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Most Popular Baby Names of 1940

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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 Charles
 
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
7 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
8 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
9 Donald
 
Celtic: Dark stranger; Scottish: Great chief. Donald…
10 Ronald
 
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
11 George
 
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
12 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
13 Larry
 
English: Abbreviation of Lawrence or Laurence often …
14 Jerry
 
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
15 Kenneth
 
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
16 Edward
 
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
17 Paul
 
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
18 Michael
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
19 Gary
 
English: Carries a spear; German: Spear
20 Frank
 
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
21 Gerald
 
German: Rules by the spear; English: Rules by the spear
22 Raymond
 
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
23 Harold
 
English: Army commander
24 Dennis
 
English: Variant of Dionysius. Dionysius is the myth…
25 Walter
 
German: Powerful ruler

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