Most Popular Baby Names in 1915

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1915. 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 1915, 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 47,576 Mary 58,187
2 William 38,564 Helen 30,866
3 James 33,774 Dorothy 25,154
4 Robert 28,737 Margaret 23,054
5 Joseph 23,051 Ruth 21,878
6 George 22,307 Mildred 15,254
7 Charles 21,960 Anna 15,119
8 Edward 15,889 Elizabeth 14,103
9 Frank 15,006 Frances 12,787
10 Thomas 11,490 Evelyn 11,595
11 Walter 11,255 Marie 11,363
12 Harold 10,444 Virginia 10,952
13 Paul 10,328 Alice 10,525
14 Henry 10,138 Florence 10,105
15 Richard 9,143 Lillian 9,546
16 Raymond 8,981 Rose 9,375
17 Albert 8,825 Irene 8,323
18 Arthur 8,564 Louise 8,313
19 Harry 8,470 Catherine 8,181
20 Donald 7,115 Edna 8,144
21 Ralph 6,816 Gladys 7,857
22 Carl 6,613 Josephine 7,606
23 Louis 6,518 Ethel 7,379
24 Clarence 6,267 Ruby 7,237
25 Howard 6,103 Martha 7,216
26 Fred 5,778 Hazel 7,092
27 Jack 5,748 Grace 7,044
28 Kenneth 5,681 Eleanor 7,036
29 Francis 5,594 Lucille 7,006
30 Willie 5,434 Thelma 6,762
31 David 5,394 Edith 6,761
32 Roy 5,052 Pauline 6,334
33 Earl 4,908 Esther 6,321
34 Stanley 4,807 Doris 6,292
35 Ernest 4,787 Gertrude 6,077
36 Anthony 4,722 Annie 5,936
37 Lawrence 4,688 Beatrice 5,342
38 Joe 4,648 Clara 5,285
39 Samuel 4,351 Marjorie 5,119
40 Herbert 4,341 Emma 5,044
41 Eugene 4,321 Elsie 4,967
42 Alfred 4,231 Bernice 4,937
43 Michael 4,081 Ann 4,895
44 Leonard 3,993 Julia 4,831
45 Elmer 3,802 Agnes 4,795
46 Andrew 3,573 Bertha 4,785
47 Leo 3,527 Lois 4,775
48 Bernard 3,302 Jean 4,603
49 Peter 3,302 Katherine 4,488
50 Norman 3,262 Marion 4,456
51 Russell 3,250 Sarah 4,415
52 Frederick 3,159 Anne 4,333
53 Edwin 3,151 Betty 4,181
54 Chester 3,043 Ida 4,125
55 Daniel 3,002 Eva 4,079
56 Herman 2,983 Pearl 3,976
57 Lester 2,943 Bessie 3,888
58 Willard 2,889 Myrtle 3,865
59 Floyd 2,824 Viola 3,855
60 Melvin 2,780 Kathryn 3,778
61 Clifford 2,741 Laura 3,723
62 Lloyd 2,653 Mabel 3,683
63 Clyde 2,518 Nellie 3,679
64 Theodore 2,504 Stella 3,657
65 Vincent 2,491 Vera 3,460
66 Leroy 2,450 Jessie 3,356
67 Ray 2,365 Sylvia 3,284
68 Sam 2,339 Minnie 3,270
69 Philip 2,328 Jane 3,264
70 Lewis 2,307 Alma 3,248
71 Benjamin 2,241 Rita 3,063
72 Marvin 2,227 Willie 3,041
73 Milton 2,225 Jennie 3,015
74 Victor 2,211 Leona 2,972
75 Charlie 2,193 Ella 2,954
76 Cecil 2,181 Genevieve 2,928
77 Jesse 2,111 Lena 2,927
78 Gerald 2,085 Vivian 2,857
79 Martin 2,070 Lucy 2,814
80 Vernon 2,060 Wilma 2,773
81 Alvin 2,006 Charlotte 2,757
82 Leon 1,977 Violet 2,752
83 Woodrow 1,966 Barbara 2,704
84 Lee 1,916 Lillie 2,687
85 Edgar 1,895 Marguerite 2,687
86 Stephen 1,850 Marian 2,612
87 Glenn 1,842 Blanche 2,590
88 Oscar 1,788 Ellen 2,581
89 Everett 1,731 Mae 2,486
90 Gordon 1,717 Opal 2,482
91 Arnold 1,691 Mattie 2,434
92 Wilbur 1,685 Juanita 2,398
93 Morris 1,660 Theresa 2,309
94 Sidney 1,615 Velma 2,287
95 Harvey 1,613 Beulah 2,268
96 Claude 1,605 June 2,139
97 Wayne 1,517 Sophie 2,112
98 Homer 1,487 Maxine 2,110
99 Allen 1,458 Emily 2,091
100 Gilbert 1,452 Phyllis 2,088
101 Maurice 1,440 Inez 2,005
102 Max 1,434 Nancy 1,987
103 Alexander 1,432 Carrie 1,968
104 Nicholas 1,427 Kathleen 1,940
105 Warren 1,420 Fannie 1,927
106 Leslie 1,409 Sara 1,913
107 Irving 1,385 Hilda 1,891
108 Virgil 1,376 Geraldine 1,866
109 Julius 1,361 Eunice 1,860
110 Steve 1,335 Geneva 1,856
111 Hugh 1,318 Georgia 1,853
112 Marion 1,295 Harriet 1,849
113 Ben 1,263 Hattie 1,825
114 Jessie 1,240 Ada 1,817
115 Luther 1,198 Loretta 1,810
116 Hubert 1,195 Rosa 1,793
117 Johnnie 1,168 Estelle 1,784
118 Roland 1,137 Norma 1,737
