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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 0 1,839 1 James 66,731 5.319 0 4,260
2 Barbara 39,537 3.173 0 2,804 2 Robert 64,233 5.120 0 3,038
3 Patricia 36,901 2.962 0 4,239 3 John 57,515 4.584 0 2,738
4 Carol 24,181 1.941 2 2,420 4 William 47,786 3.809 0 3,016
5 Linda 23,720 1.904 3 5,352 5 Richard 39,104 3.117 0 1,688
6 Judith 23,317 1.872 -2 937 6 Charles 32,728 2.609 0 1,043
7 Betty 20,902 1.678 -2 -1,172 7 David 30,552 2.435 0 2,868
8 Nancy 20,882 1.676 -1 1,150 8 Thomas 26,641 2.123 0 2,654
9 Sandra 19,499 1.565 1 3,349 9 Ronald 24,397 1.945 1 3,668
10 Shirley 16,953 1.361 -1 -925 10 Donald 22,628 1.804 -1 -476
11 Carolyn 16,273 1.306 4 3,616 11 Larry 20,130 1.604 2 2,930
12 Margaret 15,696 1.260 -1 638 12 Joseph 19,800 1.578 0 1,595
13 Joyce 15,681 1.259 0 881 13 George 19,260 1.535 -2 952
14 Dorothy 14,563 1.169 -2 -314 14 Jerry 16,805 1.339 0 1,605
15 Sharon 14,270 1.145 2 3,151 15 Kenneth 16,133 1.286 0 999
16 Judy 13,966 1.121 0 2,584 16 Michael 15,931 1.270 2 2,702
17 Joan 13,382 1.074 -3 95 17 Edward 15,575 1.241 -1 1,174
18 Janet 11,136 0.894 1 1,032 18 Paul 15,162 1.208 -1 1,061
19 Karen 10,830 0.869 15 3,547 19 Gary 14,566 1.161 0 1,995
20 Donna 10,446 0.838 3 1,216 20 Gerald 10,940 0.872 1 699
21 Elizabeth 10,269 0.824 -1 317 21 Frank 10,793 0.860 -1 198
22 Janice 10,060 0.807 0 745 22 Raymond 9,949 0.793 0 381
23 Virginia 10,043 0.806 -2 490 23 Dennis 9,559 0.762 1 1,714
24 Helen 9,889 0.794 -6 -310 24 Harold 8,102 0.646 -1 26
25 Martha 9,159 0.735 1 467 25 Roger 8,093 0.645 1 495
26 Gloria 9,006 0.723 4 981 26 Walter 7,747 0.617 -1 24
27 Susan 8,889 0.713 9 2,134 27 Billy 7,661 0.611 0 65
28 Ruth 8,862 0.711 -4 -24 28 Henry 7,163 0.571 3 343
29 Beverly 8,726 0.700 -2 70 29 Carl 7,160 0.571 3 405
30 Marilyn 8,553 0.687 -5 -147 30 Joe 7,150 0.570 -2 -71
31 Frances 8,468 0.680 -3 -150 31 Daniel 7,049 0.562 3 829
32 Jean 7,840 0.629 -3 -226 32 Jack 6,950 0.554 -3 -96
33 Bonnie 7,758 0.623 6 1,800 33 Arthur 6,739 0.537 0 231
34 Alice 7,446 0.598 -2 -156 34 Lawrence 6,652 0.530 2 481
35 Phyllis 7,347 0.590 -2 -69 35 Bobby 6,588 0.525 -5 -294
36 Kathleen 7,160 0.575 4 1,463 36 Willie 6,530 0.520 -1 358
37 Ann 7,122 0.572 -2 -72 37 Wayne 6,108 0.487 2 382
38 Doris 7,077 0.568 -7 -688 38 Ralph 6,037 0.481 -1 202
39 Peggy 6,559 0.526 -2 431 39 Roy 5,947 0.474 3 383
40 Diane 6,425 0.516 5 1,253 40 Albert 5,927 0.472 1 355
41 Brenda 6,331 0.508 1 890 41 Stephen 5,808 0.463 8 1,385
42 Marie 6,151 0.494 -1 609 42 Eugene 5,753 0.459 -4 -46
43 Lois 6,106 0.490 -5 -19 43 Fred 5,617 0.448 -3 31
44 Elaine 5,377 0.432 6 595 44 Peter 5,611 0.447 -1 562
45 Geraldine 5,228 0.420 1 76 45 Jimmy 5,331 0.425 -1 369
46 Jane 5,089 0.408 1 0 46 Anthony 5,235 0.417 0 469
47 Norma 5,020 0.403 -4 -314 47 Howard 5,071 0.404 -2 247
48 Carole 4,964 0.398 1 176 48 Harry 5,058 0.403 -1 380
49 Rose 4,949 0.397 -5 -249 49 Norman 4,457 0.355 -1 -119
50 Evelyn 4,929 0.396 -2 -54 50 Louis 4,440 0.354 0 115

 

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.