7 1940s names that mean 1940s for boys, listing 1940s baby names 1-7. Amos, Basil, Christopher, Franklin and Sebastian are popular names. Abbott and Yves are uncommon names. View 1940s baby names for name meanings, search 1940s names for girls, or search other baby names.
Abbott ... In the 1940s and early 1950s Bud Abbott served as a straight man to short chubby comedian Lou Costello. 
Amos ... perhaps because of lingering negative connotations from the highly politically incorrect radio show "Amos 'n Andy" that was popular in the 1940s and 1950s ... 
Basil ... British actor Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes in 14 films in the 1940s ... 
Christopher ... Revived in the 1940s by the popularity of A.A ... 
Franklin ... Used as homage to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1930s and 1940s ... 
Sebastian ... British use since the 1940s may have been influenced by a character in Evelyn Waugh's popular "Brideshead Revisited" ... 
Yves ... Familiar since the 1940s due to fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and singer/actor Yves Montand.