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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 62,466 4.571 -125 -60,085 1 James 76,947 5.540 -3 -62,715
2 Barbara 39,195 2.868 -906 -38,903 2 Robert 70,848 5.101 -63 -65,341
3 Linda 38,411 2.811 -705 -38,007 3 John 66,612 4.796 -24 -57,178
4 Patricia 36,876 2.699 -885 -36,574 4 William 52,364 3.770 1 -37,460
5 Carol 30,456 2.229 -1,809 -30,343 5 Richard 45,637 3.286 -170 -43,368
6 Sandra 26,023 1.904 -888 -25,724 6 David 37,377 2.691 -17 -27,253
7 Nancy 23,212 1.699 -871 -22,904 7 Charles 34,650 2.495 -42 -27,520
8 Judith 22,432 1.642 -838 -22,113 8 Thomas 31,599 2.275 -40 -24,468
9 Sharon 22,429 1.641 -1,040 -22,186 9 Michael 26,722 1.924 -3 -14,143
10 Betty 19,758 1.446 -1,310 -19,583 10 Ronald 25,509 1.837 -450 -24,854
11 Carolyn 18,670 1.366 -830 -18,349 11 Donald 23,462 1.689 -477 -22,868
12 Judy 17,118 1.253 -1,599 -16,984 12 Larry 22,020 1.585 -617 -21,609
13 Susan 16,329 1.195 -950 -16,057 13 Joseph 21,170 1.524 -6 -10,810
14 Margaret 16,318 1.194 -118 -14,076 14 George 20,419 1.470 -110 -17,268
15 Shirley 16,308 1.193 -1,256 -16,124 15 Gary 20,054 1.444 -622 -19,651
16 Karen 15,943 1.167 -540 -15,391 16 Kenneth 18,092 1.303 -202 -16,341
17 Donna 15,174 1.110 -1,699 -15,051 17 Paul 16,653 1.199 -208 -14,969
18 Joyce 14,769 1.081 -818 -14,446 18 Edward 16,475 1.186 -151 -14,166
19 Dorothy 13,380 0.979 -582 -12,882 19 Jerry 16,279 1.172 -537 -15,791
20 Kathleen 13,005 0.952 -851 -12,695 20 Dennis 13,676 0.985 -524 -13,166
21 Janet 12,591 0.921 -1,340 -12,422 21 Frank 11,340 0.816 -352 -10,459
22 Joan 11,921 0.872 -1,658 -11,794 22 Raymond 10,632 0.765 -271 -9,440
23 Elizabeth 11,033 0.807 10 -2,118 23 Roger 10,579 0.762 -602 -10,164
24 Diane 10,709 0.784 -2,206 -10,625 24 Gerald 10,023 0.722 -800 -9,754
25 Gloria 9,967 0.729 -536 -9,429 25 Daniel 9,314 0.671 10 2,326
26 Virginia 9,894 0.724 -488 -9,286 26 Walter 8,161 0.588 -239 -6,808
27 Marilyn 9,737 0.713 -501 -9,157 27 Harold 7,979 0.574 -772 -7,694
28 Janice 9,731 0.712 -1,465 -9,583 28 Stephen 7,792 0.561 -243 -6,471
29 Martha 9,333 0.683 -721 -8,963 29 Arthur 7,254 0.522 -215 -5,751
30 Brenda 8,998 0.658 -885 -8,708 30 Jack 7,253 0.522 -5 1,166
31 Helen 8,694 0.636 -387 -7,936 31 Willie 7,190 0.518 -773 -6,909
32 Ruth 8,675 0.635 -233 -7,481 32 Lawrence 7,126 0.513 -464 -6,547
33 Frances 8,485 0.621 -405 -7,762 33 Joe 7,059 0.508 -651 -6,697
34 Bonnie 8,456 0.619 -663 -8,044 34 Douglas 6,997 0.504 -594 -6,586
35 Beverly 8,292 0.607 -1,387 -8,133 35 Henry 6,970 0.502 17 3,436
36 Cheryl 7,972 0.583 -2,920 -7,917 36 Carl 6,821 0.491 -591 -6,410
37 Jean 7,649 0.560 -2,421 -7,576 37 Wayne 6,722 0.484 -779 -6,448
38 Alice 7,102 0.520 -32 -3,298 38 Billy 6,540 0.471 -797 -6,277
39 Ann 7,080 0.518 -984 -6,829 39 Roy 6,529 0.470 -498 -6,007
40 Phyllis 7,023 0.514 -5,910 -7,002 40 Peter 6,341 0.457 -173 -4,564
41 Jane 6,565 0.480 -241 -5,417 41 Jimmy 6,325 0.455 -550 -5,869
42 Doris 6,323 0.463 -2,047 -6,231 42 Ralph 6,272 0.452 -1,029 -6,088
43 Carole 6,270 0.459 -11,737 -6,262 43 Terry 5,975 0.430 -649 -5,621
44 Pamela 6,203 0.454 -1,418 -6,050 44 Albert 5,854 0.421 -386 -5,140
45 Peggy 6,018 0.440 -5,549 -5,995 45 Johnny 5,660 0.408 -301 -4,696
46 Elaine 5,628 0.412 -542 -5,122 46 Anthony 5,605 0.404 14 3,197
47 Lois 5,529 0.405 -1,574 -5,396 47 Fred 5,576 0.401 -1,512 -5,472
48 Marie 5,296 0.388 -603 -4,843 48 Eugene 5,505 0.396 -766 -5,231
49 Catherine 5,257 0.385 -149 -3,684 49 Harry 5,477 0.394 -600 -5,080
50 Charlotte 4,928 0.361 43 7,965 50 Bobby 5,409 0.389 -737 -5,114

 

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.