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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1941

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1941 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 58,040 4.659 -125 -55,659 1 James 66,731 5.319 -3 -52,499
2 Barbara 39,537 3.173 -906 -39,245 2 Robert 64,233 5.120 -63 -58,726
3 Patricia 36,901 2.962 -886 -36,599 3 John 57,515 4.584 -24 -48,081
4 Carol 24,181 1.941 -1,810 -24,068 4 William 47,786 3.809 1 -32,882
5 Linda 23,720 1.904 -703 -23,316 5 Richard 39,104 3.117 -170 -36,835
6 Judith 23,317 1.872 -840 -22,998 6 Charles 32,728 2.609 -43 -25,598
7 Betty 20,902 1.678 -1,313 -20,727 7 David 30,552 2.435 -16 -20,428
8 Nancy 20,882 1.676 -870 -20,574 8 Thomas 26,641 2.123 -40 -19,510
9 Sandra 19,499 1.565 -885 -19,200 9 Ronald 24,397 1.945 -451 -23,742
10 Shirley 16,953 1.361 -1,261 -16,769 10 Donald 22,628 1.804 -478 -22,034
11 Carolyn 16,273 1.306 -830 -15,952 11 Larry 20,130 1.604 -618 -19,719
12 Margaret 15,696 1.260 -120 -13,454 12 Joseph 19,800 1.578 -7 -9,440
13 Joyce 15,681 1.259 -823 -15,358 13 George 19,260 1.535 -111 -16,109
14 Dorothy 14,563 1.169 -587 -14,065 14 Jerry 16,805 1.339 -542 -16,317
15 Sharon 14,270 1.145 -1,034 -14,027 15 Kenneth 16,133 1.286 -203 -14,382
16 Judy 13,966 1.121 -1,595 -13,832 16 Michael 15,931 1.270 4 -3,352
17 Joan 13,382 1.074 -1,663 -13,255 17 Edward 15,575 1.241 -152 -13,266
18 Janet 11,136 0.894 -1,343 -10,967 18 Paul 15,162 1.208 -207 -13,478
19 Karen 10,830 0.869 -537 -10,278 19 Gary 14,566 1.161 -618 -14,163
20 Donna 10,446 0.838 -1,696 -10,323 20 Gerald 10,940 0.872 -804 -10,671
21 Elizabeth 10,269 0.824 8 -1,354 21 Frank 10,793 0.860 -352 -9,912
22 Janice 10,060 0.807 -1,471 -9,912 22 Raymond 9,949 0.793 -271 -8,757
23 Virginia 10,043 0.806 -491 -9,435 23 Dennis 9,559 0.762 -521 -9,049
24 Helen 9,889 0.794 -394 -9,131 24 Harold 8,102 0.646 -775 -7,817
25 Martha 9,159 0.735 -725 -8,789 25 Roger 8,093 0.645 -600 -7,678
26 Gloria 9,006 0.723 -535 -8,468 26 Walter 7,747 0.617 -239 -6,394
27 Susan 8,889 0.713 -936 -8,617 27 Billy 7,661 0.611 -808 -7,398
28 Ruth 8,862 0.711 -237 -7,668 28 Henry 7,163 0.571 10 3,243
29 Beverly 8,726 0.700 -1,393 -8,567 29 Carl 7,160 0.571 -598 -6,749
30 Marilyn 8,553 0.687 -498 -7,973 30 Joe 7,150 0.570 -654 -6,788
31 Frances 8,468 0.680 -407 -7,745 31 Daniel 7,049 0.562 16 4,591
32 Jean 7,840 0.629 -2,426 -7,767 32 Jack 6,950 0.554 -3 1,469
33 Bonnie 7,758 0.623 -664 -7,346 33 Arthur 6,739 0.537 -211 -5,236
34 Alice 7,446 0.598 -36 -3,642 34 Lawrence 6,652 0.530 -462 -6,073
35 Phyllis 7,347 0.590 -5,915 -7,326 35 Bobby 6,588 0.525 -752 -6,293
36 Kathleen 7,160 0.575 -835 -6,850 36 Willie 6,530 0.520 -768 -6,249
37 Ann 7,122 0.572 -986 -6,871 37 Wayne 6,108 0.487 -779 -5,834
38 Doris 7,077 0.568 -2,051 -6,985 38 Ralph 6,037 0.481 -1,033 -5,853
39 Peggy 6,559 0.526 -5,555 -6,536 39 Roy 5,947 0.474 -498 -5,425
40 Diane 6,425 0.516 -2,190 -6,341 40 Albert 5,927 0.472 -390 -5,213
41 Brenda 6,331 0.508 -874 -6,041 41 Stephen 5,808 0.463 -230 -4,487
42 Marie 6,151 0.494 -609 -5,698 42 Eugene 5,753 0.459 -772 -5,479
43 Lois 6,106 0.490 -1,578 -5,973 43 Fred 5,617 0.448 -1,516 -5,513
44 Elaine 5,377 0.432 -544 -4,871 44 Peter 5,611 0.447 -169 -3,834
45 Geraldine 5,228 0.420 -1,584 -5,096 45 Jimmy 5,331 0.425 -546 -4,875
46 Jane 5,089 0.408 -236 -3,941 46 Anthony 5,235 0.417 14 3,567
47 Norma 5,020 0.403 -2,278 -4,941 47 Howard 5,071 0.404 -952 -4,870
48 Carole 4,964 0.398 -11,732 -4,956 48 Harry 5,058 0.403 -601 -4,661
49 Rose 4,949 0.397 -92 -2,890 49 Norman 4,457 0.355 -1,071 -4,287
50 Evelyn 4,929 0.396 41 5,746 50 Louis 4,440 0.354 -227 -3,150

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.