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Most Popular Baby Names of 1942

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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 Linda
Spanish: Pretty; English: Lime tree, linden tree.; G…
5 Carol
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
6 Sandra
English: Defender of mankind. Feminine of Alexander.
7 Judith
Hebrew: Praised
8 Nancy
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
9 Betty
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
10 Carolyn
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly
11 Sharon
Hebrew: From the land of Sharon
12 Shirley
English: From the white meadow
13 Joyce
Celtic: Feminine of Jodoc; English: Cheerful, merry
14 Margaret
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
15 Judy
Hebrew: Praised or from Judea
16 Karen
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.
17 Dorothy
Greek: Gift of God
18 Joan
Hebrew: Gift from God; English: Feminine of John
19 Janet
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
20 Donna
Italian: Lady
21 Susan
Hebrew: Lily. Diminutive of Susannah also used as an…
22 Elizabeth
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
23 Virginia
English: Chaste, virginal; Spanish: Virgin
24 Kathleen
English: Variant of Katherine. Pure.; Irish: Innocent
25 Janice
Hebrew: Gift from God

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