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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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