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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 0 2,920 1 James 80,258 5.519 0 3,085
2 Barbara 43,428 3.026 0 -1,306 2 Robert 74,862 5.148 0 3,027
3 Patricia 39,623 2.761 0 169 3 John 68,915 4.739 0 2,888
4 Linda 38,438 2.678 0 6,827 4 William 55,899 3.844 0 1,020
5 Carol 31,681 2.207 0 1,410 5 Richard 46,327 3.185 0 2,744
6 Sandra 25,988 1.811 0 995 6 David 37,236 2.560 0 1,345
7 Judith 25,209 1.756 0 419 7 Charles 36,628 2.519 0 783
8 Sharon 24,713 1.722 3 5,066 8 Thomas 32,860 2.259 0 1,761
9 Nancy 23,989 1.671 -1 664 9 Ronald 29,235 2.010 0 2,101
10 Betty 21,596 1.505 -1 -58 10 Michael 24,743 1.701 3 3,017
11 Carolyn 20,361 1.419 -1 383 11 Donald 24,412 1.679 -1 461
12 Shirley 17,817 1.241 0 72 12 Larry 22,968 1.579 0 870
13 Judy 17,380 1.211 2 1,712 13 Joseph 22,821 1.569 -2 400
14 Margaret 17,150 1.195 0 599 14 George 21,681 1.491 0 408
15 Karen 16,816 1.172 1 1,431 15 Kenneth 19,109 1.314 0 904
16 Joyce 16,486 1.149 -3 -240 16 Gary 17,866 1.228 2 799
17 Donna 14,913 1.039 3 1,928 17 Jerry 17,731 1.219 -1 251
18 Susan 14,888 1.037 3 2,872 18 Edward 17,711 1.218 -1 246
19 Dorothy 14,789 1.030 -2 -243 19 Paul 17,251 1.186 0 765
20 Janet 13,316 0.928 -1 256 20 Dennis 14,110 0.970 0 828
21 Joan 13,228 0.922 -3 -1,285 21 Frank 12,246 0.842 0 1
22 Kathleen 12,153 0.847 2 1,459 22 Raymond 11,390 0.783 2 279
23 Elizabeth 11,646 0.811 -1 464 23 Gerald 11,359 0.781 -1 -118
24 Diane 11,326 0.789 4 1,774 24 Roger 10,765 0.740 1 1,592
25 Virginia 10,844 0.756 -2 40 25 Daniel 9,165 0.630 3 659
26 Janice 10,653 0.742 -1 371 26 Walter 9,039 0.622 0 362
27 Marilyn 10,145 0.707 0 239 27 Harold 8,663 0.596 0 81
28 Helen 9,799 0.683 -2 -216 28 Douglas 8,238 0.566 -5 -2,993
29 Martha 9,707 0.676 0 197 29 Stephen 7,929 0.545 3 426
30 Gloria 9,683 0.675 1 237 30 Arthur 7,781 0.535 -1 -245
31 Frances 9,443 0.658 -1 -27 31 Henry 7,626 0.524 0 63
32 Beverly 9,433 0.657 0 25 32 Lawrence 7,579 0.521 -2 -59
33 Ruth 9,367 0.653 0 52 33 Carl 7,466 0.513 3 200
34 Bonnie 8,868 0.618 0 47 34 Jack 7,399 0.509 0 39
35 Brenda 8,435 0.588 5 1,197 35 Joe 7,309 0.503 -2 -73
36 Jean 8,097 0.564 0 -157 36 Willie 7,181 0.494 1 90
37 Ann 7,829 0.545 1 162 37 Billy 7,014 0.482 -2 -293
38 Alice 7,648 0.533 1 269 38 Roy 6,935 0.477 4 631
39 Phyllis 7,606 0.530 -2 -185 39 Peter 6,877 0.473 0 291
40 Doris 7,127 0.497 1 -51 40 Ralph 6,768 0.465 -2 133
41 Peggy 6,510 0.454 1 -68 41 Wayne 6,764 0.465 0 283
42 Carole 6,506 0.453 -7 -1,903 42 Jimmy 6,441 0.443 5 493
43 Lois 6,133 0.427 1 -271 43 Albert 6,304 0.433 -3 -190
44 Jane 6,029 0.420 2 322 44 Anthony 6,202 0.426 0 -8
45 Marie 5,980 0.417 -2 -576 45 Fred 6,169 0.424 1 82
46 Elaine 5,966 0.416 -1 -18 46 Bobby 6,121 0.421 -3 -127
47 Charlotte 5,481 0.382 4 460 47 Eugene 5,901 0.406 -2 -189
48 Catherine 5,425 0.378 1 158 48 Howard 5,737 0.394 1 170
49 Joanne 5,268 0.367 -1 -74 49 Terry 5,733 0.394 3 922
50 Rose 5,206 0.363 0 -45 50 Harry 5,719 0.393 -2 93

 

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.