Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1918

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1918. 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 1918, 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 56,559
2 William 45,290
3 James 42,117
4 Robert 40,619
5 Charles 26,921
6 George 26,318
7 Joseph 26,262
8 Edward 19,489
9 Frank 17,018
10 Thomas 13,910
11 Walter 13,338
12 Richard 12,323
13 Harold 12,185
14 Paul 11,755
15 Raymond 11,604
16 Henry 11,354
17 Arthur 10,105
18 Donald 9,973
19 Albert 9,935
20 Harry 9,896
21 Jack 8,342
22 Ralph 8,161
23 Clarence 7,188
24 Louis 7,082
25 Carl 7,003
26 Howard 6,928
27 Kenneth 6,809
28 David 6,627
29 Willie 6,537
30 Francis 6,347
31 Earl 6,322
32 Roy 6,211
33 Fred 6,182
34 Joe 5,804
35 Eugene 5,632
36 Stanley 5,618
37 Ernest 5,527
38 Lawrence 5,372
39 Anthony 5,168
40 Herbert 5,128
41 Leonard 4,980
42 Alfred 4,873
43 Samuel 4,772
44 Elmer 4,373
45 Michael 4,296
46 Andrew 4,139
47 Bernard 4,098
48 Leo 4,036
49 Norman 3,867
50 Russell 3,833
51 Lloyd 3,742
52 Daniel 3,726
53 Peter 3,711
54 Chester 3,692
55 Edwin 3,487
56 Melvin 3,469
57 Leroy 3,422
58 Woodrow 3,358
59 Frederick 3,350
60 Clifford 3,299
61 Floyd 3,235
62 Lester 3,229
63 Victor 3,183
64 Theodore 3,143
65 Herman 3,041
66 Vernon 2,971
67 Clyde 2,917
68 Marvin 2,829
69 Ray 2,763
70 Charlie 2,743
71 Philip 2,733
72 Gerald 2,712
73 Vincent 2,621
74 Lewis 2,593
75 Sam 2,505
76 Milton 2,454
77 Leon 2,442
78 Jesse 2,433
79 Benjamin 2,431
80 Alvin 2,409
81 Martin 2,403
82 Cecil 2,328
83 Willard 2,311
84 Glenn 2,253
85 Gordon 2,233
86 Lee 2,159
87 Oscar 2,113
88 Harvey 2,112
89 Edgar 2,085
90 Warren 1,990
91 Wayne 1,912
92 Arnold 1,910
93 Everett 1,891
94 Sidney 1,879
95 Claude 1,878
96 Stephen 1,843
97 Wilbur 1,800
98 Allen 1,779
99 Virgil 1,707
100 Homer 1,680
101 Morris 1,679
102 Leslie 1,644
103 Maurice 1,636
104 Alexander 1,591
105 Gilbert 1,576
106 Max 1,536
107 Marion 1,535
108 Irving 1,533
109 Steve 1,523
110 Johnnie 1,521
111 Dale 1,491
112 Hugh 1,489
113 Nicholas 1,488
114 Hubert 1,454
115 Douglas 1,432
116 Roger 1,426
117 Eddie 1,423
118 Julius 1,416
119 Luther 1,416
120 Jessie 1,412
121 Roland 1,385
122 Wilson 1,381
123 Curtis 1,335
124 Wallace 1,334
125 Glen 1,318
126 Manuel 1,312
127 Mike 1,287
128 Ben 1,276
129 Franklin 1,275
130 Oliver 1,248
131 Alex 1,207
132 Horace 1,199
133 Jacob 1,198
134 Orville 1,188
135 Tony 1,163
136 Jerome 1,146
137 Wesley 1,145
138 Archie 1,110
139 Tom 1,104
140 Edmund 1,099
141 Willis 1,091
142 Earnest 1,081
143 Bill 1,038
144 Guy 999
145 Lyle 993
146 Bruce 988
147 Jerry 986
148 Matthew 963
149 Rudolph 962
150 Nathan 945
151 Otis 936
152 Clifton 934
153 Don 931
154 Emil 912
155 Salvatore 908
156 Marshall 878
157 Clayton 877
158 Calvin 874
159 Jimmie 874
160 Jose 871
161 Patrick 871
162 Angelo 864
163 Ira 862
164 Delbert 833
165 Jim 827
166 Clinton 822
167 Bennie 819
168 Ervin 806
169 Irvin 798
170 Merle 795
171 Wilbert 790
172 Sylvester 766
173 Nick 761
174 Abraham 757
175 Forrest 757
176 Ronald 751
177 Ivan 749
178 Felix 746
179 Wilfred 731
180 Phillip 730
181 Otto 728
182 Julian 724
183 Rufus 721
184 Dan 710
185 Jay 706
186 Bert 698
187 Leland 691
188 Grover 673
189 Dean 668
190 Nelson 664
191 Elbert 663
192 Gene 662
193 Nathaniel 661
194 Isaac 658
195 Lonnie 658
196 Aaron 656
197 Adam 653
198 Billy 645
199 Johnny 644
200 Alton 642
201 Pete 638
202 Adolph 637
203 Dennis 637
204 Johnie 633
205 Mark 627
206 Ellis 624
207 August 618
208 Myron 609
209 Karl 600
210 Dominick 594
211 Emmett 591
212 Owen 591
213 Antonio 589
214 Keith 580
215 Elwood 572
216 Grady 569
217 Ross 569
218 Loyd 567
219 Percy 567
220 Ted 564
221 Roscoe 561
222 Laurence 557
223 Dewey 556
224 Mack 556
225 Lowell 555
226 Perry 553
227 Dominic 552
228 Loren 524
229 Amos 523
230 Eldon 523
231 Carroll 521
232 Wendell 519
233 Erwin 512
234 Seymour 511
235 Rex 510
236 Malcolm 508
237 Byron 505
238 Fredrick 503
239 Sherman 503
240 Harley 491
241 Norbert 484
242 Austin 483
243 Quentin 480
244 Allan 477
245 Bob 477
246 Murray 477
247 Charley 462
248 Troy 454
249 Reuben 453
250 Cornelius 453

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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