Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 Joseph 1.593 22,424
12 Larry 1.569 22,090
13 Michael 1.543 21,727
14 George 1.511 21,271
15 Kenneth 1.293 18,203
16 Jerry 1.241 17,473
17 Edward 1.241 17,465
18 Gary 1.212 17,066
19 Paul 1.171 16,482
20 Dennis 0.943 13,280
21 Frank 0.870 12,243
22 Gerald 0.815 11,473
23 Douglas 0.798 11,235
24 Raymond 0.789 11,109
25 Roger 0.652 9,175
26 Walter 0.616 8,675
27 Harold 0.610 8,582
28 Daniel 0.604 8,506
29 Arthur 0.570 8,024
30 Lawrence 0.542 7,635
31 Henry 0.537 7,561
32 Stephen 0.533 7,501
33 Joe 0.525 7,385
34 Jack 0.523 7,359
35 Billy 0.519 7,302
36 Carl 0.516 7,267
37 Willie 0.504 7,093
38 Ralph 0.471 6,636
39 Peter 0.468 6,585
40 Albert 0.461 6,492
41 Wayne 0.460 6,481
42 Roy 0.448 6,312
43 Bobby 0.443 6,243
44 Anthony 0.441 6,213
45 Eugene 0.433 6,090
46 Fred 0.432 6,088
47 Jimmy 0.422 5,944
48 Harry 0.400 5,625
49 Howard 0.395 5,567
50 Bruce 0.382 5,383
51 Louis 0.366 5,150
52 Terry 0.342 4,811
53 Norman 0.332 4,679
54 Philip 0.327 4,600
55 Stanley 0.326 4,585
56 Johnny 0.325 4,580
57 Leonard 0.310 4,369
58 Francis 0.305 4,295
59 Samuel 0.298 4,198
60 Melvin 0.297 4,181
61 Ernest 0.289 4,073
62 Earl 0.287 4,046
63 Dale 0.275 3,866
64 Patrick 0.270 3,804
65 Marvin 0.269 3,792
66 Bill 0.269 3,789
67 Clarence 0.266 3,738
68 Frederick 0.265 3,737
69 Leroy 0.264 3,719
70 Russell 0.261 3,673
71 Allen 0.254 3,571
72 Don 0.253 3,564
73 Tommy 0.251 3,527
74 Jim 0.250 3,515
75 Steven 0.249 3,506
76 Alfred 0.242 3,403
77 Phillip 0.240 3,377
78 Ronnie 0.239 3,361
79 Barry 0.228 3,207
80 Andrew 0.223 3,143
81 Alan 0.223 3,136
82 Gene 0.222 3,123
83 Herbert 0.221 3,110
84 Ray 0.218 3,063
85 Martin 0.216 3,045
86 Eddie 0.214 3,018
87 Lee 0.208 2,922
88 Glenn 0.205 2,885
89 Tom 0.204 2,875
90 Bernard 0.193 2,722
91 Theodore 0.189 2,662
92 Gordon 0.185 2,604
93 Leon 0.181 2,545
94 Jimmie 0.180 2,536
95 Clifford 0.180 2,533
96 Lloyd 0.175 2,460
97 Warren 0.172 2,422
98 Curtis 0.172 2,418
99 Victor 0.170 2,396
100 Jesse 0.170 2,395
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
11 Sharon 1.413 19,648
12 Shirley 1.276 17,738
13 Joyce 1.203 16,725
14 Margaret 1.191 16,553
15 Judy 1.127 15,669
16 Karen 1.107 15,386
17 Dorothy 1.081 15,033
18 Joan 1.044 14,512
19 Janet 0.939 13,060
20 Donna 0.934 12,985
21 Susan 0.864 12,017
22 Elizabeth 0.804 11,179
23 Virginia 0.777 10,800
24 Kathleen 0.769 10,695
25 Janice 0.740 10,282
26 Helen 0.720 10,012
27 Marilyn 0.712 9,902
28 Diane 0.687 9,550
29 Martha 0.684 9,514
30 Frances 0.681 9,471
31 Gloria 0.679 9,447
32 Beverly 0.677 9,408
33 Ruth 0.670 9,311
34 Bonnie 0.634 8,821
35 Carole 0.605 8,407
36 Jean 0.594 8,254
37 Phyllis 0.560 7,791
38 Ann 0.552 7,670
39 Alice 0.531 7,379
40 Brenda 0.521 7,238
41 Doris 0.516 7,174
42 Peggy 0.473 6,581
43 Marie 0.472 6,556
44 Lois 0.461 6,405
45 Elaine 0.430 5,983
46 Jane 0.410 5,707
47 Geraldine 0.391 5,435
48 Joanne 0.384 5,341
49 Catherine 0.379 5,267
50 Rose 0.378 5,250
51 Charlotte 0.361 5,020
52 Norma 0.357 4,968
53 Evelyn 0.355 4,939
54 Wanda 0.345 4,790
55 Rita 0.338 4,705
56 Sally 0.335 4,655
57 Patsy 0.328 4,561
58 Joann 0.324 4,503
59 Anna 0.323 4,488
60 Gail 0.320 4,445
61 Louise 0.312 4,338
62 Annie 0.309 4,290
63 Dolores 0.307 4,269
64 Ellen 0.302 4,192
65 Jo 0.300 4,173
66 Roberta 0.295 4,102
67 Sarah 0.295 4,100
68 Diana 0.277 3,854
69 Jacqueline 0.275 3,830
70 Connie 0.275 3,821
71 Mildred 0.274 3,811
72 Sylvia 0.268 3,727
73 Sue 0.261 3,630
74 Marjorie 0.261 3,623
75 Kay 0.261 3,622
76 Anne 0.253 3,524
77 Ruby 0.253 3,516
78 Darlene 0.253 3,515
79 Loretta 0.245 3,405
80 Irene 0.243 3,378
81 Katherine 0.243 3,377
82 Kathryn 0.241 3,351
83 Arlene 0.240 3,332
84 Marlene 0.234 3,251
85 Rebecca 0.233 3,240
86 Delores 0.228 3,169
87 Eleanor 0.228 3,166
88 Eileen 0.223 3,107
89 Glenda 0.222 3,092
90 Juanita 0.221 3,079
91 Lorraine 0.216 3,010
92 Rosemary 0.216 3,001
93 Anita 0.216 2,998
94 Sheila 0.214 2,971
95 Julia 0.209 2,904
96 Christine 0.209 2,900
97 Maria 0.202 2,815
98 Theresa 0.201 2,799
99 Edna 0.199 2,764
100 Josephine 0.197 2,745