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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1940s

Here are the most popular names of the 1940s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 James
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
2 Robert
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
3 John
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
4 William
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
5 Richard
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
6 David
Hebrew: Dearly loved
7 Charles
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
8 Thomas
Hebrew: Twin
9 Michael
Hebrew: Gift from God
10 Ronald
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
11 Larry
English: Abbreviation of Lawrence or Laurence often …
12 Donald
Celtic: Dark stranger; Scottish: Great chief. Donald…
13 Joseph
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
14 Gary
English: Carries a spear; German: Spear
15 George
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
16 Kenneth
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
17 Paul
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
18 Edward
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
19 Jerry
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
20 Dennis
English: Variant of Dionysius. Dionysius is the myth…
21 Frank
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
22 Daniel
Hebrew: God is my Judge. The biblical prophet and wr…
23 Raymond
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
24 Roger
German: Renowned spearman; English: Renowned spearman
25 Stephen
English: Crown, wreath. In the Bible Stephen was the…

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