Top Baby Names of the 1940’s

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Most Popular Names of the 1940's


1. Mary
2. Betty
3. Dorothy
4. Helen
5. Barbara
6. Margaret
7. Maria
8. Patricia
9. Doris
10. Ruth
11. Joan
12. Shirley
13. Dolores
14. Jean
15. Virginia
16. Anna
17. Elizabeth
18. Lois
19. Frances
20. Mildred

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Top Baby Names of the 1940’s

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  1. Dario says:

    nope nothing intrigues me

  2. Many of these name are very traditional.

  3. Lulu says:

    2 names from my family are in the top 10 there: my middle name and my paternal grandma’s first name.

  4. Julie Ross says:

    my dads name is #1 I love the older more "traditional" names!!!! all my babies have traditional names spelled the "normal" way 🙂

  5. Jeanetta says:

    My dads name is number 4 on the list…Johnnie

  6. ErinF says:

    I guess my mom’s parents were a little ahead of the trend–her name didn’t make the top 20 until the 1950s. My dad’s (middle name, at least) and in-laws’ names are all on here, though.


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