Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1916

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1916. 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 1916, 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 50,043
2 William 40,418
3 James 35,569
4 Robert 31,741
5 Joseph 23,883
6 Charles 23,612
7 George 23,381
8 Edward 17,005
9 Frank 15,291
10 Thomas 11,998
11 Walter 11,760
12 Paul 10,790
13 Harold 10,698
14 Henry 10,656
15 Richard 10,134
16 Raymond 9,566
17 Albert 9,044
18 Arthur 8,921
19 Harry 8,476
20 Donald 7,737
21 Ralph 7,086
22 Louis 6,817
23 Carl 6,786
24 Clarence 6,304
25 Howard 6,171
26 Jack 6,162
27 Kenneth 6,012
28 David 5,813
29 Fred 5,745
30 Willie 5,660
31 Francis 5,652
32 Earl 5,553
33 Roy 5,327
34 Stanley 5,130
35 Joe 4,911
36 Ernest 4,823
37 Anthony 4,749
38 Lawrence 4,742
39 Eugene 4,646
40 Herbert 4,463
41 Samuel 4,399
42 Leonard 4,328
43 Alfred 4,278
44 Michael 4,210
45 Elmer 3,936
46 Andrew 3,723
47 Leo 3,621
48 Norman 3,609
49 Bernard 3,476
50 Peter 3,370
51 Russell 3,330
52 Frederick 3,325
53 Edwin 3,299
54 Chester 3,212
55 Daniel 3,149
56 Herman 3,043
57 Melvin 2,984
58 Lloyd 2,926
59 Lester 2,907
60 Floyd 2,783
61 Clifford 2,767
62 Clyde 2,707
63 Leroy 2,699
64 Woodrow 2,668
65 Theodore 2,641
66 Marvin 2,529
67 Vincent 2,500
68 Charlie 2,416
69 Willard 2,413
70 Philip 2,409
71 Lewis 2,374
72 Milton 2,345
73 Ray 2,334
74 Sam 2,313
75 Vernon 2,288
76 Gerald 2,260
77 Jesse 2,230
78 Victor 2,215
79 Benjamin 2,186
80 Cecil 2,181
81 Martin 2,122
82 Alvin 2,093
83 Lee 2,016
84 Glenn 1,970
85 Leon 1,954
86 Oscar 1,916
87 Stephen 1,877
88 Edgar 1,874
89 Arnold 1,858
90 Gordon 1,792
91 Everett 1,764
92 Harvey 1,763
93 Claude 1,733
94 Wilbur 1,680
95 Sidney 1,659
96 Hugh 1,619
97 Morris 1,618
98 Wayne 1,587
99 Alexander 1,584
100 Maurice 1,584
101 Allen 1,572
102 Warren 1,549
103 Homer 1,506
104 Virgil 1,496
105 Max 1,493
106 Gilbert 1,441
107 Nicholas 1,419
108 Steve 1,399
109 Irving 1,373
110 Marion 1,357
111 Julius 1,355
112 Leslie 1,355
113 Hubert 1,351
114 Eddie 1,311
115 Johnnie 1,306
116 Luther 1,287
117 Jessie 1,269
118 Roland 1,201
119 Ben 1,191
120 Curtis 1,174
121 Dale 1,161
122 Glen 1,156
123 Jacob 1,132
124 Wallace 1,126
125 Mike 1,114
126 Horace 1,106
127 Oliver 1,103
128 Alex 1,094
129 Roger 1,087
130 Franklin 1,073
131 Orville 1,063
132 Tony 1,054
133 Manuel 1,049
134 Edmund 1,032
135 Wesley 1,026
136 Willis 990
137 Rudolph 988
138 Jerome 985
139 Emil 970
140 Tom 970
141 Wilson 912
142 Otis 908
143 Nathan 904
144 Guy 903
145 Jerry 885
146 Angelo 864
147 Bill 854
148 Matthew 825
149 Ira 820
150 Salvatore 819
151 Douglas 815
152 Archie 806
153 Lyle 806
154 Patrick 802
155 Earnest 780
156 Clifton 771
157 Calvin 766
158 Abraham 753
159 Clayton 753
160 Don 744
161 Delbert 743
162 Bruce 740
163 Marshall 739
164 Irvin 724
165 Ivan 723
166 Phillip 723
167 Ronald 723
168 Wilfred 723
169 Bennie 720
170 Otto 719
171 Wilbert 716
172 Sylvester 715
173 Ervin 692
174 Felix 692
175 Jose 686
176 Karl 685
177 Jim 684
178 August 676
179 Jimmie 667
180 Clinton 662
181 Elbert 662
182 Nick 656
183 Forrest 652
184 Jay 640
185 Adolph 633
186 Isaac 629
187 Julian 625
188 Nelson 619
189 Adam 609
190 Alton 604
191 Merle 604
192 Dan 594
193 Grover 591
194 Nathaniel 590
195 Aaron 583
196 Pete 582
197 Rufus 577
198 Leland 571
199 Mark 571
200 Ellis 570
201 Dominick 567
202 Lonnie 567
203 Bert 556
204 Antonio 551
205 Carroll 541
206 Dennis 532
207 Dominic 530
208 Lowell 529
209 Grady 527
210 Elwood 526
211 Percy 524
212 Gene 517
213 Wendell 515
214 Myron 514
215 Dean 504
216 Emmett 500
217 Roscoe 494
218 Johnie 493
219 Owen 488
220 Mack 485
221 Jess 485
222 Erwin 484
223 Amos 478
224 Keith 476
225 Malcolm 476
226 Byron 471
227 Laurence 470
228 Loyd 467
229 Sherman 463
230 Charley 461
231 Rex 461
232 Johnny 458
233 Ross 457
234 Harley 454
235 Ted 453
236 Allan 446
237 Troy 442
238 Austin 441
239 Reuben 441
240 Perry 439
241 Fredrick 437
242 Norbert 436
243 Loren 434
244 Murray 434
245 Aubrey 429
246 Eldon 424
247 Preston 418
248 Cornelius 402
249 Millard 398
250 Dwight 397

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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