Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1906

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1906. 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 1906, 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 8,264
2 William 6,566
3 James 5,908
4 George 4,201
5 Robert 3,635
6 Charles 3,607
7 Joseph 3,527
8 Frank 2,798
9 Edward 2,398
10 Thomas 2,176
11 Henry 2,112
12 Walter 1,934
13 Willie 1,756
14 Harry 1,631
15 Arthur 1,486
16 Albert 1,469
17 Harold 1,330
18 Clarence 1,319
19 Paul 1,309
20 Fred 1,193
21 Raymond 1,133
22 Louis 1,101
23 Richard 1,084
24 Roy 1,024
25 Joe 1,020
26 Ralph 984
27 Carl 951
28 Ernest 943
29 Earl 912
30 Jack 880
31 David 878
32 Howard 803
33 Samuel 783
34 Charlie 744
35 Francis 737
36 Lawrence 717
37 Herbert 689
38 Theodore 688
39 Eugene 637
40 Alfred 632
41 Andrew 611
42 Elmer 598
43 Sam 552
44 Anthony 542
45 Kenneth 534
46 Michael 531
47 Leo 508
48 Daniel 506
49 Herman 502
50 Leonard 492
51 Donald 486
52 Lester 482
53 Russell 459
54 Floyd 458
55 Clyde 457
56 Stanley 455
57 Jesse 436
58 Lee 436
59 Peter 427
60 Ray 421
61 Chester 420
62 Leroy 420
63 Clifford 413
64 Oscar 412
65 Edwin 390
66 Eddie 377
67 Frederick 377
68 Cecil 368
69 Lewis 365
70 Lloyd 357
71 Benjamin 352
72 Harvey 351
73 Claude 346
74 Bernard 343
75 Martin 334
76 Norman 324
77 Jessie 323
78 Milton 303
79 Edgar 301
80 Tom 298
81 Everett 291
82 Ben 285
83 Melvin 285
84 Allen 282
85 Philip 280
86 Homer 267
87 Leon 263
88 Leslie 263
89 Luther 262
90 Jim 261
91 Johnnie 255
92 Will 253
93 Victor 249
94 Marvin 245
95 Alvin 239
96 Morris 226
97 Vernon 223
98 Glenn 217
99 Archie 216
100 Patrick 213
101 Sidney 209
102 Stephen 207
103 Virgil 207
104 Manuel 205
105 Alexander 204
106 Horace 202
107 Gilbert 199
108 Roosevelt 198
109 Maurice 197
110 Hugh 195
111 Vincent 193
112 Gerald 191
113 Julius 190
114 Jacob 187
115 Gordon 184
116 Otis 184
117 Earnest 183
118 Oliver 183
119 Marion 181
120 Willard 178
121 Curtis 177
122 Alex 176
123 Wilbur 175
124 Otto 173
125 Irving 170
126 Guy 168
127 Arnold 164
128 Isaac 163
129 Hubert 162
130 Wallace 162
131 Charley 157
132 Lonnie 156
133 Max 156
134 Rufus 156
135 Wesley 155
136 Jose 154
137 Ira 151
138 Ed 149
139 Nathan 148
140 Orville 148
141 Willis 148
142 Jerry 146
143 Nicholas 144
144 Warren 144
145 Johnie 141
146 Mike 141
147 Percy 141
148 Emil 139
149 Jimmie 139
150 Matthew 136
151 Bennie 133
152 Mack 132
153 Steve 131
154 Bill 128
155 Dan 128
156 Franklin 125
157 Roland 125
158 Rudolph 125
159 Sylvester 125
160 Calvin 123
161 Abraham 122
162 Edmund 122
163 Phillip 122
164 August 120
165 Glen 120
166 Amos 118
167 Wayne 116
168 Felix 112
169 Karl 108
170 Marshall 107
171 Alton 106
172 Bert 106
173 Clifton 105
174 Adam 105
175 Jerome 102
176 Julian 102
177 Ellis 101
178 Ervin 101
179 Nathaniel 101
180 Clayton 100
181 Clinton 100
182 Nelson 100
183 Douglas 99
184 Leland 99
185 Dave 98
186 Adolph 97
187 Perry 97
188 Aaron 96
189 Tony 96
190 Booker 95
191 Ollie 95
192 Cornelius 94
193 Emmett 94
194 Roger 94
195 Lyle 93
196 Roscoe 90
197 Delbert 89
198 Dennis 89
199 Ted 89
200 Irvin 88
201 Juan 88
202 Ross 88
203 Don 87
204 Jay 87
205 Alonzo 85
206 Claud 85
207 Elbert 85
208 Forrest 85
209 Gus 85
210 Mark 85
211 Wilbert 85
212 Johnny 84
213 Austin 83
214 Dewey 83
215 Jake 83
216 Simon 83
217 Owen 82
218 Laurence 81
219 Antonio 80
220 Pete 80
221 Ivan 80
222 Reuben 79
223 Tommie 79
224 Bruce 77
225 Mary 76
226 Ronald 76
227 Wilfred 75
228 Moses 73
229 Larry 72
230 Merle 72
231 Monroe 72
232 Barney 71
233 Sherman 71
234 Loyd 70
235 Bob 69
236 Wilson 68
237 Aubrey 67
238 Jess 67
239 Nick 67
240 Grady 66
241 Dale 66
242 Byron 65
243 Grover 65
244 Elijah 65
245 Erwin 65
246 Salvatore 64
247 Alva 64
248 Grant 64
249 Gene 63
250 Millard 62

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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