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Most Popular Baby Names of 1938

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
2 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
3 Patricia
 
Spanish: Noble
4 Betty
 
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
5 Shirley
 
English: From the white meadow
6 Carol
 
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
7 Nancy
 
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
8 Dorothy
 
Greek: Gift of God
9 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
10 Joan
 
Hebrew: Gift from God; English: Feminine of John
11 Joyce
 
Celtic: Feminine of Jodoc; English: Cheerful, merry
12 Judith
 
Hebrew: Praised
13 Helen
 
14 Sandra
 
English: Defender of mankind. Feminine of Alexander.
15 Carolyn
 
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly
16 Janet
 
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
17 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
18 Beverly
 
English: Woman from the beaver meadow. Beaver stream.
19 Marilyn
 
English: Blend of Marie or Mary and Lyn.
20 Donna
 
Italian: Lady
21 Ruth
 
Hebrew: Friend
22 Virginia
 
English: Chaste, virginal; Spanish: Virgin
23 Frances
 
24 Janice
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
25 Doris
 

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