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Most Popular Baby Names of 1949

Here are the most popular names of 1949. 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 Linda
 
Spanish: Pretty; English: Lime tree, linden tree.; G…
2 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
3 Patricia
 
Spanish: Noble
4 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
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 Kathleen
 
English: Variant of Katherine. Pure.; Irish: Innocent
10 Sharon
 
Hebrew: From the land of Sharon
11 Karen
 
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.
12 Donna
 
Italian: Lady
13 Brenda
 
Irish: Little raven, beacon on the hill
14 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
15 Deborah
 
Hebrew: Bee
16 Judith
 
Hebrew: Praised
17 Carolyn
 
English: Joy Also feminine variant of Charles meaning manly
18 Shirley
 
English: From the white meadow
19 Diane
 
French: Divine
20 Judy
 
Hebrew: Praised or from Judea
21 Pamela
 
Greek: Honeyed.
22 Betty
 
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
23 Janet
 
Scottish: Variant of Jane from the French Jeanette; …
24 Janice
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
25 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…

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