List of the most popular names in the 1940s in the United States

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These are the most popular given names in the United States for all years of the 1940s.

1940[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. Charles
    7. David
    8. Thomas
    9. Donald
    10. Ronald
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Barbara
    3. Patricia
    4. Carol
    5. Judith
    6. Betty
    7. Nancy
    8. Maria
    9. Margaret
    10. Linda

1941[edit]

  • Males
    1. Robert
    2. John
    3. James
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. Charles
    7. David
    8. Thomas
    9. Ronald
    10. Donald
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Barbara
    3. Patricia
    4. Carol
    5. Linda
    6. Judith
    7. Sandra
    8. Maria
    9. Betty
    10. Nancy

1942[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. Charles
    7. David
    8. Thomas
    9. Ronald
    10. Joseph
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Barbara
    3. Patricia
    4. Carol
    5. Linda
    6. Nancy
    7. Betty
    8. Sandra
    9. Maria
    10. Judith

1943[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Charles
    8. Thomas
    9. Ronald
    10. Michael
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Barbara
    3. Patricia
    4. Linda
    5. Carol
    6. Sandra
    7. Nancy; Sharon (tie)
    8. Judith
    9. Betty
    10. -----

1944[edit]

  • Males
    1. Robert
    2. James
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Charles
    8. Ivan
    9. Michael
    10. Ronald
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Barbara
    3. Patricia
    4. Linda
    5. Carol
    6. Nancy
    7. Sandra
    8. Sharon
    9. Judith
    10. Maria

1945[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Thomas
    8. Charles
    9. Michael
    10. Ronald
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Linda
    3. Barbara
    4. Patricia
    5. Sarah
    6. Maria
    7. Sandra
    8. Nancy
    9. Sharon
    10. Susan

1946[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Michael
    8. -----
    9. Thomas
    10. Ronald
  • Females
    1. Mary
    2. Linda
    3. Patricia
    4. Barbara
    5. Carol
    6. Susan
    7. Nancy
    8. Sandra
    9. Maria
    10. Sharon

1947[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. John
    3. Robert
    4. William
    5. Richard
    6. David
    7. Michael
    8. Thomas
    9. Charles
    10. Larry
  • Females
    1. Linda
    2. Mary
    3. Patricia
    4. Barbara
    5. Sandra
    6. Susan
    7. Maria
    8. Carol
    9. Nancy
    10. Sharon

1948[edit]

  • Males
    1. Robert
    2. James
    3. John
    4. William
    5. David
    6. Richard
    7. Michael
    8. Thomas
    9. Charles
    10. Ronald
  • Females
    1. Linda
    2. Mary
    3. Patricia
    4. Barbara
    5. Susan
    6. Maria
    7. Carol
    8. Nancy; Sandra (tie)
    9. -----
    10. Sharon

1949[edit]

  • Males
    1. James
    2. Robert
    3. John
    4. David; William (tie)
    5. ----
    6. Michael
    7. Richard
    8. Thomas
    9. Charles
    10. Larry
  • Females
    1. Linda
    2. Mary
    3. Patricia
    4. Barbara
    5. Susan
    6. Sandra
    7. Maria
    8. Nancy
    9. Carol
    10. Sharon

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