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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 59,284 4.404 -125 -56,903 1 James 74,450 5.429 -3 -60,218
2 Linda 41,461 3.080 -706 -41,057 2 Robert 69,933 5.100 -63 -64,426
3 Barbara 38,276 2.844 -905 -37,984 3 John 66,118 4.822 -24 -56,684
4 Patricia 35,839 2.663 -885 -35,537 4 William 50,211 3.662 1 -35,307
5 Carol 30,388 2.258 -1,809 -30,275 5 Richard 46,042 3.358 -170 -43,773
6 Sandra 24,701 1.835 -888 -24,402 6 David 37,094 2.705 -17 -26,970
7 Nancy 21,456 1.594 -871 -21,148 7 Charles 32,463 2.367 -42 -25,333
8 Sharon 20,835 1.548 -1,041 -20,592 8 Thomas 31,870 2.324 -40 -24,739
9 Judith 20,188 1.500 -837 -19,869 9 Michael 29,899 2.180 -3 -17,320
10 Susan 19,224 1.428 -953 -18,952 10 Ronald 23,665 1.726 -450 -23,010
11 Betty 18,388 1.366 -1,309 -18,213 11 Larry 22,824 1.664 -618 -22,413
12 Carolyn 17,242 1.281 -829 -16,921 12 Donald 22,135 1.614 -476 -21,541
13 Judy 17,002 1.263 -1,598 -16,868 13 Gary 21,343 1.556 -624 -20,940
14 Shirley 16,150 1.200 -1,257 -15,966 14 Joseph 20,816 1.518 -5 -10,456
15 Margaret 15,682 1.165 -117 -13,440 15 George 19,319 1.409 -109 -16,168
16 Karen 15,679 1.165 -540 -15,127 16 Kenneth 18,093 1.319 -202 -16,342
17 Donna 15,397 1.144 -1,699 -15,274 17 Paul 16,993 1.239 -208 -15,309
18 Joyce 13,951 1.036 -818 -13,628 18 Edward 15,867 1.157 -151 -13,558
19 Kathleen 13,801 1.025 -852 -13,491 19 Dennis 14,991 1.093 -525 -14,481
20 Dorothy 12,325 0.916 -581 -11,827 20 Jerry 14,701 1.072 -536 -14,213
21 Janet 12,325 0.916 -1,340 -12,156 21 Frank 10,869 0.793 -352 -9,988
22 Diane 12,225 0.908 -2,208 -12,141 22 Roger 10,571 0.771 -603 -10,156
23 Gloria 11,036 0.820 -538 -10,498 23 Raymond 9,855 0.719 -270 -8,663
24 Janice 10,781 0.801 -1,469 -10,633 24 Daniel 9,706 0.708 9 1,934
25 Joan 10,396 0.772 -1,655 -10,269 25 Gerald 8,859 0.646 -799 -8,590
26 Elizabeth 10,337 0.768 13 -1,422 26 Stephen 8,637 0.630 -245 -7,316
27 Marilyn 9,534 0.708 -501 -8,954 27 Walter 7,575 0.552 -238 -6,222
28 Virginia 9,241 0.687 -486 -8,633 28 Harold 7,524 0.549 -771 -7,239
29 Brenda 9,205 0.684 -886 -8,915 29 Douglas 7,392 0.539 -599 -6,981
30 Martha 8,748 0.650 -720 -8,378 30 Lawrence 7,165 0.523 -466 -6,586
31 Helen 8,301 0.617 -387 -7,543 31 Willie 7,026 0.512 -773 -6,745
32 Cheryl 8,150 0.605 -2,924 -8,095 32 Jack 6,853 0.500 -3 1,566
33 Ruth 8,044 0.598 -232 -6,850 33 Terry 6,833 0.498 -659 -6,479
34 Frances 7,939 0.590 -404 -7,216 34 Arthur 6,801 0.496 -210 -5,298
35 Bonnie 7,745 0.575 -662 -7,333 35 Wayne 6,736 0.491 -781 -6,462
36 Jane 7,639 0.568 -246 -6,491 36 Joe 6,625 0.483 -648 -6,263
37 Beverly 7,619 0.566 -1,385 -7,460 37 Henry 6,603 0.482 19 3,803
38 Jean 7,427 0.552 -2,420 -7,354 38 Peter 6,484 0.473 -175 -4,707
39 Ann 7,037 0.523 -984 -6,786 39 Carl 6,313 0.460 -588 -5,902
40 Phyllis 6,531 0.485 -5,910 -6,510 40 Roy 6,180 0.451 -497 -5,658
41 Alice 6,359 0.472 -29 -2,555 41 Jimmy 6,155 0.449 -550 -5,699
42 Pamela 6,169 0.458 -1,420 -6,016 42 Billy 6,018 0.439 -793 -5,755
43 Diana 6,047 0.449 -187 -4,689 43 Steven 5,974 0.436 -139 -3,826
44 Elaine 5,888 0.437 -544 -5,382 44 Ralph 5,785 0.422 -1,027 -5,601
45 Peggy 5,840 0.434 -5,549 -5,817 45 Johnny 5,702 0.416 -301 -4,738
46 Doris 5,819 0.432 -2,043 -5,727 46 Anthony 5,686 0.415 14 3,116
47 Connie 5,338 0.397 -2,912 -5,283 47 Harry 5,654 0.412 -602 -5,257
48 Lois 5,147 0.382 -1,573 -5,014 48 Bruce 5,612 0.409 -383 -4,898
49 Marie 5,082 0.378 -602 -4,629 49 Albert 5,430 0.396 -381 -4,716
50 Catherine 5,030 0.374 -148 -3,457 50 Eugene 5,161 0.376 -764 -4,887

 

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.