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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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