Common 1940’s names: These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1940s

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The Most Popular Baby Names the Year You Were Born

Did your name make the list?

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Having one of the most popular names can be a good and bad thing. Everyone will know how to spell your name, but the chances that you have at least one other person in your class or at your job with the same name are pretty high. We gathered the top three names for every year, 1950-2010, from the Social Security Administration. Check out your birth year below to see if your name made the list or if any names from decades ago made our vintage baby names list. Also, check out the most popular toy the year you were born.

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Courtesy Marie Hoffman/Reminisce

1950

Girls

  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia

Boys

  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John

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Courtesy John Wood/Reminisce

1951

Girls

  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia

Boys

  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John

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Courtesy Kathleen McDonald/Reminisce

1954

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Deborah

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. Robert

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Courtesy Linda Kast/Reminisce

1955

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Deborah
  3. Linda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James

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Courtesy Lynette Gibboney/Reminisce

1956

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Deborah
  3. Linda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. Robert

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Courtesy Kenney Slatten/Reminisce

1957

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David

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Courtesy Peter Fornabaio

1959

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James

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Courtesy Donna Fornabaio

1960

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Susan
  3. Linda

Boys

  1. David
  2. Michael
  3. James

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Courtesy Marlene Barnes/Reminsice

1961

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Lisa
  3. Susan

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John

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1962

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John

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1963

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David

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1964

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David

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1965

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Karen

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David

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1966

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Kimberly
  3. Mary

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James

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1967

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Kimberly
  3. Michelle

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James

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1968

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Michelle
  3. Kimberly

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. John

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1969

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Michelle
  3. Jennifer

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. David
  3. James

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1971

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. David

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1972

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. James

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1973

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Michelle

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason

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1974

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Michelle

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher

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Roman Nerud/Shutterstock

1975

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Heather

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher

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1976

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Melissa

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher

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1977

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amy

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher

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1978

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Jessica

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher

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Courtesy Linda Kast/Reminisce

1979

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason

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1980

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Amanda
  3. Jessica

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason

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1982

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Jerri Sue deCordova Fox/Reminisce

1983

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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1984

Girls

  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Michael Carpentieri

1985

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Jennifer

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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1986

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Roman Nerud/Shutterstock

1987

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Roman Nerud/Shutterstock

1988

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Matt Fukuda/Reminisce

1989

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Ashley Lewis

1990

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Linda Kast/Reminisce

1991

Girls

  1. Ashley
  2. Jessica
  3. Brittany

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Danielle Fornabaio

1992

Girls

  1. Ashley
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Nicole Fornabaio

1993

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Sarah

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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Courtesy Claire Nowak

1994

Girls

  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Emily

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew

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1996

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Matthew
  3. Jacob

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Courtesy Levenia Coats/Reminisce

1997

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Jessica
  3. Ashley

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Matthew

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1998

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Samantha

Boys

  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Matthew

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1999

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Alexis

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew

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2000

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Madison

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew

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Josipa Bjelobrk/Shutterstock

2001

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Matthew

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Tatiana Chekryzhova/Shutterstock

2002

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Hannah

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua

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2003

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua

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2004

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua

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2005

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua

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2006

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua

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2007

Girls

  1. Emily
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan

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2008

Girls

  1. Emma
  2. Isabella
  3. Emily

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan

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2009

Girls

  1. Isabella
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia

Boys

  1. Jacob
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael

Originally Published: March 26, 2019

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Top 50 most popular baby names in Chile for boys and girls

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Today’s Chilean baby names

South America’s Chile, 2700 miles long and 109 miles wide, is home to more than 16 million residents. Notable for its incredibly long Pacific coastline, active volcanoes, and the mysterious Easter Island, the country is also the world’s fifth largest exporter of wine.

Although Chile declared its independence from Spain in 1818, Spanish remains the official language — which is very much reflected in their most popular baby names.

Top 10 baby names in Chile (2018)

Chilean girl baby names 1-10 Chilean boy baby names 1-10
  1. Agustina
  2. Isabella
  3. Sofia
  4. Emilia
  5. Isidora
  6. Emma
  7. Maite
  8. Josefa
  9. Florencia
  10. María
  1. Mateo
  2. Agustín
  3. Tomás
  4. Santiago
  5. Lucas
  6. Benjamín
  7. Vicente
  8. Maximiliano
  9. Joaquín
  10. Matías

“By registering a son or daughter, parents can choose the name they want,” said Jorge Álvarez, national director of Chile’s Civil Registry and Identification Service.
“However, civil officers can make some observation considering that the law states that you can not use ridiculous names, people’s names or gender misconceptions.”

Top baby names from Chile (2010)

Looking back just a little further, these were the top 50 names for Chilean boys and girls in 2010.

Chilean girl baby names 1-50 Chilean boy baby names 1-50
  1. Martina
  2. Sofia
  3. Florencia
  4. Valentina
  5. Isidora
  6. Antonella
  7. Antonia
  8. Emilia
  9. Catalina
  10. Fernanda
  11. Constanza
  12. Javiera
  13. Maite
  14. Maria
  15. Francisca
  16. Agustina
  17. Josefa
  18. Amanda
  19. Camila
  20. Monserrat
  21. Trinidad
  22. Ignacia
  23. Belen
  24. Paz
  25. Anais
  26. Victoria
  27. Laura
  28. Pia
  29. Renata
  30. Magdalena
  31. Isabella
  32. Matilda
  33. Julieta
  34. Rocio
  35. Daniela
  36. Emily
  37. Mia
  38. Gabriela
  39. Barbara
  40. Josefina
  41. Matilde
  42. Anahis
  43. Pascal
  44. Paula
  45. Thiare
  46. Rayen
  47. Genesis
  48. Paloma
  49. Carolina
  50. Millaray
  1. Benjamin
  2. Vicente
  3. Martin
  4. Matias
  5. Joaquin
  6. Agustin
  7. Cristobal
  8. Maximiliano
  9. Sebastian
  10. Tomas
  11. Diego
  12. Jose
  13. Nicolas
  14. Felipe
  15. Lucas
  16. Alonso
  17. Bastian
  18. Juan
  19. Gabriel
  20. Ignacio
  21. Francisco
  22. Renato
  23. Maximo
  24. Mateo
  25. Javier
  26. Daniel
  27. Luis
  28. Gaspar
  29. Angel
  30. Fernando
  31. Carlos
  32. Emilio
  33. Franco
  34. Cristian
  35. Pablo
  36. Santiago
  37. Esteban
  38. David
  39. Damian
  40. Jorge
  41. Camilo
  42. Alexander
  43. Rodrigo
  44. Amaro
  45. Luciano
  46. Bruno
  47. Alexis
  48. Victor
  49. Thomas
  50. Julian

Source: Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación, Chile – 2010