Top 100 US Female names in 1940

The list of Most Popular female names in USA in 1940 with their respective percentage. Choose girl name from popular names trending in America in 1940. Also see our 1940 list of top boy names.
Rank Name Occ.
(%in 1940)
Change
1. Mary 56198 (4.758%) -
2. Barbara 36732 (3.110%) -
3. Patricia 32662 (2.765%) -
4. Judith 22380 (1.895%) +4
5. Betty 22075 (1.869%) -1

6. Carol 21760 (1.842%) -
7. Nancy 19732 (1.670%) -
8. Linda 18368 (1.555%) +7
9. Shirley 17876 (1.513%) -4
10. Sandra 16151 (1.367%) +3
11. Margaret 15058 (1.275%) -1
12. Dorothy 14877 (1.259%) -3
13. Joyce 14801 (1.253%) -1
14. Joan 13287 (1.125%) -3
15. Carolyn 12656 (1.071%) -1
16. Judy 11381 (0.963%) +12
17. Sharon 11119 (0.941%) +6
18. Helen 10199 (0.863%) -2
19. Janet 10104 (0.855%) -2
20. Elizabeth 9954 (0.843%) -2
21. Virginia 9552 (0.809%) -
22. Janice 9315 (0.789%) +2
23. Donna 9230 (0.781%) -3
24. Ruth 8886 (0.752%) -2
25. Marilyn 8700 (0.737%) -6
26. Martha 8692 (0.736%) +1
27. Beverly 8655 (0.733%) -2
28. Frances 8618 (0.730%) -2
29. Jean 8066 (0.683%) +3
30. Gloria 8025 (0.679%) +6
31. Doris 7765 (0.657%) -2
32. Alice 7601 (0.643%) -1
33. Phyllis 7415 (0.628%) -3
34. Karen 7283 (0.617%) +5
35. Ann 7194 (0.609%) -2
36. Susan 6757 (0.572%) +8
37. Peggy 6128 (0.519%) -3
38. Lois 6126 (0.519%) -3
39. Bonnie 5959 (0.504%) +22
40. Kathleen 5697 (0.482%) +8
41. Marie 5542 (0.469%) -4
42. Brenda 5441 (0.461%) +44
43. Norma 5334 (0.452%) -5
44. Rose 5198 (0.440%) -2
45. Diane 5172 (0.438%) +6
46. Geraldine 5152 (0.436%) -5
47. Jane 5090 (0.431%) -1
48. Evelyn 4983 (0.422%) -8
49. Carole 4788 (0.405%) -2
50. Elaine 4782 (0.405%) -5
51. Anna 4717 (0.399%) -8
52. Wanda 4708 (0.399%) -2
53. Catherine 4581 (0.388%) -4
54. Joanne 4419 (0.374%) -1
55. Charlotte 4290 (0.363%) +11
56. Annie 4216 (0.357%) -2
57. Patsy 4079 (0.345%) -1
58. Mildred 3936 (0.333%) -3
59. Louise 3923 (0.332%) -
60. Sarah 3869 (0.328%) +8
61. Sally 3805 (0.322%) -9
62. Sylvia 3802 (0.322%) -
63. Joann 3791 (0.321%) -6
64. Marjorie 3682 (0.312%) -4
65. Gail 3622 (0.307%) +8
66. Ruby 3618 (0.306%) +1
67. Dolores 3606 (0.305%) -9
68. Eleanor 3583 (0.303%) -5
69. Loretta 3502 (0.296%) -4
70. Rita 3441 (0.291%) +8
71. Roberta 3432 (0.291%) -
72. Jo 3427 (0.290%) -2
73. Irene 3397 (0.288%) +1
74. Ellen 3319 (0.281%) +6
75. Arlene 3258 (0.276%) -6
76. Jacqueline 3218 (0.272%) -4
77. Kay 3200 (0.271%) -1
78. Juanita 3171 (0.268%) -1
79. Darlene 3120 (0.264%) -4
80. Marlene 3118 (0.264%) -16
81. Sue 3105 (0.263%) +11
82. June 2948 (0.250%) +1
83. Delores 2929 (0.248%) -4
84. Anne 2897 (0.245%) +1
85. Rosemary 2874 (0.243%) +9
86. Edna 2834 (0.240%) -5
87. Anita 2827 (0.239%) +10
88. Connie 2796 (0.237%) +23
89. Josephine 2741 (0.232%) -5
90. Jeanette 2727 (0.231%) -8

91. Katherine 2709 (0.229%) +10
92. Julia 2706 (0.229%) -1
93. Wilma 2621 (0.222%) -6
94. Emma 2606 (0.221%) -5
95. Lorraine 2582 (0.219%) +1
96. Rebecca 2555 (0.216%) +38
97. Lillian 2523 (0.214%) +2
98. Edith 2509 (0.212%) +4
99. Audrey 2502 (0.212%) -1
100. Florence 2465 (0.209%) -5
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