Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1943

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1943. 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 1943, 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 66,173
2 Barbara 43,432
3 Patricia 39,622
4 Linda 38,440
5 Carol 31,684
6 Sandra 25,988
7 Judith 25,212
8 Sharon 24,712
9 Nancy 23,988
10 Betty 21,596
11 Carolyn 20,366
12 Shirley 17,814
13 Judy 17,381
14 Margaret 17,151
15 Karen 16,816
16 Joyce 16,485
17 Donna 14,915
18 Susan 14,889
19 Dorothy 14,793
20 Janet 13,316
21 Joan 13,229
22 Kathleen 12,153
23 Elizabeth 11,645
24 Diane 11,326
25 Virginia 10,844
26 Janice 10,652
27 Marilyn 10,144
28 Helen 9,800
29 Martha 9,706
30 Gloria 9,683
31 Frances 9,445
32 Beverly 9,433
33 Ruth 9,366
34 Bonnie 8,869
35 Brenda 8,436
36 Jean 8,096
37 Ann 7,829
38 Alice 7,648
39 Phyllis 7,607
40 Doris 7,127
41 Peggy 6,512
42 Carole 6,506
43 Lois 6,132
44 Jane 6,031
45 Marie 5,980
46 Elaine 5,966
47 Charlotte 5,482
48 Catherine 5,426
49 Joanne 5,267
50 Rose 5,207
51 Geraldine 5,190
52 Rita 5,011
53 Evelyn 4,912
54 Pamela 4,839
55 Gail 4,810
56 Wanda 4,705
57 Sally 4,659
58 Norma 4,543
59 Connie 4,511
60 Joann 4,463
61 Patsy 4,353
62 Diana 4,337
63 Jo 4,298
64 Anna 4,232
65 Jacqueline 4,188
66 Roberta 4,169
67 Ellen 4,153
68 Eileen 4,092
69 Annie 4,069
70 Louise 4,044
71 Sarah 3,987
72 Sue 3,850
73 Darlene 3,774
74 Dolores 3,698
75 Kathryn 3,647
76 Mildred 3,626
77 Sylvia 3,624
78 Katherine 3,615
79 Marjorie 3,608
80 Anne 3,535
81 Kay 3,492
82 Ruby 3,466
83 Glenda 3,403
84 Christine 3,314
85 Irene 3,298
86 Suzanne 3,280
87 Rebecca 3,268
88 Dianne 3,193
89 Loretta 3,169
90 Arlene 3,145
91 Juanita 3,083
92 Sheila 3,063
93 Paula 3,042
94 Lorraine 3,017
95 Julia 2,972
96 Marcia 2,968
97 Rosemary 2,967
98 Anita 2,951
99 Delores 2,931
100 Theresa 2,929
101 Cynthia 2,894
102 Cheryl 2,878
103 Maria 2,864
104 Marlene 2,857
105 Maureen 2,759
106 Edna 2,753
107 Eleanor 2,729
108 Josephine 2,664
109 Jeanette 2,554
110 Constance 2,553
111 June 2,491
112 Pauline 2,459
113 Emma 2,423
114 Jeanne 2,423
115 Lynda 2,412
116 Lillian 2,394
117 Laura 2,392
118 Edith 2,381
119 Georgia 2,378
120 Wilma 2,378
121 Charlene 2,354
122 Vivian 2,320
123 Sherry 2,314
124 Florence 2,274
125 Lucille 2,250
126 Ethel 2,218
127 Thelma 2,209
128 Margie 2,148
129 Marion 2,124
130 Grace 2,121
131 Gladys 2,111
132 Marsha 2,100
133 Clara 2,083
134 Lynn 2,064
135 Maryann 2,051
136 Kathy 2,033
137 Sara 2,020
138 Billie 1,994
139 Willie 1,994
140 Audrey 1,943
141 Yvonne 1,942
142 Annette 1,916
143 Bernice 1,890
144 Hazel 1,852
145 Pat 1,840
146 Priscilla 1,832
147 Bobbie 1,803
148 Eva 1,803
149 Marian 1,793
150 Bertha 1,790
151 Esther 1,757
152 Beatrice 1,756
153 Maxine 1,755
154 Rosa 1,680
155 Ella 1,663
156 Julie 1,624
157 Joy 1,609
158 Lillie 1,595
159 Claudia 1,584
160 Deanna 1,573
161 Gwendolyn 1,534
162 Ida 1,477
163 Faye 1,468
164 Victoria 1,468
165 Harriet 1,444
166 Paulette 1,440
167 Rosalie 1,425
168 Gayle 1,423
169 Andrea 1,419
170 Rachel 1,371
171 Caroline 1,353
172 Jackie 1,351
173 Minnie 1,347
174 Alma 1,339
175 Emily 1,336
176 Lucy 1,317
177 Jessie 1,313
178 Lynne 1,312
179 Vicki 1,310
180 Vera 1,266
181 Elsie 1,244
182 Veronica 1,240
183 Mattie 1,218
184 Penny 1,203
185 Marianne 1,201
186 Teresa 1,193
187 Patty 1,186
188 Stella 1,182
189 Rosemarie 1,172
190 Bessie 1,148
191 Leslie 1,138
192 Carrie 1,136
193 Rosie 1,127
194 Madeline 1,107
195 Regina 1,084
196 Johnnie 1,080
197 Nellie 1,078
198 Janie 1,067
199 Leona 1,061
200 Agnes 1,054
201 Velma 1,045
202 Dixie 1,044
203 Jeannette 1,037
204 Carmen 1,036
205 Dora 1,022
206 Bonita 1,014
207 Claire 1,002
208 Lana 999
209 Geneva 995
210 Michele 958
211 Alberta 957
212 Valerie 955
213 Jacquelyn 942
214 Nina 939
215 Angela 933
216 Deloris 929
217 Terry 923
218 Susie 907
219 Naomi 904
220 Viola 893
221 Myra 886
222 Verna 881
223 Pearl 878
224 Mae 876
225 Cora 874
226 Sharron 870
227 Gertrude 867
228 Lydia 865
229 Ernestine 861
230 Nora 856
231 Marguerite 846
232 Myrtle 843
233 Cecilia 842
234 Myrna 839
235 Lola 825
236 Hattie 819
237 Jill 811
238 Antoinette 800
239 Stephanie 800
240 Ramona 795
241 Deborah 786
242 Beth 785
243 Eunice 785
244 Sandy 785
245 Lula 783
246 Bettie 782
247 Cecelia 782
248 Lena 776
249 Irma 773
250 Dianna 771

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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