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

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** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

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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 0 -146 1 John 8,769 8.098 0 -886
2 Anna 2,698 2.729 0 94 2 William 8,524 7.872 0 -1,008
3 Emma 2,034 2.058 0 31 3 James 5,441 5.025 0 -486
4 Elizabeth 1,852 1.873 0 -87 4 George 4,664 4.307 1 -462
5 Margaret 1,658 1.677 1 80 5 Charles 4,636 4.281 -1 -712
6 Minnie 1,653 1.672 -1 -93 6 Frank 2,834 2.617 0 -408
7 Ida 1,439 1.456 0 -33 7 Joseph 2,456 2.268 0 -176
8 Annie 1,326 1.341 3 68 8 Henry 2,339 2.160 1 -105
9 Bertha 1,324 1.339 0 4 9 Thomas 2,282 2.107 -1 -252
10 Alice 1,308 1.323 -2 -106 10 Edward 2,177 2.010 1 -187
11 Clara 1,242 1.256 1 16 11 Robert 2,140 1.976 -1 -275
12 Sarah 1,226 1.240 -2 -62 12 Harry 2,002 1.849 0 -150
13 Ella 1,148 1.161 0 -8 13 Walter 1,670 1.542 0 -85
14 Nellie 1,096 1.109 4 101 14 Arthur 1,575 1.455 0 -24
15 Grace 1,089 1.102 4 107 15 Fred 1,418 1.310 0 -151
16 Florence 1,046 1.058 -2 -17 16 Albert 1,319 1.218 0 -174
17 Martha 1,044 1.056 -1 4 17 Samuel 919 0.849 0 -105
18 Cora 969 0.980 -3 -76 18 David 750 0.693 0 -119
19 Laura 962 0.973 -2 -50 19 Louis 746 0.689 0 -82
20 Carrie 958 0.969 0 9 20 Charlie 668 0.617 1 -62
21 Maude 923 0.934 0 64 21 Clarence 668 0.617 1 -62
22 Bessie 903 0.913 1 107 22 Richard 641 0.592 1 -87
23 Mabel 893 0.903 -1 85 23 Joe 639 0.590 -3 -92
24 Gertrude 791 0.800 1 4 24 Andrew 588 0.543 0 -56
25 Ethel 788 0.797 13 155 25 Ernest 571 0.527 1 -44
26 Jennie 784 0.793 -2 -9 26 Will 550 0.508 1 -38
27 Edith 778 0.787 1 10 27 Jesse 536 0.495 1 -33
28 Hattie 775 0.784 -1 6 28 Oscar 530 0.489 1 -14
29 Mattie 754 0.763 0 50 29 Daniel 527 0.487 -4 -116
30 Julia 737 0.746 -4 -46 30 Willie 498 0.460 4 22
31 Rose 734 0.743 -1 34 31 Benjamin 481 0.444 1 -9
32 Lillian 723 0.731 0 51 32 Sam 481 0.444 4 24
33 Lillie 678 0.686 1 31 33 Alfred 466 0.430 2 -3
34 Eva 661 0.669 7 47 34 Roy 440 0.406 3 0
35 Jessie 661 0.669 1 26 35 Lewis 439 0.405 -5 -78
36 Lula 655 0.663 3 34 36 Frederick 433 0.400 -3 -50
37 Myrtle 643 0.650 3 28 37 Peter 428 0.395 -6 -68
38 Pearl 641 0.648 9 72 38 Elmer 388 0.358 3 15
39 Edna 637 0.644 6 49 39 Jacob 381 0.352 0 -23
40 Catherine 635 0.642 -9 -53 40 Herbert 369 0.341 -2 -55
41 Ada 628 0.635 -8 -24 41 Carl 359 0.332 1 -13
42 Louise 617 0.624 -5 -18 42 Howard 359 0.332 2 2
43 Helen 612 0.619 -8 -24 43 Tom 349 0.322 -3 -50
44 Lucy 611 0.618 0 21 44 Lee 342 0.316 -1 -19
45 Frances 586 0.593 -3 -19 45 Ralph 329 0.304 9 12
46 Dora 585 0.592 5 61 46 Martin 327 0.302 -1 -30
47 Fannie 565 0.572 2 5 47 Jim 323 0.298 2 -22
48 Josephine 563 0.570 2 19 48 Earl 314 0.290 4 -21
49 Daisy 562 0.569 -1 -2 49 Eugene 314 0.290 4 -14
50 Lena 555 0.561 -7 -48 50 Bert 312 0.288 -3 -36

 

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.