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450+ Best Baby Names Inspired From The 1940s ( Meaning)

The 1940s is the decade of swing music, World War II, and film noir. During this time, several social and political figures gave us some classic names. Here are some popular names of the 1940s which are still in trend. 

Baby Names For Boys inspired from 1940s

James 

Origin- Hebrew; it means supplanter. 

Robert 

Name origin- English; it signifies bright fame. 

John 

Origin-Hebrew; it indicates that God is gracious. 

William

Origin-English; it depicts a wild gilded helmet. 

Richard

Origin-English; it means a brave ruler. 

David

Name origin- Hebrew; it means beloved. 

Charles

Origin-English; it means Freeman. 

Thomas

Origin- Greek; it means a twin. 

Michael

Origin- Hebrew; it means Who is like God? 

Ronald 

Name origin- English; it means counsel rule. 

Larry

Origin-English; it means from Laurentum, Italy. 

Donald 

Name origin- Scottish; it means World Leader. 

Joseph

Origin-Hebrew; it indicates that God will increase. 

Gary

Origin- English; it means spear rule. 

George

Origin- Greek; it means farmer. 

Raymond 

Name Origin- English; it refers to counsel protection. 

Franklin 

English Origin; it means free man. 

Arthur 

Origin- Welsh; it means bear. 

Eugene 

Name origin- English; it means well-born. 

Dale

Origin- German; it refers to a valley. 

Ernest 

Name origin- English; it means earnest. 

Marvin 

Name origin-English; it means Great Lord. 

Leroy 

Name origin- American; it means king. 

Warren 

Origin-English; it means guard. 

Floyd 

Name origin- English; it means gray. 

Alvin 

Name origin- American; it refers to a noble friend. 

Clyde 

Origin-Scottish; it is a Scottish River Name. 

Herman 

Origin- German; it refers to an army man. 

Dean 

Name Origin- English; it means From the valley. 

Glenn

Origin- Scottish; it means from the wooden valley. 

Bernard 

Origin- French; it means brave like a bear. 

Leon 

Name origin- Greek; it means lion. 

Vernon 

Origin- English; it refers to the Alder tree. 

Manuel 

Origin- Spanish; it means that God is with us. 

Rollo 

Origin-English; it means a famous wolf. 

Avis 

Name origin- English; it means a form of advice. 

Neville

Origin- French; it means a new town. 

Claude

Name origin- Latin; it means lame. 

Morris 

Name origin- Latin; it points to dark-skinned. 

Lyle 

Name origin- English; it means from the Island.

Kent 

Origin-English; it means coastal land or high. 

Tennessee

Name origin- Native American; it points to a gathering place.

Kenneth

Name origin- Scottish; it means handsome.

Paul

Origin- Latin; it signifies small or humble. 

Edward

Origin-English; it points to a wealthy guardian. 

Jerry

Name origin-English; it is used as the diminutive form for names that starts with ger or jer. 

Dennis

Name origin- English; it means Dionysos devotee. 

Frank 

Origin-English; it means from France or free. 

Daniel

Name origin- Hebrew; it means God is my judge. 

Roger 

Origin-English; it means a famous spear. 

Stephen 

Origin- Greek; it means crown. 

Gerald 

Origin- English; it means rules with a spear. 

Walter 

Name origin- English; it refers to an army ruler. 

Harold 

Origin- Scandinavian; it means army ruler. 

Stevany 

Name origin- American; it means crown. 

Douglas 

Origin- Scottish; it signifies black blue. 

Lawrence

Origin- English; it means Laurel. 

Terry

Name origin- English; it is used for names that start with Theresa or Terence. 

Wayne 

Name origin- English; it means a wagon driver.

Jack 

Name origin- English; it means God is gracious.

Carl 

Origin- German; it means manly. 

Henry 

Origin- German; it means ruler of the home. 

Bruce 

Origin-English; it refers to people who are from Bruis town in France. 

Joe 

Origin- English; it means God will increase. 

Peter 

Origin- Greek; it signifies a Rock. 

Billy 

Name origin- English; it is used as the short term of William. 

Roy 

Name origin- Scottish; it means red. 

Ralph

Origin-English; it denotes wolf counsel. 

Anthony

Name origin- Latin; it refers to someone who belongs to the Antonius Family. 

Jimmy 

Origin-English; it means supplanter. 

Albert 

Name origin- English; it means bright, elf, or noble. 

Bobby 

Origin- American; it is a diminutive or short term of Robert. 

