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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1881

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1881 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 6,919 6.999 0 -146 30 Willie 498 0.460 4 22
2 Anna 2,698 2.729 0 94 31 Benjamin 481 0.444 1 -9
3 Emma 2,034 2.058 0 31 32 Sam 481 0.444 4 24
4 Elizabeth 1,852 1.873 0 -87 33 Alfred 466 0.430 2 -3
5 Margaret 1,658 1.677 1 80 34 Roy 440 0.406 3 0
6 Minnie 1,653 1.672 -1 -93 35 Lewis 439 0.405 -5 -78
7 Ida 1,439 1.456 0 -33 36 Frederick 433 0.400 -3 -50
8 Annie 1,326 1.341 3 68 37 Peter 428 0.395 -6 -68
9 Bertha 1,324 1.339 0 4 38 Elmer 388 0.358 3 15
10 Alice 1,308 1.323 -2 -106 39 Jacob 381 0.352 0 -23
11 Clara 1,242 1.256 1 16 40 Herbert 369 0.341 -2 -55
12 Sarah 1,226 1.240 -2 -62 41 Carl 359 0.332 1 -13
13 Ella 1,148 1.161 0 -8 42 Howard 359 0.332 2 2
14 Nellie 1,096 1.109 4 101 43 Tom 349 0.322 -3 -50
15 Grace 1,089 1.102 4 107 44 Lee 342 0.316 -1 -19
16 Florence 1,046 1.058 -2 -17 45 Ralph 329 0.304 9 12
17 Martha 1,044 1.056 -1 4 46 Martin 327 0.302 -1 -30
18 Cora 969 0.980 -3 -76 47 Jim 323 0.298 2 -22
19 Laura 962 0.973 -2 -50 48 Earl 314 0.290 4 -21
20 Carrie 958 0.969 0 9 49 Eugene 314 0.290 4 -14
21 Maude 923 0.934 0 65 50 Bert 312 0.288 -3 -36
22 Bessie 903 0.913 1 107 51 Edgar 312 0.288 10 29
23 Mabel 893 0.903 -1 85 52 Herman 304 0.281 -4 -43
24 Gertrude 791 0.800 1 4 53 Claude 302 0.279 3 -7
25 Ethel 788 0.797 13 155 54 Michael 298 0.275 -8 -56
26 Jennie 784 0.793 -2 -9 55 Paul 291 0.269 5 -10
27 Edith 778 0.787 1 10 56 Ben 289 0.267 2 -16
28 Hattie 775 0.784 -1 6 57 Ira 286 0.264 9 37
29 Mattie 754 0.763 0 50 58 Harvey 282 0.260 -7 -62
30 Julia 737 0.746 -4 -46 59 Chester 274 0.253 26 106
31 Rose 734 0.743 -1 34 60 Edwin 274 0.253 -3 -35
32 Lillian 723 0.731 0 51 61 Ed 272 0.251 -6 -38
33 Lillie 678 0.686 1 31 62 Charley 266 0.246 -3 -39
34 Eva 661 0.669 7 47 63 Francis 259 0.239 -13 -85
35 Jessie 661 0.669 1 26 64 Isaac 258 0.238 -2 -16
36 Lula 655 0.663 3 34 65 Luther 249 0.230 -1 -11
37 Myrtle 643 0.650 3 28 66 Lawrence 244 0.225 -1 -13
38 Pearl 641 0.648 9 72 67 Oliver 238 0.220 2 4
39 Edna 637 0.644 6 49 68 Clyde 232 0.214 4 11
40 Catherine 635 0.642 -9 -53 69 Otto 221 0.204 -6 -50
41 Ada 628 0.635 -8 -24 70 Hugh 219 0.202 1 -5
42 Louise 617 0.624 -5 -18 71 Alexander 209 0.193 2 -2
43 Helen 612 0.619 -8 -24 72 Leonard 206 0.190 6 6
44 Lucy 611 0.618 0 21 73 Jack 197 0.182 4 -7
45 Frances 586 0.593 -3 -19 74 Raymond 195 0.180 13 30
46 Dora 585 0.592 5 61 75 Patrick 188 0.174 -8 -60
47 Fannie 565 0.572 2 5 76 Guy 186 0.172 -8 -53
48 Josephine 563 0.570 2 19 77 Homer 181 0.167 -1 -24
49 Daisy 562 0.569 -1 -2 78 Floyd 178 0.164 -3 -28
50 Lena 555 0.561 -7 -48 79 Theodore 178 0.164 -9 -54

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.