The Most Popular Names From The 1940s

The presidency this decade was split by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman, blacks secured the right to vote, and the WWII began and ended.
Here's what those people were naming their babies in the 1940s!

  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. David
  7. Charles
  8. Thomas
  9. Michael
  10. Ronald
  11. Larry
  12. Donald
  13. Joseph
  14. Gary
  15. George
  16. Kenneth
  17. Paul
  18. Edward
  19. Jerry
  20. Dennis

  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Barbara
  4. Patricia
  5. Carol
  6. Sandra
  7. Nancy
  8. Judith
  9. Sharon
  10. Susan
  11. Betty
  12. Carolyn
  13. Shirley
  14. Margaret
  15. Karen
  16. Donna
  17. Judy
  18. Kathleen
  19. Joyce
  20. Dorothy

This data comes from a 5% sampling of Social Security card applications with dates of birth from January 1940 through August 1949.PregnancyAndBaby.com

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