Most Popular Baby Names in 1934

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1934. 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 1934, 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 55,834 Mary 56,932
2 James 54,257 Betty 31,086
3 John 46,737 Barbara 29,237
4 William 40,172 Shirley 22,844
5 Richard 33,161 Dorothy 21,284
6 Donald 30,408 Patricia 20,845
7 Charles 29,789 Joan 19,465
8 George 18,496 Margaret 15,144
9 Thomas 17,368 Helen 14,101
10 Joseph 17,106 Nancy 13,519
11 Ronald 14,085 Doris 11,627
12 David 14,000 Joyce 11,459
13 Edward 13,916 Ruth 10,565
14 Paul 12,196 Carol 10,275
15 Kenneth 11,799 Virginia 10,000
16 Frank 10,635 Jean 9,718
17 Jack 9,986 Marilyn 9,384
18 Harold 9,926 Elizabeth 9,346
19 Raymond 9,589 Frances 9,205
20 Billy 9,563 Lois 8,386
21 Walter 8,091 Janet 8,068
22 Gerald 7,816 Beverly 7,888
23 Bobby 7,529 Donna 7,869
24 Eugene 7,141 Norma 7,786
25 Jerry 7,133 Alice 7,784
26 Joe 7,090 Dolores 7,688
27 Henry 6,736 Martha 7,602
28 Carl 6,682 Phyllis 7,179
29 Arthur 6,442 Evelyn 6,982
30 Willie 6,348 Gloria 6,812
31 Ralph 6,282 Anna 6,681
32 Albert 6,004 Ann 6,642
33 Fred 5,464 Carolyn 6,472
34 Lawrence 5,325 Marie 6,325
35 Roy 5,104 Mildred 6,180
36 Harry 5,100 Peggy 6,026
37 Howard 5,066 Rose 5,581
38 Norman 4,990 Annie 5,016
39 Roger 4,766 Ruby 4,976
40 Louis 4,680 Louise 4,973
41 Earl 4,626 Marjorie 4,972
42 Daniel 4,501 Catherine 4,935
43 Larry 4,472 Geraldine 4,837
44 Marvin 4,217 Eleanor 4,719
45 Clarence 4,212 Joanne 4,543
46 Franklin 4,155 June 4,386
47 Michael 4,106 Wanda 4,369
48 Wayne 4,033 Jane 4,357
49 Francis 4,004 Irene 4,346
50 Don 3,927 Joann 4,148
51 Ernest 3,850 Delores 3,990
52 Anthony 3,840 Lillian 3,973
53 Leonard 3,835 Arlene 3,917
54 Leroy 3,775 Elaine 3,901
55 Melvin 3,701 Edna 3,808
56 Jimmy 3,697 Lorraine 3,774
57 Herbert 3,601 Marlene 3,756
58 Stanley 3,568 Bonnie 3,752
59 Bill 3,534 Patsy 3,749
60 Gary 3,354 Josephine 3,742
61 Peter 3,290 Florence 3,736
62 Dale 3,242 Sally 3,725
63 Ray 3,175 Rita 3,684
64 Alfred 3,160 Juanita 3,662
65 Bernard 3,147 Thelma 3,645
66 Samuel 3,137 Gladys 3,611
67 Gene 2,853 Sarah 3,600
68 Jimmie 2,838 Janice 3,588
69 Philip 2,785 Audrey 3,581
70 Russell 2,735 Sylvia 3,476
71 Gordon 2,640 Pauline 3,445
72 Douglas 2,540 Charlotte 3,435
73 Floyd 2,533 Wilma 3,311
74 Theodore 2,523 Kathleen 3,279
75 Bob 2,477 Jo 3,257
76 Andrew 2,445 Clara 3,221
77 Frederick 2,431 Theresa 3,192
78 Bruce 2,402 Ethel 3,179
79 Lee 2,377 Grace 3,087
80 Edwin 2,346 Jacqueline 3,038
81 Glenn 2,341 Edith 3,012
82 Lloyd 2,339 Bernice 2,979
83 Johnny 2,336 Loretta 2,977
84 Clyde 2,323 Lucille 2,946
85 Clifford 2,315 Emma 2,941
86 Leo 2,307 Marion 2,884
87 Leon 2,303 Hazel 2,810
88 Allen 2,242 Anne 2,785
89 Vernon 2,227 Carole 2,655
90 Jim 2,206 Darlene 2,605
91 Martin 2,178 Esther 2,579
92 Eddie 2,167 Billie 2,558
93 Alvin 2,146 Sandra 2,550
94 Lewis 2,063 Judith 2,459
95 Dennis 2,053 Ellen 2,455
96 Warren 2,024 Laura 2,437
97 Herman 2,012 Marian 2,426
98 Tommy 1,938 Vivian 2,413
99 Harvey 1,934 Beatrice 2,408
100 Charlie 1,893 Eva 2,388
101 Vincent 1,866 Katherine 2,388
102 Jesse 1,853 Willie 2,388
103 Curtis 1,843 Margie 2,373
104 Duane 1,837 Roberta 2,372
105 Arnold 1,781 Julia 2,356
106 Gilbert 1,775 Jeanette 2,293
107 Jerome 1,773 Elsie 2,270
108 Elmer 1,709 Kathryn 2,258
109 Patrick 1,704 Eileen 2,227
110 Lester 1,687 Bobbie 2,192
111 Cecil 1,595 Rosemary 2,132
112 Tom 1,580 Bertha 2,081
113 Phillip 1,577 Ella 2,070
114 Jackie 1,567 Maxine 2,018
115 Milton 1,517 Maria 1,991
116 Johnnie 1,504 Lillie 1,977
117 Benjamin 1,482 Constance 1,976
118 Dean 1,476 Ida 1,972
