Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1934

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1934. 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 1934, 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 55,834
2 James 54,257
3 John 46,737
4 William 40,172
5 Richard 33,161
6 Donald 30,408
7 Charles 29,789
8 George 18,496
9 Thomas 17,368
10 Joseph 17,106
11 Ronald 14,085
12 David 14,000
13 Edward 13,916
14 Paul 12,196
15 Kenneth 11,799
16 Frank 10,635
17 Jack 9,986
18 Harold 9,926
19 Raymond 9,589
20 Billy 9,563
21 Walter 8,091
22 Gerald 7,816
23 Bobby 7,529
24 Eugene 7,141
25 Jerry 7,133
26 Joe 7,090
27 Henry 6,736
28 Carl 6,682
29 Arthur 6,442
30 Willie 6,348
31 Ralph 6,282
32 Albert 6,004
33 Fred 5,464
34 Lawrence 5,325
35 Roy 5,104
36 Harry 5,100
37 Howard 5,066
38 Norman 4,990
39 Roger 4,766
40 Louis 4,680
41 Earl 4,626
42 Daniel 4,501
43 Larry 4,472
44 Marvin 4,217
45 Clarence 4,212
46 Franklin 4,155
47 Michael 4,106
48 Wayne 4,033
49 Francis 4,004
50 Don 3,927
51 Ernest 3,850
52 Anthony 3,840
53 Leonard 3,835
54 Leroy 3,775
55 Melvin 3,701
56 Jimmy 3,697
57 Herbert 3,601
58 Stanley 3,568
59 Bill 3,534
60 Gary 3,354
61 Peter 3,290
62 Dale 3,242
63 Ray 3,175
64 Alfred 3,160
65 Bernard 3,147
66 Samuel 3,137
67 Gene 2,853
68 Jimmie 2,838
69 Philip 2,785
70 Russell 2,735
71 Gordon 2,640
72 Douglas 2,540
73 Floyd 2,533
74 Theodore 2,523
75 Bob 2,477
76 Andrew 2,445
77 Frederick 2,431
78 Bruce 2,402
79 Lee 2,377
80 Edwin 2,346
81 Glenn 2,341
82 Lloyd 2,339
83 Johnny 2,336
84 Clyde 2,323
85 Clifford 2,315
86 Leo 2,307
87 Leon 2,303
88 Allen 2,242
89 Vernon 2,227
90 Jim 2,206
91 Martin 2,178
92 Eddie 2,167
93 Alvin 2,146
94 Lewis 2,063
95 Dennis 2,053
96 Warren 2,024
97 Herman 2,012
98 Tommy 1,938
99 Harvey 1,934
100 Charlie 1,893
101 Vincent 1,866
102 Jesse 1,853
103 Curtis 1,843
104 Duane 1,837
105 Arnold 1,781
106 Gilbert 1,775
107 Jerome 1,773
108 Elmer 1,709
109 Patrick 1,704
110 Lester 1,687
111 Cecil 1,595
112 Tom 1,580
113 Phillip 1,577
114 Jackie 1,567
115 Milton 1,517
116 Johnnie 1,504
117 Benjamin 1,482
118 Dean 1,476
119 Roland 1,445
120 Glen 1,442
121 Stephen 1,424
122 Victor 1,421
123 Chester 1,385
124 Alan 1,368
125 Keith 1,352
126 Max 1,333
127 Sam 1,322
128 Calvin 1,319
129 Wallace 1,306
130 Claude 1,265
131 Manuel 1,252
132 Maurice 1,239
133 Jose 1,221
134 Leslie 1,215
135 Hugh 1,187
136 Willard 1,174
137 Edgar 1,150
138 Dick 1,131
139 Marion 1,130
140 Darrell 1,129
141 Virgil 1,128
142 Wesley 1,118
143 Oscar 1,095
144 Jessie 1,090
145 Everett 1,068
146 Ted 1,052
147 Billie 1,036
148 Lowell 1,033
149 Roosevelt 1,015
150 Hubert 1,000
151 Allan 993
152 Freddie 988
153 Neil 953
154 Dan 939
155 Lyle 939
156 Homer 937
157 Jay 933
158 Morris 932
159 Sidney 932
160 Rodney 930
161 Earnest 921
162 Wilbur 921
163 Delbert 893
164 Carroll 874
165 Nicholas 873
166 Willis 867
167 Luther 862
168 Tony 841
169 Ben 831
170 Horace 816
171 Junior 816
172 Joel 815
173 Bennie 813
174 Nathaniel 782
175 Rudolph 779
176 Steve 771
177 Otis 770
178 Guy 767
179 Ronnie 759
180 Lonnie 754
181 Oliver 732
182 Terry 720
183 Clayton 717
184 Alton 713
185 Mark 703
186 Karl 688
187 Benny 685
188 Marshall 675
189 Clifton 665
190 Leland 664
191 Bobbie 660
192 Archie 658
193 Mike 650
194 Clinton 643
195 Salvatore 640
196 Juan 635
197 Rex 631
198 Alex 623
199 Wendell 618
200 Alexander 616
201 Ivan 612
202 Matthew 610
203 Doyle 608
204 Danny 604
205 Edmund 601
206 Pete 601
207 Merle 599
208 Wilbert 596
209 Orville 593
210 Julius 579
211 Myron 576
212 Ira 570
213 Loren 570
214 Nelson 569
215 Eldon 568
216 Lynn 564
217 Carlos 560
218 Ramon 551
219 Jacob 547
220 Gerard 545
221 Perry 545
222 Troy 540
223 Jesus 538
224 Ervin 537
225 Elbert 527
226 Barry 523
227 Buddy 516
228 Dewey 514
229 Dwight 506
230 Conrad 500
231 Malcolm 498
232 Sylvester 497
233 Angelo 494
234 Antonio 493
235 Stuart 493
236 Laurence 489
237 Isaac 481
238 Rufus 481
239 Carlton 478
240 Aaron 477
241 Julian 474
242 Pat 473
243 Irvin 471
244 Jon 471
245 Nathan 469
246 Rudy 469
247 Mack 466
248 Tommie 465
249 Nick 465
250 Sheldon 462

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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