Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1931

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1931. 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 1931, 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 60,518
2 James 51,224
3 John 48,428
4 William 43,278
5 Richard 31,821
6 Charles 29,926
7 Donald 29,104
8 George 20,689
9 Joseph 19,329
10 Thomas 16,847
11 Edward 15,645
12 Paul 12,254
13 David 11,782
14 Kenneth 11,566
15 Jack 11,483
16 Frank 11,474
17 Raymond 10,857
18 Harold 10,695
19 Billy 9,265
20 Walter 8,943
21 Eugene 8,151
22 Henry 7,803
23 Arthur 7,524
24 Albert 7,131
25 Ralph 6,956
26 Gerald 6,825
27 Ronald 6,724
28 Carl 6,581
29 Joe 6,452
30 Harry 6,044
31 Willie 5,965
32 Bobby 5,857
33 Fred 5,699
34 Howard 5,621
35 Roy 5,487
36 Norman 5,424
37 Louis 5,422
38 Lawrence 5,366
39 Clarence 5,062
40 Earl 5,046
41 Herbert 4,789
42 Francis 4,735
43 Jerry 4,370
44 Daniel 4,362
45 Marvin 4,358
46 Anthony 4,306
47 Ernest 4,298
48 Leonard 4,279
49 Stanley 4,202
50 Alfred 3,949
51 Melvin 3,700
52 Leroy 3,648
53 Roger 3,624
54 Bernard 3,514
55 Michael 3,491
56 Samuel 3,380
57 Wayne 3,218
58 Bill 3,216
59 Don 3,176
60 Ray 3,161
61 Peter 3,121
62 Dale 3,009
63 Russell 2,943
64 Gene 2,767
65 Andrew 2,714
66 Floyd 2,707
67 Lloyd 2,704
68 Edwin 2,702
69 Leo 2,702
70 Theodore 2,667
71 Philip 2,649
72 Glenn 2,625
73 Frederick 2,468
74 Vernon 2,465
75 Clifford 2,451
76 Gordon 2,398
77 Clyde 2,334
78 Bob 2,318
79 Allen 2,307
80 Alvin 2,299
81 Jimmie 2,288
82 Elmer 2,265
83 Herman 2,263
84 Leon 2,246
85 Douglas 2,203
86 Vincent 2,160
87 Lewis 2,157
88 Larry 2,146
89 Jimmy 2,126
90 Lee 2,123
91 Martin 2,104
92 Gilbert 1,993
93 Harvey 1,978
94 Charlie 1,975
95 Eddie 1,959
96 Lester 1,919
97 Jesse 1,897
98 Arnold 1,835
99 Warren 1,834
100 Milton 1,833
101 Bruce 1,790
102 Cecil 1,768
103 Jerome 1,749
104 Duane 1,727
105 Chester 1,718
106 Johnny 1,716
107 Roland 1,698
108 Curtis 1,636
109 Victor 1,624
110 Johnnie 1,594
111 Patrick 1,570
112 Glen 1,563
113 Benjamin 1,558
114 Wallace 1,541
115 Tommy 1,534
116 Jim 1,522
117 Maurice 1,495
118 Sam 1,459
119 Calvin 1,442
120 Alan 1,423
121 Virgil 1,383
122 Willard 1,378
123 Edgar 1,377
124 Keith 1,377
125 Tom 1,364
126 Jose 1,360
127 Dean 1,346
128 Billie 1,344
129 Oscar 1,335
130 Stephen 1,334
131 Hugh 1,326
132 Manuel 1,312
133 Marion 1,311
134 Claude 1,296
135 Jessie 1,267
136 Everett 1,229
137 Hubert 1,229
138 Dennis 1,202
139 Leslie 1,191
140 Max 1,182
141 Phillip 1,176
142 Jackie 1,122
143 Wesley 1,115
144 Homer 1,104
145 Nicholas 1,103
146 Rudolph 1,101
147 Lowell 1,090
148 Franklin 1,089
149 Wilbur 1,087
150 Junior 1,067
151 Allan 1,002
152 Dick 992
153 Gary 989
154 Morris 989
155 Ted 983
156 Luther 958
157 Lyle 943
158 Sidney 938
159 Delbert 932
160 Horace 931
161 Willis 931
162 Earnest 915
163 Ben 912
164 Dan 883
165 Neil 882
166 Jay 867
167 Darrell 834
168 Clayton 831
169 Bennie 822
170 Tony 814
171 Freddie 805
172 Alexander 793
173 Steve 786
174 Guy 781
175 Oliver 779
176 Salvatore 766
177 Archie 758
178 Bobbie 751
179 Carroll 750
180 Juan 744
181 Otis 730
182 Alex 727
183 Lonnie 720
184 Edmund 708
185 Julius 707
186 Rodney 707
187 Alton 706
188 Clifton 698
189 Leland 694
190 Mike 693
191 Clinton 688
192 Myron 680
193 Wilbert 675
194 Angelo 669
195 Doyle 668
196 Marshall 667
197 Mark 665
198 Merle 662
199 Nathaniel 660
200 Orville 656
201 Ramon 656
202 Ivan 646
203 Wendell 641
204 Karl 635
205 Jesus 630
206 Antonio 626
207 Ira 619
208 Matthew 608
209 Nelson 608
210 Benny 601
211 Dewey 597
212 Pete 591
213 Conrad 584
214 Malcolm 584
215 Irving 583
216 Loren 576
217 Jacob 572
218 Ervin 569
219 Dwight 568
220 Elbert 566
221 Eldon 561
222 Gerard 551
223 Irvin 547
224 Carlos 545
225 Perry 543
226 Sylvester 526
227 Rex 519
228 Laurence 518
229 Loyd 515
230 Wilfred 513
231 Nick 511
232 Byron 503
233 Carlton 503
234 Fredrick 502
235 Julian 502
236 Norbert 501
237 Tommie 494
238 Troy 485
239 Mack 483
240 Rufus 483
241 Felix 479
242 Joel 477
243 Burton 473
244 Forrest 473
245 Irwin 468
246 Roosevelt 467
247 Ruben 465
248 Buddy 464
249 Bert 463
250 Aaron 457

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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