Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1945

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1945. 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 1945, 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 74,460
2 Robert 69,940
3 John 66,117
4 William 50,217
5 Richard 46,042
6 David 37,107
7 Charles 32,466
8 Thomas 31,870
9 Michael 29,901
10 Ronald 23,665
11 Larry 22,825
12 Donald 22,135
13 Gary 21,347
14 Joseph 20,819
15 George 19,318
16 Kenneth 18,093
17 Paul 16,992
18 Edward 15,870
19 Dennis 14,990
20 Jerry 14,703
21 Frank 10,873
22 Roger 10,572
23 Raymond 9,856
24 Daniel 9,707
25 Gerald 8,858
26 Stephen 8,638
27 Walter 7,575
28 Harold 7,524
29 Douglas 7,393
30 Lawrence 7,165
31 Willie 7,025
32 Jack 6,854
33 Terry 6,834
34 Arthur 6,800
35 Wayne 6,737
36 Joe 6,627
37 Henry 6,604
38 Peter 6,483
39 Carl 6,313
40 Roy 6,184
41 Jimmy 6,155
42 Billy 6,018
43 Steven 5,974
44 Ralph 5,786
45 Johnny 5,701
46 Anthony 5,685
47 Harry 5,651
48 Bruce 5,613
49 Albert 5,433
50 Eugene 5,164
51 Fred 5,117
52 Alan 5,072
53 Bobby 5,051
54 Howard 4,766
55 Louis 4,481
56 Danny 4,173
57 Leonard 4,122
58 Philip 4,110
59 Stanley 4,059
60 Ernest 4,003
61 Dale 3,958
62 Samuel 3,955
63 Patrick 3,855
64 Russell 3,803
65 Norman 3,725
66 Bill 3,711
67 Ronnie 3,650
68 Jim 3,623
69 Mike 3,592
70 Timothy 3,591
71 Earl 3,566
72 Mark 3,545
73 Don 3,484
74 Allen 3,481
75 Francis 3,449
76 Tommy 3,448
77 Frederick 3,436
78 Melvin 3,402
79 Steve 3,383
80 Marvin 3,294
81 Eddie 3,223
82 Clarence 3,193
83 Leroy 3,175
84 Barry 3,138
85 Phillip 3,081
86 Andrew 3,007
87 Lee 2,940
88 Tom 2,894
89 Alfred 2,893
90 Martin 2,823
91 Jeffrey 2,782
92 Ray 2,741
93 Glenn 2,731
94 Herbert 2,661
95 Victor 2,631
96 Gregory 2,474
97 Curtis 2,393
98 Bernard 2,389
99 Clifford 2,382
100 Gene 2,373
101 Theodore 2,346
102 Jimmie 2,293
103 Lloyd 2,220
104 Jesse 2,187
105 Rodney 2,185
106 Warren 2,184
107 Bob 2,176
108 Keith 2,163
109 Gordon 2,147
110 Vincent 2,119
111 Leon 2,098
112 Jon 2,043
113 Brian 1,989
114 Floyd 1,983
115 Harvey 1,975
116 Leslie 1,975
117 Edwin 1,949
118 Vernon 1,934
119 Franklin 1,895
120 Alvin 1,861
121 Clyde 1,859
122 Jerome 1,840
123 Lewis 1,834
124 Calvin 1,797
125 Jay 1,759
126 Dwight 1,753
127 Dan 1,726
128 Charlie 1,725
129 Tony 1,641
130 Gilbert 1,623
131 Lester 1,618
132 Jose 1,608
133 Johnnie 1,600
134 Craig 1,598
135 Joel 1,597
136 Dean 1,585
137 Duane 1,582
138 Allan 1,581
139 Leo 1,580
140 Benjamin 1,562
141 Darrell 1,521
142 Jackie 1,493
143 Lonnie 1,463
144 Chester 1,444
145 Freddie 1,425
146 Herman 1,417
147 Arnold 1,407
148 Glen 1,395
149 Randall 1,393
150 Manuel 1,390
151 Nicholas 1,358
152 Cecil 1,355
153 Eric 1,351
154 Milton 1,348
155 Ted 1,238
156 Lynn 1,217
157 Neil 1,210
158 Roland 1,185
159 Claude 1,165
160 Christopher 1,138
161 Sam 1,137
162 Randy 1,107
163 Wesley 1,107
164 Dave 1,077
165 Garry 1,050
166 Juan 1,012
167 Wallace 1,008
168 Donnie 991
169 Elmer 970
170 Marshall 970
171 Hugh 961
172 Willard 957
173 Micheal 951
174 Sammy 949
175 Jessie 941
176 Oscar 938
177 Maurice 912
178 Alexander 891
179 Jonathan 881
180 Edgar 870
181 Nathaniel 853
182 Scott 848
183 Virgil 845
184 Marion 841
185 Sidney 829
186 Everett 828
187 Benny 821
188 Earnest 807
189 Max 802
190 Bennie 793
191 Stuart 789
192 Tim 779
193 Morris 773
194 Lyle 766
195 Guy 759
196 Karl 759
197 Dick 758
198 Matthew 730
199 Clifton 722
200 Carlos 719
201 Ben 717
202 Kent 715
203 Fredrick 708
204 Luther 708
205 Otis 706
206 Nelson 696
207 Kevin 689
208 Perry 683
209 Clinton 681
210 Gerard 681
211 Jesus 663
212 Ira 659
213 Carroll 647
214 Randolph 645
215 Delbert 641
216 Homer 641
217 Alex 639
218 Clayton 637
219 Loren 623
220 Troy 614
221 Marc 613
222 Hubert 609
223 Lowell 603
224 Tommie 602
225 Horace 598
226 Terrence 598
227 Laurence 591
228 Reginald 587
229 Wendell 587
230 Antonio 586
231 Neal 579
232 Willis 579
233 Frankie 578
234 Pete 578
235 Rudolph 573
236 Roosevelt 566
237 Byron 563
238 Ruben 560
239 Oliver 558
240 Ross 555
241 Alton 553
242 Chris 551
243 Rodger 551
244 Ron 545
245 Archie 544
246 Mack 542
247 Truman 540
248 Leland 540
249 Jeff 539
250 Wilbert 537

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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