Most Popular Baby Names in 1924

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1924. 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 1924, 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 Robert 60,801 Mary 73,536
2 John 59,054 Dorothy 39,999
3 William 53,509 Helen 31,193
4 James 52,940 Betty 30,600
5 Charles 30,462 Margaret 26,548
6 George 27,377 Ruth 23,600
7 Joseph 25,422 Virginia 18,622
8 Richard 21,245 Mildred 15,853
9 Edward 21,127 Doris 15,786
10 Donald 17,929 Frances 15,183
11 Thomas 16,555 Elizabeth 14,950
12 Frank 16,041 Evelyn 13,358
13 Harold 14,150 Anna 13,077
14 Paul 13,338 Marie 11,577
15 Raymond 12,871 Alice 11,537
16 Walter 12,696 Jean 10,723
17 Jack 11,922 Marjorie 10,069
18 Henry 11,197 Irene 9,928
19 Kenneth 10,355 Shirley 9,490
20 Arthur 10,172 Florence 9,472
21 Albert 9,880 Martha 9,319
22 Harry 9,113 Lois 9,299
23 Ralph 8,767 Lillian 9,100
24 David 8,759 Louise 8,854
25 Eugene 8,348 Rose 8,480
26 Howard 7,372 Ruby 8,406
27 Carl 7,084 Catherine 8,363
28 Louis 7,043 Barbara 8,305
29 Clarence 6,895 Eleanor 8,193
30 Willie 6,701 Gladys 7,790
31 Roy 6,557 Edna 7,408
32 Fred 6,534 Annie 7,350
33 Earl 6,530 Thelma 7,316
34 Francis 6,131 Josephine 7,274
35 Joe 6,044 Patricia 6,958
36 Lawrence 5,775 Edith 6,891
37 Ernest 5,684 Lucille 6,744
38 Leonard 5,601 Pauline 6,722
39 Anthony 5,192 Ethel 6,585
40 Stanley 5,187 Norma 6,542
41 Herbert 5,121 Gloria 6,534
42 Norman 5,045 Hazel 6,342
43 Alfred 4,929 Grace 6,329
44 Calvin 4,916 Phyllis 6,267
45 Samuel 4,594 June 6,150
46 Bernard 4,506 Marion 6,047
47 Daniel 4,404 Bernice 6,033
48 Melvin 4,168 Juanita 5,404
49 Gerald 4,151 Rita 5,381
50 Marvin 4,024 Beatrice 5,271
51 Leo 3,989 Esther 5,257
52 Russell 3,946 Lorraine 5,109
53 Leroy 3,923 Jane 5,104
54 Michael 3,874 Sarah 5,045
55 Edwin 3,790 Ann 5,035
56 Andrew 3,745 Clara 4,989
57 Elmer 3,731 Emma 4,897
58 Warren 3,583 Geraldine 4,833
59 Peter 3,520 Katherine 4,696
60 Ray 3,369 Gertrude 4,543
61 Lloyd 3,350 Elsie 4,499
62 Frederick 3,278 Julia 4,289
63 Billy 3,271 Agnes 4,240
64 Clifford 3,250 Marian 4,197
65 Theodore 3,226 Bertha 4,122
66 Floyd 3,165 Eva 4,068
67 Chester 3,033 Wilma 4,065
68 Vernon 3,008 Willie 3,991
69 Clyde 3,006 Nancy 3,989
70 Herman 2,953 Ida 3,861
71 Philip 2,920 Vivian 3,850
72 Lester 2,779 Laura 3,828
73 Alvin 2,759 Elaine 3,802
74 Wayne 2,730 Wanda 3,735
75 Gordon 2,715 Dolores 3,729
76 Leon 2,676 Kathleen 3,663
77 Lewis 2,670 Maxine 3,659
78 Vincent 2,638 Pearl 3,635
79 Glenn 2,586 Anne 3,627
80 Charlie 2,507 Charlotte 3,612
81 Milton 2,474 Kathryn 3,598
82 Martin 2,452 Viola 3,577
83 Lee 2,420 Joyce 3,532
84 Dale 2,396 Audrey 3,521
85 Cecil 2,299 Vera 3,476
86 Jesse 2,292 Bessie 3,404
87 Wallace 2,282 Alma 3,241
88 Harvey 2,242 Violet 3,224
89 Benjamin 2,221 Myrtle 3,205
90 Victor 2,189 Jeanne 3,150
91 Sam 2,123 Jessie 3,147
92 Bill 2,067 Nellie 3,075
93 Roger 2,054 Eileen 3,070
94 Allen 2,045 Ella 3,061
95 Arnold 2,014 Joan 3,023
96 Edgar 1,878 Theresa 3,021
97 Willard 1,834 Lillie 2,979
98 Roland 1,822 Lucy 2,978
99 Oscar 1,819 Ellen 2,949
100 Gilbert 1,797 Minnie 2,885
101 Johnnie 1,741 Marilyn 2,860
102 Maurice 1,714 Margie 2,831
103 Claude 1,706 Leona 2,794
104 Everett 1,696 Sylvia 2,757
105 Douglas 1,676 Stella 2,752
106 Wilbur 1,667 Rosemary 2,734
107 Leslie 1,664 Genevieve 2,725
108 Manuel 1,664 Mabel 2,652
109 Homer 1,647 Mattie 2,600
110 Stephen 1,637 Geneva 2,582
111 Virgil 1,627 Jennie 2,495
112 Marion 1,614 Lena 2,410
113 Eddie 1,595 Georgia 2,396
114 Jerome 1,575 Mae 2,369
115 Hubert 1,551 Christine 2,325
116 Hugh 1,541 Sara 2,313
117 Curtis 1,529 Bonnie 2,296
118 Glen 1,518 Janet 2,294
119 Sidney 1,502 Maria 2,292
