Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1936

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1936. 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 1936, 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 58,499
2 James 54,692
3 John 47,676
4 William 39,391
5 Richard 33,491
6 Charles 29,092
7 Donald 28,638
8 Thomas 18,343
9 George 18,197
10 David 17,479
11 Joseph 17,456
12 Ronald 16,920
13 Edward 14,194
14 Kenneth 12,487
15 Paul 12,306
16 Frank 10,187
17 Raymond 9,455
18 Jerry 9,272
19 Gerald 9,017
20 Jack 8,856
21 Harold 8,627
22 Billy 8,590
23 Joe 8,023
24 Bobby 7,734
25 Larry 7,612
26 Walter 7,536
27 Carl 6,588
28 Henry 6,445
29 Eugene 6,373
30 Arthur 6,264
31 Ralph 6,029
32 Willie 6,011
33 Michael 5,802
34 Albert 5,755
35 Roger 5,701
36 Fred 5,601
37 Lawrence 5,342
38 Gary 5,190
39 Harry 4,929
40 Howard 4,875
41 Daniel 4,817
42 Roy 4,817
43 Norman 4,647
44 Louis 4,418
45 Wayne 4,406
46 Jimmy 4,207
47 Earl 4,106
48 Anthony 3,979
49 Marvin 3,938
50 Francis 3,876
51 Don 3,829
52 Clarence 3,771
53 Melvin 3,729
54 Leonard 3,716
55 Ernest 3,715
56 Peter 3,714
57 Leroy 3,643
58 Stanley 3,492
59 Dale 3,393
60 Alfred 3,253
61 Bill 3,166
62 Herbert 3,116
63 Philip 3,033
64 Ray 2,940
65 Franklin 2,939
66 Gene 2,909
67 Samuel 2,893
68 Bernard 2,854
69 Russell 2,833
70 Frederick 2,816
71 Jimmie 2,741
72 Johnny 2,731
73 Bruce 2,630
74 Dennis 2,628
75 Gordon 2,567
76 Lee 2,418
77 Bob 2,409
78 Douglas 2,375
79 Eddie 2,348
80 Glenn 2,328
81 Allen 2,314
82 Leon 2,281
83 Andrew 2,279
84 Edwin 2,270
85 Jim 2,268
86 Floyd 2,229
87 Theodore 2,219
88 Lloyd 2,158
89 Clyde 2,152
90 Clifford 2,133
91 Tommy 2,109
92 Martin 2,106
93 Vernon 2,028
94 Leo 2,016
95 Warren 1,976
96 Harvey 1,970
97 Alvin 1,968
98 Jerome 1,966
99 Stephen 1,862
100 Lewis 1,856
101 Patrick 1,855
102 Phillip 1,846
103 Charlie 1,838
104 Jesse 1,827
105 Herman 1,816
106 Jackie 1,811
107 Curtis 1,796
108 Alan 1,754
109 Vincent 1,737
110 Duane 1,725
111 Arnold 1,711
112 Tom 1,695
113 Gilbert 1,664
114 Cecil 1,576
115 Lester 1,546
116 Victor 1,518
117 Johnnie 1,491
118 Roland 1,490
119 Milton 1,442
120 Glen 1,441
121 Elmer 1,412
122 Keith 1,403
123 Benjamin 1,354
124 Calvin 1,352
125 Dean 1,332
126 Terry 1,292
127 Chester 1,278
128 Leslie 1,251
129 Max 1,249
130 Wallace 1,248
131 Sam 1,236
132 Claude 1,225
133 Darrell 1,207
134 Freddie 1,194
135 Manuel 1,173
136 Willard 1,157
137 Maurice 1,154
138 Allan 1,129
139 Jose 1,118
140 Jay 1,102
141 Dick 1,088
142 Hugh 1,074
143 Edgar 1,067
144 Ted 1,064
145 Wesley 1,061
146 Joel 1,060
147 Ronnie 1,057
148 Marion 1,049
149 Virgil 1,034
150 Lowell 1,022
151 Jessie 1,012
152 Rodney 1,009
153 Oscar 1,008
154 Everett 976
155 Dan 965
156 Sidney 951
157 Nicholas 928
158 Neil 914
159 Lyle 910
160 Hubert 892
161 Tony 892
162 Bennie 887
163 Delbert 882
164 Morris 847
165 Karl 831
166 Homer 830
167 Billie 824
168 Jon 816
169 Ben 815
170 Earnest 815
171 Luther 803
172 Carroll 790
173 Wilbur 780
174 Mike 774
175 Willis 768
176 Danny 758
177 Lonnie 749
178 Steve 741
179 Nathaniel 738
180 Roosevelt 738
181 Benny 732
182 Mark 712
183 Guy 711
184 Marshall 711
185 Clayton 707
186 Barry 706
187 Otis 700
188 Horace 691
189 Alton 674
190 Clinton 653
191 Archie 647
192 Rudolph 647
193 Clifton 639
194 Junior 637
195 Nelson 631
196 Wendell 629
197 Bobbie 627
198 Fredrick 626
199 Lynn 614
200 Alexander 613
201 Rex 612
202 Matthew 608
203 Doyle 597
204 Leland 596
205 Oliver 591
206 Wilbert 587
207 Juan 580
208 Salvatore 576
209 Merle 568
210 Alex 563
211 Pete 559
212 Edmund 554
213 Julius 548
214 Loren 546
215 Stuart 542
216 Eldon 541
217 Carlos 535
218 Troy 534
219 Malcolm 531
220 Dave 525
221 Buddy 523
222 Orville 516
223 Ivan 513
224 Donnie 505
225 Tommie 505
226 Perry 504
227 Myron 501
228 Dewey 500
229 Ira 500
230 Jacob 500
231 Elbert 492
232 Antonio 490
233 Sherman 485
234 Carlton 483
235 Ervin 483
236 Ramon 482
237 Sylvester 482
238 Ruben 481
239 Ross 475
240 Jesus 470
241 Gerard 468
242 Grady 467
243 Nathan 464
244 Byron 461
245 Sammy 461
246 Mack 453
247 Sheldon 453
248 Rufus 451
249 Julian 448
250 Irvin 443

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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