Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1939

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1939. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby girl names in 1939, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 54,903
2 Barbara 37,261
3 Patricia 29,707
4 Betty 23,641
5 Shirley 20,447
6 Carol 20,166
7 Nancy 19,724
8 Judith 16,626
9 Dorothy 15,172
10 Margaret 14,951
11 Joan 14,140
12 Joyce 13,393
13 Sandra 11,970
14 Carolyn 11,291
15 Linda 10,713
16 Helen 10,417
17 Janet 10,117
18 Elizabeth 9,709
19 Marilyn 9,539
20 Donna 9,370
21 Virginia 9,227
22 Ruth 9,060
23 Sharon 9,014
24 Janice 8,780
25 Beverly 8,702
26 Frances 8,577
27 Martha 8,493
28 Judy 8,080
29 Doris 7,686
30 Phyllis 7,590
31 Alice 7,368
32 Jean 7,289
33 Ann 6,551
34 Peggy 6,050
35 Lois 6,033
36 Gloria 5,939
37 Marie 5,888
38 Norma 5,826
39 Karen 5,542
40 Evelyn 5,329
41 Geraldine 5,160
42 Rose 5,040
43 Anna 4,929
44 Susan 4,886
45 Elaine 4,785
46 Jane 4,770
47 Carole 4,679
48 Kathleen 4,656
49 Catherine 4,577
50 Wanda 4,558
51 Diane 4,339
52 Sally 4,244
53 Joanne 4,224
54 Annie 4,151
55 Mildred 4,137
56 Patsy 4,111
57 Joann 3,993
58 Dolores 3,980
59 Louise 3,958
60 Marjorie 3,907
61 Bonnie 3,886
62 Sylvia 3,871
63 Eleanor 3,810
64 Marlene 3,774
65 Loretta 3,770
66 Charlotte 3,740
67 Ruby 3,711
68 Sarah 3,671
69 Arlene 3,577
70 Jo 3,524
71 Roberta 3,409
72 Jacqueline 3,387
73 Gail 3,353
74 Irene 3,330
75 Darlene 3,287
76 Kay 3,260
77 Juanita 3,212
78 Rita 3,188
79 Delores 3,018
80 Ellen 3,005
81 Edna 2,904
82 Jeanette 2,892
83 June 2,866
84 Josephine 2,838
85 Anne 2,769
86 Brenda 2,756
87 Wilma 2,699
88 Thelma 2,697
89 Emma 2,685
90 Yvonne 2,647
91 Julia 2,637
92 Sue 2,621
93 Theresa 2,612
94 Rosemary 2,611
95 Florence 2,593
96 Lorraine 2,592
97 Anita 2,588
98 Audrey 2,568
99 Lillian 2,554
100 Ethel 2,494
101 Katherine 2,476
102 Edith 2,474
103 Clara 2,451
104 Gladys 2,418
105 Pauline 2,414
106 Kathryn 2,378
107 Laura 2,374
108 Grace 2,371
109 Marcia 2,346
110 Lucille 2,312
111 Connie 2,296
112 Glenda 2,287
113 Margie 2,266
114 Rosalie 2,162
115 Eileen 2,158
116 Bernice 2,123
117 Esther 2,110
118 Hazel 2,099
119 Maria 2,077
120 Marion 2,068
121 Annette 2,066
122 Suzanne 2,032
123 Constance 2,009
124 Christine 1,988
125 Sheila 1,957
126 Willie 1,951
127 Sara 1,873
128 Vivian 1,868
129 Eva 1,859
130 Marian 1,838
131 Georgia 1,833
132 Ella 1,829
133 Deanna 1,805
134 Rebecca 1,796
135 Bertha 1,794
136 Beatrice 1,780
137 Maxine 1,775
138 Diana 1,712
139 Charlene 1,705
140 Elsie 1,703
141 Bobbie 1,676
142 Pat 1,659
143 Lillie 1,651
144 Myrna 1,600
145 Ida 1,589
146 Maureen 1,586
147 Jeanne 1,551
148 Priscilla 1,542
149 Billie 1,538
150 Alma 1,497
151 Rosa 1,493
152 Cynthia 1,489
153 Vera 1,411
154 Lucy 1,408
155 Jessie 1,395
156 Harriet 1,391
157 Nellie 1,373
158 Bessie 1,362
159 Paula 1,348
160 Rachel 1,345
161 Faye 1,327
162 Agnes 1,300
163 Mattie 1,293
164 Emily 1,292
165 Minnie 1,268
166 Joy 1,259
167 Maryann 1,237
168 Gwendolyn 1,182
169 Dixie 1,175
170 Shelby 1,165
171 Rosie 1,160
172 Geneva 1,143
173 Gertrude 1,092
174 Naomi 1,086
175 Carrie 1,078
176 Rosemarie 1,077
177 Leona 1,075
178 Velma 1,067
179 Myrtle 1,063
180 Mae 1,060
181 Patty 1,052
182 Dora 1,044
183 Cora 1,039
184 Jeannette 1,018
185 Jackie 1,014
186 Caroline 1,005
187 Viola 981
188 Stella 954
189 Claire 931
190 Alberta 927
191 Verna 927
192 Lula 923
193 Dianne 922
194 Nina 917
195 Hattie 912
196 Violet 911
197 Pearl 902
198 Claudia 901
199 Madeline 888
200 Ramona 887
201 Sondra 875
202 Lynn 871
203 Sonja 862
204 Nora 859
205 Eunice 848
206 Gayle 843
207 Lola 840
208 Johnnie 838
209 Deloris 826
210 Daisy 823
211 Ernestine 794
212 Erma 792
213 Melba 781
214 Carmen 776
215 Bettie 775
216 Marguerite 768
217 Antoinette 766
218 Flora 766
219 Lena 765
220 Lynda 764
221 Hilda 762
222 Janie 758
223 Iris 749
224 Irma 746
225 Susie 745
226 Sherry 739
227 Fannie 736
228 Bette 735
229 Angela 733
230 Jacquelyn 725
231 Miriam 713
232 Julie 710
233 Ada 703
234 Marianne 695
235 Regina 689
236 Lynne 689
237 Jennie 682
238 Mamie 681
239 Della 680
240 Lydia 680
241 Victoria 675
242 Colleen 665
243 Bettye 658
244 Myra 658
245 Teresa 650
246 Andrea 648
247 Katie 648
248 Mable 639
249 Marcella 634
250 Genevieve 625

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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