillip 0.229 2,868
78 Eddie 0.227 2,849
79 Ronnie 0.227 2,848
80 Jim 0.227 2,842
81 Lee 0.219 2,742
82 Andrew 0.216 2,710
83 Ray 0.215 2,693
84 Alan 0.209 2,625
85 Martin 0.208 2,604
86 Glenn 0.201 2,521
87 Bernard 0.200 2,505
88 Tom 0.199 2,498
89 Jimmie 0.197 2,471
90 Steven 0.197 2,466
91 Barry 0.197 2,465
92 Gordon 0.191 2,402
93 Leon 0.189 2,376
94 Clifford 0.188 2,364
95 Theodore 0.186 2,331
96 Lloyd 0.180 2,252
97 Edwin 0.176 2,213
98 Franklin 0.176 2,205
99 Jesse 0.174 2,187
100 Curtis 0.172 2,163
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.658 58,023
2 Barbara 3.173 39,533
3 Patricia 2.962 36,897
4 Carol 1.941 24,184
5 Linda 1.904 23,723
6 Judith 1.871 23,312
7 Betty 1.678 20,901
8 Nancy 1.676 20,879
9 Sandra 1.565 19,501
10 Shirley 1.360 16,948
11 Carolyn 1.306 16,269
12 Margaret 1.260 15,691
13 Joyce 1.258 15,676
14 Dorothy 1.169 14,560
15 Sharon 1.146 14,270
16 Judy 1.121 13,961
17 Joan 1.074 13,374
18 Janet 0.894 11,135
19 Karen 0.869 10,830
20 Donna 0.838 10,445
21 Elizabeth 0.824 10,268
22 Janice 0.808 10,061
23 Virginia 0.806 10,040
24 Helen 0.794 9,886
25 Martha 0.735 9,157
26 Gloria 0.723 9,007
27 Susan 0.713 8,886
28 Ruth 0.711 8,862
29 Beverly 0.700 8,726
30 Marilyn 0.687 8,552
31 Frances 0.680 8,469
32 Jean 0.629 7,837
33 Bonnie 0.623 7,759
34 Alice 0.598 7,446
35 Phyllis 0.590 7,348
36 Kathleen 0.575 7,159
37 Ann 0.572 7,120
38 Doris 0.568 7,076
39 Peggy 0.526 6,558
40 Diane 0.516 6,425
41 Brenda 0.508 6,330
42 Marie 0.494 6,150
43 Lois 0.490 6,108
44 Elaine 0.432 5,377
45 Geraldine 0.420 5,227
46 Jane 0.408 5,088
47 Norma 0.403 5,018
48 Carole 0.399 4,965
49 Rose 0.397 4,947
50 Evelyn 0.396 4,927
51 Catherine 0.392 4,884
52 Patsy 0.384 4,788
53 Wanda 0.380 4,736
54 Joanne 0.374 4,664
55 Charlotte 0.366 4,562
56 Anna 0.356 4,429
57 Dolores 0.352 4,384
58 Joann 0.343 4,276
59 Annie 0.328 4,080
60 Sarah 0.320 3,981
61 Sally 0.318 3,963
62 Louise 0.314 3,911
63 Rita 0.312 3,882
64 Mildred 0.308 3,842
65 Sylvia 0.304 3,786
66 Jo 0.302 3,757
67 Ellen 0.294 3,663
68 Gail 0.290 3,607
69 Ruby 0.288 3,584
70 Kay 0.284 3,536
71 Marjorie 0.282 3,517
72 Roberta 0.273 3,395
73 Jacqueline 0.272 3,388
74 Irene 0.271 3,370
75 Sue 0.270 3,361
76 Darlene 0.269 3,347
77 Arlene 0.264 3,291
78 Eleanor 0.261 3,249
79 Connie 0.257 3,205
80 Delores 0.254 3,160
81 Loretta 0.249 3,100
82 Anne 0.249 3,096
83 Marlene 0.246 3,068
84 Juanita 0.244 3,045
85 Katherine 0.241 3,003
86 Rebecca 0.235 2,925
87 Kathryn 0.230 2,868
88 Julia 0.228 2,845
89 Edna 0.227 2,831
90 June 0.222 2,766
91 Anita 0.220 2,740
92 Josephine 0.219 2,727
93 Lorraine 0.216 2,686
94 Rosemary 0.215 2,676
95 Theresa 0.215 2,674
96 Glenda 0.212 2,641
97 Suzanne 0.210 2,610
98 Jeanette 0.208 2,596
99 Diana 0.204 2,544
99 Emma 0.204 2,544