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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1881

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1881 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 6,919 6.999 -125 -4,538 1 John 8,769 8.098 -26 665
2 Anna 2,698 2.729 -51 1,822 2 William 8,524 7.872 -1 6,380
3 Emma 2,034 2.058 2 17,704 3 James 5,441 5.025 -1 8,791
4 Elizabeth 1,852 1.873 -9 7,063 4 George 4,664 4.307 -120 -1,513
5 Margaret 1,658 1.677 -127 584 5 Charles 4,636 4.281 -44 2,494
6 Minnie 1,653 1.672 -2,604 -1,586 6 Frank 2,834 2.617 -367 -1,953
7 Ida 1,439 1.456 -1,303 -1,262 7 Joseph 2,456 2.268 -12 7,904
8 Annie 1,326 1.341 -289 -239 8 Henry 2,339 2.160 -10 8,067
9 Bertha 1,324 1.339 -4,801 -1,296 9 Thomas 2,282 2.107 -39 4,849
10 Alice 1,308 1.323 -60 2,496 10 Edward 2,177 2.010 -159 132
11 Clara 1,242 1.256 -85 1,780 11 Robert 2,140 1.976 -54 3,367
12 Sarah 1,226 1.240 -50 2,760 12 Harry 2,002 1.849 -637 -1,605
13 Ella 1,148 1.161 -3 6,866 13 Walter 1,670 1.542 -252 -317
14 Nellie 1,096 1.109 -1,223 -904 14 Arthur 1,575 1.455 -230 -72
15 Grace 1,089 1.102 -6 5,902 15 Fred 1,418 1.310 -1,544 -1,314
16 Florence 1,046 1.058 -964 -782 16 Albert 1,319 1.218 -414 -605
17 Martha 1,044 1.056 -733 -674 17 Samuel 919 0.849 -4 9,404
18 Cora 969 0.980 -65 2,453 18 David 750 0.693 -5 9,374
19 Laura 962 0.973 -321 -23 19 Louis 746 0.689 -258 544
20 Carrie 958 0.969 -1,645 -830 20 Charlie 668 0.617 -194 1,108
21 Maude 923 0.934 -6,933 -906 21 Clarence 668 0.617 -1,180 -515
22 Bessie 903 0.913 -8,801 -891 22 Richard 641 0.592 -153 1,628
23 Mabel 893 0.903 -428 -197 23 Joe 639 0.590 -661 -277
24 Gertrude 791 0.800 -5,042 -765 24 Andrew 588 0.543 -16 7,627
25 Ethel 788 0.797 -4,808 -760 25 Ernest 571 0.527 -942 -358
26 Jennie 784 0.793 -3,215 -735 26 Will 550 0.508 -870 -313
27 Edith 778 0.787 -449 -129 27 Jesse 536 0.495 -159 1,538
28 Hattie 775 0.784 -452 -132 28 Oscar 530 0.489 -164 1,510
29 Mattie 754 0.763 -1,037 -516 29 Daniel 527 0.487 14 11,113
30 Julia 737 0.746 -63 2,374 30 Willie 498 0.460 -774 -217
31 Rose 734 0.743 -110 1,325 31 Benjamin 481 0.444 25 13,252
32 Lillian 723 0.731 5 5,409 32 Sam 481 0.444 -508 37
33 Lillie 678 0.686 -633 -240 33 Alfred 466 0.430 -828 -216
34 Eva 661 0.669 -39 2,953 34 Roy 440 0.406 -503 82
35 Jessie 661 0.669 -622 -211 35 Lewis 439 0.405 -506 76
36 Lula 655 0.663 -1,776 -541 36 Frederick 433 0.400 -458 147
37 Myrtle 643 0.650 OLD -643 37 Peter 428 0.395 -176 1,349
38 Pearl 641 0.648 -614 -188 38 Elmer 388 0.358 -1,190 -240
39 Edna 637 0.644 -2,464 -566 39 Jacob 381 0.352 29 12,725
40 Catherine 635 0.642 -158 938 40 Herbert 369 0.341 -1,840 -292
41 Ada 628 0.635 -280 381 41 Carl 359 0.332 -586 52
42 Louise 617 0.624 -763 -281 42 Howard 359 0.332 -957 -158
43 Helen 612 0.619 -375 146 43 Tom 349 0.322 -1,723 -262
44 Lucy 611 0.618 -8 3,953 44 Lee 342 0.316 -636 22
45 Frances 586 0.593 -393 137 45 Ralph 329 0.304 -1,026 -145
46 Dora 585 0.592 -1,948 -487 46 Martin 327 0.302 -235 949
47 Fannie 565 0.572 -3,384 -520 47 Jim 323 0.298 -3,087 -286
48 Josephine 563 0.570 -59 2,228 48 Earl 314 0.290 -1,442 -203
49 Daisy 562 0.569 -121 1,224 49 Eugene 314 0.290 -765 -40
50 Lena 555 0.561 -254 517 50 Bert 312 0.288 -7,536 -302

 

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.