Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1893

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1893. 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 1893, 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 8,049
2 William 7,223
3 James 5,030
4 George 4,320
5 Charles 3,723
6 Joseph 2,997
7 Frank 2,917
8 Robert 2,563
9 Edward 2,309
10 Harry 2,245
11 Henry 2,162
12 Thomas 2,157
13 Walter 2,004
14 Arthur 1,635
15 Fred 1,493
16 Albert 1,353
17 Clarence 1,169
18 Roy 919
19 Willie 882
20 Samuel 851
21 Earl 819
22 Louis 816
23 Ernest 796
24 Carl 786
25 Paul 743
26 Richard 732
27 David 724
28 Joe 721
29 Raymond 703
30 Charlie 691
31 Ralph 636
32 Elmer 574
33 Oscar 574
34 Harold 566
35 Howard 556
36 Jesse 541
37 Will 538
38 Alfred 530
39 Daniel 522
40 Andrew 520
41 Herbert 519
42 Benjamin 482
43 Sam 481
44 Herman 455
45 Leo 448
46 Lee 445
47 Frederick 432
48 Francis 418
49 Michael 407
50 Jack 406
51 Lawrence 395
52 Claude 394
53 Eugene 392
54 Peter 392
55 Clyde 391
56 Ray 378
57 Lewis 364
58 Edwin 354
59 Floyd 351
60 Tom 349
61 Martin 347
62 Ben 321
63 Edgar 310
64 Homer 293
65 Jacob 292
66 Chester 291
67 Grover 289
68 Harvey 284
69 Leonard 275
70 Luther 271
71 Clifford 269
72 Guy 267
73 Otto 257
74 Jim 255
75 Russell 246
76 Leroy 244
77 Lester 243
78 Hugh 241
79 Patrick 234
80 Ed 225
81 Anthony 220
82 Eddie 220
83 Alexander 218
84 Bernard 217
85 Jessie 214
86 Oliver 214
87 Stanley 212
88 Leon 211
89 Lloyd 211
90 Theodore 209
91 Philip 208
92 Julius 195
93 Archie 194
94 Charley 191
95 Leslie 185
96 Bert 184
97 Isaac 182
98 Ira 181
99 Allen 180
100 Percy 177
101 Stephen 175
102 Milton 174
103 Victor 172
104 Horace 171
105 Donald 166
106 Norman 166
107 Alvin 163
108 Sidney 163
109 Everett 160
110 Emil 159
111 August 155
112 Maurice 149
113 Willis 149
114 Cecil 147
115 Dan 143
116 Warren 140
117 Marion 139
118 Rufus 139
119 Wesley 136
120 Alex 133
121 Earnest 132
122 Glenn 131
123 Otis 124
124 Gilbert 122
125 Harrison 120
126 Adolph 119
127 Virgil 119
128 Jerry 118
129 Willard 118
130 Mack 115
131 Lonnie 114
132 Nathan 114
133 Wallace 114
134 Dave 113
135 Morris 113
136 Vernon 112
137 Melvin 111
138 Matthew 108
139 Hubert 107
140 Jess 107
141 Max 107
142 Amos 105
143 Jay 105
144 Wilbur 104
145 Abraham 103
146 Calvin 103
147 Emmett 103
148 Marvin 102
149 Rudolph 101
150 Franklin 99
151 Ollie 99
152 Marshall 98
153 Claud 96
154 Manuel 96
155 Irving 95
156 Johnnie 95
157 Christopher 93
158 Gus 93
159 Mark 92
160 Perry 91
161 Roland 91
162 Elbert 89
163 Nicholas 89
164 Irvin 88
165 Roscoe 88
166 Adam 87
167 Jeff 87
168 Felix 86
169 Reuben 86
170 Sylvester 85
171 Jose 84
172 Dennis 83
173 Gordon 83
174 Kenneth 83
175 Vincent 82
176 Aaron 81
177 Cornelius 81
178 Moses 81
179 Phillip 81
180 Arnold 80
181 Clinton 80
182 Curtis 80
183 Edmund 80
184 Owen 80
185 Ellis 79
186 Bennie 78
187 Clayton 78
188 Orville 78
189 Elijah 77
190 Glen 77
191 Harley 76
192 Ross 76
193 Anton 75
194 Clifton 75
195 Levi 75
196 Forrest 74
197 Fredrick 73
198 Steve 73
199 Jasper 72
200 Nelson 72
201 Alonzo 71
202 Bill 71
203 Sherman 71
204 Simon 71
205 Noah 69
206 Julian 68
207 Mike 67
208 Alva 66
209 Cleveland 66
210 Jake 66
211 Wilson 66
212 Bruce 64
213 Don 64
214 Pete 64
215 Barney 63
216 Karl 63
217 Monroe 63
218 Mose 63
219 Pearl 62
220 Timothy 62
221 Leland 60
222 Bob 59
223 Forest 59
224 Nathaniel 58
225 Silas 57
226 Augustus 56
227 Douglas 56
228 Edd 56
229 Dock 55
230 Gerald 55
231 Grant 55
232 Mary 55
233 Millard 55
234 Wayne 55
235 Earle 54
236 Eli 53
237 Laurence 53
238 Wade 53
239 Ambrose 52
240 Joel 52
241 Emery 51
242 Marcus 51
243 Juan 51
244 Andy 51
245 Hiram 51
246 Wilfred 50
247 Wiley 50
248 Jerome 50
249 Clark 50
250 Ivan 50

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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