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Baby names popular during WW2

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During the early to mid 1940's, life in the United States was characterized by the effects of World War II. It was a time of adversity that saw a shift in the structure of American families. Despite the strain, life carried on. We've taken a look at the top baby names from WW2. 

Baby and momMany of these names have dropped in popularity, making them excellent choices if you're looking for a unique baby name. While uncommon, they're not overly unusual. If you're a history buff, these may be especially appealing baby names. In your search for the best baby name for your little one, try some of these WW2 era baby names on for size.

Baby girl names popular during WW2

These baby names will sound familiar to your ears, but it's unlikely that you know many children named Joyce or Doris. Names cycle in and out of popularity. If you're looking for a unique name for your daughter, a name that was popular nearly 70 years ago may be just the trick. We love the cute sound of Bonnie and the classic sound of Judith.

Baby boy names popular during WW2

If you associate some of these name with older men, there's a reason for that. Each of these names was drawn from the top 50 names from 1945. They're not unusual names, but they're not ultra common for babies and children today. Choose one of these WW2 baby names if you're looking for a standout name for your baby boy. We love the soft sound of Lawrence and the simplicity of Carl.


The best baby names from the mid 1940s

Which baby names from World War II have the most potential? We've picked the top 10 names for boys and girls. These names are unique and strong. They're not overly popular but don't have an overly old-fashioned sound either. Find out which World War II era names have truly stood the test of time.

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Tips for choosing a World War II baby name

As you search for baby names, think about why you're looking to history for inspiration. Are you simply enamored by the vintage sounds, or do you have a personal connection to the era? You may find a great baby name from your own family tree, or from stories of men and women who served in World War II.

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