120 Morris 1,499 Opal 2,284
121 Junior 1,495 Beverly 2,283
122 Nicholas 1,488 Arlene 2,277
123 Jerry 1,468 Velma 2,272
124 Jessie 1,459 Loretta 2,261
125 Don 1,451 Marguerite 2,249
126 Max 1,397 Muriel 2,237
127 Luther 1,396 Carolyn 2,222
128 Jose 1,394 Harriet 2,189
129 Alexander 1,381 Rosa 2,148
130 Ronald 1,360 Eunice 2,147
131 Wesley 1,347 Donna 2,125
132 Jimmie 1,315 Carol 2,094
133 Bruce 1,311 Peggy 2,074
134 Franklin 1,284 Jeanette 2,066
135 Gene 1,275 Carrie 2,052
136 Willis 1,261 Emily 2,044
137 Irving 1,260 Blanche 2,033
138 Rudolph 1,229 Beulah 2,006
139 Steve 1,219 Dora 2,000
140 Oliver 1,172 Naomi 1,981
141 Ben 1,171 Hilda 1,941
142 Bob 1,167 Anita 1,853
143 Horace 1,166 Miriam 1,834
144 Dean 1,151 Inez 1,825
145 Earnest 1,144 Alberta 1,817
146 Julius 1,135 Lula 1,776
147 Patrick 1,122 Roberta 1,773
148 Edmund 1,115 Jacqueline 1,771
149 Tom 1,097 Hattie 1,759
150 Keith 1,071 Madeline 1,746
151 Guy 1,055 Bette 1,736
152 Johnny 1,046 Fannie 1,708
153 Clayton 1,039 Verna 1,661
154 Archie 1,037 Constance 1,655
155 Orville 1,036 Cora 1,629
156 Tony 1,034 Mamie 1,627
157 Salvatore 1,025 Rachel 1,600
158 Otis 1,011 Billie 1,599
159 Lyle 1,000 Ada 1,583
160 Jim 991 Claire 1,583
161 Delbert 988 Lola 1,538
162 Alex 979 Mable 1,516
163 Jacob 970 Rosie 1,482
164 Mike 963 Marcella 1,476
165 Angelo 959 Olga 1,462
166 Phillip 900 Daisy 1,460
167 Billie 882 Flora 1,449
168 Bennie 873 Erma 1,424
169 Marshall 856 Laverne 1,383
170 Jay 853 Sophie 1,372
171 Matthew 851 Rebecca 1,358
172 Clifton 847 Nora 1,335
173 Ira 834 Antoinette 1,333
174 Clinton 832 Delores 1,324
175 Lowell 819 Caroline 1,302
176 Duane 815 Susie 1,275
177 Wilbert 813 Eula 1,269
178 Dennis 807 Winifred 1,269
179 Dan 800 Irma 1,268
180 Nathaniel 800 Estelle 1,266
181 Emil 790 Maggie 1,259
182 Seymour 786 Imogene 1,247
183 Ivan 785 Bettie 1,229
184 Merle 782 Regina 1,226
185 Leland 775 Nina 1,212
186 Dewey 773 Eloise 1,212
187 Irvin 763 Janice 1,175
188 Nelson 753 Lorene 1,173
189 Nick 747 Rosalie 1,153
190 Juan 740 Sally 1,145
191 Bobby 733 Adeline 1,142
192 Ervin 729 Henrietta 1,136
193 Wilfred 728 Sadie 1,120
194 Julian 727 Victoria 1,102
195 Elbert 726 Angelina 1,082
196 Lonnie 716 Johnnie 1,072
197 Rufus 709 Fern 1,059
198 Sylvester 708 Olive 1,058
199 Isaac 704 Lila 1,053
200 Forrest 695 Della 1,050
201 Allan 692 Jeannette 1,032
202 Antonio 689 Melba 998
203 Aaron 682 Lottie 978
204 Nathan 680 Katie 974
205 Alton 678 Ernestine 970
206 Mark 672 Veronica 954
207 Carroll 669 Carmen 942
208 Felix 662 Nettie 942
209 Jesus 662 Dorothea 937
210 Malcolm 639 Essie 936
211 Loren 636 Lucile 927
212 Norbert 635 Faye 920
213 Owen 634 Freda 914
214 Wendell 633 Lydia 912
215 Pete 628 Isabel 911
216 Ellis 627 Amelia 910
217 Alan 625 Yvonne 910
218 Bert 620 Cleo 909
219 Ted 610 Iris 887
220 Myron 608 Gwendolyn 884
221 Elwood 606 Annette 868
222 Otto 606 May 868
223 Loyd 605 Lela 863
224 Perry 602 Priscilla 861
225 Eldon 597 Ollie 851
226 Byron 594 Goldie 845
227 Freddie 592 Susan 832
228 Murray 590 Jewell 830
229 Rex 589 Jewel 823
230 Ross 588 Ora 823
231 Fredrick 585 Angeline 822
232 Emmett 584 Adele 812
233 Karl 584 Teresa 786
234 Grady 582 Sallie 783
235 Dominick 579 Luella 776
236 Johnie 579 Reba 772
237 Larry 575 Cecilia 768
238 August 574 Effie 765
239 Laurence 574 Addie 763
240 Tommy 568 Iva 763
241 Grover 566 Isabelle 759
242 Percy 560 Leola 757
243 Troy 559 Janie 751
244 Abraham 554 Nadine 744
245 Burton 551 Cecelia 742
246 Mack 546 Selma 735
247 Wilson 543 Etta 725
248 Gerard 541 Eleanore 719
249 Neil 541 Natalie 713
250 Jimmy 529 Ina 700

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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