Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1915

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1915. 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 1915, 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 47,576
2 William 38,564
3 James 33,774
4 Robert 28,737
5 Joseph 23,051
6 George 22,307
7 Charles 21,960
8 Edward 15,889
9 Frank 15,006
10 Thomas 11,490
11 Walter 11,255
12 Harold 10,444
13 Paul 10,328
14 Henry 10,138
15 Richard 9,143
16 Raymond 8,981
17 Albert 8,825
18 Arthur 8,564
19 Harry 8,470
20 Donald 7,115
21 Ralph 6,816
22 Carl 6,613
23 Louis 6,518
24 Clarence 6,267
25 Howard 6,103
26 Fred 5,778
27 Jack 5,748
28 Kenneth 5,681
29 Francis 5,594
30 Willie 5,434
31 David 5,394
32 Roy 5,052
33 Earl 4,908
34 Stanley 4,807
35 Ernest 4,787
36 Anthony 4,722
37 Lawrence 4,688
38 Joe 4,648
39 Samuel 4,351
40 Herbert 4,341
41 Eugene 4,321
42 Alfred 4,231
43 Michael 4,081
44 Leonard 3,993
45 Elmer 3,802
46 Andrew 3,573
47 Leo 3,527
48 Bernard 3,302
49 Peter 3,302
50 Norman 3,262
51 Russell 3,250
52 Frederick 3,159
53 Edwin 3,151
54 Chester 3,043
55 Daniel 3,002
56 Herman 2,983
57 Lester 2,943
58 Willard 2,889
59 Floyd 2,824
60 Melvin 2,780
61 Clifford 2,741
62 Lloyd 2,653
63 Clyde 2,518
64 Theodore 2,504
65 Vincent 2,491
66 Leroy 2,450
67 Ray 2,365
68 Sam 2,339
69 Philip 2,328
70 Lewis 2,307
71 Benjamin 2,241
72 Marvin 2,227
73 Milton 2,225
74 Victor 2,211
75 Charlie 2,193
76 Cecil 2,181
77 Jesse 2,111
78 Gerald 2,085
79 Martin 2,070
80 Vernon 2,060
81 Alvin 2,006
82 Leon 1,977
83 Woodrow 1,966
84 Lee 1,916
85 Edgar 1,895
86 Stephen 1,850
87 Glenn 1,842
88 Oscar 1,788
89 Everett 1,731
90 Gordon 1,717
91 Arnold 1,691
92 Wilbur 1,685
93 Morris 1,660
94 Sidney 1,615
95 Harvey 1,613
96 Claude 1,605
97 Wayne 1,517
98 Homer 1,487
99 Allen 1,458
100 Gilbert 1,452
101 Maurice 1,440
102 Max 1,434
103 Alexander 1,432
104 Nicholas 1,427
105 Warren 1,420
106 Leslie 1,409
107 Irving 1,385
108 Virgil 1,376
109 Julius 1,361
110 Steve 1,335
111 Hugh 1,318
112 Marion 1,295
113 Ben 1,263
114 Jessie 1,240
115 Luther 1,198
116 Hubert 1,195
117 Johnnie 1,168
118 Roland 1,137
119 Oliver 1,131
120 Eddie 1,124
121 Jacob 1,122
122 Horace 1,114
123 Glen 1,112
124 Roger 1,086
125 Dale 1,081
126 Wallace 1,079
127 Orville 1,076
128 Curtis 1,058
129 Mike 1,029
130 Tony 1,016
131 Alex 1,008
132 Franklin 1,001
133 Wesley 990
134 Manuel 976
135 Rudolph 974
136 Edmund 961
137 Willis 950
138 Emil 918
139 Nathan 916
140 Jerome 907
141 Otis 901
142 Tom 869
143 Earnest 824
144 Clifton 820
145 Guy 816
146 Ira 812
147 Jerry 801
148 Salvatore 800
149 Angelo 799
150 Matthew 798
151 Archie 794
152 Abraham 790
153 Otto 773
154 Wilson 767
155 Ronald 763
156 Don 747
157 Bill 746
158 Douglas 734
159 Lyle 719
160 Karl 715
161 Marshall 715
162 August 709
163 Sylvester 706
164 Patrick 705
165 Clayton 699
166 Calvin 694
167 Clinton 681
168 Irvin 681
169 Elbert 669
170 Jim 668
171 Bennie 663
172 Bruce 663
173 Ivan 662
174 Jose 659
175 Wilbert 651
176 Forrest 643
177 Nick 642
178 Adolph 637
179 Delbert 630
180 Phillip 628
181 Wilfred 626
182 Ellis 618
183 Jimmie 611
184 Nelson 606
185 Leland 597
186 Merle 595
187 Emmett 592
188 Rufus 588
189 Felix 583
190 Ervin 582
191 Julian 579
192 Dan 578
193 Jess 577
194 Adam 574
195 Alton 568
196 Isaac 568
197 Nathaniel 554
198 Aaron 553
199 Lonnie 546
200 Jay 537
201 Lowell 536
202 Bert 532
203 Pete 531
204 Elwood 529
205 Mark 529
206 Antonio 527
207 Carroll 527
208 Dominick 521
209 Dennis 514
210 Roscoe 505
211 Grady 497
212 Gene 493
213 Wendell 490
214 Percy 488
215 Myron 484
216 Owen 479
217 Grover 478
218 Perry 478
219 Amos 474
220 Dominic 469
221 Malcolm 464
222 Laurence 462
223 Byron 458
224 Johnie 456
225 Dean 453
226 Ross 451
227 Allan 441
228 Loyd 436
229 Harley 434
230 Mack 434
231 Reuben 431
232 Fredrick 426
233 Sherman 425
234 Austin 424
235 Erwin 423
236 Keith 422
237 Johnny 417
238 Troy 415
239 Charley 414
240 Millard 406
241 Ted 403
242 Eldon 401
243 Rex 401
244 Aubrey 394
245 Loren 392
246 Preston 388
247 Hyman 378
248 Cornelius 372
249 Will 362
250 Murray 361

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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