Baby Name Timeline: 1930s

Baby Name Timeline 1930s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1930s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.

1939

brenda, debutante, baby name, 1930s,
  • 1939 News: Brenda
  • 1939 Movie characters: Zerelda, Zee
  • 1939 Movie: Tara
  • 1939 Actors: Hedy, Zorina, Cobina, Geraldine
  • 1939 Literary character: Thanna
  • 1939 Radio character: Torchy
  • 1939 Product: Danya

1938

1937

leilani, song, baby name, 1930s,
  • 1937 Movie character: Swanee
  • 1937 Actors: Tyrone, Errol, Luise
  • 1937 Literary characters: Scarlett, Carreen, Aletta, Loueen
  • 1937 Song: Leilani
  • 1937 Singers: Kirsten, Deanna
  • 1937 Sports: Gaynell

1936

1935

normandie, comics, baby name, 1940s,
  • 1935 News: Dewilla, Norita, Huey, Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie
  • 1935 Politics: Haile
  • 1935 Movie characters: Trenna, Peola
  • 1935 Radio singer: Francia
  • 1935 Actor: Shirley
  • 1935 Literary character: Treasure, Gailord
  • 1935 Comics: Rheeta, Normandie
  • 1935 Sports: Dizzy
  • 1935 Celebrity related: Marva

1934

  • 1934 News: Rheta, Dionne
  • 1934 Movie characters: Nadina, Toby
  • 1934 Actors: Franchot, Verree
  • 1934 Literary character: Nesta

1933

nira, legislation, baby name, 1930s,

1932

  • 1932 News: Thalia
  • 1932 Politics: Garner
  • 1932 Movie character: Toya
  • 1932 Radio singer: Ilomay
  • 1932 Actor: Gwili
  • 1932 Comics: Alura

1931

rockne, news, baby name, 1930s

1930

joretta, book, baby name, 1930s,