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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 -55,713 1 James 66,736 5.319 -3 -53,211
2 Barbara 39,538 3.174 -928 -39,253 2 Robert 64,233 5.119 -69 -59,093
3 Patricia 36,901 2.962 -910 -36,608 3 John 57,515 4.584 -24 -48,396
4 Carol 24,181 1.941 -1,784 -24,068 4 William 47,789 3.809 1 -33,273
5 Linda 23,721 1.904 -721 -23,332 5 Richard 39,106 3.117 -183 -36,987
6 Judith 23,316 1.871 -844 -22,998 6 Charles 32,732 2.609 -46 -26,128
7 Betty 20,905 1.678 -1,121 -20,690 7 David 30,551 2.435 -15 -20,854
8 Nancy 20,881 1.676 -831 -20,559 8 Thomas 26,643 2.123 -41 -19,864
9 Sandra 19,498 1.565 -966 -19,229 9 Ronald 24,399 1.945 -484 -23,821
10 Shirley 16,953 1.361 -1,454 -16,803 10 Donald 22,633 1.804 -516 -22,100
11 Carolyn 16,273 1.306 -849 -15,961 11 Larry 20,130 1.604 -695 -19,791
12 Margaret 15,698 1.260 -115 -13,386 12 Joseph 19,803 1.578 -11 -10,248
13 Joyce 15,681 1.259 -934 -15,403 13 George 19,260 1.535 -114 -16,201
14 Dorothy 14,565 1.169 -572 -14,048 14 Jerry 16,805 1.339 -587 -16,354
15 Sharon 14,271 1.145 -1,112 -14,055 15 Kenneth 16,136 1.286 -211 -14,481
16 Judy 13,966 1.121 -1,517 -13,825 16 Michael 15,931 1.270 2 -4,311
17 Joan 13,383 1.074 -1,710 -13,265 17 Edward 15,579 1.242 -152 -13,311
18 Janet 11,137 0.894 -1,394 -10,980 18 Paul 15,161 1.208 -216 -13,536
19 Karen 10,830 0.869 -616 -10,362 19 Gary 14,566 1.161 -655 -14,199
20 Donna 10,446 0.838 -1,547 -10,309 20 Gerald 10,942 0.872 -874 -10,701
21 Elizabeth 10,269 0.824 8 -1,756 21 Frank 10,793 0.860 -371 -9,990
22 Janice 10,061 0.808 -1,411 -9,908 22 Raymond 9,948 0.793 -277 -8,799
23 Virginia 10,043 0.806 -517 -9,465 23 Dennis 9,560 0.762 -533 -9,067
24 Helen 9,890 0.794 -389 -9,145 24 Harold 8,103 0.646 -773 -7,822
25 Martha 9,158 0.735 -772 -8,817 25 Roger 8,093 0.645 -611 -7,682
26 Gloria 9,006 0.723 -558 -8,485 26 Walter 7,747 0.617 -245 -6,444
27 Susan 8,888 0.713 -1,052 -8,654 27 Billy 7,659 0.610 -818 -7,399
28 Ruth 8,863 0.711 -237 -7,629 28 Henry 7,164 0.571 12 3,485
29 Beverly 8,726 0.700 -1,264 -8,551 29 Carl 7,160 0.571 -671 -6,818
30 Marilyn 8,555 0.687 -580 -8,061 30 Joe 7,152 0.570 -665 -6,807
31 Frances 8,468 0.680 -414 -7,753 31 Daniel 7,051 0.562 16 4,122
32 Jean 7,840 0.629 -2,361 -7,765 32 Jack 6,950 0.554 4 1,884
33 Bonnie 7,759 0.623 -658 -7,342 33 Arthur 6,738 0.537 -197 -5,096
34 Alice 7,446 0.598 -37 -3,803 34 Lawrence 6,652 0.530 -464 -6,079
35 Phyllis 7,347 0.590 -6,940 -7,330 35 Bobby 6,588 0.525 -789 -6,320
36 Kathleen 7,160 0.575 -858 -6,859 36 Willie 6,531 0.521 -898 -6,307
37 Ann 7,122 0.572 -946 -6,855 37 Wayne 6,108 0.487 -736 -5,809
38 Doris 7,077 0.568 -1,776 -6,966 38 Ralph 6,038 0.481 -913 -5,821
39 Peggy 6,559 0.526 -5,515 -6,536 39 Roy 5,946 0.474 -503 -5,432
40 Diane 6,426 0.516 -2,433 -6,355 40 Albert 5,929 0.473 -412 -5,272
41 Brenda 6,331 0.508 -971 -6,076 41 Stephen 5,807 0.463 -243 -4,571
42 Marie 6,151 0.494 -534 -5,621 42 Eugene 5,754 0.459 -820 -5,502
43 Lois 6,106 0.490 -1,650 -5,984 43 Fred 5,619 0.448 -1,607 -5,522
44 Elaine 5,377 0.432 -590 -4,909 44 Peter 5,611 0.447 -167 -3,799
45 Geraldine 5,227 0.420 -1,674 -5,108 45 Jimmy 5,333 0.425 -608 -4,943
46 Jane 5,089 0.408 -245 -3,966 46 Anthony 5,237 0.417 8 2,766
47 Norma 5,020 0.403 -2,224 -4,940 47 Howard 5,071 0.404 -921 -4,858
48 Carole 4,964 0.398 -9,844 -4,954 48 Harry 5,057 0.403 -572 -4,630
49 Rose 4,949 0.397 -74 -2,517 49 Norman 4,457 0.355 -1,175 -4,306
50 Evelyn 4,929 0.396 40 5,447 50 Louis 4,441 0.354 -213 -3,073

 

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.