Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1927

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1927. 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 1927, 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 61,671
2 John 55,954
3 James 53,674
4 William 51,480
5 Charles 31,938
6 Richard 26,767
7 George 25,950
8 Donald 23,836
9 Joseph 23,503
10 Edward 19,114
11 Thomas 17,028
12 Frank 14,379
13 Paul 13,605
14 Harold 13,228
15 Raymond 12,806
16 Jack 12,801
17 Walter 11,344
18 Kenneth 10,848
19 Henry 9,868
20 Eugene 9,744
21 David 9,425
22 Arthur 9,340
23 Albert 9,128
24 Ralph 8,436
25 Harry 8,019
26 Carl 7,281
27 Willie 6,969
28 Howard 6,830
29 Louis 6,665
30 Joe 6,541
31 Billy 6,463
32 Clarence 6,458
33 Earl 6,405
34 Roy 6,387
35 Fred 6,312
36 Francis 5,644
37 Lawrence 5,572
38 Gerald 5,511
39 Norman 5,492
40 Leonard 5,311
41 Ernest 5,208
42 Herbert 5,019
43 Anthony 4,919
44 Stanley 4,904
45 Alfred 4,757
46 Daniel 4,617
47 Marvin 4,397
48 Melvin 4,202
49 Samuel 4,187
50 Bernard 4,165
51 Leroy 3,912
52 Michael 3,607
53 Floyd 3,548
54 Russell 3,540
55 Leo 3,537
56 Andrew 3,438
57 Edwin 3,390
58 Lloyd 3,324
59 Peter 3,304
60 Ray 3,253
61 Elmer 3,206
62 Theodore 3,122
63 Ronald 3,113
64 Frederick 3,048
65 Clifford 3,031
66 Alvin 2,884
67 Wayne 2,881
68 Clyde 2,879
69 Bill 2,865
70 Herman 2,855
71 Vernon 2,853
72 Gene 2,802
73 Calvin 2,692
74 Gordon 2,679
75 Philip 2,677
76 Glenn 2,670
77 Vincent 2,649
78 Leon 2,601
79 Warren 2,555
80 Charlie 2,513
81 Dale 2,504
82 Lewis 2,498
83 Lester 2,441
84 Roger 2,408
85 Chester 2,407
86 Lee 2,392
87 Martin 2,383
88 Milton 2,358
89 Jesse 2,319
90 Don 2,303
91 Bobby 2,286
92 Cecil 2,227
93 Jerry 2,216
94 Harvey 2,201
95 Allen 2,102
96 Wallace 2,009
97 Arnold 1,998
98 Victor 1,983
99 Gilbert 1,976
100 Bob 1,970
101 Benjamin 1,927
102 Sam 1,904
103 Eddie 1,859
104 Douglas 1,821
105 Johnnie 1,795
106 Willard 1,734
107 Edgar 1,723
108 Jimmie 1,719
109 Roland 1,714
110 Rudolph 1,689
111 Jerome 1,686
112 Jose 1,637
113 Oscar 1,635
114 Claude 1,622
115 Glen 1,617
116 Manuel 1,603
117 Marion 1,591
118 Curtis 1,588
119 Junior 1,588
120 Everett 1,570
121 Virgil 1,498
122 Maurice 1,493
123 Jessie 1,461
124 Bruce 1,458
125 Stephen 1,445
126 Leslie 1,441
127 Sidney 1,380
128 Hubert 1,374
129 Homer 1,370
130 Wilbur 1,361
131 Hugh 1,357
132 Johnny 1,350
133 Dean 1,334
134 Wesley 1,324
135 Billie 1,320
136 Jim 1,292
137 Nicholas 1,272
138 Tom 1,269
139 Luther 1,258
140 Patrick 1,253
141 Keith 1,232
142 Max 1,228
143 Morris 1,226
144 Franklin 1,183
145 Horace 1,180
146 Alexander 1,093
147 Duane 1,083
148 Earnest 1,062
149 Salvatore 1,060
150 Willis 1,058
151 Lyle 1,054
152 Phillip 1,040
153 Tony 1,033
154 Steve 1,026
155 Irving 1,020
156 Ben 1,011
157 Oliver 1,002
158 Jimmy 993
159 Delbert 963
160 Edmund 929
161 Dan 923
162 Guy 921
163 Clifton 920
164 Dennis 920
165 Clayton 919
166 Julius 916
167 Otis 901
168 Angelo 893
169 Alex 888
170 Tommy 878
171 Jay 870
172 Jacob 855
173 Orville 855
174 Bennie 851
175 Archie 849
176 Larry 836
177 Leland 823
178 Alan 808
179 Merle 808
180 Mike 800
181 Clinton 795
182 Ira 792
183 Matthew 790
184 Marshall 788
185 Wilbert 778
186 Dick 775
187 Nathaniel 769
188 Ivan 765
189 Ervin 763
190 Ted 762
191 Juan 760
192 Alton 759
193 Lowell 756
194 Wilfred 743
195 Jesus 727
196 Allan 721
197 Dewey 720
198 Freddie 713
199 Lonnie 709
200 Mark 701
201 Antonio 700
202 Carroll 694
203 Isaac 693
204 Rufus 690
205 Elbert 677
206 Nelson 673
207 Irvin 668
208 Myron 654
209 Eldon 640
210 Nathan 636
211 Karl 630
212 Gerard 629
213 Wendell 626
214 Julian 621
215 Emil 620
216 Nick 616
217 Malcolm 613
218 Sylvester 611
219 Forrest 610
220 Johnie 610
221 Neil 609
222 Loren 607
223 Norbert 603
224 Darrell 603
225 Pete 599
226 Loyd 599
227 Perry 584
228 Laurence 583
229 Ellis 579
230 Bert 571
231 Ramon 571
232 Doyle 570
233 Seymour 569
234 Felix 563
235 Fredrick 563
236 Rodney 562
237 Troy 559
238 Mack 552
239 Owen 552
240 Aaron 548
241 Burton 545
242 Carlos 544
243 Francisco 542
244 Elwood 534
245 Byron 532
246 Sherman 524
247 Amos 522
248 Percy 519
249 Rex 518
250 Grady 518

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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