Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1928 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1928:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.317 60,665
2 John 4.711 53,741
3 James 4.624 52,751
4 William 4.303 49,093
5 Charles 2.738 31,236
6 Richard 2.523 28,780
7 Donald 2.254 25,714
8 George 2.138 24,388
9 Joseph 1.956 22,316
10 Edward 1.620 18,478
11 Thomas 1.453 16,581
12 Frank 1.189 13,565
13 Paul 1.153 13,155
14 Harold 1.110 12,669
15 Jack 1.094 12,480
16 Raymond 1.048 11,951
17 Kenneth 0.979 11,169
18 Walter 0.933 10,646
19 David 0.876 9,990
20 Eugene 0.850 9,697
21 Henry 0.817 9,317
22 Arthur 0.778 8,873
23 Albert 0.771 8,799
24 Ralph 0.710 8,105
25 Herbert 0.707 8,067
26 Harry 0.667 7,606
27 Billy 0.641 7,308
28 Carl 0.609 6,944
29 Willie 0.597 6,815
30 Joe 0.585 6,679
31 Howard 0.569 6,497
32 Louis 0.551 6,287
33 Alfred 0.547 6,244
34 Roy 0.545 6,223
35 Clarence 0.532 6,072
36 Fred 0.529 6,030
37 Earl 0.522 5,958
38 Lawrence 0.490 5,588
38 Norman 0.490 5,588
40 Francis 0.483 5,515
41 Gerald 0.482 5,494
42 Leonard 0.451 5,141
43 Ernest 0.433 4,945
44 Anthony 0.414 4,718
45 Stanley 0.393 4,483
46 Marvin 0.390 4,451
47 Daniel 0.389 4,434
48 Melvin 0.372 4,247
49 Bernard 0.356 4,062
50 Ronald 0.349 3,976
51 Leroy 0.340 3,875
52 Samuel 0.337 3,848
53 Michael 0.315 3,596
54 Floyd 0.292 3,334
55 Russell 0.291 3,325
56 Peter 0.289 3,301
57 Ray 0.285 3,250
58 Edwin 0.278 3,171
59 Lloyd 0.277 3,159
60 Andrew 0.275 3,140
61 Leo 0.271 3,092
62 Gene 0.271 3,090
63 Bill 0.261 2,975
64 Elmer 0.261 2,974
65 Bobby 0.260 2,968
66 Theodore 0.255 2,914
67 Frederick 0.253 2,887
68 Vernon 0.250 2,856
68 Clifford 0.250 2,856
70 Wayne 0.250 2,855
71 Roger 0.243 2,773
72 Alvin 0.241 2,746
73 Philip 0.239 2,726
74 Clyde 0.237 2,708
75 Dale 0.231 2,636
76 Glenn 0.228 2,596
77 Gordon 0.227 2,593
78 Jerry 0.227 2,591
79 Herman 0.227 2,589
80 Leon 0.216 2,461
81 Charlie 0.216 2,460
82 Vincent 0.213 2,435
83 Martin 0.212 2,424
84 Don 0.209 2,384
85 Warren 0.207 2,363
86 Lewis 0.205 2,336
87 Lee 0.200 2,280
88 Chester 0.196 2,239
89 Lester 0.195 2,229
90 Harvey 0.192 2,186
91 Milton 0.190 2,172
92 Jesse 0.190 2,171
93 Allen 0.187 2,133
94 Calvin 0.186 2,127
95 Bob 0.183 2,092
96 Gilbert 0.179 2,046
97 Cecil 0.176 2,007
98 Arnold 0.173 1,974
99 Victor 0.170 1,942
100 Jimmie 0.169 1,928
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.594 66,861
2 Betty 3.019 36,082
3 Dorothy 2.822 33,724
4 Helen 1.919 22,933
5 Margaret 1.698 20,295
6 Ruth 1.494 17,857
7 Doris 1.386 16,564
8 Barbara 1.244 14,869
9 Virginia 1.213 14,497
10 Shirley 1.189 14,208
11 Patricia 1.032 12,331
12 Jean 1.021 12,208
13 Frances 1.015 12,135
14 Elizabeth 0.984 11,763
15 Mildred 0.975 11,654
16 Anna 0.885 10,573
17 Evelyn 0.882 10,537
18 Lois 0.872 10,421
19 Alice 0.848 10,140
20 Dolores 0.804 9,614
21 Marie 0.777 9,292
22 Martha 0.690 8,243
23 Rose 0.683 8,162
24 Norma 0.683 8,161
25 Gloria 0.679 8,115
26 Phyllis 0.662 7,917
27 Joan 0.657 7,857
28 Irene 0.647 7,729
29 Marjorie 0.639 7,637
30 Joyce 0.606 7,242
31 Louise 0.590 7,050
32 Florence 0.583 6,971
33 Catherine 0.578 6,908
34 Ruby 0.560 6,694
35 Lillian 0.550 6,569
36 Eleanor 0.546 6,529
37 Annie 0.529 6,327
38 Marilyn 0.508 6,067
39 Lorraine 0.501 5,984
40 Thelma 0.500 5,971
41 Gladys 0.485 5,795
42 Josephine 0.474 5,671
43 Nancy 0.463 5,534
44 June 0.462 5,517
45 Edna 0.458 5,475
46 Beverly 0.455 5,433
47 Marion 0.453 5,420
48 Pauline 0.451 5,389
49 Theresa 0.446 5,327
50 Geraldine 0.431 5,151
51 Lucille 0.426 5,089
52 Grace 0.417 4,989
53 Bernice 0.413 4,940
54 Ann 0.412 4,928
55 Ethel 0.412 4,921
56 Edith 0.405 4,840
57 Rita 0.402 4,808
58 Juanita 0.395 4,727
59 Hazel 0.389 4,653
60 Audrey 0.387 4,625
61 Donna 0.374 4,465
62 Jane 0.369 4,409
63 Wanda 0.361 4,318
64 Sarah 0.355 4,242
65 Clara 0.343 4,101
66 Esther 0.343 4,095
67 Emma 0.336 4,018
68 Elaine 0.335 4,004
69 Wilma 0.329 3,936
70 Beatrice 0.328 3,925
71 Marian 0.325 3,888
72 Charlotte 0.291 3,474
73 Elsie 0.290 3,468
74 Willie 0.288 3,442
75 Katherine 0.284 3,398
76 Peggy 0.283 3,378
77 Carol 0.280 3,350
78 Vivian 0.277 3,309
79 Eva 0.269 3,212
80 Julia 0.268 3,206
81 Bertha 0.264 3,160
82 Kathleen 0.264 3,151
83 Laura 0.263 3,145
84 Maxine 0.262 3,127
85 Agnes 0.253 3,021
86 Gertrude 0.252 3,013
87 Ida 0.251 2,997
88 Rosemary 0.248 2,968
89 Bonnie 0.245 2,929
90 Jeanne 0.241 2,876
91 Carolyn 0.238 2,846
91 Vera 0.238 2,846
93 Anne 0.236 2,823
94 Delores 0.235 2,809
95 Janet 0.233 2,784
96 Billie 0.232 2,775
97 Jacqueline 0.229 2,737
98 Kathryn 0.224 2,680
99 Ellen 0.224 2,679
100 Ella 0.223 2,669