Johnny

Origin- Hebrew; it is a diminutive form of John. 

Fred 

Name origin- English; it points to a peaceful ruler. 

Harry

Name origin- English; it refers to an army ruler. 

Howard 

Name origin- English; it depicts a bold brave. 

Mark 

Name origin- Latin; it means warlike. 

Alan 

Origin- English; it signifies a little rock. 

Louise

Name origin- English; it means a famous warrior. 

Patrick 

Origin- English; it means a nobleman. 

Danny 

Name origin- English; it means God is my judge. 

Stanley

Origin- English; stan means stone and lah means wood. 

Leonard

Origin- English; it means brave like a lion. 

Timothy

Origin- Greek; it means to honor god. 

Gregory

Name origin- Greek; it means watchful or vigilant. 

Samuel

Name origin- Hebrew; it means his name is god. 

Ronnie 

Origin-English; it means counsel rule or bringing victory. 

Norman 

Name origin-English; it denotes that the man is from the North. 

Russell

Name origin- English; it denotes red. 

Francis 

Origin- Latin; it means free or from France

Tommy 

Origin-English; it means a twin.

Philip 

Origin- Greek; it refers to the lover of horses.

Steve

Origin- English; it is used as a short term for Stephen. 

Don 

Origin- English; it refers to a man or world leader. 

Brian

Name origin- Irish; it means noble or high.

Victor 

Origin- Latin; it means conqueror or winner. 

Bob

Name origin- English; it is a diminutive form of Robert.

Lewis 

Origin- English; it means framed warrior. 

Harvey

Name origin- French; it refers to a battle warrior.

Neil

Origin- Irish; it means passionate or champion. 

Sam

Origin- English; it is a short form of Samantha or Samuel. 

Scott

English origin; it refers to a person who is from Scotland. 

Dave

Name origin- English; it means beloved. 

Wallace

English origin; it means stranger or foreigner. 

Alexander

Origin- Greek; it means defender of the people. 

Sammy

Origin- English; it is used as a short term for Samantha or Samuel. 

Everett

Name origin- English; it means wild boar herd.

Benny 

Name origin- Hebrew; it means son of my right hand. 

Guy

Origin- German; it refers to a male. 

Virgil 

Name origin- Latin; it means flourishing. 

Jonathan

Origin- Hebrew; it means God has given. 

Fredrick

Origin- English; it means a peaceful ruler. 

Bennie

Origin- Hebrew; it means son of my right hand. 

Wendell

Name origin- German; it refers to a seeker or wanderer.

Kevin 

Name origin-Irish; it means beautiful or handsome. 

Hugh

Origin- German; it denotes spirit or mind. 

Donnie 

English origin; it means from Donovan or Donald. 

Elmer 

Origin- English; it means famous or noble. 

Clarence 

Name origin- English; it refers to someone who is living near the River Clare. 

Barry

Irish origin; it means fair headed. 

Jim

Origin- English; it means supplanter. 

Eddie 

English origin; it refers to a wealthy guardian. 

Mike 

Origin- English; it means who is like God? 

Andrew

Origin- Greek; it means manly. 

Jeffrey

English origin; means God’s peace. 

Alfred

Origin- English; it indicates a counselor or elf ruler. 

Martin

Origin- Latin; it denotes God of war or servants of Mars. 

Lee

Origin- English; it refers to the field. 

Tom 

Greek origin; it signifies naivety, innocence, or simplicity. 

Ray

English origin; it refers to counsel protection. 

Herbert 

English origin; it means army bright. 

Gene

English origin; it indicates well-born. 

Theodore

Greek origin; it means god’s gift. 

Curtis 

Origin- Latin; it signifies courtly or courteous. 

Keith 

Origin- Scottish; it refers to a young person or offspring. 

Gordon 

Origin- English; it refers to someone who is from Gordon in Scotland. 

Jesse

Origin- Hebrew; it means god’s gift. 

Vincent 

Origin- Latin; it means victorious. 

Melvin

Name origin- English; it refers to a gentle lord. 

Earl

Origin- English; it refers to a nobleman or warrior.

Frederick

English origin; it means a peaceful ruler. 

Bill

English origin; it means with a gilded helmet. 

Lloyd 

Name origin- Welsh; it indicates grey. 

Jerome 

Latin origin; it means a holy name. 

Edwin 

English origin; it refers to a prosperous or rich friend. 

Willard

English origin; it means will or brave. 

Juan

Spanish origin; means graceful or God is gracious. 

