Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1948 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 1948:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 4.970 88,544
2 Robert 4.796 85,432
3 John 4.645 82,747
4 William 3.477 61,934
5 David 3.176 56,588
6 Michael 2.949 52,537
7 Richard 2.859 50,927
8 Thomas 2.458 43,782
9 Charles 2.169 38,645
10 Ronald 1.879 33,482
11 Larry 1.876 33,417
12 Gary 1.591 28,346
13 Joseph 1.504 26,801
14 Donald 1.483 26,428
15 Kenneth 1.321 23,540
16 George 1.229 21,898
17 Dennis 1.220 21,741
18 Paul 1.191 21,226
19 Edward 1.064 18,960
20 Stephen 0.957 17,054
21 Jerry 0.944 16,809
22 Daniel 0.926 16,493
23 Steven 0.897 15,976
24 Roger 0.719 12,806
25 Frank 0.712 12,678
26 Terry 0.681 12,126
27 Raymond 0.651 11,599
28 Bruce 0.621 11,061
29 Mark 0.577 10,272
30 Gerald 0.552 9,825
31 Lawrence 0.548 9,764
32 Gregory 0.545 9,717
33 Douglas 0.531 9,458
34 Wayne 0.487 8,673
35 Walter 0.484 8,630
36 Harold 0.457 8,141
37 Peter 0.452 8,048
38 Timothy 0.451 8,028
39 Danny 0.449 8,007
40 Willie 0.447 7,967
41 Anthony 0.442 7,883
42 Carl 0.439 7,820
43 Jack 0.427 7,613
44 Arthur 0.425 7,580
45 Henry 0.416 7,409
46 Alan 0.415 7,388
47 Joe 0.409 7,290
48 Patrick 0.403 7,183
49 Roy 0.396 7,061
50 Jimmy 0.389 6,926
51 Ralph 0.388 6,907
52 Johnny 0.385 6,858
53 Billy 0.349 6,214
54 Philip 0.346 6,163
55 Albert 0.346 6,158
56 Dale 0.341 6,079
57 Harry 0.333 5,940
58 Jeffrey 0.333 5,928
59 Ronnie 0.331 5,898
60 Steve 0.322 5,745
61 Eugene 0.314 5,602
62 Bobby 0.313 5,577
63 Howard 0.308 5,486
64 Stanley 0.302 5,382
65 Louis 0.302 5,378
66 Fred 0.301 5,358
67 Russell 0.286 5,103
68 Mike 0.283 5,041
69 Phillip 0.282 5,023
70 Samuel 0.281 4,998
71 Leonard 0.268 4,768
72 Allen 0.267 4,758
73 Glenn 0.266 4,741
74 Barry 0.262 4,662
75 Ernest 0.253 4,513
76 Frederick 0.253 4,501
77 Andrew 0.242 4,312
78 Eddie 0.238 4,236
79 Tommy 0.237 4,221
80 Francis 0.236 4,211
81 Melvin 0.227 4,045
82 Craig 0.224 3,982
83 Earl 0.223 3,977
84 Bill 0.220 3,922
85 Norman 0.219 3,894
86 Jim 0.213 3,801
87 Clarence 0.213 3,791
88 Martin 0.208 3,698
89 Keith 0.205 3,654
90 Marvin 0.203 3,620
91 Don 0.198 3,535
92 Rodney 0.194 3,459
93 Lee 0.193 3,443
94 Tom 0.192 3,428
95 Brian 0.188 3,356
96 Alfred 0.182 3,241
97 Leroy 0.181 3,233
98 Randall 0.178 3,179
99 Randy 0.176 3,141
100 Ray 0.176 3,135
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Linda 5.521 96,178
2 Mary 3.937 68,583
3 Barbara 2.686 46,802
4 Patricia 2.648 46,125
5 Susan 2.065 35,972
6 Sandra 1.782 31,054
7 Nancy 1.688 29,403
8 Carol 1.663 28,969
9 Sharon 1.500 26,132
10 Kathleen 1.334 23,247
11 Donna 1.264 22,029
12 Karen 1.262 21,987
13 Margaret 1.083 18,869
14 Carolyn 1.069 18,617
15 Judith 1.020 17,779
16 Judy 1.017 17,714
17 Brenda 1.016 17,698
18 Betty 0.954 16,616
19 Diane 0.953 16,605
20 Shirley 0.926 16,136
21 Joyce 0.825 14,371
22 Pamela 0.820 14,283
23 Janice 0.812 14,154
24 Janet 0.802 13,979
25 Cheryl 0.758 13,211
26 Elizabeth 0.758 13,203
27 Cynthia 0.703 12,245
28 Gloria 0.671 11,696
29 Dorothy 0.649 11,313
30 Deborah 0.645 11,245
31 Beverly 0.619 10,792
32 Martha 0.575 10,013
33 Marilyn 0.570 9,929
34 Bonnie 0.564 9,823
35 Christine 0.556 9,679
36 Virginia 0.534 9,298
37 Joan 0.532 9,268
38 Peggy 0.522 9,086
39 Jane 0.504 8,783
40 Helen 0.477 8,302
41 Catherine 0.473 8,245
42 Frances 0.469 8,175
43 Connie 0.462 8,053
44 Ann 0.461 8,023
45 Ruth 0.453 7,897
46 Phyllis 0.452 7,873
47 Jean 0.446 7,766
48 Diana 0.442 7,700
49 Alice 0.400 6,973
50 Rebecca 0.390 6,795
51 Gail 0.379 6,602
52 Paula 0.378 6,593
53 Elaine 0.367 6,392
54 Kathryn 0.354 6,172
55 Kathy 0.353 6,144
56 Jo 0.344 5,986
57 Wanda 0.340 5,916
58 Jacqueline 0.335 5,837
59 Rita 0.335 5,831
60 Marie 0.332 5,786
61 Sherry 0.328 5,716
62 Theresa 0.319 5,553
63 Rose 0.319 5,551
64 Doris 0.318 5,546
65 Joanne 0.315 5,496
66 Suzanne 0.312 5,444
67 Ellen 0.304 5,288
68 Katherine 0.297 5,167
69 Charlotte 0.296 5,162
70 Lois 0.291 5,076
71 Sheila 0.288 5,018
72 Sally 0.288 5,011
73 Laura 0.281 4,897
74 Evelyn 0.278 4,841
75 Maria 0.276 4,812
76 Marsha 0.271 4,720
77 Darlene 0.269 4,690
78 Sue 0.268 4,670
79 Marcia 0.267 4,645
80 Lynn 0.264 4,608
81 Vicki 0.250 4,364
82 Teresa 0.242 4,219
83 Geraldine 0.242 4,211
84 Lynda 0.239 4,169
85 Sarah 0.238 4,150
86 Dianne 0.238 4,140
87 Anne 0.237 4,122
88 Maureen 0.234 4,079
89 Anna 0.232 4,040
90 Rosemary 0.222 3,868
91 Eileen 0.220 3,835
92 Glenda 0.220 3,832
93 Constance 0.219 3,810
94 Joann 0.218 3,803
95 Jeanne 0.218 3,790
96 Lorraine 0.215 3,745
97 Annie 0.214 3,722
98 Patsy 0.213 3,716
99 Louise 0.211 3,682
100 Roberta 0.211 3,670