Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1957

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1957. 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 1957, 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 92,718
2 James 84,309
3 David 82,374
4 Robert 81,739
5 John 79,007
6 William 56,837
7 Mark 52,806
8 Richard 52,429
9 Thomas 44,595
10 Steven 36,823
11 Charles 34,256
12 Joseph 31,812
13 Gary 29,517
14 Kenneth 28,041
15 Donald 27,872
16 Daniel 27,321
17 Ronald 27,210
18 Paul 26,994
19 Timothy 24,726
20 Kevin 24,275
21 Jeffrey 23,962
22 Larry 21,920
23 Gregory 21,450
24 Stephen 19,715
25 Edward 18,703
26 Brian 17,507
27 Anthony 17,045
28 Dennis 16,896
29 George 16,880
30 Douglas 16,733
31 Randy 16,461
32 Scott 15,747
33 Terry 15,610
34 Bruce 13,870
35 Jerry 13,268
36 Keith 12,426
37 Peter 11,592
38 Frank 11,266
39 Raymond 10,805
40 Ricky 10,578
41 Patrick 10,349
42 Roger 9,863
43 Christopher 8,971
44 Steve 8,912
45 Danny 8,818
46 Lawrence 8,741
47 Wayne 8,681
48 Alan 8,213
49 Carl 8,196
50 Dale 7,871
51 Gerald 7,590
52 Jeffery 7,508
53 Mike 7,247
54 Russell 7,219
55 Craig 7,068
56 Andrew 6,995
57 Joe 6,759
58 Walter 6,716
59 Randall 6,676
60 Eric 6,624
61 Johnny 6,495
62 Glenn 6,268
63 Willie 6,208
64 Billy 6,145
65 Roy 6,064
66 Arthur 6,061
67 Jack 6,022
68 Philip 6,009
69 Martin 5,965
70 Rodney 5,865
71 Tony 5,859
72 Barry 5,790
73 Ronnie 5,770
74 Harold 5,752
75 Henry 5,735
76 Ralph 5,710
77 Jimmy 5,669
78 Bobby 5,616
79 Phillip 5,538
80 Curtis 5,344
81 Stanley 5,263
82 Samuel 5,231
83 Matthew 5,224
84 Albert 5,047
85 Micheal 4,836
86 Louis 4,693
87 Rick 4,667
88 Jay 4,626
89 Howard 4,610
90 Darrell 4,569
91 Allen 4,419
92 Eugene 4,410
93 Dean 4,374
94 Leonard 4,334
95 Eddie 4,111
96 Jeff 4,091
97 Victor 4,081
98 Vincent 4,074
99 Frederick 4,005
100 Harry 3,796
101 Ernest 3,780
102 Tommy 3,678
103 Fred 3,639
104 Joel 3,604
105 Lee 3,589
106 Jim 3,544
107 Bradley 3,525
108 Rickey 3,520
109 Jose 3,472
110 Jon 3,471
111 Marvin 3,410
112 Ray 3,409
113 Melvin 3,395
114 Calvin 3,394
115 Bryan 3,373
116 Don 3,350
117 Tom 3,350
118 Norman 3,333
119 Tim 3,257
120 Chris 3,256
121 Dan 3,192
122 Earl 3,133
123 Bill 3,119
124 Jonathan 3,046
125 Mitchell 3,024
126 Jerome 3,001
127 Greg 2,970
128 Francis 2,936
129 Glen 2,924
130 Clifford 2,892
131 Alfred 2,820
132 Theodore 2,755
133 Jesse 2,737
134 Edwin 2,713
135 Clarence 2,630
136 Duane 2,616
137 Bernard 2,530
138 Benjamin 2,492
139 Marc 2,480
140 Gordon 2,466
141 Kurt 2,426
142 Reginald 2,419
143 Todd 2,403
144 Alvin 2,384
145 Perry 2,366
146 Karl 2,340
147 Warren 2,338
148 Leroy 2,312
149 Guy 2,304
150 Kent 2,298
151 Herbert 2,278
152 Nicholas 2,197
153 Brad 2,191
154 Dave 2,186
155 Kirk 2,184
156 Leslie 2,102
157 Lonnie 2,048
158 Garry 2,040
159 Dwight 2,026
160 Wesley 1,992
161 Vernon 1,977
162 Kim 1,974
163 Gilbert 1,956
164 Lloyd 1,920
165 Juan 1,900
166 Leon 1,885
167 Kelly 1,872
168 Robin 1,866
169 Gene 1,838
170 Floyd 1,827
171 Bob 1,815
172 Darryl 1,797
173 Carlos 1,791
174 Brent 1,779
175 Kerry 1,748
176 Clyde 1,740
177 Donnie 1,714
178 Jackie 1,707
179 Daryl 1,693
180 Franklin 1,691
181 Lewis 1,674
182 Neil 1,674
183 Lester 1,637
184 Ted 1,636
185 Manuel 1,633
186 Dana 1,619
187 Allan 1,571
188 Gregg 1,548
189 Gerard 1,516
190 Leo 1,514
191 Jimmie 1,467
192 Randal 1,457
193 Charlie 1,453
194 Stuart 1,427
195 Tyrone 1,410
196 Maurice 1,393
197 Ruben 1,385
198 Milton 1,363
199 Randolph 1,359
200 Marty 1,348
201 Aaron 1,345
202 Freddie 1,338
203 Rex 1,327
204 Herman 1,322
205 Antonio 1,320
206 Terrence 1,308
207 Johnnie 1,293
208 Ron 1,281
209 Harvey 1,276
210 Lynn 1,272
211 Arnold 1,266
212 Nathaniel 1,262
213 Alexander 1,261
214 Byron 1,261
215 Nathan 1,223
216 Roland 1,209
217 Oscar 1,201
218 Neal 1,192
219 Ricardo 1,184
220 Ken 1,183
221 Chester 1,180
222 Lance 1,158
223 Tracy 1,155
224 Mario 1,153
225 Wade 1,140
226 Luis 1,118
227 Wendell 1,114
228 Marshall 1,097
229 Clinton 1,091
230 Kenny 1,074
231 Sam 1,072
232 Cecil 1,071
233 Jessie 1,067
234 Andre 1,056
235 Clifton 1,054
236 Fredrick 1,047
237 Terrance 1,040
238 Joey 1,036
239 Marcus 1,034
240 Dwayne 1,034
241 Kyle 1,031
242 Clayton 1,023
243 Claude 1,019
244 Andy 977
245 Hugh 966
246 Carlton 958
247 Ross 954
248 Mickey 949
249 Derrick 944
250 Nelson 942

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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