Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1947 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 1947:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 5.101 94,743
2 Robert 4.934 91,645
3 John 4.755 88,327
4 William 3.606 66,971
5 Richard 3.149 58,497
6 David 3.112 57,809
7 Michael 2.719 50,499
8 Thomas 2.415 44,848
9 Charles 2.195 40,766
10 Larry 1.881 34,932
11 Ronald 1.878 34,881
12 Gary 1.617 30,027
13 Donald 1.521 28,252
14 Joseph 1.481 27,513
15 Kenneth 1.323 24,574
16 George 1.288 23,917
17 Dennis 1.275 23,681
18 Paul 1.228 22,800
19 Edward 1.106 20,547
20 Jerry 1.011 18,779
21 Stephen 0.825 15,319
22 Daniel 0.818 15,189
23 Frank 0.754 14,004
24 Steven 0.729 13,531
25 Roger 0.687 12,760
26 Terry 0.686 12,742
27 Raymond 0.665 12,357
28 Gerald 0.579 10,757
29 Bruce 0.567 10,525
30 Wayne 0.547 10,165
31 Douglas 0.533 9,905
32 Lawrence 0.516 9,580
33 Gregory 0.502 9,331
34 Walter 0.496 9,211
35 Harold 0.479 8,897
36 Peter 0.463 8,591
37 Jack 0.458 8,507
38 Arthur 0.444 8,255
39 Danny 0.434 8,063
40 Carl 0.434 8,056
41 Anthony 0.432 8,018
42 Willie 0.430 7,985
43 Joe 0.426 7,904
44 Jimmy 0.424 7,868
45 Alan 0.421 7,816
46 Henry 0.420 7,808
47 Mark 0.418 7,769
48 Roy 0.407 7,561
49 Johnny 0.401 7,439
50 Ralph 0.398 7,393
51 Billy 0.373 6,934
52 Timothy 0.363 6,747
53 Patrick 0.357 6,623
54 Harry 0.350 6,508
55 Albert 0.348 6,457
56 Fred 0.344 6,387
57 Steve 0.336 6,237
58 Philip 0.336 6,234
59 Eugene 0.333 6,176
60 Bobby 0.329 6,120
61 Ronnie 0.329 6,112
62 Howard 0.326 6,063
63 Dale 0.319 5,934
64 Louis 0.311 5,776
65 Mike 0.310 5,752
66 Jeffrey 0.305 5,659
67 Stanley 0.296 5,498
68 Barry 0.294 5,468
69 Russell 0.284 5,268
70 Leonard 0.278 5,163
71 Glenn 0.278 5,159
72 Samuel 0.275 5,109
73 Allen 0.273 5,077
74 Phillip 0.258 4,793
75 Ernest 0.258 4,783
76 Bill 0.252 4,687
77 Jim 0.250 4,642
78 Frederick 0.249 4,630
79 Tommy 0.247 4,589
80 Eddie 0.240 4,457
81 Norman 0.237 4,411
82 Andrew 0.234 4,340
83 Earl 0.228 4,244
84 Francis 0.227 4,215
85 Melvin 0.225 4,171
86 Don 0.216 4,007
87 Tom 0.211 3,923
88 Clarence 0.211 3,917
89 Marvin 0.203 3,769
90 Martin 0.201 3,725
91 Keith 0.198 3,684
92 Lee 0.198 3,676
93 Craig 0.196 3,636
94 Rodney 0.192 3,564
95 Brian 0.186 3,451
96 Alfred 0.184 3,415
97 Ray 0.182 3,381
98 Leroy 0.180 3,342
99 Curtis 0.163 3,034
100 Bernard 0.161 2,995
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Linda 5.484 99,685
2 Mary 3.943 71,680
3 Patricia 2.820 51,269
4 Barbara 2.684 48,797
5 Sandra 1.913 34,772
6 Carol 1.845 33,535
7 Nancy 1.784 32,438
8 Susan 1.757 31,947
9 Sharon 1.570 28,540
10 Donna 1.294 23,520
11 Kathleen 1.216 22,099
12 Judith 1.210 21,994
13 Karen 1.191 21,645
14 Judy 1.157 21,035
15 Carolyn 1.141 20,749
16 Margaret 1.106 20,097
17 Betty 1.043 18,963
18 Diane 0.978 17,778
19 Shirley 0.971 17,647
20 Joyce 0.876 15,917
21 Brenda 0.871 15,829
22 Janice 0.848 15,413
23 Janet 0.838 15,233
24 Cheryl 0.764 13,889
25 Elizabeth 0.740 13,443
26 Dorothy 0.702 12,757
27 Gloria 0.694 12,622
28 Pamela 0.682 12,394
29 Marilyn 0.653 11,878
30 Joan 0.620 11,274
31 Beverly 0.617 11,207
32 Martha 0.586 10,649
33 Cynthia 0.579 10,526
34 Virginia 0.572 10,404
35 Bonnie 0.562 10,218
36 Jane 0.547 9,941
37 Phyllis 0.505 9,187
38 Helen 0.494 8,979
39 Jean 0.492 8,942
40 Frances 0.492 8,939
41 Ann 0.489 8,894
42 Peggy 0.489 8,880
43 Connie 0.475 8,641
44 Ruth 0.467 8,483
45 Christine 0.461 8,372
46 Catherine 0.434 7,886
47 Alice 0.432 7,849
48 Diana 0.419 7,621
49 Gail 0.398 7,238
50 Elaine 0.389 7,064
51 Jo 0.370 6,723
52 Rebecca 0.348 6,333
53 Suzanne 0.343 6,232
54 Paula 0.336 6,105
55 Kathryn 0.335 6,092
56 Joanne 0.334 6,064
57 Marie 0.333 6,058
58 Doris 0.332 6,031
59 Jacqueline 0.331 6,010
60 Rita 0.329 5,983
61 Ellen 0.322 5,857
62 Deborah 0.321 5,836
63 Lois 0.315 5,719
64 Kathy 0.314 5,700
65 Rose 0.311 5,658
66 Wanda 0.311 5,653
67 Sherry 0.307 5,577
68 Charlotte 0.296 5,387
69 Sue 0.292 5,305
70 Sally 0.290 5,264
71 Darlene 0.289 5,255
72 Evelyn 0.288 5,243
73 Sheila 0.280 5,095
74 Laura 0.278 5,052
75 Lynn 0.275 4,994
76 Katherine 0.269 4,890
77 Lynda 0.266 4,839
78 Geraldine 0.265 4,811
79 Maria 0.259 4,710
80 Rosemary 0.250 4,542
81 Marcia 0.246 4,470
82 Norma 0.244 4,427
83 Dianne 0.243 4,413
84 Lorraine 0.243 4,412
85 Theresa 0.241 4,390
86 Jeanne 0.240 4,364
87 Patsy 0.239 4,347
88 Marsha 0.239 4,337
89 Joann 0.235 4,276
90 Roberta 0.234 4,259
91 Eileen 0.234 4,249
92 Anna 0.233 4,238
93 Sarah 0.232 4,219
94 Anne 0.230 4,189
95 Anita 0.230 4,186
96 Glenda 0.229 4,154
97 Sylvia 0.225 4,096
98 Maureen 0.225 4,084
99 Louise 0.223 4,049
100 Constance 0.214 3,896