Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1882

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1882. 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 boy names in 1882, 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

Rank Name Count
1 John 9,557
2 William 9,298
3 James 5,892
4 George 5,193
5 Charles 5,091
6 Frank 3,176
7 Joseph 2,670
8 Thomas 2,610
9 Henry 2,579
10 Robert 2,500
11 Edward 2,477
12 Harry 2,232
13 Walter 1,805
14 Arthur 1,686
15 Fred 1,641
16 Albert 1,499
17 Samuel 1,003
18 Louis 852
19 David 838
20 Clarence 837
21 Charlie 753
22 Richard 746
23 Joe 739
24 Andrew 673
25 Will 666
26 Jesse 660
27 Ernest 642
28 Oscar 625
29 Daniel 594
30 Sam 555
31 Willie 541
32 Alfred 523
33 Roy 521
34 Benjamin 478
35 Carl 478
36 Peter 461
37 Frederick 457
38 Elmer 441
39 Lewis 441
40 Herbert 431
41 Lee 427
42 Howard 422
43 Ralph 407
44 Paul 397
45 Jim 396
46 Jacob 390
47 Tom 390
48 Martin 387
49 Earl 377
50 Claude 356
51 Herman 348
52 Bert 341
53 Eugene 341
54 Ed 337
55 Ben 334
56 Francis 327
57 Michael 321
58 Edgar 308
59 Edwin 305
60 Chester 300
61 Harvey 300
62 Clyde 293
63 Lawrence 287
64 Luther 284
65 Isaac 278
66 Jack 271
67 Charley 262
68 Guy 253
69 Otto 252
70 Patrick 249
71 Ira 244
72 Oliver 244
73 Hugh 239
74 August 234
75 Theodore 232
76 Floyd 231
77 Leonard 231
78 Raymond 230
79 Alexander 225
80 Allen 206
81 Stephen 201
82 Archie 195
83 Ray 195
84 Jessie 192
85 Homer 190
86 Warren 183
87 Philip 182
88 Horace 176
89 Alex 172
90 Eddie 169
91 Julius 168
92 Emil 157
93 Marion 157
94 Clifford 155
95 Milton 155
96 Leroy 152
97 Dan 150
98 Rufus 147
99 Leo 146
100 Sidney 146
101 Mack 145
102 Wesley 145
103 Bernard 144
104 Willis 143
105 Anthony 139
106 Dave 139
107 Everett 139
108 Dennis 135
109 Amos 134
110 Lester 134
111 Alonzo 133
112 Perry 133
113 Alvin 132
114 Leon 131
115 Harold 127
116 Percy 126
117 Calvin 123
118 Jess 122
119 Leslie 122
120 Lloyd 121
121 Gus 120
122 Otis 116
123 Adam 114
124 Nathan 113
125 Franklin 112
126 Elijah 111
127 Matthew 109
128 Victor 109
129 Noah 108
130 Cornelius 107
131 Norman 107
132 Jerry 105
133 Levi 105
134 Earnest 104
135 Hiram 104
136 Nelson 104
137 Phillip 103
138 Wallace 103
139 Maurice 102
140 Elbert 99
141 Emmett 99
142 Jake 97
143 Ross 96
144 Jose 95
145 Adolph 94
146 Eli 94
147 Moses 93
148 Manuel 92
149 Silas 92
150 Wiley 92
151 Abraham 91
152 Felix 91
153 Claud 90
154 Mark 90
155 Christopher 89
156 Mike 89
157 Gilbert 88
158 Jasper 88
159 Ellis 86
160 Melvin 86
161 Aaron 85
162 Alva 85
163 Marshall 83
164 Willard 83
165 Wilson 82
166 Jeff 81
167 Morris 81
168 Roscoe 81
169 Wilbur 81
170 Jay 80
171 Virgil 80
172 Clinton 79
173 Lonnie 78
174 Ollie 78
175 Simon 78
176 Mose 77
177 Fredrick 76
178 Harrison 76
179 Monroe 76
180 Stanley 76
181 Harley 75
182 Max 74
183 Sylvester 74
184 Reuben 73
185 Russell 73
186 Edmund 71
187 Timothy 71
188 Curtis 70
189 Millard 70
190 Garfield 69
191 Ike 67
192 Ora 67
193 Bruce 66
194 Byron 66
195 Irvin 66
196 Nicholas 66
197 Augustus 65
198 Austin 65
199 Owen 65
200 Anton 64
201 Marvin 64
202 Wade 64
203 Edd 63
204 Steve 63
205 Asa 62
206 Columbus 62
207 Bill 61
208 Irving 61
209 Newton 61
210 Clayton 60
211 Pete 60
212 Bob 59
213 Dock 59
214 Johnnie 59
215 Anderson 58
216 Pearl 58
217 Elias 57
218 Gustave 57
219 Nathaniel 57
220 Grover 56
221 Arch 55
222 Clark 54
223 Joel 54
224 Riley 54
225 Cecil 53
226 Emery 53
227 Vernon 53
228 Barney 52
229 Lon 52
230 Rudolph 52
231 Andy 51
232 Clifton 51
233 Glenn 51
234 Solomon 51
235 Abe 50
236 Joshua 50
237 Sherman 50
238 Christian 49
239 Hubert 49
240 Jackson 49
241 Preston 49
242 Donald 48
243 Ferdinand 48
244 Scott 48
245 Conrad 47
246 Mathew 47
247 Enoch 47
248 Marcus 46
249 Tony 46
250 Orville 46

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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