Baby Name Timeline: 1940s

Baby Name Timeline 1940s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1940s 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.

1949

clovia, comics, baby name, 1940s,

1948

tisa, movie, baby name, 1940s,

1947

1946

  • 1946 News: Jyme, Tondra, Cherylene
  • 1946 Movie characters: Gilda, Ridgely, Francie, Veda
  • 1946 Radio character: Corliss
  • 1946 Radio panelist: Glenn
  • 1946 Radio singer: Connee
  • 1946 Actors: Charisse, Jorja, Peggyann, Teala, Ilona, Cornel
  • 1946 Comics: Darlia
  • 1946 Brand: Drene

1945

velvet, movie, 1940s, baby name

1944

acquanetta, actress, 1940s, baby name

1943

rosalita, song, baby name, 1940s,

1942

dorie, war hero, baby name, 1940s,

1941

nyoka, movie, baby name, 1940s,

1940

willkie, politics, baby name, 1940s,