Most Popular Baby Names in 1919

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1919. 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 1919, 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 53,526 Mary 65,838
2 William 43,970 Helen 33,706
3 James 42,391 Dorothy 31,734
4 Robert 41,027 Margaret 26,238
5 Charles 25,192 Ruth 24,563
6 George 25,171 Mildred 17,300
7 Joseph 24,264 Virginia 15,636
8 Edward 18,536 Elizabeth 15,287
9 Frank 15,702 Frances 15,107
10 Thomas 13,434 Anna 14,498
11 Walter 12,880 Evelyn 13,321
12 Richard 12,441 Marie 12,009
13 Harold 12,021 Alice 11,141
14 Raymond 11,383 Florence 10,482
15 Paul 11,305 Betty 10,106
16 Henry 10,613 Irene 9,712
17 Donald 9,903 Lillian 9,516
18 Albert 9,607 Doris 9,434
19 Arthur 9,540 Rose 9,195
20 Harry 8,990 Louise 8,812
21 Jack 8,263 Gladys 8,717
22 Ralph 7,710 Edna 8,404
23 Willie 6,942 Catherine 8,335
24 Howard 6,844 Ruby 8,334
25 Clarence 6,825 Martha 8,321
26 Kenneth 6,796 Josephine 8,105
27 David 6,717 Lucille 7,856
28 Louis 6,661 Ethel 7,810
29 Carl 6,475 Edith 7,767
30 Fred 6,092 Eleanor 7,611
31 Earl 5,975 Thelma 7,558
32 Roy 5,970 Hazel 7,430
33 Eugene 5,892 Marjorie 7,335
34 Francis 5,726 Grace 7,195
35 Joe 5,709 Annie 7,146
36 Ernest 5,296 Pauline 6,973
37 Stanley 5,238 Jean 6,799
38 Lawrence 5,205 Esther 6,248
39 Leonard 5,010 Gertrude 6,015
40 Herbert 4,960 Lois 5,976
41 Anthony 4,737 Beatrice 5,856
42 Alfred 4,615 Bernice 5,793
43 Samuel 4,472 Clara 5,404
44 Elmer 3,982 Marion 5,158
45 Bernard 3,915 Emma 5,087
46 Michael 3,910 Sarah 5,022
47 Andrew 3,851 Elsie 4,995
48 Norman 3,809 Julia 4,950
49 Leo 3,802 Ann 4,924
50 Russell 3,646 Agnes 4,901
51 Daniel 3,528 Katherine 4,846
52 Edwin 3,450 Bertha 4,754
53 Chester 3,432 Jane 4,526
54 Theodore 3,424 Rita 4,516
55 Leroy 3,422 Eva 4,484
56 Melvin 3,384 Pearl 4,273
57 Peter 3,375 Ida 4,163
58 Lloyd 3,238 Viola 4,129
59 Floyd 3,121 Bessie 4,106
60 Clifford 3,040 Barbara 4,084
61 Herman 3,027 Willie 4,050
62 Lester 3,020 Lorraine 3,976
63 Marvin 2,997 Anne 3,975
64 Frederick 2,933 June 3,963
65 Vernon 2,929 Vera 3,848
66 Charlie 2,891 Kathryn 3,825
67 Clyde 2,885 Myrtle 3,816
68 Victor 2,751 Geraldine 3,727
69 Ray 2,722 Nellie 3,726
70 Gerald 2,689 Stella 3,700
71 Philip 2,531 Laura 3,663
72 Vincent 2,531 Vivian 3,640
73 Milton 2,448 Juanita 3,636
74 Lewis 2,429 Violet 3,597
75 Sam 2,384 Jessie 3,530
76 Alvin 2,383 Alma 3,438
77 Jesse 2,356 Sylvia 3,412
78 Cecil 2,300 Mabel 3,405
79 Benjamin 2,279 Charlotte 3,353
80 Leon 2,250 Minnie 3,272
81 Martin 2,204 Lillie 3,262
82 Lee 2,189 Marian 3,261
83 Warren 2,180 Norma 3,198
84 Glenn 2,153 Phyllis 3,189
85 Harvey 2,027 Maxine 3,183
86 Gordon 2,017 Wilma 3,170
87 Willard 2,014 Ella 3,158
88 Oscar 1,991 Genevieve 3,155
89 Edgar 1,986 Shirley 3,149
90 Wayne 1,955 Leona 3,033
91 Woodrow 1,808 Lucy 3,007
92 Claude 1,772 Ellen 2,929
93 Everett 1,772 Jennie 2,928
94 Arnold 1,767 Lena 2,872
95 Johnnie 1,716 Mattie 2,856
96 Sidney 1,715 Marguerite 2,835
97 Stephen 1,693 Blanche 2,668
98 Wilbur 1,689 Opal 2,652
99 Eddie 1,660 Mae 2,634
100 Morris 1,660 Nancy 2,629
101 Allen 1,653 Kathleen 2,587
102 Gilbert 1,592 Theresa 2,380
103 Virgil 1,570 Eileen 2,346
104 Homer 1,547 Velma 2,341
105 Leslie 1,539 Emily 2,307
106 Marion 1,488 Georgia 2,284
107 Wallace 1,481 Geneva 2,262
108 Maurice 1,474 Beulah 2,212
109 Jessie 1,473 Sophie 2,200
110 Max 1,458 Rosa 2,189
111 Irving 1,440 Carrie 2,180
112 Dale 1,428 Sara 2,171
113 Alexander 1,422 Harriet 2,168
114 Hugh 1,417 Patricia 2,144
115 Hubert 1,416 Audrey 2,114
116 Glen 1,389 Christine 2,111
117 Luther 1,378 Inez 2,083
118 Manuel 1,361 Loretta 2,067
