Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1945

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1945. 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 1945, 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 59,281
2 Linda 41,462
3 Barbara 38,274
4 Patricia 35,840
5 Carol 30,387
6 Sandra 24,700
7 Nancy 21,456
8 Sharon 20,836
9 Judith 20,190
10 Susan 19,221
11 Betty 18,391
12 Carolyn 17,244
13 Judy 17,002
14 Shirley 16,149
15 Margaret 15,685
16 Karen 15,678
17 Donna 15,397
18 Joyce 13,952
19 Kathleen 13,802
20 Dorothy 12,326
21 Janet 12,326
22 Diane 12,224
23 Gloria 11,036
24 Janice 10,783
25 Joan 10,394
26 Elizabeth 10,340
27 Marilyn 9,533
28 Virginia 9,242
29 Brenda 9,204
30 Martha 8,748
31 Helen 8,301
32 Cheryl 8,150
33 Ruth 8,046
34 Frances 7,940
35 Bonnie 7,745
36 Jane 7,639
37 Beverly 7,619
38 Jean 7,428
39 Ann 7,037
40 Phyllis 6,530
41 Alice 6,357
42 Pamela 6,169
43 Diana 6,047
44 Elaine 5,888
45 Peggy 5,839
46 Doris 5,819
47 Connie 5,337
48 Lois 5,147
49 Marie 5,083
50 Catherine 5,030
51 Carole 4,843
52 Gail 4,832
53 Joanne 4,617
54 Rose 4,557
55 Charlotte 4,528
56 Geraldine 4,475
57 Evelyn 4,377
58 Wanda 4,295
59 Rita 4,283
60 Jo 4,223
61 Ellen 4,188
62 Christine 4,077
63 Jacqueline 3,988
64 Sally 3,981
65 Kathryn 3,971
66 Sue 3,915
67 Paula 3,798
68 Suzanne 3,769
69 Annie 3,741
70 Eileen 3,637
71 Darlene 3,626
72 Dianne 3,611
73 Anna 3,607
74 Norma 3,601
75 Roberta 3,601
76 Sarah 3,593
77 Laura 3,589
78 Louise 3,514
79 Rosemary 3,500
80 Joann 3,465
81 Anne 3,407
82 Katherine 3,392
83 Sylvia 3,375
84 Patsy 3,348
85 Rebecca 3,331
86 Maria 3,313
87 Lorraine 3,207
88 Marcia 3,206
89 Sheila 3,179
90 Cynthia 3,126
91 Kay 3,058
92 Glenda 2,962
93 Mildred 2,959
94 Marjorie 2,929
95 Ruby 2,906
96 Theresa 2,896
97 Irene 2,883
98 Jeanne 2,860
99 Arlene 2,772
100 Anita 2,766
101 Kathy 2,753
102 Lynn 2,730
103 Dolores 2,704
104 Sherry 2,676
105 Maureen 2,672
106 Victoria 2,670
107 Loretta 2,658
108 Juanita 2,655
109 Constance 2,600
110 Marlene 2,527
111 Lynda 2,469
112 Delores 2,444
113 Marsha 2,423
114 Charlene 2,388
115 Julia 2,327
116 Georgia 2,318
117 Vicki 2,237
118 Vivian 2,168
119 Edna 2,152
120 Josephine 2,145
121 June 2,070
122 Emma 2,053
123 Jeanette 2,053
124 Lillian 2,018
125 Pauline 1,977
126 Andrea 1,934
127 Claudia 1,911
128 Wilma 1,889
129 Lucille 1,885
130 Eleanor 1,876
131 Thelma 1,855
132 Edith 1,842
133 Yvonne 1,822
134 Ethel 1,817
135 Sara 1,803
136 Clara 1,799
137 Willie 1,777
138 Margie 1,764
139 Grace 1,745
140 Florence 1,730
141 Gladys 1,708
142 Leslie 1,704
143 Audrey 1,644
144 Maryann 1,609
145 Marion 1,602
146 Eva 1,596
147 Paulette 1,575
148 Rosa 1,575
149 Annette 1,574
150 Bobbie 1,562
151 Gwendolyn 1,561
152 Billie 1,556
153 Lynne 1,524
154 Pat 1,520
155 Julie 1,511
156 Gayle 1,491
157 Bernice 1,473
158 Ella 1,472
159 Janie 1,470
160 Esther 1,466
161 Deborah 1,463
162 Maxine 1,449
163 Marian 1,447
164 Hazel 1,438
165 Bertha 1,427
166 Priscilla 1,412
167 Lillie 1,404
168 Joy 1,391
169 Faye 1,376
170 Beatrice 1,359
171 Teresa 1,339
172 Jackie 1,261
173 Ida 1,233
174 Rachel 1,208
175 Deanna 1,187
176 Harriet 1,175
177 Jill 1,158
178 Lucy 1,145
179 Vera 1,143
180 Marianne 1,139
181 Emily 1,134
182 Dianna 1,133
183 Penny 1,131
184 Janis 1,128
185 Jessie 1,107
186 Rosie 1,096
187 Minnie 1,089
188 Alma 1,080
189 Valerie 1,079
190 Bessie 1,075
191 Mattie 1,072
192 Patty 1,059
193 Angela 1,057
194 Sheryl 1,055
195 Veronica 1,034
196 Bernadette 1,016
197 Caroline 1,015
198 Stella 993
199 Jennifer 985
200 Carrie 984
201 Regina 984
202 Elsie 977
203 Rosalie 975
204 Terry 950
205 Jacquelyn 949
206 Michele 948
207 Toni 948
208 Lana 946
209 Johnnie 935
210 Nellie 932
211 Claire 916
212 Geneva 913
213 Rosemarie 895
214 Susie 891
215 Dixie 883
216 Dora 882
217 Nina 882
218 Carmen 872
219 Stephanie 871
220 Sandy 865
221 Jan 864
222 Carla 862
223 Velma 861
224 Lydia 855
225 Mae 855
226 Bonita 843
227 Leona 843
228 Nora 833
229 Deloris 826
230 Agnes 824
231 Cathy 824
232 Vickie 815
233 Colleen 812
234 Beth 806
235 Naomi 797
236 Jeannette 788
237 Madeline 782
238 Christina 775
239 Ernestine 772
240 Yolanda 771
241 Sharyn 768
242 Viola 765
243 Alberta 763
244 Cora 750
245 Hattie 746
246 Francine 746
247 Dawn 745
248 Myra 737
249 Antoinette 735
250 Trudy 728

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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