Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1944

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1944. 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 1944, 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 62,469
2 Barbara 39,196
3 Linda 38,413
4 Patricia 36,878
5 Carol 30,457
6 Sandra 26,024
7 Nancy 23,214
8 Sharon 22,431
9 Judith 22,430
10 Betty 19,755
11 Carolyn 18,668
12 Judy 17,120
13 Susan 16,330
14 Margaret 16,321
15 Shirley 16,311
16 Karen 15,945
17 Donna 15,172
18 Joyce 14,769
19 Dorothy 13,381
20 Kathleen 13,004
21 Janet 12,592
22 Joan 11,922
23 Elizabeth 11,032
24 Diane 10,710
25 Gloria 9,968
26 Virginia 9,895
27 Marilyn 9,738
28 Janice 9,732
29 Martha 9,333
30 Brenda 8,998
31 Helen 8,696
32 Ruth 8,674
33 Frances 8,485
34 Bonnie 8,456
35 Beverly 8,291
36 Cheryl 7,971
37 Jean 7,649
38 Alice 7,103
39 Ann 7,080
40 Phyllis 7,024
41 Jane 6,565
42 Doris 6,324
43 Carole 6,270
44 Pamela 6,203
45 Peggy 6,020
46 Elaine 5,628
47 Lois 5,529
48 Marie 5,297
49 Catherine 5,257
50 Charlotte 4,928
51 Connie 4,795
52 Rose 4,709
53 Geraldine 4,665
54 Joanne 4,530
55 Rita 4,529
56 Gail 4,526
57 Evelyn 4,516
58 Wanda 4,429
59 Sally 4,388
60 Diana 4,311
61 Jo 4,226
62 Sue 4,034
63 Ellen 3,999
64 Jacqueline 3,974
65 Joann 3,974
66 Norma 3,863
67 Sarah 3,858
68 Kathryn 3,855
69 Louise 3,840
70 Roberta 3,744
71 Annie 3,740
72 Patsy 3,728
73 Eileen 3,649
74 Anna 3,634
75 Christine 3,584
76 Darlene 3,532
77 Katherine 3,524
78 Suzanne 3,462
79 Glenda 3,367
80 Maria 3,361
81 Mildred 3,318
82 Paula 3,315
83 Sylvia 3,290
84 Rebecca 3,247
85 Marjorie 3,218
86 Anne 3,210
87 Ruby 3,190
88 Kay 3,170
89 Marcia 3,140
90 Dianne 3,107
91 Irene 3,087
92 Dolores 3,080
93 Lorraine 3,044
94 Juanita 2,959
95 Anita 2,826
96 Theresa 2,817
97 Delores 2,756
98 Loretta 2,747
99 Rosemary 2,744
100 Sherry 2,734
101 Arlene 2,714
102 Julia 2,686
103 Sheila 2,664
104 Constance 2,634
105 Cynthia 2,570
106 Marlene 2,566
107 Maureen 2,536
108 Jeanne 2,495
109 Charlene 2,434
110 Kathy 2,417
111 Marsha 2,399
112 Edna 2,396
113 Lynda 2,369
114 Georgia 2,359
115 Josephine 2,325
116 Lynn 2,260
117 Jeanette 2,256
118 Emma 2,248
119 Laura 2,242
120 Claudia 2,220
121 June 2,203
122 Eleanor 2,190
123 Edith 2,175
124 Wilma 2,128
125 Pauline 2,127
126 Lillian 2,117
127 Ethel 2,055
128 Andrea 2,026
129 Vivian 2,022
130 Margie 2,005
131 Thelma 1,996
132 Lucille 1,986
133 Florence 1,977
134 Clara 1,932
135 Grace 1,925
136 Sara 1,903
137 Gladys 1,901
138 Willie 1,894
139 Victoria 1,814
140 Marion 1,802
141 Yvonne 1,791
142 Billie 1,763
143 Maryann 1,721
144 Bobbie 1,711
145 Rosa 1,671
146 Annette 1,666
147 Hazel 1,660
148 Bernice 1,659
149 Eva 1,659
150 Audrey 1,645
151 Bertha 1,628
152 Esther 1,612
153 Maxine 1,602
154 Pat 1,592
155 Marian 1,587
156 Beatrice 1,579
157 Priscilla 1,575
158 Ella 1,573
159 Gwendolyn 1,525
160 Lillie 1,525
161 Vicki 1,508
162 Julie 1,480
163 Joy 1,456
164 Paulette 1,437
165 Faye 1,353
166 Ida 1,335
167 Deanna 1,304
168 Deborah 1,293
169 Harriet 1,262
170 Emily 1,251
171 Jackie 1,250
172 Rachel 1,249
173 Gayle 1,233
174 Lynne 1,227
175 Minnie 1,220
176 Alma 1,216
177 Jessie 1,216
178 Caroline 1,212
179 Lucy 1,207
180 Penny 1,204
181 Teresa 1,204
182 Leslie 1,201
183 Marianne 1,196
184 Vera 1,188
185 Mattie 1,186
186 Janie 1,163
187 Michele 1,158
188 Veronica 1,137
189 Bessie 1,122
190 Rosalie 1,098
191 Elsie 1,095
192 Johnnie 1,093
193 Rosie 1,089
194 Jill 1,037
195 Bernadette 1,035
196 Rosemarie 1,025
197 Carrie 1,021
198 Stella 1,017
199 Nellie 1,011
200 Angela 1,008
201 Nina 1,007
202 Claire 1,006
203 Patty 981
204 Bonita 979
205 Jacquelyn 972
206 Agnes 961
207 Sheryl 950
208 Dixie 944
209 Regina 944
210 Carmen 942
211 Velma 935
212 Jeannette 931
213 Susie 930
214 Dora 923
215 Geneva 916
216 Terry 914
217 Valerie 914
218 Madeline 907
219 Lana 901
220 Stephanie 898
221 Leona 895
222 Deloris 888
223 Naomi 875
224 Mae 868
225 Nora 842
226 Ernestine 834
227 Alberta 827
228 Lola 825
229 Sandy 820
230 Dianna 819
231 Cora 818
232 Gertrude 813
233 Lydia 807
234 Viola 800
235 Toni 763
236 Marguerite 762
237 Christina 759
238 Pearl 757
239 Hattie 752
240 Beth 750
241 Hilda 744
242 Daisy 741
243 Verna 734
244 Antoinette 733
245 Olivia 730
246 Janis 729
247 Lena 725
248 Colleen 724
249 Sharron 722
250 Carla 722

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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