Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1894

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1894. 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 1894, 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 8,238
2 William 7,274
3 James 5,110
4 George 4,365
5 Charles 3,788
6 Joseph 2,977
7 Frank 2,863
8 Robert 2,497
9 Henry 2,278
10 Harry 2,189
11 Edward 2,179
12 Thomas 2,170
13 Walter 2,010
14 Arthur 1,712
15 Fred 1,475
16 Albert 1,447
17 Clarence 1,185
18 Roy 1,018
19 Willie 986
20 Earl 896
21 Louis 869
22 Carl 861
23 Paul 824
24 Ernest 821
25 Richard 808
26 Samuel 776
27 Raymond 767
28 Joe 741
29 David 729
30 Charlie 704
31 Ralph 692
32 Harold 690
33 Howard 612
34 Oscar 601
35 Andrew 594
36 Herbert 585
37 Elmer 575
38 Jesse 567
39 Will 559
40 Alfred 521
41 Daniel 515
42 Leo 515
43 Sam 507
44 Benjamin 469
45 Lee 455
46 Floyd 445
47 Jack 441
48 Herman 433
49 Lawrence 430
50 Francis 423
51 Michael 423
52 Eugene 421
53 Claude 419
54 Frederick 413
55 Peter 391
56 Clyde 386
57 Ray 379
58 Edwin 366
59 Lewis 359
60 Leonard 343
61 Tom 343
62 Ben 326
63 Chester 325
64 Edgar 313
65 Clifford 307
66 Martin 299
67 Harvey 293
68 Jacob 292
69 Lester 291
70 Jim 287
71 Luther 285
72 Russell 278
73 Homer 273
74 Otto 270
75 Hugh 269
76 Guy 261
77 Anthony 257
78 Bernard 256
79 Jessie 255
80 Lloyd 253
81 Ed 241
82 Theodore 241
83 Leroy 239
84 Leon 236
85 Patrick 229
86 Everett 226
87 Leslie 223
88 Oliver 222
89 Allen 219
90 Stanley 218
91 Philip 214
92 Archie 207
93 Ira 206
94 Eddie 203
95 Alexander 199
96 Norman 199
97 Horace 196
98 Bert 187
99 Charley 186
100 Victor 180
101 Julius 178
102 Cecil 175
103 Stephen 174
104 Percy 173
105 Isaac 170
106 Donald 169
107 Sidney 168
108 Alvin 167
109 August 162
110 Milton 156
111 Marion 154
112 Alex 152
113 Wesley 149
114 Glenn 142
115 Warren 141
116 Gilbert 139
117 Lonnie 138
118 Willis 133
119 Earnest 131
120 Vernon 131
121 Dave 129
122 Otis 129
123 Emil 128
124 Rufus 128
125 Jerry 127
126 Nathan 127
127 Emmett 126
128 Maurice 125
129 Melvin 125
130 Virgil 125
131 Johnnie 124
132 Matthew 124
133 Morris 122
134 Willard 122
135 Bennie 121
136 Mack 119
137 Grover 118
138 Dan 114
139 Gordon 112
140 Phillip 110
141 Ross 110
142 Amos 108
143 Glen 108
144 Hubert 105
145 Kenneth 105
146 Orville 105
147 Jess 104
148 Rudolph 104
149 Wilbur 104
150 Alonzo 102
151 Irving 102
152 Sylvester 101
153 Cornelius 100
154 Sherman 100
155 Manuel 99
156 Wallace 99
157 Max 99
158 Claud 97
159 Elbert 97
160 Edmund 96
161 Jay 96
162 Calvin 95
163 Jose 94
164 Vincent 94
165 Adolph 93
166 Clifton 93
167 Marshall 93
168 Marvin 92
169 Irvin 90
170 Roscoe 90
171 Curtis 88
172 Roland 88
173 Mike 87
174 Reuben 87
175 Simon 87
176 Adam 86
177 Jake 86
178 Harrison 85
179 Dennis 84
180 Franklin 84
181 Mark 84
182 Ellis 83
183 Moses 83
184 Clinton 80
185 Ollie 80
186 Owen 80
187 Steve 80
188 Aaron 79
189 Arnold 79
190 Felix 78
191 Perry 78
192 Nathaniel 77
193 Nicholas 77
194 Alva 76
195 Gus 76
196 Nelson 76
197 Gerald 75
198 Noah 74
199 Abraham 73
200 Bill 73
201 Karl 73
202 Christopher 72
203 Don 72
204 Timothy 71
205 Levi 68
206 Pete 68
207 Douglas 66
208 Preston 66
209 Anton 64
210 Jeff 64
211 Bruce 63
212 Clayton 63
213 Harley 63
214 Wiley 63
215 Grant 62
216 Hiram 61
217 Jasper 61
218 Dock 60
219 Edd 60
220 Eli 60
221 Johnie 60
222 Byron 59
223 Mose 59
224 Monroe 58
225 Roger 58
226 Wayne 58
227 Ivan 57
228 Ervin 56
229 Miles 56
230 Silas 56
231 Earle 55
232 Pearl 55
233 Austin 55
234 Leland 55
235 Wade 54
236 Elijah 54
237 Forrest 53
238 Julian 53
239 Barney 52
240 Cleveland 50
241 Troy 50
242 Juan 50
243 Fredrick 50
244 Edmond 50
245 Clark 50
246 Anderson 50
247 Abe 50
248 Emanuel 49
249 Mary 48
250 Tony 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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