119 Roland 1,355 Eunice 2,061
120 Curtis 1,346 Alberta 2,017
121 Douglas 1,328 Fannie 1,981
122 Nicholas 1,321 Cora 1,940
123 Julius 1,317 Hilda 1,917
124 Roger 1,298 Dolores 1,911
125 Steve 1,294 Hattie 1,896
126 Ben 1,215 Janet 1,864
127 Horace 1,215 Dora 1,835
128 Oliver 1,209 Wanda 1,824
129 Franklin 1,206 Ada 1,818
130 Bill 1,196 Jeanne 1,817
131 Willis 1,136 Verna 1,816
132 Mike 1,122 Mamie 1,793
133 Orville 1,120 Muriel 1,793
134 Jerome 1,109 Lula 1,776
135 Wesley 1,099 Jeanette 1,767
136 Tony 1,097 Elaine 1,688
137 Alex 1,082 Olga 1,687
138 Jacob 1,082 Maria 1,678
139 Earnest 1,064 Madeline 1,659
140 Tom 1,059 Naomi 1,632
141 Jose 1,026 Estelle 1,618
142 Archie 1,020 Lola 1,617
143 Jimmie 1,020 Mable 1,610
144 Edmund 1,007 Roberta 1,552
145 Don 956 Miriam 1,541
146 Otis 931 Anita 1,504
147 Jerry 917 Erma 1,497
148 Guy 908 Daisy 1,496
149 Clayton 901 Olive 1,488
150 Clifton 885 Rachel 1,488
151 Bruce 880 Susie 1,476
152 Matthew 879 Lucile 1,447
153 Lyle 877 Flora 1,444
154 Billy 858 Victoria 1,429
155 Wilson 853 Maggie 1,428
156 Nathan 849 Arlene 1,427
157 Delbert 848 Sadie 1,412
158 Jim 848 Rosie 1,398
159 Salvatore 848 Eula 1,390
160 Emil 847 Irma 1,375
161 Angelo 843 Nora 1,372
162 Bennie 834 Lottie 1,368
163 Calvin 834 Bonnie 1,343
164 Ira 817 Winifred 1,332
165 Marshall 817 Carolyn 1,330
166 Patrick 816 Rosemary 1,330
167 Clinton 812 Henrietta 1,301
168 Wilbert 810 Lorene 1,300
169 Ervin 803 Caroline 1,296
170 Rudolph 803 Rebecca 1,267
171 Ronald 784 Marcella 1,266
172 Irvin 764 Adeline 1,261
173 Sylvester 749 Joyce 1,255
174 Dan 748 Joan 1,248
175 Nathaniel 748 Della 1,190
176 Abraham 742 Fern 1,181
177 Phillip 741 Margie 1,158
178 Isaac 737 Nina 1,124
179 Elbert 735 Nettie 1,109
180 Felix 725 Antoinette 1,090
181 Dean 722 Amelia 1,085
182 Merle 721 Constance 1,078
183 Ivan 702 Katie 1,073
184 Wilfred 695 Jeannette 1,068
185 Forrest 686 Regina 1,068
186 Julian 686 Lydia 1,059
187 Nelson 682 Veronica 1,047
188 Nick 682 Eloise 1,030
189 Grover 680 Essie 1,023
190 Rufus 677 Cleo 1,014
191 Gene 676 Dorothea 1,001
192 Leland 668 Sally 991
193 Johnny 660 Goldie 989
194 Keith 653 May 981
195 Aaron 645 Ollie 975
196 Johnie 645 Isabel 957
197 Jay 637 Claire 953
198 Ellis 634 Laverne 944
199 Alton 630 Angelina 940
200 Emmett 629 Carol 932
201 Pete 628 Effie 929
202 Dennis 626 Faye 926
203 August 618 Ora 921
204 Lowell 608 Rosalie 910
205 Dewey 607 Luella 905
206 Grady 604 Freda 900
207 Loyd 604 Lela 898
208 Otto 596 Sallie 897
209 Percy 595 Angeline 894
210 Lonnie 592 Isabelle 887
211 Elwood 589 Adele 886
212 Mark 587 Cecelia 867
213 Roscoe 586 Iva 861
214 Mack 579 Addie 846
215 Antonio 578 Johnnie 832
216 Seymour 576 Leola 830
217 Ted 572 Susan 824
218 Bert 570 Jewell 817
219 Ross 569 Lizzie 809
220 Quentin 567 Annette 801
221 Owen 556 Melba 791
222 Bob 548 Billie 790
223 Myron 546 Elva 782
224 Adam 542 Jewel 778
225 Adolph 539 Donna 774
226 Dominic 536 Janie 751
227 Laurence 531 Lila 749
228 Carroll 530 Cecilia 746
229 Perry 528 Frieda 746
230 Juan 524 Etta 742
231 Amos 523 Alta 738
232 Rex 522 Ernestine 738
233 Eldon 517 Eleanore 737
234 Karl 515 Ola 735
235 Junior 508 Peggy 735
236 Malcolm 499 Bette 718
237 Troy 499 Celia 711
238 Dominick 489 Ina 710
239 Byron 487 Teresa 706
240 Allan 481 Reba 706
241 Loren 479 Imogene 702
242 Wendell 473 Sue 693
243 Charley 470 Beverly 684
244 Fredrick 467 Selma 682
245 Murray 464 Iris 677
246 Sherman 463 Maude 674
247 Tommie 458 Francis 673
248 Burton 456 Nell 666
249 Harley 453 Helene 664
250 Norbert 449 Fay 660

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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