Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1948

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1948. 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 1948, 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 Linda 96,212
2 Mary 68,599
3 Barbara 46,826
4 Patricia 46,137
5 Susan 35,985
6 Sandra 31,060
7 Nancy 29,410
8 Carol 28,979
9 Sharon 26,142
10 Kathleen 23,256
11 Donna 22,033
12 Karen 21,996
13 Margaret 18,875
14 Carolyn 18,621
15 Judith 17,787
16 Judy 17,702
17 Brenda 17,697
18 Betty 16,624
19 Diane 16,608
20 Shirley 16,126
21 Joyce 14,382
22 Pamela 14,280
23 Janice 14,162
24 Janet 13,978
25 Cheryl 13,221
26 Elizabeth 13,213
27 Cynthia 12,241
28 Gloria 11,688
29 Dorothy 11,323
30 Deborah 11,245
31 Beverly 10,796
32 Martha 10,007
33 Marilyn 9,936
34 Bonnie 9,818
35 Christine 9,678
36 Virginia 9,296
37 Joan 9,274
38 Peggy 9,090
39 Jane 8,780
40 Helen 8,302
41 Catherine 8,246
42 Frances 8,177
43 Connie 8,055
44 Ann 8,025
45 Ruth 7,903
46 Phyllis 7,875
47 Jean 7,774
48 Diana 7,705
49 Alice 6,981
50 Rebecca 6,795
51 Gail 6,604
52 Paula 6,597
53 Elaine 6,400
54 Kathryn 6,176
55 Kathy 6,148
56 Jo 5,983
57 Wanda 5,918
58 Jacqueline 5,837
59 Rita 5,835
60 Marie 5,786
61 Sherry 5,716
62 Theresa 5,556
63 Rose 5,554
64 Doris 5,547
65 Joanne 5,498
66 Suzanne 5,449
67 Ellen 5,289
68 Katherine 5,169
69 Charlotte 5,165
70 Lois 5,075
71 Sheila 5,022
72 Sally 5,010
73 Laura 4,901
74 Evelyn 4,840
75 Maria 4,815
76 Marsha 4,725
77 Darlene 4,693
78 Sue 4,674
79 Marcia 4,640
80 Lynn 4,609
81 Vicki 4,365
82 Teresa 4,217
83 Geraldine 4,208
84 Lynda 4,168
85 Sarah 4,157
86 Dianne 4,138
87 Anne 4,122
88 Maureen 4,078
89 Anna 4,037
90 Rosemary 3,869
91 Eileen 3,838
92 Glenda 3,830
93 Constance 3,812
94 Joann 3,799
95 Jeanne 3,788
96 Lorraine 3,745
97 Annie 3,719
98 Patsy 3,714
99 Louise 3,684
100 Sylvia 3,672
101 Roberta 3,667
102 Anita 3,614
103 Norma 3,591
104 Cathy 3,562
105 Charlene 3,487
106 Carole 3,313
107 Juanita 3,208
108 Victoria 3,131
109 Marlene 3,053
110 Marjorie 3,048
111 Irene 3,043
112 Yvonne 3,042
113 Kay 2,943
114 Ruby 2,894
115 Loretta 2,868
116 Delores 2,839
117 Julie 2,794
118 Julia 2,776
119 Dolores 2,762
120 Mildred 2,756
121 Janis 2,745
122 Claudia 2,623
123 Paulette 2,579
124 Gwendolyn 2,506
125 Arlene 2,480
126 Vivian 2,424
127 June 2,390
128 Andrea 2,366
129 Jeanette 2,329
130 Georgia 2,311
131 Leslie 2,305
132 Regina 2,292
133 Terry 2,281
134 Josephine 2,229
135 Valerie 2,131
136 Lillian 2,117
137 Stephanie 2,103
138 Emma 2,097
139 Edna 2,096
140 Edith 2,082
141 Gayle 2,066
142 Sara 2,021
143 Vickie 2,020
144 Sheryl 2,008
145 Pauline 1,965
146 Annette 1,931
147 Denise 1,930
148 Margie 1,927
149 Rosa 1,926
150 Jill 1,886
151 Jennifer 1,882
152 Ethel 1,872
153 Penny 1,861
154 Lucille 1,854
155 Esther 1,847
156 Priscilla 1,846
157 Audrey 1,839
158 Angela 1,801
159 Michele 1,799
160 Clara 1,793
161 Colleen 1,783
162 Eva 1,774
163 Thelma 1,763
164 Wilma 1,743
165 Florence 1,697
166 Lynne 1,682
167 Grace 1,677
168 Willie 1,667
169 Eleanor 1,664
170 Maryann 1,631
171 Joy 1,627
172 Dianna 1,626
173 Gladys 1,601
174 Toni 1,601
175 Marion 1,592
176 Janie 1,579
177 Ella 1,554
178 Billie 1,546
179 Bobbie 1,543
180 Carla 1,543
181 Maxine 1,523
182 Wendy 1,517
183 Bertha 1,515
184 Christina 1,494
185 Bernice 1,488
186 Veronica 1,478
187 Jackie 1,467
188 Lana 1,465
189 Lillie 1,454
190 Candace 1,446
191 Beatrice 1,432
192 Marianne 1,425
193 Jacquelyn 1,421
194 Emily 1,391
195 Rachel 1,388
196 Marian 1,387
197 Yolanda 1,363
198 Renee 1,362
199 Hazel 1,346
200 Faye 1,345
201 Stella 1,344
202 Lucy 1,342
203 Bonita 1,315
204 Carmen 1,309
205 Ida 1,303
206 Jan 1,262
207 Pat 1,249
208 Dawn 1,241
209 Lydia 1,222
210 Becky 1,200
211 Bernadette 1,183
212 Carrie 1,174
213 Cindy 1,163
214 Alma 1,159
215 Rosie 1,152
216 Vera 1,150
217 Patty 1,137
218 Debra 1,125
219 Harriet 1,116
220 Rosalie 1,115
221 Robin 1,094
222 Mattie 1,091
223 Myra 1,088
224 Beth 1,087
225 Nora 1,086
226 Caroline 1,080
227 Jessie 1,070
228 Deanna 1,063
229 Rosemarie 1,048
230 Michelle 1,044
231 Kristine 1,033
232 Dora 1,023
233 Claire 1,023
234 Nina 1,022
235 Susie 1,019
236 Bessie 998
237 Minnie 994
238 Francine 975
239 Antoinette 974
240 Jeannette 957
241 Cecilia 956
242 Melanie 955
243 Deloris 945
244 Madeline 939
245 Iris 935
246 Sandy 932
247 Marguerite 915
248 Rhonda 908
249 Elsie 904
250 Nellie 891

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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