Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1937

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1937. 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 1937, 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 61,842
2 James 56,556
3 John 48,749
4 William 40,718
5 Richard 32,974
6 Charles 30,524
7 Donald 27,870
8 David 20,974
9 Thomas 19,772
10 George 18,433
11 Ronald 18,138
12 Joseph 17,322
13 Edward 14,930
14 Kenneth 13,217
15 Paul 12,880
16 Larry 10,321
17 Jerry 10,300
18 Frank 10,127
19 Raymond 9,572
20 Gerald 9,424
21 Harold 8,551
22 Billy 8,298
23 Jack 8,195
24 Bobby 7,746
25 Joe 7,742
26 Walter 7,483
27 Michael 7,094
28 Carl 6,913
29 Gary 6,766
30 Henry 6,668
31 Arthur 6,316
32 Willie 6,228
33 Eugene 6,000
34 Ralph 5,922
35 Fred 5,739
36 Roger 5,710
37 Albert 5,666
38 Lawrence 5,505
39 Daniel 5,123
40 Roy 4,889
41 Harry 4,813
42 Howard 4,701
43 Norman 4,674
44 Wayne 4,615
45 Jimmy 4,517
46 Louis 4,357
47 Anthony 4,337
48 Earl 3,941
49 Marvin 3,911
50 Melvin 3,891
51 Don 3,815
52 Peter 3,809
53 Ernest 3,759
54 Clarence 3,757
55 Francis 3,730
56 Leroy 3,555
57 Stanley 3,483
58 Leonard 3,480
59 Dale 3,339
60 Alfred 3,181
61 Gene 3,165
62 Philip 3,161
63 Dennis 3,159
64 Bill 3,118
65 Herbert 3,039
66 Samuel 3,028
67 Russell 2,896
68 Frederick 2,878
69 Johnny 2,826
70 Bruce 2,808
71 Ray 2,725
72 Jimmie 2,678
73 Bernard 2,671
74 Douglas 2,608
75 Gordon 2,533
76 Allen 2,518
77 Franklin 2,514
78 Lee 2,499
79 Andrew 2,404
80 Floyd 2,386
81 Bob 2,363
82 Eddie 2,349
83 Jim 2,348
84 Tommy 2,328
85 Leon 2,326
86 Theodore 2,314
87 Martin 2,278
88 Edwin 2,263
89 Glenn 2,263
90 Clifford 2,228
91 Lloyd 2,155
92 Stephen 2,133
93 Clyde 2,104
94 Patrick 2,089
95 Harvey 2,081
96 Vernon 2,076
97 Leo 2,014
98 Phillip 2,005
99 Alvin 1,987
100 Jerome 1,978
101 Herman 1,875
102 Jesse 1,866
103 Alan 1,846
104 Lewis 1,837
105 Vincent 1,836
106 Warren 1,822
107 Jackie 1,815
108 Tom 1,808
109 Curtis 1,790
110 Charlie 1,756
111 Arnold 1,725
112 Gilbert 1,684
113 Terry 1,684
114 Cecil 1,636
115 Duane 1,630
116 Lester 1,577
117 Victor 1,541
118 Johnnie 1,477
119 Benjamin 1,423
120 Elmer 1,413
121 Milton 1,385
122 Glen 1,358
123 Keith 1,342
124 Allan 1,338
125 Calvin 1,332
126 Roland 1,318
127 Dean 1,313
128 Ronnie 1,285
129 Chester 1,271
130 Darrell 1,260
131 Leslie 1,238
132 Sam 1,214
133 Wallace 1,190
134 Freddie 1,165
135 Willard 1,163
136 Jay 1,147
137 Claude 1,138
138 Manuel 1,131
139 Joel 1,116
140 Marion 1,116
141 Max 1,105
142 Jose 1,085
143 Hugh 1,070
144 Maurice 1,069
145 Edgar 1,068
146 Wesley 1,066
147 Ted 1,062
148 Jessie 1,041
149 Dan 1,033
150 Jon 1,030
151 Rodney 1,026
152 Danny 1,023
153 Dick 1,008
154 Oscar 987
155 Lowell 982
156 Everett 975
157 Virgil 970
158 Neil 969
159 Nicholas 935
160 Tony 923
161 Delbert 909
162 Karl 907
163 Sidney 905
164 Hubert 892
165 Homer 889
166 Bennie 885
167 Lyle 875
168 Mike 872
169 Luther 863
170 Morris 856
171 Lonnie 855
172 Steve 846
173 Alton 836
174 Earnest 832
175 Ben 815
176 Mark 809
177 Marshall 804
178 Carroll 778
179 Benny 760
180 Horace 745
181 Guy 732
182 Barry 726
183 Wilbur 726
184 Willis 724
185 Billie 711
186 Nathaniel 704
187 Lynn 703
188 Clayton 700
189 Otis 681
190 Roosevelt 678
191 Alexander 675
192 Timothy 674
193 Clifton 669
194 Nelson 660
195 Clinton 659
196 Archie 649
197 Rudolph 630
198 Stuart 623
199 Donnie 620
200 Oliver 609
201 Matthew 606
202 Fredrick 602
203 Rex 601
204 Bobbie 597
205 Dave 593
206 Wendell 583
207 Doyle 576
208 Ira 576
209 Juan 572
210 Alex 565
211 Julius 565
212 Junior 562
213 Leland 555
214 Wilbert 552
215 Buddy 551
216 Tommie 551
217 Carlton 548
218 Ivan 546
219 Perry 543
220 Sherman 543
221 Troy 541
222 Jacob 537
223 Salvatore 536
224 Steven 535
225 Carlos 532
226 Edmund 523
227 Byron 521
228 Merle 519
229 Brian 519
230 Orville 516
231 Myron 513
232 Pete 510
233 Jesus 509
234 Gregory 507
235 Grady 503
236 Malcolm 501
237 Eldon 490
238 Ruben 489
239 Loren 486
240 Pat 483
241 Dewey 479
242 Gerard 478
243 Rufus 476
244 Sylvester 475
245 Elbert 475
246 Ramon 472
247 Mack 472
248 Sammy 470
249 Aaron 465
250 Ross 465

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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