Most Popular Baby Names in 1914

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1914. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1914, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 John 37,948 Mary 45,345
2 William 29,753 Helen 23,221
3 James 26,263 Dorothy 18,782
4 Robert 21,188 Margaret 17,763
5 Joseph 18,829 Ruth 15,839
6 George 17,602 Anna 11,865
7 Charles 16,937 Mildred 11,650
8 Edward 12,319 Elizabeth 11,367
9 Frank 12,002 Frances 9,677
10 Walter 8,962 Marie 8,829
11 Thomas 8,850 Evelyn 8,506
12 Henry 8,110 Alice 8,198
13 Paul 7,733 Florence 7,886
14 Harold 7,563 Virginia 7,601
15 Albert 6,942 Rose 7,574
16 Raymond 6,821 Lillian 7,354
17 Richard 6,669 Louise 6,648
18 Arthur 6,641 Catherine 6,613
19 Harry 6,588 Edna 6,289
20 Louis 5,495 Gladys 6,227
21 Ralph 5,009 Ethel 6,204
22 Clarence 4,909 Irene 6,197
23 Donald 4,835 Josephine 5,896
24 Carl 4,807 Ruby 5,625
25 Willie 4,709 Grace 5,594
26 Howard 4,490 Thelma 5,496
27 Jack 4,486 Martha 5,432
28 Fred 4,441 Eleanor 5,374
29 David 4,251 Hazel 5,324
30 Kenneth 4,178 Lucille 5,320
31 Francis 3,901 Edith 5,209
32 Roy 3,852 Gertrude 4,938
33 Earl 3,842 Annie 4,800
34 Joe 3,712 Pauline 4,699
35 Samuel 3,704 Esther 4,654
36 Lawrence 3,703 Doris 4,429
37 Anthony 3,695 Clara 4,240
38 Ernest 3,632 Beatrice 4,232
39 Stanley 3,559 Emma 3,972
40 Michael 3,362 Ann 3,888
41 Alfred 3,347 Bertha 3,859
42 Herbert 3,253 Julia 3,814
43 Eugene 3,211 Bernice 3,730
44 Andrew 2,965 Agnes 3,721
45 Leonard 2,923 Marjorie 3,712
46 Elmer 2,878 Elsie 3,683
47 Leo 2,655 Sarah 3,679
48 Peter 2,624 Katherine 3,652
49 Russell 2,568 Ida 3,561
50 Bernard 2,436 Marion 3,550
51 Herman 2,430 Lois 3,432
52 Frederick 2,415 Eva 3,401
53 Edwin 2,386 Anne 3,365
54 Norman 2,335 Jean 3,281
55 Daniel 2,325 Bessie 3,260
56 Chester 2,289 Pearl 3,223
57 Lester 2,164 Viola 3,204
58 Floyd 2,090 Mabel 3,131
59 Melvin 2,064 Laura 3,059
60 Leroy 2,004 Myrtle 3,049
61 Vincent 1,962 Nellie 2,952
62 Clifford 1,960 Betty 2,933
63 Clyde 1,954 Kathryn 2,901
64 Theodore 1,929 Jessie 2,861
65 Charlie 1,906 Stella 2,771
66 Lloyd 1,884 Willie 2,759
67 Sam 1,880 Minnie 2,718
68 Philip 1,870 Vera 2,683
69 Milton 1,834 Alma 2,648
70 Benjamin 1,823 Sylvia 2,565
71 Woodrow 1,785 Jane 2,340
72 Lewis 1,767 Ella 2,308
73 Martin 1,676 Lucy 2,298
74 Ray 1,657 Lillie 2,287
75 Marvin 1,627 Lena 2,259
76 Victor 1,559 Genevieve 2,254
77 Oscar 1,553 Jennie 2,225
78 Alvin 1,532 Mattie 2,193
79 Cecil 1,530 Leona 2,174
80 Stephen 1,486 Blanche 2,164
81 Gerald 1,468 Vivian 2,080
82 Jesse 1,457 Barbara 2,061
83 Vernon 1,455 Violet 2,061
84 Lee 1,451 Marguerite 2,050
85 Leon 1,414 Mae 2,049
86 Morris 1,365 Ellen 2,039
87 Edgar 1,361 Rita 2,010
88 Gordon 1,355 Charlotte 2,007
89 Sidney 1,337 Opal 1,893
90 Everett 1,336 Marian 1,862
91 Glenn 1,327 Carrie 1,798
92 Willard 1,302 Velma 1,795
93 Claude 1,284 Theresa 1,794
94 Maurice 1,256 Juanita 1,792
95 Harvey 1,250 Wilma 1,787
96 Wilbur 1,248 Beulah 1,775
97 Arnold 1,174 Hattie 1,678
98 Alexander 1,169 Emily 1,650
99 Max 1,159 Fannie 1,616
100 Irving 1,156 Sophie 1,584
101 Homer 1,152 Inez 1,579
102 Nicholas 1,151 Nancy 1,575
103 Leslie 1,076 Hilda 1,525
104 Gilbert 1,060 Rosa 1,514
105 Allen 1,049 Cora 1,500
106 Julius 1,049 Ada 1,494
107 Virgil 1,048 Georgia 1,492
108 Warren 1,033 Sara 1,488
109 Eddie 1,010 Eunice 1,478
110 Ben 1,005 Kathleen 1,475
111 Wayne 1,001 Harriet 1,455
112 Steve 998 Estelle 1,432
113 Jacob 997 Phyllis 1,407
114 Luther 991 Maxine 1,396
115 Marion 982 Mamie 1,386
116 Hugh 967 Madeline 1,381
117 Jessie 949 Christine 1,374
