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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1944

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1944 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 62,466 4.571 0 -3,703 1 James 76,947 5.540 0 -3,311
2 Barbara 39,195 2.868 0 -4,233 2 Robert 70,848 5.101 0 -4,014
3 Linda 38,411 2.811 1 -27 3 John 66,612 4.796 0 -2,303
4 Patricia 36,876 2.699 -1 -2,747 4 William 52,364 3.770 0 -3,535
5 Carol 30,456 2.229 0 -1,225 5 Richard 45,637 3.286 0 -690
6 Sandra 26,023 1.904 0 35 6 David 37,377 2.691 0 141
7 Nancy 23,212 1.699 2 -777 7 Charles 34,650 2.495 0 -1,978
8 Judith 22,432 1.642 -1 -2,777 8 Thomas 31,599 2.275 0 -1,261
9 Sharon 22,429 1.641 -1 -2,284 9 Michael 26,722 1.924 1 1,979
10 Betty 19,758 1.446 0 -1,838 10 Ronald 25,509 1.837 -1 -3,726
11 Carolyn 18,670 1.366 0 -1,691 11 Donald 23,462 1.689 0 -950
12 Judy 17,118 1.253 1 -262 12 Larry 22,020 1.585 0 -948
13 Susan 16,329 1.195 5 1,441 13 Joseph 21,170 1.524 0 -1,651
14 Margaret 16,318 1.194 0 -832 14 George 20,419 1.470 0 -1,262
15 Shirley 16,308 1.193 -3 -1,509 15 Gary 20,054 1.444 1 2,188
16 Karen 15,943 1.167 -1 -873 16 Kenneth 18,092 1.303 -1 -1,017
17 Donna 15,174 1.110 0 261 17 Paul 16,653 1.199 2 -598
18 Joyce 14,769 1.081 -2 -1,717 18 Edward 16,475 1.186 0 -1,236
19 Dorothy 13,380 0.979 0 -1,409 19 Jerry 16,279 1.172 -2 -1,452
20 Kathleen 13,005 0.952 2 852 20 Dennis 13,676 0.985 0 -434
21 Janet 12,591 0.921 -1 -725 21 Frank 11,340 0.816 0 -906
22 Joan 11,921 0.872 -1 -1,307 22 Raymond 10,632 0.765 0 -758
23 Elizabeth 11,033 0.807 0 -613 23 Roger 10,579 0.762 1 -186
24 Diane 10,709 0.784 0 -617 24 Gerald 10,023 0.722 -1 -1,336
25 Gloria 9,967 0.729 5 284 25 Daniel 9,314 0.671 0 149
26 Virginia 9,894 0.724 -1 -950 26 Walter 8,161 0.588 0 -878
27 Marilyn 9,737 0.713 0 -408 27 Harold 7,979 0.574 0 -684
28 Janice 9,731 0.712 -2 -922 28 Stephen 7,792 0.561 1 -137
29 Martha 9,333 0.683 0 -374 29 Arthur 7,254 0.522 1 -527
30 Brenda 8,998 0.658 5 563 30 Jack 7,253 0.522 4 -146
31 Helen 8,694 0.636 -3 -1,105 31 Willie 7,190 0.518 5 9
32 Ruth 8,675 0.635 1 -692 32 Lawrence 7,126 0.513 0 -453
33 Frances 8,485 0.621 -2 -958 33 Joe 7,059 0.508 2 -250
34 Bonnie 8,456 0.619 0 -412 34 Douglas 6,997 0.504 -6 -1,241
35 Beverly 8,292 0.607 -3 -1,141 35 Henry 6,970 0.502 -4 -656
36 Cheryl 7,972 0.583 66 5,094 36 Carl 6,821 0.491 -3 -645
37 Jean 7,649 0.560 -1 -448 37 Wayne 6,722 0.484 4 -42
38 Alice 7,102 0.520 0 -546 38 Billy 6,540 0.471 -1 -474
39 Ann 7,080 0.518 -2 -749 39 Roy 6,529 0.470 -1 -406
40 Phyllis 7,023 0.514 -1 -583 40 Peter 6,341 0.457 -1 -536
41 Jane 6,565 0.480 3 536 41 Jimmy 6,325 0.455 1 -116
42 Doris 6,323 0.463 -2 -804 42 Ralph 6,272 0.452 -2 -496
43 Carole 6,270 0.459 -1 -236 43 Terry 5,975 0.430 6 242
44 Pamela 6,203 0.454 10 1,365 44 Albert 5,854 0.421 -1 -450
45 Peggy 6,018 0.440 -4 -492 45 Johnny 5,660 0.408 7 281
46 Elaine 5,628 0.412 0 -338 46 Anthony 5,605 0.404 -2 -597
47 Lois 5,529 0.405 -4 -604 47 Fred 5,576 0.401 -2 -593
48 Marie 5,296 0.388 -3 -684 48 Eugene 5,505 0.396 -1 -396
49 Catherine 5,257 0.385 -1 -168 49 Harry 5,477 0.394 1 -242
50 Charlotte 4,928 0.361 -3 -553 50 Bobby 5,409 0.389 -4 -712

 

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.