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Most Popular Baby Names of 1948

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Linda
Spanish: Pretty; English: Lime tree, linden tree.; G…
2 Mary
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
3 Barbara
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
4 Patricia
Spanish: Noble
5 Susan
Hebrew: Lily. Diminutive of Susannah also used as an…
6 Sandra
English: Defender of mankind. Feminine of Alexander.
7 Nancy
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
8 Carol
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
9 Sharon
Hebrew: From the land of Sharon
10 Kathleen
English: Variant of Katherine. Pure.; Irish: Innocent
11 Donna
Italian: Lady
12 Karen
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.
13 Margaret
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
14 Carolyn
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly
15 Judith
Hebrew: Praised
16 Judy
Hebrew: Praised or from Judea
17 Brenda
Irish: Little raven, beacon on the hill
18 Betty
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
19 Diane
French: Divine
20 Shirley
English: From the white meadow
21 Joyce
Celtic: Feminine of Jodoc; English: Cheerful, merry
22 Pamela
Greek: Honeyed.
23 Janice
Hebrew: Gift from God
24 Janet
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
25 Elizabeth
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…

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