Most Popular Baby Names in 1923

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1923. 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 1923, 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 57,469 Mary 71,635
2 Robert 56,115 Dorothy 39,043
3 William 52,137 Helen 31,487
4 James 50,464 Margaret 26,133
5 Charles 28,962 Betty 25,991
6 George 27,023 Ruth 23,638
7 Joseph 25,562 Virginia 18,326
8 Edward 20,597 Mildred 15,990
9 Richard 18,886 Elizabeth 15,461
10 Donald 16,433 Frances 14,880
11 Frank 15,905 Doris 14,610
12 Thomas 15,884 Evelyn 13,175
13 Harold 13,875 Anna 12,864
14 Paul 13,362 Marie 11,512
15 Raymond 12,462 Alice 11,331
16 Walter 12,432 Marjorie 10,220
17 Jack 11,191 Irene 10,053
18 Henry 11,067 Florence 9,746
19 Arthur 9,923 Jean 9,511
20 Albert 9,825 Lillian 9,328
21 Kenneth 9,734 Martha 8,962
22 Harry 9,262 Louise 8,882
23 Ralph 8,630 Rose 8,440
24 David 8,230 Catherine 8,438
25 Eugene 7,947 Ruby 8,232
26 Howard 7,158 Shirley 7,918
27 Louis 7,076 Lois 7,814
28 Carl 6,871 Eleanor 7,772
29 Clarence 6,801 Gladys 7,695
30 Willie 6,664 Josephine 7,559
31 Earl 6,339 Thelma 7,379
32 Roy 6,317 Edna 7,299
33 Fred 6,314 Barbara 7,209
34 Francis 6,087 Annie 7,095
35 Joe 6,004 Lucille 6,914
36 Lawrence 5,913 Edith 6,835
37 Leonard 5,486 Pauline 6,707
38 Ernest 5,372 Ethel 6,541
39 Anthony 5,120 Grace 6,316
40 Herbert 5,072 Hazel 6,245
41 Stanley 5,035 Norma 5,885
42 Alfred 5,005 June 5,810
43 Warren 4,821 Bernice 5,808
44 Norman 4,706 Marion 5,711
45 Samuel 4,579 Phyllis 5,476
46 Bernard 4,376 Beatrice 5,464
47 Daniel 4,264 Esther 5,315
48 Melvin 4,012 Gloria 5,310
49 Leo 3,974 Clara 5,134
50 Michael 3,915 Rita 5,095
51 Marvin 3,810 Juanita 5,048
52 Russell 3,805 Ann 5,022
53 Andrew 3,748 Emma 4,977
54 Gerald 3,694 Sarah 4,963
55 Leroy 3,686 Jane 4,917
56 Edwin 3,651 Patricia 4,800
57 Elmer 3,630 Lorraine 4,764
58 Peter 3,409 Geraldine 4,712
59 Lloyd 3,387 Gertrude 4,699
60 Frederick 3,279 Katherine 4,579
61 Ray 3,161 Elsie 4,550
62 Theodore 3,157 Julia 4,323
63 Chester 3,150 Agnes 4,222
64 Floyd 3,144 Bertha 4,122
65 Clifford 3,106 Marian 4,030
66 Herman 2,961 Eva 3,975
67 Vernon 2,957 Willie 3,964
68 Clyde 2,854 Ida 3,888
69 Wallace 2,804 Vivian 3,831
70 Philip 2,783 Kathleen 3,754
71 Lester 2,765 Anne 3,727
72 Vincent 2,719 Kathryn 3,714
73 Alvin 2,646 Laura 3,711
74 Lewis 2,618 Wilma 3,706
75 Wayne 2,597 Nancy 3,673
76 Gordon 2,576 Maxine 3,603
77 Leon 2,528 Charlotte 3,596
78 Billy 2,488 Pearl 3,543
79 Charlie 2,471 Viola 3,534
80 Martin 2,459 Wanda 3,405
81 Milton 2,446 Bessie 3,387
82 Calvin 2,410 Vera 3,375
83 Jesse 2,387 Dolores 3,369
84 Glenn 2,370 Myrtle 3,314
85 Lee 2,358 Audrey 3,281
86 Benjamin 2,317 Violet 3,276
87 Cecil 2,255 Elaine 3,211
88 Victor 2,226 Nellie 3,184
89 Sam 2,204 Alma 3,070
90 Dale 2,173 Jeanne 3,040
91 Harvey 2,115 Lillie 3,036
92 Willard 1,945 Lucy 3,002
93 Arnold 1,927 Ella 2,995
94 Edgar 1,897 Jessie 2,995
95 Roger 1,889 Eileen 2,977
96 Oscar 1,880 Stella 2,956
97 Allen 1,875 Genevieve 2,869
98 Bill 1,833 Sylvia 2,838
99 Everett 1,745 Minnie 2,784
100 Virgil 1,713 Leona 2,744
101 Maurice 1,711 Margie 2,724
102 Gilbert 1,704 Mabel 2,695
103 Claude 1,694 Ellen 2,671
104 Roland 1,678 Joyce 2,670
105 Wilbur 1,672 Theresa 2,614
106 Marion 1,669 Mattie 2,604
107 Johnnie 1,653 Jennie 2,542
108 Douglas 1,614 Lena 2,520
109 Stephen 1,605 Mae 2,428
110 Eddie 1,597 Rosemary 2,428
111 Morris 1,558 Geneva 2,406
112 Leslie 1,553 Georgia 2,372
113 Homer 1,545 Opal 2,365
114 Manuel 1,545 Muriel 2,360
115 Sidney 1,543 Marguerite 2,357
116 Curtis 1,538 Velma 2,337
117 Hubert 1,533 Joan 2,304
118 Jerome 1,487 Marilyn 2,287
119 Jessie 1,483 Blanche 2,266
