Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1959

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1959. 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 1959, 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 85,224
2 David 83,919
3 James 78,604
4 John 76,391
5 Robert 74,502
6 Mark 56,910
7 William 51,368
8 Richard 47,164
9 Thomas 40,273
10 Steven 33,571
11 Charles 30,771
12 Timothy 30,750
13 Joseph 29,523
14 Kevin 26,761
15 Kenneth 26,627
16 Jeffrey 26,266
17 Paul 25,694
18 Daniel 25,129
19 Donald 23,860
20 Gary 23,294
21 Ronald 23,101
22 Brian 20,729
23 Gregory 19,871
24 Scott 19,757
25 Larry 18,419
26 Anthony 17,953
27 Edward 16,899
28 Stephen 16,497
29 Dennis 16,027
30 Douglas 15,280
31 Randy 15,026
32 George 15,003
33 Terry 14,540
34 Ricky 13,205
35 Christopher 12,895
36 Jerry 12,316
37 Mike 11,993
38 Bruce 11,901
39 Keith 11,743
40 Peter 11,285
41 Steve 11,072
42 Frank 10,937
43 Patrick 10,550
44 Craig 9,919
45 Raymond 9,793
46 Eric 9,728
47 Roger 8,789
48 Danny 8,724
49 Dale 8,340
50 Alan 8,145
51 Wayne 7,881
52 Jeff 7,728
53 Tony 7,561
54 Carl 7,499
55 Russell 7,476
56 Jeffery 7,473
57 Joe 7,384
58 Andrew 7,088
59 Randall 7,065
60 Tim 6,833
61 Gerald 6,636
62 Lawrence 6,604
63 Matthew 6,551
64 Billy 6,301
65 Johnny 6,301
66 Walter 6,120
67 Rodney 5,913
68 Philip 5,855
69 Jimmy 5,831
70 Jim 5,686
71 Bobby 5,673
72 Chris 5,673
73 Barry 5,600
74 Phillip 5,588
75 Curtis 5,526
76 Ronnie 5,473
77 Arthur 5,466
78 Willie 5,370
79 Glenn 5,346
80 Martin 5,345
81 Roy 5,176
82 Tom 5,061
83 Henry 5,057
84 Ralph 5,041
85 Jack 5,015
86 Samuel 4,959
87 Jay 4,938
88 Harold 4,937
89 Rick 4,933
90 Greg 4,643
91 Darrell 4,642
92 Albert 4,602
93 Bill 4,601
94 Bryan 4,494
95 Dean 4,428
96 Micheal 4,370
97 Allen 4,363
98 Stanley 4,335
99 Todd 4,329
100 Louis 4,308
101 Eddie 4,232
102 Vincent 4,211
103 Bradley 4,050
104 Howard 3,990
105 Jon 3,972
106 Eugene 3,887
107 Victor 3,811
108 Tommy 3,766
109 Leonard 3,733
110 Dan 3,676
111 Don 3,615
112 Fred 3,579
113 Jose 3,575
114 Frederick 3,549
115 Lee 3,505
116 Joel 3,460
117 Rickey 3,450
118 Ernest 3,334
119 Dave 3,312
120 Harry 3,276
121 Ray 3,220
122 Melvin 3,172
123 Marvin 3,164
124 Jonathan 3,082
125 Calvin 3,033
126 Mitchell 2,965
127 Duane 2,963
128 Bob 2,825
129 Kurt 2,816
130 Norman 2,774
131 Darryl 2,773
132 Perry 2,751
133 Glen 2,699
134 Jerome 2,687
135 Earl 2,685
136 Francis 2,651
137 Edwin 2,573
138 Alfred 2,546
139 Clifford 2,532
140 Marc 2,504
141 Kent 2,468
142 Jesse 2,433
143 Kelly 2,433
144 Kirk 2,407
145 Reginald 2,407
146 Theodore 2,394
147 Clarence 2,374
148 Karl 2,353
149 Brad 2,347
150 Benjamin 2,331
151 Brent 2,278
152 Bernard 2,272
153 Alvin 2,256
154 Brett 2,225
155 Gordon 2,210
156 Nicholas 2,196
157 Warren 2,177
158 Guy 2,027
159 Leroy 2,017
160 Wesley 1,999
161 Shawn 1,973
162 Carlos 1,944
163 Gene 1,929
164 Juan 1,919
165 Dwayne 1,908
166 Ron 1,878
167 Lloyd 1,872
168 Stuart 1,848
169 Herbert 1,845
170 Bret 1,839
171 Tyrone 1,814
172 Vernon 1,791
173 Lonnie 1,774
174 Kenny 1,758
175 Leslie 1,755
176 Leon 1,748
177 Gilbert 1,744
178 Doug 1,706
179 Kerry 1,702
180 Dana 1,694
181 Ted 1,673
182 Ken 1,659
183 Manuel 1,645
184 Neil 1,634
185 Donnie 1,633
186 Dwight 1,592
187 Gregg 1,586
188 Timmy 1,573
189 Daryl 1,558
190 Franklin 1,554
191 Aaron 1,542
192 Lewis 1,536
193 Floyd 1,531
194 Robin 1,530
195 Garry 1,473
196 Clyde 1,466
197 Jackie 1,459
198 Marty 1,454
199 Tracy 1,450
200 Allan 1,435
201 Randal 1,435
202 Lance 1,431
203 Leo 1,431
204 Charlie 1,417
205 Gerard 1,398
206 Antonio 1,378
207 Nathan 1,376
208 Maurice 1,359
209 Ruben 1,357
210 Ricardo 1,342
211 Lester 1,335
212 Andy 1,308
213 Sam 1,298
214 Darren 1,297
215 Jimmie 1,283
216 Rex 1,282
217 Luis 1,280
218 Sean 1,277
219 Andre 1,275
220 Freddie 1,249
221 Wade 1,228
222 Neal 1,221
223 Byron 1,220
224 Chuck 1,219
225 Milton 1,219
226 Marcus 1,206
227 Wendell 1,205
228 Mario 1,203
229 Arnold 1,190
230 Herman 1,185
231 Derrick 1,182
232 Johnnie 1,176
233 Alex 1,164
234 Alexander 1,160
235 Roland 1,157
236 Nathaniel 1,154
237 Kyle 1,146
238 Clayton 1,129
239 Clinton 1,122
240 Joey 1,120
241 Kim 1,105
242 Terrence 1,105
243 Harvey 1,086
244 Nelson 1,082
245 Oscar 1,081
246 Randolph 1,072
247 Nick 1,052
248 Ross 1,027
249 Bart 1,022
250 Kelvin 1,014

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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