119 Roland 1,445 Agnes 1,934
120 Glen 1,442 Sue 1,933
121 Stephen 1,424 Christine 1,919
122 Victor 1,421 Georgia 1,918
123 Chester 1,385 Alma 1,902
124 Alan 1,368 Diane 1,872
125 Keith 1,352 Sara 1,844
126 Max 1,333 Vera 1,837
127 Sam 1,322 Nellie 1,836
128 Calvin 1,319 Bessie 1,831
129 Wallace 1,306 Jessie 1,791
130 Claude 1,265 Anita 1,784
131 Manuel 1,252 Jeanne 1,763
132 Maurice 1,239 Mattie 1,707
133 Jose 1,221 Minnie 1,663
134 Leslie 1,215 Lucy 1,647
135 Hugh 1,187 Gertrude 1,582
136 Willard 1,174 Rosa 1,582
137 Edgar 1,150 Yvonne 1,495
138 Dick 1,131 Susan 1,492
139 Marion 1,130 Leona 1,473
140 Darrell 1,129 Geneva 1,471
141 Virgil 1,128 Viola 1,437
142 Wesley 1,118 Myrtle 1,435
143 Oscar 1,095 Kay 1,430
144 Jessie 1,090 Velma 1,426
145 Everett 1,068 Connie 1,424
146 Ted 1,052 Faye 1,420
147 Billie 1,036 Mae 1,384
148 Lowell 1,033 Violet 1,370
149 Roosevelt 1,015 Naomi 1,360
150 Hubert 1,000 Sharon 1,355
151 Allan 993 Charlene 1,344
152 Freddie 988 Joy 1,341
153 Neil 953 Suzanne 1,340
154 Dan 939 Pearl 1,338
155 Lyle 939 Claire 1,309
156 Homer 937 Harriet 1,280
157 Jay 933 Marcia 1,267
158 Morris 932 Carrie 1,259
159 Sidney 932 Dora 1,252
160 Rodney 930 Rosie 1,238
161 Earnest 921 Eunice 1,231
162 Wilbur 921 Pat 1,204
163 Delbert 893 Rachel 1,181
164 Carroll 874 Gail 1,177
165 Nicholas 873 Rebecca 1,161
166 Willis 867 Lula 1,125
167 Luther 862 Alberta 1,121
168 Tony 841 Cora 1,113
169 Ben 831 Stella 1,094
170 Horace 816 Lola 1,091
171 Junior 816 Maureen 1,085
172 Joel 815 Lena 1,077
173 Bennie 813 Patty 1,072
174 Nathaniel 782 Caroline 1,069
175 Rudolph 779 Emily 1,068
176 Steve 771 Hattie 1,067
177 Otis 770 Verna 1,040
178 Guy 767 Nina 1,027
179 Ronnie 759 Cynthia 1,021
180 Lonnie 754 Erma 1,007
181 Oliver 732 Gwendolyn 1,002
182 Terry 720 Linda 1,000
183 Clayton 717 Genevieve 969
184 Alton 713 Judy 960
185 Mark 703 Fannie 955
186 Karl 688 Jennie 944
187 Benny 685 Daisy 939
188 Marshall 675 Marguerite 933
189 Clifton 665 Johnnie 932
190 Leland 664 Beulah 931
191 Bobbie 660 Deloris 931
192 Archie 658 Hilda 929
193 Mike 650 Ramona 929
194 Clinton 643 Glenda 921
195 Salvatore 640 Jeannette 919
196 Juan 635 Bettie 916
197 Rex 631 Flora 908
198 Alex 623 Rosalie 901
199 Wendell 618 Opal 893
200 Alexander 616 Nora 887
201 Ivan 612 Rosemarie 885
202 Matthew 610 Inez 881
203 Doyle 608 Annette 872
204 Danny 604 Mamie 864
205 Edmund 601 Diana 860
206 Pete 601 Jackie 859
207 Merle 599 Ernestine 854
208 Wilbert 596 Carmen 852
209 Orville 593 Mabel 851
210 Julius 579 Lila 844
211 Myron 576 Myrna 836
212 Ira 570 Irma 834
213 Loren 570 Ada 833
214 Nelson 569 Dixie 832
215 Eldon 568 Muriel 829
216 Lynn 564 Iris 823
217 Carlos 560 Laverne 820
218 Ramon 551 Miriam 818
219 Jacob 547 Marcella 800
220 Gerard 545 Della 797
221 Perry 545 Madeline 794
222 Troy 540 Sheila 781
223 Jesus 538 Melba 772
224 Ervin 537 Janie 771
225 Elbert 527 Eula 769
226 Barry 523 Imogene 768
227 Buddy 516 Maryann 762
228 Dewey 514 Paula 759
229 Dwight 506 Mable 758
230 Conrad 500 Susie 755
231 Malcolm 498 Bette 741
232 Sylvester 497 Bettye 740
233 Angelo 494 Maggie 728
234 Antonio 493 Blanche 722
235 Stuart 493 Eloise 719
236 Laurence 489 Colleen 711
237 Isaac 481 Katie 710
238 Rufus 481 Teresa 706
239 Carlton 478 Regina 682
240 Aaron 477 Priscilla 664
241 Julian 474 Jacquelyn 662
242 Pat 473 Nadine 658
243 Irvin 471 Sadie 651
244 Jon 471 Freda 651
245 Nathan 469 Reba 636
246 Rudy 469 Mona 635
247 Mack 466 Fay 633
248 Tommie 465 Lydia 632
249 Nick 465 Lorene 631
250 Sheldon 462 Angela 626

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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