Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1903

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1903. 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 1903, 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 7,608
2 William 6,311
3 James 5,479
4 George 3,961
5 Charles 3,213
6 Joseph 3,121
7 Robert 3,044
8 Frank 2,644
9 Edward 2,268
10 Thomas 1,962
11 Henry 1,922
12 Walter 1,840
13 Harry 1,647
14 Willie 1,454
15 Arthur 1,435
16 Albert 1,337
17 Clarence 1,261
18 Fred 1,204
19 Paul 1,081
20 Harold 1,065
21 Raymond 1,051
22 Roy 975
23 Carl 910
24 Joe 895
25 Louis 889
26 Richard 863
27 Earl 837
28 Jack 831
29 Ralph 807
30 Ernest 764
31 Samuel 741
32 Charlie 739
33 David 716
34 Herbert 668
35 Francis 665
36 Theodore 663
37 Howard 636
38 Leo 636
39 Alfred 557
40 Elmer 556
41 Sam 552
42 Andrew 550
43 Lawrence 536
44 Eugene 478
45 Lee 477
46 Floyd 472
47 Michael 466
48 Herman 449
49 Leonard 448
50 Daniel 432
51 Oscar 427
52 Clyde 413
53 Lester 400
54 Anthony 399
55 Ray 397
56 Russell 390
57 Jesse 388
58 Peter 372
59 Stanley 361
60 Donald 359
61 Clifford 348
62 Edwin 347
63 Frederick 341
64 Leroy 340
65 Lewis 335
66 Cecil 332
67 Kenneth 330
68 Chester 327
69 Benjamin 324
70 Eddie 314
71 Claude 301
72 Lloyd 299
73 Tom 295
74 Harvey 293
75 Will 293
76 Leon 287
77 Martin 283
78 Jessie 280
79 Bernard 271
80 Luther 265
81 Ben 259
82 Edgar 259
83 Homer 257
84 Jim 257
85 Philip 250
86 Norman 238
87 Johnnie 237
88 Melvin 230
89 Leslie 227
90 Alvin 222
91 Allen 219
92 Milton 210
93 Oliver 210
94 Patrick 210
95 Everett 204
96 Stephen 200
97 Glenn 198
98 Roosevelt 196
99 Victor 196
100 Alexander 195
101 Hugh 193
102 Archie 192
103 Jacob 189
104 Marion 188
105 Guy 187
106 Marvin 185
107 Gerald 182
108 Maurice 182
109 Vernon 179
110 Morris 178
111 Horace 175
112 Julius 173
113 Virgil 173
114 Warren 173
115 Hubert 170
116 Vincent 170
117 Ed 168
118 Otis 168
119 Ira 167
120 Otto 166
121 Wilbur 165
122 Sidney 162
123 Willard 162
124 Wallace 157
125 Dan 155
126 Wesley 153
127 Manuel 151
128 Nathan 146
129 Lonnie 145
130 Bennie 144
131 Gordon 142
132 Jose 141
133 Dewey 140
134 Earnest 140
135 Alex 138
136 Curtis 138
137 Gilbert 138
138 Isaac 138
139 Arnold 134
140 Rufus 134
141 Willis 133
142 Bert 132
143 Mack 131
144 Bill 129
145 Emil 128
146 Jimmie 128
147 Steve 127
148 Charley 126
149 Irving 125
150 Orville 125
151 Percy 124
152 Glen 121
153 Rudolph 120
154 August 116
155 Franklin 116
156 Sylvester 114
157 Mike 113
158 Jerry 112
159 Ellis 110
160 Max 110
161 Clifton 110
162 Roland 107
163 Calvin 106
164 Clinton 106
165 Nathaniel 105
166 Edmund 102
167 Matthew 102
168 Douglas 100
169 Johnie 99
170 Emmett 97
171 Abraham 95
172 Elbert 95
173 Irvin 95
174 Marshall 94
175 Aaron 93
176 Felix 93
177 Jake 93
178 Jerome 93
179 Nelson 93
180 Cornelius 92
181 Phillip 92
182 Wayne 92
183 Adolph 91
184 Nicholas 90
185 Dave 88
186 Perry 88
187 Moses 86
188 Roger 86
189 Clayton 85
190 Alton 84
191 Amos 83
192 Owen 83
193 Adam 82
194 Jay 82
195 Jess 81
196 Mark 81
197 Booker 80
198 Ollie 79
199 Tommie 79
200 Tony 78
201 Claud 77
202 Laurence 77
203 Simon 77
204 Forrest 76
205 Preston 76
206 Dennis 75
207 Juan 75
208 Leland 75
209 Antonio 72
210 Gus 71
211 Ted 71
212 Ivan 70
213 Karl 70
214 Loyd 70
215 Sherman 70
216 Merle 69
217 Pete 69
218 Roscoe 69
219 Levi 68
220 Bruce 67
221 Monroe 67
222 Ross 67
223 Bob 66
224 Lyle 66
225 Grady 65
226 Harley 65
227 Reuben 65
228 Don 64
229 Wilfred 64
230 Mary 63
231 Wilson 63
232 Grant 61
233 Carroll 60
234 Byron 59
235 Fredrick 59
236 Johnny 59
237 Julian 59
238 Wilbert 59
239 Elijah 58
240 Mose 58
241 Ervin 58
242 Elwood 58
243 Abe 58
244 Jasper 57
245 Erwin 57
246 Millard 57
247 Larry 57
248 Alonzo 56
249 Dale 56
250 Aubrey 56

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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