Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1914

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1914. 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 1914, 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 37,948
2 William 29,753
3 James 26,263
4 Robert 21,188
5 Joseph 18,829
6 George 17,602
7 Charles 16,937
8 Edward 12,319
9 Frank 12,002
10 Walter 8,962
11 Thomas 8,850
12 Henry 8,110
13 Paul 7,733
14 Harold 7,563
15 Albert 6,942
16 Raymond 6,821
17 Richard 6,669
18 Arthur 6,641
19 Harry 6,588
20 Louis 5,495
21 Ralph 5,009
22 Clarence 4,909
23 Donald 4,835
24 Carl 4,807
25 Willie 4,709
26 Howard 4,490
27 Jack 4,486
28 Fred 4,441
29 David 4,251
30 Kenneth 4,178
31 Francis 3,901
32 Roy 3,852
33 Earl 3,842
34 Joe 3,712
35 Samuel 3,704
36 Lawrence 3,703
37 Anthony 3,695
38 Ernest 3,632
39 Stanley 3,559
40 Michael 3,362
41 Alfred 3,347
42 Herbert 3,253
43 Eugene 3,211
44 Andrew 2,965
45 Leonard 2,923
46 Elmer 2,878
47 Leo 2,655
48 Peter 2,624
49 Russell 2,568
50 Bernard 2,436
51 Herman 2,430
52 Frederick 2,415
53 Edwin 2,386
54 Norman 2,335
55 Daniel 2,325
56 Chester 2,289
57 Lester 2,164
58 Floyd 2,090
59 Melvin 2,064
60 Leroy 2,004
61 Vincent 1,962
62 Clifford 1,960
63 Clyde 1,954
64 Theodore 1,929
65 Charlie 1,906
66 Lloyd 1,884
67 Sam 1,880
68 Philip 1,870
69 Milton 1,834
70 Benjamin 1,823
71 Woodrow 1,785
72 Lewis 1,767
73 Martin 1,676
74 Ray 1,657
75 Marvin 1,627
76 Victor 1,559
77 Oscar 1,553
78 Alvin 1,532
79 Cecil 1,530
80 Stephen 1,486
81 Gerald 1,468
82 Jesse 1,457
83 Vernon 1,455
84 Lee 1,451
85 Leon 1,414
86 Morris 1,365
87 Edgar 1,361
88 Gordon 1,355
89 Sidney 1,337
90 Everett 1,336
91 Glenn 1,327
92 Willard 1,302
93 Claude 1,284
94 Maurice 1,256
95 Harvey 1,250
96 Wilbur 1,248
97 Arnold 1,174
98 Alexander 1,169
99 Max 1,159
100 Irving 1,156
101 Homer 1,152
102 Nicholas 1,151
103 Leslie 1,076
104 Gilbert 1,060
105 Allen 1,049
106 Julius 1,049
107 Virgil 1,048
108 Warren 1,033
109 Eddie 1,010
110 Ben 1,005
111 Wayne 1,001
112 Steve 998
113 Jacob 997
114 Luther 991
115 Marion 982
116 Hugh 967
117 Jessie 949
118 Hubert 932
119 Johnnie 929
120 Curtis 915
121 Roland 882
122 Oliver 861
123 Glen 853
124 Nathan 848
125 Horace 840
126 Roger 816
127 Wallace 810
128 Manuel 794
129 Mike 794
130 Edmund 792
131 Alex 789
132 Wesley 789
133 Orville 787
134 Franklin 770
135 Willis 743
136 Jerome 737
137 Tom 735
138 Tony 733
139 Rudolph 732
140 Otis 709
141 Abraham 700
142 Dale 691
143 Emil 684
144 Jerry 649
145 Archie 648
146 Angelo 643
147 Earnest 638
148 Salvatore 635
149 Patrick 633
150 Clifton 616
151 Matthew 613
152 Ira 605
153 Wilson 605
154 Bennie 598
155 Otto 598
156 Guy 580
157 Clinton 566
158 Clayton 563
159 Bill 559
160 Jose 552
161 Karl 548
162 Wilbert 545
163 Ronald 541
164 Sylvester 538
165 Phillip 537
166 August 533
167 Marshall 533
168 Calvin 531
169 Bruce 530
170 Jimmie 530
171 Nelson 527
172 Felix 526
173 Don 521
174 Jim 513
175 Douglas 502
176 Forrest 501
177 Isaac 496
178 Lyle 495
179 Rufus 495
180 Ervin 494
181 Irvin 491
182 Adam 489
183 Aaron 485
184 Delbert 472
185 Nathaniel 470
186 Lonnie 468
187 Wilfred 463
188 Elbert 450
189 Julian 449
190 Percy 449
191 Bert 448
192 Dan 447
193 Ivan 439
194 Pete 432
195 Ellis 426
196 Nick 425
197 Dominick 424
198 Alton 419
199 Adolph 418
200 Grover 416
201 Merle 415
202 Leland 413
203 Grady 408
204 Emmett 406
205 Johnie 405
206 Kermit 401
207 Byron 395
208 Antonio 391
209 Lowell 390
210 Mark 386
211 Carroll 382
212 Dennis 382
213 Jay 379
214 Laurence 379
215 Elwood 373
216 Reuben 372
217 Amos 367
218 Myron 366
219 Dominic 362
220 Mack 361
221 Roscoe 361
222 Erwin 360
223 Ross 360
224 Charley 359
225 Owen 356
226 Gene 352
227 Wendell 350
228 Fredrick 345
229 Murray 339
230 Perry 338
231 Dean 337
232 Hyman 336
233 Rex 334
234 Johnny 331
235 Harley 322
236 Austin 320
237 Sherman 320
238 Preston 319
239 Will 319
240 Malcolm 317
241 Aubrey 313
242 Loyd 312
243 Ted 309
244 Allan 307
245 Troy 307
246 Jasper 306
247 Juan 299
248 Solomon 297
249 Tommie 296
250 Eldon 295

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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