Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1905

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1905. 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 1905, 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 8,059
2 William 6,495
3 James 6,042
4 George 4,256
5 Charles 3,608
6 Robert 3,410
7 Joseph 3,302
8 Frank 2,837
9 Edward 2,366
10 Thomas 2,135
11 Henry 2,126
12 Walter 1,902
13 Willie 1,782
14 Harry 1,619
15 Albert 1,532
16 Arthur 1,505
17 Clarence 1,377
18 Fred 1,284
19 Paul 1,262
20 Harold 1,258
21 Raymond 1,159
22 Richard 1,033
23 Joe 1,024
24 Roy 1,016
25 Louis 981
26 Carl 959
27 Ralph 938
28 Jack 907
29 Earl 904
30 Samuel 856
31 Ernest 845
32 David 838
33 Theodore 834
34 Charlie 801
35 Howard 735
36 Francis 685
37 Herbert 681
38 Lawrence 669
39 Andrew 620
40 Sam 620
41 Elmer 602
42 Eugene 593
43 Alfred 591
44 Floyd 523
45 Michael 513
46 Leo 512
47 Leonard 495
48 Anthony 490
49 Lee 486
50 Daniel 484
51 Herman 475
52 Clyde 474
53 Kenneth 474
54 Jesse 443
55 Leroy 441
56 Oscar 436
57 Lester 432
58 Russell 432
59 Donald 426
60 Ray 424
61 Clifford 420
62 Peter 409
63 Claude 399
64 Chester 388
65 Lewis 384
66 Stanley 384
67 Frederick 381
68 Benjamin 379
69 Lloyd 369
70 Edwin 357
71 Norman 350
72 Cecil 347
73 Eddie 346
74 Jessie 338
75 Martin 332
76 Homer 318
77 Tom 317
78 Edgar 315
79 Luther 308
80 Milton 299
81 Johnnie 297
82 Bernard 292
83 Melvin 291
84 Ben 290
85 Harvey 286
86 Will 286
87 Leon 274
88 Allen 272
89 Everett 270
90 Victor 268
91 Roosevelt 264
92 Alvin 258
93 Stephen 246
94 Leslie 237
95 Jim 236
96 Philip 234
97 Virgil 226
98 Jacob 220
99 Otis 216
100 Marvin 215
101 Horace 212
102 Oliver 211
103 Alexander 210
104 Vernon 208
105 Guy 203
106 Maurice 202
107 Hugh 200
108 Jose 200
109 Sidney 196
110 Patrick 193
111 Ed 190
112 Julius 190
113 Gerald 189
114 Glenn 189
115 Morris 188
116 Archie 184
117 Gilbert 183
118 Curtis 182
119 Willard 180
120 Lonnie 179
121 Jerry 177
122 Vincent 176
123 Wesley 174
124 Earnest 172
125 Otto 172
126 Warren 172
127 Marion 170
128 Ira 169
129 Percy 169
130 Charley 168
131 Nathan 168
132 Wilbur 167
133 Alex 166
134 Gordon 165
135 Alton 164
136 Hubert 163
137 Wallace 162
138 Manuel 157
139 Rufus 157
140 Dan 152
141 Mack 151
142 Irving 148
143 Johnie 148
144 Bill 147
145 Isaac 147
146 Arnold 144
147 Roland 143
148 Calvin 141
149 Max 140
150 Dave 137
151 Bennie 136
152 Jimmie 136
153 Willis 136
154 Bert 134
155 Elbert 132
156 Rudolph 132
157 Emmett 128
158 Glen 128
159 Phillip 127
160 Nelson 126
161 Steve 126
162 Sylvester 126
163 Orville 125
164 Emil 122
165 Clifton 121
166 Marshall 119
167 Mike 117
168 Nathaniel 117
169 Felix 115
170 Ted 115
171 Abraham 112
172 Ervin 112
173 Nicholas 112
174 Clayton 110
175 August 109
176 Edmund 108
177 Matthew 107
178 Wayne 107
179 Dennis 106
180 Perry 104
181 Ellis 103
182 Amos 102
183 Adam 101
184 Dewey 99
185 Ollie 99
186 Clinton 98
187 Franklin 98
188 Aaron 96
189 Mark 94
190 Alonzo 93
191 Booker 93
192 Juan 93
193 Jake 92
194 Jay 92
195 Claud 90
196 Owen 89
197 Reuben 88
198 Irvin 87
199 Jerome 87
200 Roscoe 87
201 Adolph 86
202 Cornelius 86
203 Pete 86
204 Tony 86
205 Bruce 85
206 Don 85
207 Douglas 85
208 Jess 85
209 Ivan 83
210 Johnny 83
211 Preston 82
212 Elijah 81
213 Jasper 80
214 Simon 80
215 Monroe 79
216 Julian 78
217 Moses 78
218 Laurence 77
219 Austin 76
220 Gus 76
221 Forrest 75
222 Wilfred 75
223 Ross 74
224 Wilson 73
225 Timothy 73
226 Roger 73
227 Antonio 73
228 Delbert 72
229 Larry 72
230 Sherman 72
231 Carroll 72
232 Louie 71
233 Wilbert 71
234 Barney 70
235 Grady 70
236 Aubrey 69
237 Emanuel 69
238 Harley 69
239 Mary 68
240 Leland 66
241 Abe 65
242 Dale 65
243 Karl 65
244 Malcolm 65
245 Wade 64
246 Grant 63
247 Levi 63
248 Jeff 62
249 Lyle 61
250 Tommie 61

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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