Most Popular Baby Names in 1918

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1918. 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 1918, 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 56,559 Mary 67,366
2 William 45,290 Helen 36,148
3 James 42,117 Dorothy 32,030
4 Robert 40,619 Margaret 27,139
5 Charles 26,921 Ruth 25,534
6 George 26,318 Mildred 17,258
7 Joseph 26,262 Virginia 16,421
8 Edward 19,489 Frances 16,131
9 Frank 17,018 Elizabeth 15,853
10 Thomas 13,910 Anna 15,666
11 Walter 13,338 Evelyn 13,493
12 Richard 12,323 Marie 12,589
13 Harold 12,185 Alice 11,590
14 Paul 11,755 Florence 11,317
15 Raymond 11,604 Lillian 9,986
16 Henry 11,354 Irene 9,774
17 Arthur 10,105 Rose 9,568
18 Donald 9,973 Louise 9,111
19 Albert 9,935 Doris 9,061
20 Harry 9,896 Catherine 8,842
21 Jack 8,342 Betty 8,803
22 Ralph 8,161 Gladys 8,734
23 Clarence 7,188 Edna 8,698
24 Louis 7,082 Josephine 8,682
25 Carl 7,003 Martha 8,342
26 Howard 6,928 Eleanor 8,176
27 Kenneth 6,809 Ruby 8,134
28 David 6,627 Ethel 8,075
29 Willie 6,537 Lucille 7,902
30 Francis 6,347 Edith 7,859
31 Earl 6,322 Grace 7,770
32 Roy 6,211 Thelma 7,740
33 Fred 6,182 Hazel 7,615
34 Joe 5,804 Marjorie 7,517
35 Eugene 5,632 Pauline 7,222
36 Stanley 5,618 Annie 6,742
37 Ernest 5,527 Jean 6,600
38 Lawrence 5,372 Esther 6,574
39 Anthony 5,168 Gertrude 6,264
40 Herbert 5,128 Beatrice 5,907
41 Leonard 4,980 Bernice 5,893
42 Alfred 4,873 Lois 5,877
43 Samuel 4,772 Clara 5,778
44 Elmer 4,373 Ann 5,613
45 Michael 4,296 Marion 5,583
46 Andrew 4,139 Emma 5,324
47 Bernard 4,098 Agnes 5,291
48 Leo 4,036 Julia 5,268
49 Norman 3,867 Elsie 5,194
50 Russell 3,833 Katherine 5,191
51 Lloyd 3,742 Bertha 5,051
52 Daniel 3,726 Sarah 4,969
53 Peter 3,711 Jane 4,731
54 Chester 3,692 Anne 4,567
55 Edwin 3,487 Eva 4,563
56 Melvin 3,469 Pearl 4,521
57 Leroy 3,422 Ida 4,450
58 Woodrow 3,358 Rita 4,447
59 Frederick 3,350 Viola 4,331
60 Clifford 3,299 Barbara 4,224
61 Floyd 3,235 Bessie 4,101
62 Lester 3,229 Myrtle 4,076
63 Victor 3,183 Kathryn 4,068
64 Theodore 3,143 Laura 4,062
65 Herman 3,041 Nellie 4,048
66 Vernon 2,971 June 4,034
67 Clyde 2,917 Stella 3,928
68 Marvin 2,829 Vera 3,923
69 Ray 2,763 Lorraine 3,876
70 Charlie 2,743 Willie 3,867
71 Philip 2,733 Sylvia 3,675
72 Gerald 2,712 Vivian 3,663
73 Vincent 2,621 Alma 3,650
74 Lewis 2,593 Mabel 3,636
75 Sam 2,505 Jessie 3,591
76 Milton 2,454 Marian 3,503
77 Leon 2,442 Geraldine 3,446
78 Jesse 2,433 Charlotte 3,373
79 Benjamin 2,431 Leona 3,335
80 Alvin 2,409 Phyllis 3,326
81 Martin 2,403 Genevieve 3,304
82 Cecil 2,328 Wilma 3,298
83 Willard 2,311 Violet 3,294
84 Glenn 2,253 Ella 3,290
85 Gordon 2,233 Juanita 3,260
86 Lee 2,159 Marguerite 3,250
87 Oscar 2,113 Maxine 3,216
88 Harvey 2,112 Minnie 3,181
89 Edgar 2,085 Lillie 3,112
90 Warren 1,990 Lucy 3,108
91 Wayne 1,912 Jennie 3,033
92 Arnold 1,910 Ellen 3,030
93 Everett 1,891 Lena 2,937
94 Sidney 1,879 Opal 2,847
95 Claude 1,878 Mae 2,756
96 Stephen 1,843 Blanche 2,739
97 Wilbur 1,800 Norma 2,655
98 Allen 1,779 Shirley 2,654
99 Virgil 1,707 Kathleen 2,629
100 Homer 1,680 Mattie 2,611
101 Morris 1,679 Theresa 2,511
102 Leslie 1,644 Nancy 2,510
103 Maurice 1,636 Velma 2,439
104 Alexander 1,591 Beulah 2,363
105 Gilbert 1,576 Emily 2,361
106 Max 1,536 Harriet 2,345
107 Marion 1,535 Georgia 2,344
108 Irving 1,533 Sophie 2,300
109 Steve 1,523 Sara 2,295
110 Johnnie 1,521 Eileen 2,264
111 Dale 1,491 Eunice 2,224
112 Hugh 1,489 Geneva 2,191
113 Nicholas 1,488 Carrie 2,130
114 Hubert 1,454 Hilda 2,118
115 Douglas 1,432 Inez 2,105
116 Roger 1,426 Loretta 2,051
117 Eddie 1,423 Rosa 2,034
118 Julius 1,416 Audrey 2,022
119 Luther 1,416 Christine 2,014
