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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 -4,592 1 John 8,769 8.098 -26 350
2 Anna 2,698 2.729 -52 1,447 2 William 8,524 7.872 -1 5,992
3 Emma 2,034 2.058 2 16,654 3 James 5,441 5.025 -1 8,084
4 Elizabeth 1,852 1.873 -9 6,661 4 George 4,664 4.307 -123 -1,605
5 Margaret 1,658 1.677 -122 654 5 Charles 4,636 4.281 -47 1,968
6 Minnie 1,653 1.672 -2,613 -1,587 6 Frank 2,834 2.617 -386 -2,031
7 Ida 1,439 1.456 -1,214 -1,249 7 Joseph 2,456 2.268 -16 7,099
8 Annie 1,326 1.341 -300 -246 8 Henry 2,339 2.160 -8 8,310
9 Bertha 1,324 1.339 -4,750 -1,296 9 Thomas 2,282 2.107 -40 4,497
10 Alice 1,308 1.323 -61 2,335 10 Edward 2,177 2.010 -159 91
11 Clara 1,242 1.256 -92 1,635 11 Robert 2,140 1.976 -60 3,000
12 Sarah 1,226 1.240 -55 2,508 12 Harry 2,002 1.849 -608 -1,575
13 Ella 1,148 1.161 -2 6,907 13 Walter 1,670 1.542 -258 -367
14 Nellie 1,096 1.109 -1,057 -860 14 Arthur 1,575 1.455 -216 67
15 Grace 1,089 1.102 -9 5,635 15 Fred 1,418 1.310 -1,635 -1,321
16 Florence 1,046 1.058 -955 -777 16 Albert 1,319 1.218 -436 -662
17 Martha 1,044 1.056 -780 -703 17 Samuel 919 0.849 -4 8,815
18 Cora 969 0.980 -55 2,605 18 David 750 0.693 -4 8,947
19 Laura 962 0.973 -321 -27 19 Louis 746 0.689 -244 622
20 Carrie 958 0.969 -1,748 -843 20 Charlie 668 0.617 -198 1,048
21 Maude 923 0.934 -5,204 -898 21 Clarence 668 0.617 -1,095 -496
22 Bessie 903 0.913 -10,603 -894 22 Richard 641 0.592 -166 1,478
23 Mabel 893 0.903 -413 -171 23 Joe 639 0.590 -672 -294
24 Gertrude 791 0.800 -5,462 -768 24 Andrew 588 0.543 -19 6,646
25 Ethel 788 0.797 -4,331 -756 25 Ernest 571 0.527 -953 -361
26 Jennie 784 0.793 -3,418 -739 26 Will 550 0.508 -866 -308
27 Edith 778 0.787 -491 -179 27 Jesse 536 0.495 -158 1,590
28 Hattie 775 0.784 -467 -151 28 Oscar 530 0.489 -178 1,415
29 Mattie 754 0.763 -1,028 -514 29 Daniel 527 0.487 14 10,646
30 Julia 737 0.746 -63 2,252 30 Willie 498 0.460 -904 -274
31 Rose 734 0.743 -92 1,698 31 Benjamin 481 0.444 25 12,900
32 Lillian 723 0.731 -2 4,811 32 Sam 481 0.444 -571 -30
33 Lillie 678 0.686 -635 -239 33 Alfred 466 0.430 -839 -217
34 Eva 661 0.669 -41 2,881 34 Roy 440 0.406 -508 74
35 Jessie 661 0.669 -621 -214 35 Lewis 439 0.405 -511 67
36 Lula 655 0.663 -1,824 -547 36 Frederick 433 0.400 -460 142
37 Myrtle 643 0.650 OLD -643 37 Peter 428 0.395 -174 1,384
38 Pearl 641 0.648 -609 -186 38 Elmer 388 0.358 -1,221 -243
39 Edna 637 0.644 -1,698 -520 39 Jacob 381 0.352 26 11,389
40 Catherine 635 0.642 -164 863 40 Herbert 369 0.341 -1,987 -298
41 Ada 628 0.635 -210 660 41 Carl 359 0.332 -659 -17
42 Louise 617 0.624 -758 -278 42 Howard 359 0.332 -926 -146
43 Helen 612 0.619 -370 133 43 Tom 349 0.322 -2,087 -283
44 Lucy 611 0.618 -7 3,743 44 Lee 342 0.316 -645 8
45 Frances 586 0.593 -400 129 45 Ralph 329 0.304 -906 -112
46 Dora 585 0.592 -2,385 -512 46 Martin 327 0.302 -226 959
47 Fannie 565 0.572 -2,856 -508 47 Jim 323 0.298 -2,950 -284
48 Josephine 563 0.570 -43 2,460 48 Earl 314 0.290 -1,616 -219
49 Daisy 562 0.569 -120 1,140 49 Eugene 314 0.290 -813 -62
50 Lena 555 0.561 -251 539 50 Bert 312 0.288 -7,074 -301

 

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.