Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1923

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1923. 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 1923, 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 57,469
2 Robert 56,115
3 William 52,137
4 James 50,464
5 Charles 28,962
6 George 27,023
7 Joseph 25,562
8 Edward 20,597
9 Richard 18,886
10 Donald 16,433
11 Frank 15,905
12 Thomas 15,884
13 Harold 13,875
14 Paul 13,362
15 Raymond 12,462
16 Walter 12,432
17 Jack 11,191
18 Henry 11,067
19 Arthur 9,923
20 Albert 9,825
21 Kenneth 9,734
22 Harry 9,262
23 Ralph 8,630
24 David 8,230
25 Eugene 7,947
26 Howard 7,158
27 Louis 7,076
28 Carl 6,871
29 Clarence 6,801
30 Willie 6,664
31 Earl 6,339
32 Roy 6,317
33 Fred 6,314
34 Francis 6,087
35 Joe 6,004
36 Lawrence 5,913
37 Leonard 5,486
38 Ernest 5,372
39 Anthony 5,120
40 Herbert 5,072
41 Stanley 5,035
42 Alfred 5,005
43 Warren 4,821
44 Norman 4,706
45 Samuel 4,579
46 Bernard 4,376
47 Daniel 4,264
48 Melvin 4,012
49 Leo 3,974
50 Michael 3,915
51 Marvin 3,810
52 Russell 3,805
53 Andrew 3,748
54 Gerald 3,694
55 Leroy 3,686
56 Edwin 3,651
57 Elmer 3,630
58 Peter 3,409
59 Lloyd 3,387
60 Frederick 3,279
61 Ray 3,161
62 Theodore 3,157
63 Chester 3,150
64 Floyd 3,144
65 Clifford 3,106
66 Herman 2,961
67 Vernon 2,957
68 Clyde 2,854
69 Wallace 2,804
70 Philip 2,783
71 Lester 2,765
72 Vincent 2,719
73 Alvin 2,646
74 Lewis 2,618
75 Wayne 2,597
76 Gordon 2,576
77 Leon 2,528
78 Billy 2,488
79 Charlie 2,471
80 Martin 2,459
81 Milton 2,446
82 Calvin 2,410
83 Jesse 2,387
84 Glenn 2,370
85 Lee 2,358
86 Benjamin 2,317
87 Cecil 2,255
88 Victor 2,226
89 Sam 2,204
90 Dale 2,173
91 Harvey 2,115
92 Willard 1,945
93 Arnold 1,927
94 Edgar 1,897
95 Roger 1,889
96 Oscar 1,880
97 Allen 1,875
98 Bill 1,833
99 Everett 1,745
100 Virgil 1,713
101 Maurice 1,711
102 Gilbert 1,704
103 Claude 1,694
104 Roland 1,678
105 Wilbur 1,672
106 Marion 1,669
107 Johnnie 1,653
108 Douglas 1,614
109 Stephen 1,605
110 Eddie 1,597
111 Morris 1,558
112 Leslie 1,553
113 Homer 1,545
114 Manuel 1,545
115 Sidney 1,543
116 Curtis 1,538
117 Hubert 1,533
118 Jerome 1,487
119 Jessie 1,483
120 Nicholas 1,468
121 Glen 1,450
122 Max 1,440
123 Hugh 1,411
124 Irving 1,384
125 Wesley 1,379
126 Luther 1,333
127 Jose 1,325
128 Rudolph 1,303
129 Alexander 1,293
130 Don 1,293
131 Jerry 1,276
132 Franklin 1,264
133 Steve 1,255
134 Horace 1,242
135 Bruce 1,224
136 Oliver 1,221
137 Julius 1,187
138 Willis 1,183
139 Junior 1,172
140 Gene 1,170
141 Jimmie 1,162
142 Ronald 1,148
143 Edmund 1,145
144 Tom 1,131
145 Keith 1,104
146 Earnest 1,063
147 Patrick 1,055
148 Ben 1,049
149 Guy 1,043
150 Tony 1,026
151 Salvatore 1,017
152 Orville 1,012
153 Dean 1,011
154 Lyle 1,011
155 Mike 1,006
156 Delbert 997
157 Angelo 990
158 Clayton 989
159 Johnny 976
160 Jacob 975
161 Alex 940
162 Archie 939
163 Matthew 935
164 Bob 916
165 Otis 904
166 Clifton 900
167 Jim 868
168 Clinton 866
169 Wilbert 847
170 Phillip 844
171 Ira 831
172 Jay 830
173 Irvin 817
174 Leland 807
175 Emil 798
176 Ivan 791
177 Ervin 788
178 Marshall 781
179 Wilfred 779
180 Merle 775
181 Dennis 773
182 Bennie 772
183 Elbert 772
184 Billie 770
185 Dewey 762
186 Forrest 758
187 Nathan 739
188 Dan 730
189 Antonio 729
190 Sylvester 727
191 Duane 725
192 Seymour 723
193 Nathaniel 721
194 Lowell 710
195 Nelson 704
196 Carroll 700
197 Isaac 698
198 Nick 690
199 Rufus 678
200 Alton 676
201 Julian 674
202 Lonnie 670
203 Mark 659
204 Ellis 657
205 Juan 645
206 Felix 638
207 Malcolm 623
208 Pete 623
209 Aaron 618
210 Wendell 617
211 Jesus 606
212 Loyd 606
213 Myron 603
214 Norbert 602
215 Johnie 600
216 Allan 598
217 Grady 595
218 Ted 592
219 Eldon 591
220 Murray 589
221 Alan 588
222 Perry 588
223 Fredrick 587
224 Owen 587
225 Rex 584
226 Dominic 582
227 Dominick 580
228 Loren 579
229 Grover 575
230 Ross 575
231 Bert 573
232 Otto 573
233 Freddie 570
234 Elwood 565
235 Karl 565
236 Emmett 564
237 Abraham 556
238 Gerard 554
239 Mack 550
240 August 544
241 Laurence 543
242 Percy 539
243 Byron 536
244 Wilson 532
245 Larry 519
246 Adolph 515
247 Troy 512
248 Neil 508
249 Sherman 507
250 Amos 506

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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