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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1945

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1945 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 59,283 4.404 -125 -56,956 1 James 74,449 5.429 -3 -60,924
2 Linda 41,462 3.080 -724 -41,073 2 Robert 69,937 5.100 -69 -64,797
3 Barbara 38,276 2.844 -927 -37,991 3 John 66,113 4.821 -24 -56,994
4 Patricia 35,839 2.662 -909 -35,546 4 William 50,213 3.662 1 -35,697
5 Carol 30,387 2.257 -1,783 -30,274 5 Richard 46,043 3.358 -183 -43,924
6 Sandra 24,701 1.835 -969 -24,432 6 David 37,098 2.705 -16 -27,401
7 Nancy 21,456 1.594 -832 -21,134 7 Charles 32,462 2.367 -45 -25,858
8 Sharon 20,834 1.548 -1,119 -20,618 8 Thomas 31,869 2.324 -41 -25,090
9 Judith 20,189 1.500 -841 -19,871 9 Michael 29,899 2.180 -5 -18,279
10 Susan 19,222 1.428 -1,069 -18,988 10 Ronald 23,663 1.726 -483 -23,085
11 Betty 18,389 1.366 -1,117 -18,174 11 Larry 22,822 1.664 -695 -22,483
12 Carolyn 17,244 1.281 -848 -16,932 12 Donald 22,135 1.614 -514 -21,602
13 Judy 17,002 1.263 -1,520 -16,861 13 Gary 21,344 1.556 -661 -20,977
14 Shirley 16,149 1.200 -1,450 -15,999 14 Joseph 20,815 1.518 -9 -11,260
15 Margaret 15,683 1.165 -112 -13,371 15 George 19,318 1.409 -112 -16,259
16 Karen 15,678 1.165 -619 -15,210 16 Kenneth 18,093 1.319 -210 -16,438
17 Donna 15,397 1.144 -1,550 -15,260 17 Paul 16,992 1.239 -217 -15,367
18 Joyce 13,951 1.036 -929 -13,673 18 Edward 15,868 1.157 -151 -13,600
19 Kathleen 13,801 1.025 -875 -13,500 19 Dennis 14,990 1.093 -537 -14,497
20 Dorothy 12,326 0.916 -566 -11,809 20 Jerry 14,701 1.072 -581 -14,250
21 Janet 12,326 0.916 -1,391 -12,169 21 Frank 10,871 0.793 -371 -10,068
22 Diane 12,224 0.908 -2,451 -12,153 22 Roger 10,571 0.771 -614 -10,160
23 Gloria 11,036 0.820 -561 -10,515 23 Raymond 9,855 0.719 -276 -8,706
24 Janice 10,783 0.801 -1,409 -10,630 24 Daniel 9,705 0.708 9 1,468
25 Joan 10,395 0.772 -1,702 -10,277 25 Gerald 8,858 0.646 -869 -8,617
26 Elizabeth 10,338 0.768 13 -1,825 26 Stephen 8,639 0.630 -258 -7,403
27 Marilyn 9,534 0.708 -583 -9,040 27 Walter 7,575 0.552 -244 -6,272
28 Virginia 9,241 0.687 -512 -8,663 28 Harold 7,524 0.549 -769 -7,243
29 Brenda 9,205 0.684 -983 -8,950 29 Douglas 7,393 0.539 -643 -7,022
30 Martha 8,749 0.650 -767 -8,408 30 Lawrence 7,165 0.523 -468 -6,592
31 Helen 8,301 0.617 -382 -7,556 31 Willie 7,027 0.512 -903 -6,803
32 Cheryl 8,150 0.605 -2,866 -8,093 32 Jack 6,853 0.500 4 1,981
33 Ruth 8,044 0.598 -232 -6,810 33 Terry 6,833 0.498 -724 -6,524
34 Frances 7,940 0.590 -411 -7,225 34 Arthur 6,800 0.496 -196 -5,158
35 Bonnie 7,745 0.575 -656 -7,328 35 Wayne 6,737 0.491 -738 -6,438
36 Jane 7,639 0.568 -255 -6,516 36 Joe 6,627 0.483 -659 -6,282
37 Beverly 7,619 0.566 -1,256 -7,444 37 Henry 6,603 0.482 21 4,046
38 Jean 7,427 0.552 -2,355 -7,352 38 Peter 6,484 0.473 -173 -4,672
39 Ann 7,037 0.523 -944 -6,770 39 Carl 6,313 0.460 -661 -5,971
40 Phyllis 6,530 0.485 -6,935 -6,513 40 Roy 6,182 0.451 -502 -5,668
41 Alice 6,358 0.472 -30 -2,715 41 Jimmy 6,155 0.449 -612 -5,765
42 Pamela 6,169 0.458 -1,542 -6,034 42 Billy 6,018 0.439 -803 -5,758
43 Diana 6,047 0.449 -141 -4,442 43 Steven 5,975 0.436 -155 -3,953
44 Elaine 5,888 0.437 -590 -5,420 44 Ralph 5,785 0.422 -907 -5,568
45 Peggy 5,839 0.434 -5,509 -5,816 45 Johnny 5,702 0.416 -309 -4,773
46 Doris 5,819 0.432 -1,768 -5,708 46 Anthony 5,685 0.415 8 2,318
47 Connie 5,338 0.397 -2,383 -5,265 47 Harry 5,653 0.412 -573 -5,226
48 Lois 5,147 0.382 -1,645 -5,025 48 Bruce 5,613 0.409 -430 -5,006
49 Marie 5,082 0.378 -527 -4,552 49 Albert 5,430 0.396 -403 -4,773
50 Catherine 5,030 0.374 -154 -3,532 50 Eugene 5,161 0.376 -812 -4,909

 

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.