Maurice

Origin- French; it means dark-skinned. 

Marshall

French origin; it means a horse keeper. 

Oscar

Irish origin; it refers to a deer lover. 

Karl

Origin- German; it refers to a free man. 

Edgar

Origin- English; it means rich spear. 

Sidney

French origin; it means a wide meadow. 

Stuart

Scottish origin; it means guardian. 

Nathaniel

Origin- Hebrew; it means the gift of God. 

Freddie

American origin; it means a peaceful ruler. 

Chester 

English origin; it denotes a camp or a fortress.

Eric 

Scandinavian origin; it means ruler and one. 

Milton 

English origin; it denotes from the mill town.  

Lonnie 

Origin- American; it means ready or noble. 

Christopher

Greek origin; it means the Christ-bearer. 

Nicholas

Greek origin; it refers to the victory of the people. 

Cecil 

Origin- English; it means to be blind by one’s beauty. 

Randy

English origin; it refers to shield, wonderful, wolf, or admirable. 

Ted

Origin- English; it is a short form of Edward and Theodore. 

Dwight

Origin- English; it refers to the devotees of Dionysos. 

Wesley

English origin; it means from the West field. 

Craig 

Scottish origin; it means from the crag. 

Leslie 

English origin; it signifies joy. 

Calvin 

Latin origin; it means bald. 

Charlie

English origin; it indicates to a free man. 

Darrell

Origin- English; it means from Airelle. 

Joel 

Hebrew origin; it refers to the Lord God. 

Gilbert

English origin; it refers to a bright pledge.

Benjamin

Hebrew origin; it means son of my right hand. 

Lester 

English origin; it means from Leicester in England. 

Duane

Origin- Irish; it refers to a little dark one. 

Tony

English origin; it is a short form of Antony. 

Leo

Origin- Italian; it means lion. 

Jose 

Origin- Spanish; it means God will increase. 

Baby Names For Girls inspired from 1940s

Barbara 

Name origin- Greek; it means stranger. 

Joyce 

Origin-English; it means little lord. 

Beverly 

Origin- English; it means from the beaver stream. 

Frances 

Name origin- Latin; it means free or from France. 

Nola 

Origin-Irish; it means fair shoulder. 

Rita 

Name origin- Spanish; it means pearl. 

Sylvia

Origin- Latin; it means forest. 

Dolores 

Name origin- Spanish; it means sorrows. 

Lillian 

Origin-English; it means Lily. 

Florence

Origin- Latin; it means flowering or prosperous. 

Jennifer 

Origin-English; it indicates a white wave or fair phantom. 

Virginia

Origin-Latin; it means pure or virginal. 

Daisy 

Name origin-American; it refers to daisy flowers. 

Pauline 

Origin-French; it means small. 

Thelma 

Origin-Greek; it means will. 

Gwendolyn

Origin- Welsh; it means blessed ring. 

Bobbie

Name origin- American; it means strange or foreign. 

Ruby

Origin- English; it refers to a red gemstone. 

Loretta

Origin- Italian; it means Laurel. 

Constance 

Origin- English; it means constant. 

Annette 

Origin- French; it means merciful or gracious. 

Mary

Name origin- Hebrew; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Linda 

Origin- Spanish; it points to a pretty one. 

Carol 

Origin-English; it depicts a song or a free song. 

Sandra 

Name origin- English; it points to the defender of the people. 

Nancy

Origin- English; it means grace. 

Sharon 

Origin- Hebrew; it means of the fertile plain. 

Judith

Name origin- Hebrew; it means from Judaea. 

Susan 

Name origin- Hebrew; it means Lily. 

Betty 

Name origin-English; it means God is my oath. 

Carolyn

Origin-English; it means beautiful or womanly. 

Margaret 

Name origin- English; it denotes pearl. 

Shirley 

Name origin- English; it means bright meadow. 

Judy 

Name origin- English; it means from Judaea. 

Karen

Origin- Scandinavian; it means pure. 

Donna

Origin- Latin; it points to a woman or lady. 

Kathleen

Name origin- Irish; it means pure. 

Dorothy

Name origin- Greek; it means the gift of God. 

Janet 

Origin-English; it means God is gracious. 

Diane

Origin- French; it means divine. 

Janice 

Origin- English; it means God is gracious. 

Elizabeth

Name origin- Hebrew; it means God is my oath. 

Joan 

Origin- Hebrew; it means God is gracious. 

Patricia 

Origin-English; it means noble. 

