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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1943

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1943 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 66,169 4.610 -125 -63,788 1 James 80,258 5.519 -3 -66,026
2 Barbara 43,428 3.026 -906 -43,136 2 Robert 74,862 5.148 -63 -69,355
3 Patricia 39,623 2.761 -886 -39,321 3 John 68,915 4.739 -24 -59,481
4 Linda 38,438 2.678 -704 -38,034 4 William 55,899 3.844 1 -40,995
5 Carol 31,681 2.207 -1,809 -31,568 5 Richard 46,327 3.185 -170 -44,058
6 Sandra 25,988 1.811 -888 -25,689 6 David 37,236 2.560 -17 -27,112
7 Judith 25,209 1.756 -839 -24,890 7 Charles 36,628 2.519 -42 -29,498
8 Sharon 24,713 1.722 -1,041 -24,470 8 Thomas 32,860 2.259 -40 -25,729
9 Nancy 23,989 1.671 -869 -23,681 9 Ronald 29,235 2.010 -451 -28,580
10 Betty 21,596 1.505 -1,310 -21,421 10 Michael 24,743 1.701 -2 -12,164
11 Carolyn 20,361 1.419 -830 -20,040 11 Donald 24,412 1.679 -477 -23,818
12 Shirley 17,817 1.241 -1,259 -17,633 12 Larry 22,968 1.579 -617 -22,557
13 Judy 17,380 1.211 -1,598 -17,246 13 Joseph 22,821 1.569 -6 -12,461
14 Margaret 17,150 1.195 -118 -14,908 14 George 21,681 1.491 -110 -18,530
15 Karen 16,816 1.172 -541 -16,264 15 Kenneth 19,109 1.314 -203 -17,358
16 Joyce 16,486 1.149 -820 -16,163 16 Gary 17,866 1.228 -621 -17,463
17 Donna 14,913 1.039 -1,699 -14,790 17 Jerry 17,731 1.219 -539 -17,243
18 Susan 14,888 1.037 -945 -14,616 18 Edward 17,711 1.218 -151 -15,402
19 Dorothy 14,789 1.030 -582 -14,291 19 Paul 17,251 1.186 -206 -15,567
20 Janet 13,316 0.928 -1,341 -13,147 20 Dennis 14,110 0.970 -524 -13,600
21 Joan 13,228 0.922 -1,659 -13,101 21 Frank 12,246 0.842 -352 -11,365
22 Kathleen 12,153 0.847 -849 -11,843 22 Raymond 11,390 0.783 -271 -10,198
23 Elizabeth 11,646 0.811 10 -2,731 23 Gerald 11,359 0.781 -801 -11,090
24 Diane 11,326 0.789 -2,206 -11,242 24 Roger 10,765 0.740 -601 -10,350
25 Virginia 10,844 0.756 -489 -10,236 25 Daniel 9,165 0.630 10 2,475
26 Janice 10,653 0.742 -1,467 -10,505 26 Walter 9,039 0.622 -239 -7,686
27 Marilyn 10,145 0.707 -501 -9,565 27 Harold 8,663 0.596 -772 -8,378
28 Helen 9,799 0.683 -390 -9,041 28 Douglas 8,238 0.566 -600 -7,827
29 Martha 9,707 0.676 -721 -9,337 29 Stephen 7,929 0.545 -242 -6,608
30 Gloria 9,683 0.675 -531 -9,145 30 Arthur 7,781 0.535 -214 -6,278
31 Frances 9,443 0.658 -407 -8,720 31 Henry 7,626 0.524 13 2,780
32 Beverly 9,433 0.657 -1,390 -9,274 32 Lawrence 7,579 0.521 -464 -7,000
33 Ruth 9,367 0.653 -232 -8,173 33 Carl 7,466 0.513 -594 -7,055
34 Bonnie 8,868 0.618 -663 -8,456 34 Jack 7,399 0.509 -1 1,020
35 Brenda 8,435 0.588 -880 -8,145 35 Joe 7,309 0.503 -649 -6,947
36 Jean 8,097 0.564 -2,422 -8,024 36 Willie 7,181 0.494 -768 -6,900
37 Ann 7,829 0.545 -986 -7,578 37 Billy 7,014 0.482 -798 -6,751
38 Alice 7,648 0.533 -32 -3,844 38 Roy 6,935 0.477 -499 -6,413
39 Phyllis 7,606 0.530 -5,911 -7,585 39 Peter 6,877 0.473 -174 -5,100
40 Doris 7,127 0.497 -2,049 -7,035 40 Ralph 6,768 0.465 -1,031 -6,584
41 Peggy 6,510 0.454 -5,553 -6,487 41 Wayne 6,764 0.465 -775 -6,490
42 Carole 6,506 0.453 -11,738 -6,498 42 Jimmy 6,441 0.443 -549 -5,985
43 Lois 6,133 0.427 -1,578 -6,000 43 Albert 6,304 0.433 -387 -5,590
44 Jane 6,029 0.420 -238 -4,881 44 Anthony 6,202 0.426 12 2,600
45 Marie 5,980 0.417 -606 -5,527 45 Fred 6,169 0.424 -1,514 -6,065
46 Elaine 5,966 0.416 -542 -5,460 46 Bobby 6,121 0.421 -741 -5,826
47 Charlotte 5,481 0.382 40 7,412 47 Eugene 5,901 0.406 -767 -5,627
48 Catherine 5,425 0.378 -150 -3,852 48 Howard 5,737 0.394 -951 -5,536
49 Joanne 5,268 0.367 -1,808 -5,159 49 Terry 5,733 0.394 -643 -5,379
50 Rose 5,206 0.363 -91 -3,147 50 Harry 5,719 0.393 -599 -5,322

 

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.