120 Nicholas 1,468 Christine 2,257
121 Glen 1,450 Janet 2,222
122 Max 1,440 Harriet 2,199
123 Hugh 1,411 Sara 2,185
124 Irving 1,384 Loretta 2,143
125 Wesley 1,379 Eunice 2,114
126 Luther 1,333 Bonnie 2,094
127 Jose 1,325 Arlene 2,090
128 Rudolph 1,303 Emily 2,056
129 Alexander 1,293 Rosa 2,051
130 Don 1,293 Beulah 2,050
131 Jerry 1,276 Jeanette 2,029
132 Franklin 1,264 Carolyn 2,010
133 Steve 1,255 Maria 2,000
134 Horace 1,242 Carrie 1,930
135 Bruce 1,224 Alberta 1,921
136 Oliver 1,221 Dora 1,904
137 Julius 1,187 Naomi 1,902
138 Willis 1,183 Anita 1,869
139 Junior 1,172 Carol 1,864
140 Gene 1,170 Hilda 1,862
141 Jimmie 1,162 Inez 1,852
142 Ronald 1,148 Fannie 1,776
143 Edmund 1,145 Madeline 1,756
144 Tom 1,131 Beverly 1,737
145 Keith 1,104 Miriam 1,733
146 Earnest 1,063 Verna 1,713
147 Patrick 1,055 Hattie 1,700
148 Ben 1,049 Bette 1,693
149 Guy 1,043 Cora 1,691
150 Tony 1,026 Constance 1,687
151 Salvatore 1,017 Lula 1,673
152 Orville 1,012 Roberta 1,658
153 Dean 1,011 Ada 1,638
154 Lyle 1,011 Mamie 1,605
155 Mike 1,006 Peggy 1,592
156 Delbert 997 Donna 1,578
157 Angelo 990 Lola 1,513
158 Clayton 989 Marcella 1,503
159 Johnny 976 Sophie 1,490
160 Jacob 975 Rachel 1,483
161 Alex 940 Flora 1,475
162 Archie 939 Mable 1,472
163 Matthew 935 Daisy 1,443
164 Bob 916 Winifred 1,420
165 Otis 904 Jacqueline 1,402
166 Clifton 900 Rosie 1,395
167 Jim 868 Claire 1,392
168 Clinton 866 Erma 1,390
169 Wilbert 847 Olga 1,366
170 Phillip 844 Susie 1,332
171 Ira 831 Eula 1,307
172 Jay 830 Laverne 1,306
173 Irvin 817 Caroline 1,304
174 Leland 807 Rebecca 1,274
175 Emil 798 Antoinette 1,251
176 Ivan 791 Maggie 1,248
177 Ervin 788 Billie 1,246
178 Marshall 781 Lorene 1,227
179 Wilfred 779 Olive 1,222
180 Merle 775 Nora 1,221
181 Dennis 773 Eloise 1,193
182 Bennie 772 Nina 1,192
183 Elbert 772 Estelle 1,191
184 Billie 770 Delores 1,181
185 Dewey 762 Sadie 1,180
186 Forrest 758 Regina 1,175
187 Nathan 739 Fern 1,169
188 Dan 730 Irma 1,160
189 Antonio 729 Rosalie 1,160
190 Sylvester 727 Victoria 1,150
191 Duane 725 Henrietta 1,149
192 Seymour 723 Della 1,125
193 Nathaniel 721 Lottie 1,099
194 Lowell 710 Jeannette 1,081
195 Nelson 704 Adeline 1,077
196 Carroll 700 Lila 1,064
197 Isaac 698 Bettie 1,058
198 Nick 690 Lucile 1,055
199 Rufus 678 Angelina 1,049
200 Alton 676 Imogene 1,001
201 Julian 674 Sally 999
202 Lonnie 670 Nettie 998
203 Mark 659 Faye 984
204 Ellis 657 Lydia 966
205 Juan 645 Amelia 965
206 Felix 638 Katie 951
207 Malcolm 623 Johnnie 946
208 Pete 623 Veronica 945
209 Aaron 618 Carmen 925
210 Wendell 617 Dorothea 925
211 Jesus 606 Melba 922
212 Loyd 606 Essie 917
213 Myron 603 Angeline 906
214 Norbert 602 Ernestine 898
215 Johnie 600 Annette 887
216 Allan 598 Cleo 883
217 Grady 595 Goldie 879
218 Ted 592 Iris 875
219 Eldon 591 Freda 868
220 Murray 589 May 864
221 Alan 588 Isabel 855
222 Perry 588 Gwendolyn 849
223 Fredrick 587 Yvonne 843
224 Owen 587 Ollie 830
225 Rex 584 Luella 821
226 Dominic 582 Lela 816
227 Dominick 580 Susan 812
228 Loren 579 Priscilla 811
229 Grover 575 Jewell 802
230 Ross 575 Sallie 791
231 Bert 573 Adele 789
232 Otto 573 Ora 788
233 Freddie 570 Janice 787
234 Elwood 565 Cecelia 786
235 Karl 565 Effie 779
236 Emmett 564 Iva 760
237 Abraham 556 Addie 756
238 Gerard 554 Cecilia 742
239 Mack 550 Etta 742
240 August 544 Eleanore 729
241 Laurence 543 Jewel 729
242 Percy 539 Reba 728
243 Byron 536 Teresa 724
244 Wilson 532 Isabelle 723
245 Larry 519 Selma 703
246 Adolph 515 Janie 699
247 Troy 512 Natalie 694
248 Neil 508 Leola 683
249 Sherman 507 Angela 666
250 Amos 506 Celia 662

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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