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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 -63,842 1 James 80,261 5.519 -3 -66,736
2 Barbara 43,429 3.026 -928 -43,144 2 Robert 74,865 5.148 -69 -69,725
3 Patricia 39,625 2.761 -910 -39,332 3 John 68,919 4.739 -24 -59,800
4 Linda 38,439 2.678 -722 -38,050 4 William 55,898 3.843 1 -41,382
5 Carol 31,682 2.207 -1,783 -31,569 5 Richard 46,328 3.185 -183 -44,209
6 Sandra 25,988 1.811 -969 -25,719 6 David 37,236 2.560 -16 -27,539
7 Judith 25,209 1.756 -843 -24,891 7 Charles 36,627 2.518 -45 -30,023
8 Sharon 24,713 1.722 -1,119 -24,497 8 Thomas 32,865 2.260 -41 -26,086
9 Nancy 23,990 1.671 -830 -23,668 9 Ronald 29,235 2.010 -484 -28,657
10 Betty 21,596 1.505 -1,118 -21,381 10 Michael 24,743 1.701 -4 -13,123
11 Carolyn 20,362 1.419 -849 -20,050 11 Donald 24,415 1.679 -515 -23,882
12 Shirley 17,817 1.241 -1,452 -17,667 12 Larry 22,973 1.580 -694 -22,634
13 Judy 17,380 1.211 -1,520 -17,239 13 Joseph 22,824 1.569 -10 -13,269
14 Margaret 17,150 1.195 -113 -14,838 14 George 21,683 1.491 -113 -18,624
15 Karen 16,816 1.172 -620 -16,348 15 Kenneth 19,110 1.314 -211 -17,455
16 Joyce 16,485 1.149 -931 -16,207 16 Gary 17,865 1.228 -658 -17,498
17 Donna 14,914 1.039 -1,550 -14,777 17 Jerry 17,731 1.219 -584 -17,280
18 Susan 14,888 1.037 -1,061 -14,654 18 Edward 17,713 1.218 -151 -15,445
19 Dorothy 14,790 1.030 -567 -14,273 19 Paul 17,251 1.186 -215 -15,626
20 Janet 13,316 0.928 -1,392 -13,159 20 Dennis 14,111 0.970 -536 -13,618
21 Joan 13,228 0.922 -1,706 -13,110 21 Frank 12,246 0.842 -371 -11,443
22 Kathleen 12,153 0.847 -872 -11,852 22 Raymond 11,392 0.783 -277 -10,243
23 Elizabeth 11,646 0.811 10 -3,133 23 Gerald 11,360 0.781 -871 -11,119
24 Diane 11,326 0.789 -2,449 -11,255 24 Roger 10,764 0.740 -612 -10,353
25 Virginia 10,844 0.756 -515 -10,266 25 Daniel 9,167 0.630 10 2,006
26 Janice 10,653 0.742 -1,407 -10,500 26 Walter 9,039 0.622 -245 -7,736
27 Marilyn 10,145 0.707 -583 -9,651 27 Harold 8,664 0.596 -770 -8,383
28 Helen 9,799 0.683 -385 -9,054 28 Douglas 8,238 0.566 -644 -7,867
29 Martha 9,707 0.676 -768 -9,366 29 Stephen 7,930 0.545 -255 -6,694
30 Gloria 9,684 0.675 -554 -9,163 30 Arthur 7,783 0.535 -200 -6,141
31 Frances 9,444 0.658 -414 -8,729 31 Henry 7,627 0.524 15 3,022
32 Beverly 9,433 0.657 -1,261 -9,258 32 Lawrence 7,581 0.521 -466 -7,008
33 Ruth 9,367 0.653 -232 -8,133 33 Carl 7,464 0.513 -667 -7,122
34 Bonnie 8,869 0.618 -657 -8,452 34 Jack 7,399 0.509 6 1,435
35 Brenda 8,436 0.588 -977 -8,181 35 Joe 7,308 0.502 -660 -6,963
36 Jean 8,096 0.564 -2,357 -8,021 36 Willie 7,183 0.494 -898 -6,959
37 Ann 7,829 0.545 -946 -7,562 37 Billy 7,014 0.482 -808 -6,754
38 Alice 7,648 0.533 -33 -4,005 38 Roy 6,936 0.477 -504 -6,422
39 Phyllis 7,607 0.530 -6,936 -7,590 39 Peter 6,877 0.473 -172 -5,065
40 Doris 7,127 0.497 -1,774 -7,016 40 Ralph 6,769 0.465 -911 -6,552
41 Peggy 6,510 0.454 -5,513 -6,487 41 Wayne 6,764 0.465 -732 -6,465
42 Carole 6,506 0.453 -9,850 -6,496 42 Jimmy 6,440 0.443 -611 -6,050
43 Lois 6,132 0.427 -1,650 -6,010 43 Albert 6,306 0.434 -409 -5,649
44 Jane 6,029 0.420 -247 -4,906 44 Anthony 6,202 0.426 6 1,801
45 Marie 5,980 0.417 -531 -5,450 45 Fred 6,169 0.424 -1,605 -6,072
46 Elaine 5,966 0.416 -588 -5,498 46 Bobby 6,121 0.421 -778 -5,853
47 Charlotte 5,481 0.382 41 7,459 47 Eugene 5,901 0.406 -815 -5,649
48 Catherine 5,425 0.378 -156 -3,927 48 Howard 5,737 0.394 -920 -5,524
49 Joanne 5,267 0.367 -2,078 -5,178 49 Terry 5,734 0.394 -708 -5,425
50 Rose 5,206 0.363 -73 -2,774 50 Harry 5,720 0.393 -570 -5,293

 

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.