Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1949

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1949. 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 1949, 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 86,865
2 Robert 83,875
3 John 81,170
4 William 61,498
5 Michael 60,048
6 David 59,606
7 Richard 50,947
8 Thomas 45,201
9 Charles 40,043
10 Larry 31,813
11 Ronald 31,496
12 Gary 28,928
13 Donald 27,120
14 Joseph 26,404
15 Kenneth 23,589
16 Dennis 21,745
17 Paul 21,584
18 George 21,312
19 Stephen 20,486
20 Steven 19,922
21 Edward 19,170
22 Daniel 18,237
23 Jerry 15,870
24 Mark 13,726
25 Roger 12,823
26 Bruce 12,265
27 Frank 11,958
28 Terry 11,460
29 Douglas 11,323
30 Raymond 11,305
31 Gregory 10,978
32 Lawrence 10,252
33 Gerald 9,808
34 Timothy 9,345
35 Wayne 8,928
36 Anthony 8,452
37 Walter 8,298
38 Peter 8,264
39 Patrick 8,074
40 Danny 8,024
41 Willie 7,917
42 Harold 7,815
43 Carl 7,690
44 Arthur 7,477
45 Alan 7,255
46 Henry 7,180
47 Jack 7,129
48 Jeffrey 6,986
49 Johnny 6,970
50 Ralph 6,746
51 Roy 6,620
52 Joe 6,531
53 Jimmy 6,418
54 Dale 6,228
55 Philip 6,225
56 Albert 6,063
57 Billy 5,820
58 Eugene 5,597
59 Harry 5,542
60 Stanley 5,527
61 Glenn 5,414
62 Samuel 5,358
63 Howard 5,285
64 Ronnie 5,238
65 Louis 5,232
66 Phillip 5,202
67 Bobby 5,118
68 Steve 5,028
69 Russell 5,006
70 Frederick 4,748
71 Allen 4,733
72 Fred 4,730
73 Barry 4,607
74 Leonard 4,550
75 Andrew 4,514
76 Ernest 4,346
77 Craig 4,327
78 Francis 4,282
79 Randall 4,161
80 Eddie 4,104
81 Christopher 4,001
82 Melvin 3,972
83 Martin 3,903
84 Tommy 3,888
85 Keith 3,879
86 Brian 3,851
87 Rodney 3,827
88 Mike 3,741
89 Marvin 3,724
90 Norman 3,668
91 Earl 3,653
92 Randy 3,623
93 Lee 3,563
94 Clarence 3,395
95 Kevin 3,292
96 Alfred 3,188
97 Curtis 3,088
98 Don 3,060
99 Scott 3,052
100 Theodore 3,042
101 Leroy 2,939
102 Vincent 2,910
103 Clifford 2,901
104 Jerome 2,769
105 Eric 2,768
106 Bill 2,765
107 Herbert 2,731
108 Jim 2,725
109 Ray 2,710
110 Jesse 2,704
111 Bernard 2,680
112 Calvin 2,567
113 Gordon 2,546
114 Tom 2,542
115 Warren 2,528
116 Victor 2,519
117 Darrell 2,518
118 Jay 2,457
119 Gene 2,443
120 Jose 2,440
121 Leon 2,424
122 Micheal 2,380
123 Edwin 2,373
124 Lloyd 2,331
125 Dan 2,281
126 Leslie 2,207
127 Glen 2,202
128 Alvin 2,157
129 Dean 2,101
130 Jimmie 2,091
131 Clyde 2,083
132 Lewis 2,081
133 Floyd 2,022
134 Benjamin 2,018
135 Lonnie 2,016
136 Nicholas 1,998
137 Duane 1,996
138 Joel 1,987
139 Tony 1,986
140 Jackie 1,957
141 Vernon 1,951
142 Harvey 1,936
143 Allan 1,934
144 Jon 1,884
145 Charlie 1,833
146 Juan 1,833
147 Gilbert 1,811
148 Ricky 1,791
149 Lester 1,751
150 Johnnie 1,729
151 Dwight 1,719
152 Freddie 1,672
153 Leo 1,646
154 Manuel 1,643
155 Franklin 1,621
156 Donnie 1,619
157 Herman 1,611
158 Arnold 1,590
159 Lynn 1,579
160 Milton 1,559
161 Neil 1,471
162 Bob 1,466
163 Chester 1,439
164 Jonathan 1,432
165 Garry 1,419
166 Wesley 1,405
167 Marc 1,396
168 Chris 1,389
169 Ted 1,378
170 Randolph 1,361
171 Rick 1,361
172 Karl 1,321
173 Cecil 1,318
174 Bradley 1,312
175 Roland 1,221
176 Claude 1,219
177 Matthew 1,219
178 Stuart 1,194
179 Nathaniel 1,193
180 Alexander 1,184
181 Terrence 1,177
182 Dave 1,164
183 Maurice 1,152
184 Carlos 1,134
185 Guy 1,130
186 Oscar 1,124
187 Marshall 1,111
188 Sam 1,104
189 Mitchell 1,091
190 Reginald 1,091
191 Rickey 1,086
192 Dana 1,079
193 Wallace 1,075
194 Kent 1,071
195 Perry 1,058
196 Jeffery 1,049
197 Gerard 1,044
198 Hugh 1,042
199 Fredrick 1,032
200 Jessie 1,023
201 Tim 1,007
202 Sammy 1,000
203 Ruben 997
204 Clifton 982
205 Daryl 977
206 Benny 969
207 Rex 959
208 Sidney 946
209 Willard 926
210 Kerry 924
211 Edgar 913
212 Clinton 911
213 Earnest 887
214 Greg 868
215 Elmer 867
216 Darryl 858
217 Antonio 850
218 Marion 840
219 Everett 835
220 Lyle 835
221 Morris 830
222 Terrance 829
223 Rudolph 822
224 Otis 816
225 Bennie 808
226 Laurence 802
227 Aaron 794
228 Virgil 791
229 Ira 790
230 Tyrone 789
231 Jesus 784
232 Nelson 782
233 Ross 763
234 Ben 762
235 Max 761
236 Clayton 749
237 Byron 744
238 Luther 744
239 Neal 740
240 Brent 738
241 Kirk 731
242 Alex 729
243 Rudy 719
244 Wendell 713
245 Jeff 696
246 Horace 685
247 Rodger 678
248 Luis 673
249 Kurt 671
250 Bryan 670

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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