Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1949

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1949. 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 1949, 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 91,019
2 Mary 66,865
3 Patricia 46,330
4 Barbara 42,601
5 Susan 37,708
6 Sandra 30,644
7 Nancy 29,249
8 Carol 26,781
9 Kathleen 26,357
10 Sharon 25,714
11 Karen 22,468
12 Donna 22,058
13 Brenda 20,543
14 Margaret 19,452
15 Deborah 19,209
16 Judith 17,610
17 Carolyn 17,405
18 Shirley 17,280
19 Diane 17,250
20 Judy 15,981
21 Pamela 15,132
22 Betty 14,939
23 Janet 14,858
24 Janice 14,452
25 Elizabeth 13,713
26 Joyce 13,572
27 Cynthia 12,897
28 Cheryl 12,006
29 Gloria 11,876
30 Christine 11,797
31 Beverly 10,552
32 Dorothy 10,409
33 Marilyn 9,865
34 Martha 9,811
35 Bonnie 9,731
36 Joan 9,206
37 Catherine 9,136
38 Peggy 9,118
39 Virginia 8,895
40 Rebecca 8,776
41 Jane 8,719
42 Kathy 8,451
43 Connie 8,219
44 Ann 7,870
45 Jean 7,760
46 Helen 7,706
47 Ruth 7,650
48 Diana 7,536
49 Frances 7,440
50 Phyllis 7,314
51 Gail 7,225
52 Kathryn 7,184
53 Alice 6,658
54 Rita 6,652
55 Paula 6,577
56 Wanda 6,307
57 Elaine 6,216
58 Jacqueline 6,039
59 Katherine 6,039
60 Jo 5,803
61 Joanne 5,746
62 Suzanne 5,609
63 Theresa 5,603
64 Ellen 5,506
65 Laura 5,385
66 Rose 5,371
67 Marie 5,306
68 Sherry 5,293
69 Doris 5,284
70 Vicki 5,193
71 Charlotte 5,143
72 Maria 5,121
73 Lois 4,915
74 Lynn 4,880
75 Darlene 4,797
76 Sheila 4,774
77 Sally 4,772
78 Marcia 4,651
79 Marsha 4,611
80 Evelyn 4,529
81 Cathy 4,407
82 Teresa 4,328
83 Constance 4,327
84 Sarah 4,295
85 Dianne 4,141
86 Anne 4,052
87 Glenda 3,976
88 Sue 3,925
89 Maureen 3,923
90 Geraldine 3,919
91 Anna 3,897
92 Jeanne 3,865
93 Lynda 3,830
94 Sylvia 3,815
95 Eileen 3,723
96 Victoria 3,669
97 Roberta 3,660
98 Rosemary 3,633
99 Anita 3,589
100 Charlene 3,541
101 Joann 3,523
102 Lorraine 3,457
103 Annie 3,454
104 Louise 3,425
105 Norma 3,413
106 Patsy 3,347
107 Juanita 3,150
108 Valerie 3,052
109 Yvonne 3,052
110 Marlene 3,045
111 Irene 2,955
112 Julia 2,923
113 Julie 2,849
114 Gwendolyn 2,835
115 Terry 2,791
116 Marjorie 2,785
117 Loretta 2,776
118 Carole 2,763
119 Kay 2,751
120 Mildred 2,634
121 Jennifer 2,618
122 Wendy 2,613
123 Ruby 2,576
124 Vickie 2,562
125 Paulette 2,552
126 Delores 2,529
127 Claudia 2,519
128 Stephanie 2,515
129 Jeanette 2,511
130 Dolores 2,464
131 Janis 2,458
132 Leslie 2,417
133 Arlene 2,395
134 Debra 2,392
135 Michele 2,381
136 Vivian 2,327
137 Gayle 2,293
138 June 2,287
139 Regina 2,266
140 Denise 2,236
141 Georgia 2,204
142 Edna 2,173
143 Josephine 2,165
144 Andrea 2,143
145 Edith 2,064
146 Colleen 2,031
147 Emma 1,999
148 Sara 1,971
149 Sheryl 1,971
150 Angela 1,968
151 Annette 1,958
152 Jill 1,947
153 Lillian 1,943
154 Priscilla 1,936
155 Rosa 1,924
156 Pauline 1,917
157 Rhonda 1,867
158 Penny 1,846
159 Lynne 1,836
160 Christina 1,831
161 Audrey 1,793
162 Esther 1,793
163 Ethel 1,753
164 Lucille 1,753
165 Janie 1,737
166 Renee 1,733
167 Wilma 1,726
168 Clara 1,711
169 Margie 1,690
170 Eva 1,668
171 Joy 1,642
172 Thelma 1,627
173 Grace 1,608
174 Candace 1,589
175 Florence 1,566
176 Dianna 1,554
177 Ella 1,552
178 Gladys 1,546
179 Willie 1,531
180 Jan 1,524
181 Bertha 1,520
182 Marion 1,520
183 Eleanor 1,517
184 Maryann 1,516
185 Belinda 1,510
186 Bonita 1,508
187 Carla 1,498
188 Bobbie 1,470
189 Carmen 1,455
190 Jacquelyn 1,440
191 Rachel 1,437
192 Veronica 1,424
193 Yolanda 1,408
194 Toni 1,404
195 Lucy 1,397
196 Emily 1,392
197 Lillie 1,388
198 Bernice 1,378
199 Marian 1,363
200 Marianne 1,361
201 Beth 1,357
202 Billie 1,356
203 Beatrice 1,340
204 Maxine 1,330
205 Hazel 1,321
206 Lana 1,317
207 Faye 1,291
208 Ida 1,290
209 Dawn 1,285
210 Robin 1,281
211 Jackie 1,274
212 Cindy 1,261
213 Michelle 1,248
214 Lydia 1,241
215 Stella 1,220
216 Rosie 1,213
217 Melanie 1,199
218 Nora 1,198
219 Kristine 1,174
220 Bernadette 1,142
221 Vera 1,114
222 Carrie 1,107
223 Becky 1,105
224 Laurie 1,103
225 Harriet 1,102
226 Claire 1,090
227 Melinda 1,074
228 Francine 1,058
229 Alma 1,053
230 Patty 1,044
231 Jessie 1,031
232 Vicky 1,024
233 Shelley 1,017
234 Myra 1,013
235 Caroline 1,001
236 Susie 998
237 Amy 984
238 Mattie 984
239 Rosalie 976
240 Deanna 968
241 Bessie 946
242 Cecilia 944
243 Nina 943
244 Debbie 941
245 Rosemarie 939
246 Terri 938
247 Minnie 934
248 Dora 924
249 Johnnie 920
250 Iris 920

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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