Lynette

Name origin- French; it means a pretty one. 

Connie 

Name origin-English; it means constant. 

Eunice 

Name origin- Greek; it means joyous victory. 

Corliss

Origin-English; it means free from care or happiness. 

Pamela 

Origin- English; it indicates sweetness or all honey. 

Helen

Name origin- Greek; it means light. 

Joanne 

Name origin- English; it means God is gracious.

Rose

Name origin- English; it means rose. 

Rosemary

Origin-English; it refers to the herb. 

Glenda

Name origin- Welsh; it points to Good and Holy. 

Mildred

Origin- English; it indicates mild strength. 

Heather 

Name origin-English; it points to Heather plant. 

Lorraine 

Name origin- French; it means from Lorraine, France. 

Marjorie 

Name origin- English; it means pearl. 

Sherry

Origin- American; it means darling. 

Kay

Name origin- Greek; it depicts rejoice. 

Anita

Origin- Hebrew; it means merciful or gracious. 

Dianne

Name origin- American; it means divine. 

Irene

Origin- Greek; it means peace. 

Juanita

Origin-Spanish; it means God is gracious. 

Maureen

Name origin- Irish; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Cosette

Name origin- French; it refers to little things. 

Valencia 

Origin- Spanish; it means health or valor. 

Valerie

Origin-French; it indicates strength. 

Wendy

Name origin-English; it means blessed ring or friend. 

Anne

Name origin- Hebrew; it means merciful or gracious. 

Cheryl

Name origin- French; it means beloved. 

Ruth

Name origin- Hebrew; it indicates friendship. 

Jill

Origin-English; it is a short term used for Jillian. 

Mattie

Origin- English; it means strength in battle. 

Minnie

Origin-English; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Caroline

Name origin- Latin; it means a beautiful woman or free. 

Michele

Origin- French; it means Who is like God? 

Veronica

Origin- Greek; it means truth. 

Patty

Origin- English; it means noble. 

Rosie 

Origin-English; it means rose flower. 

Stella

Name origin- Latin; it depicts a star. 

Paul 

Name origin- Latin; it means small or humble. 

Jean

Name origin-English; it means God is gracious. 

Ann

Origin- Hebrew; it means merciful or gracious. 

Phyllis 

Origin- Greek; it means foliage or green leaves. 

Jane 

Origin-English; it means God is gracious. 

Alice 

Origin- English; it means nobility. 

Peggy

Origin-English; it means pearl. 

Doris

Origin- Greek; it depicts the sea. 

Catherine

Origin-Greek; it means pure. 

Elaine

Name origin- English; it depicts light. 

Cynthia

Origin- Greek; it means from Kinthos. 

Paulette

Origin- French; it means small. 

Stephanie

Name origin- French; it means crown. 

Joy

Name origin- Latin; it means happiness. 

Beatrice

Origin- French; it means bringer of joy. 

Cathy

Name origin- Greek; it means clear or pure. 

Lillie

Origin- English; it depicts Lily flower. 

Janis

Origin-English; it means God is gracious. 

Leslie

Origin- English; it means joy. 

Ida

Origin- German; it means hardworking. 

Marie

Name origin- French; it means bitter or from the sea. 

Lois 

Origin- Greek; it means better. 

Christine

Name origin- English; it refers to the followers of Christ. 

Dale

Name origin- German; it denotes a valley. 

Diana

Origin- Greek; it means divine. 

Gail

Name origin- English; it refers to the father’s joy. 

Douglas 

Origin- Scottish; it means black blue. 

Brenda 

Name origin- Scandinavian; it means a sword.

Gloria

Origin- Latin; it means glory. 

Marilyn

Name origin- American; it is the combined form of Marry and Lynn. 

Wanda

Origin- Polish; it signifies a young tree or a slender.

Carole

Name origin- American; it means a free man. 

Charlotte

Origin- French; it means free. 

Jo

Name origin- Hebrew; it is used as the nickname for people whose name starts with Jo-. 

Evelyn

Name origin- English; it means a beautiful bird. 

Geraldine

Name origin- English; it means a spear ruler. 

Jacqueline

Origin- French; it means a supplanter.

Ellen

Name origin- Greek; it refers to light. 

Sally

Origin- English; it means princess. 

Rebecca

Origin- Hebrew; it refers to a moderator.

Kathryn

Name origin- English; it means pure.

Deborah

Name origin- Hebrew; it refers to a bee. 

