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Most Popular Baby Names of 1942

Here are the most popular names of 1942. 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 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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