Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1902

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1902. 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 1902, 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 7,907
2 William 6,616
3 James 5,592
4 George 4,223
5 Charles 3,361
6 Robert 3,180
7 Joseph 3,098
8 Frank 2,756
9 Edward 2,294
10 Henry 2,154
11 Thomas 2,134
12 Walter 1,858
13 Harry 1,750
14 Willie 1,565
15 Arthur 1,486
16 Albert 1,375
17 Clarence 1,292
18 Fred 1,286
19 Harold 1,077
20 Paul 1,067
21 Raymond 1,064
22 Roy 1,002
23 Joe 955
24 Carl 952
25 Louis 912
26 Richard 908
27 Earl 877
28 Ralph 866
29 Ernest 790
30 Charlie 761
31 David 761
32 Jack 743
33 Samuel 702
34 Theodore 642
35 Howard 632
36 Herbert 615
37 Lawrence 598
38 Francis 597
39 Alfred 590
40 Elmer 574
41 Sam 559
42 Andrew 558
43 Leo 551
44 Eugene 524
45 Daniel 501
46 Lee 475
47 Floyd 471
48 Michael 460
49 Herman 457
50 Jesse 437
51 Peter 433
52 Leonard 426
53 Russell 422
54 Anthony 420
55 Oscar 397
56 Edwin 393
57 Ray 391
58 Lester 385
59 Lewis 385
60 Clyde 382
61 Benjamin 374
62 Leroy 370
63 Donald 366
64 Will 359
65 Cecil 354
66 Eddie 353
67 Lloyd 344
68 Claude 336
69 Stanley 334
70 Frederick 330
71 Clifford 326
72 Martin 325
73 Jessie 323
74 Chester 321
75 Tom 312
76 Edgar 307
77 Jim 300
78 Kenneth 275
79 Ben 273
80 Homer 269
81 Luther 266
82 Harvey 264
83 Bernard 259
84 Norman 256
85 Leslie 251
86 Leon 248
87 Melvin 248
88 Everett 238
89 Allen 227
90 Philip 226
91 Johnnie 221
92 Hugh 217
93 Alexander 216
94 Stephen 210
95 Jacob 207
96 Milton 207
97 Victor 205
98 Patrick 203
99 Alvin 201
100 Horace 199
101 Otto 192
102 Maurice 187
103 Archie 186
104 Guy 186
105 Marvin 186
106 Glenn 185
107 Oliver 181
108 Marion 176
109 Ed 175
110 Sidney 175
111 Vernon 175
112 Otis 169
113 Charley 168
114 Percy 167
115 Gilbert 166
116 Roosevelt 166
117 Hubert 165
118 Willard 164
119 Virgil 163
120 Wilbur 163
121 Earnest 159
122 Julius 159
123 Wallace 157
124 Ira 156
125 Alex 154
126 Rufus 152
127 Gerald 151
128 Morris 150
129 Warren 149
130 Jerry 148
131 Vincent 148
132 Mack 147
133 Wesley 145
134 Willis 144
135 Isaac 143
136 Nathan 143
137 Bill 138
138 Lonnie 138
139 Dewey 136
140 Emil 136
141 Sylvester 135
142 Max 133
143 Bert 130
144 Calvin 130
145 Curtis 129
146 Jose 125
147 Bennie 124
148 Dan 124
149 Glen 123
150 Jimmie 123
151 Rudolph 119
152 Manuel 118
153 Roland 115
154 Felix 114
155 Johnie 113
156 Clifton 112
157 Dave 112
158 Ellis 112
159 Nicholas 112
160 Ollie 110
161 Gordon 109
162 August 108
163 Elbert 108
164 Orville 108
165 Perry 108
166 Arnold 107
167 Mark 104
168 Matthew 104
169 Edmund 104
170 Irving 104
171 Jake 102
172 Adam 99
173 Mike 99
174 Emmett 98
175 Clayton 97
176 Franklin 97
177 Antonio 96
178 Cornelius 96
179 Amos 95
180 Marshall 94
181 Clinton 92
182 Steve 92
183 Forrest 91
184 Irvin 91
185 Roscoe 90
186 Ross 90
187 Wayne 90
188 Jay 89
189 Nathaniel 88
190 Adolph 87
191 Phillip 87
192 Ted 87
193 Jess 86
194 Dennis 85
195 Gus 85
196 Harley 83
197 Abraham 82
198 Reuben 82
199 Alonzo 81
200 Don 79
201 Aaron 78
202 Nelson 78
203 Sherman 78
204 Claud 76
205 Douglas 76
206 Ervin 76
207 Pete 75
208 Tony 74
209 Moses 73
210 Roger 73
211 Laurence 71
212 Ivan 71
213 Grady 70
214 Johnny 70
215 Noah 69
216 Wilson 69
217 Jerome 68
218 Juan 68
219 Jasper 67
220 Tommie 67
221 Elijah 66
222 Solomon 66
223 Karl 65
224 Austin 64
225 Bob 64
226 Dale 63
227 Owen 63
228 Wilfred 63
229 Julian 62
230 Preston 62
231 Timothy 62
232 Booker 61
233 Loyd 61
234 Alva 60
235 Bruce 60
236 Louie 60
237 Millard 60
238 Forest 59
239 Monroe 59
240 Mose 59
241 Troy 59
242 Leland 58
243 Simon 58
244 Merle 58
245 Emory 58
246 Mckinley 58
247 Wiley 57
248 Mary 56
249 Allan 56
250 Levi 55

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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