Norma

Name origin- English; it means from the North. 

Suzanne 

Origin- French; it denotes a lily. 

Anna

Name origin- Hebrew; it means merciful or gracious. 

Sue

Name origin- English; it means Lily. 

Darlene

Origin- American; it means loved one or dear one. 

Patsy

Name origin-English; it means noble. 

Katherine

Origin- Greek; it means pure. 

Paula

Origin- Latin; it means small or humble. 

Roberta

Origin- English; it refers to bright fame. 

Theresa

Origin- Greek; it means a harvester. 

Sheila

Name origin- Irish; it means heaven. 

Maria 

Origin- Latin; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Laura

Name origin- Latin; it means Laurel. 

Kathy

Name origin- English; it signifies pure. 

Eileen

Origin- Irish; it means a beautiful bird. 

Marcia

Name origin- Latin; it means warlike. 

Jeanne

Origin- French; it means God is gracious. 

Lucy

Origin- English; it denotes light. 

Janie

Origin- American; it means noble or well-born. 

Jackie

Name origin- English; it means a supplanter. 

Harriet

Origin- English; it means a home ruler.

Regina

Name origin- Latin; it means queen. 

Rosalie

Name origin- French; it means a beautiful rose. 

Alma

Name origin- Latin; it means nourishing. 

Angela

Origin- English; it refers to God’s messenger. 

Vera

Origin- Russian; it signifies faith. 

Jessie

Name origin- English; it means God is gracious. 

Marianne

Origin- French; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Rosa

Name origin- Latin; it signifies rose. 

Hazel

Name origin- English; it refers to a hazel tree. 

Billie

Origin- German; it denotes strength or determination. 

Bertha

Name origin- German; it means bright. 

Gayle

Origin- English; it refers to a father’s joy. 

Pat

Name origin- English; it means noble. 

Maxine

Origin- English; it means the greatest. 

Ella

Origin- Spanish; it refers to a young girl. 

Lynne

English origin; it means from the lake. 

Deanna

Origin- Latin; it is a form of Diana.

Faye

Origin-French; it refers to an elf or fairy. 

Terry

Name origin- English; it means the power of a tribe. 

Emily

Origin- English; it means to strive or rival or excel. 

Rachel

Origin- Hebrew; it means ewe or someone with purity. 

Marlene

Origin- German; it refers to a woman who belongs from Magdala. 

Arlene

Origin- American; it means from Charlene or Marlene. 

Delores 

Origin- Spanish; it means pain or sorrows. 

Lynda

Name origin- Spanish; it means a pretty one. 

Julia

Name origin- Latin; it means downy or youthful. 

Marsha

Name origin- American; it means warlike. 

Charlene

Origin- English; it means free.

June

Name origin- Latin; it refers to someone whose birth month in June. 

Jeanette

English origin; it means God is gracious. 

Edna

Origin- Hebrew; it denotes tenderness or delicacy. 

Josephine

Origin-French; it means God will increase. 

Eleanor

Name origin- French; it means God is my light. 

Yvonne

Origin-French; it means tree or yew. 

Vicki

Name origin- Latin; it means victory. 

Vivian

Latin Origin; it means alive. 

Emma

Name origin- Latin; it means universal. 

Georgia

Origin- English; it means farmer. 

Edith

English origin; it means a rich war. 

Wilma 

Name origin- American; it is a short term of Wilhelmina. 

Victoria

Name origin- Latin; it means conqueror or winner. 

Ethel

English Origin; it means noble. 

Lucille

Origin- French; it means light. 

Sara

Name origin- Hebrew; it means princess. 

Margie

Origin- English; it means pearl. 

Clara

Name origin- Latin; it means illustrious. 

Audrey

Origin- English; it denotes noble strength. 

Grace

Name origin- Latin; it signifies charm. 

Teresa

Spanish origin; it means harvester. 

Claudia

Latin Origin; it means lame. 

Gladys

Origin- Welsh; it refers to a country. 

Julie

Name origin-: French; it means downy or youthful. 

Marion

Origin- Hebrew; it means from the sea or bitter. 

Priscilla

Origin-Latin; it means ancient. 

Willie 

Origin- German; it means with a gilded helmet. 

Esther

Persian origin; it refers to myrtle leaf or star. 

Eva

Name origin- Hebrew; it means giver of life. 

Andrea

Origin- Italian; it means brave. 

Maryann

French origin; it means bitter or of the sea. 

Bernice 

Greek origin; it means someone who brings victory. 

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