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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1930s

Here are the most popular names of the 1930s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Robert
 
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
2 James
 
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
3 John
 
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
4 William
 
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
5 Richard
 
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
6 Charles
 
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
7 Donald
 
Celtic: Dark stranger; Scottish: Great chief. Donald…
8 George
 
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
9 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
10 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
11 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
12 Edward
 
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
13 Ronald
 
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
14 Paul
 
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
15 Kenneth
 
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
16 Frank
 
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
17 Raymond
 
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
18 Jack
 
English: God has been gracious, has shown favor. Bas…
19 Harold
 
English: Army commander
20 Billy
 
English: Nickname for William (resolute protector) o…
21 Gerald
 
German: Rules by the spear; English: Rules by the spear
22 Walter
 
German: Powerful ruler
23 Jerry
 
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
24 Joe
 
English: Abbreviation of Joseph.
25 Eugene
 

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