Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1953

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1953. 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 1953, 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 Robert 86,247
2 James 86,080
3 Michael 84,201
4 John 80,170
5 David 76,120
6 William 61,840
7 Richard 58,393
8 Thomas 47,004
9 Charles 38,422
10 Gary 36,968
11 Steven 33,722
12 Mark 29,339
13 Joseph 29,270
14 Donald 28,364
15 Ronald 27,711
16 Kenneth 25,508
17 Paul 25,508
18 Larry 25,211
19 Dennis 23,658
20 Daniel 23,489
21 Stephen 21,809
22 George 19,181
23 Edward 18,980
24 Gregory 16,159
25 Jeffrey 15,946
26 Timothy 15,185
27 Douglas 14,141
28 Bruce 14,043
29 Jerry 13,906
30 Terry 13,257
31 Roger 13,171
32 Anthony 11,695
33 Frank 11,183
34 Raymond 11,113
35 Randy 10,667
36 Kevin 10,011
37 Lawrence 9,852
38 Peter 9,733
39 Patrick 9,468
40 Wayne 8,904
41 Danny 8,625
42 Gerald 8,618
43 Alan 8,452
44 Carl 7,827
45 Walter 7,509
46 Scott 7,488
47 Keith 7,378
48 Dale 7,346
49 Willie 7,056
50 Arthur 6,996
51 Ricky 6,890
52 Johnny 6,717
53 Brian 6,665
54 Henry 6,659
55 Roy 6,655
56 Harold 6,580
57 Jack 6,537
58 Rodney 6,536
59 Ralph 6,516
60 Craig 6,460
61 Philip 6,280
62 Stanley 6,275
63 Christopher 6,076
64 Randall 5,973
65 Billy 5,858
66 Joe 5,800
67 Glenn 5,729
68 Andrew 5,626
69 Albert 5,438
70 Samuel 5,426
71 Russell 5,370
72 Jimmy 5,310
73 Barry 5,181
74 Bobby 5,181
75 Eugene 5,148
76 Phillip 5,101
77 Howard 4,987
78 Louis 4,985
79 Ronnie 4,971
80 Frederick 4,864
81 Allen 4,853
82 Martin 4,781
83 Harry 4,579
84 Steve 4,538
85 Leonard 4,422
86 Curtis 4,352
87 Ernest 4,097
88 Micheal 3,987
89 Eric 3,930
90 Francis 3,874
91 Melvin 3,811
92 Fred 3,789
93 Lee 3,584
94 Marvin 3,565
95 Tommy 3,470
96 Earl 3,436
97 Eddie 3,413
98 Norman 3,371
99 Jay 3,236
100 Vincent 3,175
101 Rick 3,172
102 Clifford 3,157
103 Darrell 3,151
104 Alfred 3,132
105 Dean 3,125
106 Victor 3,100
107 Jerome 3,082
108 Clarence 3,077
109 Jeffery 3,040
110 Jose 3,013
111 Calvin 2,947
112 Theodore 2,936
113 Rickey 2,842
114 Jesse 2,817
115 Ray 2,816
116 Gordon 2,782
117 Tony 2,771
118 Bradley 2,764
119 Bernard 2,746
120 Jon 2,713
121 Don 2,712
122 Dwight 2,697
123 Edwin 2,643
124 Warren 2,636
125 Herbert 2,614
126 Leroy 2,579
127 Kim 2,565
128 Benjamin 2,414
129 Glen 2,389
130 Matthew 2,375
131 Nicholas 2,358
132 Duane 2,339
133 Jonathan 2,336
134 Joel 2,303
135 Leslie 2,284
136 Mike 2,277
137 Leon 2,274
138 Lloyd 2,168
139 Dan 2,167
140 Alvin 2,110
141 Vernon 2,061
142 Garry 2,046
143 Gene 2,004
144 Marc 1,979
145 Jackie 1,968
146 Neil 1,937
147 Lonnie 1,922
148 Gilbert 1,912
149 Juan 1,893
150 Guy 1,884
151 Mitchell 1,884
152 Floyd 1,875
153 Allan 1,856
154 Clyde 1,855
155 Lewis 1,852
156 Donnie 1,789
157 Lester 1,777
158 Franklin 1,761
159 Wesley 1,733
160 Robin 1,726
161 Randolph 1,714
162 Leo 1,655
163 Karl 1,653
164 Brad 1,650
165 Reginald 1,639
166 Kent 1,636
167 Jimmie 1,628
168 Chris 1,580
169 Manuel 1,576
170 Lynn 1,555
171 Freddie 1,548
172 Harvey 1,536
173 Charlie 1,535
174 Jim 1,533
175 Milton 1,531
176 Bill 1,521
177 Kurt 1,515
178 Dana 1,504
179 Herman 1,410
180 Johnnie 1,405
181 Carlos 1,393
182 Arnold 1,390
183 Chester 1,381
184 Tom 1,376
185 Stuart 1,368
186 Gerard 1,366
187 Daryl 1,354
188 Rex 1,346
189 Fredrick 1,341
190 Ted 1,303
191 Roland 1,280
192 Nathaniel 1,270
193 Darryl 1,268
194 Kerry 1,264
195 Alexander 1,261
196 Cecil 1,252
197 Kirk 1,231
198 Maurice 1,227
199 Perry 1,226
200 Terrence 1,217
201 Ruben 1,203
202 Brent 1,201
203 Oscar 1,196
204 Tyrone 1,140
205 Claude 1,138
206 Antonio 1,110
207 Todd 1,102
208 Jessie 1,068
209 Ricardo 1,051
210 Bryan 1,049
211 Marshall 1,037
212 Wallace 1,017
213 Sidney 1,013
214 Nelson 1,012
215 Mario 996
216 Neal 966
217 Terrance 964
218 Clifton 960
219 Hugh 960
220 Byron 926
221 Ross 921
222 Rickie 905
223 Aaron 899
224 Edgar 897
225 Benny 896
226 Lyle 892
227 Wendell 887
228 Luis 884
229 Sam 880
230 Clayton 871
231 Jeff 848
232 Kelly 846
233 Clinton 845
234 Jesus 842
235 Morris 834
236 Gregg 816
237 Nathan 806
238 Greg 796
239 Earnest 788
240 Bradford 780
241 Marion 776
242 Bennie 773
243 Randal 770
244 Sammy 770
245 Dave 768
246 Willard 767
247 Otis 767
248 Francisco 765
249 Virgil 758
250 Laurence 750

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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