Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1930

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1930. 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 1930, 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 62,149
2 James 53,950
3 John 52,441
4 William 47,270
5 Richard 32,181
6 Charles 31,872
7 Donald 29,049
8 George 22,783
9 Joseph 20,982
10 Edward 17,352
11 Thomas 17,011
12 Paul 12,956
13 Frank 12,537
14 Jack 12,428
15 David 12,277
16 Raymond 11,714
17 Kenneth 11,704
18 Harold 11,662
19 Walter 9,729
20 Billy 9,286
21 Eugene 9,029
22 Henry 8,594
23 Arthur 8,285
24 Albert 7,945
25 Ralph 7,635
26 Carl 6,952
27 Joe 6,877
28 Harry 6,848
29 Willie 6,667
30 Gerald 6,482
31 Howard 6,343
32 Fred 6,048
33 Roy 5,919
34 Louis 5,810
35 Herbert 5,673
36 Lawrence 5,638
37 Ronald 5,637
38 Earl 5,564
39 Clarence 5,496
40 Norman 5,294
41 Bobby 5,183
42 Francis 4,990
43 Ernest 4,787
44 Anthony 4,676
45 Leonard 4,661
46 Alfred 4,557
47 Daniel 4,464
48 Marvin 4,402
49 Stanley 4,382
50 Melvin 4,048
51 Jerry 3,891
52 Bernard 3,831
53 Leroy 3,804
54 Michael 3,543
55 Samuel 3,532
56 Peter 3,266
57 Ray 3,250
58 Roger 3,246
59 Bill 3,160
60 Russell 3,101
61 Floyd 3,077
62 Andrew 3,057
63 Leo 3,035
64 Dale 2,994
65 Wayne 2,981
66 Edwin 2,974
67 Theodore 2,960
68 Don 2,921
69 Lloyd 2,837
70 Gene 2,788
71 Glenn 2,758
72 Vernon 2,703
73 Clifford 2,696
74 Frederick 2,696
75 Philip 2,654
76 Clyde 2,632
77 Gordon 2,613
78 Herman 2,596
79 Alvin 2,512
80 Elmer 2,477
81 Leon 2,400
82 Lee 2,361
83 Martin 2,324
84 Vincent 2,317
85 Allen 2,279
86 Jimmie 2,255
87 Lewis 2,247
88 Bob 2,242
89 Douglas 2,167
90 Gilbert 2,119
91 Charlie 2,113
92 Harvey 2,061
93 Milton 2,054
94 Jesse 2,034
95 Lester 2,020
96 Warren 2,012
97 Eddie 1,970
98 Arnold 1,948
99 Cecil 1,883
100 Victor 1,844
101 Johnny 1,822
102 Jimmy 1,800
103 Chester 1,791
104 Johnnie 1,784
105 Jerome 1,770
106 Curtis 1,722
107 Larry 1,721
108 Roland 1,720
109 Bruce 1,711
110 Sam 1,669
111 Calvin 1,619
112 Wallace 1,619
113 Jose 1,600
114 Benjamin 1,594
115 Glen 1,594
116 Maurice 1,551
117 Willard 1,535
118 Patrick 1,532
119 Edgar 1,526
120 Duane 1,521
121 Manuel 1,521
122 Claude 1,481
123 Billie 1,474
124 Oscar 1,467
125 Jim 1,463
126 Marion 1,390
127 Tommy 1,388
128 Virgil 1,372
129 Dean 1,364
130 Keith 1,355
131 Hugh 1,342
132 Tom 1,336
133 Jessie 1,330
134 Junior 1,325
135 Everett 1,324
136 Alan 1,301
137 Hubert 1,276
138 Stephen 1,256
139 Leslie 1,239
140 Rudolph 1,219
141 Wilbur 1,214
142 Wesley 1,186
143 Max 1,182
144 Phillip 1,175
145 Dennis 1,174
146 Homer 1,171
147 Nicholas 1,131
148 Luther 1,109
149 Franklin 1,078
150 Sidney 1,076
151 Delbert 1,014
152 Morris 1,006
153 Earnest 992
154 Ben 987
155 Allan 985
156 Ted 983
157 Horace 974
158 Jackie 974
159 Willis 966
160 Lyle 948
161 Dick 940
162 Bennie 915
163 Tony 910
164 Juan 907
165 Dan 899
166 Jay 891
167 Salvatore 881
168 Alexander 873
169 Steve 862
170 Oliver 851
171 Freddie 840
172 Otis 831
173 Darrell 828
174 Guy 827
175 Neil 826
176 Julius 812
177 Edmund 807
178 Clayton 802
179 Archie 768
180 Alex 760
181 Ramon 758
182 Carroll 757
183 Alton 756
184 Clifton 755
185 Nathaniel 754
186 Jesus 753
187 Orville 747
188 Marshall 741
189 Antonio 734
190 Angelo 729
191 Lowell 721
192 Wilbert 719
193 Lonnie 716
194 Gary 715
195 Myron 712
196 Merle 711
197 Mike 711
198 Leland 706
199 Ira 702
200 Bobbie 695
201 Clinton 694
202 Wendell 672
203 Ivan 668
204 Matthew 657
205 Dewey 653
206 Karl 648
207 Irving 644
208 Rodney 639
209 Nick 631
210 Nelson 630
211 Ervin 625
212 Jacob 622
213 Elbert 609
214 Wilfred 602
215 Doyle 601
216 Gerard 601
217 Sylvester 599
218 Irvin 598
219 Julian 592
220 Mark 591
221 Perry 581
222 Carlos 578
223 Pete 578
224 Eldon 575
225 Rufus 564
226 Laurence 562
227 Burton 560
228 Norbert 560
229 Malcolm 558
230 Isaac 549
231 Fredrick 548
232 Bert 542
233 Dwight 542
234 Nathan 540
235 Rex 540
236 Loren 536
237 Benny 533
238 Roosevelt 533
239 Tommie 533
240 Troy 533
241 Forrest 532
242 Ellis 523
243 Felix 516
244 Ruben 516
245 Owen 513
246 Emil 509
247 Grady 508
248 Conrad 506
249 Mack 505
250 Pedro 501

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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