Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1900

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1900. 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 1900, 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 9,829
2 William 8,579
3 James 7,245
4 George 5,403
5 Charles 4,098
6 Robert 3,821
7 Joseph 3,714
8 Frank 3,477
9 Edward 2,720
10 Henry 2,606
11 Thomas 2,557
12 Walter 2,298
13 Harry 2,272
14 Willie 2,113
15 Arthur 1,853
16 Albert 1,741
17 Fred 1,646
18 Clarence 1,483
19 Paul 1,288
20 Harold 1,245
21 Roy 1,215
22 Joe 1,179
23 Raymond 1,150
24 Richard 1,141
25 Charlie 1,124
26 Louis 1,097
27 Jack 1,053
28 Earl 1,037
29 Carl 1,016
30 Ernest 1,012
31 Ralph 896
32 David 884
33 Samuel 877
34 Sam 821
35 Howard 779
36 Herbert 751
37 Andrew 718
38 Elmer 699
39 Lee 675
40 Lawrence 659
41 Francis 652
42 Alfred 640
43 Will 603
44 Daniel 598
45 Eugene 587
46 Leo 570
47 Oscar 563
48 Floyd 555
49 Herman 550
50 Jesse 536
51 Michael 495
52 Lewis 469
53 Tom 469
54 Leonard 465
55 Ray 457
56 Clyde 451
57 Benjamin 450
58 Peter 443
59 Claude 433
60 Lester 431
61 Theodore 429
62 Russell 427
63 Eddie 425
64 Frederick 420
65 Leroy 419
66 Clifford 409
67 Anthony 406
68 Jim 399
69 Jessie 398
70 Martin 383
71 Edgar 374
72 Chester 364
73 Ben 355
74 Edwin 350
75 Dewey 345
76 Cecil 344
77 Stanley 342
78 Lloyd 337
79 Donald 328
80 Homer 326
81 Harvey 322
82 Luther 316
83 Norman 316
84 Johnnie 313
85 Leon 310
86 Bernard 308
87 Ed 297
88 Hugh 290
89 Patrick 285
90 Kenneth 279
91 Leslie 275
92 Victor 269
93 Alexander 260
94 Philip 259
95 Oliver 256
96 Mack 250
97 Horace 244
98 Milton 242
99 Guy 240
100 Everett 237
101 Jacob 233
102 Melvin 231
103 Charley 224
104 Allen 223
105 Alvin 223
106 Earnest 223
107 Ira 218
108 Sidney 218
109 Archie 216
110 Otis 212
111 Virgil 212
112 Julius 206
113 Jerry 205
114 Percy 201
115 Otto 199
116 Isaac 198
117 Bill 196
118 Glenn 194
119 Maurice 193
120 Alex 192
121 Dan 192
122 Warren 191
123 Hubert 189
124 Marion 189
125 Lonnie 186
126 Nathan 186
127 Stephen 181
128 Wesley 181
129 Vincent 177
130 Marvin 176
131 Manuel 174
132 Willard 172
133 Vernon 170
134 Willis 169
135 Dave 166
136 Morris 162
137 Jose 161
138 Wallace 161
139 Wilbur 161
140 Gerald 157
141 Rufus 157
142 Bennie 153
143 Bert 153
144 August 148
145 Rudolph 147
146 Gilbert 145
147 Curtis 144
148 Perry 142
149 Max 141
150 Steve 139
151 Franklin 137
152 Gordon 137
153 Mark 137
154 Nelson 135
155 Glen 134
156 Mckinley 133
157 Roland 133
158 Dennis 132
159 Mike 132
160 Sylvester 131
161 Johnie 130
162 Matthew 130
163 Calvin 128
164 Jess 128
165 Emil 127
166 Phillip 127
167 Marshall 126
168 Amos 125
169 Elbert 125
170 Felix 123
171 Arnold 122
172 Jake 121
173 Ellis 120
174 Gus 120
175 Emmett 119
176 Clayton 118
177 Irvin 118
178 Jimmie 118
179 Nathaniel 118
180 Adolph 117
181 Moses 117
182 Alonzo 116
183 Cornelius 116
184 Pete 116
185 Irving 115
186 Orville 112
187 Adam 111
188 Ollie 109
189 Jay 107
190 Douglas 107
191 Clifton 107
192 Claud 107
193 Aaron 104
194 Tony 101
195 Abraham 100
196 Bob 98
197 Jasper 97
198 Roscoe 96
199 Levi 95
200 Nicholas 95
201 Sherman 95
202 Edmund 94
203 Owen 93
204 Noah 92
205 Clinton 91
206 Ivan 90
207 Monroe 89
208 Wilson 89
209 Ervin 88
210 Bruce 86
211 Elijah 86
212 Reuben 86
213 Jerome 85
214 Wayne 85
215 Juan 84
216 Barney 83
217 Ross 83
218 Grant 82
219 Don 81
220 Laurence 81
221 Roger 81
222 Tommie 81
223 Wilfred 81
224 Grady 79
225 Harley 79
226 Julian 79
227 Preston 78
228 Leland 76
229 Timothy 76
230 Antonio 75
231 Clark 75
232 Karl 75
233 Mary 75
234 Mose 75
235 Ted 75
236 Simon 74
237 Alva 73
238 Dock 73
239 Solomon 72
240 Roosevelt 72
241 Cleveland 72
242 Johnny 72
243 Luke 70
244 Carroll 69
245 Troy 69
246 Harrison 69
247 Jeff 69
248 Silas 68
249 Millard 68
250 Fredrick 67

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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