Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1883

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1883. 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 1883, 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 8,894
2 William 8,387
3 James 5,223
4 Charles 4,826
5 George 4,736
6 Frank 2,986
7 Joseph 2,515
8 Henry 2,383
9 Robert 2,334
10 Thomas 2,316
11 Edward 2,250
12 Harry 2,110
13 Walter 1,705
14 Arthur 1,591
15 Fred 1,502
16 Albert 1,496
17 Samuel 937
18 Clarence 837
19 Louis 796
20 David 734
21 Richard 649
22 Charlie 643
23 Ernest 641
24 Andrew 623
25 Daniel 615
26 Joe 607
27 Oscar 607
28 Jesse 584
29 Will 576
30 Roy 556
31 Benjamin 508
32 Carl 480
33 Sam 476
34 Willie 474
35 Alfred 457
36 Peter 450
37 Frederick 438
38 Lewis 431
39 Howard 429
40 Elmer 423
41 Herbert 422
42 Earl 389
43 Lee 388
44 Tom 386
45 Ralph 385
46 Martin 377
47 Herman 359
48 Paul 358
49 Jacob 356
50 Clyde 336
51 Eugene 325
52 Jim 322
53 Harvey 318
54 Claude 315
55 Michael 307
56 Ben 306
57 Edwin 299
58 Edgar 292
59 Chester 290
60 Francis 285
61 Lawrence 282
62 Bert 273
63 Charley 254
64 Ed 247
65 Jack 242
66 Otto 240
67 Ira 239
68 Raymond 233
69 Luther 229
70 Isaac 227
71 Guy 224
72 Oliver 219
73 Floyd 217
74 Hugh 215
75 Patrick 213
76 Homer 210
77 August 209
78 Ray 202
79 Leonard 200
80 Alexander 187
81 Theodore 185
82 Allen 175
83 Horace 167
84 Archie 166
85 Philip 166
86 Sidney 165
87 Marion 163
88 Julius 160
89 Jessie 151
90 Milton 149
91 Warren 146
92 Anthony 143
93 Everett 143
94 Leroy 143
95 Leo 142
96 Bernard 141
97 Leon 140
98 Stephen 140
99 Emil 139
100 Clifford 138
101 Dave 135
102 Perry 133
103 Willis 131
104 Grover 127
105 Eddie 125
106 Rufus 125
107 Calvin 122
108 Alex 120
109 Dan 120
110 Leslie 120
111 Lester 116
112 Adolph 115
113 Alvin 113
114 Amos 113
115 Dennis 112
116 Jess 112
117 Harold 108
118 Adam 107
119 Jerry 107
120 Norman 106
121 Aaron 105
122 Wesley 104
123 Alonzo 100
124 Wallace 100
125 Victor 99
126 Lloyd 98
127 Mack 98
128 Jay 97
129 Melvin 96
130 Jake 96
131 Franklin 94
132 Nathan 93
133 Cornelius 92
134 Elbert 92
135 Elijah 92
136 Gilbert 92
137 Phillip 92
138 Roscoe 92
139 Willard 92
140 Claud 91
141 Lonnie 91
142 Mark 91
143 Simon 90
144 Christopher 89
145 Maurice 89
146 Otis 89
147 Ross 88
148 Clinton 87
149 Earnest 87
150 Emmett 87
151 Percy 87
152 Matthew 86
153 Hiram 85
154 Levi 85
155 Fredrick 84
156 Eli 82
157 Moses 82
158 Gus 81
159 Noah 81
160 Marshall 79
161 Nelson 79
162 Silas 77
163 Max 75
164 Morris 75
165 Jasper 74
166 Jose 74
167 Manuel 74
168 Ellis 73
169 Irvin 73
170 Mike 73
171 Wilbur 73
172 Alva 72
173 Wiley 72
174 Marvin 71
175 Nicholas 71
176 Virgil 70
177 Sylvester 69
178 Felix 68
179 Stanley 68
180 Russell 67
181 Wilson 67
182 Glenn 65
183 Mose 65
184 Ora 65
185 Anton 63
186 Dock 63
187 Edmund 63
188 Harley 63
189 Owen 63
190 Timothy 62
191 Bob 62
192 Steve 62
193 Asa 61
194 Harrison 61
195 Ollie 61
196 Rudolph 61
197 Newton 59
198 Orville 59
199 Clayton 58
200 Pearl 57
201 Reuben 57
202 Joshua 55
203 Don 54
204 Wade 54
205 Augustus 53
206 Curtis 53
207 Hubert 53
208 Abraham 52
209 Donald 52
210 Edmond 52
211 Preston 52
212 Cecil 51
213 Joel 51
214 Lon 51
215 Bill 50
216 Bruce 50
217 Byron 50
218 Christian 50
219 Ike 50
220 Juan 50
221 Gustave 49
222 Nathaniel 49
223 Columbus 49
224 Garfield 49
225 Barney 48
226 Johnnie 48
227 Julian 48
228 Sherman 48
229 Chris 47
230 Cyrus 47
231 Scott 47
232 Ervin 46
233 Irving 46
234 Monroe 46
235 Vernon 46
236 Winfield 46
237 Solomon 45
238 Clark 45
239 Riley 45
240 Elias 44
241 Enoch 44
242 Gustav 44
243 Jeff 44
244 Millard 44
245 Austin 43
246 Vincent 43
247 Pete 43
248 Emery 43
249 Delbert 43
250 Abe 43

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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