Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1926

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1926. 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 1926, 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 Robert 61,130
2 John 56,106
3 James 53,205
4 William 51,919
5 Charles 29,524
6 George 25,908
7 Richard 25,145
8 Joseph 23,760
9 Donald 20,913
10 Edward 19,376
11 Thomas 16,595
12 Frank 14,494
13 Paul 13,654
14 Harold 13,311
15 Raymond 12,807
16 Jack 12,196
17 Walter 11,775
18 Kenneth 10,343
19 Henry 9,998
20 Arthur 9,465
21 Albert 9,145
22 David 9,040
23 Eugene 9,013
24 Ralph 8,454
25 Harry 8,215
26 Carl 6,940
27 Howard 6,838
28 Willie 6,819
29 Clarence 6,541
30 Louis 6,511
31 Fred 6,448
32 Earl 6,441
33 Joe 6,339
34 Roy 6,224
35 Francis 5,790
36 Lawrence 5,582
37 Ernest 5,436
38 Leonard 5,402
39 Norman 5,284
40 Billy 5,180
41 Gerald 5,122
42 Anthony 5,060
43 Stanley 4,963
44 Herbert 4,938
45 Alfred 4,727
46 Daniel 4,515
47 Melvin 4,193
48 Samuel 4,179
49 Bernard 4,172
50 Marvin 4,111
51 Leroy 3,808
52 Russell 3,793
53 Floyd 3,622
54 Leo 3,551
55 Edwin 3,492
56 Michael 3,486
57 Ray 3,410
58 Peter 3,359
59 Andrew 3,343
60 Lloyd 3,279
61 Elmer 3,233
62 Clifford 3,189
63 Theodore 3,129
64 Frederick 3,120
65 Calvin 3,015
66 Vernon 2,952
67 Clyde 2,872
68 Wayne 2,813
69 Herman 2,798
70 Philip 2,708
71 Warren 2,701
72 Alvin 2,694
73 Leon 2,647
74 Bill 2,643
75 Glenn 2,635
76 Gordon 2,630
77 Vincent 2,544
78 Lester 2,537
79 Chester 2,534
80 Martin 2,493
81 Charlie 2,446
82 Lewis 2,444
83 Milton 2,418
84 Dale 2,398
85 Lee 2,312
86 Cecil 2,303
87 Jesse 2,298
88 Ronald 2,286
89 Roger 2,261
90 Harvey 2,128
91 Gene 2,084
92 Sam 2,033
93 Allen 2,020
94 Victor 2,016
95 Wallace 2,011
96 Don 1,966
97 Jerry 1,933
98 Benjamin 1,898
99 Arnold 1,882
100 Willard 1,810
101 Gilbert 1,781
102 Bob 1,778
103 Douglas 1,778
104 Johnnie 1,731
105 Claude 1,714
106 Oscar 1,714
107 Roland 1,702
108 Eddie 1,677
109 Edgar 1,677
110 Maurice 1,640
111 Rudolph 1,635
112 Curtis 1,627
113 Marion 1,627
114 Jerome 1,613
115 Jimmie 1,609
116 Bobby 1,595
117 Junior 1,590
118 Virgil 1,576
119 Everett 1,569
120 Manuel 1,549
121 Glen 1,519
122 Wilbur 1,510
123 Homer 1,503
124 Jessie 1,481
125 Jose 1,473
126 Leslie 1,467
127 Bruce 1,414
128 Hugh 1,393
129 Sidney 1,351
130 Stephen 1,336
131 Hubert 1,321
132 Wesley 1,320
133 Nicholas 1,319
134 Morris 1,306
135 Luther 1,295
136 Johnny 1,289
137 Max 1,253
138 Tom 1,251
139 Dean 1,245
140 Willis 1,233
141 Patrick 1,220
142 Franklin 1,201
143 Jim 1,166
144 Irving 1,160
145 Billie 1,155
146 Alexander 1,151
147 Earnest 1,149
148 Keith 1,120
149 Horace 1,107
150 Oliver 1,065
151 Steve 1,053
152 Lyle 1,051
153 Julius 1,032
154 Phillip 1,020
155 Ben 1,012
156 Edmund 1,012
157 Tony 1,011
158 Salvatore 995
159 Guy 994
160 Duane 963
161 Clayton 956
162 Archie 920
163 Delbert 916
164 Orville 894
165 Clifton 884
166 Jimmy 882
167 Dan 880
168 Otis 878
169 Bennie 865
170 Mike 857
171 Clinton 843
172 Angelo 840
173 Dennis 838
174 Alan 836
175 Jay 828
176 Nathaniel 821
177 Jacob 810
178 Larry 807
179 Alex 805
180 Merle 787
181 Ira 785
182 Allan 780
183 Alton 778
184 Wilbert 778
185 Leland 776
186 Matthew 776
187 Ervin 768
188 Dewey 767
189 Ivan 765
190 Marshall 765
191 Ted 764
192 Tommy 751
193 Carroll 738
194 Antonio 729
195 Lowell 726
196 Elbert 717
197 Jesus 713
198 Freddie 708
199 Julian 703
200 Mark 703
201 Sylvester 687
202 Nelson 685
203 Emil 682
204 Forrest 680
205 Irvin 675
206 Nathan 669
207 Lonnie 660
208 Seymour 660
209 Dick 650
210 Juan 649
211 Eldon 647
212 Nick 642
213 Pete 642
214 Rufus 641
215 Wilfred 641
216 Wendell 640
217 Malcolm 629
218 Fredrick 626
219 Loyd 623
220 Ramon 615
221 Laurence 610
222 Loren 608
223 Myron 608
224 Ellis 607
225 Neil 600
226 Karl 595
227 Aaron 593
228 Isaac 586
229 Gerard 584
230 Norbert 581
231 Darrell 578
232 Johnie 578
233 Grady 576
234 Murray 568
235 Perry 564
236 Burton 559
237 Felix 559
238 Owen 554
239 Rex 552
240 Elwood 542
241 Emmett 539
242 Mack 534
243 Byron 533
244 Ross 530
245 Grover 529
246 Troy 522
247 Bert 519
248 Mario 518
249 Aubrey 498
250 Carlos 496

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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