Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1955

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1955. 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 1955, 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 88,372
2 David 86,323
3 James 84,193
4 Robert 83,745
5 John 80,124
6 William 59,991
7 Richard 53,576
8 Thomas 45,865
9 Mark 42,246
10 Steven 37,846
11 Charles 35,380
12 Gary 34,429
13 Joseph 31,599
14 Donald 27,736
15 Kenneth 26,748
16 Paul 26,709
17 Daniel 26,463
18 Ronald 26,179
19 Larry 22,825
20 Jeffrey 22,534
21 Stephen 22,146
22 Timothy 20,737
23 Dennis 20,429
24 Gregory 19,816
25 Edward 19,283
26 George 18,169
27 Kevin 17,168
28 Terry 15,580
29 Douglas 15,314
30 Randy 14,971
31 Anthony 14,177
32 Bruce 14,085
33 Jerry 12,976
34 Frank 11,106
35 Peter 11,005
36 Raymond 10,994
37 Roger 10,973
38 Scott 10,779
39 Keith 10,415
40 Brian 10,112
41 Patrick 9,876
42 Lawrence 9,133
43 Alan 9,038
44 Wayne 8,724
45 Danny 8,718
46 Ricky 8,329
47 Carl 8,292
48 Gerald 8,073
49 Christopher 7,917
50 Craig 7,446
51 Walter 7,304
52 Dale 7,179
53 Randall 6,686
54 Willie 6,628
55 Johnny 6,619
56 Arthur 6,577
57 Russell 6,539
58 Roy 6,332
59 Glenn 6,261
60 Jack 6,202
61 Henry 6,200
62 Philip 6,163
63 Harold 6,092
64 Stanley 6,053
65 Rodney 6,049
66 Andrew 6,014
67 Ralph 5,966
68 Joe 5,857
69 Billy 5,771
70 Barry 5,602
71 Samuel 5,529
72 Steve 5,514
73 Jeffery 5,468
74 Phillip 5,407
75 Bobby 5,226
76 Albert 5,185
77 Martin 5,070
78 Jimmy 5,036
79 Curtis 4,979
80 Ronnie 4,969
81 Eugene 4,796
82 Louis 4,780
83 Howard 4,751
84 Allen 4,744
85 Eric 4,657
86 Frederick 4,553
87 Micheal 4,535
88 Leonard 4,258
89 Harry 4,144
90 Ernest 3,975
91 Darrell 3,906
92 Eddie 3,782
93 Tony 3,750
94 Marvin 3,663
95 Melvin 3,648
96 Lee 3,605
97 Fred 3,499
98 Kim 3,491
99 Vincent 3,483
100 Victor 3,439
101 Francis 3,438
102 Norman 3,411
103 Jay 3,399
104 Jose 3,307
105 Matthew 3,282
106 Earl 3,250
107 Bradley 3,182
108 Tommy 3,178
109 Rick 3,155
110 Calvin 3,151
111 Dean 3,085
112 Jerome 3,085
113 Ray 3,072
114 Rickey 3,064
115 Jon 3,053
116 Jonathan 3,021
117 Clarence 3,016
118 Clifford 2,996
119 Alfred 2,978
120 Theodore 2,977
121 Joel 2,809
122 Jesse 2,785
123 Mike 2,729
124 Edwin 2,665
125 Don 2,650
126 Marc 2,630
127 Bernard 2,564
128 Gordon 2,558
129 Herbert 2,504
130 Glen 2,492
131 Warren 2,490
132 Benjamin 2,450
133 Leroy 2,415
134 Alvin 2,361
135 Duane 2,346
136 Dan 2,304
137 Mitchell 2,276
138 Leslie 2,231
139 Garry 2,193
140 Chris 2,191
141 Nicholas 2,188
142 Dwight 2,159
143 Leon 2,142
144 Reginald 2,075
145 Guy 2,038
146 Vernon 2,038
147 Lloyd 2,031
148 Jackie 2,001
149 Karl 1,934
150 Kurt 1,933
151 Wesley 1,926
152 Gene 1,892
153 Brad 1,878
154 Lonnie 1,860
155 Gilbert 1,857
156 Kent 1,855
157 Allan 1,843
158 Robin 1,841
159 Neil 1,784
160 Lewis 1,779
161 Juan 1,777
162 Franklin 1,766
163 Randolph 1,765
164 Clyde 1,743
165 Floyd 1,716
166 Carlos 1,703
167 Jim 1,700
168 Lester 1,690
169 Manuel 1,672
170 Donnie 1,671
171 Bill 1,658
172 Kirk 1,627
173 Todd 1,615
174 Kerry 1,603
175 Leo 1,574
176 Bryan 1,569
177 Dana 1,568
178 Daryl 1,536
179 Gerard 1,523
180 Tom 1,511
181 Terrence 1,498
182 Jeff 1,482
183 Perry 1,451
184 Charlie 1,436
185 Milton 1,430
186 Darryl 1,428
187 Freddie 1,426
188 Ted 1,408
189 Stuart 1,407
190 Johnnie 1,404
191 Rex 1,400
192 Jimmie 1,385
193 Brent 1,381
194 Herman 1,359
195 Lynn 1,334
196 Nathaniel 1,334
197 Arnold 1,315
198 Gregg 1,300
199 Ruben 1,291
200 Harvey 1,290
201 Tyrone 1,278
202 Roland 1,269
203 Chester 1,255
204 Kelly 1,249
205 Cecil 1,226
206 Maurice 1,220
207 Antonio 1,198
208 Alexander 1,172
209 Fredrick 1,169
210 Greg 1,167
211 Oscar 1,153
212 Tim 1,144
213 Terrance 1,143
214 Randal 1,126
215 Marshall 1,106
216 Ricardo 1,103
217 Aaron 1,098
218 Claude 1,083
219 Mario 1,075
220 Neal 1,060
221 Lance 1,059
222 Byron 1,056
223 Dave 1,053
224 Ross 1,028
225 Sidney 1,023
226 Luis 1,005
227 Clifton 980
228 Marcus 974
229 Wendell 965
230 Jessie 964
231 Nathan 950
232 Wallace 950
233 Edgar 930
234 Clayton 924
235 Nelson 913
236 Hugh 895
237 Sam 877
238 Rickie 875
239 Carlton 873
240 Rocky 858
241 Jesus 843
242 Wade 836
243 Clinton 833
244 Morris 830
245 Benny 822
246 Lyle 821
247 Hector 798
248 Bob 798
249 Raul 797
250 Terence 766

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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