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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 0 -3,182 1 James 74,450 5.429 0 -2,497
2 Linda 41,461 3.080 1 3,050 2 Robert 69,933 5.100 0 -915
3 Barbara 38,276 2.844 -1 -919 3 John 66,118 4.822 0 -494
4 Patricia 35,839 2.663 0 -1,037 4 William 50,211 3.662 0 -2,153
5 Carol 30,388 2.258 0 -68 5 Richard 46,042 3.358 0 405
6 Sandra 24,701 1.835 0 -1,322 6 David 37,094 2.705 0 -283
7 Nancy 21,456 1.594 0 -1,756 7 Charles 32,463 2.367 0 -2,187
8 Sharon 20,835 1.548 1 -1,594 8 Thomas 31,870 2.324 0 271
9 Judith 20,188 1.500 -1 -2,244 9 Michael 29,899 2.180 0 3,177
10 Susan 19,224 1.428 3 2,895 10 Ronald 23,665 1.726 0 -1,844
11 Betty 18,388 1.366 -1 -1,370 11 Larry 22,824 1.664 1 804
12 Carolyn 17,242 1.281 -1 -1,428 12 Donald 22,135 1.614 -1 -1,327
13 Judy 17,002 1.263 -1 -116 13 Gary 21,343 1.556 2 1,289
14 Shirley 16,150 1.200 1 -158 14 Joseph 20,816 1.518 -1 -354
15 Margaret 15,682 1.165 -1 -636 15 George 19,319 1.409 -1 -1,100
16 Karen 15,679 1.165 0 -264 16 Kenneth 18,093 1.319 0 1
17 Donna 15,397 1.144 0 223 17 Paul 16,993 1.239 0 340
18 Joyce 13,951 1.036 0 -818 18 Edward 15,867 1.157 0 -608
19 Kathleen 13,801 1.025 1 796 19 Dennis 14,991 1.093 1 1,315
20 Dorothy 12,325 0.916 -1 -1,055 20 Jerry 14,701 1.072 -1 -1,578
21 Janet 12,325 0.916 0 -266 21 Frank 10,869 0.793 0 -471
22 Diane 12,225 0.908 2 1,516 22 Roger 10,571 0.771 1 -8
23 Gloria 11,036 0.820 2 1,069 23 Raymond 9,855 0.719 -1 -777
24 Janice 10,781 0.801 4 1,050 24 Daniel 9,706 0.708 1 392
25 Joan 10,396 0.772 -3 -1,525 25 Gerald 8,859 0.646 -1 -1,164
26 Elizabeth 10,337 0.768 -3 -696 26 Stephen 8,637 0.630 2 845
27 Marilyn 9,534 0.708 0 -203 27 Walter 7,575 0.552 -1 -586
28 Virginia 9,241 0.687 -2 -653 28 Harold 7,524 0.549 -1 -455
29 Brenda 9,205 0.684 1 207 29 Douglas 7,392 0.539 5 395
30 Martha 8,748 0.650 -1 -585 30 Lawrence 7,165 0.523 2 39
31 Helen 8,301 0.617 0 -393 31 Willie 7,026 0.512 0 -164
32 Cheryl 8,150 0.605 4 178 32 Jack 6,853 0.500 -2 -400
33 Ruth 8,044 0.598 -1 -631 33 Terry 6,833 0.498 10 858
34 Frances 7,939 0.590 -1 -546 34 Arthur 6,801 0.496 -5 -453
35 Bonnie 7,745 0.575 -1 -711 35 Wayne 6,736 0.491 2 14
36 Jane 7,639 0.568 5 1,074 36 Joe 6,625 0.483 -3 -434
37 Beverly 7,619 0.566 -2 -673 37 Henry 6,603 0.482 -2 -367
38 Jean 7,427 0.552 -1 -222 38 Peter 6,484 0.473 2 143
39 Ann 7,037 0.523 0 -43 39 Carl 6,313 0.460 -3 -508
40 Phyllis 6,531 0.485 0 -492 40 Roy 6,180 0.451 -1 -349
41 Alice 6,359 0.472 -3 -743 41 Jimmy 6,155 0.449 0 -170
42 Pamela 6,169 0.458 2 -34 42 Billy 6,018 0.439 -4 -522
43 Diana 6,047 0.449 17 1,736 43 Steven 5,974 0.436 9 864
44 Elaine 5,888 0.437 2 260 44 Ralph 5,785 0.422 -2 -487
45 Peggy 5,840 0.434 0 -178 45 Johnny 5,702 0.416 0 42
46 Doris 5,819 0.432 -4 -504 46 Anthony 5,686 0.415 0 81
47 Connie 5,338 0.397 4 543 47 Harry 5,654 0.412 2 177
48 Lois 5,147 0.382 -1 -382 48 Bruce 5,612 0.409 3 351
49 Marie 5,082 0.378 -1 -214 49 Albert 5,430 0.396 -5 -424
50 Catherine 5,030 0.374 -1 -227 50 Eugene 5,161 0.376 -2 -344

 

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.