Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1941

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1941. 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 1941, 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 James 66,743
2 Robert 64,240
3 John 57,521
4 William 47,792
5 Richard 39,108
6 Charles 32,740
7 David 30,552
8 Thomas 26,642
9 Ronald 24,401
10 Donald 22,637
11 Larry 20,132
12 Joseph 19,803
13 George 19,261
14 Jerry 16,801
15 Kenneth 16,138
16 Michael 15,934
17 Edward 15,580
18 Paul 15,165
19 Gary 14,565
20 Gerald 10,943
21 Frank 10,794
22 Raymond 9,949
23 Dennis 9,559
24 Harold 8,101
25 Roger 8,093
26 Walter 7,747
27 Billy 7,657
28 Henry 7,165
29 Carl 7,160
30 Joe 7,155
31 Daniel 7,050
32 Jack 6,950
33 Arthur 6,738
34 Lawrence 6,652
35 Bobby 6,588
36 Willie 6,531
37 Wayne 6,109
38 Ralph 6,039
39 Roy 5,946
40 Albert 5,929
41 Stephen 5,808
42 Eugene 5,754
43 Fred 5,619
44 Peter 5,610
45 Jimmy 5,335
46 Anthony 5,241
47 Howard 5,069
48 Harry 5,056
49 Norman 4,458
50 Louis 4,445
51 Bruce 4,301
52 Philip 4,165
53 Douglas 4,148
54 Leonard 3,984
55 Johnny 3,983
56 Melvin 3,952
57 Stanley 3,926
58 Earl 3,804
59 Dale 3,788
60 Francis 3,738
61 Ernest 3,725
62 Clarence 3,670
63 Marvin 3,626
64 Terry 3,606
65 Samuel 3,536
66 Don 3,533
67 Leroy 3,521
68 Bill 3,453
69 Frederick 3,287
70 Patrick 3,155
71 Tommy 3,088
72 Gene 3,072
73 Allen 3,059
74 Alfred 3,052
75 Russell 3,032
76 Herbert 2,963
77 Phillip 2,870
78 Eddie 2,849
79 Ronnie 2,848
80 Jim 2,843
81 Lee 2,743
82 Andrew 2,708
83 Ray 2,696
84 Alan 2,624
85 Martin 2,605
86 Glenn 2,523
87 Bernard 2,509
88 Tom 2,499
89 Jimmie 2,472
90 Steven 2,466
91 Barry 2,464
92 Gordon 2,403
93 Leon 2,375
94 Clifford 2,364
95 Theodore 2,331
96 Lloyd 2,252
97 Edwin 2,214
98 Franklin 2,205
99 Jesse 2,185
100 Curtis 2,164
101 Jerome 2,155
102 Floyd 2,108
103 Bob 2,074
104 Vincent 2,050
105 Warren 2,041
106 Alvin 2,016
107 Harvey 2,016
108 Vernon 1,976
109 Lewis 1,973
110 Jackie 1,966
111 Mike 1,933
112 Steve 1,881
113 Clyde 1,872
114 Herman 1,778
115 Charlie 1,758
116 Leo 1,727
117 Gilbert 1,704
118 Victor 1,667
119 Keith 1,650
120 Danny 1,644
121 Timothy 1,632
122 Mark 1,624
123 Arnold 1,601
124 Benjamin 1,579
125 Lester 1,563
126 Leslie 1,557
127 Rodney 1,551
128 Jon 1,545
129 Duane 1,534
130 Darrell 1,529
131 Johnnie 1,514
132 Cecil 1,512
133 Calvin 1,509
134 Jeffrey 1,500
135 Allan 1,492
136 Chester 1,448
137 Jay 1,415
138 Freddie 1,413
139 Glen 1,410
140 Milton 1,385
141 Lynn 1,351
142 Joel 1,338
143 Dean 1,288
144 Roland 1,287
145 Tony 1,226
146 Nicholas 1,212
147 Lonnie 1,204
148 Elmer 1,202
149 Jose 1,194
150 Sam 1,189
151 Claude 1,186
152 Dan 1,154
153 Brian 1,123
154 Manuel 1,121
155 Wallace 1,117
156 Ted 1,096
157 Wendell 1,094
158 Wesley 1,090
159 Willard 1,085
160 Hugh 1,082
161 Neil 1,074
162 Jessie 1,038
163 Maurice 1,026
164 Marion 1,025
165 Oscar 1,020
166 Edgar 989
167 Everett 989
168 Lyle 939
169 Max 931
170 Virgil 922
171 Dick 893
172 Sidney 891
173 Stuart 886
174 Morris 875
175 Marshall 869
176 Dave 865
177 Lowell 865
178 Karl 864
179 Luther 843
180 Bennie 839
181 Benny 835
182 Nathaniel 829
183 Gregory 824
184 Alexander 818
185 Earnest 812
186 Nelson 791
187 Donnie 786
188 Carroll 783
189 Homer 776
190 Ben 767
191 Guy 760
192 Delbert 756
193 Horace 741
194 Clinton 737
195 Otis 735
196 Hubert 731
197 Matthew 729
198 Fredrick 728
199 Eric 702
200 Gerard 689
201 Willis 685
202 Kent 676
203 Clifton 675
204 Wilbur 667
205 Clayton 662
206 Juan 661
207 Archie 656
208 Sammy 652
209 Roosevelt 646
210 Alex 641
211 Alton 636
212 Leland 636
213 Randall 633
214 Myron 623
215 Christopher 619
216 Carlos 614
217 Garry 613
218 Ira 604
219 Oliver 600
220 Rudolph 600
221 Perry 593
222 Doyle 577
223 Tommie 577
224 Wilbert 577
225 Edmund 576
226 Troy 568
227 Loren 562
228 Aaron 562
229 Jerald 559
230 Sherman 558
231 Rex 557
232 Julius 551
233 Neal 543
234 Winston 542
235 Byron 539
236 Craig 539
237 Sylvester 538
238 Dwight 536
239 Pete 534
240 Salvatore 533
241 Pat 530
242 Reginald 529
243 Nathan 527
244 Laurence 524
245 Ross 513
246 Carlton 510
247 Elbert 505
248 Julian 501
249 Malcolm 497
250 Ivan 496

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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