Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1922

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1922. 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 1922, 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 57,280
2 Robert 53,793
3 William 51,112
4 James 49,802
5 Charles 28,841
6 George 27,350
7 Joseph 25,698
8 Edward 20,419
9 Richard 17,537
10 Frank 16,013
11 Thomas 15,263
12 Donald 14,914
13 Harold 13,593
14 Paul 12,924
15 Walter 12,632
16 Raymond 12,128
17 Henry 11,207
18 Jack 10,847
19 Arthur 10,115
20 Albert 9,896
21 Kenneth 9,257
22 Harry 9,078
23 Ralph 8,484
24 David 7,866
25 Eugene 7,849
26 Howard 7,296
27 Louis 7,095
28 Willie 6,904
29 Clarence 6,861
30 Carl 6,691
31 Earl 6,461
32 Roy 6,458
33 Fred 6,245
34 Francis 6,148
35 Joe 6,089
36 Lawrence 5,786
37 Ernest 5,503
38 Leonard 5,407
39 Anthony 5,092
40 Herbert 5,047
41 Stanley 5,045
42 Alfred 4,832
43 Samuel 4,600
44 Norman 4,527
45 Warren 4,483
46 Bernard 4,409
47 Daniel 4,284
48 Michael 3,990
49 Russell 3,966
50 Melvin 3,908
51 Leo 3,901
52 Edwin 3,828
53 Andrew 3,802
54 Elmer 3,738
55 Leroy 3,671
56 Marvin 3,580
57 Peter 3,545
58 Gerald 3,542
59 Lloyd 3,364
60 Frederick 3,353
61 Floyd 3,220
62 Theodore 3,217
63 Clifford 3,157
64 Chester 3,133
65 Ray 3,051
66 Herman 3,015
67 Clyde 3,007
68 Vernon 3,003
69 Lester 2,951
70 Philip 2,769
71 Vincent 2,710
72 Charlie 2,655
73 Alvin 2,598
74 Milton 2,556
75 Lewis 2,555
76 Gordon 2,527
77 Leon 2,520
78 Wayne 2,476
79 Glenn 2,425
80 Martin 2,403
81 Jesse 2,395
82 Benjamin 2,377
83 Lee 2,371
84 Sam 2,350
85 Cecil 2,336
86 Victor 2,322
87 Wallace 2,210
88 Harvey 2,208
89 Dale 2,041
90 Billy 2,029
91 Willard 2,017
92 Oscar 2,007
93 Edgar 1,923
94 Arnold 1,892
95 Allen 1,887
96 Roger 1,848
97 Claude 1,806
98 Everett 1,798
99 Virgil 1,790
100 Gilbert 1,748
101 Stephen 1,721
102 Wilbur 1,716
103 Maurice 1,696
104 Bill 1,675
105 Johnnie 1,646
106 Douglas 1,636
107 Marion 1,631
108 Homer 1,630
109 Morris 1,630
110 Sidney 1,618
111 Jessie 1,592
112 Eddie 1,589
113 Curtis 1,547
114 Leslie 1,544
115 Roland 1,539
116 Hubert 1,527
117 Max 1,518
118 Luther 1,477
119 Manuel 1,461
120 Hugh 1,442
121 Jerome 1,423
122 Nicholas 1,414
123 Glen 1,384
124 Irving 1,365
125 Alexander 1,359
126 Franklin 1,317
127 Wesley 1,287
128 Calvin 1,283
129 Julius 1,277
130 Steve 1,269
131 Jose 1,258
132 Horace 1,251
133 Willis 1,250
134 Oliver 1,214
135 Jerry 1,197
136 Don 1,183
137 Tony 1,146
138 Rudolph 1,145
139 Ben 1,120
140 Jimmie 1,117
141 Guy 1,116
142 Bruce 1,106
143 Earnest 1,089
144 Gene 1,089
145 Tom 1,084
146 Lyle 1,055
147 Ronald 1,042
148 Jacob 1,027
149 Junior 1,024
150 Archie 1,023
151 Orville 1,022
152 Patrick 1,019
153 Edmund 1,014
154 Salvatore 1,005
155 Alex 1,003
156 Otis 988
157 Keith 984
158 Dean 983
159 Matthew 983
160 Clayton 979
161 Angelo 978
162 Delbert 976
163 Mike 931
164 Phillip 920
165 Clinton 916
166 Bennie 915
167 Wilbert 902
168 Clifton 887
169 Jim 881
170 Johnny 863
171 Marshall 853
172 Merle 835
173 Emil 824
174 Dan 806
175 Nathaniel 800
176 Ira 792
177 Ervin 791
178 Nick 790
179 Bob 787
180 Jay 780
181 Julian 773
182 Forrest 772
183 Leland 768
184 Elbert 754
185 Nathan 749
186 Ivan 748
187 Alton 741
188 Rufus 737
189 Seymour 735
190 Isaac 720
191 Wilfred 720
192 Irvin 718
193 Dewey 714
194 Sylvester 707
195 Lonnie 704
196 Aaron 699
197 Lowell 698
198 Dennis 677
199 Mark 668
200 Antonio 665
201 Nelson 659
202 Felix 656
203 Pete 644
204 Grover 633
205 Owen 632
206 Murray 628
207 Norbert 628
208 Otto 628
209 Duane 625
210 Ellis 625
211 Woodrow 622
212 Juan 621
213 Mack 620
214 Billie 615
215 Perry 615
216 Rex 615
217 Bert 609
218 Johnie 608
219 Ted 606
220 Eldon 605
221 Wendell 600
222 Abraham 599
223 Byron 599
224 Percy 599
225 August 596
226 Allan 594
227 Elwood 593
228 Carroll 589
229 Loyd 582
230 Laurence 580
231 Emmett 578
232 Grady 577
233 Ross 576
234 Jesus 561
235 Myron 561
236 Wilson 560
237 Amos 558
238 Loren 557
239 Dominick 548
240 Malcolm 548
241 Adolph 545
242 Gerard 542
243 Sherman 540
244 Fredrick 539
245 Dominic 533
246 Karl 527
247 Harley 525
248 Boyd 508
249 Erwin 508
250 Roscoe 505

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.