Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1946 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 1946:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 5.299 87,432
2 Robert 5.098 84,121
3 John 4.803 79,250
4 William 3.638 60,032
5 Richard 3.568 58,866
6 David 2.814 46,428
7 Michael 2.496 41,180
8 Thomas 2.355 38,860
9 Charles 2.315 38,200
10 Ronald 1.930 31,838
11 Larry 1.723 28,432
12 Gary 1.631 26,912
13 Donald 1.591 26,250
14 Joseph 1.472 24,284
15 Kenneth 1.335 22,031
16 George 1.307 21,565
17 Dennis 1.300 21,442
18 Paul 1.276 21,049
19 Edward 1.126 18,574
20 Jerry 1.064 17,564
21 Daniel 0.780 12,867
22 Frank 0.767 12,662
23 Roger 0.752 12,414
24 Stephen 0.717 11,827
25 Raymond 0.684 11,281
26 Terry 0.647 10,669
27 Gerald 0.608 10,025
28 Steven 0.539 8,890
29 Wayne 0.534 8,810
30 Walter 0.525 8,664
31 Lawrence 0.516 8,511
32 Bruce 0.512 8,454
33 Harold 0.507 8,363
34 Douglas 0.505 8,326
35 Jack 0.473 7,799
36 Arthur 0.457 7,538
37 Joe 0.457 7,535
38 Peter 0.454 7,486
39 Carl 0.447 7,376
40 Willie 0.444 7,327
41 Henry 0.443 7,314
42 Jimmy 0.432 7,132
43 Roy 0.419 6,919
44 Anthony 0.411 6,776
45 Billy 0.407 6,714
46 Danny 0.403 6,645
47 Johnny 0.400 6,602
48 Ralph 0.399 6,585
49 Alan 0.393 6,492
50 Harry 0.365 6,026
51 Fred 0.364 6,012
52 Albert 0.364 6,002
53 Bobby 0.349 5,763
54 Ronnie 0.347 5,724
55 Howard 0.345 5,691
56 Gregory 0.344 5,672
57 Eugene 0.343 5,666
58 Mark 0.323 5,335
59 Patrick 0.321 5,302
60 Timothy 0.313 5,157
61 Philip 0.309 5,095
62 Dale 0.305 5,025
63 Louis 0.298 4,920
64 Mike 0.294 4,848
65 Stanley 0.289 4,771
66 Russell 0.287 4,737
67 Leonard 0.285 4,696
68 Barry 0.280 4,628
69 Steve 0.277 4,566
70 Samuel 0.274 4,521
71 Ernest 0.266 4,393
72 Bill 0.264 4,354
73 Jim 0.263 4,332
74 Allen 0.260 4,293
75 Frederick 0.257 4,233
76 Norman 0.252 4,163
77 Tommy 0.251 4,142
78 Jeffrey 0.250 4,125
79 Don 0.249 4,111
80 Francis 0.243 4,004
81 Glenn 0.236 3,894
82 Earl 0.232 3,829
83 Phillip 0.229 3,775
84 Andrew 0.228 3,756
85 Eddie 0.227 3,747
86 Melvin 0.227 3,744
87 Tom 0.220 3,624
88 Marvin 0.218 3,598
89 Clarence 0.216 3,564
90 Leroy 0.210 3,462
91 Lee 0.203 3,345
92 Martin 0.202 3,334
93 Rodney 0.200 3,303
94 Alfred 0.196 3,235
95 Ray 0.192 3,167
96 Keith 0.173 2,861
97 Herbert 0.171 2,817
98 Gene 0.167 2,755
99 Curtis 0.165 2,718
100 Clifford 0.159 2,617
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 4.183 67,459
2 Linda 3.268 52,707
3 Patricia 2.871 46,296
4 Barbara 2.797 45,114
5 Carol 2.125 34,273
6 Sandra 1.965 31,693
7 Nancy 1.757 28,343
8 Susan 1.753 28,271
9 Sharon 1.725 27,823
10 Judith 1.383 22,305
11 Judy 1.270 20,477
12 Carolyn 1.233 19,891
13 Donna 1.226 19,768
14 Betty 1.222 19,711
15 Karen 1.218 19,646
16 Kathleen 1.163 18,757
17 Margaret 1.124 18,134
18 Shirley 1.108 17,866
19 Diane 0.982 15,831
20 Joyce 0.943 15,213
21 Janet 0.877 14,140
22 Janice 0.870 14,036
23 Dorothy 0.793 12,795
24 Brenda 0.787 12,691
25 Elizabeth 0.729 11,750
26 Gloria 0.725 11,688
27 Cheryl 0.715 11,525
28 Joan 0.695 11,216
29 Marilyn 0.664 10,711
30 Beverly 0.647 10,429
31 Virginia 0.621 10,018
32 Martha 0.605 9,759
33 Bonnie 0.589 9,502
34 Pamela 0.581 9,366
35 Jane 0.556 8,969
36 Helen 0.549 8,851
37 Jean 0.531 8,556
38 Ruth 0.525 8,474
39 Frances 0.524 8,455
40 Ann 0.501 8,075
41 Phyllis 0.499 8,045
42 Diana 0.468 7,543
43 Peggy 0.459 7,397
44 Alice 0.456 7,362
45 Connie 0.447 7,217
46 Cynthia 0.427 6,892
47 Elaine 0.422 6,800
48 Catherine 0.395 6,366
49 Gail 0.386 6,228
50 Christine 0.385 6,202
51 Doris 0.371 5,988
52 Suzanne 0.369 5,949
53 Jo 0.361 5,829
54 Marie 0.357 5,760
55 Lois 0.353 5,700
56 Rita 0.343 5,533
57 Joanne 0.341 5,502
58 Ellen 0.325 5,234
59 Wanda 0.324 5,232
60 Rose 0.321 5,178
61 Sue 0.319 5,142
62 Jacqueline 0.315 5,082
63 Kathryn 0.310 4,999
64 Charlotte 0.308 4,969
65 Evelyn 0.303 4,888
66 Geraldine 0.301 4,849
67 Sally 0.300 4,843
68 Rebecca 0.300 4,841
69 Paula 0.293 4,725
70 Sheila 0.292 4,705
71 Darlene 0.289 4,661
72 Carole 0.287 4,621
73 Sherry 0.280 4,520
74 Rosemary 0.278 4,488
75 Laura 0.278 4,481
76 Dianne 0.265 4,280
77 Norma 0.265 4,267
78 Katherine 0.260 4,197
79 Kathy 0.259 4,178
80 Eileen 0.259 4,171
81 Anne 0.255 4,116
82 Sylvia 0.254 4,095
83 Jeanne 0.251 4,045
84 Anita 0.250 4,028
85 Roberta 0.249 4,016
86 Patsy 0.249 4,015
87 Anna 0.248 4,001
88 Maria 0.245 3,959
89 Marcia 0.245 3,947
90 Joann 0.244 3,942
91 Louise 0.244 3,928
92 Sarah 0.242 3,905
93 Lorraine 0.241 3,886
94 Lynn 0.241 3,884
95 Maureen 0.228 3,683
96 Theresa 0.228 3,682
97 Annie 0.226 3,649
98 Marsha 0.224 3,612
99 Glenda 0.221 3,569
100 Constance 0.212 3,417