Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1884

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1884. 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 1884, 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 9,388
2 William 8,897
3 James 5,693
4 George 4,961
5 Charles 4,802
6 Frank 3,218
7 Joseph 2,707
8 Thomas 2,572
9 Henry 2,474
10 Robert 2,468
11 Edward 2,439
12 Harry 2,323
13 Walter 1,902
14 Arthur 1,690
15 Fred 1,638
16 Albert 1,435
17 Samuel 945
18 Clarence 889
19 Louis 886
20 Grover 802
21 David 761
22 Joe 759
23 Richard 749
24 Charlie 746
25 Ernest 690
26 Roy 680
27 Jesse 670
28 Will 650
29 Andrew 616
30 Oscar 615
31 Willie 578
32 Daniel 573
33 Sam 533
34 Peter 524
35 Elmer 523
36 Carl 521
37 Alfred 520
38 Benjamin 509
39 Lewis 476
40 Earl 464
41 Ralph 464
42 Frederick 454
43 Lee 435
44 Howard 432
45 Paul 422
46 Herbert 421
47 Tom 394
48 Herman 385
49 Martin 385
50 Jacob 381
51 Michael 373
52 Ben 367
53 Harvey 358
54 Claude 353
55 Jim 346
56 Clyde 345
57 Francis 340
58 Chester 338
59 Eugene 321
60 Ed 314
61 Edwin 308
62 Raymond 299
63 Charley 290
64 Edgar 290
65 Otto 288
66 Ira 284
67 Bert 280
68 Jack 274
69 Luther 273
70 Floyd 263
71 Lawrence 262
72 Guy 260
73 Hugh 246
74 Oliver 245
75 Isaac 243
76 Alexander 236
77 Ray 232
78 Patrick 222
79 Homer 216
80 August 213
81 Theodore 211
82 Archie 206
83 Leonard 206
84 Leo 192
85 Harold 191
86 Marion 184
87 Allen 182
88 Anthony 179
89 Eddie 179
90 Jessie 177
91 Emil 175
92 Cleveland 174
93 Stephen 165
94 Warren 164
95 Julius 162
96 Philip 161
97 Dave 159
98 Horace 154
99 Leroy 154
100 Dan 151
101 Willis 151
102 Clifford 150
103 Leon 150
104 Milton 150
105 Alex 148
106 Alvin 145
107 Sidney 142
108 Bernard 140
109 Calvin 139
110 Amos 137
111 Perry 135
112 Everett 134
113 Norman 130
114 Percy 126
115 Leslie 125
116 Jess 124
117 Victor 124
118 Lester 123
119 Lloyd 122
120 Jerry 121
121 Wesley 120
122 Mack 119
123 Gus 117
124 Matthew 117
125 Rufus 117
126 Maurice 115
127 Dennis 113
128 Alonzo 112
129 Jose 112
130 Jay 110
131 Ross 110
132 Earnest 109
133 Adolph 107
134 Otis 107
135 Russell 107
136 Stanley 105
137 Felix 102
138 Wallace 102
139 Clinton 101
140 Nathan 100
141 Gilbert 100
142 Aaron 97
143 Hiram 97
144 Mark 96
145 Melvin 95
146 Noah 94
147 Franklin 93
148 Jake 92
149 Roscoe 92
150 Levi 91
151 Owen 91
152 Elbert 90
153 Manuel 90
154 Nelson 89
155 Phillip 89
156 Willard 89
157 Cornelius 88
158 Lonnie 88
159 Marshall 88
160 Virgil 88
161 Fredrick 86
162 Irvin 86
163 Claud 85
164 Elijah 85
165 Simon 85
166 Mike 84
167 Adam 83
168 Emmett 83
169 Jasper 83
170 Silas 83
171 Bill 82
172 Reuben 82
173 Wilbur 82
174 Ollie 81
175 Pete 81
176 Irving 80
177 Max 80
178 Wiley 80
179 Morris 78
180 Wilson 78
181 Moses 77
182 Rudolph 77
183 Timothy 77
184 Ike 76
185 Jeff 74
186 Cecil 73
187 Curtis 73
188 Ellis 73
189 Harley 73
190 Marvin 73
191 Edmund 72
192 Austin 70
193 Clayton 69
194 Nicholas 69
195 Sherman 69
196 Christopher 68
197 Mose 68
198 Ora 68
199 Abraham 67
200 Eli 67
201 Sylvester 67
202 Dock 66
203 Steve 66
204 Augustus 65
205 Cleve 65
206 Anton 64
207 Harrison 63
208 Logan 63
209 Blaine 62
210 Pearl 62
211 Barney 62
212 Alva 62
213 Glenn 61
214 Hubert 61
215 Solomon 60
216 Donald 59
217 Gustave 58
218 Byron 57
219 Chris 57
220 Marcus 57
221 Joel 56
222 Juan 56
223 Millard 56
224 Monroe 56
225 Nathaniel 56
226 Scott 56
227 Andy 55
228 Clark 55
229 Ferdinand 55
230 Matt 55
231 Christian 54
232 Lon 54
233 Mathew 53
234 Orville 53
235 Bennie 51
236 Emery 51
237 Ervin 51
238 Vincent 51
239 Wade 51
240 Bob 50
241 Columbus 50
242 Edd 50
243 Vernon 50
244 Preston 49
245 Conrad 49
246 Arnold 49
247 Elias 48
248 Anderson 48
249 Nick 48
250 Julian 48

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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