Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1946

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1946. 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 1946, 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 87,439
2 Robert 84,138
3 John 79,256
4 William 60,038
5 Richard 58,875
6 David 46,441
7 Michael 41,185
8 Thomas 38,871
9 Charles 38,205
10 Ronald 31,853
11 Larry 28,449
12 Gary 26,926
13 Donald 26,266
14 Joseph 24,282
15 Kenneth 22,035
16 George 21,577
17 Dennis 21,443
18 Paul 21,062
19 Edward 18,579
20 Jerry 17,563
21 Daniel 12,867
22 Frank 12,667
23 Roger 12,411
24 Stephen 11,836
25 Raymond 11,283
26 Terry 10,675
27 Gerald 10,031
28 Steven 8,878
29 Wayne 8,808
30 Walter 8,669
31 Lawrence 8,517
32 Bruce 8,457
33 Harold 8,370
34 Douglas 8,334
35 Jack 7,803
36 Arthur 7,537
37 Joe 7,535
38 Peter 7,483
39 Carl 7,381
40 Willie 7,336
41 Henry 7,317
42 Jimmy 7,128
43 Roy 6,920
44 Anthony 6,773
45 Billy 6,715
46 Danny 6,649
47 Johnny 6,606
48 Ralph 6,586
49 Alan 6,490
50 Harry 6,030
51 Fred 6,015
52 Albert 6,005
53 Bobby 5,765
54 Ronnie 5,725
55 Howard 5,694
56 Gregory 5,671
57 Eugene 5,670
58 Mark 5,331
59 Patrick 5,306
60 Timothy 5,152
61 Philip 5,093
62 Dale 5,023
63 Louis 4,916
64 Mike 4,854
65 Stanley 4,767
66 Russell 4,740
67 Leonard 4,700
68 Barry 4,625
69 Steve 4,568
70 Samuel 4,522
71 Ernest 4,396
72 Bill 4,355
73 Jim 4,337
74 Allen 4,292
75 Frederick 4,232
76 Norman 4,161
77 Tommy 4,144
78 Jeffrey 4,125
79 Don 4,111
80 Francis 4,005
81 Glenn 3,894
82 Earl 3,831
83 Phillip 3,775
84 Andrew 3,758
85 Eddie 3,747
86 Melvin 3,746
87 Tom 3,624
88 Marvin 3,600
89 Clarence 3,567
90 Leroy 3,467
91 Lee 3,345
92 Martin 3,333
93 Rodney 3,304
94 Alfred 3,238
95 Ray 3,167
96 Keith 2,861
97 Herbert 2,820
98 Gene 2,757
99 Curtis 2,721
100 Clifford 2,616
101 Theodore 2,611
102 Bernard 2,605
103 Brian 2,585
104 Jimmie 2,564
105 Warren 2,535
106 Lloyd 2,496
107 Bob 2,492
108 Craig 2,470
109 Jesse 2,466
110 Vincent 2,424
111 Gordon 2,410
112 Edwin 2,379
113 Leon 2,339
114 Jerome 2,286
115 Jay 2,199
116 Dan 2,194
117 Jon 2,168
118 Lewis 2,154
119 Leslie 2,138
120 Victor 2,130
121 Floyd 2,125
122 Clyde 2,066
123 Randall 2,064
124 Allan 2,060
125 Harvey 2,058
126 Alvin 2,047
127 Joel 1,999
128 Calvin 1,976
129 Tony 1,973
130 Vernon 1,968
131 Darrell 1,906
132 Dean 1,886
133 Jose 1,859
134 Eric 1,821
135 Charlie 1,787
136 Lonnie 1,775
137 Dwight 1,754
138 Gilbert 1,751
139 Jackie 1,729
140 Johnnie 1,725
141 Franklin 1,721
142 Duane 1,712
143 Glen 1,678
144 Nicholas 1,675
145 Lester 1,669
146 Benjamin 1,655
147 Leo 1,647
148 Randy 1,637
149 Chester 1,620
150 Christopher 1,599
151 Freddie 1,590
152 Herman 1,590
153 Arnold 1,572
154 Lynn 1,530
155 Scott 1,522
156 Milton 1,508
157 Manuel 1,492
158 Ted 1,490
159 Cecil 1,404
160 Dave 1,398
161 Neil 1,343
162 Garry 1,313
163 Claude 1,306
164 Sam 1,302
165 Donnie 1,275
166 Roland 1,263
167 Wesley 1,248
168 Micheal 1,238
169 Wallace 1,209
170 Sammy 1,193
171 Tim 1,134
172 Juan 1,130
173 Jonathan 1,102
174 Hugh 1,088
175 Marshall 1,076
176 Maurice 1,058
177 Willard 1,058
178 Elmer 1,045
179 Kevin 1,035
180 Stuart 1,031
181 Jessie 1,019
182 Oscar 1,017
183 Sidney 1,009
184 Benny 1,002
185 Karl 998
186 Nathaniel 978
187 Guy 975
188 Alexander 965
189 Marion 945
190 Terrence 938
191 Everett 936
192 Morris 915
193 Edgar 909
194 Matthew 891
195 Kent 888
196 Bennie 884
197 Gerard 883
198 Virgil 881
199 Carlos 868
200 Lyle 859
201 Perry 856
202 Earnest 850
203 Fredrick 844
204 Max 841
205 Randolph 835
206 Rick 829
207 Ron 829
208 Dick 828
209 Chris 827
210 Ben 820
211 Luther 809
212 Clinton 806
213 Greg 806
214 Clifton 802
215 Marc 790
216 Byron 786
217 Otis 781
218 Ira 779
219 Jeff 765
220 Ricky 762
221 Clayton 751
222 Nelson 741
223 Reginald 719
224 Laurence 708
225 Alex 706
226 Jesus 700
227 Ken 684
228 Carroll 683
229 Pete 683
230 Hubert 682
231 Delbert 677
232 Neal 676
233 Antonio 669
234 Horace 669
235 Mitchell 664
236 Rex 662
237 Loren 652
238 Darryl 650
239 Lowell 650
240 Ross 650
241 Ruben 648
242 Rodger 645
243 Edmund 637
244 Troy 635
245 Terrance 630
246 Rudolph 628
247 Rudy 627
248 Malcolm 626
249 Pat 623
250 Archie 622

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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