Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1943

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1943. 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 1943, 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 80,274
2 Robert 74,871
3 John 68,922
4 William 55,905
5 Richard 46,331
6 David 37,238
7 Charles 36,632
8 Thomas 32,870
9 Ronald 29,236
10 Michael 24,745
11 Donald 24,420
12 Larry 22,976
13 Joseph 22,831
14 George 21,688
15 Kenneth 19,113
16 Gary 17,868
17 Jerry 17,732
18 Edward 17,713
19 Paul 17,251
20 Dennis 14,114
21 Frank 12,246
22 Raymond 11,393
23 Gerald 11,361
24 Roger 10,766
25 Daniel 9,167
26 Walter 9,037
27 Harold 8,669
28 Douglas 8,238
29 Stephen 7,931
30 Arthur 7,783
31 Henry 7,626
32 Lawrence 7,580
33 Carl 7,468
34 Jack 7,398
35 Joe 7,309
36 Willie 7,181
37 Billy 7,013
38 Roy 6,933
39 Peter 6,878
40 Ralph 6,771
41 Wayne 6,762
42 Jimmy 6,443
43 Albert 6,304
44 Anthony 6,204
45 Fred 6,169
46 Bobby 6,124
47 Eugene 5,902
48 Howard 5,737
49 Terry 5,735
50 Harry 5,720
51 Bruce 5,431
52 Johnny 5,380
53 Louis 5,032
54 Stanley 4,698
55 Leonard 4,614
56 Norman 4,522
57 Philip 4,473
58 Steven 4,269
59 Dale 4,233
60 Earl 4,186
61 Ernest 4,173
62 Samuel 4,139
63 Melvin 4,068
64 Francis 4,067
65 Bill 3,989
66 Marvin 3,938
67 Alan 3,855
68 Clarence 3,855
69 Patrick 3,848
70 Frederick 3,840
71 Ronnie 3,828
72 Don 3,816
73 Russell 3,751
74 Leroy 3,740
75 Jim 3,681
76 Allen 3,627
77 Tommy 3,613
78 Alfred 3,446
79 Andrew 3,351
80 Eddie 3,279
81 Phillip 3,250
82 Barry 3,193
83 Martin 3,079
84 Ray 3,063
85 Glenn 3,051
86 Herbert 3,044
87 Tom 2,909
88 Danny 2,898
89 Gene 2,866
90 Mike 2,802
91 Lee 2,788
92 Bernard 2,743
93 Steve 2,686
94 Clifford 2,665
95 Jimmie 2,630
96 Theodore 2,616
97 Victor 2,615
98 Gordon 2,608
99 Timothy 2,578
100 Curtis 2,526
101 Mark 2,519
102 Warren 2,479
103 Leon 2,452
104 Lloyd 2,445
105 Jesse 2,425
106 Vincent 2,420
107 Edwin 2,388
108 Keith 2,382
109 Jerome 2,307
110 Bob 2,274
111 Harvey 2,244
112 Floyd 2,228
113 Alvin 2,201
114 Clyde 2,195
115 Lewis 2,181
116 Jeffrey 2,171
117 Vernon 2,093
118 Rodney 1,984
119 Franklin 1,972
120 Brian 1,950
121 Leslie 1,917
122 Charlie 1,832
123 Gilbert 1,814
124 Jackie 1,779
125 Lester 1,764
126 Calvin 1,760
127 Jon 1,752
128 Joel 1,745
129 Herman 1,726
130 Benjamin 1,718
131 Arnold 1,703
132 Cecil 1,698
133 Leo 1,693
134 Jay 1,676
135 Johnnie 1,654
136 Allan 1,640
137 Chester 1,630
138 Duane 1,622
139 Dan 1,538
140 Darrell 1,529
141 Milton 1,508
142 Dean 1,502
143 Freddie 1,495
144 Lonnie 1,463
145 Tony 1,455
146 Glen 1,444
147 Lynn 1,442
148 Nicholas 1,433
149 Manuel 1,429
150 Roland 1,384
151 Jose 1,373
152 Claude 1,363
153 Sam 1,323
154 Elmer 1,311
155 Wesley 1,267
156 Wallace 1,253
157 Ted 1,236
158 Dwight 1,234
159 Willard 1,230
160 Hugh 1,206
161 Eric 1,170
162 Neil 1,155
163 Gregory 1,133
164 Craig 1,131
165 Maurice 1,105
166 Jessie 1,100
167 Dave 1,088
168 Edgar 1,082
169 Oscar 1,074
170 Marion 1,066
171 Randall 1,026
172 Marshall 1,019
173 Sidney 1,016
174 Everett 1,001
175 Virgil 992
176 Benny 960
177 Earnest 940
178 Alexander 924
179 Stuart 924
180 Donnie 920
181 Morris 913
182 Karl 906
183 Sammy 899
184 Christopher 889
185 Lyle 884
186 Max 876
187 Clifton 857
188 Dick 856
189 Bennie 850
190 Luther 843
191 Nathaniel 839
192 Juan 835
193 Ben 835
194 Garry 830
195 Carroll 825
196 Guy 823
197 Matthew 821
198 Kent 813
199 Wendell 812
200 Lowell 807
201 Homer 802
202 Fredrick 796
203 Nelson 794
204 Delbert 787
205 Gerard 770
206 Clayton 765
207 Hubert 757
208 Willis 752
209 Otis 742
210 Clinton 710
211 Carlos 698
212 Perry 689
213 Horace 684
214 Loren 678
215 Leland 676
216 Malcolm 673
217 Oliver 668
218 Wilbur 667
219 Edmund 666
220 Randolph 665
221 Rudolph 664
222 Alex 660
223 Alton 658
224 Micheal 657
225 Laurence 648
226 Pete 640
227 Kevin 639
228 Troy 633
229 Mack 627
230 Terrence 627
231 Jerald 623
232 Ira 619
233 Tim 618
234 Rex 615
235 Archie 614
236 Reginald 613
237 Salvatore 613
238 Julius 611
239 Roosevelt 611
240 Wilbert 608
241 Byron 587
242 Randy 585
243 Ross 584
244 Nathan 581
245 Jonathan 575
246 Myron 575
247 Dewey 566
248 Antonio 566
249 Tommie 562
250 Jesus 560

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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