120 Jessie 1,412 Fannie 2,014
121 Roland 1,385 Hattie 1,999
122 Wilson 1,381 Alberta 1,988
123 Curtis 1,335 Ada 1,943
124 Wallace 1,334 Cora 1,916
125 Glen 1,318 Verna 1,873
126 Manuel 1,312 Jeanne 1,846
127 Mike 1,287 Dolores 1,835
128 Ben 1,276 Wanda 1,827
129 Franklin 1,275 Janet 1,812
130 Oliver 1,248 Muriel 1,797
131 Alex 1,207 Jeanette 1,774
132 Horace 1,199 Lula 1,771
133 Jacob 1,198 Patricia 1,760
134 Orville 1,188 Victoria 1,758
135 Tony 1,163 Madeline 1,746
136 Jerome 1,146 Dora 1,738
137 Wesley 1,145 Mamie 1,708
138 Archie 1,110 Miriam 1,708
139 Tom 1,104 Estelle 1,702
140 Edmund 1,099 Naomi 1,692
141 Willis 1,091 Olga 1,691
142 Earnest 1,081 Roberta 1,680
143 Bill 1,038 Olive 1,618
144 Guy 999 Mable 1,593
145 Lyle 993 Winifred 1,593
146 Bruce 988 Lola 1,567
147 Jerry 986 Maria 1,544
148 Matthew 963 Rachel 1,542
149 Rudolph 962 Daisy 1,525
150 Nathan 945 Flora 1,504
151 Otis 936 Anita 1,482
152 Clifton 934 Elaine 1,473
153 Don 931 Erma 1,463
154 Emil 912 Caroline 1,458
155 Salvatore 908 Sadie 1,453
156 Marshall 878 Lucile 1,448
157 Clayton 877 Henrietta 1,411
158 Calvin 874 Maggie 1,394
159 Jimmie 874 Susie 1,388
160 Jose 871 Joan 1,384
161 Patrick 871 Nora 1,382
162 Angelo 864 Lottie 1,378
163 Ira 862 Marcella 1,343
164 Delbert 833 Fern 1,341
165 Jim 827 Arlene 1,340
166 Clinton 822 Irma 1,333
167 Bennie 819 Carolyn 1,329
168 Ervin 806 Eula 1,306
169 Irvin 798 Adeline 1,301
170 Merle 795 Joyce 1,261
171 Wilbert 790 Rosemary 1,259
172 Sylvester 766 Rebecca 1,243
173 Nick 761 Lorene 1,238
174 Abraham 757 Rosie 1,190
175 Forrest 757 Nettie 1,167
176 Ronald 751 Nina 1,165
177 Ivan 749 Della 1,162
178 Felix 746 Bonnie 1,151
179 Wilfred 731 Antoinette 1,149
180 Phillip 730 Lydia 1,148
181 Otto 728 Regina 1,132
182 Julian 724 Veronica 1,117
183 Rufus 721 Amelia 1,115
184 Dan 710 Sally 1,086
185 Jay 706 Jeannette 1,077
186 Bert 698 Claire 1,072
187 Leland 691 Dorothea 1,065
188 Grover 673 Margie 1,064
189 Dean 668 Eloise 1,063
190 Nelson 664 Isabel 1,041
191 Elbert 663 Adele 1,030
192 Gene 662 Freda 1,025
193 Nathaniel 661 Goldie 1,021
194 Isaac 658 Essie 1,019
195 Lonnie 658 Katie 1,013
196 Aaron 656 Carol 1,011
197 Adam 653 Cleo 1,009
198 Billy 645 Constance 971
199 Johnny 644 Laverne 965
200 Alton 642 May 961
201 Pete 638 Ollie 956
202 Adolph 637 Angeline 949
203 Dennis 637 Luella 949
204 Johnie 633 Angelina 935
205 Mark 627 Cecelia 935
206 Ellis 624 Faye 932
207 August 618 Effie 919
208 Myron 609 Susan 912
209 Karl 600 Lela 896
210 Dominick 594 Johnnie 890
211 Emmett 591 Rosalie 890
212 Owen 591 Iva 889
213 Antonio 589 Isabelle 886
214 Keith 580 Addie 881
215 Elwood 572 Ora 858
216 Grady 569 Sallie 850
217 Ross 569 Annette 846
218 Loyd 567 Ernestine 823
219 Percy 567 Melba 822
220 Ted 564 Jewell 821
221 Roscoe 561 Alta 820
222 Laurence 557 Frieda 804
223 Dewey 556 Selma 798
224 Mack 556 Celia 791
225 Lowell 555 Elva 789
226 Perry 553 Sue 785
227 Dominic 552 Leola 777
228 Loren 524 Eleanore 761
229 Amos 523 Cecilia 755
230 Eldon 523 Etta 755
231 Carroll 521 Lila 748
232 Wendell 519 Jewel 747
233 Erwin 512 Donna 746
234 Seymour 511 Peggy 735
235 Rex 510 Helene 728
236 Malcolm 508 Lizzie 727
237 Byron 505 Maude 727
238 Fredrick 503 Angela 721
239 Sherman 503 Billie 709
240 Harley 491 Ina 707
241 Norbert 484 Beverly 706
242 Austin 483 Mollie 701
243 Quentin 480 Matilda 690
244 Allan 477 Ola 689
245 Bob 477 Reba 689
246 Murray 477 Nell 687
247 Charley 462 Teresa 674
248 Troy 454 Fay 662
249 Reuben 453 Elma 659
250 Cornelius 453 Gwendolyn 657

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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