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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1944

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1944 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 62,467 4.571 -125 -60,140 1 James 76,951 5.540 -3 -63,426
2 Barbara 39,197 2.868 -928 -38,912 2 Robert 70,843 5.100 -69 -65,703
3 Linda 38,412 2.811 -723 -38,023 3 John 66,610 4.796 -24 -57,491
4 Patricia 36,877 2.699 -909 -36,584 4 William 52,369 3.770 1 -37,853
5 Carol 30,456 2.229 -1,783 -30,343 5 Richard 45,642 3.286 -183 -43,523
6 Sandra 26,023 1.904 -969 -25,754 6 David 37,381 2.691 -16 -27,684
7 Nancy 23,212 1.699 -832 -22,890 7 Charles 34,654 2.495 -45 -28,050
8 Judith 22,430 1.641 -842 -22,112 8 Thomas 31,598 2.275 -41 -24,819
9 Sharon 22,430 1.641 -1,118 -22,214 9 Michael 26,720 1.924 -5 -15,100
10 Betty 19,756 1.446 -1,118 -19,541 10 Ronald 25,511 1.837 -483 -24,933
11 Carolyn 18,669 1.366 -849 -18,357 11 Donald 23,461 1.689 -515 -22,928
12 Judy 17,120 1.253 -1,521 -16,979 12 Larry 22,020 1.585 -694 -21,681
13 Susan 16,330 1.195 -1,066 -16,096 13 Joseph 21,173 1.524 -10 -11,618
14 Margaret 16,318 1.194 -113 -14,006 14 George 20,418 1.470 -113 -17,359
15 Shirley 16,309 1.194 -1,449 -16,159 15 Gary 20,056 1.444 -659 -19,689
16 Karen 15,943 1.167 -619 -15,475 16 Kenneth 18,094 1.303 -210 -16,439
17 Donna 15,172 1.110 -1,550 -15,035 17 Paul 16,653 1.199 -217 -15,028
18 Joyce 14,769 1.081 -929 -14,491 18 Edward 16,475 1.186 -151 -14,207
19 Dorothy 13,380 0.979 -567 -12,863 19 Jerry 16,280 1.172 -582 -15,829
20 Kathleen 13,005 0.952 -874 -12,704 20 Dennis 13,677 0.985 -536 -13,184
21 Janet 12,591 0.921 -1,391 -12,434 21 Frank 11,343 0.817 -371 -10,540
22 Joan 11,922 0.872 -1,705 -11,804 22 Raymond 10,632 0.765 -277 -9,483
23 Elizabeth 11,033 0.807 10 -2,520 23 Roger 10,580 0.762 -613 -10,169
24 Diane 10,710 0.784 -2,449 -10,639 24 Gerald 10,024 0.722 -870 -9,783
25 Gloria 9,967 0.729 -559 -9,446 25 Daniel 9,314 0.671 10 1,859
26 Virginia 9,894 0.724 -514 -9,316 26 Walter 8,161 0.588 -245 -6,858
27 Marilyn 9,737 0.713 -583 -9,243 27 Harold 7,978 0.574 -770 -7,697
28 Janice 9,731 0.712 -1,405 -9,578 28 Stephen 7,792 0.561 -256 -6,556
29 Martha 9,333 0.683 -768 -8,992 29 Arthur 7,254 0.522 -201 -5,612
30 Brenda 8,999 0.659 -982 -8,744 30 Jack 7,254 0.522 2 1,580
31 Helen 8,694 0.636 -382 -7,949 31 Willie 7,191 0.518 -903 -6,967
32 Ruth 8,675 0.635 -233 -7,441 32 Lawrence 7,126 0.513 -466 -6,553
33 Frances 8,484 0.621 -412 -7,769 33 Joe 7,059 0.508 -662 -6,714
34 Bonnie 8,456 0.619 -657 -8,039 34 Douglas 6,997 0.504 -638 -6,626
35 Beverly 8,292 0.607 -1,258 -8,117 35 Henry 6,971 0.502 19 3,678
36 Cheryl 7,972 0.583 -2,862 -7,915 36 Carl 6,822 0.491 -664 -6,480
37 Jean 7,649 0.560 -2,356 -7,574 37 Wayne 6,722 0.484 -736 -6,423
38 Alice 7,102 0.520 -33 -3,459 38 Billy 6,542 0.471 -807 -6,282
39 Ann 7,080 0.518 -944 -6,813 39 Roy 6,530 0.470 -503 -6,016
40 Phyllis 7,024 0.514 -6,935 -7,007 40 Peter 6,340 0.456 -171 -4,528
41 Jane 6,565 0.480 -250 -5,442 41 Jimmy 6,325 0.455 -612 -5,935
42 Doris 6,324 0.463 -1,772 -6,213 42 Ralph 6,272 0.452 -909 -6,055
43 Carole 6,270 0.459 -9,849 -6,260 43 Terry 5,975 0.430 -714 -5,666
44 Pamela 6,203 0.454 -1,540 -6,068 44 Albert 5,853 0.421 -408 -5,196
45 Peggy 6,019 0.440 -5,509 -5,996 45 Johnny 5,661 0.408 -309 -4,732
46 Elaine 5,628 0.412 -588 -5,160 46 Anthony 5,605 0.404 8 2,398
47 Lois 5,530 0.405 -1,646 -5,408 47 Fred 5,577 0.402 -1,603 -5,480
48 Marie 5,297 0.388 -528 -4,767 48 Eugene 5,505 0.396 -814 -5,253
49 Catherine 5,257 0.385 -155 -3,759 49 Harry 5,477 0.394 -571 -5,050
50 Charlotte 4,928 0.361 44 8,012 50 Bobby 5,407 0.389 -774 -5,139

 

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.