Most Popular Baby Names in 1922

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1922. 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 1922, 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 57,280 Mary 72,176
2 Robert 53,793 Dorothy 37,715
3 William 51,112 Helen 32,509
4 James 49,802 Margaret 26,863
5 Charles 28,841 Ruth 23,631
6 George 27,350 Betty 20,895
7 Joseph 25,698 Virginia 19,146
8 Edward 20,419 Mildred 16,412
9 Richard 17,537 Elizabeth 15,243
10 Frank 16,013 Frances 15,053
11 Thomas 15,263 Doris 13,798
12 Donald 14,914 Anna 13,408
13 Harold 13,593 Evelyn 13,318
14 Paul 12,924 Marie 11,912
15 Walter 12,632 Alice 11,277
16 Raymond 12,128 Marjorie 10,385
17 Henry 11,207 Irene 10,173
18 Jack 10,847 Florence 10,035
19 Arthur 10,115 Lillian 9,429
20 Albert 9,896 Jean 9,109
21 Kenneth 9,257 Martha 9,021
22 Harry 9,078 Louise 8,886
23 Ralph 8,484 Rose 8,790
24 David 7,866 Catherine 8,537
25 Eugene 7,849 Gladys 8,042
26 Howard 7,296 Ruby 8,003
27 Louis 7,095 Josephine 7,865
28 Willie 6,904 Eleanor 7,852
29 Clarence 6,861 Edna 7,622
30 Carl 6,691 Annie 7,476
31 Earl 6,461 Thelma 7,254
32 Roy 6,458 Ethel 7,245
33 Fred 6,245 Lucille 7,150
34 Francis 6,148 Edith 7,136
35 Joe 6,089 Lois 6,946
36 Lawrence 5,786 Pauline 6,811
37 Ernest 5,503 Hazel 6,758
38 Leonard 5,407 Grace 6,743
39 Anthony 5,092 Shirley 6,408
40 Herbert 5,047 Barbara 6,272
41 Stanley 5,045 Bernice 5,912
42 Alfred 4,832 Marion 5,667
43 Samuel 4,600 Beatrice 5,476
44 Norman 4,527 Esther 5,474
45 Warren 4,483 June 5,382
46 Bernard 4,409 Norma 5,238
47 Daniel 4,284 Clara 5,126
48 Michael 3,990 Gertrude 5,082
49 Russell 3,966 Ann 5,054
50 Melvin 3,908 Emma 5,013
51 Leo 3,901 Sarah 4,982
52 Edwin 3,828 Rita 4,977
53 Andrew 3,802 Phyllis 4,935
54 Elmer 3,738 Katherine 4,827
55 Leroy 3,671 Jane 4,805
56 Marvin 3,580 Lorraine 4,668
57 Peter 3,545 Juanita 4,643
58 Gerald 3,542 Geraldine 4,642
59 Lloyd 3,364 Elsie 4,618
60 Frederick 3,353 Julia 4,616
61 Floyd 3,220 Gloria 4,496
62 Theodore 3,217 Agnes 4,480
63 Clifford 3,157 Bertha 4,419
64 Chester 3,133 Eva 4,192
65 Ray 3,051 Ida 3,987
66 Herman 3,015 Anne 3,974
67 Clyde 3,007 Marian 3,950
68 Vernon 3,003 Laura 3,902
69 Lester 2,951 Patricia 3,902
70 Philip 2,769 Willie 3,884
71 Vincent 2,710 Pearl 3,848
72 Charlie 2,655 Viola 3,793
73 Alvin 2,598 Kathryn 3,792
74 Milton 2,556 Vivian 3,733
75 Lewis 2,555 Myrtle 3,649
76 Gordon 2,527 Charlotte 3,582
77 Leon 2,520 Wilma 3,535
78 Wayne 2,476 Nancy 3,518
79 Glenn 2,425 Vera 3,510
80 Martin 2,403 Kathleen 3,466
81 Jesse 2,395 Bessie 3,447
82 Benjamin 2,377 Maxine 3,444
83 Lee 2,371 Nellie 3,274
84 Sam 2,350 Alma 3,233
85 Cecil 2,336 Lillie 3,200
86 Victor 2,322 Violet 3,194
87 Wallace 2,210 Jessie 3,182
88 Harvey 2,208 Stella 3,166
89 Dale 2,041 Audrey 3,163
90 Billy 2,029 Ella 3,150
91 Willard 2,017 Minnie 3,116
92 Oscar 2,007 Wanda 2,986
93 Edgar 1,923 Lucy 2,977
94 Arnold 1,892 Sylvia 2,961
95 Allen 1,887 Ellen 2,953
96 Roger 1,848 Eileen 2,939
97 Claude 1,806 Jeanne 2,917
98 Everett 1,798 Genevieve 2,897
99 Virgil 1,790 Mabel 2,894
100 Gilbert 1,748 Margie 2,854
101 Stephen 1,721 Leona 2,825
102 Wilbur 1,716 Elaine 2,793
103 Maurice 1,696 Mattie 2,746
104 Bill 1,675 Dolores 2,715
105 Johnnie 1,646 Jennie 2,670
106 Douglas 1,636 Marguerite 2,657
107 Marion 1,631 Lena 2,625
108 Homer 1,630 Opal 2,562
109 Morris 1,630 Theresa 2,543
110 Sidney 1,618 Geneva 2,444
111 Jessie 1,592 Mae 2,404
112 Eddie 1,589 Muriel 2,392
113 Curtis 1,547 Velma 2,367
114 Leslie 1,544 Georgia 2,363
115 Roland 1,539 Blanche 2,323
116 Hubert 1,527 Christine 2,267
117 Max 1,518 Harriet 2,236
118 Luther 1,477 Sara 2,220
119 Manuel 1,461 Eunice 2,179