118 Hubert 932 Geneva 1,371
119 Johnnie 929 Alberta 1,350
120 Curtis 915 Lula 1,345
121 Roland 882 Dora 1,343
122 Oliver 861 Loretta 1,323
123 Glen 853 Geraldine 1,320
124 Nathan 848 Sadie 1,296
125 Horace 840 Verna 1,226
126 Roger 816 Daisy 1,202
127 Wallace 810 Olive 1,200
128 Manuel 794 Norma 1,172
129 Mike 794 Lucile 1,166
130 Edmund 792 Susie 1,165
131 Alex 789 Flora 1,152
132 Wesley 789 June 1,148
133 Orville 787 Muriel 1,133
134 Franklin 770 Naomi 1,128
135 Willis 743 Maria 1,117
136 Jerome 737 Olga 1,107
137 Tom 735 Mable 1,081
138 Tony 733 Audrey 1,070
139 Rudolph 732 Sally 1,065
140 Otis 709 Henrietta 1,058
141 Abraham 700 Maggie 1,055
142 Dale 691 Lottie 1,053
143 Emil 684 Nora 1,038
144 Jerry 649 Lola 1,031
145 Archie 648 Victoria 1,026
146 Angelo 643 Irma 1,015
147 Earnest 638 Erma 993
148 Salvatore 635 Caroline 989
149 Patrick 633 Miriam 981
150 Clifton 616 Jeanette 977
151 Matthew 613 Rachel 975
152 Ira 605 Lorraine 969
153 Wilson 605 Rosie 957
154 Bennie 598 Nettie 936
155 Otto 598 Dolores 934
156 Guy 580 Amelia 926
157 Clinton 566 Eula 923
158 Clayton 563 Roberta 921
159 Bill 559 Eileen 920
160 Jose 552 Shirley 906
161 Karl 548 Winifred 904
162 Wilbert 545 Rebecca 890
163 Ronald 541 Janet 883
164 Sylvester 538 Wanda 881
165 Phillip 537 Della 879
166 August 533 Adeline 878
167 Marshall 533 Katie 861
168 Calvin 531 Lydia 839
169 Bruce 530 Carolyn 835
170 Jimmie 530 Antoinette 830
171 Nelson 527 Nina 828
172 Felix 526 Fern 821
173 Don 521 Goldie 787
174 Jim 513 Bonnie 783
175 Douglas 502 May 769
176 Forrest 501 Veronica 767
177 Isaac 496 Ollie 765
178 Lyle 495 Sallie 760
179 Rufus 495 Isabel 747
180 Ervin 494 Isabelle 739
181 Irvin 491 Essie 737
182 Adam 489 Dorothea 731
183 Aaron 485 Marcella 729
184 Delbert 472 Effie 726
185 Nathaniel 470 Lorene 722
186 Lonnie 468 Anita 720
187 Wilfred 463 Adele 709
188 Elbert 450 Addie 708
189 Julian 449 Jeannette 699
190 Percy 449 Ora 698
191 Bert 448 Regina 694
192 Dan 447 Maude 693
193 Ivan 439 Celia 692
194 Pete 432 Freda 689
195 Ellis 426 Angelina 686
196 Nick 425 Cecelia 679
197 Dominick 424 Cleo 672
198 Alton 419 Eloise 663
199 Adolph 418 Faye 663
200 Grover 416 Susan 661
201 Merle 415 Patricia 656
202 Leland 413 Lela 647
203 Grady 408 Mollie 644
204 Emmett 406 Frieda 639
205 Johnie 405 Sue 634
206 Kermit 401 Angeline 632
207 Byron 395 Iva 618
208 Antonio 391 Jeanne 612
209 Lowell 390 Arlene 608
210 Mark 386 Luella 604
211 Carroll 382 Constance 600
212 Dennis 382 Angela 590
213 Jay 379 Margie 588
214 Laurence 379 Selma 587
215 Elwood 373 Rosalie 584
216 Reuben 372 Etta 581
217 Amos 367 Joan 578
218 Myron 366 Ola 571
219 Dominic 362 Claire 570
220 Mack 361 Jewell 570
221 Roscoe 361 Elaine 568
222 Erwin 360 Leola 567
223 Ross 360 Fay 566
224 Charley 359 Elva 563
225 Owen 356 Rosemary 563
226 Gene 352 Lila 561
227 Wendell 350 Alta 552
228 Fredrick 345 Lizzie 551
229 Murray 339 Sophia 548
230 Perry 338 Flossie 538
231 Dean 337 Helene 538
232 Hyman 336 Nell 530
233 Rex 334 Annette 526
234 Johnny 331 Cecilia 525
235 Harley 322 Teresa 524
236 Austin 320 Jewel 515
237 Sherman 320 Estella 514
238 Preston 319 Reba 502
239 Will 319 Ina 495
240 Malcolm 317 Johnnie 494
241 Aubrey 313 Matilda 494
242 Loyd 312 Elma 484
243 Ted 309 Ernestine 473
244 Allan 307 Amy 472
245 Troy 307 Janie 472
246 Jasper 306 Leah 457
247 Juan 299 Nannie 457
248 Solomon 297 Joyce 456
249 Tommie 296 Hannah 443
250 Eldon 295 Eleanore 438

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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