Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1898

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1898. 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 1898, 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 8,159
2 William 7,400
3 James 5,321
4 George 4,853
5 Charles 3,557
6 Joseph 3,171
7 Robert 2,932
8 Frank 2,925
9 Edward 2,337
10 Thomas 2,161
11 Henry 2,145
12 Harry 2,129
13 Walter 2,002
14 Arthur 1,619
15 Fred 1,447
16 Albert 1,417
17 Clarence 1,326
18 Willie 1,134
19 Dewey 1,115
20 Roy 1,049
21 Paul 991
22 Harold 963
23 Raymond 929
24 Carl 919
25 Earl 883
26 Richard 871
27 Louis 861
28 Ernest 839
29 Joe 827
30 David 815
31 Ralph 803
32 Samuel 749
33 Charlie 728
34 Herbert 716
35 Howard 706
36 Alfred 645
37 Jack 633
38 Andrew 611
39 Leo 588
40 Elmer 583
41 Oscar 546
42 Sam 543
43 Francis 541
44 Lawrence 533
45 Daniel 523
46 Lee 498
47 Jesse 476
48 Will 475
49 Eugene 473
50 Herman 467
51 Floyd 434
52 Michael 434
53 Leonard 421
54 Peter 409
55 Benjamin 405
56 Ray 394
57 Edwin 392
58 Clyde 383
59 Claude 371
60 Frederick 368
61 Russell 359
62 Lewis 352
63 Martin 339
64 Tom 337
65 Anthony 325
66 Chester 321
67 Clifford 317
68 Leroy 315
69 Ben 310
70 Lester 298
71 Stanley 295
72 Edgar 285
73 Bernard 284
74 Harvey 284
75 Theodore 281
76 Luther 275
77 Jim 269
78 Jessie 267
79 Lloyd 265
80 Otto 259
81 Eddie 256
82 Jacob 256
83 Leon 251
84 Hugh 250
85 Homer 246
86 Philip 244
87 Cecil 243
88 Donald 238
89 Ed 228
90 Leslie 228
91 Milton 225
92 Archie 222
93 Patrick 219
94 Guy 215
95 Everett 212
96 Norman 207
97 Victor 205
98 Ira 195
99 Stephen 195
100 Kenneth 191
101 Horace 189
102 Oliver 186
103 Allen 185
104 Alvin 184
105 Julius 181
106 Alexander 180
107 Otis 179
108 Glenn 178
109 Sidney 171
110 Charley 170
111 Marion 166
112 August 164
113 Morris 164
114 Earnest 161
115 Melvin 159
116 Emil 158
117 Isaac 156
118 Wilbur 156
119 Percy 155
120 Virgil 155
121 Johnnie 153
122 Mack 153
123 Warren 151
124 Wesley 151
125 Alex 149
126 Bert 143
127 Gilbert 143
128 Jerry 143
129 Maurice 143
130 Vernon 143
131 Rufus 141
132 Vincent 140
133 Wallace 138
134 Willard 137
135 Matthew 133
136 Max 132
137 Emmett 131
138 Lonnie 129
139 Curtis 128
140 Dave 127
141 Marvin 127
142 Dan 125
143 Calvin 121
144 Willis 121
145 Jake 117
146 Bennie 116
147 Rudolph 115
148 Sylvester 115
149 Hubert 114
150 Irving 113
151 Arnold 112
152 Franklin 112
153 Nelson 112
154 Glen 111
155 Gordon 110
156 Jose 110
157 Marshall 109
158 Jess 108
159 Mark 108
160 Mike 106
161 Alonzo 104
162 Felix 103
163 Orville 101
164 Edmund 101
165 Gerald 100
166 Dennis 99
167 Nathan 99
168 Roland 97
169 Amos 96
170 Ellis 96
171 Manuel 95
172 Nicholas 94
173 Abraham 92
174 Clinton 92
175 Bill 90
176 Nathaniel 90
177 Aaron 89
178 Ollie 88
179 Adam 87
180 Clayton 87
181 Elbert 87
182 Steve 87
183 Phillip 86
184 Jay 85
185 Adolph 84
186 Clifton 83
187 Harrison 83
188 Perry 83
189 Forrest 80
190 Ivan 80
191 Irvin 79
192 Mckinley 79
193 Cornelius 78
194 Gus 78
195 Reuben 78
196 Johnie 77
197 Elijah 76
198 Wilfred 76
199 Ross 75
200 Timothy 75
201 Laurence 74
202 Roger 74
203 Sherman 74
204 Barney 73
205 Roscoe 73
206 Fredrick 72
207 Douglas 71
208 Harley 71
209 Julian 69
210 Moses 69
211 Ervin 68
212 Noah 68
213 Simon 68
214 Wayne 68
215 Abe 67
216 Alva 67
217 Austin 65
218 Millard 65
219 Bruce 64
220 Jimmie 64
221 Owen 64
222 Wade 63
223 Forest 62
224 Bob 61
225 Claud 61
226 Levi 61
227 Jasper 60
228 Jeff 60
229 Wilson 60
230 Miles 59
231 Monroe 58
232 Bryan 57
233 Lyle 56
234 Byron 55
235 Grady 55
236 Hiram 55
237 Louie 55
238 Loyd 55
239 Dock 53
240 Juan 53
241 Karl 53
242 Pete 53
243 Preston 53
244 Grant 52
245 Anton 51
246 Wiley 51
247 Carroll 51
248 Tony 51
249 Leland 50
250 Jerome 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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