120 Hugh 1,442 Rosemary 2,170
121 Jerome 1,423 Emily 2,146
122 Nicholas 1,414 Carrie 2,120
123 Glen 1,384 Rosa 2,107
124 Irving 1,365 Beulah 2,097
125 Alexander 1,359 Loretta 2,095
126 Franklin 1,317 Joyce 2,016
127 Wesley 1,287 Joan 2,010
128 Calvin 1,283 Jeanette 2,005
129 Julius 1,277 Janet 2,004
130 Steve 1,269 Inez 1,991
131 Jose 1,258 Hilda 1,962
132 Horace 1,251 Maria 1,929
133 Willis 1,250 Arlene 1,884
134 Oliver 1,214 Naomi 1,869
135 Jerry 1,197 Fannie 1,867
136 Don 1,183 Alberta 1,852
137 Tony 1,146 Bonnie 1,824
138 Rudolph 1,145 Dora 1,807
139 Ben 1,120 Hattie 1,781
140 Jimmie 1,117 Anita 1,762
141 Guy 1,116 Cora 1,762
142 Bruce 1,106 Lula 1,758
143 Earnest 1,089 Madeline 1,732
144 Gene 1,089 Carolyn 1,706
145 Tom 1,084 Marilyn 1,698
146 Lyle 1,055 Verna 1,693
147 Ronald 1,042 Mamie 1,689
148 Jacob 1,027 Ada 1,684
149 Junior 1,024 Constance 1,676
150 Archie 1,023 Roberta 1,659
151 Orville 1,022 Miriam 1,639
152 Patrick 1,019 Mable 1,620
153 Edmund 1,014 Sophie 1,582
154 Salvatore 1,005 Rachel 1,541
155 Alex 1,003 Marcella 1,537
156 Otis 988 Olga 1,535
157 Keith 984 Daisy 1,530
158 Dean 983 Carol 1,522
159 Matthew 983 Flora 1,522
160 Clayton 979 Bette 1,482
161 Angelo 978 Lola 1,478
162 Delbert 976 Winifred 1,428
163 Mike 931 Beverly 1,411
164 Phillip 920 Erma 1,411
165 Clinton 916 Rosie 1,385
166 Bennie 915 Donna 1,349
167 Wilbert 902 Claire 1,339
168 Clifton 887 Estelle 1,331
169 Jim 881 Olive 1,323
170 Johnny 863 Maggie 1,313
171 Marshall 853 Peggy 1,304
172 Merle 835 Susie 1,303
173 Emil 824 Rebecca 1,296
174 Dan 806 Eula 1,284
175 Nathaniel 800 Antoinette 1,270
176 Ira 792 Caroline 1,269
177 Ervin 791 Sadie 1,263
178 Nick 790 Lorene 1,241
179 Bob 787 Eloise 1,222
180 Jay 780 Nora 1,219
181 Julian 773 Laverne 1,214
182 Forrest 772 Fern 1,207
183 Leland 768 Henrietta 1,169
184 Elbert 754 Irma 1,167
185 Nathan 749 Della 1,155
186 Ivan 748 Victoria 1,145
187 Alton 741 Regina 1,136
188 Rufus 737 Nina 1,131
189 Seymour 735 Lucile 1,130
190 Isaac 720 Billie 1,105
191 Wilfred 720 Rosalie 1,104
192 Irvin 718 Lottie 1,090
193 Dewey 714 Adeline 1,085
194 Sylvester 707 Katie 1,051
195 Lonnie 704 Amelia 1,032
196 Aaron 699 Veronica 1,028
197 Lowell 698 Jeannette 1,027
198 Dennis 677 Angelina 1,026
199 Mark 668 Lydia 1,025
200 Antonio 665 Essie 1,022
201 Nelson 659 Jacqueline 1,021
202 Felix 656 Cleo 991
203 Pete 644 Nettie 989
204 Grover 633 Sally 972
205 Owen 632 Ernestine 951
206 Murray 628 Angeline 935
207 Norbert 628 Dorothea 931
208 Otto 628 Melba 929
209 Duane 625 Goldie 926
210 Ellis 625 Faye 924
211 Woodrow 622 Freda 924
212 Juan 621 Lila 919
213 Mack 620 Imogene 916
214 Billie 615 Ollie 915
215 Perry 615 Delores 911
216 Rex 615 Johnnie 902
217 Bert 609 Adele 900
218 Johnie 608 Isabel 888
219 Ted 606 Bettie 868
220 Eldon 605 Lela 865
221 Wendell 600 Ora 865
222 Abraham 599 Luella 861
223 Byron 599 Addie 856
224 Percy 599 May 855
225 August 596 Annette 851
226 Allan 594 Jewell 830
227 Elwood 593 Effie 810
228 Carroll 589 Jewel 810
229 Loyd 582 Susan 795
230 Laurence 580 Isabelle 794
231 Emmett 578 Carmen 783
232 Grady 577 Leola 778
233 Ross 576 Gwendolyn 771
234 Jesus 561 Priscilla 761
235 Myron 561 Iva 761
236 Wilson 560 Cecelia 760
237 Amos 558 Yvonne 758
238 Loren 557 Sallie 757
239 Dominick 548 Janice 745
240 Malcolm 548 Cecilia 733
241 Adolph 545 Reba 728
242 Gerard 542 Eleanore 724
243 Sherman 540 Etta 720
244 Fredrick 539 Teresa 701
245 Dominic 533 Ola 698
246 Karl 527 Selma 692
247 Harley 525 Alta 691
248 Boyd 508 Ina 689
249 Erwin 508 Elva 686
250 Roscoe 505 Lizzie 684

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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