Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1887

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1887. 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 1887, 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 8,110
2 William 7,470
3 James 4,768
4 George 4,284
5 Charles 4,031
6 Frank 2,883
7 Joseph 2,456
8 Henry 2,228
9 Thomas 2,151
10 Edward 2,125
11 Robert 2,125
12 Harry 2,057
13 Walter 1,704
14 Arthur 1,489
15 Fred 1,454
16 Albert 1,294
17 Clarence 892
18 Samuel 802
19 Louis 791
20 Roy 726
21 Joe 685
22 David 673
23 Ernest 653
24 Charlie 642
25 Richard 622
26 Jesse 601
27 Willie 590
28 Carl 588
29 Oscar 574
30 Will 561
31 Daniel 556
32 Earl 537
33 Andrew 520
34 Benjamin 473
35 Alfred 468
36 Elmer 467
37 Frederick 464
38 Ralph 463
39 Sam 463
40 Paul 449
41 Herbert 445
42 Howard 429
43 Peter 421
44 Lee 400
45 Herman 394
46 Claude 375
47 Raymond 372
48 Michael 344
49 Lewis 343
50 Jim 339
51 Martin 331
52 Tom 329
53 Eugene 327
54 Francis 327
55 Clyde 320
56 Jacob 317
57 Edwin 310
58 Ben 305
59 Grover 290
60 Lawrence 283
61 Harold 279
62 Ed 275
63 Luther 267
64 Edgar 266
65 Harvey 262
66 Ray 258
67 Otto 253
68 Jack 251
69 Hugh 250
70 Homer 248
71 Guy 238
72 Bert 237
73 Floyd 232
74 Leo 232
75 Charley 221
76 Patrick 218
77 Ira 215
78 Chester 207
79 Leonard 207
80 Oliver 203
81 Allen 202
82 Theodore 201
83 August 194
84 Isaac 194
85 Archie 184
86 Jessie 182
87 Alexander 180
88 Leroy 177
89 Lester 168
90 Leslie 166
91 Clifford 165
92 Stephen 165
93 Julius 164
94 Warren 163
95 Philip 161
96 Horace 160
97 Bernard 159
98 Anthony 153
99 Leon 147
100 Emil 146
101 Sidney 144
102 Dan 140
103 Everett 140
104 Alex 136
105 Marion 131
106 Eddie 129
107 Alvin 128
108 Lloyd 127
109 Jess 124
110 Percy 123
111 Calvin 122
112 Milton 122
113 Norman 119
114 Rufus 119
115 Victor 119
116 Wesley 115
117 Willis 113
118 Perry 112
119 Wilbur 112
120 Dave 111
121 Stanley 110
122 Mack 109
123 Matthew 108
124 Jay 106
125 Nathan 106
126 Amos 104
127 Gilbert 102
128 Roscoe 102
129 Earnest 99
130 Harrison 99
131 Jerry 98
132 Otis 97
133 Russell 96
134 Jose 95
135 Melvin 95
136 Morris 95
137 Willard 95
138 Noah 94
139 Dennis 93
140 Adolph 90
141 Emmett 90
142 Jake 90
143 Franklin 89
144 Alonzo 88
145 Maurice 88
146 Wallace 88
147 Moses 87
148 Glenn 86
149 Ross 85
150 Adam 84
151 Elbert 82
152 Felix 82
153 Fredrick 82
154 Gus 82
155 Cecil 80
156 Phillip 80
157 Cornelius 79
158 Nicholas 79
159 Vernon 79
160 Aaron 78
161 Hubert 78
162 Sherman 78
163 Claud 77
164 Harley 77
165 Virgil 77
166 Lonnie 76
167 Mark 76
168 Abraham 75
169 Elijah 75
170 Hiram 75
171 Levi 75
172 Bob 74
173 Clayton 74
174 Max 73
175 Mike 73
176 Manuel 72
177 Clinton 71
178 Rudolph 71
179 Sylvester 71
180 Jeff 70
181 Marvin 70
182 Marshall 69
183 Ollie 68
184 Owen 68
185 Anton 67
186 Millard 67
187 Simon 67
188 Ellis 66
189 Wiley 66
190 Jasper 65
191 Pearl 64
192 Silas 64
193 Bill 63
194 Ora 63
195 Nelson 62
196 Curtis 61
197 Edmund 61
198 Donald 60
199 Edd 60
200 Johnnie 59
201 Alva 58
202 Barney 58
203 Juan 57
204 Nathaniel 57
205 Christopher 56
206 Monroe 56
207 Irvin 55
208 Irving 55
209 Mose 55
210 Andy 54
211 Clark 54
212 Cleveland 54
213 Orville 54
214 Reuben 54
215 Steve 54
216 Timothy 54
217 Dock 53
218 Glen 52
219 Vincent 52
220 Wilson 52
221 Asa 51
222 Augustus 51
223 Eli 51
224 Karl 49
225 Lon 49
226 Roland 49
227 Bennie 48
228 Grant 48
229 Joel 48
230 Austin 47
231 Pete 47
232 Mary 47
233 Luke 47
234 Gustave 47
235 Christian 47
236 Byron 47
237 Arch 47
238 Gordon 47
239 Chris 46
240 Riley 46
241 Bruce 44
242 Ike 44
243 Preston 44
244 Clifton 43
245 Ferdinand 43
246 Emanuel 42
247 Spencer 41
248 Joshua 41
249 Newton 41
250 Tony 40

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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