Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1942 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 1942:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 5.481 77,164
2 Robert 5.102 71,825
3 John 4.690 66,025
4 William 3.897 54,868
5 Richard 3.095 43,576
6 David 2.549 35,894
7 Charles 2.546 35,840
8 Thomas 2.209 31,096
9 Ronald 1.927 27,125
10 Donald 1.701 23,948
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.549 63,242
2 Barbara 3.217 44,732
3 Patricia 2.838 39,453
4 Linda 2.273 31,605
5 Carol 2.177 30,265
6 Sandra 1.797 24,989
7 Judith 1.783 24,783
8 Nancy 1.678 23,331
9 Betty 1.557 21,652
10 Carolyn 1.437 19,982