Top 100 Baby Names for the 1940s

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 James Mary
2 Robert Linda
3 John Barbara
4 William Patricia
5 Richard Carol
6 David Sandra
7 Charles Nancy
8 Thomas Sharon
9 Michael Judith
10 Ronald Susan
11 Larry Betty
12 Donald Carolyn
13 Joseph Margaret
14 Gary Shirley
15 George Judy
16 Kenneth Karen
17 Paul Donna
18 Edward Kathleen
19 Jerry Joyce
20 Dennis Dorothy
21 Frank Janet
22 Daniel Diane
23 Raymond Janice
24 Roger Joan
25 Stephen Elizabeth
26 Gerald Brenda
27 Walter Gloria
28 Harold Virginia
29 Steven Marilyn
30 Douglas Martha
31 Lawrence Beverly
32 Terry Helen
33 Wayne Bonnie
34 Arthur Ruth
35 Jack Frances
36 Carl Jean
37 Henry Ann
38 Willie Phyllis
39 Bruce Pamela
40 Joe Jane
41 Peter Alice
42 Billy Peggy
43 Roy Cheryl
44 Ralph Doris
45 Anthony Catherine
46 Jimmy Elaine
47 Albert Cynthia
48 Bobby Marie
49 Eugene Lois
50 Johnny Connie
51 Fred Christine
52 Harry Diana
53 Howard Gail
54 Mark Joanne
55 Alan Rose
56 Louis Wanda
57 Philip Carole
58 Patrick Rita
59 Dale Charlotte
60 Danny Jo
61 Stanley Evelyn
62 Leonard Geraldine
63 Timothy Jacqueline
64 Gregory Ellen
65 Samuel Sally
66 Ronnie Rebecca
67 Norman Kathryn
68 Ernest Deborah
69 Russell Norma
70 Francis Suzanne
71 Melvin Anna
72 Earl Sue
73 Frederick Darlene
74 Allen Patsy
75 Bill Joann
76 Tommy Sarah
77 Phillip Katherine
78 Marvin Paula
79 Steve Annie
80 Don Louise
81 Clarence Roberta
82 Barry Sylvia
83 Glenn Anne
84 Jim Theresa
85 Eddie Sheila
86 Mike Maria
87 Andrew Laura
88 Jeffrey Kathy
89 Leroy Eileen
90 Alfred Marcia
91 Martin Rosemary
92 Lee Glenda
93 Tom Dolores
94 Ray Mildred
95 Herbert Lorraine
96 Gene Marjorie
97 Bernard Sherry
98 Theodore Kay
99 Curtis Anita
100 Keith Dianne


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Some quotes have no other purpose than to make you laugh...something we could all use more of. Get inspired or reassured, visit the quotes pages often.

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