Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1944

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1944. 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 1944, 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 76,954
2 Robert 70,850
3 John 66,619
4 William 52,369
5 Richard 45,645
6 David 37,382
7 Charles 34,657
8 Thomas 31,601
9 Michael 26,722
10 Ronald 25,514
11 Donald 23,463
12 Larry 22,024
13 Joseph 21,174
14 George 20,419
15 Gary 20,058
16 Kenneth 18,096
17 Paul 16,655
18 Edward 16,478
19 Jerry 16,280
20 Dennis 13,678
21 Frank 11,343
22 Raymond 10,633
23 Roger 10,581
24 Gerald 10,024
25 Daniel 9,314
26 Walter 8,160
27 Harold 7,978
28 Stephen 7,794
29 Arthur 7,256
30 Jack 7,255
31 Willie 7,195
32 Lawrence 7,126
33 Joe 7,059
34 Douglas 6,997
35 Henry 6,973
36 Carl 6,823
37 Wayne 6,723
38 Billy 6,544
39 Roy 6,532
40 Peter 6,340
41 Jimmy 6,325
42 Ralph 6,272
43 Terry 5,975
44 Albert 5,854
45 Johnny 5,661
46 Anthony 5,604
47 Fred 5,579
48 Eugene 5,505
49 Harry 5,478
50 Bobby 5,408
51 Bruce 5,261
52 Steven 5,111
53 Howard 5,026
54 Louis 4,677
55 Alan 4,277
56 Leonard 4,183
57 Stanley 4,122
58 Norman 4,067
59 Ernest 4,042
60 Philip 3,994
61 Dale 3,989
62 Samuel 3,947
63 Russell 3,932
64 Patrick 3,881
65 Earl 3,875
66 Bill 3,815
67 Melvin 3,744
68 Jim 3,743
69 Ronnie 3,739
70 Tommy 3,694
71 Francis 3,649
72 Don 3,588
73 Frederick 3,583
74 Clarence 3,578
75 Marvin 3,568
76 Danny 3,512
77 Allen 3,420
78 Leroy 3,408
79 Eddie 3,314
80 Mike 3,084
81 Andrew 3,055
82 Alfred 3,048
83 Phillip 3,002
84 Barry 2,979
85 Lee 2,932
86 Ray 2,904
87 Tom 2,901
88 Glenn 2,850
89 Steve 2,836
90 Herbert 2,775
91 Martin 2,768
92 Timothy 2,754
93 Mark 2,741
94 Bernard 2,619
95 Gene 2,602
96 Theodore 2,574
97 Curtis 2,464
98 Jimmie 2,398
99 Clifford 2,394
100 Warren 2,348
101 Jeffrey 2,326
102 Jesse 2,311
103 Lloyd 2,308
104 Keith 2,293
105 Gordon 2,270
106 Edwin 2,237
107 Victor 2,161
108 Leon 2,152
109 Bob 2,133
110 Floyd 2,094
111 Clyde 2,079
112 Lewis 2,044
113 Vincent 2,029
114 Leslie 1,971
115 Alvin 1,964
116 Brian 1,954
117 Jerome 1,953
118 Harvey 1,950
119 Vernon 1,925
120 Charlie 1,881
121 Franklin 1,817
122 Jon 1,812
123 Rodney 1,781
124 Calvin 1,751
125 Joel 1,714
126 Gilbert 1,649
127 Lester 1,649
128 Jackie 1,641
129 Herman 1,640
130 Benjamin 1,621
131 Johnnie 1,619
132 Leo 1,592
133 Darrell 1,580
134 Dean 1,574
135 Duane 1,561
136 Jay 1,554
137 Chester 1,522
138 Freddie 1,516
139 Jose 1,513
140 Dwight 1,502
141 Allan 1,501
142 Cecil 1,499
143 Tony 1,493
144 Dan 1,488
145 Arnold 1,462
146 Milton 1,457
147 Glen 1,451
148 Lonnie 1,434
149 Manuel 1,399
150 Nicholas 1,363
151 Craig 1,321
152 Gregory 1,306
153 Lynn 1,290
154 Claude 1,289
155 Roland 1,268
156 Randall 1,242
157 Sam 1,212
158 Eric 1,195
159 Wesley 1,169
160 Ted 1,166
161 Neil 1,140
162 Wallace 1,132
163 Dave 1,125
164 Elmer 1,069
165 Hugh 1,062
166 Willard 1,038
167 Jessie 1,032
168 Maurice 1,024
169 Marshall 1,007
170 Christopher 1,002
171 Donnie 983
172 Edgar 976
173 Sammy 973
174 Everett 964
175 Marion 955
176 Garry 929
177 Virgil 928
178 Oscar 911
179 Juan 902
180 Sidney 901
181 Benny 897
182 Earnest 896
183 Alexander 865
184 Nathaniel 865
185 Luther 853
186 Karl 837
187 Morris 829
188 Bennie 820
189 Lyle 813
190 Dick 807
191 Randy 804
192 Stuart 794
193 Guy 782
194 Max 779
195 Clifton 765
196 Matthew 765
197 Otis 759
198 Hubert 758
199 Ben 752
200 Delbert 745
201 Homer 741
202 Kent 741
203 Fredrick 736
204 Micheal 732
205 Gerard 720
206 Lowell 720
207 Nelson 715
208 Carroll 706
209 Wendell 697
210 Clinton 690
211 Carlos 689
212 Clayton 658
213 Dewey 653
214 Pete 649
215 Horace 648
216 Alton 641
217 Jonathan 639
218 Troy 631
219 Willis 623
220 Archie 621
221 Alex 620
222 Mack 614
223 Terrence 614
224 Loren 613
225 Ira 612
226 Scott 610
227 Randolph 607
228 Perry 605
229 Tim 605
230 Leland 596
231 Kevin 594
232 Wilbur 586
233 Laurence 581
234 Rex 573
235 Rudolph 573
236 Neal 568
237 Reginald 567
238 Roosevelt 567
239 Oliver 565
240 Ross 564
241 Tommie 561
242 Jesus 559
243 Edmund 554
244 Rudy 552
245 Malcolm 549
246 Jerald 547
247 Jan 544
248 Myron 542
249 Julius 541
250 Sylvester 534

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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