Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1949 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 1949:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 James 4.821 86,776
2 Robert 4.653 83,746
3 John 4.505 81,086
4 William 3.412 61,413
5 Michael 3.331 59,954
6 David 3.309 59,553
7 Richard 2.828 50,902
8 Thomas 2.507 45,126
9 Charles 2.223 40,016
10 Larry 1.766 31,780
11 Ronald 1.748 31,456
12 Gary 1.607 28,923
13 Donald 1.505 27,083
14 Joseph 1.465 26,366
15 Kenneth 1.308 23,546
16 Dennis 1.207 21,716
17 Paul 1.198 21,568
18 George 1.184 21,307
19 Stephen 1.136 20,446
20 Steven 1.106 19,899
21 Edward 1.064 19,153
22 Daniel 1.012 18,219
23 Jerry 0.879 15,828
24 Mark 0.762 13,715
25 Roger 0.711 12,800
26 Bruce 0.681 12,259
27 Frank 0.664 11,945
28 Terry 0.636 11,452
29 Douglas 0.628 11,305
30 Raymond 0.628 11,298
31 Gregory 0.610 10,974
32 Lawrence 0.568 10,230
33 Gerald 0.544 9,789
34 Timothy 0.518 9,332
35 Wayne 0.495 8,906
36 Anthony 0.469 8,437
37 Walter 0.460 8,288
38 Peter 0.459 8,254
39 Patrick 0.448 8,063
40 Danny 0.445 8,015
41 Willie 0.439 7,908
42 Harold 0.434 7,807
43 Carl 0.426 7,673
44 Arthur 0.415 7,476
45 Alan 0.403 7,250
46 Henry 0.399 7,178
47 Jack 0.396 7,127
48 Jeffrey 0.387 6,972
49 Johnny 0.387 6,963
50 Ralph 0.374 6,735
51 Roy 0.367 6,610
52 Joe 0.362 6,514
53 Jimmy 0.356 6,401
54 Dale 0.346 6,227
55 Philip 0.346 6,221
56 Albert 0.336 6,055
57 Billy 0.323 5,808
58 Eugene 0.311 5,592
59 Harry 0.308 5,540
60 Stanley 0.307 5,520
61 Glenn 0.300 5,404
62 Samuel 0.298 5,359
63 Howard 0.293 5,278
64 Ronnie 0.291 5,238
65 Louis 0.291 5,232
66 Phillip 0.288 5,188
67 Bobby 0.284 5,108
68 Steve 0.278 5,009
69 Russell 0.278 5,004
70 Frederick 0.264 4,748
71 Allen 0.263 4,728
72 Fred 0.262 4,720
73 Barry 0.256 4,600
74 Leonard 0.252 4,543
75 Andrew 0.251 4,514
76 Ernest 0.241 4,339
77 Craig 0.240 4,326
78 Francis 0.238 4,283
79 Randall 0.231 4,156
80 Eddie 0.227 4,084
81 Christopher 0.222 3,993
82 Melvin 0.221 3,973
83 Martin 0.217 3,900
84 Tommy 0.216 3,880
85 Keith 0.215 3,878
86 Brian 0.214 3,843
87 Rodney 0.212 3,823
88 Mike 0.207 3,733
89 Marvin 0.207 3,722
90 Norman 0.204 3,664
91 Earl 0.203 3,651
92 Randy 0.201 3,620
93 Lee 0.198 3,559
94 Clarence 0.188 3,385
95 Kevin 0.183 3,296
96 Alfred 0.177 3,191
97 Curtis 0.171 3,084
98 Don 0.170 3,057
99 Scott 0.169 3,048
100 Theodore 0.169 3,039
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Linda 5.185 90,986
2 Mary 3.808 66,832
3 Patricia 2.640 46,328
4 Barbara 2.427 42,596
5 Susan 2.148 37,697
6 Sandra 1.746 30,635
7 Nancy 1.665 29,228
8 Carol 1.526 26,772
9 Kathleen 1.502 26,354
10 Sharon 1.465 25,704
11 Karen 1.280 22,461
12 Donna 1.256 22,048
13 Brenda 1.170 20,536
14 Margaret 1.109 19,454
15 Deborah 1.094 19,198
16 Judith 1.003 17,606
17 Carolyn 0.991 17,397
18 Shirley 0.984 17,269
19 Diane 0.982 17,237
20 Judy 0.910 15,965
21 Pamela 0.862 15,121
22 Betty 0.852 14,950
23 Janet 0.846 14,852
24 Janice 0.823 14,450
25 Elizabeth 0.781 13,709
26 Joyce 0.773 13,561
27 Cynthia 0.735 12,891
28 Cheryl 0.684 12,008
29 Gloria 0.676 11,868
30 Christine 0.672 11,798
31 Beverly 0.601 10,556
32 Dorothy 0.593 10,408
33 Marilyn 0.562 9,867
34 Martha 0.559 9,804
35 Bonnie 0.554 9,723
36 Joan 0.524 9,202
37 Catherine 0.520 9,132
38 Peggy 0.520 9,117
39 Virginia 0.506 8,883
40 Rebecca 0.500 8,775
41 Jane 0.497 8,719
42 Kathy 0.482 8,451
43 Connie 0.468 8,213
44 Ann 0.448 7,865
45 Jean 0.442 7,760
46 Helen 0.439 7,700
47 Ruth 0.436 7,651
48 Diana 0.429 7,533
49 Frances 0.424 7,439
50 Phyllis 0.417 7,314
51 Gail 0.412 7,226
52 Kathryn 0.409 7,180
53 Alice 0.380 6,662
54 Rita 0.379 6,654
55 Paula 0.374 6,572
56 Wanda 0.359 6,306
57 Elaine 0.354 6,215
58 Jacqueline 0.344 6,040
58 Katherine 0.344 6,040
60 Jo 0.331 5,802
61 Joanne 0.328 5,749
62 Theresa 0.319 5,606
63 Suzanne 0.319 5,605
64 Ellen 0.313 5,501
65 Rose 0.306 5,377
65 Laura 0.306 5,377
67 Marie 0.302 5,306
68 Sherry 0.301 5,284
68 Doris 0.301 5,284
70 Vicki 0.296 5,191
71 Charlotte 0.293 5,137
72 Maria 0.292 5,120
73 Lois 0.280 4,915
74 Lynn 0.278 4,882
75 Darlene 0.273 4,799
76 Sheila 0.272 4,774
77 Sally 0.272 4,772
78 Marcia 0.265 4,649
79 Marsha 0.263 4,611
80 Evelyn 0.258 4,528
81 Cathy 0.251 4,408
82 Constance 0.247 4,328
83 Teresa 0.246 4,324
84 Sarah 0.245 4,295
85 Dianne 0.236 4,139
86 Anne 0.231 4,047
87 Glenda 0.226 3,974
88 Sue 0.224 3,925
89 Maureen 0.223 3,920
90 Geraldine 0.223 3,916
91 Anna 0.222 3,895
92 Jeanne 0.220 3,859
93 Lynda 0.218 3,830
94 Sylvia 0.218 3,821
95 Eileen 0.212 3,723
96 Victoria 0.209 3,668
97 Roberta 0.208 3,657
98 Rosemary 0.207 3,632
99 Anita 0.205 3,589
100 Charlene 0.202 3,539