Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1954

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1954. 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 1954, 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 Michael 88,576
2 Robert 86,341
3 James 86,319
4 John 81,195
5 David 79,572
6 William 61,432
7 Richard 57,043
8 Thomas 47,165
9 Gary 37,923
10 Charles 37,465
11 Steven 36,637
12 Mark 36,204
13 Joseph 31,228
14 Donald 29,278
15 Ronald 27,627
16 Paul 26,222
17 Kenneth 26,188
18 Daniel 25,282
19 Larry 24,615
20 Stephen 21,880
21 Dennis 20,756
22 Edward 19,510
23 Jeffrey 19,052
24 George 18,702
25 Gregory 17,622
26 Timothy 17,436
27 Terry 15,557
28 Kevin 15,327
29 Douglas 14,705
30 Bruce 14,149
31 Jerry 13,678
32 Anthony 13,125
33 Randy 12,636
34 Roger 11,721
35 Raymond 11,244
36 Frank 10,998
37 Peter 10,087
38 Patrick 9,929
39 Lawrence 9,607
40 Scott 9,458
41 Wayne 9,179
42 Danny 9,105
43 Alan 8,711
44 Gerald 8,550
45 Keith 8,359
46 Ricky 8,163
47 Carl 8,140
48 Brian 8,079
49 Walter 7,488
50 Dale 7,441
51 Craig 7,180
52 Arthur 6,859
53 Willie 6,837
54 Johnny 6,611
55 Randall 6,550
56 Roy 6,512
57 Jack 6,477
58 Stanley 6,447
59 Henry 6,406
60 Harold 6,358
61 Ralph 6,310
62 Philip 6,278
63 Glenn 6,243
64 Christopher 6,083
65 Billy 6,033
66 Rodney 5,961
67 Joe 5,869
68 Barry 5,844
69 Russell 5,764
70 Andrew 5,650
71 Samuel 5,640
72 Bobby 5,506
73 Albert 5,428
74 Jimmy 5,328
75 Phillip 5,152
76 Steve 5,064
77 Eugene 5,030
78 Ronnie 4,979
79 Martin 4,965
80 Howard 4,932
81 Louis 4,847
82 Allen 4,832
83 Frederick 4,744
84 Curtis 4,597
85 Leonard 4,486
86 Harry 4,354
87 Ernest 4,204
88 Micheal 4,178
89 Eric 4,174
90 Jeffery 3,936
91 Eddie 3,769
92 Melvin 3,713
93 Fred 3,696
94 Francis 3,688
95 Darrell 3,644
96 Lee 3,569
97 Marvin 3,497
98 Earl 3,427
99 Norman 3,417
100 Tommy 3,405
101 Jay 3,371
102 Rick 3,370
103 Victor 3,366
104 Vincent 3,358
105 Tony 3,354
106 Bradley 3,240
107 Jose 3,235
108 Clarence 3,181
109 Kim 3,169
110 Dean 3,165
111 Jon 3,161
112 Clifford 3,142
113 Rickey 3,128
114 Jerome 3,109
115 Theodore 3,072
116 Alfred 3,048
117 Calvin 3,008
118 Ray 2,977
119 Jesse 2,761
120 Don 2,747
121 Jonathan 2,741
122 Gordon 2,738
123 Bernard 2,731
124 Matthew 2,688
125 Leroy 2,637
126 Warren 2,621
127 Joel 2,593
128 Herbert 2,592
129 Edwin 2,550
130 Mike 2,506
131 Glen 2,495
132 Benjamin 2,452
133 Marc 2,403
134 Nicholas 2,369
135 Alvin 2,368
136 Duane 2,325
137 Leslie 2,232
138 Garry 2,217
139 Dan 2,154
140 Leon 2,145
141 Mitchell 2,145
142 Lloyd 2,114
143 Guy 2,098
144 Vernon 2,095
145 Dwight 2,035
146 Lonnie 1,972
147 Gilbert 1,959
148 Neil 1,958
149 Jackie 1,956
150 Allan 1,954
151 Gene 1,903
152 Floyd 1,871
153 Juan 1,867
154 Brad 1,848
155 Wesley 1,844
156 Lewis 1,839
157 Franklin 1,821
158 Reginald 1,813
159 Chris 1,801
160 Robin 1,791
161 Clyde 1,777
162 Donnie 1,773
163 Randolph 1,764
164 Lester 1,758
165 Dana 1,740
166 Karl 1,738
167 Kent 1,720
168 Kurt 1,692
169 Manuel 1,682
170 Kerry 1,662
171 Jimmie 1,622
172 Carlos 1,612
173 Leo 1,610
174 Jim 1,595
175 Milton 1,581
176 Bill 1,527
177 Gerard 1,520
178 Stuart 1,494
179 Freddie 1,492
180 Daryl 1,469
181 Harvey 1,459
182 Charlie 1,457
183 Johnnie 1,444
184 Terrence 1,440
185 Chester 1,420
186 Herman 1,418
187 Lynn 1,414
188 Tom 1,388
189 Rex 1,380
190 Kirk 1,375
191 Ted 1,344
192 Darryl 1,332
193 Roland 1,322
194 Cecil 1,301
195 Todd 1,290
196 Arnold 1,282
197 Oscar 1,270
198 Ruben 1,258
199 Perry 1,255
200 Fredrick 1,235
201 Alexander 1,234
202 Brent 1,232
203 Maurice 1,227
204 Nathaniel 1,227
205 Bryan 1,225
206 Tyrone 1,223
207 Antonio 1,166
208 Claude 1,143
209 Terrance 1,120
210 Marshall 1,103
211 Ricardo 1,094
212 Neal 1,088
213 Mario 1,073
214 Byron 1,044
215 Clifton 1,039
216 Sidney 1,024
217 Luis 1,019
218 Rickie 1,003
219 Ross 999
220 Jessie 995
221 Jeff 975
222 Aaron 974
223 Wallace 974
224 Kelly 964
225 Nathan 960
226 Greg 954
227 Gregg 948
228 Nelson 947
229 Wendell 945
230 Hugh 941
231 Lance 922
232 Morris 918
233 Edgar 915
234 Benny 914
235 Marcus 896
236 Randal 896
237 Lyle 889
238 Sam 872
239 Clayton 843
240 Dave 834
241 Carlton 834
242 Marion 833
243 Francisco 831
244 Tim 815
245 Jesus 792
246 Clinton 788
247 Rocky 786
248 Raul 781
249 Bradford 773
250 Sammy 769

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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