119 Oliver 1,131 Cora 1,683
120 Eddie 1,124 Alberta 1,675
121 Jacob 1,122 Madeline 1,670
122 Horace 1,114 Dora 1,666
123 Glen 1,112 Olive 1,654
124 Roger 1,086 Mamie 1,629
125 Dale 1,081 Christine 1,625
126 Wallace 1,079 Verna 1,570
127 Orville 1,076 Audrey 1,565
128 Curtis 1,058 Naomi 1,548
129 Mike 1,029 Lula 1,537
130 Tony 1,016 Olga 1,532
131 Alex 1,008 Daisy 1,518
132 Franklin 1,001 Eileen 1,493
133 Wesley 990 Sadie 1,458
134 Manuel 976 Muriel 1,445
135 Rudolph 974 Lucile 1,441
136 Edmund 961 Lola 1,420
137 Willis 950 Caroline 1,402
138 Emil 918 Miriam 1,377
139 Nathan 916 Erma 1,375
140 Jerome 907 Flora 1,368
141 Otis 901 Lorraine 1,323
142 Tom 869 Irma 1,310
143 Earnest 824 Winifred 1,299
144 Clifton 820 Nora 1,293
145 Guy 816 Mable 1,287
146 Ira 812 Maria 1,286
147 Jerry 801 Dolores 1,280
148 Salvatore 800 Jeanette 1,273
149 Angelo 799 Susie 1,270
150 Matthew 798 Maggie 1,269
151 Archie 794 Victoria 1,266
152 Abraham 790 Henrietta 1,246
153 Otto 773 Lottie 1,237
154 Wilson 767 Wanda 1,233
155 Ronald 763 Elaine 1,212
156 Don 747 Rachel 1,205
157 Bill 746 Fern 1,175
158 Douglas 734 Janet 1,173
159 Lyle 719 Rebecca 1,169
160 Karl 715 Eula 1,162
161 Marshall 715 Roberta 1,156
162 August 709 Shirley 1,135
163 Sylvester 706 Sally 1,121
164 Patrick 705 Anita 1,116
165 Clayton 699 Amelia 1,115
166 Calvin 694 Nettie 1,106
167 Clinton 681 Adeline 1,097
168 Irvin 681 Carolyn 1,096
169 Elbert 669 Della 1,086
170 Jim 668 Lydia 1,086
171 Bennie 663 Nina 1,085
172 Bruce 663 Goldie 1,051
173 Ivan 662 Antoinette 1,047
174 Jose 659 Rosie 975
175 Wilbert 651 May 974
176 Forrest 643 Freda 944
177 Nick 642 Isabel 943
178 Adolph 637 Isabelle 942
179 Delbert 630 Lorene 940
180 Phillip 628 Bonnie 939
181 Wilfred 626 Katie 937
182 Ellis 618 Dorothea 925
183 Jimmie 611 Angeline 922
184 Nelson 606 Cleo 914
185 Leland 597 Veronica 914
186 Merle 595 Marcella 905
187 Emmett 592 Jeannette 903
188 Rufus 588 Adele 897
189 Felix 583 Patricia 895
190 Ervin 582 Iva 878
191 Julian 579 Essie 869
192 Dan 578 Regina 869
193 Jess 577 Arlene 864
194 Adam 574 Ollie 855
195 Alton 568 Celia 853
196 Isaac 568 Effie 844
197 Nathaniel 554 Rosalie 840
198 Aaron 553 Jeanne 828
199 Lonnie 546 Angelina 826
200 Jay 537 Cecelia 821
201 Lowell 536 Rosemary 820
202 Bert 532 Susan 817
203 Pete 531 Sue 812
204 Elwood 529 Claire 809
205 Mark 529 Addie 808
206 Antonio 527 Ora 803
207 Carroll 527 Eloise 798
208 Dominick 521 Frieda 792
209 Dennis 514 Faye 790
210 Roscoe 505 Joan 784
211 Grady 497 Luella 783
212 Gene 493 Sallie 781
213 Wendell 490 Lela 774
214 Percy 488 Maude 771
215 Myron 484 Etta 766
216 Owen 479 Elva 753
217 Grover 478 Selma 741
218 Perry 478 Margie 740
219 Amos 474 Mollie 738
220 Dominic 469 Constance 728
221 Malcolm 464 Cecilia 723
222 Laurence 462 Alta 721
223 Byron 458 Ina 705
224 Johnie 456 Fay 701
225 Dean 453 Angela 698
226 Ross 451 Jewell 692
227 Allan 441 Sophia 692
228 Loyd 436 Nell 689
229 Harley 434 Teresa 686
230 Mack 434 Lila 684
231 Reuben 431 Matilda 682
232 Fredrick 426 Helene 682
233 Sherman 425 Leola 669
234 Austin 424 Reba 662
235 Erwin 423 Annette 660
236 Keith 422 Lizzie 657
237 Johnny 417 Jewel 652
238 Troy 415 Joyce 640
239 Charley 414 Amy 624
240 Millard 406 Ola 611
241 Ted 403 Nannie 607
242 Eldon 401 Estella 599
243 Rex 401 Carol 596
244 Aubrey 394 Flossie 582
245 Loren 392 Elma 575
246 Preston 388 Gwendolyn 575
247 Hyman 378 Janie 571
248 Cornelius 372 Eleanore 570
249 Will 362 Laverne 564
250 Murray 361 Ernestine 564

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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