Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1931 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 1931:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.659 60,495
2 James 4.787 51,177
3 John 4.527 48,392
4 William 4.046 43,252
5 Richard 2.975 31,802
6 Charles 2.798 29,912
7 Donald 2.721 29,084
8 George 1.934 20,673
9 Joseph 1.808 19,324
10 Thomas 1.575 16,833
11 Edward 1.463 15,641
12 Paul 1.145 12,245
13 David 1.101 11,773
14 Kenneth 1.082 11,563
15 Jack 1.074 11,478
16 Frank 1.073 11,466
17 Raymond 1.014 10,845
18 Harold 1.000 10,687
19 Billy 0.866 9,259
20 Walter 0.836 8,935
21 Eugene 0.762 8,142
22 Henry 0.729 7,794
23 Arthur 0.704 7,527
24 Albert 0.667 7,130
25 Ralph 0.651 6,955
26 Gerald 0.638 6,825
27 Ronald 0.629 6,722
28 Carl 0.615 6,579
29 Joe 0.602 6,439
30 Harry 0.565 6,041
31 Willie 0.556 5,947
32 Bobby 0.548 5,855
33 Fred 0.533 5,702
34 Howard 0.526 5,618
35 Roy 0.513 5,484
36 Norman 0.507 5,415
37 Louis 0.506 5,412
38 Lawrence 0.502 5,363
39 Clarence 0.473 5,061
40 Earl 0.472 5,041
41 Herbert 0.447 4,782
42 Francis 0.443 4,732
43 Jerry 0.409 4,372
44 Daniel 0.407 4,352
45 Marvin 0.407 4,349
46 Anthony 0.402 4,300
47 Ernest 0.402 4,295
48 Leonard 0.400 4,275
49 Stanley 0.393 4,199
50 Alfred 0.369 3,948
51 Melvin 0.346 3,701
52 Leroy 0.341 3,646
53 Roger 0.339 3,623
54 Bernard 0.329 3,515
55 Michael 0.327 3,493
56 Samuel 0.316 3,375
57 Bill 0.301 3,220
58 Wayne 0.300 3,212
59 Don 0.297 3,174
60 Ray 0.296 3,160
61 Peter 0.292 3,118
62 Dale 0.281 3,008
63 Russell 0.275 2,943
64 Gene 0.259 2,768
65 Andrew 0.254 2,713
66 Leo 0.253 2,706
67 Lloyd 0.253 2,702
68 Floyd 0.253 2,701
69 Edwin 0.252 2,698
70 Theodore 0.249 2,667
71 Philip 0.248 2,651
72 Glenn 0.245 2,622
73 Frederick 0.231 2,466
74 Vernon 0.230 2,464
75 Clifford 0.229 2,450
76 Gordon 0.224 2,397
77 Clyde 0.218 2,330
78 Bob 0.217 2,318
79 Allen 0.216 2,306
80 Alvin 0.215 2,300
81 Jimmie 0.214 2,290
82 Elmer 0.212 2,266
83 Herman 0.212 2,261
84 Leon 0.210 2,244
85 Douglas 0.206 2,201
86 Vincent 0.202 2,157
87 Lewis 0.202 2,155
88 Larry 0.200 2,143
89 Jimmy 0.199 2,128
90 Lee 0.198 2,121
91 Martin 0.197 2,102
92 Gilbert 0.186 1,992
93 Harvey 0.184 1,972
94 Charlie 0.184 1,969
95 Eddie 0.183 1,955
96 Lester 0.179 1,916
97 Jesse 0.177 1,895
98 Arnold 0.172 1,835
99 Warren 0.171 1,833
100 Milton 0.171 1,831
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.465 60,294
2 Betty 3.271 36,095
3 Dorothy 2.403 26,514
4 Barbara 1.975 21,796
5 Joan 1.732 19,108
6 Helen 1.600 17,653
7 Margaret 1.570 17,327
8 Patricia 1.493 16,469
9 Shirley 1.305 14,403
10 Doris 1.234 13,615
11 Ruth 1.190 13,127
12 Virginia 1.077 11,880
13 Jean 0.998 11,009
14 Dolores 0.979 10,798
15 Joyce 0.958 10,571
16 Elizabeth 0.933 10,290
17 Nancy 0.909 10,031
18 Frances 0.881 9,716
19 Marilyn 0.876 9,662
20 Lois 0.847 9,348
21 Alice 0.798 8,810
22 Norma 0.794 8,757
23 Gloria 0.774 8,545
24 Evelyn 0.770 8,491
25 Anna 0.764 8,428
26 Mildred 0.740 8,166
27 Marie 0.684 7,542
28 Martha 0.678 7,479
29 Phyllis 0.654 7,211
30 Rose 0.623 6,874
31 Beverly 0.615 6,787
32 Donna 0.598 6,594
33 Louise 0.534 5,892
34 Marjorie 0.533 5,882
35 Ann 0.531 5,854
36 Catherine 0.511 5,643
37 Irene 0.509 5,614
38 Geraldine 0.490 5,410
39 Ruby 0.483 5,333
40 Eleanor 0.477 5,260
41 Annie 0.462 5,095
42 Peggy 0.460 5,076
43 Florence 0.454 5,008
44 June 0.453 5,000
45 Janet 0.448 4,945
46 Carol 0.443 4,891
47 Lillian 0.435 4,803
48 Rita 0.418 4,613
49 Lorraine 0.415 4,584
50 Jane 0.411 4,534
51 Josephine 0.407 4,496
52 Edna 0.405 4,464
53 Thelma 0.402 4,439
54 Wanda 0.399 4,397
55 Gladys 0.394 4,345
56 Pauline 0.380 4,190
57 Juanita 0.374 4,131
58 Delores 0.367 4,048
59 Theresa 0.365 4,032
60 Carolyn 0.363 4,008
61 Clara 0.354 3,902
62 Lucille 0.349 3,856
63 Bernice 0.346 3,821
64 Audrey 0.343 3,788
65 Edith 0.342 3,771
66 Marion 0.341 3,766
67 Ethel 0.341 3,761
68 Joanne 0.340 3,755
69 Wilma 0.339 3,741
70 Grace 0.336 3,712
71 Sarah 0.329 3,632
72 Elaine 0.328 3,621
73 Bonnie 0.322 3,548
74 Hazel 0.318 3,504
75 Charlotte 0.308 3,400
76 Emma 0.300 3,305
77 Arlene 0.291 3,215
78 Jacqueline 0.284 3,136
79 Esther 0.275 3,031
80 Anne 0.270 2,977
81 Billie 0.265 2,919
82 Vivian 0.262 2,895
83 Patsy 0.260 2,869
84 Marian 0.259 2,860
85 Beatrice 0.257 2,840
86 Elsie 0.254 2,804
87 Kathleen 0.254 2,798
88 Rosemary 0.246 2,718
89 Laura 0.242 2,668
90 Joann 0.241 2,654
91 Katherine 0.238 2,624
92 Julia 0.238 2,621
93 Eva 0.235 2,593
93 Willie 0.235 2,593
95 Marlene 0.234 2,585
96 Loretta 0.233 2,574
97 Sally 0.231 2,554
98 Jeanne 0.229 2,524
99 Ellen 0.222 2,451
100 Ida 0.219 2,414