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Presidential Names

The most frequent name for American presidents is James. Six of forty-three commander-in-chiefs have been named James. Next most common are John and William with four each. Three of our presidents have been named George, making it the fourth most popular presidential name. The rest are a wide variety of the common (Zachary Taylor, Harry Truman) and the unusual (Rutherford B. Hayes, Lyndon Johnson, Millard Fillmore).

James

James Madison - 4th
James Monroe - 5th
James Knox Polk - 11th
James Buchanan - 15th
James A. Garfield - 20th
James (Jimmy) Carter - 39th


John

John Adams - 2nd
John Quincy Adams - 6th
John Tyler - 10th
John F. Kennedy - 35th


William

William Henry Harrison - 9th
William McKinley - 25th
William Howard Taft - 27th
William (Bill) Clinton - 42nd


George

George Washington - 1st
George Bush - 41st
George W. Bush - 43rd


Andrew

Andrew Jackson - 7th
Andrew Johnson - 17th


Franklin

Franklin Pierce - 14th
Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd


Abraham

Abraham Lincoln - 16th


Benjamin

Benjamin Harrison - 23rd


Calvin

Calvin Coolidge - 30th


Chester

Chester A. Arthur - 21st


Dwight

Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th


Gerald

Gerald Ford - 38th


Grover

Grover Cleveland - 22nd, 24th


Harry

Harry S. Truman - 33rd


Herbert

Herbert Hoover - 31st


Lyndon

Lyndon B. Johnson - 36th


Martin

Martin Van Buren - 8th


Millard

Millard Fillmore - 13th


Richard

Richard Nixon - 37th


Ronald

Ronald Reagan - 40th


Rutherford

Rutherford B. Hayes - 19th


Theodore

Theodore Roosvelt - 26th


Thomas

Thomas Jefferson - 3rd


Warren

Warren Harding - 29th


Woodrow

Woodrow Wilson - 28th


Ulysses

Ulysses S. Grant - 18th


Zachary

Zachary Taylor - 12th
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