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Popular President Names for Babies

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First Names of Presidents
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George, Thomas, Theodore, and Abraham are all currently popular baby names.

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There are several first names bore by more than one president. The most popular first names of presidents include (in order of popularity):

  • 6 presidents named James: Buchanan, Carter, Garfield, Madison, Monroe, Polk
  • 4 presidents named John: 2 Adams (father and son), Kennedy, Tyler
  • 4 presidents named William: Clinton, Harrison, McKinley, Taft
  • 3 presidents names George: 2 Bushes (father and son), Washington
  • 2 presidents named Andrew: Jackson and Johnson
  • 2 presidents named Franklin: Pierce and Roosevelt

Incidentally, all but Franklin appear on the Top 100 Baby Names of the Century, though the name Frank claimed a spot.

Now perhaps you are wondering how popular the first names of presidents are today. Here's a listing of presidential first names followed by their recent rank (2011 Data). If a name does not appear, that means it did not make it in the top 1000 baby name.

  • William 3
  • Andrew 16
  • James 17
  • Benjamin 19
  • Zachary 24
  • John 27
  • Thomas 63
  • Richard 127
  • George 165
  • Abraham 192
  • Calvin 209
  • Theodore 231
  • Martin 262
  • Ronald 341
  • Warren 501
  • Franklin 504
  • Gerald 627
  • Harry 709

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